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Fredericktown family may soon have closure, I-Team reports on repeat offenders

One Heartland mom caught a 31-year-old man sending sexual Facebook messages to her 15-year-old daughter. She helped put the man in prison. One Heartland mom caught a 31-year-old man sending sexual Facebook messages to her 15-year-old daughter. She helped put the man in prison.
In our I-Team report this week, Kathy Sweeney talked to several repeat offenders about their time in prison and why they keep going back. In our I-Team report this week, Kathy Sweeney talked to several repeat offenders about their time in prison and why they keep going back.
An 18-year-old registered sex offender is now facing three counts of misdemeanor assault after allegedly grabbing and touching women on SEMO campus. (Source: Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Office) An 18-year-old registered sex offender is now facing three counts of misdemeanor assault after allegedly grabbing and touching women on SEMO campus. (Source: Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Office)

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One Heartland mom caught a 31-year-old man sending sexual Facebook messages to her 15-year-old daughter. The woman said she took matters into her own hands and helped put the man behind bars. Kadee Brosseau talked to her about the experience. You can click here for the story.

It takes hundreds of thousands of dollars in food and medical bills to care for the hundreds of inmates moving in and out of our county jails. The I-Team uncovered a disturbing trend: many of these men and women are not first time offenders. You can click here for the story.

After seven years of searching for answers, a Fredericktown family may finally have closure. The Needham family has been looking for their son Matthew since his disappearance in 2006. Taney County officials say they may have found his remains earlier this week.

In an emergency situation, most of us are likely to grab our cell phone. The inventors of a new management system want to use smart phones as a tool for emergency management in schools and it could be coming to your child's school district. The Marion-based company recently presented the app to local school districts statewide.

Police say a man is in custody after a campus alert at Southeast Missouri State where several women say they were touched and grabbed. Campus police reported five incidents involving a man on a bike grabbing and touching women from behind.

The state fire marshal's office is investigating after bone fragments were found inside a burning home. Around noon on Wednesday, the Dunklin County Sheriff's Office was notified of a house fire that happened in the late evening hours or the early morning hours of Nov. 12-13.

In national news, Germany's Volkswagen AG issued a global recall today for 800,000 of its Tiguan models, saying it needs to replace a problematic fuse that can cause the cars' lights to fail. The Wolfsburg-based company said the replacement should only take minutes and concerns vehicles built between the start of 2008 and the middle of 2011.

Amber Ruch
County News Digital Content Producer
aruch@kfvs12.com
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