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by KY3 News | August 18, 2011
CASSVILLE, Mo. -- An autopsy on Friday could help investigators determine how a woman from Cassville died.  Vicki Clark, 43, died at a home here on Wednesday. Police say they have a person of interest in the case but had not made any arrests, as of Thursday.  They call Clark's death suspicious but refused to release any details.
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by Ashley Reynolds, KY3 News and areynolds@ky3.com | April 25, 2011
CASSVILLE, Mo. -- Crews blocked off Main Street on Monday morning as Flat Creek rose from its banks.  Some businesses along Old Water Road were sending employees home because of rising water. The Missouri Department of Transportation Southwest District closed numerous routes due to high water on Monday morning. Closed routes include: Barry County •·         MO 39, south of Route 248 •·         MO 76, southeast of Cassville •·         MO 97, near Monett •·         Route C, at McDowell, Flat Creek •·         Route U, Flat Creek, east of Butterfield •·         Route Y, Flat Creek, north of Cassville Jasper County •·         MO 37, north of Reeds •·         Route D, east of Oronogo Lawrence County •·         MO 39, southeast of Mt. Vernon •·         MO 97, north of Stotts City •·         Route DD, west of Monett McDonald County •·         MO 43, Buffalo Creek •·         MO 59, south of Lanagan •·         MO 90, inside city limits of Noel •·         MO 90, southeast side of county •·         Route CC, between Goodman and Lanagan •·         Route DD, Elk River •·         Route E, Sugar Creek near Powell •·         Route...
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and cbrewer@schurz.com | March 10, 2013
CASSVILLE, Mo. - A blaze destroyed a recently renovated McDonald's restaurant in Cassville late Sunday morning. Cassville firefighters were joined by fire crews from surrounding areas, including Monett and Exeter, in fighting the fire at 93 Main Street. Several viewer emails showed thick black smoke pouring from the restaurant. The Cassville Democrat reported on its Facebook page that the building is a total loss. The Monett Times reported via Twitter that the Monett Fire Department sent a ladder truck to help fight the blaze.
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Steve Grant, KY3 News and sgrant@ky3.com | July 23, 2012
CASSVILLE, Mo. - Cassville is looking forward to a few more jobs. Justin Boot company has bought an empty factory.  The bootmaker says it will use the 95-thousand square feet for warehousing footwear and possibly more manufacturing.  Justin opened its original Cassville factory 30-years ago, and has made and shipped more than ten million pairs of boots.
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by KY3 News | August 26, 2011
CASSVILLE, Mo. -- The Barry County prosecuting attorney filed a murder charge fro the death of a woman from Cassville.  Police arrested Jimmy Joe Nelson, 40, of Cassville without incident.  He's accused of stabbing Vicki Clark, 43, in the neck on Aug. 17 at the home that they they shared. Police say Nelson initially told Clark's employer that she committed suicide. Nelson is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action.  He's in jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond.  If he's convicted, he could get a prison sentence of 10 to 30 years
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and Email Chris / Follow Chris on Twitter | August 29, 2013
BARRY COUNTY, Mo. - A Cassville man was airlifted to a Springfield hospital after crashing his dirt bike on a rural road near Washburn. Michael S. Bohanan, 24, suffered serious injuries after his 2005 Yamaha YZ250 over-accelerated and flipped on Farm Road 1037 Wednesday evening. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Bohanan, who was wearing a helmet, was ejected as the dirt bike overturned backward. Bohanan was taken to Cox South Hospital in Springfield. No one else was involved in the crash.
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Edited News Release From The Iowa Department Of Natural Resources | September 5, 2013
CENTERVILLE, Iowa - Matthew K. McCullah, 30, of Cassville, Mo., was found guilty of poaching a turkey on April 20, near Moulton in southeast Appanoose County.   Conservation officers were checking hunting licenses during spring turkey season in rural Appanoose County when they noticed one hunter was constantly on his phone texting. As the officers were heading down the road, they noticed two men come over a hill carrying shotguns, wearing hunting packs, and dressed in full camouflage.  Seeing this, Officer Jacob Fulk returned and upon checking the men, Fulk learned that McCullah had killed a turkey with his shotgun but had not tagged the bird that was tucked into the hunting pack he was carrying.  McCullah initially claimed that he was serving as a guide and after his client killed a turkey, a second bird came in to the decoys and he couldn't help but shoot it. During the interview, McCullah admitted to not having a license.
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by KY3 News | October 19, 2011
CASSVILLE, Mo. -- The Barry County sheriff says a homeless man likely suffocated after wrapping himself in plastic bags to try to stay warm on Tuesday night.  His body was found near a creek behind the Ramey's store in Cassville.  The sheriff says the man is from the Washburn area, and it appeared he had been drinking.
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by KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | October 19, 2011
CASSVILLE, Mo. -- Barry County detectives are investigating the death of a homeless man.  A worker on the way to work found the body near a creek behind the Ramey's store on Wednesday morning. The sheriff says it appears Billy Henry, 57, suffocated after he wrapped his face and body in plastic bags while trying to stay warm on Tuesday night.  The sheriff also says it appears Henry had been drinking.  Henry was from the Washburn area.  
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edited news release | November 14, 2011
CASSVILLE, Mo. -- Barry County sheriff's deputies arrested a convicted child rapist from Texas who has eluded law enforcement officers for 12 years.   James Brown, 64, was featured on the TV show "America's Most Wanted " and likely has lived near Cassville for three or four years. Sheriff Mick Epperly says Brown was convicted of sexually assaulting a child and was sentenced to life in prison in 1999.   A judge sentenced Brown and then allowed him to be temporarily released from custody so he could take care of his affairs before going to prison.  Brown never returned.
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Edited News Release From The Iowa Department Of Natural Resources | September 5, 2013
CENTERVILLE, Iowa - Matthew K. McCullah, 30, of Cassville, Mo., was found guilty of poaching a turkey on April 20, near Moulton in southeast Appanoose County.   Conservation officers were checking hunting licenses during spring turkey season in rural Appanoose County when they noticed one hunter was constantly on his phone texting. As the officers were heading down the road, they noticed two men come over a hill carrying shotguns, wearing hunting packs, and dressed in full camouflage.  Seeing this, Officer Jacob Fulk returned and upon checking the men, Fulk learned that McCullah had killed a turkey with his shotgun but had not tagged the bird that was tucked into the hunting pack he was carrying.  McCullah initially claimed that he was serving as a guide and after his client killed a turkey, a second bird came in to the decoys and he couldn't help but shoot it. During the interview, McCullah admitted to not having a license.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and Email Chris / Follow Chris on Twitter | August 29, 2013
BARRY COUNTY, Mo. - A Cassville man was airlifted to a Springfield hospital after crashing his dirt bike on a rural road near Washburn. Michael S. Bohanan, 24, suffered serious injuries after his 2005 Yamaha YZ250 over-accelerated and flipped on Farm Road 1037 Wednesday evening. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Bohanan, who was wearing a helmet, was ejected as the dirt bike overturned backward. Bohanan was taken to Cox South Hospital in Springfield. No one else was involved in the crash.
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by Linda Russell and Gene Hartley, KY3 News and lrussell@ky3.com, ghartley@schurz.com | March 22, 2013
CASSVILLE, Mo. -- Parents of Monett High School players are upset about something that happened at a girls basketball game at Cassville High School on Feb. 4.  Cassville players admitted they poured urine into a water cooler used by Monett players during the game.   Parents of Monett High School players got a letter about the prank from Monett school administrators on Wednesday.  The letter says four members of the Cassville team each urinated into a cup, then poured urine from only one player into the cooler.  It says Cassville High School administrators learned about the prank on Tuesday.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and cbrewer@schurz.com | March 10, 2013
CASSVILLE, Mo. - A blaze destroyed a recently renovated McDonald's restaurant in Cassville late Sunday morning. Cassville firefighters were joined by fire crews from surrounding areas, including Monett and Exeter, in fighting the fire at 93 Main Street. Several viewer emails showed thick black smoke pouring from the restaurant. The Cassville Democrat reported on its Facebook page that the building is a total loss. The Monett Times reported via Twitter that the Monett Fire Department sent a ladder truck to help fight the blaze.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and cbrewer@schurz.com / Twitter: @iamchrisbrewer | November 5, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Governor Jay Nixon will be at Missouri State University for one of his last stops on the campaign trail today. The governor will visit the Plaster Center at 2:15 p.m. Nixon is scheduled to tour the college's IDEA Commons, a project created to help small businesses. His Republican challenger, Dave Spence, will make five campaign appearances today. It will end with a stop at Crowder College in Cassville at 6-30 tonight.
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Steve Grant, KY3 News and sgrant@ky3.com | July 23, 2012
CASSVILLE, Mo. - Cassville is looking forward to a few more jobs. Justin Boot company has bought an empty factory.  The bootmaker says it will use the 95-thousand square feet for warehousing footwear and possibly more manufacturing.  Justin opened its original Cassville factory 30-years ago, and has made and shipped more than ten million pairs of boots.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook | July 11, 2012
NEAR CASSVILLE, Mo. - A Taneyville man is recovering from serious injuries he suffered as the result of a motorcycle crash Tuesday afternoon. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Hershel S. Robertson, 73, was driving a 2005 Harley-Davidson eastbound on Missouri Route 248 roughly 10 miles east of Cassville when he exited the right side of the roadway and overturned at 4:05 p.m. Robertson's injuries were severe enough to require transport to...
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by Linda Russell, KY3 News and lrussell@ky3.com | June 19, 2012
CASSVILLE, Mo. -- On June 19, 1972, Christene Nickle Seal disappeared from her home in Lawrence County.  Her parents still wait for closure. Doyle and Trudy Nickle last saw their daughter, Christene, on Father's Day 1972.  The next morning, she was gone.  They're still looking for clues, 40 years later. The Nickles volunteer their time to help others at the hospital in Cassville. "You feel like you are so fortunate when you see the people who are feeling bad.  You see them at their worst here," Trudy Nickle said on Tuesday.
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by KY3 News and news@ky3.com | April 11, 2012
CASSVILLE, Mo. -- A teenager from Purdy pleaded guilty on Wednesday for driving drunk and causing a crash that killed her friend two years ago.  Sierra Wood, 19, was scheduled to go on trial on Wednesday morning for involuntary manslaughter but she entered the guilty plea before opening arguments began. Wood admitted she was driving drunk when her car ran off Missouri 76 near Cassville.  The vehicle flipped, killing Jessica Pettengill, 17, of Fairview. Wood's sentencing is scheduled in June.  She could get a prison sentence of up to seven years for first-degree involuntary manslaughter.
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April 2, 2012
CASSVILLE, Mo. -- One week after accepting the resignation of the city administrator, Cassville's Mayor has also resigned.  Billy Hill confirmed to KY3 News Monday afternoon that he has left the position, citing only "issues in the city that have been going on for some time now. "  Hill did not elaborate.  Last Monday night, during an executive session called by the Cassville City Council, City Administrator Eugene Dilbeck submitted his resignation. ...
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