A boy riding his bike was struck by a car Sunday afternoon (3/29) east of Monett. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 7-year-old Drake Anderson of Cassville failed to stop at a stop sign on Business Highway 60, a mile east of Monett, shortly after noon Sunday when he was hit by a car driven by 24-year-old Robert Rivera of Ozark. Anderson was taken to a Joplin hospital with serious injuries. Rivera was not hurt.
A teacher and coach in the Jay school system was arrested Friday (3/27) after it was learned he was having a relationship with an underage girl. 38-year-old Cory Henton has been charged with two counts of lewd molestation, which is a felony. Besides being a teacher, Henton was also Jay's girls basketball coach and an assistant softball coach.