Fatal Crash

One dead, three children injured in Ray County Crash

A one-vehicle accident in Ray County Monday night claimed the life of an Excelsior Springs woman and injured three other Excelsior Springs residents. The Patrol reports the Ray County Coroner transported the driver, 22-year-old Monica Watson, to Thurman’s Funeral Home of Richmond. Emergency Medical Services transported 16-year-old Charlie Edington to Children’s Mercy Hospital with moderate […]

Child Abuse

Lawson man faces 11 counts of felony child abuse

A Lawson man has been charged with restraining his ex-girlfriend’s son and his daughters with zip ties and keeping them in cardboard boxes overnight on multiple occasions. Thirty-two-year-old Gary Wyant pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to 11 felony counts of child abuse and two counts of evidence tampering. He was released on bond. Online court […]

Fatal Crash

Lawson woman dies in Clay County crash

A Lawson woman died as the result of a one-vehicle accident in Clay County early Thursday morning at approximately 3:10 am. The Highway Patrol reports 23-year-old Joy Payne traveled north on Salem Road just north of Northeast 166th Street when the car she drove ran off the right side of the road, became airborne, struck […]