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Missouri lawmakers vote to eliminate required vehicle inspections

ST. LOUIS - If you own a vehicle, you’ve probably taken it to get inspected. But a Missouri lawmaker’s proposal might get rid of this state requirement. The Missouri House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to end vehicle inspections on a voice vote. The plan still needs final approval before it ca


Police arrest man in Missouri crash

A man wanted in Missouri on a charge tied to a hit-and-run earlier this month that killed a woman was arrested Tuesday in Arkansas, according to authorities. Zachary Davis, 23, is accused of fleeing the scene of a Feb. 4 crash along Missouri 53 near Poplar Bluff that killed Wendy Dumas, said Mark Do


Seniors help lift Liberators over Buffalo

The Bolivar High School basketball team knew Levi Manning could dunk. Buffalo found out Tuesday, Feb. 12, as the Liberators swept the Bison 63-44. “That was his first one in a game,” Bolivar coach Robby Hoegh said after the final buzzer. “He had an attempt against Central, and we’d kind of given him


Missouri man charged with infecting woman with HIV

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been charged with infecting a woman with HIV and then offering her money to not cooperate with law enforcement. The Springfield News-Leader reports that charging documents say 36-year-old Marcus Price didn't tell a woman he had tested positive for HIV befor


Missouri residents may see smaller tax refunds this season

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Several Missouri tax payers have reached out with complaints that their tax refunds from the State of Missouri are taking longer to reach them. Others are asking why the amount of the refund is less than years past.


‘Quotes for Good’ to raise funds for local Heart2Heart

Heart2Heart Outreach Ministries is the February “Quotes for Good” organization, a program sponsored by local State Farm agent Karla A. Steckel. In February, for every person who completes an auto or fire quote at State Farm in Buffalo, State Farm will make a $10 donation to Heart2Heart.


Officer-involved shooting in SE Missouri under investigation

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the officer-involved shooting of a suspect in Cape Girardeau. Police were called to a domestic incident Tuesday night. Patrol Sgt. Clark Parrott says arriving officers found an armed man identified as 56-year-old Hubert Ray sta


Lady Liberators win third straight

Coming off wins over Stockton and Marshfield last month, Bolivar High School’s girls downed Buffalo 64-51 Monday. According to a report from the Buffalo Reflex, the Lady Liberators never surrendered the lead. They were ahead 13-9 at the quarter, 25-20 at the half and 42-34 at the end of the third, r


Missouri Weekly Fuel Update and Outlook

MISSOURI, Feb. 18 –– Gasoline prices in Missouri have risen 8.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.04/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,940 stations in Missouri. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.0 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.3


Bolivar teen sentenced in domestic assault

A Bolivar teen was sentenced earlier this month in Polk County Circuit Court after pleading guilty to choking and hitting his girlfriend in September. Andrew M. Sims, born in 2000, pleaded guilty on Feb. 5 to class D felony second-degree domestic assault, according to the case docket. Senior Judge W


2019 DC Community Guide free at more than 80 locations

The 2019 Dallas County Community Guide, published by the Buffalo Reflex and the Buffalo Area Chamber of Commerce, is now available at more than 80 locations throughout the county.


'Political grandstanding': Missouri governor criticizes lawmaker scrutiny of tax problems

JEFFERSON CITY • After spending months casting himself as the opposite of his predecessor when it comes to relations with state lawmakers, Gov. Mike Parson took the gloves off Wednesday.


Bill to ban fetal heartbeat abortion in Missouri goes to House next

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The bill to ban fetal heartbeat abortion will go to the Missouri House next. The rules committee met Thursday morning. HB 126 would require the use of a fetal heartbeat detection test prior to an abortion and prohibits an abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected.


Anti-gay advocate who lobbied in Kansas now ‘security concern’ in Missouri statehouse

Chris Sevier, the anti-gay, anti-porn advocate who met with Kansas lawmakers earlier this month, has been deemed a security concern in the Missouri Capitol. Missouri Senate Administrator Patrick Baker sent out an email early Thursday morning to the entire senate and staff with the subject line “secu


Missouri’s Cassville: The Midwest’s Trout Capital

Trout season is coming. And that’s a big deal in the city of Cassville, nestled deep in the Southwest corner of Missouri. The snowflakes of winter are replaced with banners welcoming fishermen to downtown Cassville each year in late February. One annual tradition is the coffee mug the local Chamber


Slingin' Acres will soon open as Polk County's only residential drug treatment facility

NEAR DUNNEGAN, Mo. -- A pastor from Polk County wants to open the county's only residential drug treatment center. A small piece of property near Dunnegan may soon be a place where men will break their addiction. And the man who wants to help them has been through it all before.


One injured in winter weather crash

Slick road conditions brought on by winter weather caused at least one injury crash on Mo. 13, 2 miles south of Bolivar, at around 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Donald L. McGuire, 52, of Springfield was northbound on Mo. 13 in a 2008 Chevrolet C


Missouri bill targets fentanyl, date-rape drug possession

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Possessing and dealing fentanyl and date-rape drugs would be a felony under a bill pending in the Missouri House. House members gave the measure first-round approval in a voice vote Wednesday.


Bolivar fire crews fight vehicle fire

A vehicle fire kept Bolivar City Fire Department crews busy Saturday night. Firefighters were dispatched to a vehicle fire in the 2100 block of West Jackson Street at around 11:35 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.


Lebanon Girls Wrestling Celebrates State Title, Season of "Firsts"

LEBANON, Mo. - The Lebanon High School Girls Wrestling Team took home the school's first state title for any sport, when they were crowned the inagural MSHSAA State Girls Wrestling champions.