Springfield

Missouri Department of Conservation News: MDC invites public to Eagle Days at Springfield Nature Center

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Jan. 8, 2019 – In winter, Missouri is an excellent state to view bald eagles.  During this time of year, the state’s small resident eagle population is swelled by migrating birds from the north to increase the numbers to more than 2,500 eagles during some winters. Learn more about bald eagles at … Continue reading Missouri Department of Conservation News: MDC invites public to Eagle Days at Springfield Nature Center

Business News: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. announces quarterly dividend

SPRINGFIELD, MO – The Board of Directors of Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GSBC), the holding company for Great Southern Bank, declared a $0.32 per common share dividend for the fourth quarter of the calendar year ending December 31, 2018. The dividend will be payable on January 15, 2019, to shareholders of record on December 31, … Continue reading Business News: Great Southern Bancorp, Inc. announces quarterly dividend

Missouri News: Springfield Tutor, John Paul Sparapani, Sentenced to 30 Years for Sexual Abuse of 10-year-old Student

SPRINGFIELD, MO – A Springfield, Missouri man who worked as a private tutor was sentenced in federal court Friday for sexually assaulting a former 10-year-old student. John Paul Sparapani, 30, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 30 years in federal prison without parole, which is the maximum statutory penalty … Continue reading Missouri News: Springfield Tutor, John Paul Sparapani, Sentenced to 30 Years for Sexual Abuse of 10-year-old Student

Missouri News: Springfield Woman, Carol A. Hardy a.k.a. Carol A. Johnson, Sentenced to 20 Years for Meth Conspiracy

SPRINGFIELD, MO – A Springfield, Missouri woman was sentenced in federal court Friday for her role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Carol A. Hardy, also known as Carol A. Johnson, 49, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 20 years in federal prison without parole. On July 17, 2018, Hardy pleaded … Continue reading Missouri News: Springfield Woman, Carol A. Hardy a.k.a. Carol A. Johnson, Sentenced to 20 Years for Meth Conspiracy

Missouri News: Ozark Man, Dwight Moody Cox, Pleads Guilty to $2.4 Million Cattle Fraud Scheme

SPRINGFIELD, MO – An Ozark, Missouri man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a $2.4 million wire fraud scheme in which he falsely claimed that he had purchased thousands of head of cattle under a contract with a Texas company. Dwight Moody Cox, 57, waived his right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty … Continue reading Missouri News: Ozark Man, Dwight Moody Cox, Pleads Guilty to $2.4 Million Cattle Fraud Scheme

Missouri MDC News: court sentencings finalize one of Missouri’s largest poaching investigation

SPRINGFIELD, MO – A Greene County man’s court sentencing in December in Barton and Lawrence Counties are the most recent events in what is one of Missouri’s largest conservation cases involving the illegal taking of deer. On Dec. 13, David Berry Jr. of Brookline, received a 120-day sentence in Barton County Circuit Court for a … Continue reading Missouri MDC News: court sentencings finalize one of Missouri’s largest poaching investigation

Missouri News: Former Barry County Man, Michael Douglas Peterson, Sentenced to 17 Years for Traveling to Tennessee for Illicit Sex with a Minor

SPRINGFIELD, MO – A former Barry County, Missouri 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, TN was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on … Continue reading Missouri News: Former Barry County Man, Michael Douglas Peterson, Sentenced to 17 Years for Traveling to Tennessee for Illicit Sex with a Minor

Massachusetts News: Southwick Man, Kevin A. Johnson Indicted for Sending Threatening Letters and White Powder to Federal Agencies in Springfield

BOSTON, Ms. – A Southwick man was indicted today by a federal grand jury for sending two packages, containing white powder, to federal agencies in Springfield. Kevin A. Johnson, 47, was indicted on two counts of conveying false information and hoaxes and one count of mailing threatening communications to a federal law enforcement officer. Johnson … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Southwick Man, Kevin A. Johnson Indicted for Sending Threatening Letters and White Powder to Federal Agencies in Springfield