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Twin Bridges Volunteer Fire Department in Douglas County will be the site of a meet-the-candidates event and town hall meeting set for 5 p.m. July 20. more
Republican State Rep. Travis Smith of Twin Bridges, 155th House District, has received the exclusive backing of the Missouri Fire Fighters Association in in his bid for 33rd State Senate, his campaign announced. more
Two Wednesday morning traffic crashes that happened at almost the exact time resulted in two area women losing their lives, reports the Missouri State Highway Patrol. more
Harold L. Blair Jr., 67, of Ava, will spend the rest of life in federal prison after he was sentenced Thursday to 58 years without parole for his Jan. 30 plea of guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of a child. The sentence was handed down by U.S. District District Judge Roseann Ketchmark and announced by U.S. Attorney Teresa A. Moore of the Western District of Missouri, Springfield. more
A Springfield resident who initially only identified himself to law enforcement as a "man of God" who had taken a "vow of silence with God" is charged after being discovered on Assumption Abbey property in Douglas County. more
Two Ava residents have been charged with felonies after an alleged incident at an Ava hotel which involved a firearm and methamphetamine. more
The Missouri Department of Revenue announces the new management contract for the Ava License Office has been awarded to PAJJ Lane.  more
A Mtn. Grove man has been charged with misdemeanor negligent burning after allegedly directing a hired hand to set fire to a brush pile on his property despite a red flag warning against burning being in place. more
Two men have been charged in incidents that reportedly happened at almost the same time over the weekend at local businesses, each involving threats with a firearm. more
Two local troopers were among 29 Missouri State Highway Patrols to be recognized with awards at an annual banquet held Saturday in Cape Girardeau. more
Two area residents are facing multiple felony charges after a traffic stop conducted by the Douglas County Sheriff's Department. more
Felons who have allegedly been found in possession of guns have been recently been charged in Douglas and Shannon counties, in some cases related to complaints of harassment, paranoid behavior or the discharge of weapons near or toward houses. more
An Ava teen was injured in a two-vehicle collision at 4:08 p.m. Sunday on Highway 14, a mile west of Ava in Douglas County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. more
Larry D. Morrison, Jr., 48, of Ava, has been arrested and is held without bond after an investigation reportedly led law enforcement to discover files depicting child sexual abuse that had been viewed and shared by Morrison. more
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued by the National Weather Service office in Springfield for Douglas County and southwestern Wright County through 4:30 p.m today, Thursday. more
Beginning Monday, South U.S. 63 in Howell and Oregon Counties will be reduced to one lane with an 11-foot width restriction as construction crews perform pavement repairs, announce officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation. more
SEYMOUR —Almost 35 years ago, Kelle Ann Workman, 24, of rural Douglas County, went missing from the Pleasant Ridge Church and was found dead about a week later in Christian County, her body disposed of in a ravine about 16 miles away. more
Moderate injuries were reported for a Douglas County woman who was in a crash at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 5 a mile south of Mansfield in Wright County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. more
An Ava resident suffered moderate injuries in a crash at 2:16 p.m. Friday, according the Missouri State Highway Patrol. more
An Ava resident has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for her part in the sexual assault and exploitation of two children over a decade ago, in a case that also resulted in charges for two men. more
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