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Two area men succmbed to injuries suffered in weekend crashes, reported the Missouri State Highway Patrol. more
A schedule has been set for ranger-led themed fall hikes at parks within Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR), beginning Sept. 23 and running through Nov. 4, the Ozark Riverways Foundation has announced. All hikes have been categorized by skill level and how long and strenuous the walk is. more
Two Birch Tree men charged with the April 2020 murder of Barbara J. Lynn, 77, also of Birch Tree, have entered guilty pleas and been sentenced, one in Phelps County and the other in Jasper County, both on changes of venue. more
Residents of Howell and surrounding Missouri counties, including Wright County, are encouraged to bring old and worn-out electronics to one of three upcoming fall electronic waste (E-waste) collection events hosted by the South Central Solid Waste District. more
The National Park Service has released its annual report on tourism dollars spent at communities in the Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR) area, including Shannon County, and the economic impact made by more than a million visitors last year on those communities. more
A Potosi resident charged in Shannon County with three counts of felony statutory sodomy, or attempt, involving a victim younger than 14, is held in Howell County Jail on $250,000 bond. more
POMONA — The South Central Ozarks Council of Governments (SCOCOG), headquartered in Pomona and serving seven counties has announced it has received two awards totaling more than $225,000 from the Delta Regional Authority (DRA). more
Luke M. Walker, 36, Winona, has been charged with first-degree rape, or attempt, and first-degree kidnapping, both felonies, after allegedly forcing a woman into his truck and assaulting her. more
Park rangers with Ozark National Scenic Riverways (ONSR) will host a Perseid meteor shower viewing event from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Big Spring, about 5 miles southeast of Van Buren in Carter County. The event is free of charge. more
A Birch Tree man has been charged with several felonies allegedly committed during July in Birch Tree, including the theft of electricity from an unoccupied house through an extension cord, plus two firearms and jewelry during a second break-in and items including groceries, electronics and a child’s toy wagon during a third burglary. more
A Birch Tree resident drowned Friday evening in the Current River after reportedly falling from his kayak, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. more
A heat advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service office in Springfield for central and southern Missouri, in effect through 9 p.m. July 28 due to expected heat index values of up to 109 degrees and limited overnight relief. more
During this month’s quarterly meeting, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved the FY 2024-2028 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which lists transportation projects planned by state and regional planning agencies between July 1 of this year and June 30, 2028. more
A Winona man has been charged with 34 felonies after an investigation into allegations he repeatedly sexually assaulted a child under the age of 14, beginning when the child was 12 years old and ending about five months ago. more
An investigation that lasted several weeks and incorporated the use of an AirTag GPS tracking device has led to five felonies and one misdemeanor charge filed against Cody F. Buckner, 34, of Birch Tree. more
A second Kingman, Ariz., woman has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the April 2022 discovery of a man's body in a portion of the Mark Twain National Forest in Shannon County. more
The first membership meeting, intended to be annual, of the the South Central Missouri Prescribed Burn Association will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Dogwood 2 Room at the West Plains Civic Center, 110 St. Louis St. more
In response to worsening drought conditions in the northern half of the state, Gov. Parson this week announced that the state is making provisions for family farms to use its resources to get emergency hay and water. more
Eleven area school districts, two of which have a fleet of more than 20 buses, earned impressive perfect scores in required annual bus inspections and thus, the eligibility to display the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Total Fleet Excellence sticker, announced patrol officials. more
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