Last updateFri, 29 Aug 2014 2pm


Are authorities conduct drug suspect round-up

During the past 30 months officers assigned to the South Central Drug Task Force have been conducting covert narcotic operations in and around Phelps County. During this investigation numerous suspects were identified. Early today law enforcement officers from Rolla, St James, and Salem Police Departments, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Phelps and Dent County Sheriff’s Departments and the Task Force assembled at the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department.  At 6 a.m., after a detailed briefing and being divided into six teams, officers departed on the first 2014 warrant round-up.

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Couple arrested for allegedly growing pot

Law enforcement agencies throughout the county were participating in an Arrest Warrant Round-up today.  While serving arrest warrants in the 31000 block of Private Drive 6265 in Edgar Springs, Missouri Officer’s located the Kasprzaks.  While serving the arrest warrants for the Manufacture of Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute, Officers became suspicious of activities inside the residence. 

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Phelps County Clerk announces absentee ballots available

    Phelps County Clerk Carol Bennett has announced that registered Phelps County voters that absentee ballots for the August 5 Primary Election are now available in the County Clerk’s Office.


Free course in biochem disasters being offered to local first responders

It is important that all communities are prepared to respond Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) incidents. Rural first responders in the Rolla, Missouri area will be able to learn more about CBRNE response at a FREE Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-certified course delivered by the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC).


Meeting set to discuss outer road project

    During the week of June 12, Phelps County commissioners:
    • Received notice from Preston Kramer, Missouri Department of Transportation, of a meeting to be held on June 24 to discuss the Northwye Outer Road project.

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Delaying Social Security payments could increase income

    Phelps County residents who are nearing retirement age can increase their lifetime income if they can wait a bit to start drawing Social Security benefits.

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