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Mother sentenced for child's methadone overdose death

Monday, 09 December 2013 17:22 Published in Local News

NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) - A 34-year-old southwest Missouri woman has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty in the methadone overdose death of her 22-month-old son.

Elizabeth Farnam, of Granby, pleaded guilty in September to second-degree involuntary manslaughter in the June 2012 death of Logan Crow.

A toxicology report showed the toddler died from an overdose of methadone, which is prescribed mainly to treat heroin addiction. Investigators said Farnam had obtained the drug illegally.

Farnam told police at the time that she dropped a methadone pill while Logan was sitting on her lap during a church meeting. The toddler began sweating profusely on the drive home and was put down for an afternoon nap, but wasn't checked until the next morning.

KOAM-TV reports Farnam was sentenced Monday in Newton County.

 

The owner of the popular Hidden Valley Ski Area is hoping for another record-setting season. 

The St. Louis Business Journal reports that Hidden Valley saw a record 85,000 guests in the 2012 season. That is nearly double the amount from 2011. This year, the slopes are opening 10 days earlier than last year. H

idden Valley's hill has a 310-foot vertical drop and offers 30 acres of skiable land. The resort also has a snow machine that can make a foot of snow in 24 hours. Peak Resorts owns Hidden Valley and 13 ski areas in six states.

 

Missouri's proposed incentive package, designed to lure more Boeing jobs to St. Louis, will get its final touch Tuesday.

Governor Nixon will sign the bill at the James S. McDonnell Planetarium at 10:30 AM. Joining the governor for the signing: local lawmakers, labor leaders, and representatives of the Missouri Aerospace Training Consortium. The bill, passed by the General Assembly last week, authorizes up to $1.7 billion in incentives over 20 years.

The legislation was the product of a special session that Nixon called.

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