4th of July Holiday Weekend Traffic Statistics (MSHP)

Five fatalities, 294 crashes reported over 4th of July Holiday Weekend

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers worked 294 traffic crashes, which included 107 injuries and all five fatalities. Troopers also made 139 DWI arrests and 126 drug arrests over the holiday weekend. 2020 July Fourth Holiday Boating Statistics Troopers worked nine boating crashes, which included four injuries and zero fatalities. Troopers made six BWI arrests and […]

Sex Offender

Trenton man extradited from Kansas to face charges in Grundy County

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the extradition of a Trenton resident charged with felony failure to register as a sex offender. Fifty-eight-year-old James Leon Baker was arrested in Douglas County, Kansas March 4th, with a waiver was signed March 12th. Baker was extradited to Grundy County on Tuesday with bond established at $5,000 cash […]

Child Porn

Former deputy in Missouri sentenced for child pornography

A former Camden County, Missouri, sheriff’s deputy was sentenced in federal court for receiving child pornography. Leonard Jerome Wilson, 41, formerly of Camdenton, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to eight years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Wilson to serve 10 years of supervised release following incarceration. […]

Child Pornography

Former Missouri deputy pleads guilty to child pornography

 A former Camden County, Missouri, sheriff’s deputy pleaded guilty in federal court to receiving child pornography. Leonard Jerome Wilson, 40, formerly of Camdenton, Missouri, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to. Under the terms of today’s plea agreement, Wilson must surrender his peace officer license and enter guilty pleas in two related […]

Skydiving

Audio: One man injured in skydiving accident near Lake of the Ozarks

The Camden County Sheriff’s department says federal aviation officials will investigate a skydiving accident that injured one person on Saturday.     The central Missouri accident occurred around 7:00 p.m. Saturday. The sheriff’s department near the Lake of the Ozarks says four divers made the jump from a plane. A 30-year-old Canadian sky-diver landed on […]

Audio: Separation of church and state group lodges 2nd Missouri complaint in the last month

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has lodged its second complaint in the last month against biblical displays in the state. The group claims two paintings in the Camden County Clerk’s Office in south-central Missouri violate the Constitution. The Foundation’s Joe Poor says the artwork is a clear breach of the separation of church and state […]

Raft Up app website

Audio: Missouri emergency responders urge hunters to use boating app for locating purposes

Missouri’s 9-1-1 dispatchers want hunters to use a summertime Smartphone boating app while they’re out in the woods. In a promotional video, Osage Beach Fire Chief Jeff Dorhauer says the software called “Raft Up” will help emergency responders find people on land and water.     Linda Clemons with Camden County in mid-Missouri says the […]