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  • $100,000 scratch-off ticket sold in West Plains May 23, 2019
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A Memphis man won big after playing a Missouri Lottery scratch-off ticket purchased at a West Plains convenience store. Joseph Ross purchased the “$1,000,000 Fortune” winning ticket at Snappy Mart, 3675 N. U.S. Highway 63 in West Plains, and scratched it while still in the store. The $10 ticket netted the […]
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  • Sheriff says scammers continue to contact Howell County residents May 23, 2019
    WEST PLAINS, Mo. — Howell County Sheriff Mike Shannon says there has been an increase in reported phone scams in recent weeks. The sheriff says anyone who receives one of these calls should immediately hang up: As the sheriff said, never give out personal information on the phone. If someone is alleging to be from […]
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  • Missouri Sen. Hawley to visit US-Mexico border May 23, 2019
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley is traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border. The Republican is set to visit the southern border with other members of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee this week. His office says he’ll meet with law enforcement officials. Planned stops include the Texas cities of […]
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  • MDC to host free fishing lessons at Bray CA May 30, June 1 May 23, 2019
    WEST PLAINS, Mo. — Staff with the Missouri Department of Conservation will teach basic fishing courses at Bray Conservation Area on Thursday, May 30, from 5:30-7:30 pm and Saturday, June 1, from 9-11 am. MDC Resource Science Aide Mitchell Boatright said participants must attend the first two courses on Thursday, or have attended them before, […]
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  • Report: Rate of uninsured women of childbearing age in MO nearly double nat’l average May 23, 2019
    WASHINGTON — A new report from Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families shows that Medicaid fills the gaps in maternal health coverage and leads to healthier babies and mothers. Center executive director Joan Alker told Ozark Radio News that Missouri, which does not have a Medicaid expansion program, has a higher than national average […]
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  • 3 deaths in Missouri as tornado strikes state capital May 23, 2019
    by David A. Lieb, AP JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A tornado caused heavy damage in Missouri’s capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, causing at least three deaths and injuring nearly two dozen people as homes and businesses were ripped apart. The National Weather Service confirmed that the large and destructive […]
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  • Tornadoes move through southwest Missouri towns May 23, 2019
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tornadoes touched down Wednesday near Joplin, Missouri, on the eighth anniversary of a massive twister that devastated the city and killed 161 people there. Jasper County Emergency Management Director Keith Stammer said a tornado started Wednesday night southwest of the small town of Carl Junction and moved northeast through the towns […]
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  • Storms, tornadoes cause damage Tuesday May 22, 2019
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The National Weather Service in Springfield says a line of severe storms near Hartville damaged buildings and knocked down several trees there and across the region. A storm line of heavy rain and winds of up to 60-mph blew through the region on Tuesday afternoon, with two tornado instances reported by onlookers […]
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  • Local schools receive part of $750,000 in grants from CenturyLink Foundation May 22, 2019
    MONROE, La. — Several local school districts have received part of $750,000 in grants from the CenturyLink Foundation. Foundation officials say grants funded through the program will provide a range of equipment to classrooms, including robotics, drones, virtual reality mechanisms, laptops, microscopes, and more. This equipment will help empower STEM subjects, or science, technology, engineering […]
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  • Kosh man injured after vehicle hits tree May 22, 2019
    WEST PLAINS, Mo. — A Koshkonong man suffered minor injuries Tuesday morning after the vehicle he was driving ran off-road and hit a tree. 49-year-old Harold Wood was taken from the scene of the 8:10 am accident to Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains by ambulance. The Highway Patrol says the accident happened 3 miles […]
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