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Missouri lawmakers vote to eliminate required vehicle inspections

ST. LOUIS - If you own a vehicle, you’ve probably taken it to get inspected. But a Missouri lawmaker’s proposal might get rid of this state requirement. The Missouri House gave preliminary approval Wednesday to end vehicle inspections on a voice vote. The plan still needs final approval before it ca


Cabool man faces felony assault charge

A Cabool man faces a felony domestic assault charge after an incident last week involving a woman. Michael E. Scranlin, 41, of 524-R Main St. in Cabool, is charged with third-degree domestic assault (a class E felony).


Mtn. Grove man injured in Friday semi collision

MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. — A Mountain Grove man was seriously injured Friday afternoon after his vehicle collided head-on with a semi. A Highway Patrol report states 18-year-old Christian Britt of Mountain Grove was taken from the scene of the 3 pm accident to Cox Hospital in Springfield. The driver of t


Missouri man charged with infecting woman with HIV

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been charged with infecting a woman with HIV and then offering her money to not cooperate with law enforcement. The Springfield News-Leader reports that charging documents say 36-year-old Marcus Price didn't tell a woman he had tested positive for HIV befor


Missouri residents may see smaller tax refunds this season

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Several Missouri tax payers have reached out with complaints that their tax refunds from the State of Missouri are taking longer to reach them. Others are asking why the amount of the refund is less than years past.


Missouri State Highway Patrol: Icy conditions cause crash

A West Plains woman suffered minor injuries when her compact car skidded on an icy bridge at 10:30 p.m. Thursday on U.S. 60 two miles west of Cabool in Texas County. Tpr. S.J. Crewse reported Martie B. Spraggins, 69, was wearing a seat belt when her eastbound 2014 Dodge Dart skidded on the bridge an


A drop in attendance due to illnesses is forcing some schools to close while others monitor closely

MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. -- While some schools are dealing with winter weather, others are dealing with influenza and other illnesses leading districts to close down for days. Last Friday, the Mountain Grove School District started monitoring their attendance. On Friday, they had 90 percent of their stud


Police arrest man in Missouri crash

A man wanted in Missouri on a charge tied to a hit-and-run earlier this month that killed a woman was arrested Tuesday in Arkansas, according to authorities. Zachary Davis, 23, is accused of fleeing the scene of a Feb. 4 crash along Missouri 53 near Poplar Bluff that killed Wendy Dumas, said Mark Do


Officer-involved shooting in SE Missouri under investigation

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the officer-involved shooting of a suspect in Cape Girardeau. Police were called to a domestic incident Tuesday night. Patrol Sgt. Clark Parrott says arriving officers found an armed man identified as 56-year-old Hubert Ray sta


Teen faces harassment charges after incident is filmed, viewed by others

A Texas County teen has been charged with first-degree harassment and first-degree sexual misconduct after video footage of the alleged crime was observed by juveniles, according to a news release from Texas County Sheriff Scott K. Lindsey.


Missouri woman admits getting payments for long-dead mother

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 68-year-old Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to receiving disability payments intended for her mother, who died nearly 50 years ago. Federal prosecutors say Marsha Gail Coy, of St. Peters, received more than $230,000 in the scheme. She pleaded guilty Thursday to bank fr


Seymour woman killed on ‘BB’

A one-vehicle automobile accident five miles southwest of Seymour claimed the life of a 58-year-old Seymour woman last Wednesday, Feb. 13. Joni S. Whiteman died that morning when her northbound 2001 Ford Escape failed to negotiate a curve on Highway BB, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.


Missouri Weekly Fuel Update and Outlook

MISSOURI, Feb. 18 –– Gasoline prices in Missouri have risen 8.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.04/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,940 stations in Missouri. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.0 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.3


Crash investigation leads to child endangerment charges

A Willow Springs man whose vehicle struck four others in downtown Willow Springs before leaving the road and striking a barrier and tree has been charged related to the incident. The charges include three counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child, creating a substantial risk.


Man flees police; charges filed

A Norwood man is charged with resisting arrest for a felony and resisting arrest by fleeing related to two separate incidents in Mtn. View earlier this month. Summons have been issued for Ronny D. Sawyers, 20, according to court records.


Bill to ban fetal heartbeat abortion in Missouri goes to House next

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The bill to ban fetal heartbeat abortion will go to the Missouri House next. The rules committee met Thursday morning. HB 126 would require the use of a fetal heartbeat detection test prior to an abortion and prohibits an abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected.


Missouri bill on minimum prison sentences heads to Senate

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri judges could ignore mandatory minimum sentencing laws for some nonviolent offenders under a bill passed by the state House. House members on Thursday voted 140-17 to pass the bill . It now heads to the Senate, where Republican Majority Leader Caleb Rowden says members


Anti-gay advocate who lobbied in Kansas now ‘security concern’ in Missouri statehouse

Chris Sevier, the anti-gay, anti-porn advocate who met with Kansas lawmakers earlier this month, has been deemed a security concern in the Missouri Capitol. Missouri Senate Administrator Patrick Baker sent out an email early Thursday morning to the entire senate and staff with the subject line “secu


Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Activity Report

During the week of February 10 to the 17th, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office received and answered 68 Calls for Service as well as Arrested and Booked 12 individuals into the Douglas County Jail.


Missouri’s Cassville: The Midwest’s Trout Capital

Trout season is coming. And that’s a big deal in the city of Cassville, nestled deep in the Southwest corner of Missouri. The snowflakes of winter are replaced with banners welcoming fishermen to downtown Cassville each year in late February. One annual tradition is the coffee mug the local Chamber