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Pulaski County, Mo. breaks ground on new jail

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. -- With the ceremonial groundbreaking ceremony, construction on the new Pulaski County jail has officially begun. "It couldn't have come soon enough for me," said Sheriff Jimmy Bench. "We've needed it for a long time."


1.7 quake rattles Bootheel Missouri

NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KAIT) - Early Monday morning, people living in the Missouri Bootheel got an unexpected wakeup alarm. The U.S. Geological Survey reported it measured a 1.67 magnitude earthquake at 5:39 a.m.


Pulaski County Breaks Ground on New Jail

WAYNESVILLE. Mo. -- The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department took part in a special groundbreaking ceremony today -- for a new county jail. The video was posted on the department's Facebook page this afternoon.


Firefighters respond to fires that weren't fires near Rolla, Mo.

ROLLA, Mo. -- The Doolittle Fire Protection District over the weekend responded to several fires along I-44. But firefighters say they weren't fires. Multiple 911 callers stated they could see smoke, but no flames. The firefighters say as they got closer, it disappeared. They later realized it was a


Missouri residents can now apply for a REAL ID

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Starting Monday, residents in Missouri can begin applying for a REAL ID compliant license. Effective October 1, 2020, you will be required to present a REAL ID, or another form of identification accepted by TSA, to board domestic flights. You will also need it to access feder


Taste of Pulaski County coming Saturday

We invite you to Blast off to the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce’s 14th Taste of Pulaski County and Basket Auction on March 23rd at The ARK Community and Sports Center. The first 50 astro cadets will receive a free gift. Doors open 11:00 a.m. with the Live Auction beginning at 11:30 a.m.


Jackson, MO resident wins big in Missouri Lottery

JACKSON, MO (KFVS) - A Jackson, Missouri man received a big welcome home gift after a family vacation. Kevin Pruitt was met with a $77,777 Missouri Lottery prize from his winning ticket, “Fireball 7s” scratcher ticket.


Leadership Pulaski County graduates seventh class

Leadership Pulaski County Class Seven graduates are Daniel Shelden, Cheryl Bohannan, Wendy Miller, Susan Hohman, Amanda Howard, Donna Barkefelt, Judy Fortner, Robert Decker, Tamera Palmer, and Sue Davidson (not pictured)


Chicago Man Accused Of Murdering Drug Dealer In The Ozarks Threatened To ‘Kill Him,’ Investigators Say

MILLER COUNTY, Mo. — A major investigation produced a second arrest earlier this month in the murder of a California man near Lake of the Ozarks, and authorities have released more information about the investigation and evidence.


Audio: A central Missouri manufacturer is creating new jobs

A central Missouri manufacturer is creating dozens of jobs. Command Web, a Jefferson City factory that prints paperback books for Scholastic, is expanding. Missourinet affiliate KWOS in Jefferson City reports the manufacturer is planning a 35-million dollar expansion that includes about 50 additiona


St. Charles man charged in woman's murder at I-55 rest stop in southeast Missouri

MARSTON, Mo. • A Missouri man jailed in Texas is now charged with killing a woman at an Interstate 55 rest area in October. The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports that Eliot Bonner, 27, of St. Charles was charged Friday with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a fir


Belton Teenager Returns to Miller County Courtroom

A Belton teenager facing felony charges in Miller and Morgan Counties from, what started out as, an alleged carjacking is scheduled to be back in the courtroom on Tuesday. Kayondez Avalo is charged, in Miller County, with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. The charges stem from an incid


Off-road cars to race through former golf course in Rolla March 30

The event will be held Saturday, March 30, at the former Miner Golf Course, located along W. 10th St. near Innovation Park and Phelps Health in Rolla. Spectators can park in the Allgood-Bailey Stadium parking lot and the open lot near Innovation Park. Signs will direct visitors to safe viewing areas


Spring cleanup, reminder of changes to sanitation and recycling collection in Rolla

Wilson added that through annexations, new developments and expansions, certain areas in town have grown disproportionate to other areas, so the city’s environmental services department has had some days where they have an overload of collections and other days where collections are significantly li


Woman Arrested in Miller County with Prescription Drugs, Pot, Ecstasy

A Florissant resident is spending time in the Miller County jail following a Friday night arrest by the Highway Patrol. 35-year old Ashley Howell was taken into custody just after 7:30 p.m. It started as a traffic stop for speeding when Howell was clocked doing 85 mph in a 70pmh zone. It turned into


Rolla and Newburg run in Lebanon Invitational

The Lady Bulldogs ran well in the sprinting events. Olivia Olusanya kicked things off with a second place finish in the 100m dash with a time of 13.25, while Bayli Graydon finished 10th in the event. Olivia Holmes then took home a second place finish in the 200m dash, finishing with a time of 27.48.


Roadwork Phelps County, lane closure along I-44 next week

Concrete replacement will take place in multiple locations between Bourbon and the Crawford and Phelps County line. Pavement repair is planned in both directions between mile marker 176 and mile marker 187 west of Rolla.


Hannibal reacts to rising Mississippi

Danny Henley Hannibal Courier-Post reporter @Danny_Henley HANNIBAL — The rising Mississippi River here has city officials and event coordinators changing plans. Hannibal Board of Public Works implemented its flood prevention preparation plan when the river rose above 20 feet last week. Crews are pre


St. James woman faces murder charge after fatal Sunday fire

A Wednesday arrest warrant charges a St. James woman with murder in connection to a Sunday fire which took the life of her 13-year-old daughter, according to documents filed in Maries County Circuit Court.


Deputies: Disabled teen was alone, locked in bed as house burned

MARIES COUNTY, Mo. - A Maries County mother faces child endangerment and murder charges in the death of her 14-year-old, disabled daughter. Tracy Ellis was booked into the Maries County Jail on Tuesday, accused of causing the teen's death through criminal negligence during a fire Sunday afternoon on