News to Know: Kansas man convicted of performing illegal autopsies, and new cameras for McDonald County Schools

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WABAUNSEE COUNTY, Kan. – A Kansas man convicted of performing illegal autopsies is been permanently banned from doing business in the state and ordered to pay more than $700,000 in restitution and fines. 42-year-old Shawn Parcells who lived in Leawood and Topeka, was convicted in November for three felonies and three misdemeanors related to providing illegal autopsies in Wabaunsee County. He also pleaded guilty in may to one federal wire fraud charge related to the autopsies. The Wabaunsee county crimes took place in 2014 and 2015. His sentencing is set for September. Read more about the KCTV5 investigation here.

LAMAR, Mo. – Barton County Memorial Park in Lamar is in the process of adding new veteran monuments. Three of the seven monuments have been installed so far. They are not only for area veterans, but a tribute to veterans all over the world. Joe Davis, president of the Barton County Memorial Park board says, the idea of making the monuments triangle shaped was a unique one.

PINEVILLE, Mo. – With the new school year starting, the McDonald County School leaders make sure they put the safety of students first by updating the camera security systems. The new cameras will give better and more clear locations and allow school leaders to better monitor inside and outside the schools. The district will install around 350 cameras which includes all buildings.

CARTHAGE, Mo. – Saint Ann’s Catholic school in Carthage partners with Notre Dame University to enhance its bilingual education program. The program focuses on teaching preschoolers how to write and speak in English and Spanish. With the Hispanic community increasing within Carthage, Saint Ann’s wants them to keep their roots while growing.

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