Area Breaking News

Suspect Surrenders in Van Buren

A suspect accused of shooting two law enforcement officers in Carter County has surrendered. Troopers were assisting the Carter County Sheriff’s Office in serving an eviction notice to a male at a residence off of Highway M outside of Van Buren shortly before 10 am Friday when the shooting occurred. A total of four officers…

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Highway Patrolman, Sheriff’s Deputy Shot in Carter County

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a trooper and a deputy sheriff have been hospitalized after being shot while serving an eviction notice in the Van Buren area. The shooting led to a standoff that’s still ongoing Friday afternoon. The shooting happened around 10 a.m. in Carter County. A patrol spokesman. Sgt. Clark Parrott, said the injuries are…

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Annapolis Man Drowns in Big Creek

An Annapolis man drowned in Big Creek Thursday afternoon while swimming in Big Creek. The incident occurred at 1:15 p.m. Joey P. Bales, 35, attempted to swim to an underground cave and did not resurface. He was pronounced dead 2:10 p.m. by an emergency room doctor.  

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The Lodge Renovation Project Begins

The Lodge at Sam A. Bak er State Park will be getting a major face lift and will be re- purposed. A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday afternoon at the park for a $1.5 million project that will transform the structure into ave-room vacation rental. Brockmiller Construction of Farmington is the general contractor for the…

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Iron County Receives Grant for Courthouse Renovation

Presiding Commissioner, Jim Scaggs, announced that a $400,000 grant was awarded to the Iron County Courthouse restoration project. The Jeffris Family Founda- tion is a charitable corporation that makes grants for historic restorations and charitable purposes. Iron County owns and maintains the historic Iron County Courthouse. Iron County has proposed a project to rehabilitate and…

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Piedmont Teen Killed in Crash

A Piedmont teenager was killed in a one-vehicle crash at 2 a.m. Saturday morning. The accident occurred on County Road 468, five miles north of Piedmont. The Highway Patrol said 18-year-old Tyler McAlister was driving south in a 2003 Chevy S10 pickup. The Accident occurred when his truck ran off the road, overturned and hit a…

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Wood Charged In Alsup’s Murder

A Williamsville man was arrested Friday and charged with first-degree murder and first-degree assault, both Class A felonies. The charges related to the disappearance of a woman in 2017. Craig Allen Wood is currently being held in the Wayne County jail without bond. He has a bond hearing Monday in Wayne County Associate Court. Alsup…

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MDC Seeks Information in Poaching Case of Two Adult Elk

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) seeks information in the case of two adult elk shot Friday, Feb. 8, near the Log Yard area of Shannon County. One of the elk was a 10-year-old bull, brought to Missouri from Kentucky in 2011. The other was an adult cow, born in Missouri. Conservation agents note no…

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