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Long sentenced for Jan. 2018 escape
John T. Long entered a plea of guilty on Dec. 4 and was sentenced to 7 years in the Mo. Dept. of Corrections to be served current with other sentences. Long was also ordered to pay restitution of $15,538.71 and all court costs.
Man arrested on four charges, including child neglect
A Mountain Grove man was arrested on several charges — include child neglect — early Sunday in Texas County. Jeffery W. Whitman, 48, is charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and wearing no seat belt. He was also wanted on a Wright County warra
Boy, 15, hurt in crash west of Licking
A Plato boy was injured Monday night in a crash on Highway AF about seven miles west of Licking. Tpr. Jason Sentman said a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Zachary M. Lebo, 16, of Roby, attempted to avoid a deer in the roadway, ran off the right side of the highway and overturned.
State inmate sentenced in escape at prison at Licking
A state inmate who walked away in January from a minimum security area of the prison at Licking was sentenced to seven years in prison last week. John T. Long, 42, received the sentence before Circuit Judge William Hickle. It is to run concurrently with other sentences. He also must pay $15,539 in r
Narson (Junior) Noval Neal, II
Narson (Junior) Noval Neal, II, age 45, son of Narson Noval Sr and Judy (Lockridge) Neal was born December 19, 1972 in Kansas City, Mo. He passed away December 5, 2018 due to an accident.
Where's the beef? Missouri man pleads guilty in $2.4 million cattle scam
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. • A southwest Missouri man turned out to be all hat and no cattle. Dwight Moody Cox, 57, of Ozark, pleaded guilty last week in federal court to a $2.4 million wire fraud scheme involving nonexistent cattle. He pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count and faces up to 20 years in prison.
Two injured in accident in Eastern Texas County
Two Summersville residents were injured Friday night in a crash in eastern Texas County. Tpr. Marty Wiseman of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said an eastbound vehicle driven by Joanna L. Fox. 25, of Houston, travelled off the left side of Tower Drive and struck a tree.
Roundup from the sky kills 103 feral hogs in Missouri
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Feral hogs are a menace in parts of Missouri, so federal officials are taking to the skies to combat the wild animal that can destroy multiple acres of farmland in a single feeding frenzy.
Missouri Department of Conservation sets deer, turkey hunting dates for upcoming seasons
The Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) at the Commission’s Dec. 14 meeting for 2019 to 2020 turkey-hunting and deer-hunting season dates.
This Missouri Zoo Has One Of The Most Spectacular Christmas Light Displays You’ve Ever Seen
The clock’s a-tickin’. And, before you know it, we’ll be waking up on Christmas morning. That means we’re running out of time to get everything – from buying gifts to baking cookies – done. But, don’t let the frenzy of the final days leading up to Christmas and New Year’s wear you down. Slow down fo
Missouri State Highway Patrol Confirms Fatality on I-44
STRAFFORD, Mo. -- Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed one person has died in a two-vehicle crash on I-44. Westbound lanes are currently blocked. This is a developing story and will be updated.
Christian County rancher defrauded Texas company for $2.4M in fake cattle sales
A Christian County cattle rancher milked a Texas company for more than $2.4 million before the company asked: Where's the beef?. According to federal court documents, Dwight M. Cox worked with Texas Beef Cattle Company for about eight years before the fraud started.
Missouri city to remove cross from holiday display after group complaints
OZARK, Mo. (AP) — The southwest Missouri city of Ozark is taking down a Christian cross that is part of its holiday display after a national advocacy group complained about it.
Missouri man hospitalized after vehicle overturns
LIVINGSTON COUNTY — One person was injured in an accident just before 10p.m. Friday in Livingston County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2000 Volkswagen passenger vehicle driven by Richard J. Stumph, 28, Chillicothe, was eastbound on Route H one mile east of Avalon. The vehicle travele
Lady Cats Roll to 6 – 0 Start
Lexi Hadix hits a three from the baseline Monday night. Fresh off a Frisco League Tournament victory on Saturday, the Lady ‘Cats hosted the Houston Lady Tigers Monday night at the Sherman Hill Fieldhouse. The girls used speed, depth and aggression to blitz the Lady Tigers from the opening tip. Man a
Russian Email Linked to Bomb Threat at Cabool Elementary School
CABOOL, Mo- A bomb threat was made to Cabool Elementary School Thursday afternoon. According to the Cabool Police Department, a staff member of the school received an email demanding a payment of $20,000 in BitCoins. The email continued to say that if the payment was not met that a bomb would be set
Charles R Staton, Sr.
Charles R Staton, Sr. (Oot), age 81, was born August 20, 1937 in Buena Vista, Va., to Violet Shaw and Benjamin Staton. He passed away December 8, 2018 at his home in Licking, Mo.
Concrete work scheduled on Highway 60 in Texas County next week
WILLOW SPRINGS, Mo. — Eastbound Highway 60 in Texas County will be reduced to one lane next week for concrete work. MoDOT officials say the work will take place between Route AV and the Howell County line. Weather permitting, the lane will remain closed for the duration of the work and will take pla
Cabool man charged with DWI, other offenses in Miller County
A Cabool man was charged Tuesday night with driving under the influence as well as three other charges in Miller County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Joshua A. Horton, 45, was also charged with driving while intoxicated, speeding, tail light violation and no rear license plate lamp. He was
Missouri at risk for a serious Earthquake, experts say
ST. LOUIS - With two earthquakes striking Tennessee Wednesday many are wondering if a big one will hit St. Louis. Experts say it's not a matter of if one will hit, it's a matter of when.