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Autopsy shows Sedalia woman died from multiple stab wounds

Local authorities have classified the Sunday death of a Sedalia woman as a homicide. The autopsy of Heather M. McClellan, 33, was completed Wednesday. Pettis County Coroner Skip Smith said his office and the Sedalia Police Department have identified her death as a homicide case. McClellan had multip

SEDALIA DEMOCRAT - 2018-01-18 22:50:00

Sedalia woman charged after being accused of supplying heroin

SEDALIA, Mo. - A Sedalia woman has been charged with multiple drug charges after she was accused of being a heroin distributor. According to the probable cause statement, officers were able to obtain a cellphone showing text conversations about Kenneth McGee and Tuesday Sparks distributing heroin i

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-01-18 18:19:24

Sedalia police arrest man after finding drugs, gun in SUV

SEDALIA, Mo. - Sedalia police arrested Zachary Smasal on Tuesday after officers performed a traffic stop on a SUV because it did not have a rear license plate. According to the probable cause statement, when officers approached the car they could smell marijuana. Smasal admitted to smoking some ear

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-01-18 18:36:49

Sedalia police identify persons of interest after apparent stabbing death

SEDALIA, Mo. - UPDATE 1/16: Sedalia Police say they have identified person(s) of interest and are following up on leads as they investigate the death of Heather McClellan. Police posted the update on their Facebook account Tuesday. They say an initial investigation indicates McCellan died of apparen


KC mother makes plea for help finding her son's killer; police offer reward

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City mother is pleading for someone to come forward with information about who killed her son late last year. Thursday, the police department announced it is offering a $5,000 reward for information about the death of John C. Jones. Police say the 34-year-old grandfather

KSHB.COM - 2018-01-18 18:26:07

Calls about gunshots in Northland neighborhood lead police to home where they found a man dead and another injured

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One person is dead after a shooting in the Northland late Wednesday night. It happened around 11 p.m. at a home near NE 39th and North Kensington. Several people called police and reported hearing gunshots in the area. When police arrived they found a man dead from a gunshot woun

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-01-18 12:17:41

Man sentenced for 2017 statutory sodomy

The following is a sampling of cases that were resolved Jan. 18 in the Pettis County Circuit Court. MatthewFischer, 28, of Sedalia, was sentenced to five years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for second-degree statutory sodomy. The Democrat previously reported Fischer was arrested in July

SEDALIA DEMOCRAT - 2018-01-18 22:30:00

Sedalia man charged with leaving scene of accident on US 65

The Saline County Prosecuting Attorney has charged Joseph Gardner Jr., 64, of Sedalia with leaving the scene of an accident after Gardner was involved in a crash Nov. 17. A probable cause statement indicates the officer of record responded to a non-injury crash on U.S. Highway 65 at Mount Olive Road

MARSHALL DEMOCRAT-NEWS - 2018-01-17 06:00:00


Parents are scrambling for day care as the Heritage Youth Development Center in Webb City prepares to close. The Joplin YMCA is selling the center to the Webb City School district for 700-thousand dollars. The YMCA will expand after-school services into three more Webb City schools. But the sale wil

KOAMTV - 2018-01-18 16:26:00

Two injured in area traffic accidents

A resident of Halfway suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle accident at 10:35 a.m. Thursday on Route H, 5 miles west of Pineville in McDonald County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Danny C. Hall, 55, was taken to Freeman Hospital West in Joplin. Hall was driving a westbound car

JOPLIN GLOBE - 2018-01-19 03:49:31


A local mom is calling an auto mechanic an angel for his gift to her son who lives with autism. The going rate for a 1999 Chrysler Sebring convertible in good condition is close to two-thousand dollars. That is, unless, you're the young man in Joplin who got an even better deal thanks to Kevin Is

KOAMTV - 2018-01-19 03:07:00

Blunt, McCaskill seek tornado shelter funding for three area school districts

Three southwest Missouri school districts seeking federal funding to build tornado "safe rooms" garnered support from top state officials Wednesday. U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill sent a joint letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. They offered support for Pre-Disaster Mitigat

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-01-18 15:49:16

Newtonia cemetery once again vandalized

The old Newtonia civil war cemetery has once again been vandalized. A caretaker found the destruction of property with stones overturned and broken last week. While the stones cannot be fixed, the groundskeepers are attempting to make them look as good as possible. The Newton County Sheriff's Offic

FOURSTATESHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-01-19 01:15:17

Travel advisory not expected to have big impact in Missouri this year

Rod Harsh, Route 66 Chamber of Commerce director, promotes the Mother Road while posing Thursday at Boots Court in Carthage. Missouri has been targeted by a guidebook publisher as a place travelers should skip. Harsh said he does not believe "Fodor's No List 2018" is popular with those who want to t

JOPLIN GLOBE - 2018-01-19 05:00:00

No bond for Jalen Vaden

There's still no bond allowed for the suspect in the death of Carl Junction girl, Jayda Kyle. A Jasper County judge has reset the next hearing for 22 year old Jalen Vaden to next month. He was originally scheduled for consideration of a bond - but the family of the victim was not in court. The stat

FOURSTATESHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-01-19 01:03:22

Joplin city council works to resolve panhandling

The Joplin city council is working to find a resolution to the panhandling issue found within the city. Panhandling is an issue that plagues cities all across the country. The Joplin city council says the subject is in dire need of addressing. "Of course there's laws across this great land of ours

FOURSTATESHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-01-19 04:34:18

Chicago man dies 4 years after suffering gunshot to head

CHICAGO (AP) - Authorities say a Chicago-area man died last fall from injuries suffered in a 2013 shooting on the city's West Side. The Chicago Tribune reports that the Cook County medical examiner determined 35-year-old Clarence Fuqua died Sept. 13 at an Evanston hospital from complications from a

LAREDO MORNING TIMES - 2018-01-18 16:06:49

2 killed in South Side shooting mark first shooting deaths in 7 days

Two men were killed early Thursday in a double shooting on the South Side, marking the first shooting deaths in seven days. The men were sitting in a vehicle around 2:50 a.m. in the 6600 block of South Evans Avenue in the West Woodlawn neighborhood when someone pulled up in a vehicle and fired shots

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2018-01-18 12:00:35

Citing police torture, judge orders convicted murderer freed

CHICAGO (AP) - A Cook County judge on Thursday cited alleged torture by Chicago police for freeing a man who spent 21 years in prison for two 1997 murders. Police allegedly used an industrial-strength paper-cutter to slice off the toes of Jaime Hauad's shoes and threatened to cut off the then 17-yea

TOWNHALL - 2018-01-18 23:43:09

15-year-old boy shot multiple times after answering front door of Lawndale home

A 15-year-old boy was shot when he answered the door to his Lawndale home Thursday evening, police said. About 6 p.m., the teen answered the door to his home in the 1200 block of South Homan and was met by a male armed with a gun, Chicago Police said. He then shot the boy in the back multiple times

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2018-01-19 01:37:00