Archives for June 2019

New Missouri farming legislation draws mixed emotions

Missouri Net – There are mixed emotions about new farming legislation recently signed by Missouri governor Mike Parsons. Senate Bill 391, proponents say, will prevent counties from imposing regulations on concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that are stricter than state regulations. Critics of the legislation say this will prevent counties from protecting water and air. Governor Parson praised lawmakers for approving the new law scheduled to take effect on August 28.
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Boone County jury returns guilty verdict in 2018 police attack

HARRISON, Ark. – A Boone County jury has found a man guilty in a 2018 attack of three officers responding to a domestic dispute at a Harrison home. Jesse Benton was sentenced to 24 years in prison in connection to the incident last summer, in which one of the deputies had to undergo surgery for injuries sustatined in the 2018 incident that involved the 35 year old beating up his mother. The prosecuting attorney said Benton will serve at least 17 years of the 24 in prison.
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Expect delays when road work begins in Rockaway Beach and Merriam Woods area

Motorists should expect delays when road work begins in the Rockaway Beach and Merriam Woods area. The Missouri Department of Transportation has issued a traffic alert for drivers traveling out Routes 176 and EE, where traffic will be reduced to one-lane, while crews are doing resurfacing work. Officials said the work won’t start until similar projects are completed in Stone and Barry counties, according to a news release.
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St. Joseph man, arrested in Branson, indicted on drug charges

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A St. Joseph man, arrested in Branson, following a multi county police chase, was indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday on drug possession charges. According to an affidavit, a Christian County sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop 45-year-old Andrew R. Trammell on Highway 65 near Highway EE, on June 6th, but he sped off, prompting a police pursuit into Taney County, where Trammell crashed and was apprehended by Branson officers. Officers searched the wrecked vehicle and found a several pounds of methamphetamine and a large quantity of cash. A court date in the case was not disclosed.
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Anonymous tip leads police to Aurora teens in pool vandalism

Ozarks First – An anonymous tip about vandalism at the Aurora municipal swimming pool led to the arrest of three Aurora teens. OzarksFirst reports, 17-year-old Curtis Michael Lee Board, 17-year-old Matthew Scott Levan, and 19-year-old Kyler Allen Lamastus, are named in court documents, as the trio that crawled over the fence surrounding the pool and slashing inflatable pool toys valued at $5,700. All three teen suspects have been charged with felony property destruction and misdemeanor trespassing in connection with the incident.
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Taney County Fair opens it’s gates Wednesday

The Taney County Fair opens it’s gates Wednesday. The fair runs through Sunday, June 16 at the Taney County Fairgrounds, on Burmingham Road in Forsyth from 6-10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. Attendees will be greeted with new events this year, including the Ms. Senior Taney County contest and a 4-H and FFA Youth Livestock Show. For more details, visit facebook.com/TaneyCountyFair.
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Forsyth woman involved in one car injury accident now facing DUI charges

A Forsyth woman involved in a one car injury accident on HWY 76 Sunday is now facing DUI charges. According to online media reports, 32-year-old Tara Boan of Forsyth ran off the the roadway at Route K just east of Kirbyville and struck a tree, injuring 8-year-old Kalin Boan who was riding with her. The child was taken to Cox Branson for treatment. Tara Boan was held overnight in the Taney County Jail. She was released Monday.
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Harrison officials say better safe than sorry

Harrison officials say better safe than sorry. Wooden poles at Harrison parks and the fairgrounds will be inspected ahead of the 2020 scheduled date, after an incident in Clarksville in which a referee and student were injured when a pole fell on them during a soccer game, according to a news release from Harrison Parks and Rec. Officials say they want to be proactive and once the inspection is done they will determine whether to stay with wood or switch to metal. The parks and recreation director said he should get the report back in the next few weeks.
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Man arrested in Lenanon car jacking may also be linked to theft in Greene County

A man arrested in a car jacking in Lebanon may also be linked to a theft in Greene County. The Laclede County Sheriff said a deputy spotted a vehicle in Conway that had been reported stolen from Taco John’s, where the victim allegedly was stabbed, and the suspect led officers on a multi county high speed chase that ended when the suspect hit another car in Springfield, according to online media reports. The suspect was taken back to Lebanon to face charges. The sheriff said there was also a stolen vehicle reported out of Greene County and the two cases may be connected.
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Cars for K9s is this Sunday

Cars for K9s is this Sunday. The Branson Auto Alliance is hosting the fundraising car show to support the Branson Police Department’s K9 Unit. The event, which will include raffle giveaways, food trucks, and awards for car show winners, will be held at Price Chopper on Hwy 76 in Branson, from noon-5 p.m., according to a news release. A $20 entry fee for car show participants is required.
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