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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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Man from Licking cited with DWI, driving revocation offenses
A Licking man was cited early Tuesday on a DWI and driving while revoked charge. Robert J. Richardson, 28, was cited and released at 12:56 a.m. to a sober driver on the charges, the patrol said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.