House explosion in Texas County that injured two ruled accidental in nature
The cause of a house explosion in Texas County that left two people injured is determined to be accidental. It was on Friday, December 1 when the Licking Rural Fire Department was dispatched to a fire on Myers Street for a report of an explosion. Two victims were pulled from the burning structure.
House Explosion In Licking Ruled An Accident
(KTTS News) — A house explosion Friday night in Licking has been ruled an accident. The state fire marshal says it was caused by an open propane valve. Two elderly men suffered moderate to serious burns. The explosion also damaged property nearby.
Mountain Grove woman killed in two-car crash
DOUGLAS COUNTY, Mo. — A woman from Mountain Grove was killed after a two-car accident on Thursday afternoon near Vanzant. Brenda Blacketer, 77, was traveling northbound on Highway W when the vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, and skidded across the center of the roadway. Blacketer’s car then struck a vehicle […]
Driver killed in a crash in Douglas County, Mo.
NEAR VANZANT, Mo. (KY3) -A woman from Mountain Grove was killed in a crash Thursday afternoon. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Brenda Blacketer, 77, ran off Highway W three miles south of Vanzant, her car came back onto the highway, skidded across the centerline and hit an SUV head-on.
Precautionary Boil Advisory for some water customers in Texas County, Mo.
BUCYRUS AND SUCCESS, Mo. (KY3) -A precautionary boil advisory is in effect for some Public Water Supply District #1 customers. A problem with the well in Success prompted the advisory. The boil advisory is for customers living on Highway 17 in the area of Highway AP and on Highway AA...
Dent County man killed in hit and run crash while walking across highway near Salem
A Dent County man is killed when he’s struck by a hit-and-ran driver while walking across the road. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says David Davis, 83, of Salem, was hit by an unknown driver while crossing Highway 32, three miles east of his hometown, just after 5:00 last night. Davis was pronounced dead at the scene.
Fatal Multi-Vehicle Crash in Texas County, Missouri Leaves One Dead and Five Injured
A fatal multi-vehicle crash in Texas County, Missouri claims one life and injures five others. The incident involved an SUV, a tractor-trailer, and a car whose driver, not wearing a seatbelt, was ejected and died at the scene.
Texas County Assessor Shares Her Perspective After Losing Real Estate Tax Case
A Texas county assessor shares her side of the story after losing a court case over real estate taxes. Find out why a judge ruled in favor of a homeowner and how the assessor plans to recalculate his tax bill. Stay tuned for the full details.
In this edition: December 7, 2023
In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News:. Buckner & Gately Auction Service will begin the bidding on Saturday for another great sale. The VFW Auxiliary will be holding a public auction for local veterans; donations are appreciated. Fox Funeral Home...
Explosion shakes our community
A house explosion on Myers Street, in Licking, on Friday night, shook the community and unified first responders and citizens as they came to the aid of two persons inside the home, and aided in prevention of further devastation to those in the vicinity. At 6:37 p.m. on December 1,...
Live Streaming Guide for Texas County, Missouri High School Boys Basketball Games Today
• The games can be followed on the NFHS Network. • Two games are scheduled for today, December 7, both featuring Cabool High School at Bradleyville High School. • The first game starts at 5:30 PM CT and the second game at 6:00 PM CT.
Meramec Regional Community Foundation Grants to be Awarded in 2024
The Meramec Regional Community Foundation will be awarding two $750 community grants. One grant will be made to a project that focuses on community or economic development and the other will assist at-risk children and/or low-income families. Any nonprofit 501c3 organizations, schools, faith-based organizations and governmental entities looking to address these needs are encouraged to apply. Those applying must be based out of Crawford, Dent and Washington counties, plus five other counties. The last 12 years, the foundation has awarded these grants. Programs in the past have included city beautification, illiteracy programs, supplies for the homeless populations and more. Since it’s inception, $17,400 in grants have been awarded to 64 community projects. The grants are made possible because of a $30,000 donation from the Meramec Regional Planning Commission. Applications for the 2024 grant round will be accepted online only until 5 p.m. on January 31st, 2024. Online applications can be found at grantinterface.com. For more information on the grant opportunity, call Bonnie Prigge at 573-265-2993.
Licking R-8 School District now has certified School Safety Specialist
Dr. Jarad Rinne, Safety Coordinator of the Licking R-8 School District, has received certification as a School Safety Specialist. Dr. Rinne attended the recent School Safety Academy hosted by Missouri School Boards’ Association’s Center for Education Safety. The event was held October 31-November 2, 2023, in Kansas City and is designed to train and certify school safety coordinators in comprehensive school safety planning and development. School safety personnel from 64 school systems throughout the state attended the academy at no cost to local school districts.
A day of Christmas festivities
The Licking Christmas festivities filled the day Saturday, beginning with Christmas craft sales at 9 a.m. at the VFW, ending with the Christmas parade at 4 p.m., and packed in the center with Santa Claus; toy, quilt and book giveaways; and a fish fry. There was a good turnout of...
Fire Marshal’s Investigating Licking House Explosion
(KTTS News) – Two men suffered injuries in a house explosion in Licking on Friday night. The two men who were not identified at this time suffered moderate to serious injuries. Fire marshal’s say that the explosion also damaged another neighboring property. The state fire marshal’s office is...
Frisco League Tournament Champs!
LAQUEY, Mo. – The Licking Lady Wildcats held Richland scoreless for the entire third quarter to win their third Frisco Tourney title in as many years. In the championship game on Saturday, Richland came out firing to take an early lead, but Licking stayed within striking distance during the first quarter. Licking gained the lead in the second behind the strong bench play of Finley Sullins and Morgan Stone. The Lady ’Cats held a slim 29-27 lead at the break. The third quarter was all Licking as Hannah Medlock got rolling from 3 AND the defense stepped up to hold the Lady Bears to 0. The ’Cats pushed the lead to as big as 24 but Richland made some late 3s for the final score of 58-41. Medlock led the way, scoring a game high 24, and freshman Morgan Stone also reached double figures with 10. Other scorers included: Allie Hock 9, Kinley Keaton 5, Kylee Rinne 3, Linzie Wallace 3, Zoey Dawson 2 and Finley Sullins 2.
Texas County Has a Large Number of Smoke Weeders! This Is so Unbelievable!
Marijuana, which is also called cannabis or weed, is a plant that has chemicals in it that can make people feel and think differently. Marijuana is against the law in most of the world, but some states and countries have made it acceptable for medical or recreational use. Laws about...
Salem woman seriously injured in Texas County crash
A Dent County woman suffers serious injuries when she wrecks her pickup truck in Texas County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Lydia Beyer, 28, of Salem, was driving on Highway 137 Sunday afternoon, just north of Raymondville, when she traveled off the side of the road and overturned. Beyer...
The gas price fluctuate between $2.75 and $2.78 in Houston as of 2023-12-06. Find the cheapest 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 Wednesday is $3.216, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
House explosion seriously injures two men in Licking
TEXAS COUNTY, Mo. — A house explosion has injured two in Licking Friday night, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop G. Emergency responders arrived at the scene on Myers Street at about 6:45 p.m. and found two victims with moderate to serious injuries. The two victims, a 73-year-old man and a 77-year-old man, were […]