Crawford County News

Burglary charges filed for New Year’s break-in

    A homeless couple with local ties face charges for burglary and property damage after allegedly attempting to enter a Crawford County residence without permission on January 1.

August primary filing dates announced

    Filing dates for those seeking county and state offices in the August 2 Primary Election have been announced. A wide range of positions will be up for reelection, including six Crawford County offices.

Extension Council election underway

    The names of eight persons are on the January ballot for election of University of Missouri County Extension Council members in Crawford County.  Council Chair Linda Bast said seven county residents will be elected by districts to fill this year’s vacancies.  The new council begins its duties March 1, according to state law.  

Inquest jury hears extensive evidence before ruling homicide was justified

    Six Crawford County jurors selected by the sheriff ruled the shooting death of Justin King was justifiable homicide at a coroner’s inquest held on Tuesday, January 11. King’s friends and family members at the hearing were outraged with the verdict and had to be quieted by law enforcement as jury members were ushered out of the courtroom at the end of the day. The next day, the prosecuting attorney issued a release stating he would not be filing any charges related to the death.