Prison Sentence

Former Missouri pastor sentenced to 25-years in prison for producing child pornography

A former Pineville, Missouri, pastor was sentenced in federal court for producing child pornography. Ryan Daniel Crawford, 33, of Austin, Arkansas, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 25 years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Crawford to pay $2,500 in restitution to one of the victims of his […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education raises high school tuition rate

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education on Thursday evening approved increasing the high school tuition to the state adequacy target of $6,375 for the 2020-2021 school year. Tuition had been $5,750 for high school and has not been increased in more than 20 years.  Elementary tuition remains at $4,500. The board approved the district […]

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update: Missouri verifies 106 people test positive for coronavirus

On March 9, the state announced Missouri’s first likely case of the coronavirus. The latest information verified by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services shows that 106 people have tested positive in the state for COVID-19. The most cases – 23 – currently originate in St. Louis County. Missouri has had three coronavirus […]

Little Otter Creek Reservoir Project

Little Otter Creek Reservoir Project near Hamilton advances to next stage

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Acting State Conservationist, Grover DePriest, has signed a Record of Decision supporting the installation of a multi-purpose reservoir in Caldwell County. This decision fulfills national requirements to assess the environmental impacts of this federal action. It was based on the development of a comprehensive Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The preferred […]

Sex Offender

Sex offender in Missouri sentenced to prison for failing to register

A Springfield, Missouri, man who has been charged separately in state court with multiple crimes against children was sentenced in federal court for failing to register as a sex offender during the time he allegedly committed those state crimes. Frank Patrick Lambert, 61, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to three years […]

Brammer Named CCMH Employee of Year

Carroll County Memorial Hospital honors employees; Jeremy Brammer named “Employee of the Year”

Carroll County Memorial Hospital honored employees with a special event, highlighting special moments throughout 2019. “As 2019 has been an outstanding year, it brings me such joy to be able to honor the individuals who made it so special,” said Jeff Tindle, CCMH Chief Executive Officer. “In addition to those who are celebrating special milestones […]

William Derek Williams

Former Cameron teacher sentenced to prison on sodomy charge

A former Cameron High School teacher was sentenced in Division One of Clinton County Circuit Court on Monday on felony second-degree sodomy. William Derek Williams was sentenced to five years in the Department of Corrections. He was sentenced in federal court in January to 20 years in federal prison without parole and 10 years of […]

Fraud

Former Missouri business owner pleads guilty to multi-million dollar fraud schemes

A former Aurora, Missouri, business owner pleaded guilty in federal court to a series of multi-million dollar fraud schemes. Russell Grundy, 50, of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, formerly of Aurora, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to two counts of wire fraud, one count of making a false statement on […]

William Derek Williams

Former Cameron High School teacher sentenced to 20-Years for using hidden camera to produce child porn

A former Cameron, Missouri, high school teacher was sentenced in federal court for secretly recording pornographic videos of three teenage victims in his bathroom. William Derek Williams, 40, of Cameron, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 20 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Williams to 10 years […]

Guilty Plea

Man who spent 38 years in prison for murder pleads guilty to drug trafficking while on parole

 An Olathe, Kansas, man who was on parole after spending 38 years in prison for murdering two people in a bar robbery, one of whom was an off-duty police officer, pleaded guilty to drug trafficking in federal court. Robert Lucious Toney, 67, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr. to one count […]