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Crawford County News

County working on bridge project with Forest Service

    Crawford County Road District #1 has three projects currently in the works to improve bridges and roads in the southern portion of the county. Two of the three projects involve collaboration with larger entities within the state, while the third will be completed by county crews.

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Suspect whose pitbull was shot by cops arrested for domestic assault

• Dog shot by deputy allegedly used in attack on girlfriend

    The man who stirred up controversy in December of last year when his pit bull jumped on a Crawford County sheriff’s deputy and was shot now stands charged with domestic assault after allegedly urging the dog to attack his girlfriend on March 5.

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Clerk speaks for county during D.C. trip

    Crawford County has been recognized on the national stage, thanks to the efforts of County Clerk Mardy Leathers. He traveled to Washington D.C. at the beginning of March for the National Association of Counties (NACo) annual legislative conference. While there, he represented the 114 counties in the state of Missouri after having been appointed to the Economic, Workforce, Housing Development, and Community Affairs Steering Committee by the Missouri Association of Counties last August.

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Several facing drug, other charges

    Aaron Christopher Barton, 18, of Cuba, stands charged with class C felony domestic assault in the second degree, and class A misdemeanor resisting an arrest. The charges stem from an incident that took place in the early morning hours on March 26.

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Many fair boards suspending April weigh-ins for hogs

No rate-of-gain champion will be awarded at this summer's county fair

Spring weigh-ins for 4-H pig projects are being waived throughout much of Missouri to slow the spread of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV). The spring weigh-in for Crawford County 4-H hogs will take place at Hood Park this weekend, but without any actual hogs on the grounds and no weighing.

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