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3-county pursuit ends in a crash near Fordland, Mo.

FORDLAND, Mo. -- The Missouri Highway Patrol arrested a man after a three county pursuit through the Ozarks. Troopers say they started pursuing the driver after noticing his truck was stolen in Texas County. Troopers then called off the pursuit a short time later. It then started again in Marshfield


Laquey man arrested by patrol in Texas County

A Laquey man was arrested late Friday on two charges, including DWI, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Bryan A. Spence, 30, was also charged with careless and imprudent driving and taken to the Texas County Jail, where he was later released.


Fathers of Springfield murderer and victim urge Missouri lawmakers to pass Hailey’s Law

The Missouri House and Senate have approved similar bills that would require Missouri’s Amber Alert System Oversight Committee to meet at least annually. Supporters hope to get a bill on the governor’s desk by the end of session in May.


A Pregnant Woman in Missouri Spent 39 Days in Jail for Refusing to Make Her Kids Take a Paternity Test

A woman in St. Louis County has filed a lawsuit alleging her civil rights were violated when, after being arrested for refusing a court-ordered paternity test, she was jailed for more than a month. To make matters worse, she was seven months pregnant when she was arrested, and gave birth prematurely


Hunters kill 224 birds in Texas County; fifth in state

By Friday morning, Texas County was in fifth place in the spring firearms turkey season in Missouri. The total was 224 birds — 195 adult gobblers, 28 juvenile gobblers and one bearded hen. The season began Monday.


Wife of Missouri KKK leader admits to murdering him

The wife of a Ku Klux Klan leader in Missouri admitted in court Friday that she fatally shot her husband in 2017 and dumped his body. “I fired both shots that killed my husband,” Malissa Ancona, 47, told Circuit Judge Wendy Wexler Horn about Frank Ancona Jr., 51.


Farmers Market open in downtown Houston this morning

The Lone Star Farmers Market is open this morning at the Lone Star Plaza. Vendors and customers were lining up early under the pavilion. Hours are in place: 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Fridays. Growers also have access to the walk-in cooler and fast freezer at the Lone Star Plaza Annex.


52 Missouri counties lost population in 2018

ST. LOUIS – New census data shows that while Missouri’s population rose slightly last year compared to 2017, more than 50 counties lost population. Data released Thursday shows estimated county populations as of July 1, 2018, compared to the previous year. Missouri overall saw its population rise 0.


Two injured in early Tuesday accident near Houston

HOUSTON, Mo. — Two people suffered minor injuries early Tuesday morning after the pick-up truck they were in failed to negotiate a curve, ran off-road and hit a tree. A Highway Patrol report states the driver of the truck, 34-year-old Brandon Carter of Bucyrus, suffered moderate injuries and a passe


Once without, Roby Fire Department now has working trucks to fight fires

ROBY, Mo. -- In February, we told you about a small rural fire department in Texas County that no longer had a firetruck able to fight fires. Two months later, the department is back better than ever.


Man dies in county accident

A Mountain Grove man died Thursday evening in a Texas County crash after he suffered a medical condition, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Tpr. Jacob Sellars said a westbound 2017 Ford F-250 was towing a vehicle when the driver, John A. Eisenhauer, 72, suffered a medical issue, traveled off t


A Missouri bill would change the deadline to file lawsuits against defective or harmful products

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Missouri bill would change the deadline to file lawsuits against defective or harmful products. House members voted 102-50 on Thursday in favor of limiting lawsuits to 15 years after a product is bought or leased, with some exceptions.


Missouri sees some progress from trapping feral hogs

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation says some landowners are seeing less damage from feral hogs as the state focuses on trapping rather than hunting the invasive animals.


Summersville woman arrested by state patrol

A Summersville woman was arrested Thursday night on an outstanding warrant. Melissa M. Jackson, 33, was sought on a warrant for not appearing for a non-moving traffic violation, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.


Mtn. Grove man dies after medical emergency causes crash

MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. – A Mountain Grove resident was killed Thursday afternoon after the Highway Patrol says he suffered a medical event while driving in Texas County. The report states 72-year-old John Eisenhauer was about 3 miles east of Mountain Grove traveling westbound on Highway 60 around 5:35


Flooded Farmers In Missouri Want Federal Disaster Assistance Like Nebraska and Iowa

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is expected to make a federal disaster declaration this week, which can’t come too soon for farmers and others needing assistance after devastating floods.


Missouri man dies after pick, camper travel down embankment

TEXAS COUNTY — One person died in an accident just after 5:30p.m. Thursday in Texas County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2017 Ford F250 driven by John A. Eisenhauer, 72, Mountain Grove was westbound on Highway 60 three miles east of Mountain Grove.


Missouri Legislative Update: MONA Has Made it to Committee!

As the end of Missouri’s 100th legislative session slowly approaches, I’m excited to tell you that two versions of the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA), HB 208 sponsored by Rep. Greg Razer and HB 350 sponsored by Rep. Tom Hannegan have been referred to the House Committee on General Laws. Addit


Licking firefighters aid Phelps County department

The Licking Fire Department was called for mutual aid at about 2:30 p.m. Friday for a structure fire in Phelps County. The Highway K blaze involved a trailer house. A tanker and manpower were requested.


Area man charged with statutory sodomy

A Mountain Grove man faces a felony statutory sodomy charge and is held on $500,000 bond in the Texas County Jail after allegedly having illegal sexual contact with a 9-year-old girl.