Auditor Gives City of Sparta Worst RatingIssues cited included police department overspending, high turnover and incomplete financial records.
Missouri Wildlife Staff Euthanize Bear in Christian CountyOnce a bear associates people with food, it will continue to seek residences for food.
Missouri DWI Checkpoint Yields 10 Meth ArrestsA police checkpoint aimed at drunken drivers on St. Patrick's Day instead snared 10 people suspected of possessing methamphetamine.
Missouri Woman Accused of Giving Toddler Anti-DepressantsA Christian County grand jury indicted a southwest Missouri woman in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, who allegedly was given anti-depressants.
Thieves Burned in Copper CaperThey also found pieces of burnt flesh, it was obvious that someone had been seriously injured.
Former County Assessor, Husband Sentenced for FraudFormer Christian County, Missouri assessor Sandra Bryant-Littles' fraud was discovered during an investigation of a reported cattle theft from her husband, 62-year-old Lonnie Utah Littles.

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