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Gallatin resident and former coach at Winston accused of child molestation has bond amended to $25,000

Bond was amended for a former teacher and coach at Winston High School during a bond hearing in the Associate Division of Daviess County Circuit Court on Tuesday. Alfred Brian Sprouse of Gallatin faces four felony counts of fourth-degree child molestation—child less than 17 years of age and offender greater than four years older as […]

Sex Crime

Former coach and Gallatin resident appears in court on sex and assault charges

A former teacher and coach at Winston School charged with four felony counts of fourth-degree child molestation, sexual contact with a student, and third-degree assault appeared in the Associate Division of Daviess County Circuit Court on Tuesday. The court denied a request for the bond to be changed for 50-year-old Alfred Brian Sprouse of Gallatin […]

Graduation

Area schools to hold graduation ceremonies Friday evening

Several area school districts will hold graduation ceremonies Friday evening, May 10, 2019. Four seniors will graduate from North Daviess R-3 at 6 o’clock with Business and Technology teacher Jonathon Elder will giving the commencement address. Forty-one students will graduate from Gallatin R-5 High School at 6:30. Teacher Ryan Beenken will speak at the ceremony. […]

Trenton High School

Trenton R-9 Board of Education accepts six resignations and hires nine

Information from an executive session of the Trenton R-9 Board of Education last night shows six resignations were accepted and nine hirings were approved. Resignations were accepted from teachers Jamee Greener at the elementary school and from Amy Franklin and Jeremy Austin at the high school. Brian Upton resigned duties as the girls’ basketball coach. […]

William Derek Williams

Former teacher facing child sex charges appears in court

A former teacher at Cameron High School charged with felonies allegedly involving children appeared in the Associate Division of Clinton County Circuit Court Friday. The state filed an amended complaint, and 39-year-old William Derek Williams waived an arraignment and a preliminary hearing. He has been charged with three counts each of possession of child pornography […]

William Derek Williams

Former Cameron teacher accused of sex crimes denied bond reduction

A man identified as a former teacher at Cameron High School charged with seven felonies allegedly involving children has been denied a motion for bond reduction in Clinton County Associate Circuit Court. Online court information shows 39-year-old William Derek Williams has been charged with three counts of possession of child pornography, three counts of sexual […]

William Derek Williams

Cameron School District responds to felony sex charges against former teacher

Multiple charges were filed Wednesday in Clinton County against a Cameron resident, 39-year-old William Derek Williams, identified as a former teacher at Cameron High School. Online court information shows Williams is facing seven felony counts allegedly involving children. There are three counts alleging possession of child pornography on September 6th and 8th; three counts of […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri prisons reported to still be plagued by corrosive culture; Department says changes in progress

(Missourinet) – Some inmates and former employees say the Missouri prison system is still plagued by a corrosive culture of intimidation and retaliation that came to light almost two years ago. Gary Gross with the Corrections Officers Association says changes made under new leadership, including a 24-hour hotline for disgruntled employees, haven’t been effective.   […]