Warner Pleads Guilty To 2 Of 3 Charges

larry warnerOne of the three people charged in the death of 15 year old Khighla Parks plead guilty Friday to two of the three counts against him. According to reports, Larry Warner of Springfield was one of the 3 individuals arrested following a body being discovered on Truman Lake in 2012, which turned out to be Parks. Police say that Parks had become friends with another person involved in the case, Anthony Balbirnie, and Warner had taken them both to a home of Amy Hartley in Buffalo. There Parks, Warner and Balbirnie spent time watching pornography and had sex with each other until Warner left. Reports show that Parks possibly died from asphyxiation during an encounter with Balbirnie and then Balbirnie and Hartley proceeded to dump Parks into Truman Lake with weights, but her body floated to the top. Hartley had a court date back in October and Balbirnie has one in March 2015. Warner did not plead guilty to charges of 2nd degree murder.

Three Arrested On Child Pornography Charges

arrestThree area individuals wanted by federal agents plead guilty Monday to federal child pornography charges. Agents first got wind of the issue when one of the men involved attempted to setup a meeting with a 16 year old girl after trading explicit photos with her. The first of the 3 separate men include 50 year old Larry Allison of Weaubleau who could face 15 years to 30 years in prison. The second man is Paul Kern who notified agents of pop ups on his computer before admitting that he had been viewing them on his own. The third individual was Christopher May out of the Fair Grove area who plead guilty to sending and receiving child pornography and could face 5 to 20 years in prison.

Final Person Arrested In Fuel Theft Case

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The final person wanted for stealing gas out of Maries County has been captured. According to reports, Jeremy Rector of Dixon turned himself in to Sheriff Chris Heitman following the arrest of two others involved in the case, Kyle Hurst and Jessica Barnhart. All three were wanted by police after being caught on camera stealing fuel and vandalizing property at the County Road Shed on Route 133 off Highway 42. All three are charged with felony property damage, stealing and trespassing. Rector posted a bond of $15,000 and was released.

Deer Numbers From 2013 Very Low

deerBad news for Deer hunters in Missouri, the Deer population continues to drop and Conservation officials are worried. Reports show that hunters took in just over 250,000 whitetail deer last year which is the lowest total in a decade. Due to the small amount, Conservation officials are limiting the amount of Deer that hunters can get in certain counties instead of catching unlimited amounts. Officials believe the cause of the loss in Deer is directly related to an outbreak of a hemorrhagic disease. A full list of the rules in each county can be found on the conservation’s website at mdc.mo.gov.

Plea Hearing For Prince On Tuesday

kristin princeA Laclede County woman facing charges for allegedly taking part in a gang beating, torture and rape of a Niangua woman is scheduled for a plea hearing Tuesday. 21 year old Kristin Prince is one of four people implicated in the crime which took place in May of last year at the home of Charles and Angela Medina. David Lowery, one of the other defendants in the case was sentenced last month to 20 years in prison. Prince had a pre-trial conference Monday.

Vaughn Fork Road To Get New Bridge

road-work-ahead-signRoad officials are ready to fix a problem this winter so that it doesn’t happen again. Every time it rains, the low water crossing on Vaughn Fork Road floods over making it impossible to travel on the road until the water subsides. Officials say they plan to get started on it by next week after crews looked at the area on Monday and will be looking into adding a higher roadbed and box culverts to end the water issues. The project is expected to cost about $270,000.

Changes To CC P&Z Elections Discussed

3734571-Camden_County_Courthouse_Camdenton_Missouri_CamdentonThere may be some changes coming as to when the Camden County Planning and Zoning commission elects its officers. The proposed change would move the date to the board’s June meeting which would correct a conflict in dates between bylaws and the unified land use code. It would also position the election of officers with the appointment of commissioners to new terms. The modification, which will undergo a legal review, was requested by Commissioners Beverly Thomas and Cliff Luber this past summer. A public hearing on the matter is expected to be held in December and will then go to the County Commission for consideration.