Nov 6, 2013
Texas man sentenced to 7 years in Missouri man's death
<![CDATA[PINEVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- A Texas man was sentenced to seven years in prison for the fatal shooting of a southwest Missouri man. Twenty-eight-year-old Caleb Saddler, of Del Rio, Texas, was sentenced Tuesday for involuntary manslaughter in the May 2012 death of 31-year-old Michael Smith, of Goodman. The Joplin Globe reports Saddler was originally charged with first-degree murder but pleaded guilty in September to involuntary manslaughter in a plea deal. Prosecutors say Smith was shot during a night of drinking at a home near Goodman. His burned body was found about a week later inside a barrel that had been capped with cement and dumped in a ravine about four miles south of Joplin. ------ Information from: The Joplin (Mo.) Globe, http://www.joplinglobe.com
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Marijuana-infused candy found in Joplin
John Luckey, with the Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force, said the candy was shipped from Colorado to Pineville, in McDonald County.
Defendant takes manslaughter plea in fatal shooting case
PINEVILLE, Mo. -- Caleb Saddler pleaded guilty today to a reduced charge of involuntary manslaughter in the shooting death of Michael Smith, of Goodman.
The City Wire
Officials from three states gather to talk I-49 funding
Representatives from Arkansas, Louisiana and Missouri gathered in Barling on Thursday to discuss the status of the Interstate 49 project that will eventually link the Gulf Coast with Winnipeg, Manitoba, in Canada.