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Missouri family went missing in Florida

A young family that fell out of contact with relatives back in March is still missing – with the trail of activity cold since April. The Ozark County Sheriff’s Office is requesting help finding the Ruggles family – a young couple and their baby who have been missing since April. The family departed from their home in southwest Missouri on a “religious sabbatical” back in February, according to officials.
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Ozarks family on 'religious sabbatical' in Florida goes missing

A young family that fell out of contact with relatives back in March is still missing – with the trail of activity cold since April. The Ozark County Sheriff's Office is requesting help finding the Ruggles family – a young couple and their baby who have been missing since April. The family departed from their home in southwest Missouri on a "religious sabbatical" back in February, according to officials.
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Update On Missing Ozark County Family

(KTTS News) — The Ozark County Sheriff is still trying to find a missing family last seen in Florida. Authorities are looking for Justin, Jennifer, and five-month old Barakah Ruggles. Jennifer last spoke to a family member in March. The sheriff says the family was reported missing May 5.
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Details of Sprague shooting released, bond reduction hearing held May 18

Rhonda Sprague, 56, of Gainesville, was scheduled for a bond reduction hearing at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the Ozark County Courthouse before Associate Circuit Judge Raymond Gross. According to the probable cause statement filed by Ozark County Sheriff’s Deputy Matt Rhoades, the officer was conducting uniformed patrol in...
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The Stage is coming to town

Horseback and this authentic 1880s stagecoach will be the only transportation options for the Stagecoach Journey crew during a May 21-27 authentic western wagon route through Ozark County. This photo was taken by talented photographer and Stagecoach Journey crew-member Dennis Crider during an early April appearance at the Twin Pines Conservation Education Center’s Annual Heritage Day. “Cowboy Rick” Hamby, a Caulfield resident who owns the stagecoach with wife “Arkansas Bev” is shown near the center in the cowboy hat.
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Schools face shortage of teachers

As the school year draws to a close in Missouri, most teachers are more than ready for the summer break, as the lingering covid-19 pandemic has added extra stress the past couple school years and a looming teacher shortage is brewing like storm clouds on the horizon. Recent news stories...
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Ozark County track athletes headed to state

Gainesville’s Nate Richer and Maliki Sherry advance to state Defending state champion pole vaulter Nate Richer, a senior at Gainesville High School, took first place in the Class 2 Sectional 3 to earn the chance to defend his title at the Missouri state track meet being held Friday and Saturday, May 20-21, in Jefferson City. Maliki Sherry, a junior at GHS, also advanced to the state level after placing fourth in high jump.
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Woman seriously injured in 2-vehicle Ozark County accident

A Saturday morning two-vehicle accident in Ozark County resulted in serious injuries to one of the drivers. Twenty-five-year-old Catalina Crawford of Caulfield was transported by ambulance to Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Crawford was nearly four miles west of Caulfield on U.S. Highway...
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Family of three from Ozark County missing

OZARK COUNTY, Mo. — The Ozark County Sheriff’s Department (OSCD) posted on Facebook Friday it received a missing person report for a Thornfield family of three on May 5. OSCD said 32-year-old Justin Ruggles, 30-year-old Jennifer Ruggles, and 5-month-old Barakah Ruggles were taking a religious sabbatical to Florida on a missionary trip at the end […]
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High speed motorcycle pursuit ends in Gainesville

Officers say a nearly 50-mile long, high-speed motorcycle chase that reached speeds of over 100 miles per hour ended in Gainesville around 1 a.m. Sunday, May 8. Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase said that the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received numerous calls of a reckless driver on a motorcycle in the Goodhope area of Douglas County.
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FAMILY MISSING: The Ozark County Sheriff’s Office searching for family reported missing

GAINESVILLE, Mo. (KY3) - The Ozark County Sheriff’s Office needs your help locating an entire family reported missing. Investigators say Justin, 32, Jennifer, 30, and Barakah (5 mos.) Ruggle left in February on a religious sabbatical to Florida. Their family last spoke to Jennifer on March 6. Florida authorities helped locate the family in southern Florida. However, the timeline ends on April 12.
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