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Photos: Familiar faces, big names arrive for Tom Benson's funeral service friday

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HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2018-03-23 16:55:00

Houston teen receives seven years in shooting incident

A Houston man was sentenced to seven years in prison Tuesday for his role in a shooting incident in western Texas County. Daustin C. Luck, 18, entered a guilty plea during an appearance that originally was set to select a trial date. A grand jury indicted him Feb. 20 on charges of first-degree assau

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2018-03-24 12:00:00

Reed students who attempted walkout Friday were blocked

A handful of Reed Academy students who attempted to walk out of school Friday were told they had to stay indoors. Several students who contacted the News-Leader on Friday said they were told they'd face disciplinary action - including possible suspension - if they failed to step back inside the scho

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-03-23 22:22:46

Young angler catches record river redhorse

Maverick Yoakum, 11, holds a river redhorse he caught in Tavern Creek using a rod and reel.Submitted photo The Missouri Department of Conservation reports an angler from Dixon, Mo. not only hooked a state record but possibly a world record. Maverick Yoakum, 11, caught a river redhorse on Tavern Cree


2 women killed, 3 children injured in crash near Niangua River Bridge in Camden County

NEAR CAMDENTON, Mo. -- The Missouri Highway Patrol reports two women died in a crash hundreds of feet south of the Niangua River Bridge in Camden County. Three children involved in the crash suffered serious injuries. The crash happened Thursday morning shortly after 7. Jessica Brazil, 33, of Camden

KYTV - 2018-03-22 21:59:00

Bell says she won't serve as council member

A former councilman will likely return to the Houston City Council after his opponent announced Wednesday night she will be moving. Fawn Bell, who is challenging Chalky Wells for the two-year position representing Ward II, said she will not be able to fulfill a residency requirement after the April


Worker injured after sliding into Top of the Rock sinkhole

A construction worker was injured after a truck fell about 100-150 feet Wednesday, March 21, 2018, into the Top of the Rock sinkhole. (Photo by Western Taney County Fire Protection District) Western Taney County Fire Protection District A construction worker was injured after a truck fell about 100-


Wreck injures one near Highways AA, 17

A Bucyrus woman sustained moderate injuries Monday afternoon in a single-vehicle accident near Highways AA and 17 south of Success. Tpr. Jason Sentman said a northbound 2007 Dodge 2500 pickup driven by Donna J. Jackson, 61, swerved to avoid an animal in the roadway and ran off the right side of the


Houston woman charged with felony assault

A Houston woman faces a felony assault charge after a police investigation last Thursday (March 15). Brandi K. Masters, 35, of 112 Spruce St., No. 4, in Houston, is charged with third-degree assault (a class E felony). According to a Houston police officer's report, the officer was dispatched at abo


PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri Men's baseball beats Arkansas's 14-9

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County deputies respond to calls

The officer observed no evidence that the home had been ransacked. The 28-year-old man who owns the residence searched inside and didn't notice anything missing. The deputy noted that a problem with the front door staying shut was identified. A deputy responded at about 4:15 a.m. March 7 after a 48-


Inmate formally charged after January escape

HOUSTON, Mo. - An inmate who walked away from his post at the correctional facility in Licking has been formally charged with escape. 41-year-old John Long was charged March 15 with escaping the South Central Correctional Facility in Licking. Online court records indicate Long was serving a six-year


PRC conducts program for Houston Middle School students

When Houston Middle School approached the Houston-based Pregnancy Resource Center of South-Central Missouri last year with regard to speaking to students, PRC executive director Debra Stockard began researching programs that would fit the school's needs. A program called "i am ENOUGH" was implement


Two arrested by state patrol in county

A West Plains man was arrested Saturday night in Texas County on two charges, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Terry L. Watson, 65, was arrested on charges of felony DWI - persistent; and speeding, 16-19 over limit. He was transported to the Cabool Police Department and later released. Gabr


Licking resident injured in Monday accident

LICKING, Mo. - A woman from Licking suffered moderate injuries Monday afternoon after the vehicle she was driving ran off-road and hit a tree. 33-year-old Sarah Tow was taken from the scene of the 12:25 pm accident to Texas County Memorial Hospital by ambulance. The accident happened around 12:25 pm


Police question Drury student after report of rape

A male Drury University student was arrested and jailed this month as police investigated a past rape that allegedly took place on campus. A report from Springfield police said the incident took place sometime after November 2016. The report's summary had two words: "Past rape." The incident locatio


Five charged after search warrant uncovers drugs in Mtn. View

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Mo. - Several people face drug charges after a search warrant was served in Mountain View last week. 33-year-old Latoshia Drexler and and 37-year-old Billy Dixon of Mountain View both face two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, a felony count of delivery of a contr


Four arrested after Sunday search warrant in Birch Tree

EMINENCE, Mo. - The Shannon County Sheriff's Office says four people were arrested over the weekend after the serving of a search warrant in Birch Tree. The South-Central Drug Task Force, Shannon County Sheriff's Office, Oregon County Sheriff's Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and West Plains/


Cabool man facing felony drug charges

A Cabool man is charged with two drug-related felonies following an investigation by the Cabool Police Department and the Texas County Sheriff's Department. Tyler Marsh, 24, Cabool, is charged with possession of a controlled substance and first-degree endangering the welfare of a child. According to


Four teens injured in Houston accident

Four teenagers were injured early Saturday in a single-vehicle crash south of Houston, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Tpr. Jason Sentman said an eastbound 2004 Nissan driven by Skye C. Marler, 18, of Licking, ran off the left side of the Ridge Road, struck an embankment and overturned. Ma