Texas County man killed in crash near Raymondville
A Texas County man is killed in a crash about 10 miles south of his hometown. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Michael Naylor, 50, of Licking, was driving down Highway 137, about three miles north of Raymondville, Friday night, when he failed to negotiate a curve and ran off the road. Troopers say Naylor returned to the road, went airborne, hit the right side of the road, and overturned. Naylor was thrown from his pickup truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
MSHP Investigates Death of Woman Howell Co Jail
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has been asked to investigate a death at the Howell County Jail last weekend. The Howell County Sheriff’s Office says Angela Brown was arrested around 3:45 PM Saturday afternoon for possession of a controlled substance. She died around 5:30 pm after arriving. The Highway...
UPDATED: Pulaski County deputies seize four pounds of methamphetamine during kidnapping/sexual assault investigation
UPDATE: A Texas County man faces drug and weapons charges after Pulaski County deputies find four pounds of methamphetamine in his car during a kidnapping and sexual assault investigation. John Weaver, of Licking, is charged with first-degree drug trafficking, two counts of delivery of a controlled substance, and two counts...
Today the gas price is close to $2.89 in Mountain Grove as of 2024-03-04. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Monday is $3.352, a week ago the price is $3.264 , according to AAA.
Press release: Matthew Overcast, attorney & veteran, launches campaign for Missouri State Representative
Ava, Missouri – Matthew Overcast, a dedicated Republican with deep roots in the Ozarks, proudly announces his candidacy for Missouri State Representative House District 155. With a firm commitment to his community, combined with his military background, legal expertise, and passion for small business development, Overcast aims to deliver effective leadership and representation to Jefferson City.
2024 Spring Preview: Licking Baseball
2023 proved to be a magical season for Licking baseball. The 27-6 Wildcats rolled all the way to a Class 3 state championship. Entering his eighth season at the helm, head coach Harv Antle will look to field replacements for a talented class of graduates in Malachi Antle, Cole Wallace and Keyton Rinne.
Missouri is Burning – Reports of Wildfires in the Ozarks Now
In a year that has had pretty much every type of weather event already in Missouri, you can add wildfires to the list as there are reports that many are occurring right now in the Ozarks. I was first clued into the fact that something was going on when I...
Police: Suspects wanted for ATM skimming incident at Pomona Wawa
Authorities say the suspects were seen entering the store at around 7:30 a.m. and installing a skimming device before leaving shortly after.
Logan-Rogersville claims Class 4 District 11 title with 35-point win
During the offseason, coach John Schaefer met with senior-to-be Scott Metz and discussed next season’s potential lineup. If Metz wanted a prominent role on the team, the 6’6” post player had to get in better shape. “We had a conversation with him and basically said, ‘We can...
Missing Boy from Hartville Found Safe
Deputies with the Wright County Sheriff’s Office say a missing boy is now found and home safe. The 12-year-old boy went missing Wednesday from the Logan Road area in Hartville. He was found Wednesday night and returned home. Information about the situation is limited, included the boy’s identity, why...
Man arrested in Texas County for assault, endangering child
TEXAS COUNTY, Mo. — A man was arrested last Sunday with four felonies after a physical altercation in Texas County. According to court documents, 52-year-old Leslie Sigman from Sedalia was charged with two counts of third-degree assault and two counts of first-degree endangerment of the welfare of a child. The probable cause statement says a […]
Fiery Discussion: Florida Man Accused of Severing Paraplegic Friend's Feet with Hatchet in Shocking Insurance Fraud Case
Intense Debate: Florida Man Uses Hatchet to Sever Paraplegic Friend's Feet in Gruesome Insurance Fraud. A recent incident in Florida has sparked a heated debate among readers. The incident involved a man who allegedly helped his paraplegic friend stage a gruesome farm accident to claim insurance money by severing his feet. Interestingly, no charges were filed as no false claim was made. The story has elicited a wide range of reactions from shock and disbelief to humor and criticism, underscoring the extremes of human greed.
Norwood earns 52-45 quarterfinal win at Miller thanks to clutch free throws
There was a “Final Four” chant inside the gymnasium at Miller High School on Friday night, but it wasn’t one the hometown fans wanted to hear. Miller’s girls basketball team was playing in the state quarterfinals for the fifth time in six seasons and looking for its first quarterfinal win in that stretch. But it was visiting Norwood that had cause to celebrate on Friday, after the Pirates earned a hard-fought 52-45 win to advance to the Class 2 semifinals for the second year in a row.
GALLERY: Wildfire in Houston burns through woods
HOUSTON, Mo. – Windy conditions combined with dry, hot air in Texas County caused a wildfire to spread through several acres of wooded land near Houston. The fire is still burning Tuesday evening, and firefighters have been working all afternoon to quell the flames. According to the fire department, the fire was caused by a […]
Cougars’ Valiant Effort not Enough to get Past Hartville
JOPLIN, Mo — The College Heights Cougars faced off with the Hartville Eagles in the Class 2 State Quarterfinals with the winner advancing to the Final Four in Columbia. The Eagles high-explosive shooting and offense was just too much for College Heights to keep up with as they fall, 49-31. College Heights finishes their 2023-24 […]
In this edition: February 29, 2024
In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News:. Oh, you could not, would not, want to miss a celebration as fun as this! Dr. Suess Day will be held at the Texas County Library Licking location on Saturday. Queen’s Castle Spa...
Hartville returns to Final Four after beating College Heights by 18
The Hartville boys basketball team has been no stranger to the Final Four, but after double-digit losses in the semifinals and third-place game last season, the Eagles hoped for a chance at redemption this year. They’re getting it. “It’s something we’ve talked about from the beginning of the year,”...
Louisiana and Texas Chick-fil-A Restaurants Recall Popular Dipping Sauce
The popular fast food restaurant Chick-fil-A is recalling one of its popular dipping sauces and you need to be aware of this recall if you suffer from allergies.
AMIable AMIdst AMI
Mike Wondel, the lead pastor at Church of the Shepherd, ladles soup into the bowl of a young student. The young student smiles up at Wondel, happy to have a meal on a day that they normally would have gone hungry. Many families rely on schools to provide food for their children, so when FHSD had to have AMI (Alternative Methods of Instruction) school days due to a cyber attack, many were left without a meal. On Wed, Feb. 21, Church of the Shepherd invited all FHSD families without a lunch to eat at their church. In order to pull off this event, the administrators of this event had to think on their feet.