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Howell County Health Department reported throughout the week that nine new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Howell County. This brings the total number of positively confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county to twenty. The twelfth case confirmed is a Mountain View area resident....
Retiring City Clerk Willa Kramer administers the oath of office to aldermen Ellie Carson, Judi Colter, Punkie Stevenson, and mayor Donnie Pruett. (photo credit: Amanda Mendez)
The Mountain View City Council met on Monday, June 8 for its first meeting featuring a newly elected Board of Aldermen and Mayor. The first order of business was to swear in the officials. For the East Ward One, Ellie Carson, for the East Ward Two, Judi Colter, for the West Ward, Punkie Stevenson...
Kyla and Zabrina White, Rhett Sewell, and Zoey Johnson with a vehicle decorated in memory of Zach White of the Class of 2020. (photo credit: Amanda Mendez)
The Willow Springs High School Class of 2020 gathered in one place on June 12 for the first time since March 13 to practice their graduation ceremony. Immediately after the practice, seniors and their loved ones filed through downtown Willow Springs in a parade of honking horns, blaring music,...
Dylan Hanger, 28, of Houston was charged with tampering with physical evidence and the second degree murder of Brittany Gorman by the prosecuting attorney in Texas County on June 1. Prior to the charges, the victim, Brittany Gorman (Hanger) had been missing since May 20.  Her vehicle was...
Former City Administrator Mike Wake addresses the Board of Alderman for the last time at the City Council meeting on June 8. (photo credit: Amanda Mendez)
In addition to the planned change of elected officials in the Mountain View municipal government after the June 2 election, two significant appointed personnel changes took place after the City Council meeting in Mountain View on June 8. The new Board of Aldermen, and newly elected Mayor Donnie...
Angela Perkins
Angela Perkins, 38, of Cotter, Ark., died in an officer-involved shooting in Mountain View on Monday, September 29. According to a probable cause statement submitted by Corporal Paul R. Wells of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the shooting occurred just before midnight on County Road 3080,...
State Budget Director Dan Haug announced today that net general revenue collections for May 2020 decreased 22.5 percent compared to those for May 2019, from $688.2 million last year to $533.5 million this year. Net general revenue collections for 2020 fiscal year-to-date decreased 7.4 percent...
A Springfield, Missouri, man has been sentenced in federal court for methamphetamine trafficking and illegally possessing firearms. Tyler J. Brown, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool on Wednesday, June 3, to 12 years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 11, 2019...
On June 2, U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) issued the following statement on the shooting of four police officers in St. Louis overnight: "The police officer shootings in St. Louis overnight are despicable. My prayers go out to the officers and their families. And my heartfelt thanks goes to...
Beginning this week, Missouri State Parks, a division of the Department of Natural Resources, will open visitor centers, park offices and site offices on a limited basis. Programming will be limited, and social distancing and additional cleaning measures will be in place. All Missouri state...

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