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by KY3 News | February 14, 2013
HALLTOWN, Mo. -- Law enforcement officers arrested a man who they think led them on a 40-mile case from Greene County to Lawrence County late Wednesday afternoon.   Jeromy Eutsler, 37, of Branson is in the Greene County jail, but wasn't charged for the chase as of Thursday afternoon.  Eutsler has warrants for his arrest in Taney County for failing to appear in court last Nov. 1 on two cases, a theft charge and a domestic assault charge. The chase started on the north side of Springfield about 4 p.m., when deputies with the Greene County Sheriff's Department spotted a pickup that had been reported stolen earlier in the day. The deputies followed the truck on county farm roads around Springfield-Branson National Airport, then west to Bois D'Arc, then west and south into Lawrence County to a wooded area west of Halltown.  At several points during the chase, the driver of the truck reached speeds of 90 miles an hour and twice managed to avoid spike strips laid down to blow out his tires.    The driver stopped the truck along Lawrence County Road 1210 north of old Route 66 and Paris Springs, then jumped out and ran into the woods.  He left behind his girlfriend, Crystal Woodward, and her baby, who were in the truck.  Officers questioned and arrested Woodward and turned the 6-month-old baby over to the state's Children's Division.  Woodward could face a charge of child endangerment but had not been charged by Thursday afternoon.
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by KY3 News | January 15, 2012
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, for a Lawrence County man who died in a house fire earlier this week.  That man's body was actually discovered by his own daughter and her boyfriend. Lawrence County sheriff Brad Delay says flames broke out Thursday night at the home just off "M" Highway.  When fire investigators first went out, they evidently missed the body of 61-year old Larry Pearman.  Pearman is believed to have been inside the home when the fire started, but they didn't see him. His daughter, Kelly Pearman, tells KY3 News she went to the scene the next morning and saw her dad's body.
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by Paula Morehouse, KY3 News | August 12, 2012
PIERCE CITY, Mo. -- A series of events led to a homicide investigation in Lawrence County. The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department first received a call for a report of possible shots fired on Saturday night.  Deputies found no one at the home near Pierce City, but they did discover what was believed to be a large amount of blood at the scene. After locating a possible family member, an endangered-missing persons report was filed.      Sheriff's deputies responded to a call on Sunday morning and located a body several miles from the home with the blood on Saturday night.  At this time, officers said they do not believe the report of shots fired and the body are related.  The exact cause of death was not determined as of Sunday night.
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by KY3 News | November 11, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- A man is on the run as of early Sunday morning after taking off following a high speed chase. It started in Greene County around 1a.m. Sunday morning. Authorities tried to pull over the driver on I-44 near Springfield, for a routine traffic violation.  But the driver wouldn't stop. He was heading west, eventually running along Airport Boulevard, before hopping back onto I-44. He hit speeds of up to 115 miles per hour in a red Mitsubishi Eclipse before officers lost sight of him in Lawrence County on Highway 96, near Halltown.
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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: Jerry Jacob | April 2, 2013
MT. VERNON, Mo. -- Saying he is "grateful for all the support," Republican Mike Moon has won a seat in the Missouri General Assembly. "We were okay with the election going either way," Moon said after learning of his victory Tuesday night in the special election for the 157th District seat.  "But if we had lost, I would've felt bad for all of our volunteers who worked so hard.  I'm happy for them that we won. " Moon defeated former state representative...
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | March 11, 2013
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. -- Law enforcement officers arrested a man who was wanted for the murder of his father in Ohio last week.   Brandon Lawrence was sleeping at the Interstate 44 rest area near Mount Vernon when he was arrested about 7:30 a.m. Saturday by a Lawrence County sheriff's deputy and a state trooper. Lawrence, 29, is charged with murder and theft of a motor vehicle.  Detectives think he killed his father, Michael Lawrence, 48, at his father's home in Shiloh, Ohio.   Richland County (Ohio)
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | May 3, 2013
Gayla Crisp found a photo of her grandmother that she believes was taken the last time it snowed in the Ozarks in May.  The photo shows Rosa May Florence Woods in the Dry Valley community, a rural area in Lawrence County northwest of Pierce City. Crisp remembers her parents talking about the snowstorm in May when they were teenagers.   The National Weather Service in Springfield says the last time there was measurable snow in the Ozarks this late in the spring was on May 2, 1929.
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | March 7, 2013
CAVE SPRINGS, Mo. -- The Greene County Sheriff's Department received a report about the theft of seven calves early Wednesday.  The cattle were on a farm near Farm Road 54 at Highway Z north of Willard.  The calves are black and each weigh about 500 pounds. Sheriff Jim Arnott asks ranchers to check their herds frequently and promptly report missing livestock.  He says people should call 911 if they see suspicious activity. Last month, a rancher east of Halltown near Highway PP at Farm Road 156 reported would-be thieves used feed to try to lure his cattle close to a road where they could have been herded into a trailer.  Earlier, ranchers in eastern Lawrence County around Aurora and Marionville reported cattle thefts.
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by Linda Russell, KY3 News and lrussell@ky3.com | November 8, 2011
GREENFIELD, Mo. -- One man is charged after law enforcement officers say they found a methamphetamine lab and recovered about $100,000 worth of stolen property at his home and another one in Lockwood.  Tony Whaley, 30, is charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, receiving stolen property and escaping from custody. The property is now at the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Troop D headquarters in Springfield.  A tip on Monday led officers to two homes in Lockwood, where they found the loot.
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