Life Flight Helicopter

Four teens from Macon injured in crash on country road; driver life-flighted to Columbia

Four teenagers from Macon were injured, two of them seriously, when a vehicle left a country road on a curve and overturned Thursday night. The highway patrol listed injuries as serious for the driver, 19-year-old Katie Sheets, and one of the passengers, 17-year-old Kari Russell. The other two occupants received minor injuries. They are a […]

Sexual Assault

Missouri man charged with producing child pornography, sexually abusing three teens

 A Springfield, Missouri, man has been charged in federal court with sexually assaulting three teenagers and recording the abuse on his cell phone. William Shane Berg, 47, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Springfield on Wednesday, May 6, with one count of producing child pornography. According to an […]

Child Sex Crimes

Missouri trucker pleads guilty to transporting minors for sex

A Republic, Missouri, truck driver pleaded guilty in federal court to transporting two Missouri teenagers across state lines and sexually assaulting them. Cleveland Lee Crumsey, 37, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of transporting a minor across state lines to engage in criminal sexual activity. By pleading guilty, […]

JUUL Vaping Products

Missouri joins multistate investigation of Juul

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has announced that Missouri has joined a bipartisan, multistate investigation of JUUL Labs.  The 39-state multistate coalition is investigating JUUL’s marketing and sales practices, including the targeting of youth, and more.  “Ensuring that Missourians, especially our kids and teenagers, are protected is an integral part of my job as Attorney […]

Polo R-7 School District Website

Polo School District implements crisis plan due to crash that killed two teenagers

The Polo R-7 School District has implemented its Crisis Plan this week following a vehicle accident in southern Caldwell County Sunday that killed two teens from Polo. Middle School and High School Principal Jonathon Pickrell provided information that shows the plan involves guidelines for understanding and responding to a crisis, including emotions teachers may observe […]