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Phelps County News

Six-year-old boy drowns at quarry

Phelps County authorities have recovered the body of a six-year-old boy from Fenton who drowned Friday afternoon while swimming with family members at Fugitive Beach near Rolla.

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Rolla civic leaders get inside view of Fort Leonard Wood’s hospital

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – Rolla civic and business leaders visited Fort Leonard Wood July 23 and got a first-hand look at the installation’s hospital.


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Long-term drug investigation leads to numerous arrests on Tuesday

At approximately 6 a.m. on July 22, members of the South Central Drug Task Force, in coordination with the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department, Rolla (MO) Police Department, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, concluded a long-term narcotics investigation in Phelps County.

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Sex offender arrested for failing to register new address

    A former Crawford County resident who was a convicted sex offender has been arrested after he moved to Phelps County and allegedly failed to register his new address as required by law.

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Bats found near bridge work zone

    While completing survey work for the Dry Fork Bridge project on Highway 8/68, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) discovered an issue they will have to work around. A cave with seasonal bats was discovered in the area, which will lead to restrictions on what times the bridge could be constructed.

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