U.S. Senator Josh Hawley Touring Tornado Damage in Mid-Missouri

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley will be visiting tornado damage in Mid-Missouri today (Saturday). Hawley will first stop at the City of Eldon Fire Department at 11 and then visit the Cole County Sheriff’s Department in Jefferson City this (Saturday) afternoon at 1. Hawley will be briefed by local officials and emergency responders.

More Details In Fatal Miller County Crash

The investigation into the cause of a single vehicle crash that killed 5 people in Miller County last night [Wednesday] is still underway. According to the crash report, Radiance White, and her four children went off the left side of the road and overturned multiple times. White and 2 children were ejected from the SUV, […]

Department Warns Some Missouri Wine Bottles Could Explode

The Missouri Department of Public Safety is warning consumers that six different types of bottled wine manufactured by Casa de Loco Winery in Eldon may pose a danger of exploding and should be immediately secured and not consumed. The Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control says the products that should be handled with care include […]

Highway Patrol Releases Updated Response Numbers

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has updated the numbers of calls for service they responded to during yesterday’s winter weather. Preliminary troop F totals between 10AM and 5PM were 272 calls for service, 110 stranded motorists, 81 crashes, 18 injuries and no fatalities. State wide, General Headquarters reports 1797 calls for service, 598 stranded motorists, […]

Man Arrested For Child Sexual Abuse

The Miller County Sheriff’s Office received a report of child sexual abuse at an address outside of Eldon on October 24. Deputies learned a child less than 12 years of age had allegedly been abused by Justin Bukowsky. He was arrested later in the evening, and admitted the abuse to detectives. Bukowsky has been charged […]

Priest Guilty Of First Degree Murder

After approximately one and a half hours of deliberation, a Laclede County jury has found Martin Priest guilty of First Degree Murder today. [Thursday] Priest is convicted of the murder of 15 year old Tammy Sue Rothganger in Eldon on May 16, 1984. The trial began on Tuesday with the testimony of Priest’s nephew who […]

Eldon Murder Trial Continues

Day two of the trial of Martin Priest who is charged with Capitol Murder in the 1984 death of Tammy Rothganger in Eldon took place in Laclede County today. [Wednesday] David Nicholas, Priest’s nephew, testified today he was with Priest when Rothganger was killed. He said he and Priest picked up Rothganger at school and […]

Trial For Man Suspected In 1984 Murder Underway

The jury trial for Martin Priest who is charged with capitol murder for the death of 15 year old Tammy Rothganger in Eldon in 1984 is underway in Laclede County. In their opening statement, the prosecution said Martin Priest had an accomplice in the murder of Rothganger and that man would testify in the trial. […]

Suspect In Decades Old Murder Gets Change Of Venue

Martin Priest, the man charged with Capitol Murder in the case of Tammy Sue Rothganger who went missing in 1984, has been granted a change of venue. Priest was allegedly the live-in boyfriend of Rothganger’s mother at the time of her disappearance. It was reported Priest picked up Rothganger at the Eldon High School on […]

Landlord Tenant Dispute Leads To Eldon Shooting

A Marthasville woman has been arrested after a shooting at 315 VFW Road, outside of Eldon, on Sunday. The Miller County Sheriff’s Office reports when deputies arrived they found a female victim with a gunshot to her left leg. She was flown by Staff for Life to University Hospital in Columbia. Investigation revealed 60 year […]