Category Archives: Regional News

Missouri State University bans drones

Missouri State University has recently adopted a policy banning the recreational and unauthorized use of the unmanned aircraft systems known as drones. The Springfield News-Leader reports that the policy was approved Oct. 3 by university president Clif

UCA to interview 4 for president

     CONWAY, Ark. (AP) The University of Central Arkansas has named four finalists for president.      UCA on Friday said Arkansas State University vice Chancellor Len Frey; Kennesaw State University interim President Houston Davis; University of Toledo, Ohio, dean

Monett teen dies in ATV accident

     VERONA, Mo. (AP) – A 14-year-old boy has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in southwest Missouri.      The Monett Times reports 14-year-old Dalton Heseman of Monett was riding an ATV northbound when the vehicle overturned. The accident

Moberly man charged with murder

Authorities have charged a 28-year-old central Missouri man with murder in a shooting death. The Moberly Monitor Index reports that Joseph Lee Kertz of Moberly faces charges including first-degree murder and second-degree arson in the death of

Body found at Table Rock Lake

     INDIAN POINT, Mo. (AP) The body of a 44-year-old Arkansas man has been recovered from a lake in southwest Missouri.      The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the body of David J. Rambadt of Batesville, Arkansas was recovered

Gov. Nixon issues 9 more pardons

     JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) Gov. Jay Nixon is pardoning nine more people convicted in Missouri of various crimes.      Nixon on Friday announced the pardons, which include clemency for a man who served in the U.S. Navy and

Auditor gives city of Sparta worst rating

     SPARTA, Mo. (AP) A state audit gives the southwest Missouri city of Sparta the lowest possible rating of “poor.”      The Springfield News-Leader reports that Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway released the findings Wednesday. Residents of the small Christian