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News in Greene County, Missouri
Texas Woman Arrested For Drugs On I-44
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:29:49 -0800
A woman from Texas is in the Greene County jail after troopers found drugs during a routine traffic stop on I-44 near Highway 65.
Convicted Springfield Shooter Faces Life Prison Term
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 17:59:48 -0800
A man from Springfield has been found guilty of shooting another man in the arm at a Springfield convenience store.
Lawmaker Seeks Swift Justice for Heinous Acts Against Children
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:36:22 -0800
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- One Missouri legislator wants swift justice for Hailey Owens. The piece of legislation he is proposing, in part, revolves around the Greene County Prosecutor pursuing and getting the death penalty as a punishment for Craig Michael Wood. Wood is charged, but not convicted, in the kidnapping and death of 10-year-old Hailey Owens on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Police say they found the ...
Basten in Court in Hit and Run Fatality
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:22:43 -0800
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man charged with murder after the death of a bicyclist pleads not guilty. Blake Basten, 24, of Springfield, was arraigned Friday morning in Greene County Circuit Court. He's charged with second degree murder, although he didn't hit the victim. Greene County Prosecutor Dan Patterson accuses Basten of chasing a woman in traffic. Her car ran over the cyclist near Missouri ...
Missouri Bill Would Give Tax Credit To Homeowners
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 20:22:28 -0800
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A bill in the Missouri legislature calls for a one-time tax credit to all homeowners. "We've got 400 million dollars we're carrying over, I'd like to give it back to taxpayers rather than spend it," Sen Eric Schmitt said. Schmitt, a Republican serving District 15 in St. Louis County, introduced Senate Bill 666. The proposes a tax cut to anyone who owned residential property ...
West Sentenced To Two Life Terms in 2009 Rape, Kidnapping
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 14:37:54 -0800
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A man charged with raping a Missouri State Student in June 2009 was sentenced to two life terms plus 15 years today in Greene County Circuit Court. Judge Thomas Mountjoy sentenced Charlie K. West, 30, of Chicago, Ill., to life on a charge of forcible rape, life for forcible sodomy and 15 years for kidnapping. He was convicted by a Greene Country Jury in October after almost ...
Demand for Foster Families Growing in Southwest Missouri
Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:56:57 -0800
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The number of children who need foster homes is climbing in Southwest Missouri. In Greene County, there are 850 children in the foster care system, but only 250 homes for them. Drug use and poverty are two of the main reasons the number of children in the care of social services is on the rise. The reasons these children have been taken away from their families vary. But they ...
Absentee Ballots Available for April Elections
Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:26:08 -0800
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Absentee ballots are available for eligible voters who are unable to go to their regular polling place on April 8, according to a statement from Greene County Clerk Richard Struckhoff. In Greene County, the April ballot includes a variety of candidates and issues in nine cities, six school districts and three fire protection districts. Not all jurisdictions are holding ...
County looks at veteran hiring program
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 13:21:32 -0800
FORSYTH — Taney County leaders said they want the area to be a place where returning veterans can find somewhere to work.
Accused Mo. girl's killer to plead not guilty, lawyer says
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:28:29 -0800
Craig Michael Wood, 45, accused of abducting and killing 10-year-old Hailey Owens, says through his public defender that he plans to plead not guilty