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Charges filed after woman's body found near Fellows Lake

Joseph Ehlers, 35, was charged Thursday with abandonment of a corpse in connection with the death of 21-year-old Elisa Ferguson.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-10-19 15:29:00

Deputies find hundreds of marijuana plants on Greene County property

A tip about suspicious activity led to the bust, which took place in a rural area north of Ash Grove, the sheriff's office said

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-10-19 14:53:00

Springfield woman who killed husband with crowbar gets 7 years in plea deal. Here's why.

Jeanette Riddle, 47, was originally charged with second-degree murder after police say she fatally struck her husband with a crowbar, then slit her own wrists.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-10-19 21:11:00

Former elementary school principal convicted of sex offense

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. - On Thursday, Ray Alfred Golden, 81, of Baxter Springs was found guilty of attempted indecent solicitation of a child in Cherokee County District Court. Golden entered a plea of guilty in lieu of proceeding to trial, but maintained his innocence to the court.

FOURSTATESHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-10-19 14:18:17

Reeds Springs, Mo. father receives sentence in death of infant son

REEDS SPRING, Mo. --A judge sentenced a Reeds Spring, Mo. father to jail time for the death of his 13-month-old son.

KYTV - 2018-10-19 16:28:00

Fourth victim identified, more charges filed in Joplin man's alleged abuse of boys

Matthew D. Galati, 29, waived a preliminary hearing Thursday in Jasper County Circuit Court and was ordered bound over for trial on eight counts of statutory sodomy. Associate Judge Joe Hensley set the defendant's initial appearance in a trial division of the court for Nov. 19.

JOPLIN GLOBE - 2018-10-19 03:07:18

SCOREBOARD, LIVE UPDATES: With last-second field goal, Cassville wins conference title, ends Lamar's winning streak

Cassville High School ended a historic state run: With a win over Lamar, the Wildcats delivered the team's first loss in 57 games, and claimed the Big 8 West title.

JOPLIN GLOBE - 2018-10-19 20:29:00

Pyramid Foods announces the closing of a Springfield Price Cutter store

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Edited News Release) --Pyramid Foods announced Thursday it will close a Price Cutter store in north Springfield.The store is located at 1901 East Division. It will officially close October 30. Pyramid Foods tells KY3 News it will relocate its employees to other locations across Spr

KSPR.COM - 2018-10-18 15:57:00

Joplin woman pleads guilty to exploitation of elderly man

Candace C. Linthicum, 33, entered an open plea of guilty Thursday in Newton County Circuit Court to a felony count of financial exploitation of an elderly person. Circuit Judge Tim Perigo set a sentencing hearing for Linthicum on Nov. 21. The Class B felony count carries a punishment range of five t

JOPLIN GLOBE - 2018-10-20 01:55:11

Cassville snaps Lamar's winning streak, claims Big 8 West title

CASSVILLE, Mo. — The McDonald's restaurant in Cassville was already quite noisy Friday night. When sophomore Drake Reese walked in, cheers broke out.

JOPLIN GLOBE - 2018-10-20 03:05:00

Prep Roundup: Helm's HR lifts Mustangs past Monett

Monett (16-16), the defending state champion, trailed 12-1 after three innings, but the Cubs plated five runs in both the fourth and sixth innings and three in the seventh to take a 14-13 lead. Singles by Kaesha George, Maddi Coones and Kelli McCallister produced the first run of the inning, and Kas


Stone County man charged with human trafficking

Kaleb Jon Clark Billings, 18, is in the Stone County jail after, deputies say, he tried to sell his girlfriend for sex on social media."The suspect Mr. Billings, who is in custody now, was trying to sell his girlfriend over an app on social media," Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said.Detectives say

KYTV - 2018-10-18 16:16:00

Aurora man receives probation for hitting ex-wife with truck

Michael F. O'Bryan, 59, pleaded guilty May 9 in Lawrence County Circuit Court to first-degree domestic assault in a plea deal dismissing a related count of armed criminal action.

JOPLIN GLOBE - 2018-10-18 13:23:14

Two arrested after being discovered in vacant home near Columbus

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FOURSTATESHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-10-18 15:02:54

Man drowns in Lake of the Ozarks after falling out of boat

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (AP) —Authorities say a man has drowned after falling out of a fishing boat in the Lake of the Ozarks.The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as 78-year-old Ronald Miller, of Fenton. The patrol says he was in the boat with another 78-year-old man when he fell out Wed

KSPR.COM - 2018-10-18 09:32:00

What you need to know before heading to Maple Leaf festivities

CARTHAGE, Mo. — With as many as 80,000 people from across Southwest Missouri traveling to Carthage this weekend to attend the 52nd annual Maple Leaf Festival parade, officials say visitors should plan ahead to have the best experience.

JOPLIN GLOBE - 2018-10-18 20:28:00

Infant death case bound over to circuit court

A Crane woman accused of killing her infant son last year has seen her case bound over to circuit court.Dakota Cheyenne Moore, 19, is accused of causing her son’s death Sept. 12, 2017. When Stone County deputies arrived at the home on Maud Street in Crane, according to a probable cause statement, th


Arkansas bridge closed after video shows it sag beneath bus

BEAVER, Ark. (AP) —A northwest Arkansas bridge is closed after video surfaced on social media showing it sag as a bus crossed it.Arkansas Department of Transportation spokesman Danny Straessle said Wednesday that the bridge crossing the White River in Beaver is closed until further notice after witn


Construction worker injured after struck by driver near Branson, Mo.

NEAR BRANSON, Mo. --A road construction worker suffered serious injuries after he was hit on the job near Branson.Officers responded to the pedestrian crash at East Highway 76 and Indian Ridge. The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. Investigators have not released the name of the victim.Emergency c


Flames shoot out of house in central Springfield

Emergency personnel responded to a house fire at the corner of Nichols Street and Douglas Avenue just after 1 p.m. Wednesday.A News-Leader photographer on scene witnessed flames shooting from the windows of the house as firefighters attempted to put out the blaze.After 1:30 p.m., it appeared the fir