Month: October 2016

Greene County jailer hurt in fight with inmate

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri- The Green County Sheriff’s Office says a correctional officer was injured Thursday during an altercation with an inmate. The unidentified male jailer has been hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. Their Facebook post doesn’t provide information about possible injury to the...

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Plea deals bargained in murder of Korean War veteran

PULASKI COUNTY, Missouri-  While Shawn Green will spend life in prison following his sentencing this week for second-degree murder, and an admitted accomplice, Tommy York, was sentenced yesterday to 15 years for burglary as part of a plea deal in the July 2014 beating death of Korean War veteran Robert Willhite, several others initially charged in the murder investigation have since received much lower sentences as part of plea deals, the Pulaski County Daily News is reporting. Those people are Roby Sapere, 59, of Richland; Melissa A. Winkle, 36, of Crocker; and Jessica Berry, 26, of Dixon. Sapere was initially charged...

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Kiwanis looking for volunteers to help brighten Christmas for local kids

LEBANON, Missouri-  Lebanon Kiwanis Club‎  says volunteers are needed to help shop with the kids shop twice each day for their 2016 Kiwanis Kids Christmas Shopping – December 6th, 7th, & 8th. “We invite caring and responsible adults to sign up to shop as many times as possible. For those that have volunteered previously, nothing has changed except for the sign up process. For first time volunteers, prepare for a life changing experience as we bus in up to 300 children grades K-8th from Lebanon, Conway, Joel E. Barber, and Gasconade Schools.” “You will simply assist the child in selecting new...

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Honorary MSHP Trooper Certificates awarded for saving couple from burning vehicle

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri- Captain Michael A. Turner, commanding officer of Troop F, announces a Holts Summit man and Columbia man will receive the Patrol’s Honorary Trooper Certificate. The Honorary Trooper Certificate is presented to a non-employee who performs in an exemplary manner, and under dangerous conditions to aid another, or who unselfishly assists a member in the performance of their duties. The men were nominated due to their actions at the scene of a motor vehicle crash in Callaway County. The presentation will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, October 28, 2016, at Westminster College, in the Mueller...

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Oregon refuge occupiers found not guilty on all counts

OREGON LIVE- A federal jury on Thursday found Ammon Bundy, his brother Ryan Bundy and five co-defendants not guilty of conspiring to prevent federal employees from doing their jobs through intimidation, threat or force during the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. The Bundy brothers and occupiers Jeff Banta and David Fry also were found not guilty of having guns in a federal facility. Kenneth Medenbach was found not guilty of stealing government property, and a hung jury was declared on Ryan Bundy’s charge of theft of FBI surveillance cameras. “Stunning,” said defense lawyer Lisa Ludwig, who...

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