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Various Road Improvements Underway
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:58:33 -0700

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department announced a list of road improvements on Tuesday (April 22). Benton County The Arkansas...

Scott County appeals Ameren's refusal to pay 2013 taxes; four school districts impacted
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:56:28 -0700

BENTON -- Scott County and 15 other counties in Missouri are currently in an appeal process with the State Tax Commission over Ameren-Union Electric Company's refusal to pay taxes for the 2013 tax year.

Fired Comptroller Expected To File Grievance
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:03:35 -0700

Benton County officials tell 5NEWS the comptroller fired Tuesday is expected to file a grievance by Friday with the county...

East Prairie man charged in connection with armed robbery
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:32:17 -0700

An East Prairie, Missouri man arrested late Monday night by Mississippi County Sheriff Keith Moore has now been charged in connection with the armed robbery of KC’s Jiffy Mart in East Prairie.

Benton County Comptroller Fired
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 15:03:45 -0700

The Benton County comptroller was fired Tuesday, after being placed on leave in connection with a corruption case in which...

Missouri legislators hear SWEPCO bill
Sun, 06 Apr 2014 19:30:49 -0700

A Missouri Senate panel heard testimony last week on a bill that would block Southwestern Electric Power Co. from forcing landowners in Barry and McDonald counties to sell their property for a large transmission line.

County Comptroller Placed On Leave After 3 Arrested In Corruption Case
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 15:33:43 -0700

The Benton County comptroller has been placed on administrative leave while the criminal case progresses against three former county employees...

Crews to replace culvert pipe under Route 77
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:32:44 -0700

Route 77 in Scott County will be closed April 6 as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace culvert pipe beneath the roadway.

Train derailed in Benton County
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:53:02 -0700

A train derailment this morning in Garfield was not caused by weather or human error, said Ron Sparks, chief of police for the Arkansas & Missouri Railroad.

Local Headlines
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:55:48 -0700

CANTON, Mo. -- For the last six months, Stan Hilgenbrinck has put oil to canvas for the chance to one day say he's the artist with the mural hanging at the Lewis County Courthouse.