In the Newburg R-II School District, Superintendent of Schools John Westerman said his school district would be devastated if Constitutional Amendment 3 would pass.
"Teachers would no longer be paid based upon years of service or level of education. Salary schedules would be thrown out the window," said Westerman, who has served as the district's superintendent since 2009. "This is a terribly unfair and hateful idea."
The Newburg School District has around 400 students in grades K-12 and 46 teachers on staff.
Westerman told the Daily News that he sees this amendment as an attack on public education and teachers in particular.
Rolla’s chief of police has been placed on administrative leave the same week he announced his retirement from the police department.
However, Rolla City Administrator John Butz said Chief Mark Kearse’s pending retirement is not related to an investigation that will be conducted while Kearse is on leave.
An internal investigation will take place after the city received complaints filed by a Rolla Police Department employee. Butz said the initial complaint was made during the afternoon of July 21 right before Butz took a scheduled vacation.
ROLLA, Mo. -
A man from Rolla has been arrested a second time in connection with another man's death that occurred 22 years ago.
According to the Phelps County Sheriff, William Harrison was initially arrested for the death of Jerry Wayne King in 1992. King's body was found near the entrance to the Gourd Creek Cave, near the end of what is now County Road 7270.
Harrison was eventually released and the case soon turned cold. Last year, however, the case was reopened and a warrant was issued for Harrison's arrest.
Harrison, 49, is charged with First Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action. He is being held in the Phelps County jail.
Six-year-old, Noah Cook, of Fenton, was swimming with family and friends on Friday afternoon at Fugitive Beach when he went missing. According to Mark Kearse, who along with his wife, D'ettra, own the popular swimming spot, at around 1:30 p.m., a girl, approximately 12-years-old, came running up to him and said her brother was missing. He had been swimming with a flotation device just offshore.
By Eddie O'Neill
The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
By Eddie O'Neill
Posted Jul. 28, 2014 @ 10:45 am
Eddie O'NeillFugitive Beach as seen on Saturday, a day after a six-year-old boy tragically drowned at this swimming spot just outside of Rolla.
Law enforcement officers from the South Central Drug Task Force, Rolla and St. James Police Departments, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Phelps and Dent County Sheriffs' Departments, and the office of the prosecuting attorney conducted a drug-warrant roundup Tuesday morning. This was the second drug roundup in less than six weeks.
Phelps County Sheriff, Richard L. Lisenbe, said, “This warrant roundup should send a strong message to the criminal element of Phelps County that we are serious about stopping the flow of illegal drugs in this community. We will continue our efforts to curtail the illegal drug trade in Phelps County.”
A 69-year-old woman from mid-Missouri is hospitalized with serious injuries after being attacked by a bull.
The woman was injured on Thursday afternoon in Boone County. Emergency responders say the woman and her husband were in a pasture at their home with the bull, which they own, when it turned on her.
The woman was flown to University Hospital in Columbia with severe lacerations to her head and right leg, several broken ribs and internal bleeding. Southern Boone County Fire Protection District spokesman Price Nichols says her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
The woman's name has not been released. Her husband was not hurt.