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On the morning of Saturday, Feb. 3, a female detainee was found unresponsive in a holding cell in the Texas County Jail. Jail staff attempted life saving measures. E.M.S. and Houston Police Officers responded to the jail as well. The female was transported to Texas County Memorial Hospital, where...
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Willie Gene Day, 41, is charged with felony assault, burglary, and resisting arrest after an incident in Mountain View on Feb. 4.   A probable cause statement from Officer Kris Reinholdt states that Day allegedly tried to burglarize a home before assaulting the owners and attacking police....
Cybersecurity and web upgrades were the main topic at last Monday’s Howell County Commission meeting. The commission met with Mike Coldiron, Emergency Management Director, to review two new grants. The grants are part of a program called the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program and are...
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Republicans The Howell County Republican Caucus will take place Saturday, March 2 at the National Guard Armory located at 1315 Webster Avenue, West Plains.    The caucus replaces the normal Presidential Primary and is the mechanism the Missouri Republican party will use to send delegates...
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The man who pled guilty to placing a camera in the women’s restroom of a Casey’s General Store was sentenced to six years in prison. Patrick Pitcher, 32, of Hartville, entered a guilty plea in November and was sentenced Wednesday in a Texas County Court.    Criminal charges originally filed...
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What has often been described as a danger or an eyesore in downtown Willow Springs has become a stable, and soon-to-be beautiful addition to the cityscape. The failed north wall of the building has been fully replaced, and new sidewalks were poured on Friday afternoon.    As reported by...
The Knights of Columbus will host Lenten fish fries at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Willow Springs on Feb. 16 and 23 and March 8 and 15. The meal is your choice of fish or shrimp dinner with french fries, cole slaw, beans, hushpuppies, dessert, and a drink for $12.00. Dine in or carry out will...
Landmark actions in Washington, D.C. Thursday reverberated all the way back to Howell County. The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) heard oral arguments on Trump v. Anderson case, which challenge’s the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision to exclude the former president from their ballot....
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The response of Missouri college presidents to desegregation in 1950 will be the topic of a Black History Month presentation Feb. 27 hosted by the Ozarks Heritage Research Center (OHRC) at Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP).   The presentation by Larry Gragg, a Curators'...
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On Thursday, Jan. 25, Texas County Deputies responded to a burglary on Timberhill Road in the Raymondville area. During the investigation the homeowner provided pictures of the suspect captured on surveillance cameras. The Texas County Sheriff’s Office posted the pictures on social media seeking...

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