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Warsaw School District to officially adopt four-day school week

WARSAW, Mo. -- With five in favor, one opposed, and one abstention, the Warsaw School District is making the move to a four day school week starting with the 2018-2019 school year. "I'm glad to have it behind us," said Dr. Shawn Poyser, Warsaw R-IX Superintendent. "I think it'll be great for our d

KSPR.COM - 2018-03-23 04:39:00

Gravois Fire Protection District Confirms Fatal Fire Near Laurie

LAURIE, Mo. - The Gravois Fire Protection District confirmed one person died during a fatal fire west of Laurie early Friday morning. The call to a fully involved structure fire in Lake of the Ozarks came in around 3 a.m., officials said. The cause of the fire is still under investigation and the v

OZARKS FIRST.COM - 2018-03-23 22:09:25

Moniteau County deputies arrest three after officers find methamphetamine

MONITEAU COUNTY, Mo. - Moniteau County deputies arrested three after officers executed a search warrant on a residence in Latham on Wednesday. When deputies got inside the house, they detained five. Officers found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and items used for the packaging and distribution

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-03-23 14:21:52

Cop Who Threw Handcuffed Man Into Lake and Watched Him Drown, Sentenced to Act in a Musical

Versailles, MO - Nearly two years after Trooper Anthony Piercy was charged in the death of Brandon Ellingson, who drowned in the Lake of the Ozarks with his hands cuffed behind his back, the case was closed. Predictably, the offending officer got off with less than a slap on the wrist-just 10 days i


Community calendar for March 25 through March 31

Noon and 7 p.m.: Alcoholic Anonymous 12x12 Non-smoking group, Monday through Sunday; at 201 E. Sixth St., in First Baptist Church Annex, 660-829-2527. 6 p.m.: Community Lenten Services at Smithton United Methodist Church, 300 S. Walnut Ave. in Smithton. The Rev. Richard Parker will speak; Taylor Cha

SEDALIA DEMOCRAT - 2018-03-23 15:56:00

Mother charged in death of 15-year-old son

The mother of a 15-year-old male found dead in his home earlier this week has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death. Danielle Christine Baker, 41, of Bolivar is charged in Polk County Circuit Court with second-degree murder, first-degree endangering the wel

BOLIVAR HERALD FREE PRESS - 2018-03-23 20:47:00

2 killed in Camden County crash Thursday morning

A Versailles woman and a woman from Camdenton were killed in a two vehicle crash Thursday morning in Camden County. Missouri Highway Patrol reports show the crash occurred around 7:09 a.m. on Missouri 5, just south of the Niangua Bridge. Amber Metcalf, 32, of Versailles, crossed the center line and


2 women die, children injured in south Missouri crash

CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol says two women were killed and three children were injured in a two-vehicle collision in southwest Missouri. The accident occurred Thursday morning on Highway 5 in Camden County. The report says a vehicle driven by 32-year-old Amber Metcalf, of

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-22 22:46:02

Uncle takes justice into own hands, shoots relative

GARDEN CITY, Mo. - A Cass County, Missouri, man is behind bars after being charged for shooting a relative Tuesday. Gilbert D. Linder, 54, faces three felony charges in connection to the incident on his property outside of Garden City, Missouri. Court documents allege Linder was involved in a disput


Photos: Four vehicles collide in high-traffic intersection

Four vehicles were involved in a collision about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at West Broadway Boulevard and South Grand Avenue. Officer A.J. Silvey, of the Sedalia Police Department, said only minor injuries resulted from the accident. An eastbound Jeep collided with a sedan traveling south through the inte


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have sent out wedding invitations

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding invites have been sent out. Kensington Palace has confirmed that the invitations for the couple's big day on May 19 are on their way to their guests. The couple are inviting a number of people to the service at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, followed by


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


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


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


First severe thunderstorm warning of season issued

WARRENSBURG - The National Weather Service issued the first severe thunderstorm warning of the season late Friday afternoon for Warrensburg and southern Johnson County. The storm resulted in "pretty significant hail" in the Holden, Chilhowee and Leeton areas, Troy Armstrong, Johnson County Emergency


Prom-a-Palooza to help local teens

High school girls who need a new dress for prom are invited to attend Prom-a-Palooza Saturday, March 24, at Living Waters Ranch, 4520 SE 450 Road, Osceola. Living Waters Foundation is sponsoring the event for the 11th year and it is open to all high school girls who will receive a new or like-new pr


Distance brings Lincoln University student closer to sense of self

Caroline Wanjiru poses at Page Library at Lincoln University. Wanjiru is an LU sophomore who serves as liaison to the Jefferson City Council. Photo by Phillip Sitter /Fulton Sun. Jefferson City is Lincoln University student Caroline Wanjiru's third home - or second home away from home. "I was look


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


Woman charged with second-degree murder in officer's death

CLINTON, Mo. (AP) - A woman who is charged with second-degree murder in the killing of a western Missouri police officer said she didn't know a man in her home had a gun when she let five officers inside and shooting erupted. The officers went to Tammy Dee Widger's home by mistake in response to a 9