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On Saturday evening, August 8, Shannon County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a male caller who reported that a man was laying in the road on E Highway. The reporting party told officers that the caller’s wife was in the process of performing CPR. First responders, EMS, Shannon County...
Roaring River State Park invites kids under the age of 15 to trout fish for free during the park's annual Kids' Free Fishing Day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 15. Youth have the opportunity to fish for free all day with one section of the river designated specifically for youth fishing....
On August 6, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) bill to ban TikTok on government devices unanimously passed the Senate. Senator Hawley’s bill, introduced with Senator Rick Scott (R-Fla.), would follow up on steps already taken by the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, the...
On Monday August 3, 2020 the Missouri Office of Homeland Security launched a new tool to instantly report suspicious activity. The tool is a mobile app called SafeNation and will allow citizens to submit anonymous reports which pertain to potentially suspicious activity observed, known, or...
Applications are now being accepted for the 2020 Humanitarian Award to honor a southwest Missouri resident for service that contributes to the betterment of his or her community. This year will mark the 31st annual Humanitarian Award, which was founded by the late Jewell Thompson Schweitzer....
Knial Piper II is originally from Springfield, but has made his home in West Plains for seven years. His second novel was published on August 1 by Xlibris.  The book The Demonic Virtue, “follows an angel who falls from heaven and witnesses the history of the earth and man,” said Piper in an...
David Keeler, 40, of Summersville, faces a charge of first degree involuntary manslaughter and two counts of second degree assault of a special victim after a tractor trailer crash in January that claimed the life of a woman.  Officers from the West Plains Police Department responded to the...
The street department for the City of Willow Springs has been painting parking lines and curbs since Main Street was repaved. City workers have been using industrial spray paint to accomplish the job this year. According to newly appointed Street Department Supervisor Shane Collins, this material...
Motorists on Main Street in Willow Springs will not have failed to notice the demolition of a derelict house in the 500 block of West Main Street, immediately to the South of Bamboo House. According to City Administrator Beverly Hicks, the house and property are owned by Burlington Northern Santa...
The City of Willow Springs submitted the sum of $3,960.51 to the Howell County Commission for reimbursement under the CARES Act. Last week, the Commission approved the sum in full.  According to City Administrator Beverly Hicks, the City will use approximately two thirds of these funds to...

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