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May 12 David Johnson, 27, Independence, driving while intoxicated; speeding; and cut in on an overtaken vehicle. Released for medical evaluation pending a 24-hour hold.  May 13 Adam Vasquez, 27, Alton, felony warrant from Oregon County for distribution/possession of dangerous drugs. Held in...
Jessica Geise, 30, of West Plains, has been charged with first degree harassment and tampering with a witness in a felony prosecution. A probable cause statement filed by Deputy Shannon Caldwell of the Howell County Sheriff’s office describes the circumstances that prompted a child order of...
Carlton “Luke” Wake, 41, of Willow Springs, has been issued six citations after an interaction with the Willow Springs Police Department on May 3.  Officer Ben Bishop responded to the area of East Fourth and Grand Streets after the police department received multiple calls complaining of a male...
Mark Twain National Forest has developed a five-year program of work to transition to a sustainable recreation program, called the Recreation Facility Strategy (RFS).  The RFS is now available for the public to review on the Forest’s website (www.fs.usda.gov/mtnf); and the Forest is currently...
Jerry Croney, 40, of Pomona, has been charged with first degree domestic assault, two counts of armed criminal action, one count of endangering the welfare of a child, and one count of resisting arrest, all felonies, in connection with an incident that took place near Olden on May 3.  Deputy...
Brent Pitcock and Roy Trone, part of the Weatherization Team from Ozark Action, Inc. (OAI) provided transport so that the Focus on Babies Diaper Resource Center (DRC) could receive a donation of over 20,000 diapers from Diaper Bank of the Ozarks (DBO) in Springfield last week. "We're very...
While city swimming pools in other area communities will likely remain shuttered for the summer, the Mountain View City Council is discussing a plan to open for the coming Mountain View season. Council members discussed the possibility with department officials at the May 11 council meeting,...
Jacob Counts, 36, Willow Springs, has been charged with three counts of first degree assault, felony, and one felony count of resisting arrest following an incident that took place in Mountain View on May 3.  According to a probable cause statement filed by Officer Josh Ashlock of the Mountain...
City of West Plains’ voters will have the opportunity to vote to accept or reject the proposed amendments to the Home Rule Charter at the June 2election. The Home Rule Charter was approved by citizens in 2014 and serves as the constitution for the City. Every 10 years, the Charter must be...
Good Samaritan Care Clinic (GSCC) is the recipient of a $5,000 grant from BKD Foundation Southern Missouri.  The grant will be used to fund the clinic’s COVID-19 response.  Since February 2004, Good Samaritan Care Clinic, Mountain View, MO, has provided free healthcare in over 34,000 patient...

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