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Licking teenager charged with felony sexual misconduct against another teen

A Licking teenager faces two charges, including felony sexual misconduct, after admitting to committing a sexual act against another teen. The Texas County Sheriff’s Department said Garrett G. Duncan, 17, confessed to the criminal act against a 16-year-old male who was asleep. Duncan recorded the ac


Travel issues in Southern Missouri following winter weather

Motorists on area highways in Southern Missouri may experience some travel issues following Friday's winter precipitation. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation's Traveler Information Map, Missouri Highway 5 is partly covered starting at Wasola in northern Ozark County and continuin


In this week’s paper edition (2-14-19) of The Licking News

In this week’s paper edition (2-14-19) of The Licking News, you will find in our Education and Sports new honor rolls including LHS. Also included is an interesting article by Scott Hamilton on Quick Response Codes, as seen on products everywhere. Rick Mansfield, our regular Reflections from the Roa


What Kansas And Missouri Lawmakers Think About Trump's Border Emergency Declaration

For the most part, the reactions of Kansas' and Missouri's congressional delegation to President Donald Trump's emergency declaration Friday fell along party lines. Trump made the declaration Friday when he signed a bipartisan spending bill to keep the government open. The bill allocated only $1.3 b


Hearts Day presents unique wares

If one were looking for something special for that someone special, Bonebrake Center of Nature and History was the place to go, Sat. Feb. 9. The Spring Creek Artisans had beautiful and unique wares on display and for sale at their annual Hearts Day. Several of the artisans are local to Licking and a


Man charged with choking woman in Houston

A county man is in jail on $500,000 bond and faces a felony assault charge after choking a woman Wednesday at a Houston duplex, Houston police said. Shawn L. Robinson, 32, of 495 Sixth St. at Summersville, is charged with first-degree domestic assault (a class B felony).


Catch-and-keep trout season opens March 1

For trout anglers across Missouri and beyond, a red-letter day is approaching. Friday, March 1, marks the opening of catch-and-keep trout fishing in Missouri at the state’s four trout parks: Bennett Spring State Park near Lebanon, Montauk State Park near Licking, Roaring River State Park near Cassvi


Deer in 24 states, including Missouri and Illinois, infected with chronic wasting disease

Chronic wasting disease has been detected in wild deer, elk or moose in 24 states, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warning hunters to avoid handling or eating potentially infected meat.


Missouri Gov. Parson promoting proposed infrastructure plan

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will be in St. Louis, St. Clair and Phelps County Thursday to promote his proposed infrastructure plan that would fix 250 of Missouri’s bridges that are in poor condition.


VIDEO: Massive pileup, including multiple semis, on I-70 near Concordia, Missouri

CONCORDIA, Mo (KMOX) - A massive accident has Interstate 70 completely blocked near Concordia, Missouri. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, five tractor trailers are involved and the accident is believed to be caused by snowfall.


Dorothy “Fern” McClure Goodwin

Dorothy “Fern” McClure Goodwin, daughter of the late Walker and Ruby Beckham, was born June 17, 1936 in Texas County. She entered into eternal rest at her home in Springfield, Mo. on February 9, 2019 at the age of 82.


Highway BB closed southwest of Licking

A Texas County highway is closed due to high water, the Missouri Department of Transportation reports. Highway BB is no longer open. The Boiling Springs Resort reported this morning that the Big Piney River was rising at a little less than six inches per hour. A creek was little more than a trickle


One person dies in 40 car wreck in western Missouri

OAK GROVE, Mo. - A major highway in western Missouri is back open this morning after a deadly pileup. The Missouri Highway Patrol Says, at least one person died in this 40-plus vehicle wreck near Oak Grove. The pile-up forced I-70 to shut down in both directions for several hours.


47-car pileup in Missouri leaves at least 1 dead

Whiteout conditions are being blamed for a 47-car pileup in Missouri on Friday. At least one person was killed.


Inmate dies at Licking correctional center

LICKING, Mo. — A man convicted of sex abuse in Greene County in the mid-90s has died at the South Central Correctional Center in Licking. 64-year-old Gerald Wynn was pronounced dead just before 1 pm Saturday, February 2.


Missouri police investigate after man dies in jail

A Missouri police department is conducting its own administrative investigation following the death of a man in a city jail. Anthony Phillip Garner died on Dec. 19 after officers with the Pleasant Hill Police Department defied their own written policy of removing belts, The Kansas City Star reported


Proposition Licking R-VIII – School Bond issue

Information provided by Superintendent Cristina Irwin. On April 2, Licking R-VIII School District will ask the community to vote on Proposition Licking R-VIII, a 99-cent increase to the debt-service levy to fund an elementary expansion, eliminate elementary trailers, increase safety and security, ex


21 animals rescued from Missouri hoarder

BATES COUNTY, Mo. - Take a look at these photos from the Humane Society of Missouri. They rescued 21 dogs and 20 cats from an alleged hoarder in Bates County, Missouri. The animals were found inside of a home that was filled with filthy stacks of crates without access to food or water.


Missouri English Teacher Allegedly Admitted She Had Sex with Student

A 23-year-old Missouri teacher resigned earlier this week following her arrest for allegedly having sex with a student. Police allege an unlawful encounter occurred between Jan. 14 and Jan. 21, according to the Joplin Globe.


Missouri Highway Patrol closes U.S. 60 eastbound after crash near Fordland, Mo.

FORDLAND, Mo. -- The Missouri Highway Patrol is working a crash involving an overturned tanker truck on icy U.S. 60 near Fordland. Troopers responded to the crash shortly before 4 p.m. Troopers closed the eastbound lanes near Burks Street in Fordland. They do not expect to reopen the lanes until aro