Crawford County News

County citizen complains about trash

Crawford County resident Tim Lincoln approached the county commission last week to ask who is responsible for trash dumped on private property located on county roads. Following a discussion with those present at the weekly commission meeting, including the sheriff, the group agreed to work together to address the problem.

Bernstein honored for service on the bench

Kelly Parker, Presiding Circuit Judge of the 42nd Judicial Circuit, on behalf of Missouri Supreme Court Chief Justice, Zel Fischer, presented Scott Bernstein with a plaque in honor of his 12 years on the bench as Associate Circuit Judge of Crawford County, Missouri.

Special needs window stickers available

The Crawford County Sheriff's Office is now offering window stickers for local residents to help notify emergency responders of special circumstances within your home or vehicle. The color stickers make emergency responders aware that an occupant may not respond to verbal commands due to a variety of potential medical issues, including autism or special needs, dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease, deafness or hearing impairment, diabetes, stroke, brain injury or PTSD. The stickers will be available at the sheriff’s office and they will also be disseminating them to deputies to carry in their vehicles. Sheriff Darin Layman expressed thanks to Taylor Sign and Tint in Bourbon for putting this together. He said, “It is great to have the support of local businesses such as theirs to make the community safer.”


Chicago men caught with fake credit cards

    Two Chicago men face felony charges in Crawford County after a state trooper allegedly found a printer used to make fake credit and debit cards—along with 76 credit/debit cards—in their vehicle. Alvin E. Hall, Jr., 26, and Phillip B. Smith, 34, are both charged with class D felony possession of forging instrumentality as a result of the incident.