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by KY3 News and news@ky3.com | September 18, 2012
MANSFIELD, Mo. - A man is in custody for a homicide at a home.  Law enforcement officers found the body of Jill Adamson, 33, in her home on Tuesday morning.  After waiting to get a search warrant, investigators went into the home in the afternoon.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol is helping Mansfield police and Wright County sheriff's deputies with the investigation. Mansfield officers got a 9-1-1 call about a fight at the home in the morning.  When they went there, no one was home but they found signs that someone was hurt.
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edited news release | September 25, 2013
AVA, Mo. -- A man from Vanzant is accused of hitting a police officer with his car and trying to run over a sheriff's deputy during a chase last week.  Officers say they learned later that Kirk Kleindolph, 51, hit a pedestrian in an alley before the chase. Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase says the chase began in Mountain Grove on the morning of Sept. 18 when city police and Wright County sheriff's deputies tried to stop Kleindolph.  During the chase, officers say, Kleindolph held his arm out the window and waved at officers.
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March 14, 2012
SCHOOL DISTRICTS FIRE DISTRICTS CITIES AND TOWNS SCHOOL BOARDS NORWOOD R-I (Elect 2) Lee Davis Joe Sellars Chad Sullivan Rhonda Coatney MANSFIELD (Elect 2) John Michael Roberts Randall L. Roy Robert Thomas "Tommy" Kingery HARTVILLE R-II (Elect 2) Danita Larson Jeff Ward Daniel Pitts Faron Adamson Shall the Board of Education of the Hartville R-II School District of Wright County, Missouri, be authorized to increase the operating tax levy ceiling to $0.1046 to $3.025 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation in order to provide additional funds to retain qualified staff, maintain its facilities and meet the operating expenses of the District?
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by Linda Russell, KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | December 7, 2011
HARTVILLE, Mo. -- Sheriff's deputies and state troopers are investigating the murder of a 4-year old boy in northern Wright County.  His body was discovered in a sewage lagoon behind his home. Officers questioned an injured 22-year-old man who was taken to a hospital in Springfield and is under police supervision.  He had a stab wound to his stomach. Someone called the Wright County Sheriff's Department about the boy's death about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.  The county coroner and state troopers also went to the home, which is on Highway Z about two miles north of Highway H, south of Competition.  An autopsy in Springfield could help investigators learn about how the boy died.
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by Linda Russell, KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | December 8, 2011
HARTVILLE, Mo. -- The Wright County prosecuting attorney charged Terry Joe Volner on Thursday for the murder of Dusty Guenther, 4, on Tuesday night.  The 22-year-old man was treated at a hospital in Springfield after the boy's body was found on Wednesday morning in an ice-covered lagoon next to the home of the boy's family in northern Wright County.  A probable cause statement used as the basis of the charges says Volner called his mother, Tina...
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by Paula Morehouse and Robin Yancey, KY3 News | March 24, 2013
WRIGHT COUNTY, Mo -- When kids put crayons to paper, what often pours out are their emotions.  The complex feelings from simple drawings are familiar stories at the Child Advocacy Center in Springfield. "I noticed he was really working hard on a picture," said Ashley Weiber. Ashley Weiber knows first-hand the narratives behind the pictures. As a forensic Interviewer for the Center, she has talked with hundreds of children and seen countless colorings, but one boy and his drawing stand etched in her memory.
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by Sara Forhetz, KY3 News | December 28, 2010
HARTVILLE, Mo.-- Deputies in Wright County have caught who they say are some real-life Grinch's trying to steal Christmas. KY3 News first told you last week about the 20-or so homes in rural areas that were hit by smash- and-grab thieves. So far two people have been caught, and the sheriff believes there are more arrests to come. Sheriff Glenn Adler got many of the Christmas presents back and says the best part was playing Santa Claus to several families. "I left the house at 10:53a.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and Email Chris / Follow Chris on Twitter | July 22, 2013
NORWOOD, Mo. - A Norwood man faces five separate felony charges after authorities say he fired two shots at the Norwood First Baptist Church Sunday morning. Earnest J. Smith, 48, is being held in the Wright County Jail on $250,000 bond. Prosecutors have charged Smith with first-degree assault, shooting a firearm from a building, unlawful use of a weapon, making a terrorist threat and armed criminal action. Wright County Sheriff Glenn Adler says a caller to 911 at 11:35 a.m. Sunday said there was a man inside the church with a gun. The caller reported the man had fired the weapon, and that some people attending church at the time had tackled the man and was holding him until deputies could arrive.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and Email Chris / Follow Chris on Twitter | August 2, 2013
MACOMB, Mo. - A man from Norwood suffered serious injuries when the motor scooter he was riding on flipped and landed on top of him. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash took place on Cottengim Road two miles south of Macomb in Wright County Thursday evening. A crash report stated that Randy A. Dodson, 45, was rounding a curve as he traveled westbound and was ejected from his Kaitong motor scooter. The scooter then flipped on top of Dodson, seriously injuring him. Dodson was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.
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by Linda Russell and KY3 Reporter | December 14, 2011
HARTVILLE, Mo.-- The man accused of stabbing and killing a 4 year-old in Wright County one week ago was in court Wednesday.  KY3's cameras were not allowed in the court room, but a crew was there for the court proceding.  Terry Volner made his second court appearance, a short hearing to set a date for his next appearance.   Volner is charged with 1st degree murder, armed criminal action and abandonment of a corpse in the death of...
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Posted by Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and E-mail: cbrewer@schurz.com / Twitter: @iamchrisbrewer | December 5, 2012
WRIGHT COUNTY, Mo. - A Niangua man has died after a Tuesday morning crash in Wright County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Nova A. McClain, 43, was killed on Missouri State Highway 5 one mile north of Grovespring when he fell asleep, crossed the center line, veered off the roadway and struck a tree. Sheriff Glen Adler, the acting coroner, pronounced McClain dead at the scene. A passenger, Katie M. McClain, 62, also of Niangua, survived but was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment.
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | September 28, 2012
HARTVILLE, Mo. -- Terry (TJ) Volner pleaded guilty on Friday in Wright County Circuit Court for killing a 4-year-old boy last December.  Circuit Judge John Moody sentenced Volner to life in prison without chance of parole for first-degree murder and armed criminal action. Volner slashed the throat of Dusty Guenther and put his body in a cesspool behind the family's home near Durbin, north of Hartfville between Grovespring and Manes.  The murder happened while Volner was babysitting the boy while Dusty's mother, Gina Guenther, was away.
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by KY3 News and news@ky3.com | September 18, 2012
MANSFIELD, Mo. - A man is in custody for a homicide at a home.  Law enforcement officers found the body of Jill Adamson, 33, in her home on Tuesday morning.  After waiting to get a search warrant, investigators went into the home in the afternoon.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol is helping Mansfield police and Wright County sheriff's deputies with the investigation. Mansfield officers got a 9-1-1 call about a fight at the home in the morning.  When they went there, no one was home but they found signs that someone was hurt.
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edited news release | August 20, 2012
HARTVILLE, Mo. -- A man who lives in a rural area near Grovespring is accused of firing shots at law enforcement officers and setting a patrol car on fire at his home on Saturday night.   Kenneth Miller is charged with two counts of assaulting a law enforcement officer and three counts of shooting a firearm from a vehicle. Wright County Sheriff Glenn Adler says his office received a call at 8:18 p.m. Saturday that Miller had a gun and was going to harm himself.  Two sheriff's deputies went to Miller's home on Klondike Road northwest of Grovespring.
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by Sara Forhetz, KY3 News | August 19, 2012
HARTVILLE, Mo.-- Officers in Wright County were shot at by a man who they were just going to check on, authorities say. The man is expected to be charged on Sunday after firing several rounds at a deputy and officer. They were dispatched to a house near Hartville to perform a well-being check around 8:00 Saturday night. When the officers got close to the house, they say a man came out and started shooting. Officers said they couldn't make it back to their car without being shot--  so they waited on Klondike Road for back-up.
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Emily Wood, KY3 News and ewood@ky3.com | August 6, 2012
Norwood, Mo. -- Wright County deputies called on state authorities Friday to assist them in the death investigation of an infant.  The child was found dead in the home of his mother and his mother's boyfriend, who lived in a small outbuilding, behind a trailer in the 6900 stretch of Dwyer Road near Norwood. The boyfriend of six-month-old Greyson Cork's mother called 911 early Friday morning, saying the baby was not breathing.  Wright County Sheriff Glenn Adler was one of the first ones on the scene.  "The fire department was on the scene performing CPR on a little seven-month-old baby in the floor," Adler said.
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March 14, 2012
SCHOOL DISTRICTS FIRE DISTRICTS CITIES AND TOWNS SCHOOL BOARDS NORWOOD R-I (Elect 2) Lee Davis Joe Sellars Chad Sullivan Rhonda Coatney MANSFIELD (Elect 2) John Michael Roberts Randall L. Roy Robert Thomas "Tommy" Kingery HARTVILLE R-II (Elect 2) Danita Larson Jeff Ward Daniel Pitts Faron Adamson Shall the Board of Education of the Hartville R-II School District of Wright County, Missouri, be authorized to increase the operating tax levy ceiling to $0.1046 to $3.025 per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation in order to provide additional funds to retain qualified staff, maintain its facilities and meet the operating expenses of the District?
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Emily Wood, KY3 News and ewood@ky3.com | March 8, 2012
People of faith are praying for a break in a church vandalism investigation that spans at least two counties.  Authorities said vandals targeted four churches in an overnight joy ride through Wright and Texas Counties. "This is our sanctuary.  This is where we come to meet God, and they robbed us of that," said Junior Hutsell, Pastor of Crossroads of Faith Church on Highway 38 near Hartville in Wright County. Members of Crossroads are working hard to restore their sanctuary, but what they may never be able to restore is the sense of peace and security it once provided.
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by Linda Russell and KY3 Reporter | December 14, 2011
HARTVILLE, Mo.-- The man accused of stabbing and killing a 4 year-old in Wright County one week ago was in court Wednesday.  KY3's cameras were not allowed in the court room, but a crew was there for the court proceding.  Terry Volner made his second court appearance, a short hearing to set a date for his next appearance.   Volner is charged with 1st degree murder, armed criminal action and abandonment of a corpse in the death of...
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by Linda Russell, KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | December 8, 2011
HARTVILLE, Mo. -- The Wright County prosecuting attorney charged Terry Joe Volner on Thursday for the murder of Dusty Guenther, 4, on Tuesday night.  The 22-year-old man was treated at a hospital in Springfield after the boy's body was found on Wednesday morning in an ice-covered lagoon next to the home of the boy's family in northern Wright County.  A probable cause statement used as the basis of the charges says Volner called his mother, Tina...
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