News To Know: murder suicide investigation, hope for shelter pets

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Mo. – The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to the home for a well-being check. A caller said a person had not been heard from since just before Thanksgiving. Authorities went to the home west of Miller. Deputies spoke with concerned persons before going into the home where they found two deceased people. The Sheriff’s Office states the investigation and autopsy results determined that 55-year-old Caleb Kingsley of Miller, Missouri had a single gunshot wound to the head. They say it happened while Kingsley was asleep in bed. Authorities identified the other person as 43-year-old Linda Kennedy of Chetopa, Kansas. Investigators determined her cause of death was a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Click here for more information about this story.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Academy Sports and outdoors teamed up with the Joplin Fire Department to give back to the community. Academy provided a $3,000 Academy gift card to the fire department’s holiday donation drive. The department then went shopping at Academy to buy gifts for families in need.

NEOSHO, Mo. – The city of Neosho, Missouri got in the Christmas spirit by turning on its Christmas lights at Big Spring Park. The event also featured Christmas carols and a reading of the Christmas story. Clifford the big red dog was also on hand to give out books to students.

JOPLIN, Mo. – Bissell Pet Foundation is bringing holiday hope to shelter pets in Joplin. The foundation is a national animal welfare organization dedicated to ending pet homelessness. The Joplin Humane Society joined more than 275 shelters participating in the “empty the shelters holiday hope” event. As a part of the event, they’re offering $25 adoption fees for cats, dogs, kittens, and puppies.


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