Howell County, MO

Pomona Man Attempts to Flee Arrest, Fails

Pomona, MO. – On June 22nd of 2022, Deputy Seth Smith of the Howell County Sheriff’s Department arrested an individual who attempted to escape, and was ultimately arrested. According to a probable cause statement of the arrest, Deputy Smith arrived at a residence with the intent to arrest...
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PETA seeks Criminal Probe into West Plains Puppy Mill

West Plains, MO. – People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (P.E.T.A.) sent a letter on Monday to Howell County Prosecuting Attorney Michael P. Hutchings asking him to investigate and file applicable charges against Rocky Top K-9’s, a puppy mill located near West Plains and operated by Ellen Roberts.
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Three area residents injured in separate accidents

Three area residents were injured in separate accidents in Missouri Sunday. A woman from Fox in Stone County, 40-year-old Pamela Hicks, and a 79-year-old man from Fulton County, Jessie Guffey, were hurt in a crash in Howell County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Hicks was seriously injured and taken to Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains while Guffey sustained minor injuries.

Missouri Route 17 in Howell, Texas Counties Reduced for Road Work

Willow Springs, MO. – Contractor crews will continue work on Missouri Route 17 in Howell and Texas Counties. The work consists of removing erosion control/ditch checks from along the roadway from U.S. Route 60 in Mountain View, Missouri to Missouri Route 106 in Summersville, Missouri. Motorists should anticipate a lane reduction with a 10-foot width restriction.

Full-time Prosecuting Attorney Position on Ballot

Should the Prosecuting Attorney be a full-time position? Howell County voters will decide in August. The Howell County Commission passed an order placing the question on the primary ballot. The ballot language reads simply, “Shall the office of Prosecuting Attorney be made a full-time position in Howell County?”. The...

No July 6 Issue

Howell County News will not publish an issue on July 6, 2022. To take a planned break every January and July, we publish 50 issues a year. As many of you may know, the publishers have small children and will be taking this time to rest and relax as a family before coming back in the July 13 issue with the local, independent news our readers look forward to every week.

Man from Cabool arrested in Howell County

A man from Cabool faces charges following his arrest Monday evening in Howell County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Billy J. Goodwin, 45, was arrested on charges of a felony warrant for non-support of a child out of Howell County. He was taken to the Texas County Jail.

Howell County Sheriff’s Office Updates

West Plains, MO. – From the passing of the Law Enforcement Tax Issue earlier this year, to approved grants, completed trainings, and promotions, the Howell County Sheriff’s Office has been seeing much internal movement and needed upgrades. The Howell County Sheriff’s Office has been able to purchase equipment...

Stolen Vehicle Recovered; Auto Theft and Drug Charges Follow

West Plains, MO. – On June 12th of 2022, at roughly 6:45PM, the Howell County Sheriff’s Office received information from a caller stating that they located a vehicle that was reported as stolen, passing the Fairgrounds in West Plains. Deputy Hummel responded to the call and was able...