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Crawford County News

Davisville resident charged with beating man to death

    A Davisville man stands charged with murder after allegedly beating another man to death on Sunday, December 21. Michael Terrance Jodon, 58, has been charged with class A felony murder in the second degree after allegedly killing another man by hitting him repeatedly, then dragging him outside and leaving him there.

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Deadline nearing for Vietnam Monument donations

    People have less than one week to make tax-deductible contributions to help support the Crawford County Vietnam War Era Monument. The Crawford County Foundation’s Cause Momentum effort to crowd fund the monument will end on December 30 and is currently at just 30 percent of its $7,000 goal.


Authorities seeking information on missing woman

    The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department is seeking any information that may assist in finding a missing St. James woman.
    Amanda Caudill, 27, of St. James, has been missing since Monday, December 15. Family members discovered a note left in her home and last made contact with her by telephone at 1 p.m. on Monday. Caudill left her wallet and vehicle at the residence.
    Officials do not have a clothing description of what she was wearing, but she is 5’8”, 145 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes.
    A Facebook community page “Please help locate Amanda Caudill” was formed shortly after she went missing and is also requesting any information that could help locate her. Information on the page tells that her phone was last “pinged” in the St. Clair/Pacific area before being turned off.
    If anyone has information regarding Caudill’s whereabouts, contact the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department at (573) 775-2125 or the Missouri State Highway Patrol Missing Persons Clearinghouse at (573) 526-6178.

Bernstein still winner after recount

    Associate Circuit Court Judge Scott Bernstein remained the victor in the November election after the recount conducted at the Crawford County Courthouse on Thursday.

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Work completed in Collector's and Assessor's offices

ACCESSIBILITY IMPROVED - Recent upgrades to the customer service area in the Crawford County Collector’s and Assessor’s offices have made the area more accessible to those who have limited mobility. In front of the Collector’s office, a new countertop has been installed to allow for a lower space to complete paperwork. A matching counter was put on the window to the Assessor’s office, while two workspaces were installed inside the Assessor’s reception area to allow for an accessible space to complete paperwork there.