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Commute along I-44 treacherous for some drivers

ROLLA, Mo. – Forecasters predicted some of the heaviest snow to fall in Rolla, up to maybe four inches. The trip from St. Louis down Interstate 44 was treacherous. But some drivers, like Lance Parker, seemed to be up for the challenge.


Three Ozarks schools win state wrestling titles

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Three Ozarks high schools earned team state championships Saturday at Mizzou Arena, including the Lebanon girls team, which earned Missouri's first girls team title.


Neighborhood pushes back on rezone request off Lions Club Drive

Residents of the subdivision Huntleigh Drive in Rolla, which borders the subject parcel, spoke at the public hearing and stated their disapproval of Intercounty Electric Cooperative Association’s request to rezone residential development to the highest intensity commercial use. Residents noted their


Lebanon (Mo.) Rural Fire District adds new pet-saving equipment

LEBANON, Mo. -- Captains Daniel Jones and Zachary Downs of the Lebanon Rural Fire District say back in November they rescued six dogs from smoke and flames by using their own breathing equipment.


Drury Men and Women roll through Rolla to open road trip

ROLLA, Mo. -- The Drury Men and Women opened a three game road trip with a pair of wins over the Miners of Missouri S&T on Saturday afternoon. The No. 1 Lady Panthers shot 48 percent from three range and posted 25 assists as they topped the Miners 104-70.


Winter weather worries continue in Lebanon, Mo.

LEBANON, Mo. -- Snow and ice continue to fall in Lebanon, Mo. making road continues slick. The Lebanon Police Department says they have responded to four minor accidents. Nancy Clark was driving from Springfield to St. Louis for a volleyball tournament. She made a stop in Lebanon at a local gas stat


Area boasts four undefeated wrestlers in girls initial season

COLUMBIA, MO • Every first-place medal handed out at the Missouri High School State Wrestling Championships is made of the same material. But those given to champions who’ve finished undefeated seasons seem to have a little more shine on them.


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


Top-ranked Drury stays perfect with 104-70 win over Missouri S&T

ROLLA, Mo.— The top-ranked Drury Lady Panthers kept their record perfect with a 104-70 win over Missouri S&T on Saturday in Rolla. Drury improved to 24-0 and 14-0 in the Great Lakes Valley Conference while dropping the Lady Miners to 9-12 and 5-9 in the league.


Perfection for Pulliam: Bulldog sophomore claims school's second State Title

Last year as a freshman, he fell one win short of a perfect season, losing a nail-biter in the State Championship at 113. After a spectacular offseason competing on the national stage, Pulliam hit a major roadblock just before the start of the season, injuring his hip during the District Tournament


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


Man injured in hit-and-run crash along I-44 near Lebanon, Mo. is out of coma

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A mechanic injured in a hit-and-run crash along the side of I-44 near Lebanon, Mo. in December is out of a coma. The crash injured Mitch Walker December 19. He says he was just doing his job that night, responding to a semi truck that was broken down.


Young anglers cast for trout Feb. 23

Kids should bring own poles, tackle, bait to fishing derby. The annual Kid’s Trout Fishing Derby is scheduled for Feb. 23 at Stone Mill Spring Recreation Area, located on the Mark Twain National Forest adjacent to Fort Leonard Wood.


Governor Parson Leads Statewide Infrastructure Effort to 'Focus on Bridges' to Phelps County

This week, Governor Parson planned to visit five of the 250 bridges scheduled for immediate repair or replacement if his administration’s proposed funding program is passed by the Missouri General Assembly this year. The Governor first outlined the statewide bridge infrastructure program in the Stat


Lady Bulldogs get back on track with rout of Glendale

The Lady Bulldogs hit the ground running on Thursday night, as they scored the first 15 points of the game in an absolutely dominant first half. Rolla worked the ball inside out to perfection early on. Rebecca Janke dominated the post with eight points, which opened things up for her guards. Carli L


Airline begins flights from Fort Leonard Wood

Contour Airlines made its debut Feb. 12 at the Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport with an official ribbon cutting ceremony and a 10 a.m. departure for the inaugural flight.


Wolves split final two games of the regular season

The Wolves kicked off the week with a rough matchup with Richland on Tuesday. Newburg struggled to get their offense going all night long, as they only reached double figures in one quarter. Defense kept the Wolves in the game early, as they only trailed by three after a quarter of play, despite onl


Jail nurse wanted to marry a murderer, so she poisoned her husband, Missouri cops say

A jail nurse in Missouri “developed a romantic relationship” with a convicted murderer before she was charged with killing her husband, sheriff reports said, according to the Jefferson City News Tribune.


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


Lebanon is looking to make it illegal for pedestrians to cross busy roads if they are not in a crosswalk

LEBANON, Mo Safer streets in the city of Lebanon. That's what police officers there hope to make a reality with the help of a new ordinance. The proposal would make it illegal for anyone to cross a busy city street anywhere other than a crosswalk.