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On March 3, agents with the Southwest Cyber Crime Task Force conducted an interview with a suspect in a child exploitation investigation in Wright County. During the interview, the unidentified suspect implicated a West Plains man in the commission of crimes involving a minor child and child...
Howell County Sheriff’s Office released a report on March 9 confirming that human remains were found on private property on State Route 17 near West Plains.    As of March 11, the agency was still making identification of the body, and there was no new information available, confirmed Sheriff...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
A highly-anticipated ribbon cutting took place at a newly opened storefront in downtown Willow Springs. After delays owing to recent winter weather, Shugga Wuggas officially opened on March 5. The store is located at 110 East Main in Willow Springs.    Owned and operated by US Army veteran...
Howell County News/ Ron Mendez
During the demolition of the former Curtis department store building on Friday, an unexpected historic find lent a bit of magic to an otherwise destructive situation. Vance Farmer was on the scene observing the demolition in his capacity as Interim Fire Chief. He spotted the newspaper as the back...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
The property owner and the City of Willow Springs acted quickly to complete demolition of the old Curtis department store building, which partially collapsed onto Main Street on March 1. By Friday afternoon, privately contracted demolition crews, with City workers on site, demolished the...
Just in time for spring, the City of Willow Springs completed upgrades to the town’s storm sirens. At the January City Council meeting, the Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to spend $9,000 on repairs and upgrades to the system, which had been malfunctioning.    The reason the sirens were...
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The Shannon County First Responders would like to remind area residents of the importance of properly posted address signs. First responders report that they often have trouble finding an address, wasting valuable time in a critical situation. Non-reflective house or mailbox numbers can be hard...
More than 5,400 anglers visited Bennett Spring, Montauk and Roaring River state parks on opening day of trout season. The catch-and-keep trout season began at 6:30 a.m. Monday, March 1.    "Opening day of Missouri trout season is always exciting," said Mike Sutherland, director of Missouri...
The Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs (ACW) Ranger District of Mark Twain National Forest works in multiple ways to keep people healthy, including monitoring air quality, utilizing good prescribed burn and smoke management tactics, and providing outdoor recreation opportunities for everyone to enjoy...
At the February City Council meeting three apprentice linemen were recognized. Nicholas Osborn has completed four years of apprentice lineman school and has graduated with a certificate as a certified journeyman lineman. Timothy Noakes and Keeling Ward have completed their first year of...

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