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Houston woman charged with felony assault

A Houston woman faces a felony assault charge after a police investigation last Thursday (March 15). Brandi K. Masters, 35, of 112 Spruce St., No. 4, in Houston, is charged with third-degree assault (a class E felony). According to a Houston police officer's report, the officer was dispatched at abo


Young angler catches record river redhorse

Maverick Yoakum, 11, holds a river redhorse he caught in Tavern Creek using a rod and reel.Submitted photo The Missouri Department of Conservation reports an angler from Dixon, Mo. not only hooked a state record but possibly a world record. Maverick Yoakum, 11, caught a river redhorse on Tavern Cree

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2018-03-21 13:45:00

Worker injured after sliding into Top of the Rock sinkhole

A construction worker was injured after a truck fell about 100-150 feet Wednesday, March 21, 2018, into the Top of the Rock sinkhole. (Photo by Western Taney County Fire Protection District) Western Taney County Fire Protection District A construction worker was injured after a truck fell about 100-

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2018-03-22 00:34:00

Inmate formally charged after January escape

HOUSTON, Mo. - An inmate who walked away from his post at the correctional facility in Licking has been formally charged with escape. 41-year-old John Long was charged March 15 with escaping the South Central Correctional Facility in Licking. Online court records indicate Long was serving a six-year

OZARKRADIONEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 07:50:30

Wreck injures one near Highways AA, 17

A Bucyrus woman sustained moderate injuries Monday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident near Highways AA and 17 south of Success. Tpr. Jason Sentman said a northbound 2007 Dodge 2500 pickup driven by Donna J. Jackson, 61, swerved to avoid an animal in the roadway and ran off the right side of the

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2018-03-20 12:15:00

Licking resident injured in Monday accident

LICKING, Mo. - A woman from Licking suffered moderate injuries Monday afternoon after the vehicle she was driving ran off-road and hit a tree. 33-year-old Sarah Tow was taken from the scene of the 12:25 pm accident to Texas County Memorial Hospital by ambulance. The accident happened around 12:25 pm

OZARKRADIONEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 07:47:19

PRC conducts program for Houston Middle School students

When Houston Middle School approached the Houston-based Pregnancy Resource Center of South-Central Missouri last year with regard to speaking to students, PRC executive director Debra Stockard began researching programs that would fit the school's needs. A program called "i am ENOUGH" was implement

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2018-03-21 14:15:00

Willow Springs council approves land deed after easement error

WILLOW SPRINGS, Mo. - The Willow Springs City Council approved a quit claim deed during a special meeting on Saturday, March 17. City Administrator Beverly Hicks informed the council at the meeting that the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints is selling their property off of Park St., and the e

OZARKRADIONEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 07:50:03

County deputies respond to calls

The officer observed no evidence that the home had been ransacked. The 28-year-old man who owns the residence searched inside and didn't notice anything missing. The deputy noted that a problem with the front door staying shut was identified. A deputy responded at about 4:15 a.m. March 7 after a 48-


Four arrested after Sunday search warrant in Birch Tree

EMINENCE, Mo. - The Shannon County Sheriff's Office says four people were arrested over the weekend after the serving of a search warrant in Birch Tree. The South-Central Drug Task Force, Shannon County Sheriff's Office, Oregon County Sheriff's Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and West Plains/


Two arrested by state patrol in county

A West Plains man was arrested Saturday night in Texas County on two charges, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Terry L. Watson, 65, was arrested on charges of felony DWI - persistent; and speeding, 16-19 over limit. He was transported to the Cabool Police Department and later released. Gabr


Houston officers issue citations, make arrests

An officer made the arrest after being dispatched to Walmart regarding a report of a fight. Upon arrival, the officer made contact with a man who said Johnson had confronted him near the checkout line and started yelling at him. Johnson told the officer the other man had pushed his girlfriend up aga


Houston considering adding school resource officer

Long before recent shooting threats at Houston Schools, Dr. Allen Moss said safety on campus has been a priority. Plans for fencing around the elementary playground and 42 new doors for high school and middle school classrooms are among the changes already in place. But the situation - threats of vi


Mother and 2-year-old son carjacked at gunpoint in Granite City

The Granite City Police Department is investigating an armed carjacking that occurred Monday in the parking lot of a Walmart at 379 West Pontoon Road. Two armed individuals approached a woman and demanded the keys to her car, according to police. The woman identified herself in a Facebook post as A


Houston officers handle several investigations

The representative told an investigating officer that a 92-year-old woman claimed that during the overnight hours, two men dressed as cowboys came into her room and raped her. The representative stated that no men were working that night and all the doors were locked after 8 p.m. The woman was taken


Three injured in Wednesday crash near West Plains

WEST PLAINS, Mo. - Three people were injured Wednesday after a two-vehicle accident near West Plains. A Highway Patrol report states the accident happened around 4:30 pm 8 miles east of West Plains on Highway 160, when the westbound vehicle driven by 50-year-old Jannetta Deoruest of Birch Tree cross


Houston resident injured in three-car crash

CABOOL, Mo. - A Houston resident suffered moderate injuries Monday morning after a three-car accident near Cabool. A Highway Patrol report states the accident happened just before 10 am on Highway 63, about six miles north of Cabool, when the southbound van driven by 21-year-old Colby Walker of Hous


Two injured, driver ejected in Saturday accident

HOUSTON, Mo. - Two people were injured, one of them seriously, after a one-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon near Houston. A Highway Patrol report states the accident happened at 12:10 pm on Route DD, about 5 miles south of Houston, when the northbound vehicle driven by 40-year-old Teressa Shriver


PHOTOS: "The Stone Cabin"

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Theft of calves reported in southern Texas County

The man told an officer he didn't know who he had made mad or why anyone would want to damage her car. A woman called at about 1:15 p.m. March 11 to report she had just received a picture on her cell phone depicting her 28-year-old son holding a pistol to his head and stating he "couldn't take it" a