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Missouri Governor Mike Parson: Execution of Walter Barton “will move forward as scheduled”

The governor says the execution of a convicted southwest Missouri killer will move forward, clearing the way for Tuesday evening’s scheduled execution in Bonne Terre. Governor Mike Parson told Capitol reporters on Monday in Jefferson City that he hasn’t seen any reason to intervene in Walter Barton’s scheduled execution, saying “that will move forward as […]

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Federal Judge issues stay of execution for convicted Missouri killer set to be executed Tuesday

A federal judge has issued a stay of execution in the case of a convicted southwest Missouri killer, who was scheduled to be executed Tuesday evening at the maximum-security prison in Bonne Terre. 64-year-old Walter Barton was convicted of first-degree murder for the 1991 killing of 81-year-old Gladys Kuehler. She managed a mobile home park […]

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Cameron man arrested for stabbing of 16-year-old girl

The Cameron Police Department reports the arrest of a Cameron man Friday who allegedly stabbed a 16-year-old girl Thursday night. Twenty-year-old Bronson Wildman has been charged in Clinton County with the felonies of second-degree assault and armed criminal action. He was given no bond. An investigation revealed the incident took place in the 900 block […]

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Missouri Supreme Court rejects request from convicted killer, execution set for May 19

The Missouri Supreme Court has unanimously denied a request from a convicted murderer from southwest Missouri’s Ozark, clearing the way for his execution to take place next month in Bonne Terre. The Supreme Court has denied 64-year-old Walter Barton’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus. A writ of habeas corpus is essentially a court […]

Trooper Matthew Neely awarded Medal of Valor by Governor Parson

Governor awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2018

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 18 first responders and 6 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions in 2018. The awards are the state’s highest recognition for first responders working as individuals and as members of teams during critical incidents. The civilians were honored for taking on extreme risks […]

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 […]