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TED Talk scheduled in April at Yellow House

WEST PLAINS, Mo. — The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of West Plains will present a TED Talk on Friday, April 12 from 7-9 pm at the Yellow House Community Arts Center, 209 W. Trish Knight St., West Plains.


Missouri man resentenced to life in prison for killing grandparents

CLAYTON, Mo. — A Missouri man whose initial death sentence for killing his grandparents was overturned has now been sentenced to life in prison without parole. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 43-year-old David Barnett was resentenced by a St. Louis County judge on March 15. Barnett’s attorn


Troop G releases Howell Co. DWI saturation results

A total of 19 citations and 31 warnings were issued in conjunction with a DWI (driving while intoxicated) saturation conducted in Howell County March 15. Also, troopers arrested two people for DWIs.


Drivers react to Missouri bill that would increase motor fuel tax

Missouri roads are falling apart. Now lawmakers propose raising the state’s motor fuel tax to provide funding to fix those roads without first getting voter approval. Mark Rubemeyer said filling up at the pump each week can be a struggle sometimes.


Second request for juvenile court denied in school threat case

With a new judge elected in Ozark County to replace 44th Circuit Associate Judge Cynthia MacPherson, Skyler Ledbetter’s attorney filed a second motion to transfer his case to juvenile court. As MacPherson did the first time, her replacement Judge Raymond Gross denied that motion.


West Plains announces street closings

WEST PLAINS, Mo. — The city of West Plains will be closing some streets for repair work this week, weather permitting. City clerk Mallory Snodgras told Ozark Radio News more about the closures:


Richards Bros. celebrates 87 years and 2019 Purina Feed Greatness Days

Richards Brothers, a Purina Certified Expert Dealer, is celebrating the store’s 87th anniversary and 2019 Purina Feed Greatness Days from April 10 to 20 at 114 W. Second St. in West Plains.


Gas Analyst: Prices in Missouri are unusually high for this time of year

COLUMBIA - Gas prices have increased 50 cents per gallon since the start of the year. According to GasBuddy Analyst Dan McTeague, this year’s increase is not considered normal.


American Pickers to film in Missouri

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Missouri. They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the area from May 27-June 9.


Governor Parson Declares State of Emergency in Missouri in Response to Flooding

Governor Parson and Congressman Graves To Meet With Local Officials in Atchison and Buchanan Counties. Governor Mike Parson today declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to worsening conditions along the Missouri and Mississippi River systems as a result of release from upstream reserv


Woman pleads guilty in shooting, sentenced to probation

A Gainesville woman charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action has pleaded guilty to second-degree assault related to a Sept. 12, 2017, shooting in Ozark County.


Missouri State Representative has serious injuries after vehicle collision

MORGAN COUNTY, MO (KCTV) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a crash Monday just before noon where a Missouri State Representative has serious injuries. According to police, Rebecca Roeber, who is a Republican from the 34th District, was traveling eastbound on U.S. 50 Highway in Syracus


SSTAM members to present murder mystery comedy April 27, May 3-5

WEST PLAINS, Mo. — Members of the Students in Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri chapter at Missouri State University-West Plains will present an original murder mystery comedy April 27 and May 3-5. The April 27 presentation of “A Tournament for the Worse” will be in the West Plains Civic Ce


Surveyors’ miscommunication cause of property rights scare

The discovery by Howell County landowners of U.S. Forest Service signage on their private property late last week was the result of a miscommunication, said Ralph Riggs, president of Riggs & Associates Land Surveyors in West Plains.


Oregon County Law Enforcement Reports – 3/25/19

On 03/18/2019 the Oregon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Johnny Warren (54) of Alton for peace disturbance and unlawful use of a weapon. He posted $2500 bond. On 03/19/2019 the Oregon County Sheriff’s Office arrested Amanda Roark (33) of West Plains to serve court ordered time. She was released wit


John Wayne double feature scheduled at Star Theatre

WILLOW SPRINGS, Mo. — The next films being shown as part of the Willow Spring Community Foundation’s monthly showing at the Historic Star Theatre will take place Friday, April 12 at 7 pm.


Fence to be installed around Parkside House

WEST PLAINS, Mo. — Visitors to West Plains’ Butler Children’s Park are encouraged to use caution this week as 6-foot chain link fencing is installed around the perimeter of the home in the middle of the park.


WP council approves changes to event application process, car wash

WEST PLAINS, Mo. — The West Plains City Council approved several bills at their meeting on Monday, March 26, including changes to the application process for special events. Bills approved included an annexation of property into the city of West Plains including land owned by Bruce Hardwood Flooring


One Smoothie At A Time, Students In The Rural Ozarks See Malnutrition Decline

Every day at school, Kenzie Warren, a sophomore at West Plains High School, sets her backpack down at one of the six rows of rectangular tables that line the cafeteria. She walks over to the small table in the corner and pulls a knob on a glass dispenser to fill a disposable, plastic cup. A thick, m


‘Feeling Lucky’ contest winners announced

Three winners have been named in the Quill’s “Feeling Lucky” scavenger hunt contest in which readers were challenged to find businesses with a “Pot o’ Gold” placed on their ads.