Verona, MO


Verona to get nearly $5 million for new wastewater treatment plant

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Missouri is handing out $410 million in grants. The money will help communities across the state make much-needed improvements. That means big bucks for the small town of Verona. Anthony Mikolajski said, “How is a little town like this going to take care of this?”
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Suspects in McDonald’s robbery now behind bars

Two people who were suspected of being involved in the robbery of the McDonald’s in Aurora on Tuesday, Nov. 29, were arrested less than 24 hours later and are being held in the Lawrence County Jail. Ryan Hall, 22, of Aurora is charged with first-degree robbery, armed criminal action...
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Kingsley, Kennedy dead in apparent murder-suicide

The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office reported that two people who were found dead inside a Miller residence on the afternoon of Monday, Nov. 28, were killed in a murder-suicide. The deceased were identified as Kaleb Kingsley, 55, of Miller and Linda Kennedy, 43, of Chetopa, Kan. According to a...

Spreading holiday cheer, through window painting

MONETT, Mo. — Nurses go above and beyond every day, and many do so even when they’re off-duty. One local nurse did exactly that on her day off just a couple of weeks ago. She and her daughter spent 12 hours painting large, colorful, and creative Christmas displays on the windows of patient rooms in the “Critical Care Unit.”

Man injured in Hwy. 86 wreck

A Shell Knob man was injured in a wreck at 10:05 p.m. Sunday on Highway 86, one mile east of Golden. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Samuel Anderson, 24, of Shell Knob, was driving a 2005 Honda CRV eastbound when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck and embankment and overturned in the highway.

Davis gets 12 years for first-degree burglary

The last of the three defendants who were charged in the murder of a Bois D’Arc man was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Monday, Nov. 28. Patricia Davis, now 20, received the sentence as part of a plea bargain which saw her plead guilty to first-degree robbery while also agreeing to testify against two people who also committed the crime. In return, a charge of second-degree murder was dismissed.

ON YOUR SIDE: Unusual utility bills could mean meter trouble

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - If you get an oddly low utility bill in the mail chances are you could have a meter problem. Missouri American Water Company customer Mary Paddock of Shell Knob says she immediately recognized something was wrong. “I got a bill for $9.53 I looked at that...
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Oh baby, it’s cold outside

Mt. Vernon Chamber hosts annual Christmas celebration. Freezing wind chills made this year’s annual Mt. Vernon Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas on the Square a wintery one to remember. The Tuesday, Nov. 29, affair began with a parade—which included close to 30 entries—and culminated on the Mt. Vernon square for performances, food and lighting of the courthouse as led by Santa and Mrs. Claus. More than 1,000 people were estimated to be in attendance.

Man arrested after leading Stone County deputy on chase

A Stone County man is in jail facing multiple charges after leading a police chase while driving an allegedly stolen motorcycle. Tucker Moore is currently facing charges of possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest or detention or a stop by fleeing creating a substantial risk of serious injury or death.

Reindeer Runners take to J.R. Martin

The Republic Parks and Recreation Department held the 14th Annual Reindeer Run 5K at J.R. Martin Park on the evening of Friday, Dec. 2. More than 200 people ran and/or walked in the event. After the race, an awards ceremony was held, where prizes were awarded to the top finishers....

Broadband options expand in Newton County

STELLA, Mo. — Some of the most rural areas of Southwest Missouri will soon see a big boost in internet service. “Over the past few years, you know, with the pandemic and everything we’ve noticed that there has been definitely more a demand for higher bandwidth speeds,” said Kendall Williams, Le-Ru Telephone.

Republic Kiwanis hosts humdinger parade

Main Street, Republic filled with Christmas spirit. Despite a chill in the air, Republic area residents showed up in droves to enjoy this year's Republic Kiwanis Christmas parade last Saturday, Dec. 3. "The Kiwanis club was thrilled with the turnout," said Kiwanis president and event organizer Justin Hart. "Main Street...

Student absences going up as illnesses spread

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Springfield-Greene County Health said nearly 800 cases of the flu were reported from Nov. 27 to Dec. 3. Local school districts said they are currently dealing with students catching the flu, along with a variety of other illnesses. “Things being reported are some cases of strep, gastrointestinal illness, cold symptoms, flu-like symptoms,” […]

Contest highlights Christmas decor enthusiasts in Nixa, Mo.

NIXA Mo. (KY3) - The spirit of Christmas and competition shines bright in Nixa. The Nixa Area Chamber of Commerce organized the Tour of Lights contest for the second consecutive year. It features 15 holiday decor enthusiasts vying for the title of best Christmas display in town. People who vote...

Merlyn Johnson: Seasonal thanks from a superintendent

The first 14 weeks of the school year have gone by quickly, and it has been both exciting and productive thus far. We have already completed the first quarter and are well into our second. Winter sports are upon us and we are excited about the potential for each of these seasons.

Home destroyed by fire in Sarcoxie

SARCOXIE, Mo. — About 5 a.m. reports of a fire in on the 200 block of 8th Street alerted Jasper County E-911. Sarcoxie Fire Dept, Sarcoxie Rural Fire, Mercy Ambulance, and Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies responded. Carthage Fire toned as mutual aid. Fire reported to have started at the rear of the home. On arrival active flames and smoke visible....

Senior 5 line up for Cassville hoops

Five seniors are on the Cassville boys basketball roster this season, aiming to lead the team to new heights and under new management. Caleb Reynolds, Cassville boys basketball coach, said he is excited to be returning to his roots. “I am very excited to a part of the Cassville basketball...

Troutman Media buys Cassville Democrat

The Cassville Democrat has been corporately owned since 2004, and on Jan. 1, 2023, the 151-year-old publication will once again be locally owned. Kyle Troutman and Jordan Troutman, current editor and reporter at the paper and owners of Troutman Media LLC, have purchased the Cassville Democrat from CherryRoad Media, effective on Jan. 1.

FBI arrests Nixa man on bank robbery charge

NIXA, Mo. — A Nixa man was arrested on a charge of bank robbery by force or violence yesterday, Dec. 6. Kyle Bradley Whitmore, 39, of Nixa, is being held in the Greene County Jail after being arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. According to federal court documents, Whitmore is accused of committing a […]