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edited news release from Maries County Sheriff | November 20, 2012
META, Mo.-- During the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 18, members of the Maries County Sheriff's Office responded to Highway 52 near Meta for an intoxicated driver passed out in the middle of the roadway.  Upon arrival members of the Sheriff's Office observed that the driver of the vehicle was passed out, with his foot on the brake, and the vehicle in gear.  The driver would not wake up, and Deputies were required to use a lock-out kit to...
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by Sara Forhetz, KY3 News and news@ky3.com | October 21, 2012
VIENNA, Mo. -- The Maries County Sheriff's Department arrested several people for a string of burglaries in the Dixon area.  Video surveillance on one of the properties that was hit several times captured several images of burglars. The Maries County sheriff says, after publicizing the photos, the public was able to identify the people, and officers arrested three of them.  More arrests are possible.
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Brian Vandenberg, Edited News Release From The Maries County Sheriff's Office | February 21, 2013
Vienna, MO - On February 21, 2013 members of the Maries County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop on Highway 63 just north of Vienna.  During the course of the stop members of the Sheriff's Office located suspected heroin, suspected methamphetamines, suspected drug paraphernalia, an assault rifle, and several rounds of ammunition.  One suspect provided Investigators with false information and gave the Deputies his brother's information.  Additionally, one...
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Brian Vandenberg, Edited News Release From The Maries County Sheriff's Office | February 26, 2013
Vienna, MO - On February 26, 2013 members of the Maries County Sheriff's Office conducted a narcotics investigation at a residence on Third Street in Vienna.  During the course of the investigation investigators located suspected methamphetamines, marijuana, and several items of drug paraphernalia.  There was a minor child inside the residence that was placed in the custody of family members.  Members of the Sheriff's Office arrested Audrey J....
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by KY3 News | February 18, 2010
ROLLA, Mo. -- City police have two suspects for a series of burglaries at businesses over the past three months. One is charged and police hope the other will be. Police didn’t have any suspects before four burglaries on Wednesday. Three of those businesses had been hit at least once before during the three-month spree. Evidence at the latest burglary scenes led officers to a 22-year-old man from Vichy and Harland “Andy” Frohmader, 23, of Rolla. Officers found some of the stolen items from the businesses.
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by Sara Forhetz, KY3 News | May 26, 2013
VIENNA, Mo.-- Early Sunday morning, authorities located an ATV stopped on Route V near Vienna with no lights on.  Members of the Sheriff's Office suspected the driver was under the influence of a controlled substance. After further investigation, Sheriff's Deputies located suspected methamphetamine.  Deputies arrested Jason W. Roberson of Vienna for possession of controlled substance along with several traffic violations. Roberson was charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, a class C felony.  Roberson is also on probation for drug violations.  He is being held in the Maries County Jail on a no bond warrant.
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by KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | November 9, 2011
CROCKER, Mo. -- A man from Crocker will stand trial for a deadly crash that killed two people.  John Mazurek is charged with involuntary manslaughter for the death of Wilberta Randolph. The Maries County sheriff says Mazurek was apparently drunk when he crossed the centerline of a road and crashed head-on into another car in September. Mazurek could face another mansalughter charge because a passenger in Randolph's car, Helen Wieberg of Jefferson City died as a result of her injuries.
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Missouri Department of Natural Resources news release | August 3, 2011
JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG.  3, 2011 - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded nearly $238,000 in scrap tire grants to 15 nonprofit organizations around the state to promote the beneficial use of scrap tire materials for use in playgrounds, tracks and other projects. The department is able to provide the Scrap Tire Surface Material Grants through the state's Scrap Tire Fee, a 50-cent-per-tire fee collected on new tires sold in Missouri.  The department also uses the fee to finance cleanup of illegal scrap tire dumps, inspections, enforcement and permitting activities.
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by KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | February 23, 2011
VIENNA, Mo. -- A man from Jerome received a 10-year prison sentence for killing a man in a drunken driving traffic crash 20 months ago.  George Widener, 64, pleaded guilty in December for involuntary manslaughter for the death of Don Nelson, 54, a teacher and coach from Waynesville. Widener’s pickup collided head-on with Nelson’s motorcycle in June 2009.  Law enforcement officers say Widener was driving in the wrong lane and his blood alcohol level was nearly three times the legal limit for drivers.
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Edited news release from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department | November 29, 2011
Waynesville, MO - On Nov. 20, 2011, a Pulaski County deputy sheriff was standing in the dispatch area of the sheriff's office near the security camera monitors when he noticed that a female inmate in the recreation room of the Pulaski County Jail was standing on top of a vending machine and appeared to be trying to crawl into an A/C & heating vent. A second female inmate appeared to be assisting by watching for the jail staff, spraying a liquid onto the security camera lens to obscure vision, and later by also standing on top of the vending machine to assist in the removal of the vent cover.
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by Brad Belote, KY3 News and @bradbelote | January 3, 2011
VIENNA, Mo. -- A man from Dixon was charged with trespassing, resisting arrest and assaulting law enforcement officers on Monday.  Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman said deputies responded to a panic alarm in the prosecutor's office after William Ratliff was being disorderly.  Heitman said Ratliff assaulted him and Major David Hutchison.  Heitman said deputies used an electronic stun gun and pepper spray to subdue Ratliff.  Heitman said no one was hurt.  
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