Frederick Joseph Lutz arrest

Grand jury in Missouri indicts former priest on sodomy charges

A retired Roman Catholic priest from southern Missouri has now been indicted by a grand jury in southeast Missouri’s Stoddard County, for alleged sexual abuse of minors. The grand jury has indicted 76-year-old Frederick Joseph Lutz on two counts of forcible sodomy and two counts of deviate sexual assault. This is a superseding indictment, which […]

Frederick Joseph Lutz arrest

Retired priest charged with sex-related crimes in southeast Missouri

A retired Roman Catholic priest from southern Missouri is now charged with four sex-related felonies in southeast Missouri’s Stoddard County, involving alleged sexual abuse of minors. Missourinet’s Cape Girardeau television partner KFVS reports 76-year-old Frederick Joseph Lutz was arrested Wednesday morning in Springfield, where he now lives. Stoddard County Prosecutor Russell Oliver has charged Lutz […]

Suspect Arrested News Grapahic

Man who moved into vacant house in Spickard arrested on allegation of receiving stolen property

A man described as a convicted felon with multiple offenses in his past was arrested on Saturday by members of the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Forty-two-year old John Ervin Peterson was reported to have moved into a vacant house at Spickard and now faces two counts of receiving stolen property. Bond is $25,000 cash with […]

Tiffany Woodington

Audio: Western Missouri woman posts bond, after 120 dead dogs are discovered on property

A western Missouri woman has posted bond, after more than 100 dead dogs were discovered on her property.     Forty-nine-year-old Tiffany Lynn Woodington is charged in Benton County Circuit Court with ten counts of felony animal abuse. A judge set her bond at $100,000, and online court records indicate Woodington has posted bond. Prosecutors […]

Officer Christopher Ryan Morton

Audio: Missouri woman sentenced to 20-years in prison for her role in death of Clinton police officer

A west-central Missouri woman who was inside a home where a Clinton police officer was shot and killed last March will spend the next 20 years in prison. Reporter Jenifer Abreu from our Springfield television partner KOLR-10 has details.     Widger pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and drug possession.

Deadly Shooting

Audio: Random shooting in southeast Missouri’s bootheel kills motorist

State troopers in southeast Missouri’s Bootheel need your help in finding a suspect who shot and killed another motorist in a random incident near Caruthersville. Missourinet Cape Girardeau television partner KFVS reports the victim and a male friend were driving on Highway U at about 9 Friday morning when a vehicle began tailgating them before […]

Safe Room for Tornado Safety

Missouri schools build “Safe Rooms” for shelter from tornadoes

The Joplin School District has built 14 safe rooms since 2011, when a deadly tornado killed 161, to shelter students and community residents when the next tornado strikes. The safe rooms, constructed to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency specifications, provide near-absolute protection against injury or death in extreme weather events. Made of reinforced concrete and […]

Mahomes Crunch

Hy-Vee partners with 15 and the Mahomies Foundation to launch exclusive cereal

Football fans can eat breakfast with a champion. Hy-Vee, Inc. announced that its exclusive new cereal created in partnership with 15 and the Mahomies Foundation – charity of Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback and 2018 NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes II – will begin appearing on store shelves in select cities beginning August 1. The cereal, Mahomes […]

California Earthquake July 4, 2019

Audio: Former Trenton resident details experience of living through California earthquake

A 1970 Trenton High School graduate, Barry Kenady, is a resident of Ridgecrest, California near the epicenter of a 6.4 magnitude quake that happened on July 4th and a 7.1 magnitude earthquake Friday evening. Kenady, who’s lived in California about 35 years, has experienced earthquakes before but nothing like this.     Kenady’s residence was […]

Mike and Frank from American Pickers

“American Pickers” television show to film in Missouri

American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on the History Channel, and the show will be returning to Missouri. The show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are excited to find sizeable, […]