A Harrisonville couple is charged with child endangerment after their seven children were found in a filthy motel room. Brian and Tammie Gregerson were charged after police were told the children had been left alone in the motel room for hours at a time. The children were placed in protective custody.
A former school board member near Springfield is facing up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography. John Lewis pleaded guilty in a plea deal that dropped a second charge. Lewis also could be fined up to $250,000.
News from the government shutdown. The visitors’ center at Table Rock Lake will be closed until the shutdown is over. That’s a change from an earlier decision that kept the center open. The center is staffed by the nonprofit Ozarks River Heritage Foundation.