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Missouri woman convicted of killing her abusive mom in bizarre case wants early release

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Missouri woman who conspired to kill her mother after being forced to pretend for years she was disabled wants her sentence shortened. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Gypsy Blanchard asked in an email released Tuesday for people to write letters urging Gov. Mike Parson


Freshmen Sweep Monett's House

The McDonald County freshman baseball team swept a doubleheader against Monett on April 11 at Monett High School. Bo Leach got the win in McDonald County's 14-10 win in the opener.


Judge sentences Monett, Mo. woman, Mexican national for meth trafficking

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (News Release) -- A judge sentenced a Monett, Mo., woman and a Mexican national in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.


Parents call for better anti-bullying efforts after Missouri boy’s attack caught on camera

WENTZVILLE, Mo. – Patrick Vining calls it “very disturbing.” A video that’s been shared on social media shows his son being repeatedly struck inside a classroom at Wentzville Middle School.


Missouri Congressional members react to Mueller report

A report has been released today about Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Trump’s campaign and Russia’s attempted interference in America’s 2016 election. Western Missouri Democratic Congressman Emanuel Cleaver tells Missourinet Congressional committees must review the report and continue t


Monett City Council to act on zoning, construction

Aviation consultation agreement, 911 contract action pending. The Monett City Council will act on a zoning change request and award a contract for construction of the new public works building during the monthly meeting slated for 9:30 a.m. on Friday at Monett City Hall.


Clarifying medical marijuana usage throughout Missouri

April 20, better known as 4-20 in certain circles, may pass without fanfare this year. The unofficial National Cannabis Holiday is not a day of celebration for Missourians yet. Amendment 2, the Medical Marijuana and Veteran Healthcare Services Initiative, which became law in 2018, will not result in


Missouri could be forced to sell a state park

OREGON COUNTY, Mo. (KOLR10) - The state of Missouri could be forced to sell a new state park that hasn't even opened yet. Eleven-Point State Park was created back in 2016. It's a nearly 4,200-acre park in Oregon County in southern Missouri.


Monett man killed in bike wreck

A Monett man died Thursday after a motorcycle wreck at 4:13 p.m. on Highway 97, two miles south of Yonkersville. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Gregory Klein, 54, of Monett, was riding a 1996 Honda Shadow southbound when his vehicle went off the right side of the roadway, impac


Missouri student caught passing out fake $100 bills at high school

NIXA, Mo. — Officials say a student was caught passing out fake $100 bills at a southwest Missouri high school. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Nixa Public Schools is cautioning the community to be extra cautious because not all of the bills that were handed at Tuesday were collected.


“Breakthrough” movie a Missouri story, but Missouri couldn’t compete to be a film site

The newly-released feature film, “Breakthrough,” premiered in St. Louis Wednesday. That’s good news for the Missouri family upon which the inspirational film is based, but the film industry and site developers in the Show-Me State wish the production had happened here instead of Manitoba, Canada.


Missouri farmer inducted into Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame

Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame 2019 inductee Gary Riedel says demand for soybean increased greatly since farmers approved checkoff dollars to fund research and promotion. Riedel served as head of Missouri Soybean Association in the early 1980s and was president of the American Soybean Association whe


Be bear aware! Missouri's black bears start coming out of their dens

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — An estimated 350 black bears call southern Missouri home, and as the spring season gets underway, these magnificent mammals leave their winter dens in search of food. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is reminding Missourians to be proactive and “Be Bear Aware.”


Storms Move Through the Ozarks, Downing Trees, Power Lines

Strong winds last night took down power lines as well as trees and limbs, mainly west of Springfield. "Our strongest winds that were reported, either by measurement or by estimation, were in southeast Kansas and...the Jasper County area where we had one report from one of the broadcast media in the


Stepfather takes plea deal on abuse charge

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. — A 29-year-old Aurora man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a reduced charge in a felony child abuse case and was assessed a suspended imposition of sentence and probation.


Judge sentences Aurora, Mo. man after plea in deadly officer-involved shooting

AURORA, Mo. -- An Aurora, Mo. man charged in a deadly officer-involved shooting case will spend ten years in prison after pleading guilty. Savannah Hill died in the officer-involved shooting in May of 2018 in the city limits of Aurora. Mason Farris faced a second-degree murder charge after police fa


Lawrence County Courthouse fire ruled accidental — not arson

Arson has been ruled out as the cause of a fire which broke out in the basement of the historic Lawrence County Courthouse on the Mt. Vernon town square Monday, April 1. “We have ruled out any suspicious causes,” said Brad DeLay, Lawrence County sheriff. “Several interviews were done by detectives a


Missouri man dies after thrown from motorcycle

JASPER COUNTY — One person died in an accident just after 3a.m. Tuesday in Jasper County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2001 Kawasaki Ninja driven by Adam D. Brinegar, 31, Carl Junction, was northbound on Interstate 49 one mile south of Carthage.


Wentworth ex-con sentenced to prison treatment program

An ex-convict from Wentworth is headed to a state prison system treatment program after pleading guilty Monday to a vehicle tampering charge in Jasper County Circuit Court. Circuit Judge David Mouton assessed Paul Bogle, 43, seven years for the crime, with the term to be served in the state's long-t


Infant dies after found in water in front yard of Gateway, Ark. home

GATEWAY, Ark. -- A toddler died at a Springfield hospital after being found in water outside of his home. Benton County, Ark. paramedics responded to the call for a possible drowning in the town of Gateway Monday afternoon. Parents of the 18-month-old boy found him in water in the front yard. Parame