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Aurora Police Department incident reports

• 12:29 a.m. – Traffic stop, 820 S Elliott Ave. • 12:44 a.m. – Vehicle maintenance, 1507 S Elliott Ave. • 2:22 a.m. – Traffic accident, 16988 Lawrence 2200. • 2:49 a.m. – Alarm/burglary, 305 W Prospect. • 6:25 a.m. – Suspicious activity, 1201 Rosemary Ave....
AURORA, MO

Tractor trailer burns on I-44 at Mount Vernon, Mo.

MOUNT VERNON, Mo. — About 4:30 p.m. reports in Lawrence County along I-44 at 47 mile marker west a tractor trailer was fully engulfed. Mount Vernon Fire and EMS crews responded emergency. We followed the developing story, sharing live video as first responders became visible on the MoDOT Traffic Camera 47MM.  Google Maps screenshot during traffic event. To avoid traffic...
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Aurora Houn’ Dawg Pageant 2022

Emery Stice (middle), daughter of Harley and Sarah Stice, was crowned Little Miss Beagle 2022 over the weekend in Aurora. First runner-up went to Pheobe Best (left), daughter of Kayla Best and James Best, while Eden Harter (right) was named second runner-up. She is the daughter of Chris and Lindsey Harter.
AURORA, MO
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The Story Of Arkansas Tom

We have previously discussed Bill Dalton and the Bill Doolin Gang and the shootout at Ingles, O.T. in 1893 where we briefly mentioned “Arkansas Tom” Jones and the part he played in the melee.Roy was born in 1870 in Barry County, Missouri and raised in a highly religious family, his ...
BARRY COUNTY, MO

Escaped Neosho inmate back in custody

NEOSHO, Mo. — The Newton County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed a runaway inmate has been located and returned to custody. Micheal Durison, 41, escaped custody while receiving treatment at Freeman Neosho by assaulting a corrections officer and fleeing the scene on September 18th. According to a release from NSCO, multiple tips sent to detectives allowed […]
NEOSHO, MO

Alleged tree thieves caught in McDonald County

McDONALD COUNTY, Mo. — Authorities in McDonald County reported on Thursday they caught two people involved with numerous tree thefts. The sheriff’s office stated on Facebook that deputies arrested 42-year-old Megan Rios-Kaminiski, of Anderson and 33-year-old Gavin Lawson, also of Anderson. “Walnut trees are in high demand,” said...
MCDONALD COUNTY, MO
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Pierce City School Board discusses corporal punishment

PIERCE CITY, Mo. (KY3) - The Pierce City School District discussed corporal punishment at their most recent school board meeting on September 28. Board member Jason Chapman requested an agenda item for Wednesday’s school board meeting to discuss the idea of corporal punishment. Pierce City School District Superintendent Kelli Alumbaugh and Board President Codie O’Hara said it is a hot topic, and many are against it, especially after the Cassville School District reinstated spanking as punishment with the permission of a student’s parents.
PIERCE CITY, MO
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2022 Stompin’ Out Hunger a Success

The 8th annual Stompin’ Out Hunger 5K was held on Saturday morning, Sept. 10, at Harvest Fellowship Church in Aurora. The 5K is a major source of funding and the only fundraiser held by Harvest Food Pantry. The pantry currently serves more than 3,000 people a month in Lawrence and Barry counties.
AURORA, MO
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Cassville man killed in crash

A Cassville man died on Saturday in a wreck at 5:29 p.m. on Highway 76, also known as Main Street, in Cassville. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Dale Roller, 53, of Cassville, was driving a 2005 Ford Mustang westbound when his vehicle crossed the center line and struck head-on a 2017 Ford Explorer, being driven by Wendy Miekley, 60, of Cassville.
CASSVILLE, MO
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Firetruck Driver Injured in Crash Near Aurora (MO)

The driver of a firetruck was injured in a single-vehicle crash at 2:20 a.m. Monday on County Road 2200, a mile west of Aurora in Lawrence County, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, JoplinGlobe.com reported. Gene L. White, 61, was flown by medical helicopter to Mercy Hospital Springfield with...
AURORA, MO
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Police search for evidence in Beaver Lake in Allison Castro case

ROGERS, Ark. — Police are searching Beaver Lake for evidence in the murder of a 29-year-old woman, Sgt. Tony Murphy said. Allison Maria Castro disappeared last month. Police have been searching for her body. The Benton County Dive Team and Fayetteville police were searching in the area of the...
BEAVER, AR
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MT Vernon Emergency Training

An update on breaking news in Bloomfield....following a gas truck explosion. Crab Orchard Refuge in southern Illinois is celebrating it's 75 Anniversary. Gas truck explosion in Bloomfield, Mo. Updated: 1 hour ago. |. Flames broke out after a gas truck explosion in Bloomfield, Mo. Getting Started with Family History Research...
MOUNT VERNON, MO
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Pea Ridge native riding out Ian in Fort Myers

The town of Pea Ridge is more than 1,300 miles from where Hurricane Ian is making landfall over Sanibel Island / Fort Myers Florida area, but one of Pea Ridge's former residents that now calls Fort Myers home is experiencing Ian’s full wrath. Working as an intensive care unit...
PEA RIDGE, AR

Mobile home fire near Seneca; Residence is a total loss

SENECA, Mo. — About 5:15 a.m. Wednesday reports of a structure fire at Hwy 43 Mobile Home Park north of Seneca alerted Newton County Central Comm. Seneca Rural Fire Protection Dist., Newton County EMS, Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies responded. Mutual aid assistance from Seneca City Fire, Quapaw Nation Fire & EMS and Wyandotte Fire, Redings Mill Fire and Neosho Rural...
SENECA, MO
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AHS collecting items for goody bags

Aurora High School 2022 Football Homecoming is set for Friday, Oct. 7. The theme is “Week of Wars.”. The spirit days will have a variety of fun-filled competitions designed to promote pride and spirit. In keeping with tradition, AHS is collecting items for the candidate goody bags along with...
AURORA, MO
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Driver dies in crash in Cassville, Mo.

CASSVILLE, Mo. (KY3) - A driver from Cassville has died after a crash in Barry County. Dale Roller, 53, died in the crash on Saturday. The crash happened on State Highway 76 in Cassville. Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers say his vehicle crossed the center line, striking another vehicle head-on. Roller died at the scene.
CASSVILLE, MO
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Neosho hosts a fun Fall Festival

NEOSHO, Mo — Are you needing something to do this weekend? Head on down to Neosho, MO., and spend the day at the Fall Festival! From food trucks, a pancake feed, a car show, and more. You’ll find something to keep you busy! While the pancake feed starts at 7 AM — the rest of the activities start at 10 AM. You can find more details on the Neosho Chamber of Commerce website.
NEOSHO, MO

Police Chief calls first responders heroes

AURORA, Mo. — Chief Wes Coatney of the Aurora Marionville Police Dept shares an incident from late last month, calling first responders heroes. “On August 28th, near midnight, a dangerous and intense situation unfolded in Aurora. A call came in about a suicidal person who had scaled a tree,...
AURORA, MO
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