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  • Trump designates North Korea as state sponsor of terrorism

    Trump designates North Korea as state sponsor of terrorism

    Monday, November 20 2017 12:49 PM EST2017-11-20 17:49:16 GMT

    FoxNews.com - (11/20/17) President Trump announced Monday that the United States is designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, something he said “should have happened a long time ago.” Trump announced the designation in a Cabinet meeting at the White House, clearing the way for more sanctions on the “murderous” rogue regime, just days after returning from his historic 13-day trip to Asia.

    FoxNews.com - (11/20/17) President Trump announced Monday that the United States is designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, something he said “should have happened a long time ago.” Trump announced the designation in a Cabinet meeting at the White House, clearing the way for more sanctions on the “murderous” rogue regime, just days after returning from his historic 13-day trip to Asia.

  • Nixa students prepare for robotic and lego competition

    Nixa students prepare for robotic and lego competition

    Friday, November 17 2017 10:00 PM EST2017-11-18 03:00:26 GMT

    NIXA, MO (11/17/17) - Nixa Public Schools is hosting a First Lego League match tomorrow. The competition introduces 4th through 8th graders challenges with science and technology while working with robotics. “I’m very confident. I think we’ll do great Saturday and I hope my team has a lot of fun," says Sailor, a 6th grader on the FLL team. With over 200 kids competing Saturday at Nixa, they must incorporate robotics by coding and researching.

    NIXA, MO (11/17/17) - Nixa Public Schools is hosting a First Lego League match tomorrow. The competition introduces 4th through 8th graders challenges with science and technology while working with robotics. “I’m very confident. I think we’ll do great Saturday and I hope my team has a lot of fun," says Sailor, a 6th grader on the FLL team. With over 200 kids competing Saturday at Nixa, they must incorporate robotics by coding and researching.

  • Trump holds off reversing ban on elephant trophy imports

    Trump holds off reversing ban on elephant trophy imports

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:11 PM EST2017-11-18 02:11:42 GMT

    Foxnews.com -- (11/17/2017) It looks like President Trump is having a change of heart when it comes to his recent decision to lift the ban on importing elephant trophies from Africa.In a tweet on Friday night, Trump said he decided to put the "big game trophy decision on hold.”

    Foxnews.com -- (11/17/2017) It looks like President Trump is having a change of heart when it comes to his recent decision to lift the ban on importing elephant trophies from Africa.In a tweet on Friday night, Trump said he decided to put the "big game trophy decision on hold.”

  • Springfield Fire Department receives drone

    Springfield Fire Department receives drone

    Friday, November 17 2017 7:53 PM EST2017-11-18 00:53:45 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (11/17/2017) After an incident back in 2015 left the Springfield Fire Department’s hands tied, Scott Crabtree of Westside Stone came to the rescue. 

    Springfield, Mo. -- (11/17/2017) After an incident back in 2015 left the Springfield Fire Department’s hands tied, Scott Crabtree of Westside Stone came to the rescue. 

  • Thousands of donated Christmas toys lost in warehouse fire

    Thousands of donated Christmas toys lost in warehouse fire

    Friday, November 17 2017 7:38 PM EST2017-11-18 00:38:08 GMT

    Fox2now.com -- (11/17/2017) The sun sets for the second day in a row on fire crews still working a massive warehouse fire in south St. Louis. The fire is contained but hot spots remain.The first reports of the fire at the 239,000 square foot facility began coming in Wednesday morning. What started as a small fire in the basement grew quickly out of control.

    Fox2now.com -- (11/17/2017) The sun sets for the second day in a row on fire crews still working a massive warehouse fire in south St. Louis. The fire is contained but hot spots remain.The first reports of the fire at the 239,000 square foot facility began coming in Wednesday morning. What started as a small fire in the basement grew quickly out of control.

  • Project RED Zone moves to Westside neighborhood

    Project RED Zone moves to Westside neighborhood

    Friday, November 17 2017 7:36 PM EST2017-11-18 00:36:00 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (11/17/2017) Springfield firefighters are continuing their efforts to ensure every Springfield family has adequate warning in case of a fire. Since April, firefighters have visited nearly every home in West Central, Grant Beach and Robberson neighborhoods, testing 2,121 smoke alarms, installing 1,077 new alarms and changing 315 batteries. It’s part of an effort called Project RED Zone.

    Springfield, Mo. -- (11/17/2017) Springfield firefighters are continuing their efforts to ensure every Springfield family has adequate warning in case of a fire. Since April, firefighters have visited nearly every home in West Central, Grant Beach and Robberson neighborhoods, testing 2,121 smoke alarms, installing 1,077 new alarms and changing 315 batteries. It’s part of an effort called Project RED Zone.

  • Springfield police continue investigation

    Springfield police continue investigation

    Friday, November 17 2017 4:08 PM EST2017-11-17 21:08:24 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (11/17/17) Springfield police were dispatched to the parking lot of 1472 E. Kearney, the Gastrip convenience store, at 4:31 p.m. on Nov. 16, regarding a subject who had been shot. 

    Springfield, Mo. -- (11/17/17) Springfield police were dispatched to the parking lot of 1472 E. Kearney, the Gastrip convenience store, at 4:31 p.m. on Nov. 16, regarding a subject who had been shot. 

  • My eyes are my ears; two sisters living with the loss of hearing

    My eyes are my ears; two sisters living with the loss of hearing

    Thursday, November 16 2017 10:00 PM EST2017-11-17 03:00:25 GMT

    NIXA, MO (11/16/17) - Being deaf can be challenging. But being hard of hearing is a little easier when it’s with your sister. At the age of 2, Samantha was having problems talking. And at 4-years-old her sister, Emma, was having issues with hearing. “It is sometimes difficult whenever I’m in the cafeteria eating lunch with my friends. It’s hard for me to hear them so I just say a word and then sometimes my friends just yell at me," says Samantha.

    NIXA, MO (11/16/17) - Being deaf can be challenging. But being hard of hearing is a little easier when it’s with your sister. At the age of 2, Samantha was having problems talking. And at 4-years-old her sister, Emma, was having issues with hearing. “It is sometimes difficult whenever I’m in the cafeteria eating lunch with my friends. It’s hard for me to hear them so I just say a word and then sometimes my friends just yell at me," says Samantha.

  • Fort Leonard Wood incident closes North Gate

    Fort Leonard Wood incident closes North Gate

    Thursday, November 16 2017 9:47 PM EST2017-11-17 02:47:30 GMT

    Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. -- (11/16/17) Fort Leonard Wood's North Gate is currently closed in both directions due to an ongoing incident. Employees, visitors and residents wishing to enter or exit the installation are currently being diverted to the West Gate. 

    Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. -- (11/16/17) Fort Leonard Wood's North Gate is currently closed in both directions due to an ongoing incident. Employees, visitors and residents wishing to enter or exit the installation are currently being diverted to the West Gate. 

  • Fatal car crash in Rogersville

    Fatal car crash in Rogersville

    Thursday, November 16 2017 5:32 PM EST2017-11-16 22:32:47 GMT
    Rogersville, Mo- (11/16/17) One teenager is dead after a car crash on Farm Road 186, Five miles west of Rogersville. Savannah B. Williams 16, of Rogersville, Missouri was pronounced dead on Wednesday at 8:45 p.m. The Highway Patrol Report says, Williams was driving Westbound and traveled off the roadway and struck a tree and her vehicle overturned and caught fire. This is troop D’s 7th fatal accident for the month and 95th for the year. 
    Rogersville, Mo- (11/16/17) One teenager is dead after a car crash on Farm Road 186, Five miles west of Rogersville. Savannah B. Williams 16, of Rogersville, Missouri was pronounced dead on Wednesday at 8:45 p.m. The Highway Patrol Report says, Williams was driving Westbound and traveled off the roadway and struck a tree and her vehicle overturned and caught fire. This is troop D’s 7th fatal accident for the month and 95th for the year. 
  • Fatal car crash in Buffalo

    Fatal car crash in Buffalo

    Thursday, November 16 2017 5:22 PM EST2017-11-16 22:22:30 GMT

    Buffalo, Mo – (11/16/17) One woman is dead after a car crash on Highway 32. Barbara F Blair 77, of Buffalo, Mo was pronounced dead on 11/15/2017 by Coroner Chuck Nimmo at 10:02 a.m.  The Highway Patrol Report says, Blair was driving Westbound  and struck a culvert, and her vehicle overturned. 

    Buffalo, Mo – (11/16/17) One woman is dead after a car crash on Highway 32. Barbara F Blair 77, of Buffalo, Mo was pronounced dead on 11/15/2017 by Coroner Chuck Nimmo at 10:02 a.m.  The Highway Patrol Report says, Blair was driving Westbound  and struck a culvert, and her vehicle overturned. 

  • Pre-school student takes handgun on school bus

    Pre-school student takes handgun on school bus

    Thursday, November 16 2017 4:42 PM EST2017-11-16 21:42:18 GMT

    Monticello, Ark (11/16/17)-- A preschool student brought a medium caliber handgun on a Drew Central school bus in Monticello, Arkansas Tuesday morning. According to the Drew Central school district, the pre-K student told an older student on the bus about the gun. That older student borrowed a friend’s cell phone and called the preschool student’s mother. The mother met the students when they got off of the bus at school and took possession of the gun...

    Monticello, Ark (11/16/17)-- A preschool student brought a medium caliber handgun on a Drew Central school bus in Monticello, Arkansas Tuesday morning. According to the Drew Central school district, the pre-K student told an older student on the bus about the gun. That older student borrowed a friend’s cell phone and called the preschool student’s mother. The mother met the students when they got off of the bus at school and took possession of the gun...

  • Volunteers assemble 1,000 Thanksgiving baskets for needy families

    Volunteers assemble 1,000 Thanksgiving baskets for needy families

    Thursday, November 16 2017 4:33 PM EST2017-11-16 21:33:12 GMT

    (Springfield, Mo.--11/16/2017) No Thanksgiving dinner would be complete without a turkey and all the trimmings, but for many families across the Ozarks struggling to make ends meet this year, a traditional meal isn't possible. 

    (Springfield, Mo.--11/16/2017) No Thanksgiving dinner would be complete without a turkey and all the trimmings, but for many families across the Ozarks struggling to make ends meet this year, a traditional meal isn't possible. 

  • Golden Apple Award winner - November 2017

    Golden Apple Award winner - November 2017

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 11:41 PM EST2017-11-16 04:41:38 GMT

    Springfield, MO -- (11/15/17) This month’s Golden Apple winner teaches at Springfield Lutheran but Mrs. Karen Schaller – who’s taught for the past 13 years -- wasn’t always a teacher. She says she worked at an ophthalmology office as an ophthalmic technician but she wanted a change. And that change led Karen to substitute teach for a year, which helped her discover her love for teaching. Next, she took on classes, juggling those, a job, and her family. 

    Springfield, MO -- (11/15/17) This month’s Golden Apple winner teaches at Springfield Lutheran but Mrs. Karen Schaller – who’s taught for the past 13 years -- wasn’t always a teacher. She says she worked at an ophthalmology office as an ophthalmic technician but she wanted a change. And that change led Karen to substitute teach for a year, which helped her discover her love for teaching. Next, she took on classes, juggling those, a job, and her family. 

  • Volunteer firefighter shares story about fighting cancer

    Volunteer firefighter shares story about fighting cancer

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 10:24 PM EST2017-11-16 03:24:34 GMT

    (Taney County, Mo.-- 11/15/2017) For firefighters facing deadly situations is part of the job. But a study getting a fresh look in Missouri indicates that a major threat to firefighters well being.

    (Taney County, Mo.-- 11/15/2017) For firefighters facing deadly situations is part of the job. But a study getting a fresh look in Missouri indicates that a major threat to firefighters well being.

  • Ending homelessness by one stop service site in Springfield

    Ending homelessness by one stop service site in Springfield

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 10:21 PM EST2017-11-16 03:21:48 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/15/17) - Community Partnership’s Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness is hosting its 9th annual HOPE Connection and Veteran Stand Down event. And we have a full house here with people ready to get the help that they need. A one stop service site to end homeless had around 600 people looking for help. “it’s a direct service fair for anyone in our community who is experiencing homelessness or having some sort of housing instability."

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/15/17) - Community Partnership’s Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness is hosting its 9th annual HOPE Connection and Veteran Stand Down event. And we have a full house here with people ready to get the help that they need. A one stop service site to end homeless had around 600 people looking for help. “it’s a direct service fair for anyone in our community who is experiencing homelessness or having some sort of housing instability."

  • SPS receives performance report

    SPS receives performance report

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 9:57 PM EST2017-11-16 02:57:55 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (11/15/2017) Springfield Public Schools have much to celebrate, after their 5th annual performance report highlighted the districts progress in graduation rates, college and career preparations and their English Language Arts program. "Those are three major pillars of what we do at Springfield Public Schools, and we're really proud of the points we're earning in those areas," said Dr. Mike Dawson, the Chief Learning Officer with SPS. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (11/15/2017) Springfield Public Schools have much to celebrate, after their 5th annual performance report highlighted the districts progress in graduation rates, college and career preparations and their English Language Arts program. "Those are three major pillars of what we do at Springfield Public Schools, and we're really proud of the points we're earning in those areas," said Dr. Mike Dawson, the Chief Learning Officer with SPS. 

  • Racial slur written at St. Louis school

    Racial slur written at St. Louis school

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 9:04 PM EST2017-11-16 02:04:55 GMT

    Fox2now.com – (11/15/2017) Officials at Parkway Central High School in St. Louis are working to determine who wrote a racial slur and the phrase ‘White Lives Matter’ on a mirror inside a campus bathroom. It was not immediately known if the illicit graffiti was drawn in a boys or girls restroom.

    Fox2now.com – (11/15/2017) Officials at Parkway Central High School in St. Louis are working to determine who wrote a racial slur and the phrase ‘White Lives Matter’ on a mirror inside a campus bathroom. It was not immediately known if the illicit graffiti was drawn in a boys or girls restroom.

  • Autopsy furthers child death investigation

    Autopsy furthers child death investigation

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 8:30 PM EST2017-11-16 01:30:20 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (11/15/2017) An autopsy was conducted Wednesday morning at Frontier Forensics in Kansas City to further investigate the death of a 3-year-old boy. 

    Springfield, Mo. -- (11/15/2017) An autopsy was conducted Wednesday morning at Frontier Forensics in Kansas City to further investigate the death of a 3-year-old boy. 

  • U.S. Capitol Christmas tree to stop in Springfield

    U.S. Capitol Christmas tree to stop in Springfield

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 7:58 PM EST2017-11-16 00:58:12 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (11/15/2017) Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium have been selected to be a “whistle stop” for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree as it makes its way from the Kootenai National Forest in Montana to Washington, D.C. 

    Springfield, Mo. -- (11/15/2017) Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium have been selected to be a “whistle stop” for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree as it makes its way from the Kootenai National Forest in Montana to Washington, D.C. 

  • Man sentenced to 12 years for child pornography

    Man sentenced to 12 years for child pornography

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 7:45 PM EST2017-11-16 00:45:01 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. – (11/15/2017)  A Springfield man who collected hundreds of thousands of images of child pornography over the past decade was sentenced in federal court today. 

    Springfield, Mo. – (11/15/2017)  A Springfield man who collected hundreds of thousands of images of child pornography over the past decade was sentenced in federal court today. 

  • Pilot arrested after handgun found in carry-on

    Pilot arrested after handgun found in carry-on

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 7:36 PM EST2017-11-16 00:36:04 GMT

    Fox2now.com - (11/15/17) 51-year-old pilot was arrested Wednesday morning at St. Louis Lambert International Airport after a handgun was found in his carry-on bag. St. Louis Lambert International Airport says Terminal 2 Transportation Security Administration  officers took the pilot into custody for unlawful use of a weapon. 

    Fox2now.com - (11/15/17) 51-year-old pilot was arrested Wednesday morning at St. Louis Lambert International Airport after a handgun was found in his carry-on bag. St. Louis Lambert International Airport says Terminal 2 Transportation Security Administration  officers took the pilot into custody for unlawful use of a weapon. 

  • Missouri man pleads guilty to bank robbery

    Missouri man pleads guilty to bank robbery

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 7:00 PM EST2017-11-16 00:00:13 GMT
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    Springfield, Mo (11/15/17) --  Anthony Carlton Dunlap, 41, of Springfield, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of bank robbery and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to court documents, Dunlap entered Bank of America, 633 W. Kearney St., Springfield, at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2017. Dunlap handed a bank teller a note, which began with “Stay calm.” The teller did not read any..

    Springfield, Mo (11/15/17) --  Anthony Carlton Dunlap, 41, of Springfield, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of bank robbery and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to court documents, Dunlap entered Bank of America, 633 W. Kearney St., Springfield, at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2017. Dunlap handed a bank teller a note, which began with “Stay calm.” The teller did not read any..

  • Stolen vehicle recovered and suspect identified

    Stolen vehicle recovered and suspect identified

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 6:31 PM EST2017-11-15 23:31:48 GMT

    Branson , Mo. -- (11/15/17) Branson Police were notified of a stolen vehicle from a local business on November 13. A female employee who had completed her shift walked outside to discover her car was gone from the parking lot. 

    Branson , Mo. -- (11/15/17) Branson Police were notified of a stolen vehicle from a local business on November 13. A female employee who had completed her shift walked outside to discover her car was gone from the parking lot. 

  • 5-alarm fire in St. Louis

    5-alarm fire in St. Louis

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 6:18 PM EST2017-11-15 23:18:44 GMT

    Fox2now.com (11/15/17) -- Two firefighters and an employee were injured during a five-alarm warehouse fire in south St. Louis. It started around 10:30 a.m. in the basement of Park Warehouse Services located at 3937 Park Avenue, near St. Louis University Hospital. According to Garon Mosby, Public Information Officer for the St. Louis Fire Department, about 12-15 people were inside of the one-story building at the time. One employee was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation..

    Fox2now.com (11/15/17) -- Two firefighters and an employee were injured during a five-alarm warehouse fire in south St. Louis. It started around 10:30 a.m. in the basement of Park Warehouse Services located at 3937 Park Avenue, near St. Louis University Hospital. According to Garon Mosby, Public Information Officer for the St. Louis Fire Department, about 12-15 people were inside of the one-story building at the time. One employee was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation..

  • UberEats is now in Springfield

    UberEats is now in Springfield

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 4:54 PM EST2017-11-15 21:54:20 GMT

    Springfield, Mo (11/15/17) -- UberEATS launched in Springfield, offering food delivery 7 days a week with menus from the city’s favorite restaurants. The app launched in partnership with several restaurant locations, including Pasta Express, Druff’s Village Inn, Gem of India and more. “The UberEATS app allows users to order food delivery whenever they get a craving, with menus available from Springfield’s favorite restaurants,”..

    Springfield, Mo (11/15/17) -- UberEATS launched in Springfield, offering food delivery 7 days a week with menus from the city’s favorite restaurants. The app launched in partnership with several restaurant locations, including Pasta Express, Druff’s Village Inn, Gem of India and more. “The UberEATS app allows users to order food delivery whenever they get a craving, with menus available from Springfield’s favorite restaurants,”..

  • Missouri AG Announces Western Union fraud victims may seek compensation

    Missouri AG Announces Western Union fraud victims may seek compensation

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 4:35 PM EST2017-11-15 21:35:17 GMT
    Jefferson City, Mo. (11-15-17)-- Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that Missourians who were deceived into sending payments to scammers using Western Union’s wire transfer service may now apply for compensation from a $586 million fund administered by the Department of Justice’s Victim Asset Recovery Program. This fund is a result of a settlement between Missouri, 49 other states, the District of Columbia, and Western Union that was announced in January...
    Jefferson City, Mo. (11-15-17)-- Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that Missourians who were deceived into sending payments to scammers using Western Union’s wire transfer service may now apply for compensation from a $586 million fund administered by the Department of Justice’s Victim Asset Recovery Program. This fund is a result of a settlement between Missouri, 49 other states, the District of Columbia, and Western Union that was announced in January...
  • The Salvation Army in need of donations

    The Salvation Army in need of donations

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 4:09 PM EST2017-11-15 21:09:22 GMT

    Springfield, Mo (11/15/17) -- The Salvation Army in Springfield, MO is seeking donations to its Family Thrift Store located at 1737 S. Campbell Ave. Items specifically needed are gently used and new clothing and small household goods.  “Our Thrift Store operates solely on the donations provided by our community,” said Major Butch Frost. “The continued success of our store ensures we have an additional source of revenue that goes directly back..

    Springfield, Mo (11/15/17) -- The Salvation Army in Springfield, MO is seeking donations to its Family Thrift Store located at 1737 S. Campbell Ave. Items specifically needed are gently used and new clothing and small household goods.  “Our Thrift Store operates solely on the donations provided by our community,” said Major Butch Frost. “The continued success of our store ensures we have an additional source of revenue that goes directly back..

  • 'Risky Fitness'

    'Risky Fitness'

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 3:47 PM EST2017-11-15 20:47:37 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(11/15/17) Many people have heard of professional athletes using anabolic steroids for performance enhancement. But the most common users of these illegal drugs are the average weight lifter at the local gym. And while steroids can lead to massive gains in muscle, they also bring the risk of serious health consequences. We sit down with three steroid users who tell us why they decided to take the risk to attain the perfect body. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(11/15/17) Many people have heard of professional athletes using anabolic steroids for performance enhancement. But the most common users of these illegal drugs are the average weight lifter at the local gym. And while steroids can lead to massive gains in muscle, they also bring the risk of serious health consequences. We sit down with three steroid users who tell us why they decided to take the risk to attain the perfect body. 

  • California gunman's wife found dead

    California gunman's wife found dead

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 3:22 PM EST2017-11-15 20:22:31 GMT

    FoxNews.com - (11/15/17) The wife of the California gunman whose Tuesday rampage involved seven shooting locations -- including an elementary school -- also was killed during the seemingly random spree of terror, and police believe her death may have spurred the rest of the slaughter. Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said Wednesday authorities found the body of Kevin Neal’s wife in the floorboards inside their home.

    FoxNews.com - (11/15/17) The wife of the California gunman whose Tuesday rampage involved seven shooting locations -- including an elementary school -- also was killed during the seemingly random spree of terror, and police believe her death may have spurred the rest of the slaughter. Tehama County Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston said Wednesday authorities found the body of Kevin Neal’s wife in the floorboards inside their home.

  • City Manager resigning for new program designed for retiree volunteerism

    City Manager resigning for new program designed for retiree volunteerism

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 10:00 PM EST2017-11-15 03:00:23 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/14/17) -   The Springfield City Manager, Greg Burris, announced today that he is resigning. Burris will more than likely transition into the role of executive director of a newly announced Give 5 Program. It’s a one of a kind program here in Missouri and it’s about to make home here in Springfield. Making his announcement, today, Burris isn’t straying too far when it comes to working with the city.

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/14/17) -   The Springfield City Manager, Greg Burris, announced today that he is resigning. Burris will more than likely transition into the role of executive director of a newly announced Give 5 Program. It’s a one of a kind program here in Missouri and it’s about to make home here in Springfield. Making his announcement, today, Burris isn’t straying too far when it comes to working with the city.

  • Pierce City mourns recent deaths

    Pierce City mourns recent deaths

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 9:42 PM EST2017-11-15 02:42:22 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (11/14/2017) Tonight parents and students in Pierce City are mourning the tragic death of 10-year-old Kaydee Moerer who was found dead in her home just yesterday morning. The Lawrence County Sheriff's office responded to a well-being check at a rural Pierce City home on Monday morning only to find both Kaydee and her mother, 40-year-old Sara Spears, dead inside the home each with a single gun-shot wound. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (11/14/2017) Tonight parents and students in Pierce City are mourning the tragic death of 10-year-old Kaydee Moerer who was found dead in her home just yesterday morning. The Lawrence County Sheriff's office responded to a well-being check at a rural Pierce City home on Monday morning only to find both Kaydee and her mother, 40-year-old Sara Spears, dead inside the home each with a single gun-shot wound. 

  • Police investigate robbery at Subway near MSU

    Police investigate robbery at Subway near MSU

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 8:31 PM EST2017-11-15 01:31:12 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (11/14/2017) Tuesday afternoon, a robbery occurred at the Subway located at the corner of Kimbrough Avenue and Harrison Street, near Missouri State University's campus. The Springfield Police Department reports that the suspect indicated he was armed, although no weapon was observed. The suspect, yet to be identified, fled the scene into the nearby residential area west of Holland Avenue.

    Springfield, Mo. -- (11/14/2017) Tuesday afternoon, a robbery occurred at the Subway located at the corner of Kimbrough Avenue and Harrison Street, near Missouri State University's campus. The Springfield Police Department reports that the suspect indicated he was armed, although no weapon was observed. The suspect, yet to be identified, fled the scene into the nearby residential area west of Holland Avenue.

  • Lawsuit alleges St. Louis jail 'inhumane'

    Lawsuit alleges St. Louis jail 'inhumane'

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 8:10 PM EST2017-11-15 01:10:17 GMT

    Foxnews.com -- (11/14/2017) A St. Louis jail with only one working toilet for 70 inmates and infestations of snakes, squirrels and birds is creating “hellish and inhumane conditions” for those held there, according to a lawsuit filed against the city. 

    Foxnews.com -- (11/14/2017) A St. Louis jail with only one working toilet for 70 inmates and infestations of snakes, squirrels and birds is creating “hellish and inhumane conditions” for those held there, according to a lawsuit filed against the city. 

  • Several dead in shooting near California school

    Several dead in shooting near California school

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 7:37 PM EST2017-11-15 00:37:25 GMT

    FoxNews.com - (11/14/17)  A gunman driving stolen vehicles and choosing his targets at random opened fire "without provocation" in a tiny rural Northern California town Tuesday, killing four people and wounding at least 10 others, including a student at an elementary school, before police shot him dead, authorities said. 

    FoxNews.com - (11/14/17)  A gunman driving stolen vehicles and choosing his targets at random opened fire "without provocation" in a tiny rural Northern California town Tuesday, killing four people and wounding at least 10 others, including a student at an elementary school, before police shot him dead, authorities said. 

  • Vehicle caught fire after wreck during police chase

    Vehicle caught fire after wreck during police chase

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 5:11 PM EST2017-11-14 22:11:37 GMT

    Taney Co. -- (11/14/17) At 11:23 pm on November 13, Truck 20 and Engine 1 responded for a reported vehicle fire. On arrival, Companies found a fully involved vehicle burning near the woodline, surrounded by multiple law enforcement vehicles. 

    Taney Co. -- (11/14/17) At 11:23 pm on November 13, Truck 20 and Engine 1 responded for a reported vehicle fire. On arrival, Companies found a fully involved vehicle burning near the woodline, surrounded by multiple law enforcement vehicles. 

  • Suspect wanted for Rolla motel robbery arrested

    Suspect wanted for Rolla motel robbery arrested

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 5:06 PM EST2017-11-14 22:06:49 GMT

    Rolla, Mo. -- (11/13/17) Officers from the Rolla Police Department responded to the Quality Inn motel at 1507 Martin Springs Drive, Rolla, Missouri for an armed robbery. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a black male entered the motel, brandished a handgun and demanded money. 

    Rolla, Mo. -- (11/13/17) Officers from the Rolla Police Department responded to the Quality Inn motel at 1507 Martin Springs Drive, Rolla, Missouri for an armed robbery. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a black male entered the motel, brandished a handgun and demanded money. 

  • Nixa dedicates largest solar farm in Missouri

    Nixa dedicates largest solar farm in Missouri

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 4:23 PM EST2017-11-14 21:23:23 GMT

    (Nixa, Mo.--11/14/17) The City of Nixa is taking a huge step forward in reducing it's carbon footprint with a new solar farm. 

    (Nixa, Mo.--11/14/17) The City of Nixa is taking a huge step forward in reducing it's carbon footprint with a new solar farm. 

  • Crime Stoppers fugitive of the week

    Crime Stoppers fugitive of the week

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 4:16 PM EST2017-11-14 21:16:36 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (11/14/17) The Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the week is Kyle Hughes. Hughes is wanted for a Parole Violation with an original offense of 2nd Degree Statutory Rape. He is a white male, 6’0, 170 lbs, with numerous tattoos. 

    Springfield, Mo. -- (11/14/17) The Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the week is Kyle Hughes. Hughes is wanted for a Parole Violation with an original offense of 2nd Degree Statutory Rape. He is a white male, 6’0, 170 lbs, with numerous tattoos. 

  • Autopsy completed in Pierce City deaths

    Autopsy completed in Pierce City deaths

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 1:51 PM EST2017-11-14 18:51:55 GMT

    Lawrence County, Mo. - (11/14/17) Lawrence County investigators have ruled the death of two people in Pierce City a murder/suicide. An autopsy was completed on Kaydee Moerer, 10, and her mother Sara Spears, 40. The cause of death for Kaydee was a single gunshot to the back of the head. The cause of death for Sara was a single gunshot to her forehead.

    Lawrence County, Mo. - (11/14/17) Lawrence County investigators have ruled the death of two people in Pierce City a murder/suicide. An autopsy was completed on Kaydee Moerer, 10, and her mother Sara Spears, 40. The cause of death for Kaydee was a single gunshot to the back of the head. The cause of death for Sara was a single gunshot to her forehead.

  • Fox 5 Exclusive: First look at a rare tiger at Wild Animal Safari before it's gone

    Fox 5 Exclusive: First look at a rare tiger at Wild Animal Safari before it's gone

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 10:35 AM EST2017-11-14 15:35:33 GMT

    STRAFFORD, MO (11/13/17) - Meet the newest he white tiger! This 2-week-old and her siblings call Wild Animal Safari home. “It’s less than 10 percent of the cats. And most of them, I believe right now, are in captivity and raised that way," says the president of Wild Animal Safari Jim Meikle. With only about 200 white tigers left in the world, Meikle says we are lucky to have one here in Missouri, but he wasn’t too surprised to have a white tiger.

    STRAFFORD, MO (11/13/17) - Meet the newest he white tiger! This 2-week-old and her siblings call Wild Animal Safari home. “It’s less than 10 percent of the cats. And most of them, I believe right now, are in captivity and raised that way," says the president of Wild Animal Safari Jim Meikle. With only about 200 white tigers left in the world, Meikle says we are lucky to have one here in Missouri, but he wasn’t too surprised to have a white tiger.

  • Toddler is lone survivor in Detroit-area crash

    Toddler is lone survivor in Detroit-area crash

    Monday, November 13 2017 9:01 PM EST2017-11-14 02:01:01 GMT

    Foxnews.com -- (11/13/2017) A 2-year-old child who was buckled into a car safety seat was the only survivor of a freeway crash in suburban Detroit early Monday that killed four other people, police said.

    Foxnews.com -- (11/13/2017) A 2-year-old child who was buckled into a car safety seat was the only survivor of a freeway crash in suburban Detroit early Monday that killed four other people, police said.

  • Roy Moore fights new sexual assault accusation

    Roy Moore fights new sexual assault accusation

    Monday, November 13 2017 8:18 PM EST2017-11-14 01:18:08 GMT

    Foxnews.com -- (11/13/2017) Another woman in Alabama stepped forward Monday claiming that U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore groped her and attempted to push her head toward his “crotch” when she was 16, delivering a statement to the media moments after the Republican called the accusations against him a “witch hunt.”  

    Foxnews.com -- (11/13/2017) Another woman in Alabama stepped forward Monday claiming that U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore groped her and attempted to push her head toward his “crotch” when she was 16, delivering a statement to the media moments after the Republican called the accusations against him a “witch hunt.”  

  • Two found dead near Pierce City

    Two found dead near Pierce City

    Monday, November 13 2017 8:10 PM EST2017-11-14 01:10:14 GMT

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Mo.--(11/13/17) The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office has identified the second subject found deceased in the incident that occurred in rural Pierce City. Kaydee Moerer, age 10 of Pierce City, was found deceased with what appeared to be a gun shot wound at her residence this morning.  Kaydee is the biological daughter of Sara Spears who was also found deceased at the residence with an apparent gun shot wound. The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office is investig...

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Mo.--(11/13/17) The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office has identified the second subject found deceased in the incident that occurred in rural Pierce City. Kaydee Moerer, age 10 of Pierce City, was found deceased with what appeared to be a gun shot wound at her residence this morning.  Kaydee is the biological daughter of Sara Spears who was also found deceased at the residence with an apparent gun shot wound. The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office is investig...

  • Law enforcement working to tackle opioid crisis

    Law enforcement working to tackle opioid crisis

    Monday, November 13 2017 6:45 PM EST2017-11-13 23:45:56 GMT

    (Springfield, Mo.--11/13/2017) With opioid abuse on the rise local law enforcement officials are trying to steer communities clear of danger. 

    (Springfield, Mo.--11/13/2017) With opioid abuse on the rise local law enforcement officials are trying to steer communities clear of danger. 

  • Armed robbery reported in Rolla

    Armed robbery reported in Rolla

    Monday, November 13 2017 5:05 PM EST2017-11-13 22:05:54 GMT

    Rolla, Mo - (11/13/17) On 11/13/2017 at approximately 3:52 a.m. officers from the Rolla Police Department responded to the Quality Inn motel at 1507 Martin Springs Drive, Rolla, Missouri for an armed robbery. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a black male entered the motel, brandished ahandgun and demanded money. At the time of the robbery, there was no cash inside the register. The suspect is described as a black male, 5’10”..

    Rolla, Mo - (11/13/17) On 11/13/2017 at approximately 3:52 a.m. officers from the Rolla Police Department responded to the Quality Inn motel at 1507 Martin Springs Drive, Rolla, Missouri for an armed robbery. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a black male entered the motel, brandished ahandgun and demanded money. At the time of the robbery, there was no cash inside the register. The suspect is described as a black male, 5’10”..

  • Child abuse arrest

    Child abuse arrest

    Monday, November 13 2017 4:04 PM EST2017-11-13 21:04:56 GMT

    Joplin, MO -- (11/13/17) On November 10, 2017 at 2:41pm the Joplin Police Department received a call to Freeman Hospital, 1102 West 32nd, for a 3-year- old boy brought in with serious injuries. Shortly thereafter, the child was transported to Children's Mercy in Kansas City. Joplin police officers and detectives responded to Freeman and began their investigation. 

    Joplin, MO -- (11/13/17) On November 10, 2017 at 2:41pm the Joplin Police Department received a call to Freeman Hospital, 1102 West 32nd, for a 3-year- old boy brought in with serious injuries. Shortly thereafter, the child was transported to Children's Mercy in Kansas City. Joplin police officers and detectives responded to Freeman and began their investigation. 

  • OTC receives $1.3 million to help veterans get back to the classrooms

    OTC receives $1.3 million to help veterans get back to the classrooms

    Friday, November 10 2017 10:00 PM EST2017-11-11 03:00:25 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/10/17) - Helping those that have helped us. OTC has received a seven figure grant to help veterans pursue their higher education. The U.S. Department of Education is establishing the Veterans Upward Bound program with a $1.3 million grant that will offer access for more veterans interested in continuing their education. "The process is complicated, enrolling in college is complicated, requesting financial aid is complicated."

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/10/17) - Helping those that have helped us. OTC has received a seven figure grant to help veterans pursue their higher education. The U.S. Department of Education is establishing the Veterans Upward Bound program with a $1.3 million grant that will offer access for more veterans interested in continuing their education. "The process is complicated, enrolling in college is complicated, requesting financial aid is complicated."

  • Police investigating the death of Mountain Home woman

    Police investigating the death of Mountain Home woman

    Friday, November 10 2017 8:11 PM EST2017-11-11 01:11:17 GMT

    The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the unattended death of a rural Mountain Home woman, 49 year old Tamara Sue Sexton, that occurred Thursday, November 9th.     

    The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the unattended death of a rural Mountain Home woman, 49 year old Tamara Sue Sexton, that occurred Thursday, November 9th.     

  • Nixa High School honors veterans and their service

    Nixa High School honors veterans and their service

    Friday, November 10 2017 8:09 PM EST2017-11-11 01:09:06 GMT

    (NIXA, Mo.--11/10/17) In honor of Veterans Day tomorrow, one local high school held a touching ceremony to honor all of those who served our nation in the armed forces. 

    (NIXA, Mo.--11/10/17) In honor of Veterans Day tomorrow, one local high school held a touching ceremony to honor all of those who served our nation in the armed forces. 

  • Probable cause released after Lake Ozark shooting

    Probable cause released after Lake Ozark shooting

    Friday, November 10 2017 8:08 PM EST2017-11-11 01:08:39 GMT

    Lake Ozark, Mo. -- (11/9/2017) After nearly a day of investigating, Miller County officials report having probable cause to believe that Gary Sweet, the accused Lake Ozark shooter, has committed a felony offense. Just after midnight on Wednesday, witnesses reported hearing gunshots near Riverview RV Park in Lake Ozark. Responding officers met with two victims who claim gunshots were fired into their RV.

    Lake Ozark, Mo. -- (11/9/2017) After nearly a day of investigating, Miller County officials report having probable cause to believe that Gary Sweet, the accused Lake Ozark shooter, has committed a felony offense. Just after midnight on Wednesday, witnesses reported hearing gunshots near Riverview RV Park in Lake Ozark. Responding officers met with two victims who claim gunshots were fired into their RV.

  • Survival on the front lines -- WWII

    Survival on the front lines -- WWII

    Friday, November 10 2017 1:39 AM EST2017-11-10 06:39:40 GMT

    Osage Beach, MO -- (11/09/17) Nearly 500,000 Missourians served in the military during WWII. And one of them is 93-year-old Brumley-native Bill Gilliam, who served as a U.S. Tank Gunner in the largest battle ever fought by the United States Army – The Battle of the Bulge. Bill begins his story in December 1944. “Them guys like me, 18- or 19-years-old, didn't think anything could hurt 'em." he says. 

    Osage Beach, MO -- (11/09/17) Nearly 500,000 Missourians served in the military during WWII. And one of them is 93-year-old Brumley-native Bill Gilliam, who served as a U.S. Tank Gunner in the largest battle ever fought by the United States Army – The Battle of the Bulge. Bill begins his story in December 1944. “Them guys like me, 18- or 19-years-old, didn't think anything could hurt 'em." he says. 

  • Local organizations benefit from food donation program

    Local organizations benefit from food donation program

    Thursday, November 9 2017 10:29 PM EST2017-11-10 03:29:41 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (11/09/2017) As a transitional living home for teen boys in the foster care system, Footsteps is constantly searching for ways to help their residents grow, and with the help of Ozarks Food Harvest Retail Pick-Up Program, Footsteps is able to offer their residents nutritious and healthy food options that are given free of charge to the organization. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (11/09/2017) As a transitional living home for teen boys in the foster care system, Footsteps is constantly searching for ways to help their residents grow, and with the help of Ozarks Food Harvest Retail Pick-Up Program, Footsteps is able to offer their residents nutritious and healthy food options that are given free of charge to the organization. 

  • Smart phones could play a role in teen depression

    Smart phones could play a role in teen depression

    Thursday, November 9 2017 10:00 PM EST2017-11-10 03:00:24 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/09/17) -We’ve all seen it. And Greene County has a problem with it. Cyber bullying has a shocking number of teens posting mean things on social media, causing a high amount of teen depression. “We have seen a lot of bullying, we have seen youth trying to compare themselves to others," says NAMI spokesperson Stephanie Appleby. "And I think it’s because the exposure is a lot more than what it used to be.”

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/09/17) -We’ve all seen it. And Greene County has a problem with it. Cyber bullying has a shocking number of teens posting mean things on social media, causing a high amount of teen depression. “We have seen a lot of bullying, we have seen youth trying to compare themselves to others," says NAMI spokesperson Stephanie Appleby. "And I think it’s because the exposure is a lot more than what it used to be.”

  • Armed robbery in Rolla under investigation

    Armed robbery in Rolla under investigation

    Thursday, November 9 2017 9:23 PM EST2017-11-10 02:23:33 GMT

    Rolla, Mo. -- (11/9/2017) Rolla Police Department is currently investigating an armed robbery that took place Wednesday evening at Little Caesar's Pizza. A white male entered the restaurant, displayed a handgun that was tucked inside his waistband and announced a robbery. The suspect robbed the store of an undetermined amount of cash and fled on foot in an unknown direction of travel.

    Rolla, Mo. -- (11/9/2017) Rolla Police Department is currently investigating an armed robbery that took place Wednesday evening at Little Caesar's Pizza. A white male entered the restaurant, displayed a handgun that was tucked inside his waistband and announced a robbery. The suspect robbed the store of an undetermined amount of cash and fled on foot in an unknown direction of travel.

  • Texas church returned to the people

    Texas church returned to the people

    Thursday, November 9 2017 9:08 PM EST2017-11-10 02:08:24 GMT

    Foxnews.com -- (11/9/2017) After four days of investigation, authorities have given the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs back to the people. 

    Foxnews.com -- (11/9/2017) After four days of investigation, authorities have given the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs back to the people. 

  • Student-filled bus involved in minor accident

    Student-filled bus involved in minor accident

    Thursday, November 9 2017 7:21 PM EST2017-11-10 00:21:28 GMT

    Springfield, Mo -- (11/9/17) A bus carrying Hickory Hills students was involved in an accident while traveling eastbound on Division near Hickory Hills School.  The accident occurred as the bus crashed into a 2002 Toyota Camry at 7:30 a.m. when the Camry pulled into the path of the bus, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. 

    Springfield, Mo -- (11/9/17) A bus carrying Hickory Hills students was involved in an accident while traveling eastbound on Division near Hickory Hills School.  The accident occurred as the bus crashed into a 2002 Toyota Camry at 7:30 a.m. when the Camry pulled into the path of the bus, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. 

  • Springfield woman allegedly stabs sleeping roommate

    Springfield woman allegedly stabs sleeping roommate

    Thursday, November 9 2017 6:51 PM EST2017-11-09 23:51:51 GMT
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    A Springfield woman is behind bars after allegedly stabbing her sleeping roommate with a knife. Emily Saxton Aloiau, 33, has been charged with first-degree assault after police said she sneaked into her roommate’s room and stabbed her in the leg, according to a probable cause statement. Police were dispatched to the home in the 2200 block of North Travis Avenue on Nov 3 for the reported assault...

    A Springfield woman is behind bars after allegedly stabbing her sleeping roommate with a knife. Emily Saxton Aloiau, 33, has been charged with first-degree assault after police said she sneaked into her roommate’s room and stabbed her in the leg, according to a probable cause statement. Police were dispatched to the home in the 2200 block of North Travis Avenue on Nov 3 for the reported assault...

  • New York City school shut down after toddler dies

    New York City school shut down after toddler dies

    Thursday, November 9 2017 6:06 PM EST2017-11-09 23:06:34 GMT

    Foxnews.com (11/9/17) -- A school in New York City on Wednesday shut down after a 3-year-old boy, severely allergic to dairy, died after eating a grilled cheese sandwich, reports said. Elijah Silvera died on Nov. 3 after he went into anaphylactic shock from eating a grilled cheese at the Seventh Avenue Center for Family Services in Harlem, The Daily News reported. He was rushed to the Harlem Hospital pediatric emergency room, where he died...

    Foxnews.com (11/9/17) -- A school in New York City on Wednesday shut down after a 3-year-old boy, severely allergic to dairy, died after eating a grilled cheese sandwich, reports said. Elijah Silvera died on Nov. 3 after he went into anaphylactic shock from eating a grilled cheese at the Seventh Avenue Center for Family Services in Harlem, The Daily News reported. He was rushed to the Harlem Hospital pediatric emergency room, where he died...

  • Drug bust leads to 3 arrested

    Drug bust leads to 3 arrested

    Thursday, November 9 2017 6:02 PM EST2017-11-09 23:02:15 GMT

    Ozark, Mo. -- (11/9/17) On November 8th, 2017, at approximately 7:13pm, the Ozark Police Department responded to a call for service at Burger King (1699 W. Jackson Street) for reported drug activity. 

    Ozark, Mo. -- (11/9/17) On November 8th, 2017, at approximately 7:13pm, the Ozark Police Department responded to a call for service at Burger King (1699 W. Jackson Street) for reported drug activity. 

  • Toby is November's Fur Kids pet of the month

    Toby is November's Fur Kids pet of the month

    Thursday, November 9 2017 5:52 PM EST2017-11-09 22:52:53 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/09/17) - Fur kids is back with an all new lovable K-9 ready to meet his forever home. Karima Gilbert with the Humane Society is introducing us to Toby. "He is 10-months-old. He is a lab terrier mix," says Gilbert. "He is very playful and very sweet." With a lot of energy, Gilbert says with love and training he would be an amazing dog. He is curious about other dogs but hasn't shown any aggression. 

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/09/17) - Fur kids is back with an all new lovable K-9 ready to meet his forever home. Karima Gilbert with the Humane Society is introducing us to Toby. "He is 10-months-old. He is a lab terrier mix," says Gilbert. "He is very playful and very sweet." With a lot of energy, Gilbert says with love and training he would be an amazing dog. He is curious about other dogs but hasn't shown any aggression. 

  • Missouri Attorney General announces rape kit backlog investigation

    Missouri Attorney General announces rape kit backlog investigation

    Thursday, November 9 2017 4:10 PM EST2017-11-09 21:10:11 GMT

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- (11/9/17) Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced his office will conduct a thorough audit of the reported backlog of unprocessed rape kits across the state. “Rape kits provide a powerful tool for identifying and prosecuting potential sex criminals. But both in Missouri and across the country, thousands of rape kits go untested, hamstringing law enforcement efforts to prosecute offenders,” Hawley said...

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- (11/9/17) Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced his office will conduct a thorough audit of the reported backlog of unprocessed rape kits across the state. “Rape kits provide a powerful tool for identifying and prosecuting potential sex criminals. But both in Missouri and across the country, thousands of rape kits go untested, hamstringing law enforcement efforts to prosecute offenders,” Hawley said...

  • Lake Ozark shooting suspect in custody

    Lake Ozark shooting suspect in custody

    Thursday, November 9 2017 8:03 AM EST2017-11-09 13:03:41 GMT

    LAKE OZARK, Mo. -- (11/08/2017) The Lake Ozark Police Department responded to a call at the Riverview RV Park in Lake Ozark during the early hours of Wednesday after receiving reports of a shooting. Details surrounding the case are few, however, authorities have been on the scene all day investigating. The Lake Ozark Police Department currently has a person of interest in custody. 

    LAKE OZARK, Mo. -- (11/08/2017) The Lake Ozark Police Department responded to a call at the Riverview RV Park in Lake Ozark during the early hours of Wednesday after receiving reports of a shooting. Details surrounding the case are few, however, authorities have been on the scene all day investigating. The Lake Ozark Police Department currently has a person of interest in custody. 

  • Saving lives by one stop stick at a time

    Saving lives by one stop stick at a time

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 10:00 PM EST2017-11-09 03:00:25 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/08/17) - We’ve seen them more and more. Over the years, thousands of people each year are killed in high speed police chases. “I have seen a lot of car theft increases, burglaries, and a lot of people with warrants that don’t want to go to jail so they will try to run from us hoping that we won’t pursue them or chase them," says Greene County corporal James Craigmyle. To stop high pursuit chases officers will throw out stop sticks.

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/08/17) - We’ve seen them more and more. Over the years, thousands of people each year are killed in high speed police chases. “I have seen a lot of car theft increases, burglaries, and a lot of people with warrants that don’t want to go to jail so they will try to run from us hoping that we won’t pursue them or chase them," says Greene County corporal James Craigmyle. To stop high pursuit chases officers will throw out stop sticks.

  • Fall brings increase in deer vehicle crashes

    Fall brings increase in deer vehicle crashes

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 8:29 PM EST2017-11-09 01:29:16 GMT

    (SPRINGFIELD, Mo. 11/08/17) Missouri Department of Transportation are warning drivers to be on the lookout for deer as November is the peak month for deer-vehicle crashes. 

    (SPRINGFIELD, Mo. 11/08/17) Missouri Department of Transportation are warning drivers to be on the lookout for deer as November is the peak month for deer-vehicle crashes. 

  • Man arrested for throwing explosive at police

    Man arrested for throwing explosive at police

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 7:40 PM EST2017-11-09 00:40:58 GMT

    Fox2now.com. – (11/8/17) Officers in the North County Police Cooperative arrested a man for allegedly throwing an explosive device at a police car Tuesday night at the corner of Page and Stephen Jones in Wellston. 

    Fox2now.com. – (11/8/17) Officers in the North County Police Cooperative arrested a man for allegedly throwing an explosive device at a police car Tuesday night at the corner of Page and Stephen Jones in Wellston. 

  • Lake Ozark Police investigating a reported shooting

    Lake Ozark Police investigating a reported shooting

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 7:06 PM EST2017-11-09 00:06:03 GMT

    Lake Ozark, Mo. -- (11/8/17) On November 8, 2017 Lake Ozark Police Officers were dispatched to a camp ground Wood River Road in Lake Ozark in response to a 911 call pertaining to a reported shooting. 

    Lake Ozark, Mo. -- (11/8/17) On November 8, 2017 Lake Ozark Police Officers were dispatched to a camp ground Wood River Road in Lake Ozark in response to a 911 call pertaining to a reported shooting. 

  • Zoo plans celebration of life for hippo

    Zoo plans celebration of life for hippo

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 6:53 PM EST2017-11-08 23:53:46 GMT

    Springfield, Mo.--(11/8/17)  Dickerson Park Zoo will honor its most beloved and popular animal, Henry the Hippo, on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m., with a Celebrate Henry ceremony at the zoo. Henry was born August 8, 1981, and was humanely euthanized on October 31, 2017, after struggling with health issues for several months. Henry resided at Dickerson Park Zoo for more than 30 years, arriving when he was only 7 months old. In June 2016, Henry relocated to the Cincinnati Zoo..

    Springfield, Mo.--(11/8/17)  Dickerson Park Zoo will honor its most beloved and popular animal, Henry the Hippo, on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m., with a Celebrate Henry ceremony at the zoo. Henry was born August 8, 1981, and was humanely euthanized on October 31, 2017, after struggling with health issues for several months. Henry resided at Dickerson Park Zoo for more than 30 years, arriving when he was only 7 months old. In June 2016, Henry relocated to the Cincinnati Zoo..

  • Making a Soldier

    Making a Soldier

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 3:18 PM EST2017-11-08 20:18:42 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(11/8/17) We follow a group of over 200 recruits in basic training at Fort Leonard Wood to find out what it takes to make a soldier. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(11/8/17) We follow a group of over 200 recruits in basic training at Fort Leonard Wood to find out what it takes to make a soldier. 

  • BBB issues alert for timeshare scam

    BBB issues alert for timeshare scam

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 12:47 PM EST2017-11-08 17:47:54 GMT

    (SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--11/07/17)If you’ve received a call from a Springfield company wanting to buy your timeshare take heed. The Better Business Bureau is investigating a possible scam in the area. 

    (SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--11/07/17)If you’ve received a call from a Springfield company wanting to buy your timeshare take heed. The Better Business Bureau is investigating a possible scam in the area. 

  • The Kitchen Inc. sees donation shortage

    The Kitchen Inc. sees donation shortage

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 10:12 PM EST2017-11-08 03:12:28 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (11/07/2017) The Kitchen is currently in a season of both celebration and concern. Since the Kitchen Inc. began its Capital Campaign in 2015, they have been able to raise $3.4 million from community donations for a new shelter that is set to be completed next year. However, due to the focus that has been put on meeting the goal for the new shelter, The Kitchen has seen a reduction in donations to their everyday funds.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (11/07/2017) The Kitchen is currently in a season of both celebration and concern. Since the Kitchen Inc. began its Capital Campaign in 2015, they have been able to raise $3.4 million from community donations for a new shelter that is set to be completed next year. However, due to the focus that has been put on meeting the goal for the new shelter, The Kitchen has seen a reduction in donations to their everyday funds.

  • Man finds kidney donor for wife

    Man finds kidney donor for wife

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 9:32 PM EST2017-11-08 02:32:32 GMT

    Foxnews.com -- (11/7/17) Last month, Wayne Winters’ dedication to finding his wife a kidney donor went viral. The 74-year-old would walk miles every day near his Utah home, wearing a sandwich board that read, “Need kidney 4 wife.” 

    Foxnews.com -- (11/7/17) Last month, Wayne Winters’ dedication to finding his wife a kidney donor went viral. The 74-year-old would walk miles every day near his Utah home, wearing a sandwich board that read, “Need kidney 4 wife.” 

  • Former Springfield YMCA employee pleads guilty to child porn

    Former Springfield YMCA employee pleads guilty to child porn

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 8:31 PM EST2017-11-08 01:31:15 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo (11/7/17) --  A former Springfield YMCA employee pleaded guilty in federal court today to receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet. Benjamin Goodwin, 28, of Springfield, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge James C. England to the charge contained in an Aug. 15, 2017, federal indictment. Goodwin has been in federal custody since his arrest and remains in federal custody pending his sentencing hearing...

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo (11/7/17) --  A former Springfield YMCA employee pleaded guilty in federal court today to receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet. Benjamin Goodwin, 28, of Springfield, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge James C. England to the charge contained in an Aug. 15, 2017, federal indictment. Goodwin has been in federal custody since his arrest and remains in federal custody pending his sentencing hearing...

  • Two arrested in Camden County burglary

    Two arrested in Camden County burglary

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 8:11 PM EST2017-11-08 01:11:14 GMT

    Camden CO. -- (11/7/17) On 11/4/2017, Camden Deputy responded to a disturbance at a residence on Lake Park in Camden County. An owner of a vehicle discovered that a subject, Austin Tabor, age 20 of Richland, had unlawfully entered the home owner’s vehicle and was stealing property found within. 

    Camden CO. -- (11/7/17) On 11/4/2017, Camden Deputy responded to a disturbance at a residence on Lake Park in Camden County. An owner of a vehicle discovered that a subject, Austin Tabor, age 20 of Richland, had unlawfully entered the home owner’s vehicle and was stealing property found within. 

  • Nutella fans upset after recipe change

    Nutella fans upset after recipe change

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 7:29 PM EST2017-11-08 00:29:27 GMT

    Foxnews.com -- (11/7/17) Nutella underwent a secret recipe change, and now fans are going nuts. The change was first noticed by German consumer group, Hamburg Consumer Protection Centre, who revealed that Nutella now contains 8.7 percent powdered skimmed milk – up from 7.5 percent before – and has increased its sugar content from 55.9 percent to 56.3 percent. 

    Foxnews.com -- (11/7/17) Nutella underwent a secret recipe change, and now fans are going nuts. The change was first noticed by German consumer group, Hamburg Consumer Protection Centre, who revealed that Nutella now contains 8.7 percent powdered skimmed milk – up from 7.5 percent before – and has increased its sugar content from 55.9 percent to 56.3 percent. 

  • Former MLB pitcher killed in plane crash

    Former MLB pitcher killed in plane crash

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 4:42 PM EST2017-11-07 21:42:58 GMT

    Foxnews.com -- (11/7/17) Halladay pitched for 16 years in the major leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies before retiring following the 2013 season. He won the Cy Young Award twice, once in 2003 with the Blue Jays and again in 2010 with the Phillies. 

    Foxnews.com -- (11/7/17) Halladay pitched for 16 years in the major leagues with the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies before retiring following the 2013 season. He won the Cy Young Award twice, once in 2003 with the Blue Jays and again in 2010 with the Phillies. 

  • Fugitive of the week

    Fugitive of the week

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 3:19 PM EST2017-11-07 20:19:34 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (11/7/17) Nicholas Chambers is the Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week. He has two active Greene County felony warrants for Possession of a Controlled Substance and an active Christian County felony warrant for Dangerous Drugs. 

    Springfield, Mo. -- (11/7/17) Nicholas Chambers is the Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week. He has two active Greene County felony warrants for Possession of a Controlled Substance and an active Christian County felony warrant for Dangerous Drugs. 

  • Local churches evaluate security after Texas church shooting

    Local churches evaluate security after Texas church shooting

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 11:19 AM EST2017-11-07 16:19:50 GMT

    (SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--11/06/17) On the heels of the deadly shooting at a Texas church Sunday morning, local congregations are wondering how best to keep their members safe. 

    (SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--11/06/17) On the heels of the deadly shooting at a Texas church Sunday morning, local congregations are wondering how best to keep their members safe. 

  • Drury unveils Master Plan for future development

    Drury unveils Master Plan for future development

    Monday, November 6 2017 10:26 PM EST2017-11-07 03:26:19 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (11/06/2017) After months of hard work and deliberation, Drury University has finally unveiled the details of their Grand Master Plan which will physically re-design and re-shape the university for decades to come. The 144 year old university is looking ahead to the future as their Grand Master Plan, which will be completed over the next 30 years, strives to build on Drury's recent growth, academic programming and alumni engagement. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (11/06/2017) After months of hard work and deliberation, Drury University has finally unveiled the details of their Grand Master Plan which will physically re-design and re-shape the university for decades to come. The 144 year old university is looking ahead to the future as their Grand Master Plan, which will be completed over the next 30 years, strives to build on Drury's recent growth, academic programming and alumni engagement. 

  • Jury unable to reach decision on sentencing Craig Wood

    Jury unable to reach decision on sentencing Craig Wood

    Monday, November 6 2017 10:00 PM EST2017-11-07 03:00:22 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/06/17) - After a little over 4 hours of deliberation the jury could not come up with a unanimous decision on the fate of Craig Wood. Now, a motion has been filed to begin a new trial starting January 11th. If that doesn’t pass, the judge will decide what happens to Wood on that day. This has been an emotional roller coaster for Hailey’s family and friends as we come to the anniversary of her death almost four years ago. 

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/06/17) - After a little over 4 hours of deliberation the jury could not come up with a unanimous decision on the fate of Craig Wood. Now, a motion has been filed to begin a new trial starting January 11th. If that doesn’t pass, the judge will decide what happens to Wood on that day. This has been an emotional roller coaster for Hailey’s family and friends as we come to the anniversary of her death almost four years ago. 

  • Man robbed woman at gunpoint in North Springfield

    Man robbed woman at gunpoint in North Springfield

    Monday, November 6 2017 7:03 PM EST2017-11-07 00:03:36 GMT

    Springfield, Mo - - (11/6/17) Police are searching for a man who robbed a woman at her home at gunpoint in North Springfield. The incident happened in the 1400 block of North Brown at 4:08 a.m. Monday. Officers contacted the victim who had returned home after giving a friend a ride. Upon entering her residence, the victim said a male followed her inside. The male was inside a room for about 10 minutes and then exited with a gun displayed...

    Springfield, Mo - - (11/6/17) Police are searching for a man who robbed a woman at her home at gunpoint in North Springfield. The incident happened in the 1400 block of North Brown at 4:08 a.m. Monday. Officers contacted the victim who had returned home after giving a friend a ride. Upon entering her residence, the victim said a male followed her inside. The male was inside a room for about 10 minutes and then exited with a gun displayed...

  • Connection made between church shooter and church

    Connection made between church shooter and church

    Monday, November 6 2017 1:14 PM EST2017-11-06 18:14:33 GMT

    FoxNews.com - (11/6/17)  The Texas gunman who stormed into First Baptist Church on Sunday -- killing 26 people, including an 18-month-old -- had previously threatened his mother-in-law, who frequented the church but was not in the pews on Sunday, officials said. Texas Department of Public Safety Regional Director Freeman Martin said "there was a domestic situation" within gunman Devin Patrick Kelley's family, and he threatened his mother-in-law in text messages.

    FoxNews.com - (11/6/17)  The Texas gunman who stormed into First Baptist Church on Sunday -- killing 26 people, including an 18-month-old -- had previously threatened his mother-in-law, who frequented the church but was not in the pews on Sunday, officials said. Texas Department of Public Safety Regional Director Freeman Martin said "there was a domestic situation" within gunman Devin Patrick Kelley's family, and he threatened his mother-in-law in text messages.

  • Premature Birth Rates Rising in the Show Me State

    Premature Birth Rates Rising in the Show Me State

    Monday, November 6 2017 11:08 AM EST2017-11-06 16:08:34 GMT

    (Springfield, Mo.--11/03/17) The rate of premature births in the United States has increased  according to a study by the March of Dimes. 

    (Springfield, Mo.--11/03/17) The rate of premature births in the United States has increased  according to a study by the March of Dimes. 

  • Texas shooting victims include pastor's daughter, young children

    Texas shooting victims include pastor's daughter, young children

    Monday, November 6 2017 11:02 AM EST2017-11-06 16:02:23 GMT

    FoxNews.com - (11/6/17)  At least 26 churchgoers were killed when a gunman opened fire inside First Baptist Church in Texas during Sunday’s service. The victims range in age from 5 to 72, according to authorities. Wilson County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr. said once the shooting began inside the Sutherland Springs, Texas, church, there was likely “no way” for congregants to escape.

    FoxNews.com - (11/6/17)  At least 26 churchgoers were killed when a gunman opened fire inside First Baptist Church in Texas during Sunday’s service. The victims range in age from 5 to 72, according to authorities. Wilson County Sheriff Joe D. Tackitt Jr. said once the shooting began inside the Sutherland Springs, Texas, church, there was likely “no way” for congregants to escape.

  • Texas church shooter was court-martialed for assaulting wife, child

    Texas church shooter was court-martialed for assaulting wife, child

    Monday, November 6 2017 10:25 AM EST2017-11-06 15:25:16 GMT

    FoxNews.com - (11/6/17)  The Texas church shooter was discharged from the Air Force for assaulting his spouse and child, posted social media content that was "kinda out there" and a connection to the small community where he opened fire on Sunday, officials said.

    FoxNews.com - (11/6/17)  The Texas church shooter was discharged from the Air Force for assaulting his spouse and child, posted social media content that was "kinda out there" and a connection to the small community where he opened fire on Sunday, officials said.

  • Teen Homelessness is a major problem on Springfield streets

    Teen Homelessness is a major problem on Springfield streets

    Friday, November 3 2017 10:27 PM EDT2017-11-04 02:27:03 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (11/03/2017) Currently hundreds of Springfield teens are on the streets without a place to call home or clothes to keep them warm. Due to this growing problem, The Rare Breed is hoping to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty and give the teens a better option. "The youth that are unsafely housed and unstably housed, we want to get them into our case management services that we have. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (11/03/2017) Currently hundreds of Springfield teens are on the streets without a place to call home or clothes to keep them warm. Due to this growing problem, The Rare Breed is hoping to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty and give the teens a better option. "The youth that are unsafely housed and unstably housed, we want to get them into our case management services that we have. 

  • Day 5 of the Craig Wood trial brings more testimonies

    Day 5 of the Craig Wood trial brings more testimonies

    Friday, November 3 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-11-04 02:00:27 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/03/17) - What an emotional week it has been. Sobbing could be heard in the courtroom as Hailey’s family and friends talk about that emotional day of February 18th, 2014. Family and friends described Hailey as goofy and encouraging. Hailey left a friends house nearly four years ago before she was abducted. The friends mother couldn’t hold back tears as she remembered that day. 

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/03/17) - What an emotional week it has been. Sobbing could be heard in the courtroom as Hailey’s family and friends talk about that emotional day of February 18th, 2014. Family and friends described Hailey as goofy and encouraging. Hailey left a friends house nearly four years ago before she was abducted. The friends mother couldn’t hold back tears as she remembered that day. 

  • Jury finds man guilty of statutory sodomy

    Jury finds man guilty of statutory sodomy

    Friday, November 3 2017 7:38 PM EDT2017-11-03 23:38:05 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – (11/3/17) Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Karl David Lawrence, 51, of Aurora, Missouri was convicted yesterday by a Greene County Jury of two counts of statutory sodomy in the first degree for sodomizing his step-niece while she was visiting her father in Republic. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – (11/3/17) Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Karl David Lawrence, 51, of Aurora, Missouri was convicted yesterday by a Greene County Jury of two counts of statutory sodomy in the first degree for sodomizing his step-niece while she was visiting her father in Republic. 

  • Bergdahl dishonorably discharged, no jail time

    Bergdahl dishonorably discharged, no jail time

    Friday, November 3 2017 3:57 PM EDT2017-11-03 19:57:50 GMT

    FoxNews.com - (11/3/17)  President Trump tweeted Friday that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's sentence-- a dishonorable discharge, but no prison time for leaving his post in June 2009 -- was a "complete and total disgrace." More than eight years after Bergdahl walked off his base in Afghanistan -- and unwittingly into the clutches of the Taliban -- Bergdahl walked out of a North Carolina courtroom a free man Friday.

    FoxNews.com - (11/3/17)  President Trump tweeted Friday that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's sentence-- a dishonorable discharge, but no prison time for leaving his post in June 2009 -- was a "complete and total disgrace." More than eight years after Bergdahl walked off his base in Afghanistan -- and unwittingly into the clutches of the Taliban -- Bergdahl walked out of a North Carolina courtroom a free man Friday.

  • Women in Need organization reaches out

    Women in Need organization reaches out

    Thursday, November 2 2017 10:41 PM EDT2017-11-03 02:41:54 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (11/02/2017) From single working women to single mothers, the Women in Need organization strives to offer assistance to those who need a hand. "We just really want to help that single woman that just kind of needs that help. Sometimes if she misses a bill, everything that she worked so hard for just goes in a snowball effect, and she could lose everything that she worked so hard for," said Paula Mason, the Vice President of Fundraising for Women in Need.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (11/02/2017) From single working women to single mothers, the Women in Need organization strives to offer assistance to those who need a hand. "We just really want to help that single woman that just kind of needs that help. Sometimes if she misses a bill, everything that she worked so hard for just goes in a snowball effect, and she could lose everything that she worked so hard for," said Paula Mason, the Vice President of Fundraising for Women in Need.

  • Jury reaches verdict in Craig Wood Trial

    Jury reaches verdict in Craig Wood Trial

    Thursday, November 2 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-11-03 02:00:23 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/02/17) - The verdict is in from the jurors. Craig Wood is charged with first degree murder in the death of Hailey Owens back in 2014 after kidnapping her while she was walking home. With both prosecutors and the defense resting their cases, last arguments were made before the jury. “When you place the muzzle, the end of the barrel of a gun against the back of the head and base of the skull and you pull the trigger there is only one purpose you can have and ...

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/02/17) - The verdict is in from the jurors. Craig Wood is charged with first degree murder in the death of Hailey Owens back in 2014 after kidnapping her while she was walking home. With both prosecutors and the defense resting their cases, last arguments were made before the jury. “When you place the muzzle, the end of the barrel of a gun against the back of the head and base of the skull and you pull the trigger there is only one purpose you can have and ...

  • Houston residents benefit from World Series run

    Houston residents benefit from World Series run

    Thursday, November 2 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-11-03 01:33:07 GMT

    Foxnews.com – (11/2/17)  The Houston Astros' victorious World Series run has not only given an emotional boost to a city still recovering from Hurricane Harvey. It has provided an economic lift as well. And for one Houston family, the journey to a championship provided them with a way to financially help their grandparents rebuild after the devastating storm.

    Foxnews.com – (11/2/17)  The Houston Astros' victorious World Series run has not only given an emotional boost to a city still recovering from Hurricane Harvey. It has provided an economic lift as well. And for one Houston family, the journey to a championship provided them with a way to financially help their grandparents rebuild after the devastating storm.

  • Program to connect retirees with opportunities

    Program to connect retirees with opportunities

    Thursday, November 2 2017 8:20 PM EDT2017-11-03 00:20:21 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (11/2/17) Years ago, the word "retirement" might have evoked images of white-haired couples sitting in rocking chairs on their front porches. 

    Springfield, Mo. -- (11/2/17) Years ago, the word "retirement" might have evoked images of white-haired couples sitting in rocking chairs on their front porches. 

  • Joplin investigates fatality crash

    Joplin investigates fatality crash

    Thursday, November 2 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-11-02 23:57:46 GMT

    Joplin, Mo. -- ( 11/2/17) On 11-1- 2017 at 4:10pm officers were dispatched to Mercy Hospital for a male that had arrived in critical condition. His wife reported that he had been run over by his own car at their residence at 3809 South Norman Drive.

    Joplin, Mo. -- ( 11/2/17) On 11-1- 2017 at 4:10pm officers were dispatched to Mercy Hospital for a male that had arrived in critical condition. His wife reported that he had been run over by his own car at their residence at 3809 South Norman Drive.

  • Officer involved shooting in Joplin

    Officer involved shooting in Joplin

    Thursday, November 2 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-11-02 23:54:22 GMT

    Joplin, Mo. -- (10/24/17) Officers and detectives from our department went to 1414 West 5th at 5:43pm on 10/23/17 in an attempt to contact the juvenile suspect from yesterday’s shooting at Parr Hill Park. One of our officers was driving down Maiden Lane and saw the suspect in the front yard of the residence and called for assistance to arrest him as he turned around and went back. 

    Joplin, Mo. -- (10/24/17) Officers and detectives from our department went to 1414 West 5th at 5:43pm on 10/23/17 in an attempt to contact the juvenile suspect from yesterday’s shooting at Parr Hill Park. One of our officers was driving down Maiden Lane and saw the suspect in the front yard of the residence and called for assistance to arrest him as he turned around and went back. 

  • Craig Wood found guilty

    Craig Wood found guilty

    Thursday, November 2 2017 6:37 PM EDT2017-11-02 22:37:24 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. - (11/2/17) The jury in the Hailey Owens murder case has reached a verdict. After about an hour of deliberations the jury announced that Craig Wood was found guilty of first degree murder. The jury now must decide Woods' sentence. Hailey's mother and the defense had previously asked the judge to throw out the death penalty, however the judge denied that request.

    Springfield, Mo. - (11/2/17) The jury in the Hailey Owens murder case has reached a verdict. After about an hour of deliberations the jury announced that Craig Wood was found guilty of first degree murder. The jury now must decide Woods' sentence. Hailey's mother and the defense had previously asked the judge to throw out the death penalty, however the judge denied that request.

  • Colorado police nab Walmart murder suspect

    Colorado police nab Walmart murder suspect

    Thursday, November 2 2017 10:34 AM EDT2017-11-02 14:34:21 GMT

    FoxNews.com - (11/2/17)  The alleged gunman in the Colorado Walmart shooting was taken into custody on Thursday, hours after the suspect "nonchalantly" opened fire, killing three people in the store.  Scott Ostrem, 47, was taken into custody, Thornton police said. Officials issued a nationwide extradition homicide warrant earlier and called him "armed and dangerous."

    FoxNews.com - (11/2/17)  The alleged gunman in the Colorado Walmart shooting was taken into custody on Thursday, hours after the suspect "nonchalantly" opened fire, killing three people in the store.  Scott Ostrem, 47, was taken into custody, Thornton police said. Officials issued a nationwide extradition homicide warrant earlier and called him "armed and dangerous."

  • Deadly shooting at Walmart in Colorado

    Thursday, November 2 2017 12:41 AM EDT2017-11-02 04:41:23 GMT

    FOX 31 Denver - - (11/1/17) Thornton police said three people were killed in a shooting at a Walmart in Thornton. It happened at 9900 Grant Street just after 7 p.m. local time. Responding officers evacuated the Walmart and posted on social media for people to stay away from the area.  Authorities say this is not an active shooter situation, but it is an active crime scene.

    FOX 31 Denver - - (11/1/17) Thornton police said three people were killed in a shooting at a Walmart in Thornton. It happened at 9900 Grant Street just after 7 p.m. local time. Responding officers evacuated the Walmart and posted on social media for people to stay away from the area.  Authorities say this is not an active shooter situation, but it is an active crime scene.

  • Greene County unveils temporary jail

    Greene County unveils temporary jail

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 11:09 PM EDT2017-11-02 03:09:23 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(11/1/17) Greene County could be just weeks away from utilizing a temporary jail structure that has been constructed in the parking lot of the Greene County Jail. According to Sheriff Jim Arnott, the structure is 95 percent complete, and will be used to house inmates as soon as the proper staffing can be obtained, "I am 22 staff members down, it takes 13 to run this project here, so we are hoping here in the next few weeks, we will have enough staff and be able ...

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(11/1/17) Greene County could be just weeks away from utilizing a temporary jail structure that has been constructed in the parking lot of the Greene County Jail. According to Sheriff Jim Arnott, the structure is 95 percent complete, and will be used to house inmates as soon as the proper staffing can be obtained, "I am 22 staff members down, it takes 13 to run this project here, so we are hoping here in the next few weeks, we will have enough staff and be able ...

  • Day 3 of the Craig Wood trial

    Day 3 of the Craig Wood trial

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 10:57 PM EDT2017-11-02 02:57:38 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/1/17) - We will soon have an answer whether or not Craig Wood will be sentenced to death or face life in prison. The state and defense teams both rested their cases this afternoon as Wood stood up in the court room declaring he would not testify. Agreeing to not testify comes after a full day of more graphic evidence shown in court. The doctor that performed Hailey’s autopsy described the body looking as if it had sexual abuse. After multiple forensic e...
    SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/1/17) - We will soon have an answer whether or not Craig Wood will be sentenced to death or face life in prison. The state and defense teams both rested their cases this afternoon as Wood stood up in the court room declaring he would not testify. Agreeing to not testify comes after a full day of more graphic evidence shown in court. The doctor that performed Hailey’s autopsy described the body looking as if it had sexual abuse. After multiple forensic e...
  • Local efforts to combat homelessness

    Local efforts to combat homelessness

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-11-02 02:00:26 GMT

    (Springfield, Mo.--11/01/17) All you have to do is drive through the streets of Springfield to see the magnitude of the homeless problem. 

    (Springfield, Mo.--11/01/17) All you have to do is drive through the streets of Springfield to see the magnitude of the homeless problem. 

  • College student puts body fluids on roommate's belongings

    College student puts body fluids on roommate's belongings

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 8:54 PM EDT2017-11-02 00:54:10 GMT

    Foxnews.com -- (11/01/17) A Connecticut college student was charged Wednesday with smearing body fluids on her roommate's belongings in a form of extreme bullying that police called a bias crime. Brianna Brochu, 18, was initially charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief and breach of peace, but West Hartford Police told FOX 61 they asked the judge to add a felony bigotry charge. 

    Foxnews.com -- (11/01/17) A Connecticut college student was charged Wednesday with smearing body fluids on her roommate's belongings in a form of extreme bullying that police called a bias crime. Brianna Brochu, 18, was initially charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief and breach of peace, but West Hartford Police told FOX 61 they asked the judge to add a felony bigotry charge. 

  • Ozarks Food Harvest gets large protein donation

    Ozarks Food Harvest gets large protein donation

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-11-02 00:09:46 GMT

    Springfield, MO -- (11/01/17) Ozarks Food Harvest received a generous donation of protein in honor of its Cans for Coffee food drive. Tyson Foods donated 40,000 pounds of chicken to the food bank which distributes more than 16 million meals annually. Denise Gibson from the Ozarks Food Harvest says, "Over the course of ten years, the Cans for Coffee fund-raiser has raised 194,000 meals. The Tyson donation has provided over 300,000 meals. 

    Springfield, MO -- (11/01/17) Ozarks Food Harvest received a generous donation of protein in honor of its Cans for Coffee food drive. Tyson Foods donated 40,000 pounds of chicken to the food bank which distributes more than 16 million meals annually. Denise Gibson from the Ozarks Food Harvest says, "Over the course of ten years, the Cans for Coffee fund-raiser has raised 194,000 meals. The Tyson donation has provided over 300,000 meals. 

  • Routine traffic stop results in arrests

    Routine traffic stop results in arrests

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 6:32 PM EDT2017-11-01 22:32:38 GMT

    Branson, MO -- (11/01/17) A Branson Police Officer discovered drugs and a weapon following a routine traffic stop early Saturday morning (October 28) around 4:30 am. Three men were in the vehicle when the officer initiated the stop for traffic violations. The vehicle stop resulted in the arrest of three men for drug charges. The police officer also recovered a firearm and stolen property. 

    Branson, MO -- (11/01/17) A Branson Police Officer discovered drugs and a weapon following a routine traffic stop early Saturday morning (October 28) around 4:30 am. Three men were in the vehicle when the officer initiated the stop for traffic violations. The vehicle stop resulted in the arrest of three men for drug charges. The police officer also recovered a firearm and stolen property. 

  • FBI seeking information and needs the public's help

    FBI seeking information and needs the public's help

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-11-01 22:04:57 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (11/1/17) Law enforcement officials are seeking the public's assistance with information about Mukhammadzoir Kadirov in relation to the deadly attack in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City, New York, on October 31, 2017. If you have any information concerning this case, please contact the FBI's Toll-Free Tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

    (Media Release)

    Springfield, Mo. -- (11/1/17) Law enforcement officials are seeking the public's assistance with information about Mukhammadzoir Kadirov in relation to the deadly attack in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City, New York, on October 31, 2017. If you have any information concerning this case, please contact the FBI's Toll-Free Tipline at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

    (Media Release)

  • Salvation Army seeking volunteer bell ringers

    Salvation Army seeking volunteer bell ringers

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-11-01 21:41:54 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. –(11/01/17) The Salvation Army will kick-off its annual Tree Of Lights Campaign and is seeking Volunteer Bell ringers.  On Friday, November 10, 2017 local area residents will begin seeing the iconic red kettles in front of local retail locations. Volunteer bell ringers are still needed to help cover several thousand hours of bellringing...

    Springfield, Mo. –(11/01/17) The Salvation Army will kick-off its annual Tree Of Lights Campaign and is seeking Volunteer Bell ringers.  On Friday, November 10, 2017 local area residents will begin seeing the iconic red kettles in front of local retail locations. Volunteer bell ringers are still needed to help cover several thousand hours of bellringing...

  • TCAD takes boy with rare condition trick or treating

    TCAD takes boy with rare condition trick or treating

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 12:17 AM EDT2017-11-01 04:17:29 GMT

    BRANSON, Mo. -- (10/31/2017) Today marked a special day for McKoy Stringer, as not only was it Halloween, but it was his birthday. Hoping to help him celebrate, the Taney County Ambulance District wanted to make it a little more special. "We are trick or treating for him for his 5th birthday with the Taney County Ambulance District," said Ariel Gipson, McKoy's mom. 

    BRANSON, Mo. -- (10/31/2017) Today marked a special day for McKoy Stringer, as not only was it Halloween, but it was his birthday. Hoping to help him celebrate, the Taney County Ambulance District wanted to make it a little more special. "We are trick or treating for him for his 5th birthday with the Taney County Ambulance District," said Ariel Gipson, McKoy's mom. 

  • Day 2 of the Craig Wood trial

    Day 2 of the Craig Wood trial

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 11:25 PM EDT2017-11-01 03:25:33 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, MO (10/31/17) - More evidence keeps coming in and showing us the inside of the home of the man charged with murdering Hailey Owens. It seemed like a normal day back on February 18, 2014 for the former co-worker that hired Craig Wood Pleasant View Middle School. After seeing what was in the purple folder found in Wood's bedroom, Gary Turner couldn’t hold back tears as he identified the young ladies. Along with pictures found of young girls, today, it was revealed t...
    SPRINGFIELD, MO (10/31/17) - More evidence keeps coming in and showing us the inside of the home of the man charged with murdering Hailey Owens. It seemed like a normal day back on February 18, 2014 for the former co-worker that hired Craig Wood Pleasant View Middle School. After seeing what was in the purple folder found in Wood's bedroom, Gary Turner couldn’t hold back tears as he identified the young ladies. Along with pictures found of young girls, today, it was revealed t...
  • NYC terror suspect was wanted in Platte County

    NYC terror suspect was wanted in Platte County

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 11:24 PM EDT2017-11-01 03:24:32 GMT

    Fox4kc.com -- Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, who is accused of driving over eight people on a bicycle path Tuesday in a terrorist attack, was a wanted man in Platte County just last year. Saipov was stopped by the Missouri Highway Patrol in Platte City December 16, 2015.

    Fox4kc.com -- Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, who is accused of driving over eight people on a bicycle path Tuesday in a terrorist attack, was a wanted man in Platte County just last year. Saipov was stopped by the Missouri Highway Patrol in Platte City December 16, 2015.

  • Suspect with hostage barricaded in California classroom

    Suspect with hostage barricaded in California classroom

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 11:14 PM EDT2017-11-01 03:14:32 GMT

    fox32chicago.com -- (10/31/17) Castle View Elementary School in Riverside was evacuated Tuesday due to a man who is barricaded inside a classroom with a hostage, and police are trying to make contact with them.  There are reports that the suspect is 27 years old and the hostage is 70 years old. Riverside Unified School District PIO Justin Grayson confirmed to FOX 11 that all students are safe and have been evacuated from campus. 

    fox32chicago.com -- (10/31/17) Castle View Elementary School in Riverside was evacuated Tuesday due to a man who is barricaded inside a classroom with a hostage, and police are trying to make contact with them.  There are reports that the suspect is 27 years old and the hostage is 70 years old. Riverside Unified School District PIO Justin Grayson confirmed to FOX 11 that all students are safe and have been evacuated from campus. 

  • NYC terror attack leaves 8 dead

    NYC terror attack leaves 8 dead

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 10:40 PM EDT2017-11-01 02:40:35 GMT

    New York City, NY - (10/31/17) A suspect accused of plowing a pickup truck onto a bike path and into a crowd in New York City Tuesday, killing at least eight people and injuring 11 more, had handwritten notes pledging his loyalty to the Islamic State terror network, Fox News has confirmed.

    New York City, NY - (10/31/17) A suspect accused of plowing a pickup truck onto a bike path and into a crowd in New York City Tuesday, killing at least eight people and injuring 11 more, had handwritten notes pledging his loyalty to the Islamic State terror network, Fox News has confirmed.

  • Branson girl lied about sexual assault

    Branson girl lied about sexual assault

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-10-31 20:27:44 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (10/31/17) Police Officers and Detectives with the Branson Police Department have been working to investigate an alleged abduction and sexual assault of a juvenile after reporting the crime last Thursday afternoon.

    Springfield, Mo. -- (10/31/17) Police Officers and Detectives with the Branson Police Department have been working to investigate an alleged abduction and sexual assault of a juvenile after reporting the crime last Thursday afternoon.

  • AG Hawley expands opioid investigation

    AG Hawley expands opioid investigation

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 4:06 PM EDT2017-10-31 20:06:42 GMT

    Jefferson City, Mo. – (10/31/17) Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley continues to widen his fight against the ongoing opioid crisis today announcing the issuance of civil investigative demands to three major opioid distributors. 

    Jefferson City, Mo. – (10/31/17) Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley continues to widen his fight against the ongoing opioid crisis today announcing the issuance of civil investigative demands to three major opioid distributors. 

  • Dickerson Park Zoos mourn loss of Henry the Hippo

    Dickerson Park Zoos mourn loss of Henry the Hippo

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 4:02 PM EDT2017-10-31 20:02:48 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. – (10/31/17) Dickerson Park Zoo staff, along with the staff at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, is mourning the passing of Henry the Hippo. Henry was 36 years old; the median life expectancy of a male Nile hippopotamus is 35. 

    Springfield, Mo. – (10/31/17) Dickerson Park Zoo staff, along with the staff at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, is mourning the passing of Henry the Hippo. Henry was 36 years old; the median life expectancy of a male Nile hippopotamus is 35. 

  • Branson teen admits to fabricating abduction

    Branson teen admits to fabricating abduction

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 1:10 PM EDT2017-10-31 17:10:01 GMT

    Branson, Mo. - (10/31/17) Authorities in Branson have called off the search for an alleged kidnapper after the teenager making the claim admitted to falsifying the story. On October 26, a 14-year-old girl alerted Branson Police that she had been abducted from the 1500 block of Bird Road, sexually assaulted and let go by her attacker shortly after. The victim gave police enough information to compile a sketch of the alleged abductor.

    Branson, Mo. - (10/31/17) Authorities in Branson have called off the search for an alleged kidnapper after the teenager making the claim admitted to falsifying the story. On October 26, a 14-year-old girl alerted Branson Police that she had been abducted from the 1500 block of Bird Road, sexually assaulted and let go by her attacker shortly after. The victim gave police enough information to compile a sketch of the alleged abductor.

  • Boy with rare disorder overcomes challenges

    Boy with rare disorder overcomes challenges

    Monday, October 30 2017 11:04 PM EDT2017-10-31 03:04:00 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/30/2017) At the time of his birth, McKoy was one of eight children in the world born with phocomelia, a rare birth defect that causes the reduction of the length of bones in both the arms and legs which caused McKoy to be born without any limbs. Despite this extra challenge, McKoy doesn't know any limitations. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/30/2017) At the time of his birth, McKoy was one of eight children in the world born with phocomelia, a rare birth defect that causes the reduction of the length of bones in both the arms and legs which caused McKoy to be born without any limbs. Despite this extra challenge, McKoy doesn't know any limitations. 

  • APO's new facility expands services

    APO's new facility expands services

    Monday, October 30 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-10-31 02:00:21 GMT

    (Springfield, Mo.--10/30/17) A brand new and expanded AIDS and HIV healthcare center recently opened in Springfield on South Glenstone to provide a pathway to health care for those who test positive for the disease.

    (Springfield, Mo.--10/30/17) A brand new and expanded AIDS and HIV healthcare center recently opened in Springfield on South Glenstone to provide a pathway to health care for those who test positive for the disease.

  • Proposal to revoke soy protein health claim

    Proposal to revoke soy protein health claim

    Monday, October 30 2017 8:50 PM EDT2017-10-31 00:50:04 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (10/30/17) We’ve long recognized that some foods and nutrients can help reduce the risk of certain diseases or conditions. Since 1990, the FDA has been responsible for evaluating health claims on packaged foods to ensure that they are rooted in strong science. 

    Springfield, Mo. -- (10/30/17) We’ve long recognized that some foods and nutrients can help reduce the risk of certain diseases or conditions. Since 1990, the FDA has been responsible for evaluating health claims on packaged foods to ensure that they are rooted in strong science. 

  • Two separate weekend shooting reports

    Two separate weekend shooting reports

    Monday, October 30 2017 7:50 PM EDT2017-10-30 23:50:11 GMT

    Springfield, MO -- (10/30/17) At noon on Sunday, officers responded to 2231 N. Pickwick on a shots fired call where a suspect had reportedly fired multiple rounds into the front window of the house. The only residents inside the house at the time were four juveniles. No one was injured. No arrests have been made in relation to these shots fired. 

    Springfield, MO -- (10/30/17) At noon on Sunday, officers responded to 2231 N. Pickwick on a shots fired call where a suspect had reportedly fired multiple rounds into the front window of the house. The only residents inside the house at the time were four juveniles. No one was injured. No arrests have been made in relation to these shots fired. 

  • Nixa Police make biggest marijuana bust in years

    Nixa Police make biggest marijuana bust in years

    Monday, October 30 2017 5:51 PM EDT2017-10-30 21:51:17 GMT

    Nixa, MO – (10/30/17)  Nixa Police have made their most significant marijuana bust in several years. On 10/27/17, the Nixa Police Department executed a search warrant at 210 W. Walnut Street, in which a marijuana grow operation was found.  

    Nixa, MO – (10/30/17)  Nixa Police have made their most significant marijuana bust in several years. On 10/27/17, the Nixa Police Department executed a search warrant at 210 W. Walnut Street, in which a marijuana grow operation was found.  

  • Crash results in one dead

    Crash results in one dead

    Monday, October 30 2017 5:17 PM EDT2017-10-30 21:17:04 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (10/30/17) The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a single-vehicle crash near Norton and Barnes at 10:07 a.m. on Oct. 29. A 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Steven Constance, 70, of Arkansas City, Kan., was westbound on I-44 when it went off the roadway to the north of the interstate. 

    Springfield, Mo. -- (10/30/17) The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a single-vehicle crash near Norton and Barnes at 10:07 a.m. on Oct. 29. A 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Steven Constance, 70, of Arkansas City, Kan., was westbound on I-44 when it went off the roadway to the north of the interstate. 

  • Pedestrian dies on I-44 near Joplin

    Pedestrian dies on I-44 near Joplin

    Monday, October 30 2017 3:44 PM EDT2017-10-30 19:44:30 GMT
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    Joplin, Mo - - 10/27/17 Thursday at 11:17 p.m., Joplin police responded to the 4.2 mm Eastbound I-44 for reports of a person laying on the road. Officers arrived and determined that a tractor trailer had struck a pedestrian at that location. The pedestrian was deceased and has yet to be identified. The tractor trailer that struck the pedestrian was located by Missouri State Highway Patrol at Flying J Truck Stop.

    Joplin, Mo - - 10/27/17 Thursday at 11:17 p.m., Joplin police responded to the 4.2 mm Eastbound I-44 for reports of a person laying on the road. Officers arrived and determined that a tractor trailer had struck a pedestrian at that location. The pedestrian was deceased and has yet to be identified. The tractor trailer that struck the pedestrian was located by Missouri State Highway Patrol at Flying J Truck Stop.

  • One arrested in Joplin stabbing

    One arrested in Joplin stabbing

    Monday, October 30 2017 3:42 PM EDT2017-10-30 19:42:37 GMT

    Joplin, Mo. -- (10/30/17) Officers were dispatched to 531 Kentucky, Watered Gardens, for a report of a stabbing by the front door. Officers arrived and located a male who had been stabbed multiple times. The male was given aid on scene and transported by METS to a local hospital in Critical Condition. 

    Joplin, Mo. -- (10/30/17) Officers were dispatched to 531 Kentucky, Watered Gardens, for a report of a stabbing by the front door. Officers arrived and located a male who had been stabbed multiple times. The male was given aid on scene and transported by METS to a local hospital in Critical Condition. 

  • Arrests made in Reynolds County shooting

    Arrests made in Reynolds County shooting

    Monday, October 30 2017 3:36 PM EDT2017-10-30 19:36:49 GMT

    Reynolds CO. -- (10/30/17) On October 28, 2017, two men were arrested in Ohio for the murder of two Ellington, Missouri residents. The arrests stem from an October 18, 2017, incident when three people were shot at a rural Reynolds County home near Ellington, Missouri. James Nance, 86, and his wife Janet Nance, 72, died from injuries sustained during the attack. 

    Reynolds CO. -- (10/30/17) On October 28, 2017, two men were arrested in Ohio for the murder of two Ellington, Missouri residents. The arrests stem from an October 18, 2017, incident when three people were shot at a rural Reynolds County home near Ellington, Missouri. James Nance, 86, and his wife Janet Nance, 72, died from injuries sustained during the attack. 

  • Craig Wood trial starts today

    Craig Wood trial starts today

    Monday, October 30 2017 10:45 AM EDT2017-10-30 14:45:02 GMT

    Springfield, Mo - (10/30/17) The man accused of kidnapping, raping and killing 10-year-old Hailey Owens in 2014 is set for trial. Craig Wood's trial begins today, almost four years after the abduction and killing, at the Greene County Courthouse. Opening statements were scheduled to start around 8:30 this morning. The prosecutor is seeking the death penalty in the case. Last week attorneys were in Platte County selecting 16 jurors.

    Springfield, Mo - (10/30/17) The man accused of kidnapping, raping and killing 10-year-old Hailey Owens in 2014 is set for trial. Craig Wood's trial begins today, almost four years after the abduction and killing, at the Greene County Courthouse. Opening statements were scheduled to start around 8:30 this morning. The prosecutor is seeking the death penalty in the case. Last week attorneys were in Platte County selecting 16 jurors.

  • Police offer safety tips ahead of Halloween

    Police offer safety tips ahead of Halloween

    Saturday, October 28 2017 12:11 AM EDT2017-10-28 04:11:21 GMT

    (Springfield, Mo.--10/27/17) Halloween is less than a week away, so it’s time to get your costumes ready and begin to plan out your route for the best candy in the neighborhoods as well as to keep your child safe. 

    (Springfield, Mo.--10/27/17) Halloween is less than a week away, so it’s time to get your costumes ready and begin to plan out your route for the best candy in the neighborhoods as well as to keep your child safe. 

  • Jury selected in Craig Wood's trial

    Jury selected in Craig Wood's trial

    Saturday, October 28 2017 12:06 AM EDT2017-10-28 04:06:49 GMT

    Springfield, Mo - - (10/27/17) The jury for the Craig Wood murder trial has been chosen. Lawyers from both sides and the judge were in Platte County all week interviewing potential jurors. The pool began with 500 people and was taken down to 49 for interviews. 12 jurors and four alternates were selected. The jurors will be taken to Greene County for the trial that starts Monday. 

    Springfield, Mo - - (10/27/17) The jury for the Craig Wood murder trial has been chosen. Lawyers from both sides and the judge were in Platte County all week interviewing potential jurors. The pool began with 500 people and was taken down to 49 for interviews. 12 jurors and four alternates were selected. The jurors will be taken to Greene County for the trial that starts Monday. 

  • Man charged with four counts of child molestation

    Man charged with four counts of child molestation

    Friday, October 27 2017 10:40 PM EDT2017-10-28 02:40:21 GMT

    fox2now.com -- (10/27/17) A 61-year-old St. Louis man has been charged with sexually abusing children as young as 6-years-old in St. Louis City and St. Louis County. George Medley Sr. faces four counts of Child Molestation in the First Degree. Six females reported that Medley sexually molested them while they lived in his home, according to court documents. Police say the victims all knew him at the time of the incidents. Two of the victims reported the abuse in 2009. 

    fox2now.com -- (10/27/17) A 61-year-old St. Louis man has been charged with sexually abusing children as young as 6-years-old in St. Louis City and St. Louis County. George Medley Sr. faces four counts of Child Molestation in the First Degree. Six females reported that Medley sexually molested them while they lived in his home, according to court documents. Police say the victims all knew him at the time of the incidents. Two of the victims reported the abuse in 2009. 

  • Businesses support domestic violence survivors

    Businesses support domestic violence survivors

    Friday, October 27 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-10-28 02:00:22 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, MO (10/27/17) - All across the community people wore a symbolic “black eye” and a sticker that said, “Ask me why ICare.” These symbols help raise awareness of the growing domestic violence problem in the community. The vice president for United Way of the Ozarks Jill Finney says, “Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate and we can’t remain silent anymore.” Stats show that Springfield has a higher rate of domestic violence ...
    SPRINGFIELD, MO (10/27/17) - All across the community people wore a symbolic “black eye” and a sticker that said, “Ask me why ICare.” These symbols help raise awareness of the growing domestic violence problem in the community. The vice president for United Way of the Ozarks Jill Finney says, “Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate and we can’t remain silent anymore.” Stats show that Springfield has a higher rate of domestic violence ...
  • Branson manhunt continues

    Branson manhunt continues

    Friday, October 27 2017 9:34 PM EDT2017-10-28 01:34:56 GMT

    BRANSON, Mo. --(10/27/2017) Branson Police are continuing to look for the suspect that abducted a 14-year-old girl yesterday afternoon. "We know that someone saw this vehicle, saw this gentleman. We know that someone knows this gentleman, we want to get that information from whoever can give it to us so that we can go and find him and make sure that not only do we get justice for this girl, but we prevent any future incidents," said Eric Schmitt.

    BRANSON, Mo. --(10/27/2017) Branson Police are continuing to look for the suspect that abducted a 14-year-old girl yesterday afternoon. "We know that someone saw this vehicle, saw this gentleman. We know that someone knows this gentleman, we want to get that information from whoever can give it to us so that we can go and find him and make sure that not only do we get justice for this girl, but we prevent any future incidents," said Eric Schmitt.

  • Webb City resident wins lottery

    Webb City resident wins lottery

    Friday, October 27 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-10-27 20:58:59 GMT

    Webb City, Mo - - (10/27/17) A Webb City resident is $50,000 richer after she scratched a Missouri Lottery “$300,000,000 Golden Ticket” Scratchers ticket. Andrea Hudson purchased her winning ticket at Kum & Go, 1211 Sunshine St., in Springfield on Oct. 18. “I was in shock. I thought I was going to pass out,” Hudson explained, after realizing she had a winning ticket.

    Webb City, Mo - - (10/27/17) A Webb City resident is $50,000 richer after she scratched a Missouri Lottery “$300,000,000 Golden Ticket” Scratchers ticket. Andrea Hudson purchased her winning ticket at Kum & Go, 1211 Sunshine St., in Springfield on Oct. 18. “I was in shock. I thought I was going to pass out,” Hudson explained, after realizing she had a winning ticket.

  • Hollister couple wins $1 Million

    Hollister couple wins $1 Million

    Friday, October 27 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-10-27 20:56:09 GMT

    Hollister, Mo - - (10/27/17) Working the night shift as a nurse can be an adjustment, especially when it comes to eating and sleeping schedules. However, buying a home, getting married, working the night shift and becoming a Missouri Lottery millionaire can arguably be an even bigger adjustment.

    Hollister, Mo - - (10/27/17) Working the night shift as a nurse can be an adjustment, especially when it comes to eating and sleeping schedules. However, buying a home, getting married, working the night shift and becoming a Missouri Lottery millionaire can arguably be an even bigger adjustment.

  • Pedestrian dies after hit by car

    Pedestrian dies after hit by car

    Friday, October 27 2017 4:28 PM EDT2017-10-27 20:28:15 GMT

    Springfield, Mo -- (10/27/17) The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a serious injury crash near S. Glenstone Avenue and E. Cherry Street at 7:01 a.m. on Friday. A 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 driven by Dawson Anderson, 19, of Springfield, was southbound on Glenstone Avenue when it struck a pedestrian, Alicia Lambeth, 31, of Springfield, who was pushing a bicycle westbound across S. Glenstone Avenue, south of the intersection.

    Springfield, Mo -- (10/27/17) The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a serious injury crash near S. Glenstone Avenue and E. Cherry Street at 7:01 a.m. on Friday. A 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 driven by Dawson Anderson, 19, of Springfield, was southbound on Glenstone Avenue when it struck a pedestrian, Alicia Lambeth, 31, of Springfield, who was pushing a bicycle westbound across S. Glenstone Avenue, south of the intersection.

  • Former opioid addict speaks out

    Former opioid addict speaks out

    Thursday, October 26 2017 10:46 PM EDT2017-10-27 02:46:54 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/26/2017) Opioid addiction is a very real problem here in the Ozarks and one that many struggle to overcome. However, one former addict has beat the odds. "My home and family unit was torn apart when I was five or six years old by drugs. I started using substances at the age of ten- marijuana, alcohol and hallucinogens. It really has just been a life of escape," said Aaron Goodwin, a former addict. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/26/2017) Opioid addiction is a very real problem here in the Ozarks and one that many struggle to overcome. However, one former addict has beat the odds. "My home and family unit was torn apart when I was five or six years old by drugs. I started using substances at the age of ten- marijuana, alcohol and hallucinogens. It really has just been a life of escape," said Aaron Goodwin, a former addict. 

  • 14 Year Old Branson Girl Abducted and Assaulted

    14 Year Old Branson Girl Abducted and Assaulted

    Thursday, October 26 2017 10:20 PM EDT2017-10-27 02:20:32 GMT

    Branson, Mo. -- (10/26/17) Branson Police are searching for a male suspect following a report from a female being abducted and sexually assaulted. A 14 year old girl reported the incident to Branson Police at 1:55pm Thursday afternoon. 

    Branson, Mo. -- (10/26/17) Branson Police are searching for a male suspect following a report from a female being abducted and sexually assaulted. A 14 year old girl reported the incident to Branson Police at 1:55pm Thursday afternoon. 

  • Chimney sweeping could save your life this winter

    Chimney sweeping could save your life this winter

    Thursday, October 26 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-10-27 02:00:29 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (10/26/17) - There are thousands of house fires each year that start in chimneys. For the City of Branson, they see a high amount every year. “Out of all the chimney’s we do we probably have to fail nine out of ten. There’s been enough in Branson to count on both hands," says the owner of Buck Stove Chimney Service Ryan Pulley. Brushes and chemicals are used to reinforce the pressure of dust and whatever is clogging up your chimney.

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (10/26/17) - There are thousands of house fires each year that start in chimneys. For the City of Branson, they see a high amount every year. “Out of all the chimney’s we do we probably have to fail nine out of ten. There’s been enough in Branson to count on both hands," says the owner of Buck Stove Chimney Service Ryan Pulley. Brushes and chemicals are used to reinforce the pressure of dust and whatever is clogging up your chimney.

  • Elementary school embraces technology to improve math scores

    Elementary school embraces technology to improve math scores

    Thursday, October 26 2017 8:05 PM EDT2017-10-27 00:05:00 GMT

    (Springfield, Mo.--10/26/17)  Mathematics can always be a challenging subject, but one local school is hoping to change that for students. 

    (Springfield, Mo.--10/26/17)  Mathematics can always be a challenging subject, but one local school is hoping to change that for students. 

  • October Pay It Forward Winner

    October Pay It Forward Winner

    Thursday, October 26 2017 7:45 PM EDT2017-10-26 23:45:51 GMT

    Springfield, MO -- (10/26/17) Freeway ministries is a non-profit ministry that reaches the hard to reach -- picking up homeless and those in need, feeding  them, clothing them, and busing them to church. And Tracy Wade is one of those bus drivers that has volunteered his time to bless others -- for three-and-a-half years to be exact.

    Springfield, MO -- (10/26/17) Freeway ministries is a non-profit ministry that reaches the hard to reach -- picking up homeless and those in need, feeding  them, clothing them, and busing them to church. And Tracy Wade is one of those bus drivers that has volunteered his time to bless others -- for three-and-a-half years to be exact.

  • Person of interest for homicide investigation

    Person of interest for homicide investigation

    Thursday, October 26 2017 7:24 PM EDT2017-10-26 23:24:08 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (10/26/17) On October 23, 2017, officers responded to the intersection of South Summer and East Joe Davis Streets concerning a subject lying partially in the street. Upon arrival officers identified the subject as Brandon S. Keith, 34, of El Dorado Springs. 

    Springfield, Mo. -- (10/26/17) On October 23, 2017, officers responded to the intersection of South Summer and East Joe Davis Streets concerning a subject lying partially in the street. Upon arrival officers identified the subject as Brandon S. Keith, 34, of El Dorado Springs. 

  • Suspect crashes stolen vehicle and steals another

    Suspect crashes stolen vehicle and steals another

    Thursday, October 26 2017 7:09 PM EDT2017-10-26 23:09:01 GMT

    Barton, CO. -- (10/26/17) At 1225 today the Barton County Dispatch Center was notified of a crash at the intersection of 160 and I-49. A northbound Ford Mustang, which was reported stolen and fleeing from the Jasper Police Department failed to stop as it came down the ramp and struck a pick-up, disabling both vehicles. 

    Barton, CO. -- (10/26/17) At 1225 today the Barton County Dispatch Center was notified of a crash at the intersection of 160 and I-49. A northbound Ford Mustang, which was reported stolen and fleeing from the Jasper Police Department failed to stop as it came down the ramp and struck a pick-up, disabling both vehicles. 

  • Cans for Coffee food drive begins Oct. 30

    Cans for Coffee food drive begins Oct. 30

    Thursday, October 26 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-10-26 22:51:31 GMT

    Springfield, MO -- (10/26/17) McDonald’s restaurants across the Ozarks are collecting cans in exchange for coffee Oct. 30 through Nov. 26. Customers who donate one item for Ozarks Food Harvest will receive one free McCafe beverage. For the past decade, McDonald’s of the Ozarks has been asking its customers to bring nonperishable food donations to the front counter or drive-thru window to receive a small coffee drink.

    Springfield, MO -- (10/26/17) McDonald’s restaurants across the Ozarks are collecting cans in exchange for coffee Oct. 30 through Nov. 26. Customers who donate one item for Ozarks Food Harvest will receive one free McCafe beverage. For the past decade, McDonald’s of the Ozarks has been asking its customers to bring nonperishable food donations to the front counter or drive-thru window to receive a small coffee drink.

  • Possible stolen vehicle set on fire, police investigating

    Possible stolen vehicle set on fire, police investigating

    Thursday, October 26 2017 5:48 PM EDT2017-10-26 21:48:04 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (10/26/17) Authorities are looking for two suspects after a car was set on fire this afternoon. Initial reports say a male and female dumped a car at an abandoned lot in west Springfield and set it on fire. The two then got into a blue passenger sedan and fled the scene. 

    Springfield, Mo. -- (10/26/17) Authorities are looking for two suspects after a car was set on fire this afternoon. Initial reports say a male and female dumped a car at an abandoned lot in west Springfield and set it on fire. The two then got into a blue passenger sedan and fled the scene. 

  • Glass Hall holds grand re-opening

    Glass Hall holds grand re-opening

    Thursday, October 26 2017 5:46 PM EDT2017-10-26 21:46:05 GMT

    The David D Glass Hall and Robert Gourley Student Success Center on Missouri States campus held a grand re-opening and dedication This morning. A committee began work in 2013 on a complete renovation and expansion of Glass Hall, which houses the College of Business. 

    The David D Glass Hall and Robert Gourley Student Success Center on Missouri States campus held a grand re-opening and dedication This morning. A committee began work in 2013 on a complete renovation and expansion of Glass Hall, which houses the College of Business. 

  • Trump to declare opioid epidemic a national emergency

    Trump to declare opioid epidemic a national emergency

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-10-26 03:10:46 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/25/2017) President Trump is scheduled to recognize the opioid epidemic as a national emergency tomorrow. While some are confident, others are skeptical that this declaration will have a long-term effect on fixing the problem. In the weeks since Trump first announced his plan back in August to combat the opioid epidemic, over 100,000 Americans have lost their lives as a result of drug overdoses. "The number of opioid overdose deaths are actually more...

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/25/2017) President Trump is scheduled to recognize the opioid epidemic as a national emergency tomorrow. While some are confident, others are skeptical that this declaration will have a long-term effect on fixing the problem. In the weeks since Trump first announced his plan back in August to combat the opioid epidemic, over 100,000 Americans have lost their lives as a result of drug overdoses. "The number of opioid overdose deaths are actually more...

  • Commissioners on Prescription Drug Monitoring

    Commissioners on Prescription Drug Monitoring

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-10-25 22:51:21 GMT

    Stone CO. -- (10/25/17) On Oct. 17, Stone County Commissioners unanimously voted to implement a county-wide Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), joining the St. Louis County efforts to combat the growing opioid epidemic.

    Stone CO. -- (10/25/17) On Oct. 17, Stone County Commissioners unanimously voted to implement a county-wide Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), joining the St. Louis County efforts to combat the growing opioid epidemic.

  • Automated External Defibrillators Placed In Christian County

    Automated External Defibrillators Placed In Christian County

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 11:06 AM EDT2017-10-25 15:06:29 GMT

    (Christian County, Mo.-- 10/24/17) Christian County is now equipped with a tool credited with increasing cardiac arrest survival rates. To do just that, they've purchased automated external defibrillators, also known as AED's.

    (Christian County, Mo.-- 10/24/17) Christian County is now equipped with a tool credited with increasing cardiac arrest survival rates. To do just that, they've purchased automated external defibrillators, also known as AED's.

  • Combating the opioid epidemic

    Combating the opioid epidemic

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 11:09 PM EDT2017-10-25 03:09:14 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/24/2017) The CDC estimates that 2.5 million Americans are addicted to opioids in one form or another. Killing over 33,000 Americans in 2015, the use of opioids has quadrupled in the last 20 years.  Here in Missouri, the problem is significant, as just last year, over 900 residents died as a result of the addiction, many from the Ozarks. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/24/2017) The CDC estimates that 2.5 million Americans are addicted to opioids in one form or another. Killing over 33,000 Americans in 2015, the use of opioids has quadrupled in the last 20 years.  Here in Missouri, the problem is significant, as just last year, over 900 residents died as a result of the addiction, many from the Ozarks. 

  • Poverty and homelessness continues to grow in Springfield

    Poverty and homelessness continues to grow in Springfield

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-10-25 02:00:26 GMT

    Every two years, community members in Springfield get together to see what the city needs to improve on and what’s actually working. Now, since last year there has been education outcomes and business growth. But, not everyone is feeling that success. Compiling red and blue flags towards eleven area topics of the community to assign what needs to be worked on continues to grow in one area. “The big area’s that has always popped up in our report is poverty."

    Every two years, community members in Springfield get together to see what the city needs to improve on and what’s actually working. Now, since last year there has been education outcomes and business growth. But, not everyone is feeling that success. Compiling red and blue flags towards eleven area topics of the community to assign what needs to be worked on continues to grow in one area. “The big area’s that has always popped up in our report is poverty."

  • City of Nixa seeks to fill open council seat

    City of Nixa seeks to fill open council seat

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 8:06 PM EDT2017-10-25 00:06:11 GMT

    Nixa, MO – The City of Nixa is seeking candidates for city council. Councilman Chris Russell of District 2 has accepted an out-of-state job opportunity which has forced him to miss several consecutive meetings. According to city charter, council members forfeit their seat if they have missed three or more consecutive council meetings.  

    Nixa, MO – The City of Nixa is seeking candidates for city council. Councilman Chris Russell of District 2 has accepted an out-of-state job opportunity which has forced him to miss several consecutive meetings. According to city charter, council members forfeit their seat if they have missed three or more consecutive council meetings.  

  • One person injured during drive-by shooting

    One person injured during drive-by shooting

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 7:47 PM EDT2017-10-24 23:47:23 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. - (10/23/17) One person is in custody and another in the hospital after a drive-by shooting. Authorities say Shaine Burris, 18, pulled up to a house on North Jefferson and fired multiple rounds at a male in the front yard. Burris then fled in his vehicle. About twenty minutes after the shooting police located Burris in the 1400 block of East Florida and after a short chase, they took him into custody. Police say Burris and the victim knew each other.

    Springfield, Mo. - (10/23/17) One person is in custody and another in the hospital after a drive-by shooting. Authorities say Shaine Burris, 18, pulled up to a house on North Jefferson and fired multiple rounds at a male in the front yard. Burris then fled in his vehicle. About twenty minutes after the shooting police located Burris in the 1400 block of East Florida and after a short chase, they took him into custody. Police say Burris and the victim knew each other.

  • Deer crashes through the door of Sport Clips

    Deer crashes through the door of Sport Clips

    Tuesday, October 24 2017 7:23 PM EDT2017-10-24 23:23:56 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (10/24/17) Tuesday afternoon an 8 point deer ran through the parking lot of Parkcrest Shopping Center. The deer made its way to Sports Clips door crashing through it and ran throughout the store.

    Springfield, Mo. -- (10/24/17) Tuesday afternoon an 8 point deer ran through the parking lot of Parkcrest Shopping Center. The deer made its way to Sports Clips door crashing through it and ran throughout the store.

  • Jury selection begins for Craig Wood trial

    Jury selection begins for Craig Wood trial

    Monday, October 23 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-10-24 02:12:22 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/23/2017) Jury selection is now underway in Platte County where the prosecuting and defense attorneys, along with the judge, are narrowing down the juror pool from 500 to just 16. This jury will be responsible for convicting and possibly sentencing Hailey Owens' alleged killer, Craig Michael Wood. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/23/2017) Jury selection is now underway in Platte County where the prosecuting and defense attorneys, along with the judge, are narrowing down the juror pool from 500 to just 16. This jury will be responsible for convicting and possibly sentencing Hailey Owens' alleged killer, Craig Michael Wood. 

  • Nixa students prepare for Halloween with a safety class

    Nixa students prepare for Halloween with a safety class

    Monday, October 23 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-10-24 02:00:25 GMT

    NIXA, MO (10/23/17) - Get ready to see little ghouls and goblins roaming the streets! Halloween is almost here and Nixa students are getting prepared with some Halloween safety. “We don’t want any kids to get hit by a car. I think that that is the most that we are worried about is a kid getting struck by a car because they were so excited to get to the next house," says school police officer Jason Hartsell.

    NIXA, MO (10/23/17) - Get ready to see little ghouls and goblins roaming the streets! Halloween is almost here and Nixa students are getting prepared with some Halloween safety. “We don’t want any kids to get hit by a car. I think that that is the most that we are worried about is a kid getting struck by a car because they were so excited to get to the next house," says school police officer Jason Hartsell.

  • Smoke alarm wakes up homeowner during fire

    Smoke alarm wakes up homeowner during fire

    Monday, October 23 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-10-23 22:39:07 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (10/23/17) The Springfield Fire Department tweeted out a photo Monday of a home destroyed by a fire on N. Missouri. They said the the homeowner is alive thanks to a working smoke alarm that woke him up in the middle of the night.

    Springfield, Mo. -- (10/23/17) The Springfield Fire Department tweeted out a photo Monday of a home destroyed by a fire on N. Missouri. They said the the homeowner is alive thanks to a working smoke alarm that woke him up in the middle of the night.

  • The Kitchen, Inc. hires new Chief Executive Officer

    The Kitchen, Inc. hires new Chief Executive Officer

    Monday, October 23 2017 3:59 PM EDT2017-10-23 19:59:48 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. (10/23/17) — The Kitchen, Inc. is pleased to announce it has hired Meleah Spencer as its new Chief Executive Officer. Spencer, a native of southwest Missouri, has spent the last 10 years in fundraising and development and most recently served as the Executive Director at the Discovery Center of Springfield. 

    Springfield, Mo. (10/23/17) — The Kitchen, Inc. is pleased to announce it has hired Meleah Spencer as its new Chief Executive Officer. Spencer, a native of southwest Missouri, has spent the last 10 years in fundraising and development and most recently served as the Executive Director at the Discovery Center of Springfield. 

  • Fugitive of the week

    Fugitive of the week

    Monday, October 23 2017 3:35 PM EDT2017-10-23 19:35:11 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (10/23/17) The Crime Stoppers fugitive of the week is Tyler Hickerson. Hickerson is wanted in Greene County for three felony warrants with charges of Tampering with a Motor Vehicle x2 and Receiving Stolen Property. 

    Springfield, Mo. -- (10/23/17) The Crime Stoppers fugitive of the week is Tyler Hickerson. Hickerson is wanted in Greene County for three felony warrants with charges of Tampering with a Motor Vehicle x2 and Receiving Stolen Property. 

  • Greene County temporary jail almost up and running

    Greene County temporary jail almost up and running

    Friday, October 20 2017 10:19 PM EDT2017-10-21 02:19:45 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/20/2017) Since 2015, overcrowding in the Greene County Jail has been a major problem, pushing commissioners to find a solution in a new temporary jail that will make room for 108 Greene County inmates. While the current jail can hold 601, Greene County's jail population is pushing 810, forcing the county to spend $2.2 million this year alone housing inmates all over the state. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/20/2017) Since 2015, overcrowding in the Greene County Jail has been a major problem, pushing commissioners to find a solution in a new temporary jail that will make room for 108 Greene County inmates. While the current jail can hold 601, Greene County's jail population is pushing 810, forcing the county to spend $2.2 million this year alone housing inmates all over the state. 

  • Another school threat has police on high alert

    Another school threat has police on high alert

    Friday, October 20 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-10-21 02:00:27 GMT

    CONWAY, MO (10/20/17) - It doesn’t matter if it’s on social media, through text, or a rumor it’s no lie school threats are on the rise. This month alone, The Ozarks has seen three different school threats. The first on October 4th at Kickapoo, the second at Glendale on the 18th, and now the latest one at Conway. The school received a tip that a student had sent a text message threatening others and took immediate action by contacting law enforcement. 

    CONWAY, MO (10/20/17) - It doesn’t matter if it’s on social media, through text, or a rumor it’s no lie school threats are on the rise. This month alone, The Ozarks has seen three different school threats. The first on October 4th at Kickapoo, the second at Glendale on the 18th, and now the latest one at Conway. The school received a tip that a student had sent a text message threatening others and took immediate action by contacting law enforcement. 

  • Kitchen Inc. opens new low-income housing

    Kitchen Inc. opens new low-income housing

    Thursday, October 19 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-10-20 01:46:58 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/19/2017) The need for affordable housing in the Ozarks continues to grow, however, with the new addition of the Kitchen Inc.'s McClernon Villas, at least 36 residents will be able to have permanent housing for a low cost. "It's not a huge secret that while Springfield is a fantastic community to live in, there is some imbalance between wage rates and the price of rental units."

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/19/2017) The need for affordable housing in the Ozarks continues to grow, however, with the new addition of the Kitchen Inc.'s McClernon Villas, at least 36 residents will be able to have permanent housing for a low cost. "It's not a huge secret that while Springfield is a fantastic community to live in, there is some imbalance between wage rates and the price of rental units."

  • Springfield man sentenced for child porn

    Springfield man sentenced for child porn

    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:40 PM EDT2017-10-19 22:40:20 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. – (10/19/17) Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo., man identified during an online live-streaming session was sentenced in federal court today for receiving and distributing child pornography.

    Springfield, Mo. – (10/19/17) Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield, Mo., man identified during an online live-streaming session was sentenced in federal court today for receiving and distributing child pornography.

  • Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

    Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

    Thursday, October 19 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-10-19 20:27:28 GMT

    Camden Co. -- (10/19/17) On October 17, a traffic stop was executed in the area of Carol Road and Colten Court, by Camden County Sheriff's Office and the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group. 

    Camden Co. -- (10/19/17) On October 17, a traffic stop was executed in the area of Carol Road and Colten Court, by Camden County Sheriff's Office and the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group. 

  • Lieutenant Governor to launch Buy Missouri Program

    Lieutenant Governor to launch Buy Missouri Program

    Thursday, October 19 2017 4:07 PM EDT2017-10-19 20:07:32 GMT

    Jefferson City – (10/19/17) Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson will launch a new statewide program called “Buy Missouri” next week. The program will recognize and promote products made within the borders of Missouri while strengthening the state’s economy.   

    Jefferson City – (10/19/17) Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson will launch a new statewide program called “Buy Missouri” next week. The program will recognize and promote products made within the borders of Missouri while strengthening the state’s economy.   

  • Update: 3 shot in Reynolds County, 1 Dead

    Update: 3 shot in Reynolds County, 1 Dead

    Thursday, October 19 2017 3:18 PM EDT2017-10-19 19:18:29 GMT

    REYNOLDS COUNTY, Mo - - (10/19/17) Three people in Reynolds County were shot Wednesday night, and authorities are still looking for suspects. The Highway Patrol and Reynolds County Sheriff are confirming a triple shooting that happened at 4 p.m. on Highway 106, West of Ellington, Missouri.

    REYNOLDS COUNTY, Mo - - (10/19/17) Three people in Reynolds County were shot Wednesday night, and authorities are still looking for suspects. The Highway Patrol and Reynolds County Sheriff are confirming a triple shooting that happened at 4 p.m. on Highway 106, West of Ellington, Missouri.

  • Rebecca Ruud's case moved to Taney County

    Rebecca Ruud's case moved to Taney County

    Thursday, October 19 2017 2:52 PM EDT2017-10-19 18:52:22 GMT

    THEODOSIA, Mo. - - (10/19/17) The case of Rebecca Ruud, the mother accused of murdering her own daughter, has been moved to Taney County after a change of venue was granted Thursday. Ruud's attorney's filed the motion in September, according to court documents. Ruud was charged with first degree murder, child abuse and neglect, tampering with physical evidence, and abandonment of a corpse.

    THEODOSIA, Mo. - - (10/19/17) The case of Rebecca Ruud, the mother accused of murdering her own daughter, has been moved to Taney County after a change of venue was granted Thursday. Ruud's attorney's filed the motion in September, according to court documents. Ruud was charged with first degree murder, child abuse and neglect, tampering with physical evidence, and abandonment of a corpse.

  • Sex offender sentenced for illegal firearm

    Sex offender sentenced for illegal firearm

    Thursday, October 19 2017 1:36 PM EDT2017-10-19 17:36:56 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (10/19/17) A Springfield sex offender was sentenced in federal court Thursday for illegally possessing a firearm. Robbie R. Robinson, 29, of Springfield, was sentenced to seven years and seven months in federal prison without parole.

    Springfield, Mo. -- (10/19/17) A Springfield sex offender was sentenced in federal court Thursday for illegally possessing a firearm. Robbie R. Robinson, 29, of Springfield, was sentenced to seven years and seven months in federal prison without parole.

  • Disney music teacher receives Golden Apple award

    Disney music teacher receives Golden Apple award

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-10-19 03:38:08 GMT

    Springfield, MO -- (10/18/17) This month we head out to Disney Elementary, where one first-grade teacher gets a big surprise! Among several things, Mrs. Trish Taff is in charge of first grade music class, after-school choir, and putting together musical programs for each grade at Disney Elementary School – all of which bring out the best in her students. 

    Springfield, MO -- (10/18/17) This month we head out to Disney Elementary, where one first-grade teacher gets a big surprise! Among several things, Mrs. Trish Taff is in charge of first grade music class, after-school choir, and putting together musical programs for each grade at Disney Elementary School – all of which bring out the best in her students. 

  • Police investigate threat against Glendale High School

    Police investigate threat against Glendale High School

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-10-19 02:00:21 GMT

    (SPRINGFIELD,Mo.-- 10/18/2017) Threatening a school, it’s a situation that’s not taken lightly. Springfield School Police Department are investigating a social media threat that referenced Glendale High school late Tuesday night. 

    (SPRINGFIELD,Mo.-- 10/18/2017) Threatening a school, it’s a situation that’s not taken lightly. Springfield School Police Department are investigating a social media threat that referenced Glendale High school late Tuesday night. 

  • Disabled and in the workforce

    Disabled and in the workforce

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-10-19 02:00:20 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (10/18/17) - Employees call it the happiest place on Earth! “It’s an easy job but I do it. Yes, I’m happy working here," says disabled worker Sara. While minority groups have seen employment situations improve, work for people with disabilities has slowly gone down. Only 35 percent of people with a disability between the ages of 18 and 64 had a job in 2015. At SWI Industrial Solutions they say their employees get the work done.

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (10/18/17) - Employees call it the happiest place on Earth! “It’s an easy job but I do it. Yes, I’m happy working here," says disabled worker Sara. While minority groups have seen employment situations improve, work for people with disabilities has slowly gone down. Only 35 percent of people with a disability between the ages of 18 and 64 had a job in 2015. At SWI Industrial Solutions they say their employees get the work done.

  • Vital Farms brings jobs and eggs to the Ozarks

    Vital Farms brings jobs and eggs to the Ozarks

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-10-19 01:30:58 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/18/2017) Adding to their list of locations, Vital Farms has found a new home in the heart of the Ozarks after opening what they call their Egg Central Station right here in Springfield. The new factory, which will receive eggs from all over southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas, is now up and running. It's already making a difference in the community. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/18/2017) Adding to their list of locations, Vital Farms has found a new home in the heart of the Ozarks after opening what they call their Egg Central Station right here in Springfield. The new factory, which will receive eggs from all over southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas, is now up and running. It's already making a difference in the community. 

  • Gov. Greitens appoints Christian County Auditor

    Gov. Greitens appoints Christian County Auditor

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 8:10 PM EDT2017-10-19 00:10:09 GMT
    Nixa, Mo. -- (10/18/17) Gov. Eric R. Greitens today appointed Amy Dent, of Nixa, as the new Christian County Auditor. Amy Dent currently serves as the Deputy Auditor of Christian County. Dent has served as a financial crimes legal assistant with the Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. She is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. (Media Release)
    Nixa, Mo. -- (10/18/17) Gov. Eric R. Greitens today appointed Amy Dent, of Nixa, as the new Christian County Auditor. Amy Dent currently serves as the Deputy Auditor of Christian County. Dent has served as a financial crimes legal assistant with the Christian County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. She is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. (Media Release)
  • Two missing from Eldridge area

    Two missing from Eldridge area

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 5:05 PM EDT2017-10-18 21:05:34 GMT

    Eldridge, Mo, -- (10/16/17) The Laclede County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two runaway children from the Eldridge, MO., area. Fourteen-year-old Lacey Lemons and her eleven-year-old sister Stacey Lemons left their home sometime last night. 

    Eldridge, Mo, -- (10/16/17) The Laclede County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two runaway children from the Eldridge, MO., area. Fourteen-year-old Lacey Lemons and her eleven-year-old sister Stacey Lemons left their home sometime last night. 

  • Arkansas man sentenced for bomb threats

    Arkansas man sentenced for bomb threats

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-10-18 20:51:26 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. – (10/18/17) Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Arkansas man was sentenced in federal court today for making bomb threats to the Cedar County Courthouse in an effort to cancel his own court hearing that he feared would send him to jail.  

    Springfield, Mo. – (10/18/17) Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Arkansas man was sentenced in federal court today for making bomb threats to the Cedar County Courthouse in an effort to cancel his own court hearing that he feared would send him to jail.  

  • More charges on man that managed chat group

    More charges on man that managed chat group

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-10-18 20:49:25 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. – (10/18/17) Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that additional charges have been filed against a Springfield, Mo., man who managed an online chat group to share child pornography.   

    Springfield, Mo. – (10/18/17) Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that additional charges have been filed against a Springfield, Mo., man who managed an online chat group to share child pornography.   

  • FBI announces results of Operation Cross Country XI

    FBI announces results of Operation Cross Country XI

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:23 PM EDT2017-10-18 20:23:34 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, MO. - The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) announced today that, 84 minors were recovered and 120 traffickers were arrested as part of Operation Cross Country XI, a nationwide effort focusing on underage human trafficking that ran from October 12 – 15, 2017.

    KANSAS CITY, MO. - The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) announced today that, 84 minors were recovered and 120 traffickers were arrested as part of Operation Cross Country XI, a nationwide effort focusing on underage human trafficking that ran from October 12 – 15, 2017.

  • Human remains found in Mountain View Missouri

    Human remains found in Mountain View Missouri

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 3:48 PM EDT2017-10-18 19:48:27 GMT

    Howell County, Mo - - (10/18/17) Human remains found in Mountain View, Missouri in March have been confirmed to be 25-year-old missing Willow Springs woman, Elizabeth Hornbeck. Hornbeck was reported missing on September 26th, 2015 and was last seen at Veteran's Memorial Park in Mountain View. 

    Howell County, Mo - - (10/18/17) Human remains found in Mountain View, Missouri in March have been confirmed to be 25-year-old missing Willow Springs woman, Elizabeth Hornbeck. Hornbeck was reported missing on September 26th, 2015 and was last seen at Veteran's Memorial Park in Mountain View. 

  • Missing person from Taney County found safe

    Missing person from Taney County found safe

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-10-18 19:46:13 GMT

    Taney Co., MO -- (10/17/17) Taney County authorities have issued a missing person Brianna Nicole Jensen DOB- 01/04/1996 White Female, 5’ 4”, 140 lbs, long blonde hair. Last seen around 2 am by roomate at 243 State Hwy F Lot#4. Was texting her father around 0523 hours on Oct. 17, 2017. Roommate was unaware she had left the camper. No contact has been made with Brianna since that time. 

    Taney Co., MO -- (10/17/17) Taney County authorities have issued a missing person Brianna Nicole Jensen DOB- 01/04/1996 White Female, 5’ 4”, 140 lbs, long blonde hair. Last seen around 2 am by roomate at 243 State Hwy F Lot#4. Was texting her father around 0523 hours on Oct. 17, 2017. Roommate was unaware she had left the camper. No contact has been made with Brianna since that time. 

  • Say Something Week brings awareness to suicide prevention at Nixa High School

    Say Something Week brings awareness to suicide prevention at Nixa High School

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-10-18 02:00:24 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, MO (10/17/17) - Last year, the Nixa High School lost one of their own. And students said they weren’t able to grieve or, even, talk about it. That’s why, this year, Say Something Week has started. Say Something Week gives power back to kids to help prevent tragedies and save lives when they say something to a trusted adult. “Being a teenager in today’s world can be tough and a challenge. But the reality is that there is a lot of help and a lot of...
    SPRINGFIELD, MO (10/17/17) - Last year, the Nixa High School lost one of their own. And students said they weren’t able to grieve or, even, talk about it. That’s why, this year, Say Something Week has started. Say Something Week gives power back to kids to help prevent tragedies and save lives when they say something to a trusted adult. “Being a teenager in today’s world can be tough and a challenge. But the reality is that there is a lot of help and a lot of...
  • Sexual assault victim speaks out

    Sexual assault victim speaks out

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 9:58 PM EDT2017-10-18 01:58:29 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/17/2017) Every 98 seconds, someone in the U.S. becomes a victim of sexual assault. At just 21 years old, Kate Rademacher became one of those victims. "I was at a bar with some of my friends and we got into an argument. My friend left and I was there still drinking. The next morning, I woke up in an abandoned apartment with nothing but an air mattress, and I just chalked it up to a rough night of drinking at that point," said Kate Rademacher.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/17/2017) Every 98 seconds, someone in the U.S. becomes a victim of sexual assault. At just 21 years old, Kate Rademacher became one of those victims. "I was at a bar with some of my friends and we got into an argument. My friend left and I was there still drinking. The next morning, I woke up in an abandoned apartment with nothing but an air mattress, and I just chalked it up to a rough night of drinking at that point," said Kate Rademacher.

  • Former Walnut Grove City Clerk sentenced for embezzlement

    Former Walnut Grove City Clerk sentenced for embezzlement

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 6:24 PM EDT2017-10-17 22:24:37 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. – (10/17/17) Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the former city clerk of Walnut Grove, Mo. was sentenced in federal court today for a credit card fraud scheme in which she embezzled city funds.  

    Springfield, Mo. – (10/17/17) Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that the former city clerk of Walnut Grove, Mo. was sentenced in federal court today for a credit card fraud scheme in which she embezzled city funds.  

  • Missouri Firefighter dies during vehicle crash in California

    Missouri Firefighter dies during vehicle crash in California

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-10-17 22:20:09 GMT

    Napa County, California. -- (10/17/17) A southwest Missouri Firefighter has died in a car crash out in California. Garrett Paiz was a volunteer firefighter who went out to help with the wildfires but overturned his vehicle heading downhill. The investigation of the crash is ongoing and it is unknown to what might have caused the crash.

    Napa County, California. -- (10/17/17) A southwest Missouri Firefighter has died in a car crash out in California. Garrett Paiz was a volunteer firefighter who went out to help with the wildfires but overturned his vehicle heading downhill. The investigation of the crash is ongoing and it is unknown to what might have caused the crash.

  • Man makes threats, holds wife at gun point

    Man makes threats, holds wife at gun point

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-10-17 22:13:11 GMT
    Joplin, MO -- (10/17/17) Today, the Joplin Police Department received a call at 11:13 AM for a well-being check at 1501 South Jackson. The caller reported being on the phone with a female at the residence when her husband came in and made threats. The husband also said he would shoot the caller if they came over. There was concern for the well-being of the female. Joplin officers arrived and attempted to make contact and learned the male was armed with a gun, holding a smal...
    Joplin, MO -- (10/17/17) Today, the Joplin Police Department received a call at 11:13 AM for a well-being check at 1501 South Jackson. The caller reported being on the phone with a female at the residence when her husband came in and made threats. The husband also said he would shoot the caller if they came over. There was concern for the well-being of the female. Joplin officers arrived and attempted to make contact and learned the male was armed with a gun, holding a smal...
  • Suspect leads police on 17-mile car chase

    Suspect leads police on 17-mile car chase

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-10-17 21:55:22 GMT

    Nixa, MO -- (10/17/17) Nixa police have arrested one man who led officers on a 17-mile pursuit. At 12:40 this afternoon near Mt. Vernon Street and Nicholas Road, a Nixa Police Officer attempted to stop a suspected DWI driver whose license was known to be revoked based on a previous interaction earlier today. The 36-year-old driver led a pursuit north on Nicholas to Plainview, across to 160 and back to Nixa. 

    Nixa, MO -- (10/17/17) Nixa police have arrested one man who led officers on a 17-mile pursuit. At 12:40 this afternoon near Mt. Vernon Street and Nicholas Road, a Nixa Police Officer attempted to stop a suspected DWI driver whose license was known to be revoked based on a previous interaction earlier today. The 36-year-old driver led a pursuit north on Nicholas to Plainview, across to 160 and back to Nixa. 

  • Independence man charged with stabbing step-father

    Independence man charged with stabbing step-father

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-10-17 21:49:20 GMT

    Independence, MO -- (10/17/17) An Independence man is in custody after deputies responded to a call of a stabbing in the early morning hours of Monday, October 16th. According to Sheriff’s Office Officials, the incident took place on 1725 Road near Sheldon Mo where the suspect, who has been identified as 28-year-old Richard A Kirkham, was arrested at the scene of the incident. 

    Independence, MO -- (10/17/17) An Independence man is in custody after deputies responded to a call of a stabbing in the early morning hours of Monday, October 16th. According to Sheriff’s Office Officials, the incident took place on 1725 Road near Sheldon Mo where the suspect, who has been identified as 28-year-old Richard A Kirkham, was arrested at the scene of the incident. 

  • Two arrested after officer heard three gun shots

    Two arrested after officer heard three gun shots

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 4:01 PM EDT2017-10-17 20:01:02 GMT

    Joplin, Mo. -- (10/17/17) On 10-17- 2017 an officers was stationary at 7th and Jackson and heard three gunshots. An officer at the police station heard them as well. As officers began investigating, a caller reported they had occurred around 9 th and Grand. 

    Joplin, Mo. -- (10/17/17) On 10-17- 2017 an officers was stationary at 7th and Jackson and heard three gunshots. An officer at the police station heard them as well. As officers began investigating, a caller reported they had occurred around 9 th and Grand. 

  • Deputy dispatched to house results in shooting

    Deputy dispatched to house results in shooting

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:51 PM EDT2017-10-17 19:51:21 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (10/17/17) On October 16, 2017, a deputy was dispatched to 2607 W. Vincent in reference to bullet holes found on the outside of the house. During the investigation, the deputy also observed bullet holes on the outside of a neighboring home, 2619 W. Vincent. 

    Springfield, Mo. -- (10/17/17) On October 16, 2017, a deputy was dispatched to 2607 W. Vincent in reference to bullet holes found on the outside of the house. During the investigation, the deputy also observed bullet holes on the outside of a neighboring home, 2619 W. Vincent. 

  • MSU taking action against sexual harassment

    MSU taking action against sexual harassment

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 10:16 AM EDT2017-10-17 14:16:48 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/16/2017) Sexual harassment on campus is a problem for colleges worldwide, however, here in Springfield, Missouri state is taking active measures to prevent it. "If you look at the statistics, it's as if this is 1952. There is still one in four, one in five, women that will be affected by this, men are victimized in this way as well. So, it continues to be important to fight to stop these things from happening."

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/16/2017) Sexual harassment on campus is a problem for colleges worldwide, however, here in Springfield, Missouri state is taking active measures to prevent it. "If you look at the statistics, it's as if this is 1952. There is still one in four, one in five, women that will be affected by this, men are victimized in this way as well. So, it continues to be important to fight to stop these things from happening."

  • Breast cancer screenings could just save your life

    Breast cancer screenings could just save your life

    Monday, October 16 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-10-17 02:00:26 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (10/16/17) - More than likely, someone you know has been affected by breast cancer. That’s why Cox Health recommends getting an annual mammogram. Sot Kelly heard, clinical supervisor “we can’t prevent breast cancer, however, with early detection we can improve drastically a woman’s prognosis.” Heard says it might be time to get tested if you experience symptoms such as; pain, discomfort, lumps, or changes in the breast. 

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (10/16/17) - More than likely, someone you know has been affected by breast cancer. That’s why Cox Health recommends getting an annual mammogram. Sot Kelly heard, clinical supervisor “we can’t prevent breast cancer, however, with early detection we can improve drastically a woman’s prognosis.” Heard says it might be time to get tested if you experience symptoms such as; pain, discomfort, lumps, or changes in the breast. 

  • School district adds a therapy dog to its staff

    School district adds a therapy dog to its staff

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:59:00 GMT

    (REEDS SPRING, Mo.--10/16/2017) There’s a new classmate for students at Reeds Spring Intermediate School, but he isn’t there to learn. Ranger, a Goldendoodle, joined the teaching staff at Reeds Spring this year for therapeutic service for students.

    (REEDS SPRING, Mo.--10/16/2017) There’s a new classmate for students at Reeds Spring Intermediate School, but he isn’t there to learn. Ranger, a Goldendoodle, joined the teaching staff at Reeds Spring this year for therapeutic service for students.

  • More than 1,000 alarms installed

    More than 1,000 alarms installed

    Monday, October 16 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-10-16 20:22:08 GMT

    Springfield, Mo, -- (10/16/17) Since April, Springfield firefighters have installed more than 1,000 smoke alarms in area neighborhoods as a part of Project RED Zone. 

    Springfield, Mo, -- (10/16/17) Since April, Springfield firefighters have installed more than 1,000 smoke alarms in area neighborhoods as a part of Project RED Zone. 

  • Fugitive of the week

    Fugitive of the week

    Monday, October 16 2017 4:01 PM EDT2017-10-16 20:01:03 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (10/16/17) Colton Randall Wilson has been up to no good in Springfield, earning him a spot as our featured Fugitive of the Week. Wilson is a 25 year old white male, 5'11, 160 lbs, with brown hair, and hazel eyes. 

    Springfield, Mo. -- (10/16/17) Colton Randall Wilson has been up to no good in Springfield, earning him a spot as our featured Fugitive of the Week. Wilson is a 25 year old white male, 5'11, 160 lbs, with brown hair, and hazel eyes. 

  • Friday is Buckle Up Phone Down Day

    Friday is Buckle Up Phone Down Day

    Monday, October 16 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-10-16 19:56:41 GMT

    Jefferson City – (10/16/17) The Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety are challenging you and those you know at home, work, school, or in your community to buckle up and put your phone down.

    Jefferson City – (10/16/17) The Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety are challenging you and those you know at home, work, school, or in your community to buckle up and put your phone down.

  • Numerous hiring events with the mobile career center

    Numerous hiring events with the mobile career center

    Monday, October 16 2017 3:52 PM EDT2017-10-16 19:52:09 GMT

    Springfield, Mo – (10/16/17) In the coming weeks be sure to keep an eye out for the Missouri Job Center’s Mobile Career Center. The MJC bus will be available for job seekers to apply for open positions at many area businesses. 

    Springfield, Mo – (10/16/17) In the coming weeks be sure to keep an eye out for the Missouri Job Center’s Mobile Career Center. The MJC bus will be available for job seekers to apply for open positions at many area businesses. 

  • Authorities investigating fatal shooting in Douglas County

    Authorities investigating fatal shooting in Douglas County

    Friday, October 13 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-10-14 02:00:24 GMT

    (DOUGLAS COUNTY, Mo.-- 10/13/17) The Douglas County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide that left  one person dead and are looking for two people of interest in the connection of the shooting death. 

    (DOUGLAS COUNTY, Mo.-- 10/13/17) The Douglas County Sheriff's Department is investigating a homicide that left  one person dead and are looking for two people of interest in the connection of the shooting death. 

  • Domestic violence awareness month brings events to show support for survivors

    Domestic violence awareness month brings events to show support for survivors

    Friday, October 13 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-10-14 02:00:23 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (10/13/17) - Many people across the nation, unfortunately, deal with domestic violence. But what most don’t know is that Greene County’s numbers are continuing to grow, making Springfield’s rates the highest they’ve been in five years. Stats show one in three women will experience some form of domestic violence in their lifetime. “I am a survivor. I’ve seen abuse my entire life growing up with my mother.

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (10/13/17) - Many people across the nation, unfortunately, deal with domestic violence. But what most don’t know is that Greene County’s numbers are continuing to grow, making Springfield’s rates the highest they’ve been in five years. Stats show one in three women will experience some form of domestic violence in their lifetime. “I am a survivor. I’ve seen abuse my entire life growing up with my mother.

  • Spending trends and the holiday season

    Spending trends and the holiday season

    Friday, October 13 2017 8:58 PM EDT2017-10-14 00:58:40 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/13/2017) This fall, Halloween purchases alone are expected to rack up as much as $9 billion in sales, but even after the Halloween festivities come to an end, the extreme spending trend will still continue. Gift giving, eating out and entertaining at home are just a few of the things that contribute to the  extreme buying patterns of  the holiday season. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/13/2017) This fall, Halloween purchases alone are expected to rack up as much as $9 billion in sales, but even after the Halloween festivities come to an end, the extreme spending trend will still continue. Gift giving, eating out and entertaining at home are just a few of the things that contribute to the  extreme buying patterns of  the holiday season. 

  • Springfield man sentenced for child porn

    Springfield man sentenced for child porn

    Friday, October 13 2017 4:25 PM EDT2017-10-13 20:25:19 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(10/13/17) A Springfield man has been sentenced in federal court for receiving and distributing child pornography. 26-year-old Nathan Reed will spend 20 years in prison without parole. On June 5th, Reed pleaded guilty to receiving and distributing child pornography over the internet.  The investigation began on June 29, 2016, when law enforcement officers received a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which reported that Reed h...

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(10/13/17) A Springfield man has been sentenced in federal court for receiving and distributing child pornography. 26-year-old Nathan Reed will spend 20 years in prison without parole. On June 5th, Reed pleaded guilty to receiving and distributing child pornography over the internet.  The investigation began on June 29, 2016, when law enforcement officers received a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, which reported that Reed h...

  • California man sentenced for local meth conspiracy

    California man sentenced for local meth conspiracy

    Friday, October 13 2017 4:19 PM EDT2017-10-13 20:19:11 GMT

    Springfield, MO -- (10/13/17) A Downey, California man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine that was shipped from California to Springfield, Mo. Romulo Frank Delatorre, 37, of Downey, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without parole. On May 8, 2017, Delatorre pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine from June 1 through Sept. 11, 2015. 

    Springfield, MO -- (10/13/17) A Downey, California man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine that was shipped from California to Springfield, Mo. Romulo Frank Delatorre, 37, of Downey, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without parole. On May 8, 2017, Delatorre pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine from June 1 through Sept. 11, 2015. 

  • Springfield woman injured in drive by shooting

    Springfield woman injured in drive by shooting

    Friday, October 13 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-10-13 20:09:08 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(10/13/17) A Springfield woman sustained minor injuries after someone allegedly fired shots into the vehicle she was in. According to the Springfield Police Department, shots where fired through the trunk of the car. Its not immediately known if the woman was hit by a bullet or broken glass. Police continue to search for the suspect who is said to have been driving a white vehicle. 
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(10/13/17) A Springfield woman sustained minor injuries after someone allegedly fired shots into the vehicle she was in. According to the Springfield Police Department, shots where fired through the trunk of the car. Its not immediately known if the woman was hit by a bullet or broken glass. Police continue to search for the suspect who is said to have been driving a white vehicle. 
  • Springfield vigil held for victims of gun violence

    Springfield vigil held for victims of gun violence

    Thursday, October 12 2017 10:04 PM EDT2017-10-13 02:04:53 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/12/2017) A local organization hosted a vigil tonight to honor those who have become victims of gun violence. Community members gathered to pay their respects to the 58 killed in Las Vegas, as well as four other victims recently killed in the community. The organization, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, strives to raise awareness of the dangers of gun violence with the hopes that a mass shooting doesn't happen again.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (10/12/2017) A local organization hosted a vigil tonight to honor those who have become victims of gun violence. Community members gathered to pay their respects to the 58 killed in Las Vegas, as well as four other victims recently killed in the community. The organization, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, strives to raise awareness of the dangers of gun violence with the hopes that a mass shooting doesn't happen again.

  • Scouting leaders react to Boy Scouts decision

    Scouting leaders react to Boy Scouts decision

    Thursday, October 12 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-10-13 02:00:19 GMT

    (SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- 10/12/17) The Boy Scouts of America are breaking a 100 year tradition by allowing girls to become Cub Scouts and earn the title of an Eagle Scout.

    (SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- 10/12/17) The Boy Scouts of America are breaking a 100 year tradition by allowing girls to become Cub Scouts and earn the title of an Eagle Scout.

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