Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Reward offered for information leading to arrest of persistent DWI offender

(From Springfield Crimestoppers)

This week's featured fugitive is James David Singley.

Singley has an active felony warrant for Failure to Appear- Driving while Under the Influence of Alcohol out of Greene County Sheriff’s Office. He is considered a DWI – Alcohol- persistent offender. 

Singley is a 54-year-old white male, approximately 5’9”, 165 lbs, with brown hair (balding), and brown eyes. It is believed Singley frequents the Greene County area and may be continuing to commit crime locally.

Law enforcement is asking the public for assistance in locating Singley. If you have any information about hiswhereabouts, please contact Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

I-44 off ramps at Lawrence County Route O interchange to close during nighttime hours

(From MODOT)

Traffic Alert

I-44 Off Ramps CLOSED at Lawrence County Route O (MM 57) During Nighttime Hours Dec. 12 & 15

What: I-44 eastbound and westbound off ramps CLOSED during nighttime hours at Lawrence County Route O interchange (Mile Marker 57) near Halltown

When: 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday, Dec. 12 & 15

Why: Contractor crews resurfacing off ramps and shoulders near the entrance to the ramps

Traffic Impacts:
Drivers cannot exit off of I-44 onto Route O from westbound or eastbound lanes during paving work
Ramps closed for short periods – up to three hours at a time
Drivers urged to use other nearby I-44 interchanges to reach destinations during the work. No signed detour is planned.

(Weather and/or construction delays will alter the work schedule)

Monday, December 10, 2018

Agenda posted for Springfield/Greene County Park Board meeting

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board will meet in regular session on Friday, December 14, 2018, 8:30 a.m., at the Park Board Administrative Office, 1923 N. Weller, Springfield, Missouri.

1. Roll Call

2. Approval of Minutes
a. November 9, 2018 Park Board Meeting

3. Japanese Fall Festival Overview and Check Presentation

4. Director’s Report

5. Unfinished Business

6. New Business

7. Calendar:
a. Park Board Meeting: Friday, January 11, 2019, 8:30 am, Park Board Administrative Offices

8. Adjournment

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Former Barry County man sentenced to 17 years in prison for having sex with and impregnating underage girl

(From the U. S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri)

A former Barry County, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for traveling from Missouri to Tennessee to engage in an illicit sexual relationship with a 15-year-old victim, who became pregnant and bore his child.

Michael Douglas Peterson, 35, of Morristown, Tenn., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, to 17 years in federal prison without parole.

On April 25, 2018, Peterson pleaded guilty to traveling across state lines to engage in illicit sexual activity.

Peterson admitted that he moved from Missouri to Tennessee in June 2014 because the child victim, who was then 15 years old, moved to Tennessee. Peterson lived with the child victim and her mother and helped to pay for rent and groceries. Peterson engaged in illicit sexual conduct with the child victim, who became pregnant and gave birth to their child on Feb. 26, 2015.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ami Harshad Miller. It was investigated by the Southwest Missouri Cyber Crimes Task Force, Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the FBI.

Bennett Street bridge between South and Jefferson avenues to close

(From the City of Springfield)

Public Works street division will close the Bennett Street bridge between South Avenue and Jefferson Avenue on Tuesday, Dec. 11 and Wednesday, Dec. 12 beginning at 8:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. for bridge maintenance work.

Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route.

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Strafford man struck, killed by train east of Springfield

A Strafford man was struck and killed by a train 3:48 p.m. Saturday on Route DD, a half mile east of Springfield.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a Burlington Northern General Electric locomotive driven by Ron Fosdick, 36, Springfield, struck Jeff L. Dade, 57, Strafford, who was walking eastbound on the railroad tracks.

Dade was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:30 p.m. by Greene County Medical Examiner Mike Laphere.

The fatality was the 127th this year for Highway Patrol Troop D.

Crane teens seriously injured crashing into tree near Nixa, driver airlifted to Cox South

Two Crane teens were injured in a one-vehicle crash 1:15 a.m. today on Old Stillhouse Hollow Road, 10 miles south of Nixa.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 1996 GMC 1500 pickup driven by Isaiah R. Hufft, 18, Crane, ran off the roadway and struck a tree.

Hufft was airlifted to Cox South Hospital with serious injuries.

A passenger, Laurie A. Little, 17, Crane, was treated for serious injuries at Cox South.

The Patrol cited Hufft for misdemeanor possession of marijuana, careless and imprudent driving involving a crash and for not wearing a seat belt.