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Benton, MO couple facing multiple drug, theft charges
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:50:28 -0700

A Benton, Missouri-area couple are facing multiple charges, according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter.

Benton, MO man accused of providing minors pot, alcohol
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:20:29 -0700

A Benton, Missouri man is facing drug and alcohol charges, according to Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter.

Sept. 30 Crash Reports
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:24:00 -0700

Two Kansas City residents were injured in a four-vehicle accident Friday in Benton County.

Man accused of sending inappropriate messages to minor
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 13:35:28 -0700

BENTON, MO (KFVS) - An East Prairie man is in custody for attempted solicitation of a minor.Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter says the charge stems from Brian Burney sending inappropriate and explicit messages to a 15 year-old girl through Facebook and by text.On Friday night, deputies responded to a report that a teenage girl was attempting to run away.Deputies talked with the juvenile's ...

Cape Girardeau golf tournament helps families of fallen troopers
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:05:28 -0700

A charity golf tournament in Cape Girardeau, Missouri helped families of fallen highway patrol troopers.

Officers searching for 2 escaped inmates from Madison Co., MO
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 15:35:38 -0700

Two inmates escaped from the Madison County Jail in Fredericktown, Mo. on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 8.

Woman arrested for possession of drugs following domestic dispute
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:12:43 -0700

BENTON -- A domestic dispute involving an infant led to the arrest of the child's mother on drug charges. Michelle Marshall, 18, of Sikeston is charged with the felony of possession of a controlled substance.

Saline Co. deputies investigating arson of hay bales
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:50:36 -0700

The Saline County Sheriff's Office is investigating an arson case involving several hay bales.

Deputy: Missouri man brings drugs into jail
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:21:45 -0700

BENTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in southeast Missouri say a man tried to bring methamphetamine and three knives with him as he was being booked into county jail.

Missing Man's Body Found at Lake of the Ozarks
Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:23:21 -0700

BENTON COUNTY, Mo. – A man’s body was recovered from Lake of the Ozarks Wednesday morning after he was reported missing since Monday. Daniel S. Wedlock, 30, of Edwards, Mo. was reported missing after he didn’t return from a canoe trip on Oct. 6. His canoe was located unoccupied later that day. Around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, Wedlock’s body was located near the 80 mile marker and transported ...