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Firefighters respond to fires that weren't fires near Rolla, Mo.

ROLLA, Mo. -- The Doolittle Fire Protection District over the weekend responded to several fires along I-44. But firefighters say they weren't fires. Multiple 911 callers stated they could see smoke, but no flames. The firefighters say as they got closer, it disappeared. They later realized it was a


Spring cleanup, reminder of changes to sanitation and recycling collection in Rolla

Wilson added that through annexations, new developments and expansions, certain areas in town have grown disproportionate to other areas, so the city’s environmental services department has had some days where they have an overload of collections and other days where collections are significantly li


2 children among 4 victims of head-on crash in Missouri

UNION, Mo. – Authorities say four family members have been killed in a head-on crash in eastern Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened Friday in Franklin County when the victim’s southbound car crossed into the path of a northbound tractor-trailer on Missouri 47. The car


Missouri residents can now apply for a REAL ID

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- Starting Monday, residents in Missouri can begin applying for a REAL ID compliant license. Effective October 1, 2020, you will be required to present a REAL ID, or another form of identification accepted by TSA, to board domestic flights. You will also need it to access feder


Off-road cars to race through former golf course in Rolla March 30

The event will be held Saturday, March 30, at the former Miner Golf Course, located along W. 10th St. near Innovation Park and Phelps Health in Rolla. Spectators can park in the Allgood-Bailey Stadium parking lot and the open lot near Innovation Park. Signs will direct visitors to safe viewing areas


1.7 quake rattles Bootheel Missouri

NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KAIT) - Early Monday morning, people living in the Missouri Bootheel got an unexpected wakeup alarm. The U.S. Geological Survey reported it measured a 1.67 magnitude earthquake at 5:39 a.m.


Rolla and Newburg run in Lebanon Invitational

The Lady Bulldogs ran well in the sprinting events. Olivia Olusanya kicked things off with a second place finish in the 100m dash with a time of 13.25, while Bayli Graydon finished 10th in the event. Olivia Holmes then took home a second place finish in the 200m dash, finishing with a time of 27.48.


Flooding closes more than 100 Missouri roads

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Flooding has closed about 140 roads in Missouri, even as water levels begin falling along much of the Missouri River. In Kansas City, where the river crested Sunday, the public water utility has asked residents to conserve water because it's working hard to treat the murky wa


Governor Parson visits three Missouri prisons to meet with DOC staff

Governor Mike Parson visited three Missouri prisons on Friday to meet with Department of Corrections staff to continue to focus on restructuring state government and discuss proposed changes designed to improve conditions for corrections workers and boost safety for Missourians.


'Sounds like a train' | Hail comes pelting down in Crawford County

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Mo. — It looks like snow in the springtime. In Crawford County, pea-sized hail came pelting down Sunday night. "Don't look like spring," Marilyn Hewkin said. "It looks like something, yeah."


Roadwork Phelps County, lane closure along I-44 next week

Concrete replacement will take place in multiple locations between Bourbon and the Crawford and Phelps County line. Pavement repair is planned in both directions between mile marker 176 and mile marker 187 west of Rolla.


Steelville man killed in Friday crash on Highway 19

A Steelville man lost his life Friday as a result of a single vehicle crash that occurred 16 miles north of Salem on Highway 19, according to an online report of Troop I of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.


Pulaski County Breaks Ground on New Jail

WAYNESVILLE. Mo. -- The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department took part in a special groundbreaking ceremony today -- for a new county jail. The video was posted on the department's Facebook page this afternoon.


St. James woman faces murder charge after fatal Sunday fire

A Wednesday arrest warrant charges a St. James woman with murder in connection to a Sunday fire which took the life of her 13-year-old daughter, according to documents filed in Maries County Circuit Court.


Deputies: Disabled teen was alone, locked in bed as house burned

MARIES COUNTY, Mo. - A Maries County mother faces child endangerment and murder charges in the death of her 14-year-old, disabled daughter. Tracy Ellis was booked into the Maries County Jail on Tuesday, accused of causing the teen's death through criminal negligence during a fire Sunday afternoon on


Documents: Disabled girl who died in fire was caged in her bed, unable to get out

VIENNA — Court documents released Wednesday indicated the teenage girl who died in a house fire had been been enclosed in her bed and unable to get out. Tracy Ellis, 42, was charged with second-degree murder and first-degree endangering the welfare of a child resulting in the death of her daughter,


TRACK: Salem begins season in St. James Open

The Salem High School track squad opened the season in the eight-school St. James Open Tuesday, March 19, with the Tiger boys placing second overall and the girls taking fourth place.


Rolla theater group presents ‘Newsies’

The Fine Linen Theatre company of Rolla will present the musical “Newsies” March 28 through April 6 in Leach Theatre, located inside Castleman Hall on the Missouri University of Science and Technology campus.


Mother Charged in Death of 14-Year-Old Killed in House Fire

MARIES COUNTY, Mo. - The mother of a 14-year-old girl who died in a house fire in Maries County on March 17 is now facing multiple charges. Tracy Ellis, 43, is charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree murder.


Police seeking public’s help to ID suspect in Rolla burglary

ROLLA, MO – The Rolla Police Department is asking for the public’s help to ID suspect in the burglary of a store in the 600 block of South Bishop. Police say the suspect is wanted for the theft of several vapor smoking devices from the store.