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Dent County woman accused of embezzling $400,000

Demea Loyd, 56, of Salem, was indicted by a federal grand jury on five felony counts of wire fraud, according to a release today from the U.S. Attorney’s office. She appeared in federal court Thursday in St. Louis.

Thursday 02/04/2016
Mistrial declared in Marvin Rice case
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 3:21 pm

Judge Kelly Parker declared a mistrial in the case of the State of Missouri versus Marvin Rice Thursday morning citing low juror turnout in Wayne County, according to a docket entry by Parker.

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Tuesday 02/02/2016
Rice murder trial set to begin Monday
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 11:22 am

The murder trial of Marvin Rice will convene Monday at the Dent County Courthouse. Judge Kelly Parker will preside over the trial. Rice is charged with two counts of first-degree murder stemming from the deaths of Annette M. Durham and Steven W. Strokamp.

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Tuesday 02/02/2016
Dent County Animal Welfare Society: Finding forever homes for animals in need
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 3:06 pm

Most of us have watched the ASPCA commercial featuring Sarah McLachlan’s tear-inducing tune “Angel.” The commercial shows heart-wrenching images of abused animals in need of care, images that manage to spur an emotional reaction from even the most apathetic of individuals.

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Dent County’s Simpson to run for state representative in 143rd district
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 11:34 am

Dent County resident Bobby Simpson, 59, announced today that he will file for the position of 143rd District State Representative.

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DNR award concession for Echo Bluff
Posted: February 02, 2016 - 11:00 am

A Fairfax, Virginia company will be the concessionaire for new Echo Bluff State Park in Shannon County, according to information on the Department of Natural Resources website.

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