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Deputies from the Howell County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a man with a gunshot wound who had driven himself to a truck stop at the intersection of US Highway 63 and State Route 14 on September 7 at 8:53 p.m. When they arrived, deputies contacted the victim who was alert despite...
A semi-truck turning into the parking lot at Greg’s Auto Body caught an overhead electrical wire but continued to drive. The force pulled on the wire and ultimately snapped the pole. The incident occurred at 1:20 p.m. on Thursday, September 10.  Officer Charles Brown of the Mountain View Police...
Marty Kester, 34, of Willow Springs, was arrested and charged in Eminence last week after he was caught messaging a decoy he believed to be a 13-year-old girl. In reality, Kester was corresponding with a member of Truckers Against Predators and later with a Sheriff’s Deputy.  According to a...
According to a recent release from the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), 2020 has seen an increase in traffic related fatalities compared to this time in 2019 in the Southeast District. The Southeast District is comprised of 25 counties in South Central and Southeast Missouri...
It weighs in at one-third of an ounce, approximately the same as the combined weight of a nickel and a quarter, but the arrival of the Brown-headed Nuthatch in Missouri is nevertheless a weighty event. A collaborative forest restoration project culminated last week with the release of 25 Brown-...
Stewart Pringle, 47, of Willow Springs, did not survive a single car crash that took place five miles south of Cabool on Highway 181 on August 31. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when Pringle’s vehicle traveled off the right side of the road and struck a tree...
A community already too familiar with grief woke up on September 4 with a new reason to mourn. Levi Grogan, 17, of the WSHS Class of 2021, passed away suddenly at his home outside Willow Springs. Assistant Chief Wes Ellison and Officer John Thomas of the Willow Springs Police Department were...
Representatives from Main Street Willow Springs, Willow Springs Realty, H&M Ranch Store, and Simmons Bank gathered in downtown Willow Springs to celebrate the close of the sale of 125 E. Main Street. Formerly the Howell County News office from 2001 to 2019, the building has been unoccupied...
The Lions Club hosted the Mighty Mites’ uniform pass-out a little later and a little differently this year. The line to sign in, get a mouth guard and pads, jersey, and helmet moved in one direction with families encouraged to keep their distance. Soon-to-be Mighty Mites waited in line outside...
The Headquarters of the Howell County Republican Party held a ribbon cutting and grand opening on Tuesday, September 1. The headquarters is located at 1422 Southern Hills Shopping Center in West Plains near the Penmac offices and the office of State Farm Agent Justin Shelby. Office hours are...

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