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Investigators looking for missing woman, child believed to be in Osage Beach area

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. - Poplar Bluff police are looking for a missing woman and child believed to be in the Osage Beach area. Police said Sara Brown, 32, and Geneva Genova, 1, left a family member's residence on March 7 and have not been seen since. Family members told officers that they had last spoke

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 20:24:58

Family business expands services, sons take on ownership

Democrat photo/Michelle Brooks Trachsel Fencing and Bobcat has added Trachsel Steel and Welding to its services and moved to a new location east of California on Lookout Trail. John and Jan Trachsel started the business in 1995 and sons Jaden, J.T, both far left, and Jackson, right, have been involv


Sedalia becoming a Dollar General hub

"We already have 4 Dollar Generals why do we really need another one?" wrote Ashley Nations Harris in response to Democrat reporter Nuria Martinez-Keel's recent story about Sedalia's fifth Dollar General. I once wrote that a new Dollar General was the sign of an emerging community, and by that stand

SEDALIA DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-21 01:01:00

Family upset with ex-Missouri trooper's community service

VERSAILLES, Mo. (AP) - The family of an Iowa man who drowned to death while handcuffed is upset that the former Missouri state trooper was allowed to do community service by helping with a live theater production after being convicted in the case. Anthony Piercy pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor boat

NONPAREILONLINE.COM - 2018-03-21 19:42:49

Boonville police arrest two after officers find drugs, guns in car

BOONVILLE, Mo. - Boonville police arrested Lance Stout and Kathryn Swafford on Tuesday after officers conducted a vehicle stop in the 200 block of East Morgan Street. Officers initially arrested Stout for driving with a revoked license. Police searched Stout and found methamphetamine, brass knuckle

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 15:05:03

Tipton police arrest man accused of molesting 14-year-old girl

MONITEAU COUNTY, Mo. - Tipton police arrested Christopher Burns on Monday after he was accused of child molestation. According to the probable cause statement, a 14-year-old girl told investigators that Burns had engaged in sexual contact with her while she was at his house. Burns was accused of g

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 21:34:21

Former Russellville, California school staff member faces additional charge

Clairyssa Lorenz A former elementary school counselor at the Cole County R-1 (Russellville) School District, who also is a former assistant softball coach at the California R-1 School District, is facing a new charge in an ongoing investigation into her allegedly inappropriate behavior with a mino


Couple sentenced in statutory sodomy case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced on Wednesday that an Ozark County couple were sentenced. David Bauer was sentenced to 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections after being convicted of first degree statutory sodomy. His wife, Tiffany Bauer, was sentenc

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 19:23:12

Man pleads guilty to sexual abuse, other cases near trial

Pettis County felony cases are nearing their resolution after a productive day of court hearings. Several defendants appeared before Judge Robert Koffman on Monday to advance their cases after months of hearings at the Pettis County Courthouse. A man charged in a child sexual abuse case has pleaded


Police investigate possible bat attack on vehicles

Warrensburg Police Chief Rich Lockhart said officers are looking for leads after responding to multiple reports of property damage to vehicles that occurred late Friday night into early Saturday morning. He said officers responded to seven different incidents in the area of Broad Street, Vest Drive


Candlelight vigil to bring Michelle Fennell home

Candles will be lit at a vigil for Michelle "Brittany" Fennell from 1-5 p.m. March 25 in Eldon, symbolizing how family members hope their loved one's light will return to the loving warmth of her family. Michelle Fennell, 46, of Rolla, was last seen around noon Nov. 11 in Miller County and has been

CALIFORNIADEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-03-20 12:03:38

Best Restaurant Guide in Osage Beach, MO

Look no further than Osage Beach, MO to find some of the world's best restaurants. Whether you're looking for a romantic place for two, or a larger family-friendly establishment, Osage Beach, MO offers a variety of restaurants to fit your needs. Sometimes hunger strikes unexpectedly and finding a go

CHAPMANHERALD.COM - 2018-03-20 19:28:00

Pettis County Health Center releases information related to maternal, child health services

A report issued in late 2017 by the United Health Foundation, "Health of Women and Children," revealed some startling facts regarding Missouri's overall ranking for maternal mortality. With a national average of nearly 20 deaths per 100,000 live births, Missouri's maternal mortality rate is more tha

SEDALIA DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-20 22:47:00

Investigation determines no threat at Morgan County R-1

Authorities have determined there was never a threat for a potential shooting incident this week at the Morgan County R-1 school district in Stover. Superintendent Matt Unger said the investigation began Sunday following a conversation on Snapchat out of Kansas City. "The district itself was never m


New baby Clydesdale born at Boonville ranch

BOONVILLE, Mo. -- The Budweiser Clydesdales are an American icon and on Sunday, a healthy, romping new baby colt joined their ranks. The colt was born Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. at Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville. FOX2 in St. Louis spoke to John Soto, the breeding farm supervisor at Warm Springs. "Th

FOX4KC.COM - 2018-03-21 00:07:36

Company says it sent the correct address in the 911 call that led to death of Clinton officer

The communications company CenturyLink says it provided the correct address in the 911 call that ultimately led to the death of a Clinton, Missouri police officer. Officer Christopher Ryan Morton was killed and two other officers were injured while responding to what they believed to be a domestic d


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Sedalia man pleads guilty to illegal firearm

A Sedalia man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to illegally possessing a firearm. According to information from Timothy A. Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, Justin Lee Denny, 27, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. By doing so, Den


Man guilty in assault at LU

A Jefferson City man was ordered to serve 15 days in the Cole County Jail for a misdemeanor assault of a Lincoln University student. David Martin Jr., 22, was found guilty following a bench trial before Cole County Senior Judge Richard Callahan. A charge of first-degree harassment was dismissed. The


Controlled burn gets out of hand in Cooper County

COOPER COUNTY, Mo. - Cooper County firefighters responded to an address off of Oerly Drive on Thursday evening for reports of a natural cover fire. Firefighters said when they arrived on scene, they found several fires burning simultaneously and were rapidly spreading. Firefighters had to request