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Benton County Residents Upset Over Steep Sewage Prices
Sun, 11 Jan 2015 19:11:05 -0800

BENTON COUNTY, Mo. -- Customers in a former sewer district are up-in-arms after they say their voting rights were violated and now they are being charged for services they do not want or need. People living outside of the city of Warsaw in Benton County say they are being charged $80 per month to flush their toilets after years of mismanagement by the Benton County Sewer District #1.  After ...

Man wanted in Missouri killing, kidnapping arrested in Springdale
Tue, 06 Jan 2015 06:02:23 -0800

Springdale Police Department received a request from the Benton County Sheriff's Office to locate Christopher Lee Paschal (37) of Springdale, in reference to a shooting incident that had occurred in Barry County, Missouri. Mr. Paschal was supposed to be armed and in the company of his 2 year old child, who was taken after the incident.

Jan. 13 Crash Reports
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:58:26 -0800

A Cole Camp man sustained serious injuries after a single-vehicle accident at 10:19 p.m. Sunday in Benton County.

Mayor of Benton, MO dies
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:20:41 -0800

The mayor of Benton, Missouri died on Wednesday morning.

Power struggle ends
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 20:58:54 -0800

Many McDonald and Barry county landowners — and public officials — are thrilled that a proposed 345 kilovolt (kV) electric transmission line will not be coming through their region.

Scott County and Sikeston officials consider 911 consolidation
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:50:28 -0800

 911 dispatch centers provide a vital service to their community.But tough financial decisions have many call centers in a lurch and looking for a way to survive.One possible solution gaining traction is consolidation.

Fort Benton facts
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:24:00 -0800

Population: Est. 1,473 in 2013 (1,464 in 2010 census). County seat of Chouteau County, est. 5,850 in 2013.

Mayor of Benton in southeast Missouri dies
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:45:16 -0800

BENTON, Mo. (AP) — A small southeast Missouri town is mourning the death of its mayor.

SO: 8 faces various charges in Perry County MO
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:20:28 -0800

The Perryville Sheriff's Office reports a number of people were taken into custody on various charges after the new year.

Scott County, Sikeston officials consider 911 consolidation
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:20:36 -0800

Emergency dispatch centers provide a vital service to their community, but tough financial decisions have many 911 call centers in a lurch and looking for a way to survive.