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Helias priest put on leave

A priest who works at Helias High School has been put on leave while authorities investigate information that was found on his school computer.

JC mother: Son to be released

The mother of one of three American students arrested in Cairo says news of their pending release is the best Thanksgiving gift.

Kehoe selling car dealerships

Starting next Monday, it will be Joe Machens Capital City Ford Lincoln.

Sweet sentenced to 10 years

Mother pleads guilty to negligence in infant son’s drowning

Rachel Sweet will spend most of the next decade in prison.

Judge Grants Motion to Suppress Evidence in Bustamante Case

Motions were heard in judge's chambers this week

Shikles bound over to Circuit Court

Jon Travis Shikles, 26, was bound over to Moniteau County Circuit Court on Tuesday, May 17, after waiving Preliminary Hearing on a second degree murder charge in Associate Circuit Court.

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Man's body found in alley

The Highway Patrol was investigating the death of an unidentified man whose body was found early Thursday near an alley less than three blocks from the downtown square.

High Point Election Results

Results from the High Point Municipal Election held Tuesday, April 5. Election results have not yet been certified.

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Two found dead in Clarksburg

On Monday, Feb. 28, officers of the Moniteau County Sheriff's Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol were called to Academy Street in Clarksburg as local residents listened on scanners. Shortly after the initial calls, officers closed off access to Academy Street except for local residents. It was later reported that two people, a man and woman were found dead at a residence in the small town. A press release received from the Sheriff's Department confirmed the deaths of Charles E. Wood, 51, and Judy M. West, 61. The preliminary results of the Medical Examiner indicated both died from gunshot wounds to the head. The death of West was ruled a homicide and Wood was ruled a suicide. According to the press release of March 1, "These deaths remain under investigation, but it appears at this point to be a murder / suicide." According to other sources, the two may have been dead for a week or more.

School closings, announcements for Friday, Feb. 25, 2011

Here is a list of school closings for our area by county.

School closings, announcements for Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011

Here are school closings and other weather-related announcements for Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011.

Weather-related announcements for Monday, Feb. 7

Here are weather-related announcements for Monday, Feb. 7, 2011.

Children found unharmed

Father arrested after five Eldon children reported missing

ELDON — Miller County Sheriff Bill Abbott canceled an Amber Alert on Friday night after five children reportedly taken from their rural Eldon home early Friday morning were found unharmed.

Area Closings for Friday, Feb. 4, 2011

Area Closings for Friday, Feb. 4, 2011

Weather-related announcements, closings for Thursday, Feb. 3

Area Closings for Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011