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Emily Wood, KY3 News and ewood@ky3.com | June 19, 2012
MARSHFIELD, Mo. -- Webster county families have been making a splash at the City of Marshfield Pool for generations.  Now community leaders are pushing the idea of closing that pool, built in the 1960s, and building a new one. "I want to see the people come up with a solution, and the people can help guide that," said City Alderman Champ Herren. Herren said the pool has been in need of different repairs nearly every year for the last 15-20 years. "The ground has moved underneath it. The concrete has came apart.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and E-mail: cbrewer@schurz.com / Twitter: @iamchrisbrewer | December 12, 2012
MARSHFIELD, Mo. -- A 78-year-old man drove the wrong way on Interstate 44 on Tuesday evening for 11 miles until state troopers finally got him to stop.  The man told officers he made a wrong turn onto the freeway and was just trying to get home. As the man headed east toward Webster County in the westbound lanes, several officers followed on the correct side of the freeway beginning at the Strafford exit. One witness to the situation described seeing cars pulled over to the side of the road in apparent attempts to avoid the errant vehicle.
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | September 5, 2013
BOLIVAR, Mo. -- A man from Bolivar received a 15-year prison sentence on Thursday for sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl last year.  A jury convicted David Michael Hamilton, 38, in July of first-degree child molestation. Polk County Prosecuting Attorney Kenneth Ashlock says Hamilton will not be eligible for probation or parole, and will have to report to probation and parole officers for the rest of his life after he leaves prison. Bolivar Police and the Child Advocacy Center in Springfield investigated the case and interviewed the girl.  The jury saw a video in which the girl told what Hamilton did to her. Hamilton has been in the Polk County Jail since June 11, 2012.  He'll get credit for that time as part of his state prison sentence.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and Email Chris / Follow Chris on Twitter | July 25, 2013
MARSHFIELD, Mo. - The community of Marshfield is preparing to pay tribute to a firefighter who died this past weekend -- one week after he was severely burned while fighting a blaze. Lt. Matt Blankenship of the Marshfield Fire Department suffered severe burns while battling a house fire in Niangua on July 13. He died from those injuries seven days later. A funeral service for Blankenship starts at 11 this morning at the Marshfield High school gym. Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has also ordered all flags be flown at half staff today in Webster County in honor of Lieutenant Blankenship.
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | May 30, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A lawsuit by a church that wants to sell its property to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for a grocery store caused a judge to cancel a special citywide election scheduled for Aug. 6.  Opponents of a proposed Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market at the corner of Grand Street at Campbell Avenue gathered petition signatures that led the Springfield City Council to schedule the election.  The opponents want voters to overturn an ordinance that rezoned...
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by Linda Russell, KY3 News and lrussell@ky3.com | August 4, 2011
ROGERSVILLE, Mo. -- A woman whom a man from Rogersville apparently targeted for rape says her husband prevented an attack on Monday night in her home.  The woman talked about the experience on Thursday and said she hopes her suspected attacker will face a harsher charge than the Webster County prosecuting attorney filed. The woman asked that we call her Crystal (not her real name) and that we not show her face to protect her identity.  She's thankful things didn't get as far as her intruder planned.
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by KY3 News and Linda Russell, KY3 News Reporter and newsalerts@ky3.com | March 9, 2011
SEYMOUR, Mo. -- An assault and chase that started in Webster County about 9 p.m. Tuesday ended in Greene County just before midnight.  A man suspected of being the shooter, Zakariah Evitt, 26, was charged on Wednesday morning with first-degree assault and armed criminal action.  According to a detective's probable cause statement used as the basis of the charges, Evitt tried to lock his parents out of the home at 546 Hollyhock Drive where Evitt lives with his parents.  The parents got in the home anyway, and the father noticed that his firearms were missing from his closet.
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edited news release and newsalerts@ky3.com | June 26, 2012
MARSHFIELD, Mo .-- The Webster County Sheriff's Department has a new website where residents can find the latest information regarding the operations of the department as well as locate area sex offenders. The new website will serve as an information resource for the public and assist with community policing efforts. The Website provides updated information on all aspects of the department. Sheriff Roy Cole says one of the main goals of the new website is to provide information to the public about sex offenders living in the county.
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March 14, 2012
SCHOOL DISTRICTS FIRE DISTRICTS CITIES AND TOWNS SCHOOL BOARDS OZARKS TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES (Elect 2) Greg Delong Larry Snyder Larry C. Gates LOGAN ROGERVSILLE R-8 (Elect 2) Barbara Fielden Lawrence W. (Larry) Zahn Stan Dean Davidson Jason Robert Campbell NIANGUA No.5 (Elect 2) Dawn Ricks Andrew Hicks Ted Stuber SEYMOUR R-II (Elect 2)
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by KY3 News | July 16, 2011
ROGERSVILLE, Mo., -- A missing teen from Webster County is found.  The Webster County Sheriff's Department says Aleana Layton, 13, was found safe in Arkansas and was taken to a safe location. Aleana left her home in Rogersville on Thursday night.  The sheriff says she made several attempts by telephone, text or e-mail to be picked up by strangers.  The sheriff said Aleana had contact with at least one sex offender during those attempts. The sheriff believes Layton left her home on her own free will.
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