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Anyone connected with Willow Springs can probably tell you where they were on the afternoon of July 30, 2019 when they heard the news of the crash that claimed the lives of Zach White and Jonah Smith. Last week, an arbitration panel issued an award in the families' civil suit against the Missouri...
Efrem Slavik, 21, of Winder, GA was clocked at 163 miles per hour as he traveled Westbound on U.S. Highway 60 Friday morning.  “It looked like he’d been shot out of a gun,” commented Willow Springs Police Officer Jim Hedlesten.  Officer Hedlesten was on duty, and observed the 2018 BMW M3 pass...
Kacey Blunk for Howell County News
The Mountain View Police Department has located the owner of the trucking company whose vehicle caused the fire that burned the R-III School District's bus barn to the ground Thursday morning. As of press time, the individual driver has not been identified, but the company did confirm their truck...
Residents of South Central Ozark Council of Governments (region 17) will have an opportunity to weigh in on state plans to get every Missourian online when officials from the Missouri Office of Broadband Development visit West Plains, MO on Thursday, Oct. 20 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the...
courtesy of Missouri State Highway Patrol
Alfred Bridges, 73, of Pomona, was the subject of an endangered silver advisory last week. Information from the Howell County Sheriffs Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Bridges was last seen on Oct. 10 outside his residence loading his dogs into his vehicle. He was presumed...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
It was time to pay up. Saturday morning saw a fitting finale to the wager made during the Bear City Fall Festival between local law enforcement and firefighters. During the annual festival, the two groups competed during a fundraiser sponsored by Howell County News to raise money for Bears for a...
The City of Mountain View has parted ways with Fire Chief Stanley Murphy following the regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen. The aldermen withdrew into closed session at 7:11 p.m. on Oct. 11. Minutes of the closed session record that both Police Chief Jamie Perkins and former Chief Stanley...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
A group of animal lovers are seeking to address the stray cat problem in Willow Springs. Called the Willow Springs Friends of Ferals, the group is raising money to trap, neuter, and release (TNR) the alley cats in town.  Founding member Emmy Jensen told Howell County News the effort is "...
Howell County News/ Amanda Mendez
"Love. Support. Education." These three words are the stated mission of the Pregnancy Resource Center of West Plains.  The complex of newly renovated rooms in the lower level of the Silver Springs Business Complex on Davis Dr. is the fruition of a three-year process, said Michelle Watson, co-...
Emergency services gathered on State Route 76 at the entrance to the Willow Springs Apartments for a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon at 3:40 p.m. First responders stopped traffic in both directions as they worked to rescue the injured, one of whom was ejected in the crash as reported by...

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