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Gainesville Man Arrested on Alleged Sexual Offenses, Pornography Charges

Tracy Todd Presson, age 53, of Gainesville, Mo., has been arrested and charged with child sex charges, some of which allegedly occurred during the...

Associate Court Day Proceedings Oct. 11

During Judge Bock’s Associate Court Day docket on October 11, there was a total of 55 cases on the docket. There were 34 misdemeanor...

Local Law Enforcement Can’t Locate More Than 1,200  Registered Sex Offenders

Recent Findings in State AuditorReport In 14 counties and St. Louis City, over 10 percent of offenders are unaccounted for; audit highlights lax enforcement, database...

The Ava Police Dept. Activity Report

Reggie Johnson, Chief – Phone 417-683-2900– Answered 24 Hours a Day Calls By Type September 30 - October 7  Abandoned Vehicle - 1 Alarm - 3 ...

40-Year Old Murder Trial Revisited, Greathouse Resentenced to 50 Years

Last week on October 3, 2018, Robin Greathouse’s 1979 capital murder charge was amended to 2nd degree murder and he received a prison sentence...

Douglas County Circuit Court Law Day Oct. 2

From the Prosecuting Attorney During a large circuit court law day on Tuesday, Oct. 2, the following individuals were sentenced to the Department of Corrections:  Kendall...

Former State Trooper Sentenced for Child Pornography

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A former Missouri state trooper was sentenced in federal court today for transmitting sexually explicit photos of a teenage victim. Justin Watson,...

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report

During the week of October 1 to October 6, 2018, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office had a very busy week with 104 Calls for...

Patrol and New Madrid County Sheriff’s Office Announce Resolution Of 1998 Scherer Homicides

On Friday, Oct. 5, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and New Madrid County Sheriff’s Office conducted a joint news conference to discuss how new...

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report

The last week of September proved to be a busy one for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, with 97 Calls for Service received and...
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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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