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Police: Woman resisted arrest, spit at officer

An officer wrote the citations after responding to a call regarding an issue between Dicarro and her son. The officer reported that during the visit, Dicarro became angry, combative and spit on his face. She was taken to the Texas County Jail, where she reportedly had to be restrained by jail staff

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-11-17 17:41:00

LATEST NUMBERS: Texas County ranks second in deer kill

Texas County edged upward in the statewide deer tally on Friday. The county ranked second in the state in the November firearms deer season, the Missouri Department of Conservation reported. Texas County hunters killed 3,019. The breakdown: Bucks, 1,446; button bucks, 303; and does, 1,270. First wee

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-11-17 13:13:00

Destination Moberly: A small town hopes to reinvent itself as a tourist spot

The town has made it a goal to bridge that gap. "I think we will see some big changes real soon," Richardson said. "People drive right past us. My goal is to get people to want to stop as they are traveling through." Moberly is named after Col. William E. Moberly, who was the first president of the

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-11-17 12:00:00

Burglary reported at Houston business

Due to the lengthy estimated time of arrival, assistance was requested from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Troopers arrived at the scene first and found a 35-year-old man bleeding from the head. The man reportedly told the troopers he had been assaulted by his 33-year-old girlfriend and a 37-yea

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-11-17 19:10:00

Two Houston teachers announce retirements

Two teachers in the Houston R-1 School District will retire at the end of the current school year. At Tuesday's monthly meeting, the school board accepted resignations from Janet Dyer and Dana Harper. Dyer is a diagnostician at the Exceptional Child Cooperative and Harper is a middle and high school

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-11-17 17:31:00

McCaskill to hold town hall Monday in Houston

McCaskill, who was raised as a young child in Houston, has held 46 public in-person town halls across the state this year. Her grandfather operated the town's mill. McCaskill, who was raised as a young child in Houston, has held 46 public in-person town halls across the state this year. Her grandfat

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-11-17 14:05:00

How to watch the Missouri-Utah basketball game

The biggest question leading into Thursday night's Missouri matchup with Utah is whether or not star-studded freshman Michael Porter Jr. will play. Possibly the second biggest question: Where can you, the Missouri fan, watch the game that tips off at 7 p.m. on the Pac-12 Network? In Columbia, few ca

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-11-16 03:58:00

A man with a passion for history

Last February and again last week, I had the pleasure of spending time with a man I consider to be one of Texas County's true "originals." His name is Joseph Neal, and he's about as passionate about the county's history as anyone could be. But his motivation for that passion goes beyond simply findi


'I feel very blessed': TorHoerman firm donates 500 turkeys in Alton

Volunteers line up holding frozen Honeysuckle turkeys to give to hundreds of grateful people behind the Alton Salvation Army on Thursday. John Badman | The Telegraph Hundreds of people stand in line, some since about 6 a.m., Thursday for the fourth annual frozen turkey giveaway at the Alton Salvat

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-17 01:24:34

East Alton man charged for allegedly selling crack cocaine near church

EAST ALTON - An East Alton man has been charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a church for allegedly selling crack cocaine to an informant within 1,000 feet of First Assembly of God Church, 325 W. Main St. Sherman M. Wade, 33, of the 400 block of Brown Street,

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-16 23:31:30

23rd Annual Tree Lighting ceremony to be Friday in Downtown Alton

ALTON - Alton Main Street is inviting the community to help kick off the holiday season on Friday at the 23rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Lincoln-Douglas Square, Downtown. The 23rd annual community event will begin at 6 p.m. with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus on the trolley. The free fes

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-15 20:05:49

New Nativity scene highlights Christmas Wonderland's return

ALTON - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Alton's Rock Spring Park as the annual Christmas Wonderland light display prepares to open for the season on Friday, Nov. 24. Once again, the Grandpa Gang, a group of retired volunteers, has been busy hanging lights and counting down to the open

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-17 17:02:38

US Veterans Foundation hosting 'Hearts and Hands Holiday Dinner'

ALTON - US Veterans Foundation and members of the Alton community will be hosting the "Hearts and Hands Holiday Dinner" next month to provide a hot holiday meal to the less fortunate in the Alton and surrounding communities. The event will be open to the general public and food will be served until

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-17 00:10:29

Wood River FD collecting donations for children after devastating fire

WOOD RIVER - Wood River Fire Department is asking for help in perhaps making a few kids' Christmas wishes come true. The department is one of the many entities across the region rallying behind a cause to collect donations for St. Louis' Shriners Hospitals for Children, following the devastation of

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-17 18:39:11

Deputies search for missing Bethalto woman last seen Sunday

Deputies are searching for a 52-year-old woman who went missing from her Bethalto home since Sunday. Deborah "Deb" Edminster moved to the area from Washington last year and rarely leaves her home on Maple Drive due to medical conditions, Madison County Sheriff's Office Capt. T. Mike Dixon wrote in a

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-17 21:15:00

Sheriff's Office looking for missing 52-year-old Bethalto woman

BETHALTO - The Madison County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help locating a missing Bethalto woman. On Sunday, Nov. 12 at approximate 9:41 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff's Office received a report that Deborah "Deb" L. Edminster, 52, of the 200 block of Maple Drive, Bethalto, was mis

TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-17 18:53:09

Local student to preform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

One local high school student is preparing for a big week ahead. She's packing her bags and musical instrument and heading to New York City to preform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Megan Nordstrom is a Senior at Galva High School and is the only student from the inner and outer Quad City ar

WQAD - 2017-11-17 13:58:12

Season's first accumulating snow possible this weekend

Get ready for Winter! While it won't be a high-impact event, it's looking more likely that we will see our first minor accumulating snow this weekend. An area of low pressure will move from Southwestern Iowa into lower Michigan through the course of the next 24 hours. As it does so, it will strength

WQAD - 2017-11-17 11:58:58

Senator Grassley reacts to tax reform bill

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senators are looking over their version and the U.S. House's version of the tax reform bill. The considerations come afterU.S. House of Representative passed a sweeping tax bill cutting taxes for corporations and many people on Thursday, Nov. 16. Iowa U.S. Senator chuck Grass

WQAD - 2017-11-17 16:34:15

Workers finally figure out what's causing bad smell at Des Moines County Courthouse

BURLINGTON, Iowa -- The mystery of a bad smell coming from inside the Des Moines County Courthouse has finally been solved - a bad pipe. Maintenance workers had been searching for the source of the stench for weeks, and finally were able to narrow it down to the attic. They said a small crack in a r

WQAD - 2017-11-17 14:48:34