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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...

Ava Attorney Says His Client’s Recent “Not Guilty” Verdict Indicative of Missouri’s Belief in...

On Friday night, Jan. 23, 2015, just before 10 p.m., after a five day trial in Shannon County, a jury of nine men and...

Two Men Indicted For Child Sexual Exploitation

SPRINGFIELD – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two southern Missouri men were indicted by a federal...

Prosecuting Attorney Cites Law Day Case

During Circuit Law Day Tuesday, Dec. 2, the following defendant was sentenced to the Missouri Depart­ment of Corrections: Jared Terry, 25, Ava, received a 2-year...

Case Dismissed Against Ava Elementary Teacher

Teacher Makes Restitution In a statement released by the Douglas County Prosecuting Attor­ney, the indictment filed by the State of Missouri against Lisa Johnson in...

Shannon Co. Homicide Suspects Arrested In Arkansas

In the evening hours of May 10, troopers of the Missouri State Highway Patrol were called to assist the Shannon County Sheriff’s Department with...

Court Sends Six To Prison On May Law Day

On Tuesday, May 6, during Law Day proceedings in Douglas County, Judge Craig Carter sentenced six defendants to the Missouri Department of Corrections. Kyle Lorenz,...

‘Terrorist’ Charges Against Ava Man Dropped This Week

Charges against John Medlock, 31, of Ava, were dropped this week due to insufficient evidence, according to the Douglas County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. Medlock was...
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