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Gravette Prepares for Bella Vista Bypass
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:52:24 -0700

Benton County -- Missouri's portion of the Bella Vista bypass may find funding if voters approve a sales tax hike next month. The Arkansas portion of the road is already funded, and partially complete, but the highway department won't build the final section until Missouri plans to extend I-49 to the state line. The 3/4 cent tax would pay for more than 800 projects statewide, including the ...

Services announced for Marshall County teen killed in crash
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 05:05:41 -0700

Services have been announced for a teen killed in a crash Friday morning in Marshall County.

Two dead, four seriously injured after car crash
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 11:58:54 -0700

Two are dead and four are in serious condition after a car crash in Benton, Mo., on Saturday.

Men from Prairie Village, KC die in SUV crash; four others seriously hurt
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 14:56:58 -0700

BENTON COUNTY, Mo. — Two young men are dead and four more spent Saturday night in the hospital following a car accident near the Lake of the Ozarks. A crash report from the Missouri Highway Patrol says 20-year-old Mark Harken of Prairie Village, Kan. was driving a Ford Explorer on a county road slightly south […]

Jail escapee has lengthy record
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:12:07 -0700

Although he was currently awaiting trial on the “non-violent” offenses of fraudulent use of a credit card, a man who escaped the Pettis County Jail late Thursday night and is still at large as of Monday has a prior record of assault, drug use, theft, burglary and resisting arrest spanning a decade.

Coverage You Can Count On
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 11:41:10 -0700

KANSAS CITY (AP) - Two men are dead and four others were seriously injured when their SUV overturned on a county road in southwest Missouri.

Judge Rules Pineville Man Fit To Stand Trial
Sun, 29 Jun 2014 03:29:51 -0700

A judge in Benton County, Arkansas has determined that a man accused of shooting a woman in the face is fit to stand trial. Orville "Mitch" Goodwin, 62, from Pineville, Missouri is charged with attempted capital murder and aggravated robbery. According to court documents, Annette Rapalee, 55, from Jane, was found badly wounded in a dry creek bed in Bella Vista, Arkansas in May 2013. Police said ...

Two killed, 4 seriously injured in Benton County crash
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 12:33:53 -0700

Two men are dead and four others were seriously injured when their SUV overturned on a county road in southwest Missouri.

2 killed, 4 seriously injured in SW Missouri crash
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 05:15:44 -0700

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Two men are dead and four others were seriously injured when their SUV overturned on a county road in southwest Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 20-year-old Mark Harken of Prairie Village, Kansas, was driving a 2000 Ford Explorer in Benton County at 2:15 p.m. Saturday when he lost […]

July 23 crash reports
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:42:07 -0700

A Warrensburg man was injured in an accident at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in Johnson County.