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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...
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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...
With the COVID-19 crisis ongoing and federal pandemic unemployment programs set to expire in the coming weeks, many Missourians face joblessness, underemployment and uncertainty. The Missouri Department of Corrections is not only hiring but also offering a secure future for Missouri workers. A...
IMPORTANT DATES THIS SESSION The 2021 legislative session of the 101st General Assembly opened  January 6 in Jefferson City. Governor Mike Parson (R) along with other statewide officeholders was inaugurated for their new terms of office during ceremonies on January 11, on the steps outside the...
Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 31 troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. The ceremony is by invitation only due to the coronavirus guidelines; however, it will be made available...
Patricia Dixon, 69, of West Plains, sustained moderate injuries when her Ford F150 travelled off the right side of the road and struck a fence on Highway 17 five miles north of White Church. The crash occurred on January 6 at 3:25 p.m. Dixon was not wearing a seatbelt and was taken from the scene...

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