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Officers Ask For Help Locating Suspect

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help in locating a man who fled from them on Tuesday of this week. Officers...

Local Dentist Pleads Guilty to Medicaid Fraud Scheme

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Independence, Mo., dentist who formerly practiced at...

Thornfield Man Arrested For Bomb Threat

An Ozark County man has been arrested for making a bomb threat at an Ava business. Charged with the Class D felony of making a...

Two Sentenced For Probation Violations

During the January Circuit Court Law Day, two defendants were sentenced to the Missouri Department of Corrections, according to information released this week by...

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report 1.15.2016

During the week of Jan. 4-10 the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department has answered 95 Calls for Service and has arrested 12 subjects. There are...

Douglas County Sheriff’s Dept. Has Busy Start to New Year

The Douglas County Sheriff's Department hit the ground running to start the new year. On Jan. 1, Sheriff Chris Degase and Deputy Taylor Wallace conducted...

Prosecuting Attorney Cites Law Day Case

During December Circuit Court Law Day, the following defendant was sentenced to the Mis­souri Department of Corrections: Cassondra S. Lamb, 39, of Ava, received a...

State Auditor Identifies More Than $65,000 Missing in Carl Junction Municipal Court Audit

Audit shows former clerk defrauded court and falsified records  JEFFERSON CITY, MO (Dec. 16, 2015) –– Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released an audit...

Tenth Defendant Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud Scheme

SPRINGFIELD – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced last week that a Springfield woman has pleaded guilty in...

Missouri Real Estate Investment Scam Halted 

JEFFERSON CITY — Secretary of State Jason Kander shut down a scam run by William R. Penson, Jr. of St. Louis, Mo., and his...
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Ava Lady Bears Blast Chadwick Cardinals, ahead 30 at the Buzzer

By Jason Hoekema The Ava Lady Bears seem to have shaken off the season-start jitters after placing third in last week’s tournament. Monday, the Lady...

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