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FFA chapter receives grant for recycling project

The Aurora FFA chapter has been awarded a Fall Semester-Long Living to Serve Grant in the amount of $1,200. The nationwide program provides grant money to local FFA chapters to support semester-long service-learning projects that address needs related to community safety; environmental responsibilit

AURORAADVERTISER.NET - 2018-12-13 20:00:00

Missouri man admits to killing daughter's ex-boyfriend

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his daughter's ex-boyfriend after a squabble about an outdoor patio table and grill. The Joplin Globe reports that 53-year-old Robert Waite Jr., of Carthage, accepted a plea offer Tuesday in which he pleaded gui

KMOV - 2018-12-13 18:25:03

Aurora city council passes ordinances approving zoning changes, budget

The Aurora City Council passed four ordinances during their meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27, according to unofficial minutes from the meeting. Three of the ordinances were passed after their second title-only readings during the old business portion of the meeting.

LAWRENCE COUNTY RECORD - 2018-12-10 12:00:11

Miller area family believed to have killed hundreds of deer illegally

A Southwest Missouri man must begin serving jail and prison time and his father could have his probation revoked as well in connection with what Missouri conservation officials say is believed to have been the largest deer-poaching operation in state history.

JOPLIN GLOBE - 2018-12-13 22:41:00

Multi-year poaching probe nabs four SW Missouri family members

Four members of a southwest Missouri family have been caught in a multi-year poaching case where authorities say hundreds of deer were killed illegally. “The deer were trophy bucks taken illegally, mostly at night, for their heads, leaving the bodies of the deer to waste," said Lawrence County Prose

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-12-13 22:31:00

Hometown Teams Smithsonian Exhibit to arrive in Aurora for seven-week stint

Sports have been shaping our climate, culture, fashion, food, music and language for well over 150 years. Aurora, the Home of the Houn’ Dawgs, will be the final stop of a midwest tour of the traveling Smithsonian exhibit called Hometown Teams Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 through Jan. 27, 2019.

LAWRENCE COUNTY RECORD - 2018-12-11 12:00:31

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks slates blood drives

Community Blood Center of the Ozarks will hold area blood drives to address a short supply of types AB and B-negative blood. Those who donate blood between now and Jan. 6 will receive a T-shirt as part of the Miracle of Giving Blood Drive.

JOPLIN GLOBE - 2018-12-10 14:05:00

Family of man shot by police after seizure has reached million-dollar settlement

KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- The family of a Missouri man who was shot and killed by a police officer when the man suffered a seizure, has reached a million-dollar settlement in his death.

KCTV 5 - 2018-12-14 01:19:22

Billing store owner: This is the craziest thing I've done

Billings is the home of the Wildcats. It’s also home to King’s Custom Vintage, an unexpected custom painted furniture shop I spotted while driving into this town of just over 1,000 people.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-12-12 18:26:00

UPDATE: Missouri town reconsidering removal of Christian cross from holiday display

OZARK, Mo. (AP) — The southwest Missouri city of Ozark that had said it was removing a Christian cross from its holiday display is reconsidering. Ozark officials originally said Tuesday that the cross would come down after the city received a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, whic

STJOSEPHPOST.COM - 2018-12-12 12:44:34

Greene Co. jail death: A suicidal inmate, a private transport van and a contraband handgun

It was a warm, sunny morning in May when the privately owned inmate transport van pulled into the sally port at the Green County Jail. A guard and an inmate got out and headed inside. Another inmate — Dennis Shaner, who was bound for the Taney County Jail — complained he felt sick and persuaded the

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-12-12 18:59:00

Fire Truck Rolls Over in Greene County

REPUBLIC, Mo. - Wednesday evening, a fire truck slid off the road and rolled on its side, on Farm Road 168 and Farm Road 69. A West Republic Fireman says the fire truck was on the way to a call, hit a soft spot on the shoulder and slid off the road.

OZARKS FIRST.COM - 2018-12-13 01:38:00

Margaret “Peggy” Larson

Margaret “Peggy” Larson, 75, of Cassville passed away Nov. 25, 2018. She was born Aug. 7, 1943, in Aurora Ill., to John and Glady’s (Reeves) Steffen in Aurora, Ill. She served her country proudly in the United States Marines. In 1963, she was married to Richard Larson; he preceded her in death in 19

LAWRENCE COUNTY RECORD - 2018-12-04 17:40:32

Aurora Man Killed in Fatal Tractor Accident

A man from Aurora man is dead after a tractor accident Tuesday evening. The Missouri State Highway Patrol tells Newstalk KZRG that around 5:00 p.m., 25-year-old Aaron Carnes was backing up on a farm road just east of Aurora when he hit an embankment and overturned. He was pronounced dead at the scen

NEWSTALKKZRG.COM - 2018-12-05 22:15:33

Remember Robert from 'Live PD'? He's innocent.

He was shirtless, swearing and drunk. He stood in front of a dilapidated trailer while he cussed out a Greene County sheriff's deputy — and nearly got Tasered. At one point, he yelled about his "pretty penis," all while cameras from "Live PD" were broadcasting his antics into living rooms across Ame

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-12-13 00:01:00

Missouri Town Turns Off Cross Lights After Group Files Complaint

OZARK, Mo. (FOX2) – One Missouri town turned off the lights on a cross featured in a Christmas display in a park. The city of Ozark was contacted by the legal department of the Freedom From Religion Foundation. They honored their request to take down the religious symbol.

5NEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-12-11 21:22:23

New Hospital Coming to Monett

A brand new hospital is coming to Monett. Read the official statement from CoxHealth below:. “In a day and age when many small Ozarks hospitals have shuttered, CoxHealth is advancing its level of care in one rural area. In the coming months, the health system will break ground on a brand new $42 mil

NEWSTALKKZRG.COM - 2018-12-10 22:57:44

Former Barry County Man Sentenced For Illicit Sex with Minor

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A former Barry County man was sentenced after traveling to Tennessee to engage in an illicit sexual relationship with a 15-year-old victim. Michael Peterson, 35, of Morristown, Tennessee, was sentenced Friday, Dec. 7 to 17 years in federal prison without parole, according to the r

OZARKS FIRST.COM - 2018-12-10 22:42:00

Head-on Crash Kills Mount Vernon Man

LAWRENCE CO., Mo. - Around 3 on Friday, 23-year-old Bruce Berg of Mount Vernon was traveling eastbound on Missouri Highway 174, about 4 miles east of Mount Vernon. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Berg's car crossed the center line and struck another vehicle driving westbound head-on.

FOURSTATESHOMEPAGE.COM - 2018-12-10 16:15:00

Ozark deactivates lighted cross after complaint

Sometimes it’s easier to avoid a conflict, and it’s cheaper. That’s the path Ozark city officials are taking in the case of a cross-shaped light display in a city park. Finley River Park has been home to a drive-through holiday light display every December for more than 20 years. A cross made of lig

CCHEADLINER.COM - 2018-12-11 18:24:00