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On January 13, investigators with the West Plains Police Department and the Howell County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding the location of a stolen 2020 Ford F-150 truck which was reported stolen to the Police Department on January 10. Investigators from both agencies arrived on...
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In the early morning hours of January 17, Willow Springs Fire Department responded to their tenth call for service in the last 30 days. This time, the emergency was a structure fire on Private Road 1296 outside Willow Springs. A recreational vehicle caught fire due to electrical issues. Because...
The annual election of council members for University of Missouri Extension in Howell County is underway. Ballots were mailed to voters on the Howell County Extension mailing list.  If an eligible voter did not receive a ballot, please contact the extension office at 417-256-2391 and a ballot...
The Weatherization department at Ozark Action, Inc. (OAI) has received an extra $58,000 in funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The $58,842 in CARES Act money is being provided through one of the main funding sources for the OAI Weatherization program...
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A registered sex offender was found and arrested at a residence in the Houston area. On January 13, Texas County Sheriff’s deputies went to a residence on Morton Road in the Houston area to search for Ronald Fleming, age 34, of Houston. Fleming was wanted on multiple felony arrest warrants from...
The Board of Aldermen for the City of Mountain View voted to pass an ordinance that will put a new sales tax on the ballot in the next municipal election. The voters will decide on April 6 whether to accept a new one-half percent sales tax to be used to fund parks and recreation for the City of...
Jeffrey Holdt, 30, of Mountain View, was transported to Springfield by air ambulance after an ATV crash on January 12. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Troop G, Holdt was operating an ATV on County Road 3940 four miles north of Mountain View at about 10:25 p.m. when he attempted a...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
At their January meeting, the Southern Alliance for Rural Development (SOAR), tasked Dr. Robert Shaw, Head of the Howell County Health Department, with answering the question on everyone’s mind, “When will the pandemic end?” Despite the formidable nature of the question, Dr. Shaw gave a...
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office still needs the public’s help with identifying a suspect in the hit-and-run accident that took place on N Highway at approximately 2:00 a.m. on December 20, resulting in the death of a Squires woman.  If you have information, cameras that may capture video of...
courtesy photo/Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary in progress west of Ava at approximately 5:00 a.m. on January 4.  Prior to Sheriff Chris Degase’s arrival, Dustin Huff, 45, drove the homeowner’s vehicle into the house and then entered the residence demanding the owner to give him a ring of...

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