Wednesday Dec 4
'I'm not going back to jail' man killed Sunday by Greene County deputies once said
Joshua D. Ford, the 33-year-old Springfield man shot to death by Greene County deputies Sunday, has a documented history of hostility toward law enforcement and mental health issues.
Animal abuse verdict set aside for lawmaker
After a judge found him guilty of animal abuse, a Missouri lawmaker is arguing he should get a new trial because the crime he was charged with was repealed by the General Assembly.
Missouri lawmaker convicted in escape of cattle
<![CDATA[JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A state House member from western Missouri has been convicted of misdemeanor animal abuse for the escape of his cattle from a pasture. Republican Warren Love, of Osceola, was found guilty Thursday by a judge in St. Clair County. He is to be sentenced in November. Maximum penalties are a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Love says he is disappointed but not surprised. The St. Clair County prosecutor had said in court documents that Love had cattle in his custody and knowingly failed to provide adequate control of the animals. Love took office in January. He joined fellow lawmakers last month in overriding Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of legislation that included a change in Missouri's animal abuse and neglect law.
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Missouri lawmaker faces misdemeanor charge over cattle
A western Missouri legislator is headed to trial on a misdemeanor charge of animal neglect after his cattle escaped from a pasture last year.
Gerald Ensley: Osceola's fame goes far beyond Tallahassee
We were a couple hours south of Kansas City, driving home to Tallahassee, this summer.