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Crawford County News

Friends Helping Friends to resume woodworking shop

Workshop activities are scheduled to resume at the Friends Helping Friends facility in Cuba. The board of directors overseeing Friends Helping Friends reported on Monday that the woodworking shop equipment was installed and ready to go. Once the federal paperwork is prepared, the shop can reopen and participants at Friends Helping Friends will be able to go to work and be paid for their work inside the shop.

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Crocker found guilty during Meramec River murder trial - UPDATED WITH MORE DETAILS

    In a highly anticipated trial in Steelville, James Crocker was found guilty of second-degree murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison on May 14 after just two days in court. The trial, held in Crawford County, was the result of a shooting on the Meramec River in July of 2013 that resulted in the death of Paul Franklin Dart Jr. The incident brought to the forefront issues between local residents and tourists who visit local waterways, and sometimes cause conflict.

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River shooter found guilty, sentenced to 25 years in prison

    James Crocker was found guilty of second degree murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison on Wednesday. The trial, held in Crawford County, was the result of a shooting on the Meramec River in July of 2013 that resulted in the death of Paul Franklin Dart, Jr. A jury was selected on Monday, and evidence was heard from a number of witnesses on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Felony charges filed between April 26 and May 9

    The following felony charges were filed by the Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney between April 26 and May 9:

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County reviews actions taken in response to audit

    Audit review hearings were held at the May 6 Crawford County Commission meeting as an effort by commissioners to ensure that recommendations made by state auditors in last year’s report were being implemented. The hearings were held at the suggestion of District #2 Commissioner Kenny Killeen to check in on the progress of various offices in becoming compliant with issues raised during the last audit.

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