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The multiagency search for a man considered armed and dangerous by law enforcement is over after West Plains police followed up on an anonymous tip about the man’s whereabouts Tuesday evening and, after a tense standoff with shots fired at police and two people rescued, officers found the man dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities reported Wednesday morning. more
EDITORS/NEWS DIRECTORS: Child care is unaffordable for many, hard to find for those who can pay, and financially precarious for day care operators and their employees. The problem has only … more
Music at the 30th annual Old-Time Music, Ozarks Heritage Festival will begin at noon June 7 and 8, featuring a variety of performers on two stages: the West Plains Civic Center theater stage indoors, and and outdoor stage set up on Court Square. more
A former member of a University of Missouri fraternity has pleaded guilty in the hazing of another student that caused blindness and significant brain damage. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that … more
The former operator of a southwestern Missouri day care has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for the death of an 8-month-old boy who died after being left alone with other small children. Deborah … more
An Associated Press investigation found that police across the U.S. violated well-known guidelines for safely restraining people in hundreds of fatal encounters that didn’t involve a firearm. … more
Advocates for victims of abuse at Missouri boarding schools are urging the state’s attorney general to launch an investigation, work with local prosecutors and take other steps aimed at stemming … more
A Missouri man who crashed a rental truck into White House barriers and showed a Nazi flag before his arrest last year has pleaded guilty to damaging government property. Court records show that … more
In the spirit of those who established Missouri State University-West Plains over 60 years ago, campus officials presented William W. “Bill” Shaw, Birch Tree, with the prestigious Granvil Vaughan Founder’s Award during Saturday’s commencement ceremony at the West Plains Civic Center. more
Margaret Keister, former manager of Brill Title Company in West Plains, received an honorary Associate of Arts in General Studies degree from Missouri State University-West Plains. more
Marissa Ayers, a senior at Couch High School in Myrtle who will be attending Missouri State University-West Plains this fall, was one of 30 students selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship as part of the Missouri STEM Signing Day. more
Arkansas State Police say two people were killed when the single-engine plane they were flying in crashed in an Arkansas field on Sunday night. The agency says the privately owned plane that had … more
Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 22, the 143rd day of 2024. There are 223 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 22, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson, … more
Mtn. View will have extra trash pickup Monday through Friday and brush pickup June 24 through 28, city officials announce. more
Missouri lawmakers are set to pass a roughly $51 billion budget. The GOP-led Legislature faces a 6 p.m. Friday deadline to pass a state spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year. Senators passed … more
Willow Springs High School’s Class of 2024 celebrated graduation exercises Saturday. more
A Willow Springs man has been charged with eight felony counts after allegedly using a belt to assault two of his children. more
The Zizzer Pride Band has a new leader. more
Glenwood School and the Heart of the Ozarks United Way received more than $34,000 in funding from the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, in partnership with the Louis L. and Julia Dorothy Coover Charitable Foundation and Commerce Trust, on April 30, announce officials with the CFO. more
Justin L. Massey, 40, West Plains, was sentenced April 23 to two years and six months in federal prison, without parole, for illegally harvesting and stealing trees from Mark Twain National Forest, according to Western District of Missouri U.S. Attorney's Office Public Affairs Officer Don Ledford. more
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