Audio: Missouri woman in custody after husband found dead in freezer

A woman from southwest Missouri’s Joplin, who’s charged with abandoning her husband’s corpse after it was found in a freezer, is now in custody. Barbara Watters, 67, of Joplin, was charged Wednesday with the abandonment of a corpse, a felony that is punishable by up to four years in prison.     The discovery was […]

Garland Joseph Joey Nelson

Braymer man tied to Diemel brothers death requests change of judge

The Braymer man, facing a tampering with motor vehicle charge that authorities say is related to the death of two Wisconsin brothers, has requested a change of judge. Garland “Joey” Nelson was arraigned Monday in Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court. During the in-person court appearance, Nelson entered a not guilty plea to the […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Man with handgun in waistband attempting to shoplift flees scene in Chillicothe

Chillicothe Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports the department received a report early Sunday of a subject attempting to steal in the 1000 block of Graves Street. Sampsel said, upon an employee making contact with the subject, a handgun was observed in the suspect’s waistband. The person then fled from the scene on foot, however, a search […]

Flower Foods Bread Products

Flower Foods recalling hamburger, hot dog buns due to plastic choking hazard

Flowers Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling hamburger and hot dog buns and other bakery products due to the potential presence of small pieces of hard plastic that may have been introduced during production. Consumption of product may cause a choking hazard. The products being recalled were distributed to retail customers under a variety of brand […]

Livingston County Library

Livingston County Library to offer “Sneak Peak” at plans for new Children’s Library

The Livingston County Library Board of Trustees will be holding a community meeting to offer a sneak peek at the plans for the new Children’s Library on Wednesday, April 24 from 4:30-6:30 pm. The come-and-go style event, held in the Livingston County Library Courtroom, will allow community members to view floor plans for the new […]

Audio: Former Grundy County deputy featured on Investigation Discovery’s Body Cam program

A former Grundy County deputy was featured on an episode of Investigation Discovery’s program Body Cam. Christian Goode says he worked for the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office in 2016 but is now a Deputy Sheriff/Investigator with the Sequoyah County, Oklahoma Sheriff’s Office. The Body Cam episode covered an incident in October 2017 in which he […]

39-year-old Robert Hillhouse and 36-year-old Kristina Hillhouse

Audio: Southeast Missouri authorities describe “Inhumane Conditions” at home, covered in feces

A couple from southeast Missouri’s Leadwood have been charged with seven felonies after police allegedly found two of their children wandering the streets and their home covered in feces. Brian Hauswirth reports police describe it as a “horrible discovery.”     Missourinet Cape Girardeau television partner KFVS-TV reports 39-year-old Robert Hillhouse and 36-year-old Kristina Hillhouse […]

Duck Boat being raised from bottom of lake

Duck Boat Captain indicted for misconduct, negligence resulting in 17 deaths

The captain of the duck boat that sank at Table Rock Lake last summer, resulting in the deaths of 17 people, was indicted by a federal grand jury. “Our entire community was shocked and saddened by the loss of 17 lives in this tragic event last summer,” U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison said. “Today’s indictment alleges […]