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Area man charged with rape

An area man is being charged with a couple felonies after a lengthy investigation into allegations that he raped a former girlfriend in her home in October. Logan Rulo, 24, of Potosi, is charged with an unclassified felony of rape or attempted rape in the first degree and an unclassified felony of s

DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-23 10:30:00

Two injured in Thursday evening crash

Two Salem men were rushed to the hospital Thursday as a result of a single vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 68, seven miles north of Salem. A 2000 Chevrolet Truck, driven by William E. Hurley, 69, was westbound at 6:45 p.m. Thursday when it drove off the right side of the roadway to avoid anot

THESALEMNEWSONLINE.COM - 2018-03-23 13:24:00

Salem mayoral candidates react to questionnaire

Brad Nash Provide information about yourself, including background and biographical data: Salem is my home! I have been a member of this community for almost all of my 42 years. I am the current Mayor of the City of Salem and have held this position for two years. I became a member of the Dent Cou


At Salem R-80, safety is an issue dealt with on daily basis

With the recent incident at Margery Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, school safety has been thrust to the center of a national debate. While events such as this will bring attention to school safety for a period of time, safety is constantly on the minds of school administration an


County Man Indicted for Murder

A Sullivan man accused of providing a synthetic opiate that led to an overdose death, and then giving instructions to assault a witness in the crime, has been charged in the case. Nathaniel C. Miller, 24, was charged in a recent Franklin County grand jury indictment for second-degree murder, distrib

WASHINGTON MISSOURIAN - 2018-03-24 11:00:00

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

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


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-


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


SMDH: Flu numbers plummet from January

A drastic decrease in flu cases was reported during the regular meeting Tuesday of the Salem Memorial District Hospital board of directors. In January, 239 cases of flu were reported by the hospital, up from only 15 the previous year. This reflected a state-wide epidemic of the virus. The final coun


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


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


Inmate charged with escape from state prison

A state inmate who walked away Jan. 25 from a prison at Licking was charged Thursday with escape. John T. Long, 41, who already is held in the Department of Corrections system outside of the county, was captured by a Licking city officer on Feb. 3 south of town. Authorities said Long was still weari


Stephens resigns as Houston Middle School principal

Amber Stephens has resigned as Houston Middle School principal. Dr. Allen Moss, superintendent, said Stephens has accepted a position as elementary counselor and special education process coordinator at Licking Schools. Her resignation was accepted Tuesday night by the Houston school board and annou


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


Sligofest returns for 17th year March 17

Sligofest, a celebration of Sligo's Irish heritage, will be Saturday at the Sligo Community Center. The 17th annual event is held 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes lots of food, music, and vendors. The meal service begins at noon. The event is held on the Saturday closest to St. Patrick's Day, however,


Highway 60 in Willow Springs to be reduced to one lane beginning Monday

WILLOW SPRINGS, Mo. - Highway 60 in Howell County will be reduced to one lane while Missouri Department of Transportation crews clean underneath guardrails. MoDOT officials say work will take place Monday, March 19 through Thursday, March 22 from 6 am to 4:30 pm daily, and will be taking place on e


17-Year-Old Arrested for Salem School Threat

SALEM, Mo. - A 17-year-old male student has been arrested after school officials received a report of a threat made via social media towards Salem R80 schools Friday evening. According to the school district, a comment was posted on social media and forwarded to district officials by another student


Ozark Life Flashback 1988: St. Patrick's Day Cudgel Carry in Rolla

ROLLA, Mo. -- Legend has it that St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland wielding a large stick called shillelaghs or cudgels. The world famous engineering school at Missouri University of Science and Technology was previously known as University of Missouri - Rolla, and, before that, Rolla Sch