Breaking News from Farmington MO

Find the latest Farmington MO News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

CBD: Legality of substance is confusing

A recent raid at the Peace of Mind store in Park Hills has left many businesses, customers and community members questioning what Cannabidiol or CBD actually is and if it is actually illegal.Many CBD products advertise that is legal in all 50 states, but what makes it legal or illegal to sell or pur

DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-08-12 10:00:00

This Week in the Parkland

Buy NowTuesdaySFC CommissionThe St. Francois County Commission meets in regular session at 10 a.m. on the third floor of the courthouse annex in Farmington. The meeting is open to the public.Desloge Chamber of CommerceThe Desloge Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly noon luncheon at the El Tapatio


Salmonella outbreak reported at Missouri hospital; 23 cases since Aug. 6

From Aug. 6-9, Perryville, Mo.-based Perry County Memorial Hospital hasreportedat least 23 cases ofSalmonella.


Perryville man sentenced to 35 years in prison for kidnapping, other charges

BENTON, Mo. -- A Perryville, Missouri, man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after being found guilty of felony kidnapping, burglary and weapons charges.Clint E. Arrington, 49, was sentenced Thursday by Judge David Dolan following a jury trial June 14 in Scott County, according to a news rele

SOUTHEAST MISSOURIAN - 2018-08-13 05:00:00

Woman charged after child found wandering streets

An area woman is facing felony charges after her child was found wandering the streets of Park Hills alone.Chelsea Barr, 27, of Park Hills, is being charged with two class D felonies of endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree.According to a probable cause statement, on June 16 a Park


Two charged after 4 children are found in windowless rooms barricaded by plywood in Farmington home

Daryl Justen Head, 38, and Laura Elizabeth Cheatham, 38, have both been charged with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child creating substantial risk and three counts of kidnapping.


Farmington woman had inmate uniforms made for kids, report says

Thirty-eight-year-olds Daryl Justen Head and Laura Elizabeth Cheatham face child endangerment and kidnapping charges. Police and state workers found four children inside windowless rooms blocked by plywood at the couple’s home in Farmington. The kids, who had been adopted by Cheatham and her estrang


Pound pups, cats hoping for loving homes

Female tabby cat is mom to two weaned kittens, very friendly, spayed and up to date on vaccinations.


Jump start on the next four years

“Our extended character committee got together one day and talked about all the things we needed to work on,” she said. “Our staff jumped right in and decided one of the biggest things, of course, is making every kid feel like they belong, how important that is and how hard it is to be new (students


Woman accused of keeping children in boxes ordered child-sized prison jumpsuits

LOCALWoman accused of keeping children in boxes ordered child-sized prison jumpsuitsPolice said Laura Cheatham, the woman arrested Tuesday in this case, was a former employee of the Missouri Department of Corrections and ordered four child-sized prison inmate uniforms.


Two adults charged with kidnapping, child endangerment in Farmington

FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Police responding to a call to a child abuse hotline at a home found four children apparently being kept behind plywood in makeshift rooms with no access to water or toilets, according to a county sheriff.St. Francois County sheriff's officers and investigators with the Missouri D


Last payment made on 911 center

With the final payment approved Wednesday for the $2.5 million construction/renovation of the Alan Wells 911 Communications Center in Park Hills, the president of the St. Francois County 911 Board of Directors and the center’s executive director say the future is looking great for continued excellen


Hornsey found guilty of 2015 assault of officer

The man charged with the 2015 vehicular assault of St. Francois Sheriff’s Deputy Paul Clark was found guilty of second-degree assault of a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action at the end of a two-day jury trial before Circuit Judge Wendy Wexler Horn.Donald Curtis Hornsey, 50, of Valles


Woman accused of child abuse in Farmington ordered prison uniforms for children

FARMINGTON, MO – The investigation into the Child Abuse case against Laura Cheatham and Daryl Head continues to unfold. Investigators Wednesday learned that in January of 2018, Laura Cheatham, a former employee of the Missouri Department of Corrections, placed an order with Prison Industries Clothin


More details emerge on child abuse arrests made Tuesday

More details are being released regarding the abuse of four Farmington children who were being held in deplorable conditions in a boarded-up room in the 100 block of Meadowbrook Road.St. Francois County Sheriff Dan Bullock said one suspect, 38-year-old Laura Cheatham, was employed by the Missouri De


One killed in crash near Fredericktown

A Patton man was killed in a crash on Highway 72 just outside Fredericktown on Tuesday afternoon.According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 2:40 p.m. Ronald G. Brooks, 54, was driving a 1997 Lincoln west on Highway 72 when the vehicle went off the left side of the roadway. The vehicle overtu


Police follow leads on stolen bell

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department has been following leads they have received on a historic bell that was stolen from in front of Valley School in Caledonia.Washington County Sheriff’s Lt. Chris Barton said they received a call about the bell on July 24, but he believes it may have been sto


Two adults arrested after being accused of keeping children locked in boxes in Missouri

FARMINGTON, Mo (NBC) -Two people in Missouri are accused of keeping four children locked in windowless plywood boxes.The children's mother, Laura Cheatham along with Daryl Head are charged with five counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and three counts of 2nd-degree Kidnapping.Police say the


SFCSD: Children found in boarded-up room

The rooms in which the children, between the ages of 5-12 years-old, were being held were described as “specially constructed” rooms with no windows or lighting. All four children consisting of three girls and one boy were placed in the care of Missouri Children’s Division.


Don't leave home without it...

It was bound to happen – sooner or later.I jumped back on my road bike this spring – inspired by my husband and his passion for cycling. Plus, it’s a great, healthy habit the two of us can enjoy together.While I’m nowhere near the cyclist he is, I’m working at getting stronger every day and love see