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by KY3 News | September 30, 2011
CAMDENTON, Mo. -- A body that was found in a field south of Camdenton near Native Road on Sept. 11 was identified by DNA as belonging to Edwin Duncan, 44, of Camdenton.  The body was so badly decomposed that fingerprints couldn't be used to identify the body.  The DNA matched DNA in the Missouri State Highway Patrol's database after Duncan served time in prison for theft.  The Highway Patrol notified the Camden County Sheriff's Department about...
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by KY3 News | January 18, 2011
MONTREAL, Mo. -- The woman who died on Monday night in a fire at a home in southern Camden County was Sharon Angst, 48, of Lebanon.  The fire was in a double wide mobile home on Highway BB south of Montreal near the Laclede County line. An autopsy in Springfield will be part of the investigation.  An investigator for the State Fire Marshal's Office is trying to determine a cause. Someone called 911 about the fire just after 11:30 p.m.  The first units on the scene from Mid County Fire District found flames shooting out of the home on all four sides.
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by Mike Landis, KY3 News and mlandis@ky3.com | March 20, 2011
STOUTLAND, Mo. -- Emergency responders searched for a lost 4-year-old boy southwest of Stoutland on Sunday.  The search was still in progress at 10 p.m.  The Camden County Sheriff's Department say Bryce McCraken is about 4 feet tall and 35 pounds, with blonde hair and hazel eyes.  He was last seen wearing camouflage bib overalls, a gray T-shirt, and white Nike shoes. The sheriff's department says Bryce was playing in his backyard with his brother when he wandered off into the wooded area behind the family home about 1 p.m. Sunday.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor | February 27, 2013
Crews with Southwest Electric Co-Op continue to work to restore power to less than 800 customers Wednesday morning, a day after winter storms caused scattered outages across the co-op's service area. The outages are scattered across Benton and Camden counties, and crews anticipate getting power back to all customers by the end of the day -- most by the end of the morning, according to a news release.  
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by Gene Hartley, Paula Morehouse, and Robin Yancey, KY3 News and news@schurz.com | April 25, 2013
CAMDENTON, Mo. -- Investigators from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Camden County Sheriff's Department, and Camdenton Police Department arrested a woman this week for a cold case murder in April 2004.   Clara Rector, 36, of Laurie, is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the stabbing death of Tommy Hope.   Rector's husband, Jason, 46, is charged with trying to destroy evidence that his wife recently was stalking and...
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by Linda Russell, KY3 News and lrussell@ky3.com | February 6, 2012
CAMDENTON, Mo. -- A baby was in critical condition on Monday with a knife wound to her throat.  Bradie Simpson, 39, the baby's mother, is accused of taking her daughter into the woods near her home and cutting her between midnight and 4 a.m. Saturday. Police say they found the child in Simpson's arms early Sunday morning in a wooded area near the family home southeast of Camdenton.  They say Simpson also had a cut on her neck. A Camden County detective's probable cause statement says Simpson called deputies to her home at 668 Dry Ridge Road about 10 p.m. Friday.  When they got there, she told them she believed her neighbor had shot himself.  Deputies found nothing wrong at the neighbor's home and left.
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by Shayla Patrick, KY3 News and spatrick@ky3.com | September 18, 2013
CAMDENTON, Mo. -- A 30-year old woman was arrested on Tuesday evening as a person of interest in the investigation of a decomposed body found near Camdenton on Sunday. Jamison Shelton was arrested at a motel in Jefferson City on unrelated outstanding warrants. The Camden County prosecuting attorney charged Shelton on Wednesday with one count of receiving stolen property. The sheriff says Shelton was a known associate and recent roommate of the woman who died at Camelot Estates.  Camden County sheriff's deputies worked with the U.S. Marshals Service, Jefferson City police, and Eldon police to locate and arrest Shelton.
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by Marie Saavedra, KY3 News and msaavedra@ky3.com | September 21, 2010
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A trailer full of dogs pulled up to their new home on Tuesday, several counties away from where they started.   Twenty-three out of more than 100 dogs from a puppy mill in Camden County were brought here to the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri.  The breeder himself brought in rescuers. "It really was an urgent plea for help from the puppy mill owner," said Tim Rickey, senior director with the ASPCA, a national animal rescue group. "The call that went out was that they didn't have money to take care of the animals and needed to get rid of all of them.
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by KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | November 18, 2011
A sex abuse trial of a former Osage Beach policeman will happen in Morgan County.  A judge approved Richard Calvino's request to have the trial moved out of Camden County.  Calvino is charged with sexual abuse and sodomy.  The claims came to light this past January from a woman who babysat for Calvino in the 19-80's.  She says the alleged incidents first happened when she was 11-years-old.  Calvino denies the allegations.  A new trial date has...
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By Chris Brewer, web editor and E-mail: cbrewer@schurz.com | April 9, 2013
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. - A 12-day-old baby became an unwitting accomplice in a shoplifting case in Osage Beach over the weekend. Police in the Camden County town say Tara R. Lewis, 19; Dustin Metcalf, 17; and Genevieve Hill-Deasure, 17, stole merchandise from a Walmart there and hid some of the stolen goods under a 12-day old baby sitting in a car seat. Osage Beach police took the three into custody, and each faces a charge of stealing by shoplifting under $500. Police also contacted authorities in reference to the three endangering the welfare of a child.
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by KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | May 15, 2011
CAMDENTON, Mo. -- Formal charges were filed against an elderly man who, authorities say, shot at Camden County deputies.  John Russell, 81, walked away from a care facility in Morgan County on Saturday.  He was later found at a home near Camdenton.      Deputies say Russell was armed with a gun when a struggle ensued between him and law enforcers.  During the melee, the suspect shot off a round.       Russell faces several charges, including second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer.
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KY3 News | May 7, 2011
A crash in Camden County has killed a man from Roach. Troopers say Blayne Fryer lost control of his car on Bollinger Creek Road, crossed the center line and hit a tree. He was 18 years old.
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by Ky3 News | April 10, 2011
A man from Camdenton is dead after a crash in Camden County. Troopers say James Berger lost control on Highway 5 early Saturday morning and hit a guardrail. Berger was thrown from his car.   He was 26-years old.
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KY3 News | April 9, 2011
A man from Camdenton is dead after a crash in Camden County.  Troopers say James Berger lost control on Highway 5 early Saturday morning, hitting a guardrail. Berger was thrown from his car. He was 26-years old.
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by Mike Landis, KY3 News and mlandis@ky3.com | March 20, 2011
STOUTLAND, Mo. -- Emergency responders searched for a lost 4-year-old boy southwest of Stoutland on Sunday.  The search was still in progress at 10 p.m.  The Camden County Sheriff's Department say Bryce McCraken is about 4 feet tall and 35 pounds, with blonde hair and hazel eyes.  He was last seen wearing camouflage bib overalls, a gray T-shirt, and white Nike shoes. The sheriff's department says Bryce was playing in his backyard with his brother when he wandered off into the wooded area behind the family home about 1 p.m. Sunday.
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by KY3 News | March 20, 2011
STOUTLAND, Mo. -- After almost 12 hours, searchers found 4-year-old Bryce McCraken on Sunday night.  The Camden County sheriff says the boy will be checked out but appears to be okay. Bryce disappeared on Sunday afternoon while playing hide-and-seek with some other kids.  More than 250 volunteers and first responders united to walk the woods near the family's home outside Stoutland to search for the boy.  
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by KY3 News | January 18, 2011
MONTREAL, Mo. -- The woman who died on Monday night in a fire at a home in southern Camden County was Sharon Angst, 48, of Lebanon.  The fire was in a double wide mobile home on Highway BB south of Montreal near the Laclede County line. An autopsy in Springfield will be part of the investigation.  An investigator for the State Fire Marshal's Office is trying to determine a cause. Someone called 911 about the fire just after 11:30 p.m.  The first units on the scene from Mid County Fire District found flames shooting out of the home on all four sides.
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by KY3 News | November 27, 2010
CAMDEN COUNTY -- A man from Edwards is dead after a crash in Camden County. Troopers say Nickolas Riga was riding in a car on Route FF when the driver lost control on a curve, hit an embankment and flipped. Riga was thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The driver suffered minor injuries.
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by Marie Saavedra, KY3 News and msaavedra@ky3.com | September 21, 2010
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A trailer full of dogs pulled up to their new home on Tuesday, several counties away from where they started.   Twenty-three out of more than 100 dogs from a puppy mill in Camden County were brought here to the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri.  The breeder himself brought in rescuers. "It really was an urgent plea for help from the puppy mill owner," said Tim Rickey, senior director with the ASPCA, a national animal rescue group. "The call that went out was that they didn't have money to take care of the animals and needed to get rid of all of them.
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