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Kansas man facing drug trafficking charge in Missouri
NEVADA, Mo. — A Kansas man has been ordered to stand trial on drug trafficking charges in connection with an alleged seizure three months ago by the Vernon County Sheriff's Department of about a quarter-pound of methamphetamine.
Nevada man draws prison term for two assaults, theft
NEVADA, MO. — A Nevada man charged with felony assaults in both 2017 and 2018 took a plea deal this week that sends him to prison with concurrent four-year sentences. Steven A. Blansfield, 26, pleaded guilty in Vernon County Circuit Court to two reduced counts of third-degree assault and to a count
Blood drives planned around area this week
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold a number of blood drives to replenish a low stock of types O-negative and B-negative blood. People who donate between now and Jan. 6 will receive a shirt. Donations can be made at the following locations and times this week:
Sheldon's Lamb signs Letter of Intent
SHELDON, Mo. - Growing up, Sheldon senior Bryce Lamb didn't think he would have a chance to play high school football, much less college football. "I went into the board meeting. I gave my piece. Some of my friends went in there, and we got it."
Mount Vernon, Nevada earn wins at 4-States Challenge
WEBB CITY, Mo. — The Big 8 Conference earned the bragging rights over the Central Ozark Conference on Saturday afternoon at the 4-States Challenge. Both Mount Vernon and Nevada of the Big 8 secured confidence-building victories over COC opponents inside Webb City High School’s Cardinal Dome.
Gray places second in 'The Battle at the Katy Trail'
SEDALIA — The Diamond Wildcats placed 20th overall in the team standings at The Battle at the Katy Trail at the Mathewson Exhibition Center in Sedalia. Owen Gray led the Wildcats with a second place in the 220-pound division. Gray pinned Warsaw's Dragon Coke in 42 seconds, El Dorado Springs' Dylan G
Two Arrests Made for Attempting to Smuggle Contraband to Inmates
VERNON COUNTY, Mo. - Investigators made two separate arrests in the Vernon County Courthouse Thursday morning in what officials say was an attempt to smuggle items considered contraband to inmates who were being taken to court by Detention Officers.
Mt. Vernon high school students taking advantage of A+ program
At the Nov. 20 meeting of the Mt. Vernon Board of Education, a presentation was given on the importance and impact of the A+ program when it comes to Mt. Vernon students. From the Mt. Vernon class of 2018, there are currently 10 students attending Crowder and 24 students attending OTC that are benef
2 Missouri, 2 Colorado men indicted for $1.7 million marijuana conspiracy
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- Two Missouri men and two Colorado men have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute more than $1.7 million of marijuana.
A poacher in Missouri was sentenced to a year in jail for killing hundreds of deer, and the judge is making him watch 'Bambi' once a month
David Berry Jr. has been sentenced to a year in jail for illegally killing hundreds of deer. As a part of his sentence, he will have to watch the movie " Bambi" at least once a month while in jail.
Missouri to give away historic bridge for free, with catch
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Feral hogs are a menace in parts of Missouri, so federal officials are taking to the skies to combat the wild animal that can destroy multiple acres of farmland in a single feeding frenzy.
Where's the beef? Missouri man pleads guilty in $2.4 million cattle scam
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. • A southwest Missouri man turned out to be all hat and no cattle. Dwight Moody Cox, 57, of Ozark, pleaded guilty last week in federal court to a $2.4 million wire fraud scheme involving nonexistent cattle. He pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count and faces up to 20 years in prison.
A Missouri man has to watch a Disney movie as part of his court-ordered punishment—yes, really
It’s hard to imagine a scenario in which watching a Disney movie would be considered punishment. But one Missouri man is being required to watch Bambi once a month—as part of a court-ordered sentence. The Springfield News-Leader reports that David Berry Jr. was one of four members of a Southwest Mis
Roundup from the sky kills 103 feral hogs in Missouri
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Feral hogs are a menace in parts of Missouri, so federal officials are taking to the skies to combat the wild animal that can destroy multiple acres of farmland in a single feeding frenzy.
Missouri woman dies after head-on crash
GREENE COUNTY — One person died in an accident just before noon Sunday in Greene County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2004 Chevy Truck driven by William A. Dorlac, 39, Springfield, was eastbound on Interstate 44 inside the Strafford City limits.
Teen dies in St. Louis while waiting for new lungs
ST. LOUIS – A Kansas teen with cystic fibrosis has died in a Missouri hospital less than a week after Grammy Award winner Jason Mraz serenaded her as she waited for a second double-lung transplant.
Public record for Dec. 14
The following actions were taken last week in Polk County Circuit Court. Dollar amounts listed are for fines only; court costs are in addition to the fine. Amended charges were amended by the prosecutor.
Missouri man must watch ‘Bambi’ monthly as part of poaching punishment, judge rules
A Missouri poacher involved in the illegal killing of “several hundred deer” over three years, taking their heads and leaving their bodies to rot, must watch the Disney classic “Bambi” once a month while he remains behind bars, a judge reportedly ruled.
An internet provider won millions for broadband expansion. It's target is rural Missouri.
An Illinois-based internet provider has a lofty task ahead: expanding broadband availability across the Midwest. After winning an August auction, Wisper ISP Inc. is set to receive over $176 million from the Federal Communication Commission’s Connect America Fund, or CAF, over the next 10 years to sp
Jailhouse 'Bambi' viewings ordered for Missouri deer poacher
OZARKS, Mo. • A member of a southwest Missouri family caught after a lengthy investigation into the illegal killing of hundreds of deer has been sentenced to watch the Walt Disney movie "Bambi" while in jail, The Springfield News-Leader reported.