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Stories from Friday, May 11, 2012

Collings sentenced to death (05/11/12)
Christopher Collings was sentenced to death this morning for the November 2007 murder of 9-year-old Rowan Ford. Phelps County Circuit Court Judge Mary Sheffield pronounced Collings' sentence, marking the end of a four and a half year legal battle. In March, a jury from Platte County found Collings, 37, of Wheaton, guilty of murder in the first degree. ...
Purdy school board considers future of house (05/11/12)
Mixed opinions surfaced about the future of the houses owned by the Purdy School District during the April meeting of the R-2 Board of Education. Superintendent Jerry Lingo said the lease was ending on the house purchased seven years ago to acquire three acres to expand the elementary playground. The district paid $70,000 for the land and recouped $27,000 in rent...