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UPDATE: News Conference Today on Wright County Murder
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:38:34 -0800

MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. -- Law agencies in two southern Missouri counties will hold a news conference this afternoon, to announce new developments in a murder case. Wright County Sheriff Glenn Adler and Texas County Sheriff James Sigman will meet with reporters at 2:00 p.m., regarding the murder of Novie Baney.  Baney was found dead about 10 miles north of Mountain Grove Monday afternoon.  KOLR10's ...

UPDATE: Names Released in Wright County Homicide Investigation
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 02:23:08 -0800

UPDATE:  MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. -- The Wright County Sheriff's Office released the name of a 33-year-old man found dead Monday afternoon and has identified a person of interest in the case. Sheriff Glenn Adler says Novie Baney was found dead about 10 miles north of Mountain Grove on Baty Road around 1:45 Monday afternoon.  Adler says officers are looking for Shane Masterson, 53, of Mountain Grove ...

Man's death in SW Missouri considered homicide
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 12:55:27 -0800

MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are looking for a person of interest after a man was found dead near the southwest Missouri town of Mountain Grove.

List of Veterans Day Events in the Ozarks
Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:53:08 -0800

Many communities in the Ozarks plan special events to thank U.S. veterans Tuesday. Here is a list of some of those events, plus a link for free/discounted offers for veterans. Veterans can get a free or discounted meals and other offers on Veterans Day.  Texas Roadhouse, Shoney, Golden Corral and Red Robin are all offering free lunch today for veterans and active duty military. And JDog Junk ...

Porter Enters Not Guilty Plea in Tyrrell Murders
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:38:08 -0700

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-The man accused of killing a Springfield couple in their home last spring waived formal reading of charges and entered a not guilty plea at his Circuit Court arraignment today. Mark Porter, 53, faces two charges for first-degree murder in the slayings of Gary and Jan Tyrrell of Springfield. The bodies of Gary Tyrrell, 60, and his wife, Jan, 61, were discovered in their home by ...

Suspect in Missouri couple's death waives hearing
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 01:41:54 -0800

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A former high school superintendent accused of murdering a Springfield couple has lost a bid to be released on bond while he awaits trial.

Man pleads not guilty in death of Missouri couple
Sun, 09 Nov 2014 10:01:18 -0800

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A former high school superintendent pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of a Springfield couple.

Wright County Sheriff Releases Identities In Murder Investigation
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:50:30 -0800

Investigators with the Wright County Sheriff's office say the truck belonging to man wanted for question in the murder investigation of Novie Baney was found abandoned in a field in Texas County.Edited from a press release from the Wright County Sheriff's Office:Updated information. We recovered Shane Masterson's Black 2008 Ford this evening approximately 3 miles into Texas County off of Hwy 38 ...

When Do The Polls Close? Poll Closing Times By State On Election Day 2014
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 04:37:06 -0800

Trying to cast your ballot before Election Day 2014 is over? In some states, voting can be tricky because states such as Texas and Michigan straddle time zones, and others like New Hampshire have varying poll closing times. Don’t let the confusion get to you. Instead, consult this guide for when the polls close in your area. Times listed are in Eastern standard time. If you're not sure where to ...

Task Force Seizes $39K in Drugs, Busts 17 Meth Labs
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 14:53:08 -0800

WEST PLAINS, Mo. --  The South Central Drug Task Force (SCDTF) has released their quarterly statistics. From July through September, the SCDTF reports that almost 97 grams of methamphetamine were seized, as well as over 3200 grams of marijuana. Other drugs collected include heroin (.4 grams), cocaine (.05 grams), and prescription drugs, all of which had a total street value of $39,390.28. The ...