With the shutdown of the newspaper in September 2018, this area in central Missouri's Ozark hills joined more than 1,400 other cities across the United States to lose a newspaper over the past 15 years, according to an Associated Press analysis of data compiled by the University North Carolina.,With the shutdown of the newspaper in September 2018, this area in central Missouri's Ozark hills joined more than ... more

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Happy Place Sports Bar, an Orange County bar shuttered in October after a series of shootings, was the hub for a major Central Florida drug trafficking organization, local and federal authorities said Friday.,Sheriff John Mina, along with members of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation, announced the dismantling of the organization, which resulted in the arrests of 16 people and confiscation of dozens of guns and $180,000 in cash.,The Sheriff’s Office enlisted the help of other agencies when it realized the organization was behind a series of violent crimes dating to 2015, according to Director Ron Stucker of the MBI, a task force targeting vice and organized crime in Orange and Osceola counties.,Stucker said the organization had been distributing between one and two kilograms of cocaine and heroin per week on average in Central Florida.,Mina said members of the organizations played a role in numerous shootings in Orange County, including two at Happy Place Sports Bar in July and October.

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Local, state and federal investigators said they broke up a drug trafficking organization and arrested 16 people.,Law enforcement officials said the suspects moved those drugs through a troubled bar, called the Happy Place Sports Bar, on which WFTV News has done several stories.,Officials with the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation said the16 suspects were part of a robust drug organization.,Investigators said the group was moving one to two kilos of heroin and cocaine a week through Orange County.,Investigators said the organization is connected to that murder and the other issues that were happening at the bar and all over Orange County.

The little girl hasn’t been identified.,But tonight in Hacienda Heights a grieving community called the little girl family.,They wanted to remember this little girl, who was found partially inside a duffel bag, dumped near the Skyline Trail at Colima Road and Hacienda Boulevard Tuesday morning.,“When things like this happen, we need to come together and be a voice for this little girl, especially since she doesn’t have a family, I think it’s important that she’s everybody’s child,” says Contreras.,That this little girl stuffed in a suitcase-like bag, was just devastating to me,” says LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn.

HACIENDA HEIGHTS (CBSLA) — The identity of a 9-year-old girl found murdered on a hiking trail in Hacienda Heights last week has finally been determined.,The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported Sunday that the girl whose body was found partially inside a duffel bag along the 3400 block of South Hacienda Boulevard, near Glenmark Drive, on the morning of Tuesday, March 5, was identified as 9-year-old Trinity Love Jones, an L.A. County resident.,At a candlelight vigil Sunday evening where her body was found, Jones’ father, Antonio Jones, confirmed to CBS2 that his family believes Trinity was the little girl who was found in some bushes along the trail by some workers.,A sketch released by sheriff’s investigators last week showed a young, skinny girl without shoes, a pink shirt with “Future Princess Hero” written on it and panda pants.,Detectives believe Jones’ body may have been dumped on the trail on Sunday, March 3.

The Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities will be hold its regular meeting at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday.,The Fairfield Township Board of Trustees monthly meeting will be held Tuesday at the township hall.,The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta, 212 Third St., will host an African drum workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday in the social hall.,The regular meeting of the Washington County Behavioral Health Board will be at 7 p.m. March 28.,The Program Planning and Oversight Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Schwendeman Agency, 109 Putnam St.

The Washington County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday in the lower level meeting room of the Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St. in Marietta. read more

The president's visit to Vietnam is bringing people out into the streets tonight in Orange County.,Stacey Butler reports from Westminster where many are pushing the president to be tougher on Vietnam's Communist government.

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Another shot was fired Tuesday in the battle between Sheriff Alex Villanueva and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors over control of hiring decisions, with Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas declaring that Villanueva is endangering public trust in the department.,On Monday, the county filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court challenging Villanueva’s reinstatement of Caren Carl Mandoyan, who was fired in 2016 by then-Sheriff Jim McDonnell after being accused of domestic violence.,RELATED: Officials Attempt To Reverse LA Sheriff’s Controversial Reinstatement Of Fired Deputy

Calling the need for action “unprecedented” and “uncomfortable,” Ridley-Thomas previewed a motion, to be heard next Tuesday, asking county lawyers to review whether the sheriff’s “Truth and Reconciliation Commission” is legal.,Mandoyan’s firing was upheld by the county Civil Service Commission, but Villanueva reinstated the deputy in his first weeks as sheriff after his upset defeat of McDonnell in last November’s election.,The county’s lawsuit contends that Villanueva does not have the legal authority to reverse the decision of the Civil Service Commission and reinstate Mandoyan, rendering the move “void as a matter of law.” read more

The quest to bring a World Cup to Kansas City secured the alignment of prominent local sports and government figures.,Kansas City is one of 17 finalist cities in the United States to host 2026 World Cup matches.,The 11-person executive bid committee is Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt; Sporting KC principal owner Cliff Illig; Doug Bach, Unified Government and Kansas City, Kanas county administrator; Lynn Berling-Manuel, United Soccer Coaches CEO; Jason Fulvi, VisitKC president and CEO; Shane Hackett, Heartland Soccer Association executive director; Matt Kenny, Chiefs vice president of stadium services and events; Donna Maize, Kansas City, Missouri assistant city manager; Kathy Nelson, Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation president and CEO; Joe Reardon, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce president and CEO; and Jake Reid, Sporting KC president and CEO.,Ficklin spent 11 years as vice president of development for Sporting Kansas City, placed in charge of the construction of Children’s Mercy Park and Pinnacle, the club’s new training facility that opened last year.,“The Kansas City metropolitan area has built over $400 million in soccer facilities over the past decade, but more importantly, we have really been the thought leaders in innovative ways to grow the game of soccer,” Ficklin said in a news release.