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3 charged in vandalism at old Missouri cemetery

Jun. 11, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

AURORA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say three teenagers are charged with damaging or destroying about 50 headstones — some dating back to the 1800s — in a southwest Missouri cemetery. The Lawrence County prosecutor has charged Curtis Board, Matthew Levan and Holden Davenort, all 17 and from...

Vandals hit old cemetery in southwest Missouri

Jun. 3, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

VERONA, Mo. (AP) — Lawrence County authorities are investigating vandalism at cemetery that damaged or destroyed about 50 headstones, some dating back to the 1800s. The Monett Times reports the sheriff's department says vandals hit the Lee Cemetery near Verona on Friday. The Lee Cemetery Association is...

Remains are those of Springfield man missing since 2012

May. 17, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

MONETT, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say skeletal remains found last year in southwest Missouri are those of a Springfield man missing since 2012. The Barry County Sheriff's Office announced Friday the remains are those of 35-year-old Ronald Jessup Brightwell. The Monett Times reports a landowner found the...