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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | August 14, 2013
PINEVILLE, Mo. -- Thirty months after a man was shot in the back in McDonald County, another man was charged for his murder this week.  Fred Bremer, 39, of Rogers, Ark., is charged with killing Jack McCain, 67, of Rogers on Feb. 20, 2011. Information about what led to Bremer's charge for first-degree murder is scarce.  The probable cause statement has one of the shortest justifications on record for a murder charge. “Fred H. Bremer transported Jack McCain in his vehicle under the pretense of helping him feed his animals to an isolated area down a dirt road and shot him repeatedly in the back while Jack was running away, thereby causing his death,” Sheriff's Deputy Don Schlessman wrote in the probable cause statement.
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Doug Owen, KY3 News | April 20, 2012
PINEVILLE, Mo. -- McDonald County authorities say a double shooting that killed a man and his five-year-old son on Thursday afternoon was a murder-suicide. It happened in Lanagan.   Investigators say a local man found his brother and his nephew both shot to death.  The McDonald County Sheriff's Office know the identity of the man and the boy, but their names haven't been made public. Investigators say the boy's mother was away at work when the shootings took place.
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by KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | March 6, 2011
PINEVILLE, Mo. -- A woman from McDonald County who is accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death early Thursday morning pleaded not guilty in her initial court appearance.  Dawn Reynolds is charged with second-degree murder. Officers responded to a 911 call in the rural Powell area early Thursday morning on a report of a man having a heart attack.  When they arrived, they found Gary Young, 58, dead with a stab wound to his stomach. Deputies arrested Reynolds, 52, at the scene.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and cbrewer@schurz.com | September 12, 2012
McDONALD COUNTY, Mo. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol says there have been too many railroad crossing crashes in McDonald County, and today they plan to talk to drivers about the problem. In the past two years, two crashes at railroad crossings have occurred in McDonald County. One person was hurt and another was killed as a result of those wrecks. Troopers say they have been hearing reports that drivers aren't being safe at railroad crossings. Today, troopers, railroad officials and volunteers will be talking to people at railroad crossings in the county to make sure they know how to stay safe.
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by Curtis Hancock, KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | September 26, 2011
PINEVILLE, Mo. --  A man from Bentonville, Ark. is charged for the shooting death of John Bevill II, 34, of Washburn, and the wounding of another man.  Brian Clapper, 31, is charged with second-degree murder, first-degree assault with a firearm, and two counts of armed criminal action. McDonald County sheriff's deputies were called to Bevill's home at 445 Cecil Epling Way in Washburn around 9:30 Friday night.  They found Bevill dead from a gunshot wound and Kendrick Long, 22, suffering from a gunshot wound to an arm.  Long is recovering at a hospital in Joplin.
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by Doug Owen, KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | December 2, 2011
CASSVILLE, Mo. -- A Barry County jury returned a guilty verdict in the trial of a Southwest City police officer.  Jurors deliberated two hours on Thursday before convicting Brian Massa, 35, of first-degree involuntary manslaughter for the death of Bobby Stacy, 26, of Gravette, Ark. Massa shot Stacy on March 28, 2010, after a chase through Southwest City and onto a McDonald County farm road.  Massa said Stacy was trying to run him down...
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Posted by Kristy Schiebel and newsalerts@ky3.com | May 24, 2012
LANAGAN, Mo. -- A McDonald County grand jury has charged the Lanagan Police chief and another officer with felony forgery.  Chief Larry Marsh is accused of writing citations for Missouri laws that don't even exist along with altering a racial profiling report.  Officer Michael Gallhue also faces similar charges.
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by KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | November 30, 2011
CASSVILLE, Mo. -- Day two of prosecution testimony in the trial of a former Southwest Missouri policeman charged with killing an Arkansas driver.  Brian Massa of Southwest City allegedly shot the man last year after chasing him in McDonald County. The prosecution contends the gunfire was not justified. The defense will argue the driver was trying to run-over the officer.  The trial was moved to a Cassville courtroom.
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by Brett Onstott, KY3 News | January 29, 2013
NEAR ROCKY COMFORT, Mo--A man Wheaton was killed in an ATV crash Monday night.  The highway patrol says Andrew Loyd ran off Indian Creek Road and hit a tree west of Rocky Comfort in McDonald County.  Loyd was 20-years-old.
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Steve Grant, KY3 News and sgrant@ky3.com | July 27, 2012
PINEVILLE, Mo. - A jury in McDonald County is recommending 13 years in prison for a renter who shot and killed his landlord last year. Jurors did not buy the defense argument that Danny Thomas fired shots at Darrell Bone because he believed Bone was going for a gun.  Thomas will be sentenced October 1st.
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | August 14, 2013
PINEVILLE, Mo. -- Thirty months after a man was shot in the back in McDonald County, another man was charged for his murder this week.  Fred Bremer, 39, of Rogers, Ark., is charged with killing Jack McCain, 67, of Rogers on Feb. 20, 2011. Information about what led to Bremer's charge for first-degree murder is scarce.  The probable cause statement has one of the shortest justifications on record for a murder charge. “Fred H. Bremer transported Jack McCain in his vehicle under the pretense of helping him feed his animals to an isolated area down a dirt road and shot him repeatedly in the back while Jack was running away, thereby causing his death,” Sheriff's Deputy Don Schlessman wrote in the probable cause statement.
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by Chris Brewer and Gene Hartley, web editors and Email Chris / Follow Chris on Twitter | August 8, 2013
JANE, Mo. -- Emergency managers say a woman from Noel died when her vehicle was swept off a highway by floodwaters early Thursday.  It happened in McDonald County near Brush Creek along Missouri 90, west of Jane.  Brush Creek in that area is an intermittent stream that often has little water in it (Google Maps photo). The victim was Helen A. Pendergraft, 69.  She was driving eastbound at 4:50 a.m. when her car was swept into the stream, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
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by Brett Onstott, KY3 News | January 29, 2013
NEAR ROCKY COMFORT, Mo--A man Wheaton was killed in an ATV crash Monday night.  The highway patrol says Andrew Loyd ran off Indian Creek Road and hit a tree west of Rocky Comfort in McDonald County.  Loyd was 20-years-old.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and cbrewer@schurz.com | September 12, 2012
McDONALD COUNTY, Mo. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol says there have been too many railroad crossing crashes in McDonald County, and today they plan to talk to drivers about the problem. In the past two years, two crashes at railroad crossings have occurred in McDonald County. One person was hurt and another was killed as a result of those wrecks. Troopers say they have been hearing reports that drivers aren't being safe at railroad crossings. Today, troopers, railroad officials and volunteers will be talking to people at railroad crossings in the county to make sure they know how to stay safe.
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by Mike Landis, KY3 News and mlandis@ky3.com | September 4, 2012
CARTHAGE, Mo. -- One of the Ozark's busiest highways is growing up.   In December, U.S. 71 will become Interstate 49.  The new status for western Missouri's main north-south highway comes after more than $63 million in upgrades between Kansas City and Joplin. “There is just something about going to an interstate status that people thinks it brings in more traffic, and traffic will pick up,” said Mark Elliff, president of the Carthage Chamber of Commerce. “We made it big time.  We are right at the crossroads of I-44 and now we get to have a new one,” said Saul Gonzalez, chief operating officer of Con-Way Truckload in Joplin.  “We are in transportation so, for us, easy access -- having that ability -- is big for our drivers.” The designation covers the U.S. 71 corridor running from I-435 in south Kansas City, through Joplin, ending at Pineville in McDonald County.  A short stretch, known as the Bella Vista Bypass, eventually will link Pineville with Bentonville, Ark.  That segment has yet to be constructed due to lack of funding by the State of Arkansas.  Once that segment is done, I-49 will follow that route and replace the I-540 corridor between Bentonville, Fayetteville, and Fort Smith.  The section of I-49 between Shreveport, La., and Lafayette, La., is already complete.
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Steve Grant, KY3 News and sgrant@ky3.com | July 27, 2012
PINEVILLE, Mo. - A jury in McDonald County is recommending 13 years in prison for a renter who shot and killed his landlord last year. Jurors did not buy the defense argument that Danny Thomas fired shots at Darrell Bone because he believed Bone was going for a gun.  Thomas will be sentenced October 1st.
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Posted by Kristy Schiebel and newsalerts@ky3.com | May 24, 2012
LANAGAN, Mo. -- A McDonald County grand jury has charged the Lanagan Police chief and another officer with felony forgery.  Chief Larry Marsh is accused of writing citations for Missouri laws that don't even exist along with altering a racial profiling report.  Officer Michael Gallhue also faces similar charges.
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Doug Owen, KY3 News | April 20, 2012
PINEVILLE, Mo. -- McDonald County authorities say a double shooting that killed a man and his five-year-old son on Thursday afternoon was a murder-suicide. It happened in Lanagan.   Investigators say a local man found his brother and his nephew both shot to death.  The McDonald County Sheriff's Office know the identity of the man and the boy, but their names haven't been made public. Investigators say the boy's mother was away at work when the shootings took place.
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March 15, 2012
Barry County Date & Time: 3/13/12; 7:30pm Location: Crowder College - Community Center, 420 North Main, Cassville, MO Barton County Date & Time: 3/17/12; 10am Location: Barton County Courthouse (big courtroom) 1007 Broadway, Lamar, MO 64759 Bates County Date & Time: 3/17/12; 2:30pm Location: Ruby Stotmeister, 305 N Delaware, Butler, MO Benton County Date & Time: 3/17/12; 9am, registration; 10am meeting Location: Benton County Courthouse (big courtroom)
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by Doug Owen, KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | December 2, 2011
CASSVILLE, Mo. -- A Barry County jury returned a guilty verdict in the trial of a Southwest City police officer.  Jurors deliberated two hours on Thursday before convicting Brian Massa, 35, of first-degree involuntary manslaughter for the death of Bobby Stacy, 26, of Gravette, Ark. Massa shot Stacy on March 28, 2010, after a chase through Southwest City and onto a McDonald County farm road.  Massa said Stacy was trying to run him down...
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