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Several local law enforcement agencies applied for funding for new citation-writing technology that is designed to protect law enforcement officers and the public from contact during traffic stops. The funds were received under the CARES Act, and as such, the primary purpose of the new systems is...
In the early morning hours of August 31, Douglas County Sheriff Chris Degase was conducting surveillance on a residence on the southeast side of Ava when he observed a vehicle driven by a suspect in several burglaries in the area. Sheriff Degase recognized the driver as Travis Howard, who is...
by Amanda Mendez, publisher editor@howellcountynews.com     More than a dozen Howell County agencies received awards in the second phase of funding for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Intended to address the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic,...
by Amanda Mendez, publisher editor@howellcountynews.com     The City of Mountain View was awarded $23,663.23 in the second phase of CARES Act funding. According to Finance Officer Linda Higgins, virtually every department in the city will receive a portion of the funds to help combat the...
by Amanda Mendez, publisher editor@howellcountynews.com     The Willow Springs Police Department responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of East Main St. and Industrial Dr., near the south junction of U.S. Highway 60/63, on August 28. According to the crash report, a...
On August 31, Assistant Chief Wes Ellison was dispatched to Coulter Heating & Cooling in reference to a report of tampering with a motor vehicle. An employee of Coulter Heating & Cooling reported that someone had stolen the catalytic converter from one of their vans over the weekend. Asst...
A Mountain View, Missouri, man has been sentenced in federal court for attempting to entice a minor for illicit sex. Jason Matthew Perdue, 47, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool on September 3, to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Perdue will be required to...
Corporal Mike Greenan of the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested Johnson C. Burks, 34, of Mountain View on July 6 on suspicion of burglary activity. According to the probable cause statement filed by the same officer on August 27, Burks was released “without being made to post a bond.” The...
The boil advisory previously issued for the City of Willow Springs was lifted at noon on September 2.  Residents may resume normal, unrestricted use.
Coastal FMC has made a donation in the amount of $5,000 to the Willow Springs Police Department to kick off a Back the Blue fundraising event scheduled to take place at Booster Field on September 19 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. “We heard about it at the Chamber of Commerce meeting and wanted to...

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