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  • 9 massage parlor operators charged

    9 massage parlor operators charged

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-07-22 02:38:57 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. –(7/21/17) Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that today, as a continuation of the joint efforts of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Springfield Police Department, Missouri Attorney General’s Office and Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, that nine massage parlor operators have been charged with the class A misdemeanor of operating a massage business without the proper state license. Mr. Patterson stated that these...
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. –(7/21/17) Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that today, as a continuation of the joint efforts of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Springfield Police Department, Missouri Attorney General’s Office and Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, that nine massage parlor operators have been charged with the class A misdemeanor of operating a massage business without the proper state license. Mr. Patterson stated that these...
  • Spicer Resigns From White House Team

    Spicer Resigns From White House Team

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:30 PM EDT2017-07-22 02:30:59 GMT

    Washington -- (7/21/17) White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has resigned over the hiring of a new top communications aide, sources tell the Associated Press. The move came as Trump booster and Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci was expected to be tapped for White House communications director.  

    Washington -- (7/21/17) White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has resigned over the hiring of a new top communications aide, sources tell the Associated Press. The move came as Trump booster and Wall Street financier Anthony Scaramucci was expected to be tapped for White House communications director.  

  • New Off Road Track At Lucas Oil Speedway

    New Off Road Track At Lucas Oil Speedway

    Friday, July 21 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-07-22 02:00:14 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/21/17) - Start your engines! The Lucas Oil Speedway is ready to show off their new off road track this weekend! “The thing is that UTV market is very big. A lot of people have them now and we want to give them a place to come and showcase these pro trucks this weekend," says the general manager Dan Robinson. The new course is 1.3 miles.

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/21/17) - Start your engines! The Lucas Oil Speedway is ready to show off their new off road track this weekend! “The thing is that UTV market is very big. A lot of people have them now and we want to give them a place to come and showcase these pro trucks this weekend," says the general manager Dan Robinson. The new course is 1.3 miles.

  • One Man in Custody After Possible Bomb Found in Joplin Hotel

    One Man in Custody After Possible Bomb Found in Joplin Hotel

    Friday, July 21 2017 7:19 PM EDT2017-07-21 23:19:53 GMT

    JOPLIN, Mo.--(07/21/2017) At 11:12am this morning, an employee of Fazoli’s, 4027 South Richard Joseph, called to report a male was in their parking lot and had pointed a handgun at them and made threats. Officers responded to the area. Upon their arrival, they could see the male going into Microtel, at 4101 Richard Joseph. Officers immediately entered the hotel and began searching for the suspect. As they located the suspect, he entered a room and closed the door.

    JOPLIN, Mo.--(07/21/2017) At 11:12am this morning, an employee of Fazoli’s, 4027 South Richard Joseph, called to report a male was in their parking lot and had pointed a handgun at them and made threats. Officers responded to the area. Upon their arrival, they could see the male going into Microtel, at 4101 Richard Joseph. Officers immediately entered the hotel and began searching for the suspect. As they located the suspect, he entered a room and closed the door.

  • July Pay It Forward Winner Announced

    July Pay It Forward Winner Announced

    Friday, July 21 2017 4:11 PM EDT2017-07-21 20:11:41 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/19/17) This month we surprised Bob Miner, a Mobile Unit Operator at Community Blood Centers of the Ozarks who loads and unloads trucks -- making smooth transfers to and from blood donation sites. And according to the community, he's saving lives -- one day at a time. Congratulations, Bob! And thank you for serving our community!

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/19/17) This month we surprised Bob Miner, a Mobile Unit Operator at Community Blood Centers of the Ozarks who loads and unloads trucks -- making smooth transfers to and from blood donation sites. And according to the community, he's saving lives -- one day at a time. Congratulations, Bob! And thank you for serving our community!

  • Missing Woman in Douglas County Found

    Missing Woman in Douglas County Found

    Friday, July 21 2017 3:39 PM EDT2017-07-21 19:39:01 GMT

    Update: Judy Parsons has been found. DOUGLAS COUNTY, Mo.--(07/20/2017) The Douglas County Sheriff's office is asking for assistance in locating 77-year-old, Judy Parsons. She was last seen this morning around 8:30AM wearing light blue pants and a tie dye shirt. Parsons is 5" and approximately 125 pounds, she has grayish.brown hair and wearing glasses. Mrs. Parsons does suffer from Alzheimer's and may seem confused. She was last seen in the vicinity of Y hwy and CR 526.

    Update: Judy Parsons has been found. DOUGLAS COUNTY, Mo.--(07/20/2017) The Douglas County Sheriff's office is asking for assistance in locating 77-year-old, Judy Parsons. She was last seen this morning around 8:30AM wearing light blue pants and a tie dye shirt. Parsons is 5" and approximately 125 pounds, she has grayish.brown hair and wearing glasses. Mrs. Parsons does suffer from Alzheimer's and may seem confused. She was last seen in the vicinity of Y hwy and CR 526.

  • Watch Live On Fox. OJ Pleads For Freedom

    Watch Live On Fox. OJ Pleads For Freedom

    Friday, July 21 2017 3:32 PM EDT2017-07-21 19:32:15 GMT

    Former football star O.J. Simpson will gain the attention today when he pleads for freedom. Simpson was charged with arm robbery involving two sprots memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas, Nevada. O.J.

    Former football star O.J. Simpson will gain the attention today when he pleads for freedom. Simpson was charged with arm robbery involving two sprots memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas, Nevada. O.J.

  • Promised Land Zoo Opens New Attraction

    Promised Land Zoo Opens New Attraction

    Friday, July 21 2017 3:19 PM EDT2017-07-21 19:19:11 GMT

    BRANSON, Mo. -- (07/21/2017) The Promised Land Zoo held a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday to signify the opening of their newest addition to the park- a drive through zoo tour. The new addition will eventually make the zoo the largest attraction within the Branson city limits. Josh Remenar, Managing Director at the Promised Land Zoo, said, "We're adding 64 acres, so it's about a two and a half mile drive right in the middle of Branson." 

    BRANSON, Mo. -- (07/21/2017) The Promised Land Zoo held a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday to signify the opening of their newest addition to the park- a drive through zoo tour. The new addition will eventually make the zoo the largest attraction within the Branson city limits. Josh Remenar, Managing Director at the Promised Land Zoo, said, "We're adding 64 acres, so it's about a two and a half mile drive right in the middle of Branson." 

  • Court grants AG Hawley’s request for temporary restraining order

    Court grants AG Hawley’s request for temporary restraining order

    Friday, July 21 2017 2:53 PM EDT2017-07-21 18:53:28 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. - (7/21/17) Attorney General Josh Hawley and attorneys from the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office brought a temporary restraining order (TRO) against a number of the massage parlors that were raided on Thursday as part of a major crackdown against suspect human trafficking in Springfield, Missouri. 

    Springfield, Mo. - (7/21/17) Attorney General Josh Hawley and attorneys from the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office brought a temporary restraining order (TRO) against a number of the massage parlors that were raided on Thursday as part of a major crackdown against suspect human trafficking in Springfield, Missouri. 

  • AG Hawley To Obtain TRO On Massage Shops

    AG Hawley To Obtain TRO On Massage Shops

    Friday, July 21 2017 12:12 PM EDT2017-07-21 16:12:15 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (7/21/17) Attorney General Josh Hawley will meet at the Greene County Circuit Court at 10:00am to seek a temporary restraining order (TRO) against a number of the massage parlors that were raided on Thursday as part of a major crackdown against suspected human trafficking in Springfield, Missouri. If granted by the Court, the TRO will prohibit those activities during the pendency of the civil case filed yesterday.

    Springfield, Mo. -- (7/21/17) Attorney General Josh Hawley will meet at the Greene County Circuit Court at 10:00am to seek a temporary restraining order (TRO) against a number of the massage parlors that were raided on Thursday as part of a major crackdown against suspected human trafficking in Springfield, Missouri. If granted by the Court, the TRO will prohibit those activities during the pendency of the civil case filed yesterday.

  • Ancient Italian Fossils Reveal Risk Infections

    Ancient Italian Fossils Reveal Risk Infections

    Friday, July 21 2017 12:03 PM EDT2017-07-21 16:03:43 GMT

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – (7/21/17) In 2014, a team of researchers led by a paleobiologist from the University of Missouri found that clams from the Holocene Epoch (that began 11,700 years ago) contained clues about how sea level rise due to climate change could foreshadow a rise in parasitic trematodes, or flatworms. The team cautioned that the rise could lead to outbreaks in human infections if left unchecked.

    COLUMBIA, Mo. – (7/21/17) In 2014, a team of researchers led by a paleobiologist from the University of Missouri found that clams from the Holocene Epoch (that began 11,700 years ago) contained clues about how sea level rise due to climate change could foreshadow a rise in parasitic trematodes, or flatworms. The team cautioned that the rise could lead to outbreaks in human infections if left unchecked.

  • Opioid Summit Brings The Governor To Springfield

    Opioid Summit Brings The Governor To Springfield

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-07-21 02:00:19 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/20/17) - Governor Greitens joined the city of Springfield today to announce this is his first stop of nine cities to discuss opioids in communities across the state. Governor Greitens announced this week that Missouri is joining 49 other states and, officially, has a drug monitoring program. “Addiction is a modern plague. Last year, in the state of Missouri we lost 900 people to opioid addiction," says Greitens. 

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/20/17) - Governor Greitens joined the city of Springfield today to announce this is his first stop of nine cities to discuss opioids in communities across the state. Governor Greitens announced this week that Missouri is joining 49 other states and, officially, has a drug monitoring program. “Addiction is a modern plague. Last year, in the state of Missouri we lost 900 people to opioid addiction," says Greitens. 

  • Human Trafficking Raids Hit Springfield

    Human Trafficking Raids Hit Springfield

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:49 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:49:16 GMT

    Springfield, Mo.  – Attorney General Josh Hawley today took emergency legal action to shut down a series of Southwest Missouri businesses connected to human trafficking. This action follows raids Thursday across the Springfield region by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Attorney General’s Office and other agencies targeting businesses believed to be involved in illegal trafficking.    

    Springfield, Mo.  – Attorney General Josh Hawley today took emergency legal action to shut down a series of Southwest Missouri businesses connected to human trafficking. This action follows raids Thursday across the Springfield region by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Attorney General’s Office and other agencies targeting businesses believed to be involved in illegal trafficking.    

  • Kidnapping in Republic

    Kidnapping in Republic

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:35 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:35:36 GMT

    REPUBLIC, Mo.--(07/20/2017) On Sunday, July 16th at approximately 4:00 p.m., Republic Police Department was contacted in reference to a missing 11-year-old female. Information obtained during the initial investigation was that the victim was last seen at approximately 3:00 a.m. on that same date at her home. Once the information was received, a search team was assembled and an intense investigation began.

    REPUBLIC, Mo.--(07/20/2017) On Sunday, July 16th at approximately 4:00 p.m., Republic Police Department was contacted in reference to a missing 11-year-old female. Information obtained during the initial investigation was that the victim was last seen at approximately 3:00 a.m. on that same date at her home. Once the information was received, a search team was assembled and an intense investigation began.

  • Early morning Springfield shooting under investigation

    Early morning Springfield shooting under investigation

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:23:11 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (07/17/2017) Greene County Deputies are currently investigating a shooting that occurred in the early hours of Monday morning.  At approximately 3:30 AM, deputies responded to a home located in the 3700 block of West Roxbury Street in southwest Greene County after receiving a call from a female who reported hearing several gunshots. When Deputies arrived at the scene, they found a 35-year-old male with gunshot wounds inside the home. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (07/17/2017) Greene County Deputies are currently investigating a shooting that occurred in the early hours of Monday morning.  At approximately 3:30 AM, deputies responded to a home located in the 3700 block of West Roxbury Street in southwest Greene County after receiving a call from a female who reported hearing several gunshots. When Deputies arrived at the scene, they found a 35-year-old male with gunshot wounds inside the home. 

  • Bodies of Jefferson City Teens Found Dead

    Bodies of Jefferson City Teens Found Dead

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:21:29 GMT

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.--(07/20/2017) Dantonio McClain and Jacob Foster, both of whom were listed as missing as of late yesterday, have been found within the Moreau River and are deceased. Jefferson City Police, along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Jefferson City Fire Department, have been investigating the disappearance of the two Jefferson City teens, who were last seen yesterday and reported missing early this morning.

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.--(07/20/2017) Dantonio McClain and Jacob Foster, both of whom were listed as missing as of late yesterday, have been found within the Moreau River and are deceased. Jefferson City Police, along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Jefferson City Fire Department, have been investigating the disappearance of the two Jefferson City teens, who were last seen yesterday and reported missing early this morning.

  • Man charged for murder of girlfriend

    Man charged for murder of girlfriend

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:20 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:20:48 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/20/17) Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Ellman S. Long, 70, of Springfield, MO has been charged today with murder in the second degree and armed criminal action. Bond has been set at $150,000. On July 19, 2017, Ellman Long entered the lobby of the Springfield Police Department located on Battlefield Road. Long told staff he had shot his girlfriend around midnight the previous night. Greene County Deputies responded to the...

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/20/17) Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Ellman S. Long, 70, of Springfield, MO has been charged today with murder in the second degree and armed criminal action. Bond has been set at $150,000. On July 19, 2017, Ellman Long entered the lobby of the Springfield Police Department located on Battlefield Road. Long told staff he had shot his girlfriend around midnight the previous night. Greene County Deputies responded to the...

  • Missing Man in Camden County Found

    Missing Man in Camden County Found

    Thursday, July 20 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-07-21 00:14:51 GMT

    Update: James Hanberry III was located safe at a residence in Richland. Camdenton, MO. (7/20/17) James Hanberry III, age 36, 6'1" 185 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes, of Sunrise Beach, Mo. was reported missing on July 16, 2017. He was last seen on July 9, 2017 at approximately 2 pm at his residence. Subject was driving a 2015 black Nissan Rogue displaying Missouri registration, YJ9R2L.

    Update: James Hanberry III was located safe at a residence in Richland. Camdenton, MO. (7/20/17) James Hanberry III, age 36, 6'1" 185 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes, of Sunrise Beach, Mo. was reported missing on July 16, 2017. He was last seen on July 9, 2017 at approximately 2 pm at his residence. Subject was driving a 2015 black Nissan Rogue displaying Missouri registration, YJ9R2L.

  • Man Shot After Pulling Out A Hand Gun During Traffic Stop

    Man Shot After Pulling Out A Hand Gun During Traffic Stop

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:16:15 GMT

    Neosho, Mo. --(7-20-17) A man was shot and killed by an officer after pulling out a hand gun during a traffic stop. The officer was not injured during this incident. The body of the man who was shot has been sent to Kansas City for an autopsy as the investigation continues.

    Neosho, Mo. --(7-20-17) A man was shot and killed by an officer after pulling out a hand gun during a traffic stop. The officer was not injured during this incident. The body of the man who was shot has been sent to Kansas City for an autopsy as the investigation continues.

  • Rolla Shooting Investigation

    Rolla Shooting Investigation

    Thursday, July 20 2017 4:11 PM EDT2017-07-20 20:11:43 GMT

    Rolla, MO.- (7/20/17) On July 19, 2017, at approximately 4:03 PM officers responded to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department due to a 21 year old female, who had been transported to the hospital by private vehicle with a single gunshot wound to her head. The victim was immediately airlifted to the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia, MO. 

    Rolla, MO.- (7/20/17) On July 19, 2017, at approximately 4:03 PM officers responded to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department due to a 21 year old female, who had been transported to the hospital by private vehicle with a single gunshot wound to her head. The victim was immediately airlifted to the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia, MO. 

  • Police Investigating Joplin Death

    Police Investigating Joplin Death

    Thursday, July 20 2017 3:57 PM EDT2017-07-20 19:57:58 GMT
    Joplin, MO- (7/20/17) Joplin Police were called to Mercy Hospital for a medical call, when they arrived, 60 year old Vickey S. Phillips was pronounced deceased. They are conducting a death investigation and an autopsy is being scheduled. 
    Joplin, MO- (7/20/17) Joplin Police were called to Mercy Hospital for a medical call, when they arrived, 60 year old Vickey S. Phillips was pronounced deceased. They are conducting a death investigation and an autopsy is being scheduled. 
  • BREAKING NEWS: O.J. Simpson Granted Parole

    BREAKING NEWS: O.J. Simpson Granted Parole

    Thursday, July 20 2017 3:20 PM EDT2017-07-20 19:20:41 GMT

    Las Vegas, Nevada -- (7/20/17) O.J. Simpson was in a battle at court today to fight for his freedom. Simpson was charged with arm robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas, Nevada. Simpson was a Heisman-winner on the football field but lost all fame after he was implicated in his ex-wife murder in 1994. O.J. was asked if the public would be an issue for him if he was granted on parol.  

    Las Vegas, Nevada -- (7/20/17) O.J. Simpson was in a battle at court today to fight for his freedom. Simpson was charged with arm robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas, Nevada. Simpson was a Heisman-winner on the football field but lost all fame after he was implicated in his ex-wife murder in 1994. O.J. was asked if the public would be an issue for him if he was granted on parol.  

  • Senator John McCain Fighting A Tough Battle

    Senator John McCain Fighting A Tough Battle

    Thursday, July 20 2017 1:29 PM EDT2017-07-20 17:29:15 GMT

    WASHINGTON — (7/20/17) John McCain has always lived for the fight. Now he’s facing his toughest battle. The Arizona Republican senator has often seemed indestructible, despite the best efforts of his Vietnam War jailers, an earlier bout with melanoma and a list of honorable political defeats. 

    WASHINGTON — (7/20/17) John McCain has always lived for the fight. Now he’s facing his toughest battle. The Arizona Republican senator has often seemed indestructible, despite the best efforts of his Vietnam War jailers, an earlier bout with melanoma and a list of honorable political defeats. 

  • Hartzler Introduces Bill to Protect Public Housing from Smoke Damage

    Hartzler Introduces Bill to Protect Public Housing from Smoke Damage

    Thursday, July 20 2017 12:41 PM EDT2017-07-20 16:41:29 GMT

    WASHINGTON  — (7/20/17)  Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) introduced the Smoke Free Affordable Housing Act (HR3322) today to encourage public housing developers to maintain a healthy environment for residents while protecting the subsidized property from expensive smoking related remediation costs. 

    WASHINGTON  — (7/20/17)  Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) introduced the Smoke Free Affordable Housing Act (HR3322) today to encourage public housing developers to maintain a healthy environment for residents while protecting the subsidized property from expensive smoking related remediation costs. 

  • AT&T is Hiring for 90 Call Center Jobs in Springfield

    AT&T is Hiring for 90 Call Center Jobs in Springfield

    Thursday, July 20 2017 10:33 AM EDT2017-07-20 14:33:53 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (7-20-17)  AT&T* is hiring more than 90 entertainment sales and service representatives in Springfield. The jobs are at the company’s downtown call center. Our call center sales representatives work with customers to provide the entertainment and communications products that best meets their needs.   

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (7-20-17)  AT&T* is hiring more than 90 entertainment sales and service representatives in Springfield. The jobs are at the company’s downtown call center. Our call center sales representatives work with customers to provide the entertainment and communications products that best meets their needs.   

  • Scammers Targeting People That Use Free Public Wifi

    Scammers Targeting People That Use Free Public Wifi

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-07-20 02:00:18 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/19/17) - Now, 4 out of 10 Americans use free public wifi at least once a month. Making them the perfect target for a new type of scam. Free public wifi networks could cost you more than you think - the theft of your identity and private information! Scammers are tricking people by creating a wifi name that is almost identical to the real one that you’re trying to use. “If you’re logged into the server they can scan your computer."

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/19/17) - Now, 4 out of 10 Americans use free public wifi at least once a month. Making them the perfect target for a new type of scam. Free public wifi networks could cost you more than you think - the theft of your identity and private information! Scammers are tricking people by creating a wifi name that is almost identical to the real one that you’re trying to use. “If you’re logged into the server they can scan your computer."

  • Springfield 'Wheels to Work' update

    Springfield 'Wheels to Work' update

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 9:39 PM EDT2017-07-20 01:39:56 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(7/19/17) Springfield's 'Wheels to Work' program is now in its fifth week of operation. On Monday and Tuesday of each week, two buses travel two different routes in town, making contact with individuals who are panhandling, and attempting to connect them with employment, housing and other resources. “We really want the public to know that there are some really serious barriers between those who are panhandling and jobs for them,” said Rev. Mark Struck...
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(7/19/17) Springfield's 'Wheels to Work' program is now in its fifth week of operation. On Monday and Tuesday of each week, two buses travel two different routes in town, making contact with individuals who are panhandling, and attempting to connect them with employment, housing and other resources. “We really want the public to know that there are some really serious barriers between those who are panhandling and jobs for them,” said Rev. Mark Struck...
  • $262,000 Jackpot Won in Christian County

    $262,000 Jackpot Won in Christian County

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 8:23 PM EDT2017-07-20 00:23:04 GMT

    NIXA, Mo.--(07/19/2017) A Nixa woman’s choice to have a Missouri Lottery terminal randomly select her Show Me Cash numbers has resulted in a $262,000 jackpot win. Lori Sullivan purchased her winning Quick Pick ticket from Midtowne Market, 317 Hawthorne Ave., in St. Charles. All five of her numbers – 10, 29, 34, 36 and 37 – were drawn in the June 14 drawing. Midtowne Market received $500 for selling the winning ticket.

    NIXA, Mo.--(07/19/2017) A Nixa woman’s choice to have a Missouri Lottery terminal randomly select her Show Me Cash numbers has resulted in a $262,000 jackpot win. Lori Sullivan purchased her winning Quick Pick ticket from Midtowne Market, 317 Hawthorne Ave., in St. Charles. All five of her numbers – 10, 29, 34, 36 and 37 – were drawn in the June 14 drawing. Midtowne Market received $500 for selling the winning ticket.

  • Greene County Sheriff's Deputies Conducting Death Investigation in Eastern Greene County

    Greene County Sheriff's Deputies Conducting Death Investigation in Eastern Greene County

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-07-19 23:32:04 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/19/2017) On Wednesday, July 19th, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Greene County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a home located in the 5200 block of East Calberts Lane in eastern Greene County where they found a deceased 53-year old female inside with a visible gunshot wound. The investigation is ongoing and an autopsy has been scheduled for later this week to determine the cause of death, pending results from toxicology tests.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/19/2017) On Wednesday, July 19th, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Greene County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a home located in the 5200 block of East Calberts Lane in eastern Greene County where they found a deceased 53-year old female inside with a visible gunshot wound. The investigation is ongoing and an autopsy has been scheduled for later this week to determine the cause of death, pending results from toxicology tests.

  • Missouri Joins Five States to Launch Enforcement Blitz Against Speeding

    Missouri Joins Five States to Launch Enforcement Blitz Against Speeding

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 6:37 PM EDT2017-07-19 22:37:51 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, MO--(07/19/2017) Missouri law enforcement officials have announced they will conduct a speed enforcement blitz throughout the state from July 21-July 23, 2017.  “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine” is an intensified effort to crack down on speeding. Similar crackdown efforts are occurring across the region in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

    KANSAS CITY, MO--(07/19/2017) Missouri law enforcement officials have announced they will conduct a speed enforcement blitz throughout the state from July 21-July 23, 2017.  “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine” is an intensified effort to crack down on speeding. Similar crackdown efforts are occurring across the region in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

  • Two Charged With Murder in Douglas County

    Two Charged With Murder in Douglas County

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 6:33 PM EDT2017-07-19 22:33:42 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/19/2017) Attorney General Josh Hawley announced today that his office has secured two indictments for murder involving a Douglas County father and son. The first indictment charges James “Lee” Aborn, age 66 of Ava, Missouri with one count of murder in the second degree, one count of assault in the first degree and two counts of armed criminal action for the January 26th shooting that took the life of one man and injured another.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/19/2017) Attorney General Josh Hawley announced today that his office has secured two indictments for murder involving a Douglas County father and son. The first indictment charges James “Lee” Aborn, age 66 of Ava, Missouri with one count of murder in the second degree, one count of assault in the first degree and two counts of armed criminal action for the January 26th shooting that took the life of one man and injured another.

  • New Fema Disaster Program Opened in Greene County

    New Fema Disaster Program Opened in Greene County

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 4:54 PM EDT2017-07-19 20:54:22 GMT

    The new Fema recovery center offers support to people and businesses affected by the flooding and storms that occurred between April 28th and May 11th, 2017. People needing the Fema assistance and apply for an SBA low interest disaster loan must register by Tuesday, Aug. 1st, 2017. 

    The new Fema recovery center offers support to people and businesses affected by the flooding and storms that occurred between April 28th and May 11th, 2017. People needing the Fema assistance and apply for an SBA low interest disaster loan must register by Tuesday, Aug. 1st, 2017. 

  • St. Louis Pastor Sentenced to More Than Four Years in Prison in Connection with Securities Fraud

    St. Louis Pastor Sentenced to More Than Four Years in Prison in Connection with Securities Fraud

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 2:17 PM EDT2017-07-19 18:17:06 GMT
    Jefferson City, Mo. — (7/19/17) Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division issued a Final Order against Mark Q. Stafford in May, alleging he acted as an unregistered and non-exempt agent when he improperly offered and sold securities to more than 21 investors, most of whom were elderly. The order states Stafford sold the securities through Stafford Financial Firm, and instead of investing the funds, he used them for personal benefit.   According to the orde...
    Jefferson City, Mo. — (7/19/17) Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division issued a Final Order against Mark Q. Stafford in May, alleging he acted as an unregistered and non-exempt agent when he improperly offered and sold securities to more than 21 investors, most of whom were elderly. The order states Stafford sold the securities through Stafford Financial Firm, and instead of investing the funds, he used them for personal benefit.   According to the orde...
  • New program offers Drury education students a fast track to a master’s degree

    New program offers Drury education students a fast track to a master’s degree

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 1:12 PM EDT2017-07-19 17:12:07 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 19, 2017 — Drury University’s School of Education and Child Development is offering a new option for students to complete both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years.   The “4+1” program makes it possible for academically qualified and motivated students to begin their 36-hour master’s degree while still an undergraduate, saving them both time and money. Drury is one of the only colleges in the sta...
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 19, 2017 — Drury University’s School of Education and Child Development is offering a new option for students to complete both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years.   The “4+1” program makes it possible for academically qualified and motivated students to begin their 36-hour master’s degree while still an undergraduate, saving them both time and money. Drury is one of the only colleges in the sta...
  • The Salvation Army To Activate Cooling Center

    The Salvation Army To Activate Cooling Center

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 10:35 AM EDT2017-07-19 14:35:45 GMT

    Springfield, MO (July 19, 2017) The Salvation Army is activating its Cooling Center and encourages local residents in need of relief from the heat to come to its main office located at 1707 West Chestnut Expressway in Springfield. The Salvation Army’s Cooling Center will be open immediately continuing until 7:00p.m. this evening.  

    Springfield, MO (July 19, 2017) The Salvation Army is activating its Cooling Center and encourages local residents in need of relief from the heat to come to its main office located at 1707 West Chestnut Expressway in Springfield. The Salvation Army’s Cooling Center will be open immediately continuing until 7:00p.m. this evening.  

  • Mersadiez Rohr Missing

    Mersadiez Rohr Missing

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 10:00 AM EDT2017-07-19 14:00:25 GMT

    EMPHASIS:  Endangered Person Advisory - UPDATE State of Missouri Endangered Person Advisory The Morgan County Sheriff's Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 1355 Highway DD, Smithton, MO at 9:30 PM on July 18, 2017. Missing Is: Mersadiez Shiann Rohr a white, female, age 14 Vehicle Information: 

    EMPHASIS:  Endangered Person Advisory - UPDATE State of Missouri Endangered Person Advisory The Morgan County Sheriff's Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 1355 Highway DD, Smithton, MO at 9:30 PM on July 18, 2017. Missing Is: Mersadiez Shiann Rohr a white, female, age 14 Vehicle Information: 

  • MSU employee charged with child enticement

    MSU employee charged with child enticement

    Wednesday, July 19 2017 9:29 AM EDT2017-07-19 13:29:00 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo-(7/18/17) On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, a Greene County Sheriff's Office Detective was investigating Internet solicitations when he located a classified ad from an adult male seeking young female companionship. Through a series of emails between the male [later identified as DANIEL F. ROWLAND] and a GCSO Detective who was posing as a 14-year old female, there were several conversations containing sexually explicit statements authored by 53-year old Rowland. On F...

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo-(7/18/17) On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, a Greene County Sheriff's Office Detective was investigating Internet solicitations when he located a classified ad from an adult male seeking young female companionship. Through a series of emails between the male [later identified as DANIEL F. ROWLAND] and a GCSO Detective who was posing as a 14-year old female, there were several conversations containing sexually explicit statements authored by 53-year old Rowland. On F...

  • Active Shooter Drill On Missouri State Campus

    Active Shooter Drill On Missouri State Campus

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-07-19 02:00:13 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/18/17) - Run! Hide! Fight! With active shooters on campuses across the nation Missouri State University wants its faculty and students to be prepared if the unfortunate were to ever happen. “We just like to train in the environment we would respond to. So, it’s nice to have a familiarity with the layout with the campus," says Lieutenant Jason Laub.

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/18/17) - Run! Hide! Fight! With active shooters on campuses across the nation Missouri State University wants its faculty and students to be prepared if the unfortunate were to ever happen. “We just like to train in the environment we would respond to. So, it’s nice to have a familiarity with the layout with the campus," says Lieutenant Jason Laub.

  • Fentanyl overdose kills 10-year-old boy, authorities confirm

    Fentanyl overdose kills 10-year-old boy, authorities confirm

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 9:43 PM EDT2017-07-19 01:43:26 GMT

    (07/18/17) A 10-year-old Miami boy died of a fentanyl overdose after visiting a local pool last month, making him among Florida's youngest victims of the opioid crisis sweeping the nation.  Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said during a news conference Tuesday afternoon that authorities did not know how the child, Alton Banks, came into contact with the powerful painkiller. "We Don't believe he got it at his home," Rundle told reporters...

    (07/18/17) A 10-year-old Miami boy died of a fentanyl overdose after visiting a local pool last month, making him among Florida's youngest victims of the opioid crisis sweeping the nation.  Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said during a news conference Tuesday afternoon that authorities did not know how the child, Alton Banks, came into contact with the powerful painkiller. "We Don't believe he got it at his home," Rundle told reporters...

  • Heat advisory prompts schedule changes

    Heat advisory prompts schedule changes

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-07-18 23:55:30 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/18/17) To help residents keep cool and stay safe during National Weather Service-issued Heat Advisories, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board is adjusting outdoor pool and Springfield Skate Park schedules, as well as offering cooling center options.  Pools: When scheduling allows, the Park Board  strives to keep at least one outdoor pool open late during Heat Advisories, including: Wednesday, July 19, Westport Pool, 3100 W. Mt. Vernon...
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/18/17) To help residents keep cool and stay safe during National Weather Service-issued Heat Advisories, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board is adjusting outdoor pool and Springfield Skate Park schedules, as well as offering cooling center options.  Pools: When scheduling allows, the Park Board  strives to keep at least one outdoor pool open late during Heat Advisories, including: Wednesday, July 19, Westport Pool, 3100 W. Mt. Vernon...
  • Springfield police investigate suspicious death

    Springfield police investigate suspicious death

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 7:38 PM EDT2017-07-18 23:38:22 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/18/17) Springfield police responded to a well-being check of a male resident at 750 S. Grant, Apartment B at 8:40 a.m. Police located a deceased male inside the apartment.  Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man's death and are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477). An autopsy...

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/18/17) Springfield police responded to a well-being check of a male resident at 750 S. Grant, Apartment B at 8:40 a.m. Police located a deceased male inside the apartment.  Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man's death and are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477). An autopsy...

  • Sun Dangers and Your Skin

    Sun Dangers and Your Skin

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 7:35 PM EDT2017-07-18 23:35:06 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (07/18/2017) Over nine-thousand people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day in the United States. As the temperatures continue to climb, it's more important than ever to make sure you are protecting your skin. Dr. Scott Bartkoski, a Family Medicine Physician at Mercy Clinic, said, "There are only a few thing we can prevent in medicine and skin cancer is one of them and the best way to do that is protection against the sun." 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (07/18/2017) Over nine-thousand people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day in the United States. As the temperatures continue to climb, it's more important than ever to make sure you are protecting your skin. Dr. Scott Bartkoski, a Family Medicine Physician at Mercy Clinic, said, "There are only a few thing we can prevent in medicine and skin cancer is one of them and the best way to do that is protection against the sun." 

  • Missouri Soybean Association Meets With McCaskill

    Missouri Soybean Association Meets With McCaskill

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 3:36 PM EDT2017-07-18 19:36:33 GMT

    WASHINGTON – U.S - (7/18/17) . Senator Claire McCaskill recently met with members of the Missouri Soybean Association to discuss ways to boost growth in Missouri’s soybean industry, as well as the importance of permitting reform and food security. 

    WASHINGTON – U.S - (7/18/17) . Senator Claire McCaskill recently met with members of the Missouri Soybean Association to discuss ways to boost growth in Missouri’s soybean industry, as well as the importance of permitting reform and food security. 

  • Following Complaints In Missouri, McCaskill Continues Effort to Improve Postal Service

    Following Complaints In Missouri, McCaskill Continues Effort to Improve Postal Service

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 2:42 PM EDT2017-07-18 18:42:42 GMT

    WASHINGTON -- (7/18/17) – Following reports from United States Postal Service (USPS) managers in Missouri that their staffing needs have been disregarded, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is calling for answers on what USPS will do to make sure it is maximizing efficiency at post offices in Missouri and across the country. 

    WASHINGTON -- (7/18/17) – Following reports from United States Postal Service (USPS) managers in Missouri that their staffing needs have been disregarded, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is calling for answers on what USPS will do to make sure it is maximizing efficiency at post offices in Missouri and across the country. 

  • A call for volunteers: PCCC Wants You

    A call for volunteers: PCCC Wants You

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 2:10 PM EDT2017-07-18 18:10:06 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (7/18/18) The PGA Web.com Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper on Tuesday issued a call for volunteers, noting that its greatest need at this time is for walking scorers and marshals. The tournament is Aug. 10-13 at Highland Springs Country Club in Springfield. To become a volunteer, visit the tournament website at pricecuttercc.org, or call the tournament office at 417-887- 3400. 

    Springfield, Mo. -- (7/18/18) The PGA Web.com Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper on Tuesday issued a call for volunteers, noting that its greatest need at this time is for walking scorers and marshals. The tournament is Aug. 10-13 at Highland Springs Country Club in Springfield. To become a volunteer, visit the tournament website at pricecuttercc.org, or call the tournament office at 417-887- 3400. 

  • Missouri Electric Co-Op Youth Program Means Educations And Fun In 2017

    Missouri Electric Co-Op Youth Program Means Educations And Fun In 2017

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 12:34 PM EDT2017-07-18 16:34:49 GMT
    Branson, Mo. – (7/18/17) Stephen Copeland, Ava, and Bethany Miller, Branson, were among the 109 high school students from across Missouri who participated in the Missouri Electric Cooperative CYCLE (Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience) program. The conference was held July 12-14, 2017, in Jefferson City. They were sponsored by White River Valley Electric Cooperative, Branson. Each year in July, an action-filled three days provides high school studen...
    Branson, Mo. – (7/18/17) Stephen Copeland, Ava, and Bethany Miller, Branson, were among the 109 high school students from across Missouri who participated in the Missouri Electric Cooperative CYCLE (Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience) program. The conference was held July 12-14, 2017, in Jefferson City. They were sponsored by White River Valley Electric Cooperative, Branson. Each year in July, an action-filled three days provides high school studen...
  • Christian County "Don't Drive Drunk, Call A Friend And Think Smart"

    Christian County "Don't Drive Drunk, Call A Friend And Think Smart"

    Tuesday, July 18 2017 11:40 AM EDT2017-07-18 15:40:11 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (7/18/17) Christian county tweeted "Please don't drive drunk, call a friend and think smart" while sharing a picture of the patrol car that was hit in a DWI crash.  Luckily the officer was uninjured during this incident.

    Springfield, Mo. -- (7/18/17) Christian county tweeted "Please don't drive drunk, call a friend and think smart" while sharing a picture of the patrol car that was hit in a DWI crash.  Luckily the officer was uninjured during this incident.

  • Greitens signs PDMP Executive Order

    Greitens signs PDMP Executive Order

    Monday, July 17 2017 10:17 PM EDT2017-07-18 02:17:44 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(7/17/17) Missouri is no longer the only state without a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. An executive order signed today by Governor Eric Greitens, will authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to set up a system that tracks prescriptions given out by doctors and pharmacies in an effort to cut down on the over prescribing of painkillers. Just last year over 900 Missourians lost their lives due to opioid pain killer overdoses.   Misso...
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(7/17/17) Missouri is no longer the only state without a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. An executive order signed today by Governor Eric Greitens, will authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to set up a system that tracks prescriptions given out by doctors and pharmacies in an effort to cut down on the over prescribing of painkillers. Just last year over 900 Missourians lost their lives due to opioid pain killer overdoses.   Misso...
  • Deputies Investigate A Home Shooting In Springfield

    Deputies Investigate A Home Shooting In Springfield

    Monday, July 17 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-07-18 02:00:15 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/17/17) - Greene County Deputies were called to a home at the 3700 block of west Roxbury in Springfield in the early hours of the morning after a woman heard several gunshots. Corp. Cathy Ussery says, “When our deputies arrived they located a 35-year-old male inside with visible gunshot wounds." Ussery says that the victim received life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital. 

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/17/17) - Greene County Deputies were called to a home at the 3700 block of west Roxbury in Springfield in the early hours of the morning after a woman heard several gunshots. Corp. Cathy Ussery says, “When our deputies arrived they located a 35-year-old male inside with visible gunshot wounds." Ussery says that the victim received life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital. 

  • Standoff Underway in North Springfield

    Standoff Underway in North Springfield

    Monday, July 17 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-07-18 00:13:36 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/17/2017) A man showed up at Cox South hospital with gunshot wounds before 5 p.m., and now police have a house in north Springfield surrounded. Police say shots were fired in the area. The target house is at 742 N. Warren. It's a neighborhood between Chestnut Expressway and Nichols Street. Police have roads in the area blocked. The suspect is inside and the house is surrounded.  The story is still developing. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/17/2017) A man showed up at Cox South hospital with gunshot wounds before 5 p.m., and now police have a house in north Springfield surrounded. Police say shots were fired in the area. The target house is at 742 N. Warren. It's a neighborhood between Chestnut Expressway and Nichols Street. Police have roads in the area blocked. The suspect is inside and the house is surrounded.  The story is still developing. 

  • Two Charged with Possession of Controlled Substance in Camden County

    Two Charged with Possession of Controlled Substance in Camden County

    Monday, July 17 2017 7:05 PM EDT2017-07-17 23:05:44 GMT

    CAMDEN COUNTY--(07/17/2017) Camden County Deputies and the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Task Force served a search warrant on a residence located in the 200 block of Fairlawn Circle, Village of the Four Seasons, Camden County, Mo. As the result of the search warrant, two people were arrested.

    CAMDEN COUNTY--(07/17/2017) Camden County Deputies and the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Task Force served a search warrant on a residence located in the 200 block of Fairlawn Circle, Village of the Four Seasons, Camden County, Mo. As the result of the search warrant, two people were arrested.

  • GOP Congresswoman Won’t Seek Senate Seat Held By McCaskill

    GOP Congresswoman Won’t Seek Senate Seat Held By McCaskill

    Monday, July 17 2017 3:58 PM EDT2017-07-17 19:58:30 GMT

    Jefferson, Mo. -- (7/17/17) Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler says she will not compete for the Senate seat held by Democrat Claire McCaskill, but will instead run for reelection in her 4th District. 

    Jefferson, Mo. -- (7/17/17) Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler says she will not compete for the Senate seat held by Democrat Claire McCaskill, but will instead run for reelection in her 4th District. 

  • Nixa Police Investigate Bank Robbery

    Nixa Police Investigate Bank Robbery

    Monday, July 17 2017 3:39 PM EDT2017-07-17 19:39:13 GMT

    Nixa, MO – (7/11-17) Nixa Police are investigating a bank robbery which occurred at the Arvest Bank inside Walmart on July 11th, at approximately 5:49pm. A male entered the bank, produced a note, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. The FBI is assisting in the investigation. If you recognize this person or know his whereabouts, please contact Nixa Police immediately at  417-582-1030.

    Nixa, MO – (7/11-17) Nixa Police are investigating a bank robbery which occurred at the Arvest Bank inside Walmart on July 11th, at approximately 5:49pm. A male entered the bank, produced a note, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. The FBI is assisting in the investigation. If you recognize this person or know his whereabouts, please contact Nixa Police immediately at  417-582-1030.

  • Gov. Signs Drug Monitoring Program

    Gov. Signs Drug Monitoring Program

    Monday, July 17 2017 2:43 PM EDT2017-07-17 18:43:39 GMT

    Missouri is no longer the only state without a prescription drug monitoring program.  Republican Gov. Eric Greitens on Monday signed an executive order establishing a drug monitoring program that will focus on those prescribing the drugs and filling the prescriptions. Greitens says the state’s approach could potentially become a national model. 

    Missouri is no longer the only state without a prescription drug monitoring program.  Republican Gov. Eric Greitens on Monday signed an executive order establishing a drug monitoring program that will focus on those prescribing the drugs and filling the prescriptions. Greitens says the state’s approach could potentially become a national model. 

  • Salvation Army Back To School Assistance Sign Up Begins Today

    Salvation Army Back To School Assistance Sign Up Begins Today

    Monday, July 17 2017 10:55 AM EDT2017-07-17 14:55:33 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (July 17, 2017) The Salvation Army will begin taking applications for its 2017 Back-to-School Assistance Program today, Monday, July 17. Families seeking assistance for the upcoming school year can apply at The Salvation Army’s main office located at 1707 West Chestnut Expressway.  

    Springfield, Mo. -- (July 17, 2017) The Salvation Army will begin taking applications for its 2017 Back-to-School Assistance Program today, Monday, July 17. Families seeking assistance for the upcoming school year can apply at The Salvation Army’s main office located at 1707 West Chestnut Expressway.  

  • Springfield Fire Department Takes Steps To Reduce Job-Related Injuries

    Springfield Fire Department Takes Steps To Reduce Job-Related Injuries

    Monday, July 17 2017 10:19 AM EDT2017-07-17 14:19:43 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. -- (7/17/17) Each year, Springfield Firefighters must perform a physical agility test (PAT) to ensure they can still meet the physical requirements of the job. This year, instead of solely focusing on whether they can meet the requirements of the job description by doing basic tasks, they will be evaluated on how well and safely they move during those firefighting activities. 

    Springfield, Mo. -- (7/17/17) Each year, Springfield Firefighters must perform a physical agility test (PAT) to ensure they can still meet the physical requirements of the job. This year, instead of solely focusing on whether they can meet the requirements of the job description by doing basic tasks, they will be evaluated on how well and safely they move during those firefighting activities. 

  • Kids Sewing Day Brings Joy Hospital Patients

    Kids Sewing Day Brings Joy Hospital Patients

    Friday, July 14 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-07-15 02:00:16 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/14/17) - Each year, Cox Health volunteers create thousands of blankets and pillows that are given to patients in the hospital. “Children need to know and learn to give back to their community. And what better way than helping sewing things for the patients," says assistant director of volunteer services Stephanie Spradeling. And every item will go to patients of all ages!

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/14/17) - Each year, Cox Health volunteers create thousands of blankets and pillows that are given to patients in the hospital. “Children need to know and learn to give back to their community. And what better way than helping sewing things for the patients," says assistant director of volunteer services Stephanie Spradeling. And every item will go to patients of all ages!

  • Suspect in custody after Springfield standoff

    Suspect in custody after Springfield standoff

    Friday, July 14 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-07-15 01:11:06 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo-(7/14/17) The suspect wanted for a Thursday shooting in Springfield is in the hospital after shooting himself during a standoff Friday afternoon. Springfield Police surrounded a home on the 4300 Block of West Madison in West Springfield, after the suspect wanted in Thursday's shooting was followed to that residence.  Neighbors nearby were told to shelter in their homes as law enforcement tried to make contact with the suspect for hours. Rachel Newkirk had her wee...
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo-(7/14/17) The suspect wanted for a Thursday shooting in Springfield is in the hospital after shooting himself during a standoff Friday afternoon. Springfield Police surrounded a home on the 4300 Block of West Madison in West Springfield, after the suspect wanted in Thursday's shooting was followed to that residence.  Neighbors nearby were told to shelter in their homes as law enforcement tried to make contact with the suspect for hours. Rachel Newkirk had her wee...
  • Second McDonald County Escapee Captured

    Second McDonald County Escapee Captured

    Friday, July 14 2017 8:05 PM EDT2017-07-15 00:05:34 GMT

    On Thursday Evening at Approximately 730 pm, a vehicle which matched the description of the escapees from McDonald County, had been located off Golf Range Road in Reeds Spring, Missouri.  The vehicle was off the roadway a considerable distance and was abandoned.  An extensive search of the area was conducted by the Stone County Sheriff’s Office, Mo.

    On Thursday Evening at Approximately 730 pm, a vehicle which matched the description of the escapees from McDonald County, had been located off Golf Range Road in Reeds Spring, Missouri.  The vehicle was off the roadway a considerable distance and was abandoned.  An extensive search of the area was conducted by the Stone County Sheriff’s Office, Mo.

  • Springfield Woman Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

    Springfield Woman Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

    Friday, July 14 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-07-15 00:02:32 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/14/2017) Marya Von Brandt, 23, of Springfield, Missouri, entered a guilty plea yesterday to involuntary manslaughter in the first degree and armed criminal action for events which occurred on November 6, 2012. Ms. Von Brandt admitted to recklessly killing Mr. Kevin Engh by shooting him. The Honorable Thomas Mountjoy sentenced Ms. Von Brandt in accordance with the plea agreement.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/14/2017) Marya Von Brandt, 23, of Springfield, Missouri, entered a guilty plea yesterday to involuntary manslaughter in the first degree and armed criminal action for events which occurred on November 6, 2012. Ms. Von Brandt admitted to recklessly killing Mr. Kevin Engh by shooting him. The Honorable Thomas Mountjoy sentenced Ms. Von Brandt in accordance with the plea agreement.

  • Dr. Amy DeMelo Named President Of Cox College

    Dr. Amy DeMelo Named President Of Cox College

    Friday, July 14 2017 5:16 PM EDT2017-07-14 21:16:06 GMT

    After a nationwide search, the trustees of Cox College are pleased to announce that Dr. Amy DeMelo has been chosen as the college’s next president. “I am honored to have been given this great opportunity,” says Dr. DeMelo. 

    After a nationwide search, the trustees of Cox College are pleased to announce that Dr. Amy DeMelo has been chosen as the college’s next president. “I am honored to have been given this great opportunity,” says Dr. DeMelo. 

  • Springfield Little Theatre Announces Auditions For The Miracle Worker

    Springfield Little Theatre Announces Auditions For The Miracle Worker

    Friday, July 14 2017 12:44 PM EDT2017-07-14 16:44:49 GMT

    Springfield, MO – (7/14/17) Springfield Little Theatre (SLT) is pleased to hold auditions for the second show of its 2017-2018 season, The Miracle Worker, on Monday or Tuesday, August 28 or 29 at 7pm at the historic Landers Theatre. Callbacks are Wednesday, August 30 at 7pm. An audition workshop is offered on Tuesday, August 22 at 7pm. 

    Springfield, MO – (7/14/17) Springfield Little Theatre (SLT) is pleased to hold auditions for the second show of its 2017-2018 season, The Miracle Worker, on Monday or Tuesday, August 28 or 29 at 7pm at the historic Landers Theatre. Callbacks are Wednesday, August 30 at 7pm. An audition workshop is offered on Tuesday, August 22 at 7pm. 

  • McCaskill Meets With Missouri Public School Leaders

    McCaskill Meets With Missouri Public School Leaders

    Friday, July 14 2017 11:51 AM EDT2017-07-14 15:51:09 GMT

    WASHINGTON – (7/14/17) U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill met with public school board members and administrators from across Missouri in a series of recent meetings to discuss the impact of proposed federal budget cuts on Missouri public schools as well as other issues facing rural school districts.

    WASHINGTON – (7/14/17) U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill met with public school board members and administrators from across Missouri in a series of recent meetings to discuss the impact of proposed federal budget cuts on Missouri public schools as well as other issues facing rural school districts.

  • Deputies Search For Possible Abducted 10-Year Old Female; Child Safely Located And Mother Detained

    Deputies Search For Possible Abducted 10-Year Old Female; Child Safely Located And Mother Detained

    Friday, July 14 2017 10:58 AM EDT2017-07-14 14:58:24 GMT

    On Friday, July 14, 2017, Greene County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Hood's Truck Stop located in the area of South State Highway K and West Interstate 44 in western Greene County after a female reported her 10-year old daughter missing..

    On Friday, July 14, 2017, Greene County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Hood's Truck Stop located in the area of South State Highway K and West Interstate 44 in western Greene County after a female reported her 10-year old daughter missing..

  • Disabled child's car destroyed by vandals

    Disabled child's car destroyed by vandals

    Thursday, July 13 2017 10:33 PM EDT2017-07-14 02:33:34 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(7/13/17) A Springfield family is looking for answers after vandals set fire to a vintage car in their driveway. The car was a birthday present given to their seven year old son Nino. Nino suffers from a genetic disorders that leaves him confined to a wheelchair.  While Nino will never be able to drive a vehicle on his own, he loved taking rides in the 1970 Mustang Mach 1 that his grandfather restored. According to his father, the car, which Nino calls 'Pumpkin'...
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(7/13/17) A Springfield family is looking for answers after vandals set fire to a vintage car in their driveway. The car was a birthday present given to their seven year old son Nino. Nino suffers from a genetic disorders that leaves him confined to a wheelchair.  While Nino will never be able to drive a vehicle on his own, he loved taking rides in the 1970 Mustang Mach 1 that his grandfather restored. According to his father, the car, which Nino calls 'Pumpkin'...
  • Shepherd of the Hills Returning With New Attractions

    Shepherd of the Hills Returning With New Attractions

    Thursday, July 13 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-07-14 02:00:16 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/13/17) - The Shepherd of the hills is returning for another season. And with new owners we’re going to be seeing some new attractions coming and even some old ones will be returning. “Shepherd of the Hills historic homestead will be in full force this year," says director of the play Keith Thurman. It’s a part of a lot of peoples story here in the Ozarks. 

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/13/17) - The Shepherd of the hills is returning for another season. And with new owners we’re going to be seeing some new attractions coming and even some old ones will be returning. “Shepherd of the Hills historic homestead will be in full force this year," says director of the play Keith Thurman. It’s a part of a lot of peoples story here in the Ozarks. 

  • Man Arrested For Arson

    Man Arrested For Arson

    Thursday, July 13 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-07-13 22:55:05 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/13/2017) One man is in custody tonight in connection to a house fire in the 1400 block of west lynn street 56- year-old, David Gaba was arrested for Second Degree Arson and is being held in the Greene County Jail. The home was recently vacated but still partially furnished. The fire damaged both the inside and outside of the home. One firefighter was evaluated on scene for heat exhaustion.
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/13/2017) One man is in custody tonight in connection to a house fire in the 1400 block of west lynn street 56- year-old, David Gaba was arrested for Second Degree Arson and is being held in the Greene County Jail. The home was recently vacated but still partially furnished. The fire damaged both the inside and outside of the home. One firefighter was evaluated on scene for heat exhaustion.
  • Inmates Escape From McDonald County Jail; One located

    Inmates Escape From McDonald County Jail; One located

    Thursday, July 13 2017 1:58 PM EDT2017-07-13 17:58:01 GMT
    MCDONALD COUNTY, MISSOURI -- (7/12/17)  Authorities are looking for two escaped inmates in McDonald County, Missouri. The sheriff's office says it appears that John Weeks and Christopher Walker were able to get the shower heads off and went up through an a/c duct and out through the new construction. Authorities discovered they were missing during a head count during supper. No more information is being released at this time.
    MCDONALD COUNTY, MISSOURI -- (7/12/17)  Authorities are looking for two escaped inmates in McDonald County, Missouri. The sheriff's office says it appears that John Weeks and Christopher Walker were able to get the shower heads off and went up through an a/c duct and out through the new construction. Authorities discovered they were missing during a head count during supper. No more information is being released at this time.
  • The Missouri Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Initiatives Will Not Be Deterred By Legal Sidestepping

    The Missouri Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Initiatives Will Not Be Deterred By Legal Sidestepping

    Thursday, July 13 2017 1:46 PM EDT2017-07-13 17:46:09 GMT

    Jefferson City, Mo.  –  (7/13/17) Today, Backpage.com sought to block an investigation by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office in federal court. The company filed a lawsuit, which states that they are protected by federal law and the First Amendment from any claims made against them regarding alleged sex-trafficking activity. 

    Jefferson City, Mo.  –  (7/13/17) Today, Backpage.com sought to block an investigation by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office in federal court. The company filed a lawsuit, which states that they are protected by federal law and the First Amendment from any claims made against them regarding alleged sex-trafficking activity. 

  • Task Force Examines Ways To Improve Missouri’s Prisons

    Task Force Examines Ways To Improve Missouri’s Prisons

    Thursday, July 13 2017 1:26 PM EDT2017-07-13 17:26:27 GMT

    Jefferson City, Mo. -- (7/13/17) A task force was chosen to make changes to the Missouri Prison system.  The task force put together by Governor Eric Greitens, is exploring many of the issues facing the state’s criminal justice system. The state Corrections department has had a lot of cases reported that range from corruption to intimidation and harassment that have cost the state millions of dollars in settlements. 

    Jefferson City, Mo. -- (7/13/17) A task force was chosen to make changes to the Missouri Prison system.  The task force put together by Governor Eric Greitens, is exploring many of the issues facing the state’s criminal justice system. The state Corrections department has had a lot of cases reported that range from corruption to intimidation and harassment that have cost the state millions of dollars in settlements. 

  • Officials warn of dangerous intersection

    Officials warn of dangerous intersection

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 10:36 PM EDT2017-07-13 02:36:30 GMT
    ROGERSVILLE, Mo. (7/12/17) A day after a fatal crash at the intersection of Highway 60 and Industry Road in Rogersville left a woman dead and two others seriously injured, officials are warning that this isn't nearly the first accident at this intersection. Logan-Rogersville Fire Chief Rich Stirts says his crews respond to wrecks at this intersection about a half dozen times a year, "“That crossover is what is getting people, until those are done, Missourians will continue ...
    ROGERSVILLE, Mo. (7/12/17) A day after a fatal crash at the intersection of Highway 60 and Industry Road in Rogersville left a woman dead and two others seriously injured, officials are warning that this isn't nearly the first accident at this intersection. Logan-Rogersville Fire Chief Rich Stirts says his crews respond to wrecks at this intersection about a half dozen times a year, "“That crossover is what is getting people, until those are done, Missourians will continue ...
  • Art and Culture Brings Economic Growth

    Art and Culture Brings Economic Growth

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-07-13 02:00:18 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/12/17) - Arts and culture has one of the highest impacts of economic growth in Springfield. The Springfield Regional Arts Council shows that more than 1,000 full-time jobs were provided from the arts. “The total economic impact of the arts and culture sector in Springfield is $26.9 million," says the Springfield art council member Leslie Forrester.

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/12/17) - Arts and culture has one of the highest impacts of economic growth in Springfield. The Springfield Regional Arts Council shows that more than 1,000 full-time jobs were provided from the arts. “The total economic impact of the arts and culture sector in Springfield is $26.9 million," says the Springfield art council member Leslie Forrester.

  • Two Charged with Animal Abuse

    Two Charged with Animal Abuse

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 7:43 PM EDT2017-07-12 23:43:03 GMT

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(07/12/2017) Two Kansas City residents have been charged with felony and misdemeanor animal abuse in connection with an injured dog known as “King,” rescued by animal control officers in January 2017. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker charged Andre Christopher Brown, 31, with Animal Abuse by Torture and/or Mutilation, a Class E felony, and Animal Abuse, a misdemeanor.

    KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(07/12/2017) Two Kansas City residents have been charged with felony and misdemeanor animal abuse in connection with an injured dog known as “King,” rescued by animal control officers in January 2017. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker charged Andre Christopher Brown, 31, with Animal Abuse by Torture and/or Mutilation, a Class E felony, and Animal Abuse, a misdemeanor.

  • Cox College Adds Night/Weekend Nursing Program

    Cox College Adds Night/Weekend Nursing Program

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 7:40 PM EDT2017-07-12 23:40:59 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/12/2017) There’s a new way in Springfield to become a nurse – and it doesn’t involve giving up a day job. Cox College is pleased to announce an evening/weekend Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program that will begin in January 2018. Classes will meet one to two nights per week, with clinical hours scheduled on Saturdays. In only four short semesters, graduates of this program could earn approximately $43,000 annually as registered nurses.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/12/2017) There’s a new way in Springfield to become a nurse – and it doesn’t involve giving up a day job. Cox College is pleased to announce an evening/weekend Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program that will begin in January 2018. Classes will meet one to two nights per week, with clinical hours scheduled on Saturdays. In only four short semesters, graduates of this program could earn approximately $43,000 annually as registered nurses.

  • Blunt Commends Committee Passage of Bill To Replace Riverside Bridge

    Blunt Commends Committee Passage of Bill To Replace Riverside Bridge

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 7:40 PM EDT2017-07-12 23:40:28 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/12/2017) U.S. Senator Roy Blunt today announced that his legislation to replace the Riverside Bridge in Ozark, Mo., has passed the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and is ready to be considered on the floor. The century-old bridge has been closed for five of the last seven years, with its most recent closure dating back to July 2015.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/12/2017) U.S. Senator Roy Blunt today announced that his legislation to replace the Riverside Bridge in Ozark, Mo., has passed the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and is ready to be considered on the floor. The century-old bridge has been closed for five of the last seven years, with its most recent closure dating back to July 2015.

  • Accidental Choice Leads to $383,000 Lottery Prize

    Accidental Choice Leads to $383,000 Lottery Prize

    Wednesday, July 12 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-07-12 22:44:22 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/12/2017) Not knowing exactly which day of the month it was turned out to be a stroke of good luck for a Springfield woman, who won a $383,000 Show Me Cash jackpot using her own set of numbers on June 29th. Eunice Fisher thought the date was June 30 when she selected her numbers, therefore including the number 30 among her choices.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/12/2017) Not knowing exactly which day of the month it was turned out to be a stroke of good luck for a Springfield woman, who won a $383,000 Show Me Cash jackpot using her own set of numbers on June 29th. Eunice Fisher thought the date was June 30 when she selected her numbers, therefore including the number 30 among her choices.

  • Conviction For Sgt. Graham's Killer Upheld

    Conviction For Sgt. Graham's Killer Upheld

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 10:42 PM EDT2017-07-12 02:42:03 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/11/2017) Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that the Honorable Kelly Parker entered an order yesterday, July 10th, finding that Lance C. Shockley, of Van Buren, Missouri, received effective assistance of counsel at his trial for killing Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant Dewayne Graham. On March 20, 2005, Sgt. Graham was killed outside of his home near Van Buren, Missouri.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/11/2017) Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that the Honorable Kelly Parker entered an order yesterday, July 10th, finding that Lance C. Shockley, of Van Buren, Missouri, received effective assistance of counsel at his trial for killing Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant Dewayne Graham. On March 20, 2005, Sgt. Graham was killed outside of his home near Van Buren, Missouri.

  • Kids Left Unsupervised at Springfield Pools

    Kids Left Unsupervised at Springfield Pools

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-07-12 02:00:16 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/11/17) - According to parents.com, every 40 seconds in the u.s a child is abducted. And with the Springfield pool rules started a bit of a controversy online. It all started with a post on Facebook. A young girl was following a mom and her daughters around at a public Springfield pool and noticed she didn’t have any supervision. So, she took to Facebook to express her concern.

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/11/17) - According to parents.com, every 40 seconds in the u.s a child is abducted. And with the Springfield pool rules started a bit of a controversy online. It all started with a post on Facebook. A young girl was following a mom and her daughters around at a public Springfield pool and noticed she didn’t have any supervision. So, she took to Facebook to express her concern.

  • Springfield may adopt drug monitoring program

    Springfield may adopt drug monitoring program

    Tuesday, July 11 2017 9:37 AM EDT2017-07-11 13:37:41 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(7/10/17) An ordinance was discussed at City Council Monday night that would make it possible for Springfield to set up a database that would track the filling and dispensing of prescription drugs. “Everyday that we continue to go without one, lives are being lost, and people are becoming addicted,” said Katie Towns, Assistant Director of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department.  Missouri is currently the only state in the U.S. with...

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(7/10/17) An ordinance was discussed at City Council Monday night that would make it possible for Springfield to set up a database that would track the filling and dispensing of prescription drugs. “Everyday that we continue to go without one, lives are being lost, and people are becoming addicted,” said Katie Towns, Assistant Director of the Springfield-Greene County Health Department.  Missouri is currently the only state in the U.S. with...

  • Occupational Heat Exposure

    Occupational Heat Exposure

    Monday, July 10 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-07-11 02:00:19 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/10/17) - Every year, thousands of workers become sick from occupational heat exposure and even in some cases they die. Too much sun exposure can cause a number of health complications, now that we are almost at a scorching 100 degrees. Injury prevention educator at Cox Tom Emery says, “If you develop a headache or feel nauseated or feel confused that could be a sign of a heat stroke or heat exhaustion.” 

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/10/17) - Every year, thousands of workers become sick from occupational heat exposure and even in some cases they die. Too much sun exposure can cause a number of health complications, now that we are almost at a scorching 100 degrees. Injury prevention educator at Cox Tom Emery says, “If you develop a headache or feel nauseated or feel confused that could be a sign of a heat stroke or heat exhaustion.” 

  • Pregnant Woman is Victim of Shooting

    Pregnant Woman is Victim of Shooting

    Monday, July 10 2017 7:55 PM EDT2017-07-10 23:55:28 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/10/2017) Joseph Michael Slagley, age 21, of Springfield, Missouri, has been charged with the class A felony of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and the unclassified felony of Armed Criminal Action for events which occurred early on the morning of July 1st. Slagley shot a firearm into a vehicle, and the bullet struck a pregnant passenger in the head, resulting in the death of 36-year-old, Misty Hill.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/10/2017) Joseph Michael Slagley, age 21, of Springfield, Missouri, has been charged with the class A felony of Unlawful Use of a Weapon and the unclassified felony of Armed Criminal Action for events which occurred early on the morning of July 1st. Slagley shot a firearm into a vehicle, and the bullet struck a pregnant passenger in the head, resulting in the death of 36-year-old, Misty Hill.

  • Women Hit The Gun Range More Frequently

    Women Hit The Gun Range More Frequently

    Friday, July 7 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-07-08 02:00:21 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/07/17) - There’s a spike in the number of woman who are taking an interest in guns! “Honestly, the reason i got into conceal carry was to protect my children," says co-owner of Cherokee Firearms. According to the National Riffle Association the shotgun was the third most popular firearm purchased by women, which is one of the best guns for home defense. 

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/07/17) - There’s a spike in the number of woman who are taking an interest in guns! “Honestly, the reason i got into conceal carry was to protect my children," says co-owner of Cherokee Firearms. According to the National Riffle Association the shotgun was the third most popular firearm purchased by women, which is one of the best guns for home defense. 

  • Woman Found Dead in Buffalo

    Woman Found Dead in Buffalo

    Friday, July 7 2017 9:26 PM EDT2017-07-08 01:26:44 GMT

    Buffalo, MO.- (7/7/17) One woman is dead and a man is in custody following a late night shooting in Buffalo, Missouri. The 56 year old woman, now known as Wanda J. Jackson was found dead in the  Buffalo Inn and Suites late last night with what officials are calling an apparent gunshot wound. The Buffalo Police Department arrived shortly after the incident and took the suspect, 569 year old Glen A. Jackson into custody. 

    Buffalo, MO.- (7/7/17) One woman is dead and a man is in custody following a late night shooting in Buffalo, Missouri. The 56 year old woman, now known as Wanda J. Jackson was found dead in the  Buffalo Inn and Suites late last night with what officials are calling an apparent gunshot wound. The Buffalo Police Department arrived shortly after the incident and took the suspect, 569 year old Glen A. Jackson into custody. 

  • $3,000 Scholarship for High School Graduates

    $3,000 Scholarship for High School Graduates

    Friday, July 7 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-07-07 23:27:06 GMT
    2017 graduated seniors -- listen up! Bishop & Hayes is providing ten, $3000 scholarships to 2017 high school graduates in the four-state viewing area who are starting college this fall.  Attorney and scholarship co-founder Tim Hayes says the purpose for the scholarships is all about giving back. "We want to see local, successful college graduates because we believe when they come back from college and they move the tassel over -- they become a part of o...
    2017 graduated seniors -- listen up! Bishop & Hayes is providing ten, $3000 scholarships to 2017 high school graduates in the four-state viewing area who are starting college this fall.  Attorney and scholarship co-founder Tim Hayes says the purpose for the scholarships is all about giving back. "We want to see local, successful college graduates because we believe when they come back from college and they move the tassel over -- they become a part of o...
  • Springfield Man Sentenced for Meth Conspiracy

    Springfield Man Sentenced for Meth Conspiracy

    Friday, July 7 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-07-07 22:17:35 GMT

    Springfield, MO.- (7/7/17)  From media release: Michael E. Ford, 38, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 11 years in federal prison without parole. On Feb. 9, 2017, Ford pleaded guilty to participating in the drug-trafficking conspiracy from June 1 through Sept. 11, 2015, and to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. Co-defendant Lisa Renae Thompson, 39, of Springfield, also pled guilty.

    Springfield, MO.- (7/7/17)  From media release: Michael E. Ford, 38, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 11 years in federal prison without parole. On Feb. 9, 2017, Ford pleaded guilty to participating in the drug-trafficking conspiracy from June 1 through Sept. 11, 2015, and to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. Co-defendant Lisa Renae Thompson, 39, of Springfield, also pled guilty.

  • Greitens signs Blue Alert Bill

    Greitens signs Blue Alert Bill

    Thursday, July 6 2017 11:30 PM EDT2017-07-07 03:30:42 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(7/6/17) Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed a bill on Thursday to promote public safety and protect police officers. The 'Blue Alert Bill' creates a system where law enforcement would be alerted when an assault on a fellow officer occurs. The bill will also increase penalties for those who assault law enforcement officers.   “Today we are signing Blue Alert Legislation and we are doing it because we want all of these fantastic recruits to know tha...
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(7/6/17) Missouri Governor Eric Greitens signed a bill on Thursday to promote public safety and protect police officers. The 'Blue Alert Bill' creates a system where law enforcement would be alerted when an assault on a fellow officer occurs. The bill will also increase penalties for those who assault law enforcement officers.   “Today we are signing Blue Alert Legislation and we are doing it because we want all of these fantastic recruits to know tha...
  • Motorcycle Deaths Decreasing in Missouri

    Motorcycle Deaths Decreasing in Missouri

    Thursday, July 6 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-07-07 02:00:18 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/06/17) - Sharing the road with motorcycles isn’t always easy! In 2015, the institute for highway safety says there were 802 fatal motorcycle crashes in Missouri making Mercy hospitals busy. “We see this most commonly in the summer months. They have a variety of injuries," says trauma medical director Dr. Joe Olivi. 

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/06/17) - Sharing the road with motorcycles isn’t always easy! In 2015, the institute for highway safety says there were 802 fatal motorcycle crashes in Missouri making Mercy hospitals busy. “We see this most commonly in the summer months. They have a variety of injuries," says trauma medical director Dr. Joe Olivi. 

  • FEMA Seeking Storm Survivors in Arkansas

    FEMA Seeking Storm Survivors in Arkansas

    Thursday, July 6 2017 8:43 PM EDT2017-07-07 00:43:40 GMT

    ARKANSAS--(07/06/2017) FEMA is reaching out to survivor that have suffered damages and losses from the recent storm.  Applicants with insurance may receive an initial denial, but reconnecting with FEMA after insurance settles may change the picture. Calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621- 3362 can clarify matters. To submit an appeal, survivors should explain specifically and in writing why they disagree with the FEMA decision.

    ARKANSAS--(07/06/2017) FEMA is reaching out to survivor that have suffered damages and losses from the recent storm.  Applicants with insurance may receive an initial denial, but reconnecting with FEMA after insurance settles may change the picture. Calling the FEMA Helpline at 800-621- 3362 can clarify matters. To submit an appeal, survivors should explain specifically and in writing why they disagree with the FEMA decision.

  • Girl missing in West Plains found

    Girl missing in West Plains found

    Thursday, July 6 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-07-06 22:21:12 GMT

    WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- (07/05/2017) The West Plains Police Department needs your help locating a missing girl.  Anna Marie Tamez, 18, has been missing since June 29 of this year. She was last seem walking from her house on Lanton Road around 4:00 p.m. Tamez is 4'6" and weighs 137 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.  

    UPDATE: Anna Tamez was located at a residence in rural Howell County at 10 a.m. Thursday. WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- (07/05/2017) The West Plains Police Department needs your help locating a missing girl.  Anna Marie Tamez, 18, has been missing since June 29 of this year. She was last seem walking from her house on Lanton Road around 4:00 p.m.

  • Escaped Texas County Inmate Captured

    Escaped Texas County Inmate Captured

    Thursday, July 6 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-07-06 20:20:42 GMT

    TEXAS COUNTY, Mo. -- (07/06/2017) An escaped Texas County inmate who was on the run has been taken into custody. Christopher Hunt was apprehended on July 5 in Lexington, Kentucky by the U.S. Marshalls. Hunt originally escaped custody on the morning of June 26 while he was being transported for sentencing on previous charges.  

    TEXAS COUNTY, Mo. -- (07/06/2017) An escaped Texas County inmate who was on the run has been taken into custody. Christopher Hunt was apprehended on July 5 in Lexington, Kentucky by the U.S. Marshalls. Hunt originally escaped custody on the morning of June 26 while he was being transported for sentencing on previous charges.  

  • Bourbon Virus Now in Missouri

    Bourbon Virus Now in Missouri

    Thursday, July 6 2017 1:30 PM EDT2017-07-06 17:30:14 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/06/17) - It’s called the bourbon virus. And it’s one of the rarest disease in the world that you can get in your own backyard! “The Bourbon Virus is a tick born rna pathogen, which is a fancy word for that it’s a disease spread by ticks," says Cox's injury prevention educator Tom Emery. Viruses in this group are found all over the world! And a few of these viruses can cause folks to get sick…and even die.

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/06/17) - It’s called the bourbon virus. And it’s one of the rarest disease in the world that you can get in your own backyard! “The Bourbon Virus is a tick born rna pathogen, which is a fancy word for that it’s a disease spread by ticks," says Cox's injury prevention educator Tom Emery. Viruses in this group are found all over the world! And a few of these viruses can cause folks to get sick…and even die.

  • Missouri sees deadly holiday weekend

    Missouri sees deadly holiday weekend

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 11:33 PM EDT2017-07-06 03:33:41 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(7/5/17) 14 people lost their lives on Missouri roadways over the extended holiday weekend according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  “This past weekend was especially deadly, not only in the State of Missouri, but in our southwest Missouri region,” said Sgt. Jason Pace with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  Only five people were killed in traffic crashes over the Fourth of July Holiday in 2016.  Six traffic fatalities occurred in...
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(7/5/17) 14 people lost their lives on Missouri roadways over the extended holiday weekend according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  “This past weekend was especially deadly, not only in the State of Missouri, but in our southwest Missouri region,” said Sgt. Jason Pace with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  Only five people were killed in traffic crashes over the Fourth of July Holiday in 2016.  Six traffic fatalities occurred in...
  • Man pleads guilty after high-speed chase

    Man pleads guilty after high-speed chase

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 5:36 PM EDT2017-07-05 21:36:49 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (07/05/2017) A man who lead a trooper on a 107-miles-per-hour chase on Highway 65, pleaded guilty in federal court today to illegally possessing a firearm.  Clinton J. Haynes, 27, of Springfield, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Haynes has remained in federal custody since his arrest. Haynes was arrested on Feb. 2, 2017, following a high-speed pursuit on U.S. Highway 65 by a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (07/05/2017) A man who lead a trooper on a 107-miles-per-hour chase on Highway 65, pleaded guilty in federal court today to illegally possessing a firearm.  Clinton J. Haynes, 27, of Springfield, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Haynes has remained in federal custody since his arrest. Haynes was arrested on Feb. 2, 2017, following a high-speed pursuit on U.S. Highway 65 by a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper. 

  • Joplin crash leaves 3 dead

    Joplin crash leaves 3 dead

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 4:54 PM EDT2017-07-05 20:54:38 GMT

    JOPLIN, Mo. -- (07/04/2017) A head-on crash early Tuesday morning has left three dead and one in serious condition. McKay M. Harris, 17, was driving westbound on Rt. V, three miles south of Joplin, when his vehicle crossed over the center line and struck an eastbound vehicle head on. Both the driver of the other vehicle, Ronni J. Ducommun, 32, along with her passenger, 67-year-old Janet M. Ducommun, were pronounced dead at the scene.

    JOPLIN, Mo. -- (07/04/2017) A Neosho teen is in serious condition and facing several charges following a fatal head on crash in Newton County. McKay M. Harris, 17, was driving westbound on Rt. V, three miles south of Joplin, when his vehicle crossed over the center line and struck an eastbound vehicle. Both the driver of the other vehicle, Ronni J. Ducommun, 32, along with her passenger, Janet M. Ducommun, 67, were pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Camden County man found safe

    Camden County man found safe

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-07-05 20:12:30 GMT

    UPDATE: Derik Coborn has been found and is safe.SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. -- (07/05/2017) The Camden County Sheriff's Department is searching for a man who has not been seen for almost a week.Derik Coborn, 20, was last seen on Wednesday walking to his car which was parked at First Nation Bank in Sunrise Beach. Friends said that he had been with them at Bear Bottom Resort earlier in the day.

    UPDATE: Derik Coborn has been found and is safe.SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. -- (07/05/2017) The Camden County Sheriff's Department is searching for a man who has not been seen for almost a week.Derik Coborn, 20, was last seen on Wednesday walking to his car which was parked at First Nation Bank in Sunrise Beach. Friends said that he had been with them at Bear Bottom Resort earlier in the day.

  • Missing woman in Camden County Found

    Missing woman in Camden County Found

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 5:35 PM EDT2017-07-04 21:35:10 GMT

    CAMDENTON, Mo. - (7/4/17) Authorities in Camden County are asking for assistance in locating a missing woman. Kelcie Miller, 26, was last seen on July 2 at Shady Gators in Lake Ozark, Mo. with a female friend. She was wearing a red spaghetti strap top, red bikini bottoms and a red skirt. Miller is described as a white female with brown hair and green eyes. She is 5-foot-3 and has a slim build.

    CAMDENTON, Mo. - (7/4/17) Authorities in Camden County are asking for assistance in locating a missing woman. Kelcie Miller, 26, was last seen on July 2 at Shady Gators in Lake Ozark, Mo. with a female friend. She was wearing a red spaghetti strap top, red bikini bottoms and a red skirt. Miller is described as a white female with brown hair and green eyes. She is 5-foot-3 and has a slim build.

  • Liberty Light Up: Behind the Scenes

    Liberty Light Up: Behind the Scenes

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 3:44 PM EDT2017-07-04 19:44:12 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(07/04/17) For the tenth year in a row, the Branson Landing played host to the Liberty Light Up. Click on the video to see a behind the scenes look into what it takes to set up and design a this major fireworks display.  
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(07/04/17) For the tenth year in a row, the Branson Landing played host to the Liberty Light Up. Click on the video to see a behind the scenes look into what it takes to set up and design a this major fireworks display.  
  • Firework Sales Booming

    Firework Sales Booming

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 12:15 PM EDT2017-07-04 16:15:08 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/04/17) - Have you been partying like a patriot all weekend? Well, the celebrations aren’t over yet! Tomorrow is 4th of July and local mom and pop firework stands have gone up 5 percent this year and are expected to go up more tomorrow! “There’s more expendable income, the trends show, because they can afford the bigger and better and awesome shows. 

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/04/17) - Have you been partying like a patriot all weekend? Well, the celebrations aren’t over yet! Tomorrow is 4th of July and local mom and pop firework stands have gone up 5 percent this year and are expected to go up more tomorrow! “There’s more expendable income, the trends show, because they can afford the bigger and better and awesome shows. 

  • Barbecuing Tips for the 4th of July

    Barbecuing Tips for the 4th of July

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 11:46 AM EDT2017-07-04 15:46:53 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (07/03/2017) The number one holiday for barbecue is the Fourth of July, and this year, over 70 million Americans plan to fire up their grill for the celebration.  Darryl Campbell, manager at Buckingham Smokehouse BAR-B-Q, said, "We do see an uptick in business on the Fourth. Primarily, there is a lot of people doing their own barbecuing at home." 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (07/03/2017) The number one holiday for barbecue is the Fourth of July, and this year, over 70 million Americans plan to fire up their grill for the celebration.  Darryl Campbell, manager at Buckingham Smokehouse BAR-B-Q, said, "We do see an uptick in business on the Fourth. Primarily, there is a lot of people doing their own barbecuing at home." 

  • Missing West Plains Teen

    Missing West Plains Teen

    Tuesday, July 4 2017 11:41 AM EDT2017-07-04 15:41:40 GMT

    WEST PLAINS, Mo.--(07/03/2017) The West Plains Police Department is searching for a 16-year-old girl who they believe is a runaway Kaitlin Boutwell was last seen Wednesday around 10 pm. Her grandfather reported her missing the next day. She is approximately 5-foot 7 inches with reddish-brown hair and blue eyes.  If you have any information about where Kaitlin could be you're asked to call the West Plains Police Department at 417-256-2244.

    WEST PLAINS, Mo.--(07/03/2017) The West Plains Police Department is searching for a 16-year-old girl who they believe is a runaway Kaitlin Boutwell was last seen Wednesday around 10 pm. Her grandfather reported her missing the next day. She is approximately 5-foot 7 inches with reddish-brown hair and blue eyes.  If you have any information about where Kaitlin could be you're asked to call the West Plains Police Department at 417-256-2244.

  • Allegiant jet returns to Springfield after engine failure

    Allegiant jet returns to Springfield after engine failure

    Monday, July 3 2017 2:32 PM EDT2017-07-03 18:32:30 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (07/03/2017) An Allegiant Air flight, en route to Orlando, returned to the Springfield-Branson National Airport shortly after take-off on Monday.  The MD-80 twin engine jet was forced to return to the airport after one of its engines failed.  To compensate for the mishap, Allegiant told passengers they would buy them all lunch while they waited for another jet to arrive at the airport. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (07/03/2017) An Allegiant Air flight, en route to Orlando, returned to the Springfield-Branson National Airport shortly after take-off on Monday.  The MD-80 twin engine jet was forced to return to the airport after one of its engines failed.  To compensate for the mishap, Allegiant told passengers they would buy them all lunch while they waited for another jet to arrive at the airport. 

  • Shepherd of the Hills gets new ownership

    Shepherd of the Hills gets new ownership

    Monday, July 3 2017 1:17 PM EDT2017-07-03 17:17:03 GMT

    BRANSON, Mo. -- (07/03/2017) The Shepherd of the Hills announced Saturday on Facebook that the outdoor theater has fallen under new ownership. The post was vague, but it said more details would be released soon at an upcoming press conference held at the Shepherd of the Hills farm during the next few weeks.  

    BRANSON, Mo. -- (07/03/2017) The Shepherd of the Hills announced Saturday on Facebook that the outdoor theater has fallen under new ownership. The post was vague, but it said more details would be released soon at an upcoming press conference held at the Shepherd of the Hills farm during the next few weeks.  

  • Fourth of July Pet Safety

    Fourth of July Pet Safety

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-06-29 03:46:02 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/28/2017) Fireworks and barbecues are two Fourth of July festivities that many look forward to. However, these holiday celebrations could leave your furry friends on edge. Sally Bolding, Director of Administrative Operations at the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri, said, "The Fourth of July can make pets really nervous. A lot of pets really have a hard time with the loud noises. A lot of activities will make pets nervous." 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/28/2017) Fireworks and barbecues are two Fourth of July festivities that many look forward to. However, these holiday celebrations could leave your furry friends on edge. Sally Bolding, Director of Administrative Operations at the Humane Society of Southwest Missouri, said, "The Fourth of July can make pets really nervous. A lot of pets really have a hard time with the loud noises. A lot of activities will make pets nervous." 

  • Full lane closures coming to Route 65

    Full lane closures coming to Route 65

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 10:37 PM EDT2017-06-29 02:37:38 GMT

    Starting July 10th MODOT will begin rebuilding the outside two lane in both directions on Route 65 between Kearney and Sunshine, leading to complete closures of the highway. 

    Starting July 10th MODOT will begin rebuilding the outside two lane in both directions on Route 65 between Kearney and Sunshine, leading to complete closures of the highway. 

  • Craig Wood Wants Death Penalty Off The Table

    Craig Wood Wants Death Penalty Off The Table

    Wednesday, June 28 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-06-29 02:00:18 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (06/28/17) - Craig Wood’s attorney’s are asking the court to take the death penalty off the table and to allow them to see Wood’s mental evaluation before the prosecution in fear of it being used against him. And, an unlikely ally, Hailey Owens’ mother, spoke out. Stacy Barfield took the stand today admitting she doesn’t know all the facts of the case but hopes the death penalty will not be the fate of Craig Wood.

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (06/28/17) - Craig Wood’s attorney’s are asking the court to take the death penalty off the table and to allow them to see Wood’s mental evaluation before the prosecution in fear of it being used against him. And, an unlikely ally, Hailey Owens’ mother, spoke out. Stacy Barfield took the stand today admitting she doesn’t know all the facts of the case but hopes the death penalty will not be the fate of Craig Wood.

  • 'SGF Yields' aims to keep pedestrians safe

    'SGF Yields' aims to keep pedestrians safe

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 11:46 PM EDT2017-06-28 03:46:00 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(6/27/17) Nationally, pedestrian-involved crashes have been on the rise since 2009. This number can be attributed to the growing use of smart phones which can serve as a significant source of distraction to both drivers and pedestrians. On average, 60 pedestrians are struck on Springfield streets per year. To combat this growing trend, the City is rolling out a new pedestrian safety campaign called SGF Yields, made possible by a $5,000 Blueprint for Safer Roadw...

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(6/27/17) Nationally, pedestrian-involved crashes have been on the rise since 2009. This number can be attributed to the growing use of smart phones which can serve as a significant source of distraction to both drivers and pedestrians. On average, 60 pedestrians are struck on Springfield streets per year. To combat this growing trend, the City is rolling out a new pedestrian safety campaign called SGF Yields, made possible by a $5,000 Blueprint for Safer Roadw...

  • Swimming pools can pose electrocution risk

    Swimming pools can pose electrocution risk

    Monday, June 26 2017 11:09 PM EDT2017-06-27 03:09:55 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(6/26/17) While swimming pools can be great fun in the summertime, experts say they can also be dangerous, with the risk of electrocution or even death.  "One thing that is always a concern with swimming pools is electrical issues," said Ron Rhodes with Sierra Pool & Spa Repair. Rhodes has been repairing pools for over thirty years, he ways extreme care needs to be taken to make sure your pool remains a safe place to swim, "It should make anyo...
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(6/26/17) While swimming pools can be great fun in the summertime, experts say they can also be dangerous, with the risk of electrocution or even death.  "One thing that is always a concern with swimming pools is electrical issues," said Ron Rhodes with Sierra Pool & Spa Repair. Rhodes has been repairing pools for over thirty years, he ways extreme care needs to be taken to make sure your pool remains a safe place to swim, "It should make anyo...
  • FBI raids Jackson County Jail for the 2nd time in less than 2 years

    FBI raids Jackson County Jail for the 2nd time in less than 2 years

    Monday, June 26 2017 10:26 PM EDT2017-06-27 02:26:40 GMT

    Fox4KC.com -- (06/26/2017) For the second time in just two years, the FBI raided the Jackson County Jail early Monday morning. FBI Special Agent Darrin Jones said this was a well-coordinated effort between the FBI and multiple agencies. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters-Baker was also on the scene. 

    Fox4KC.com -- (06/26/2017) For the second time in just two years, the FBI raided the Jackson County Jail early Monday morning. FBI Special Agent Darrin Jones said this was a well-coordinated effort between the FBI and multiple agencies. Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters-Baker was also on the scene. 

  • Foster to Adopt

    Foster to Adopt

    Monday, June 26 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-06-27 02:00:15 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (06/26/17) - The Humane Society of Southwest Missouri is in desperate need of foster families and have reached their capacity at the shelter. With the rescue of 16 dogs and puppies from a k-9 hoarding situation in Sparta, the Humane Society is looking to give these animals another chance at a happy life. “It’s almost impossible to take care, very good care, of that many animals.

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (06/26/17) - The Humane Society of Southwest Missouri is in desperate need of foster families and have reached their capacity at the shelter. With the rescue of 16 dogs and puppies from a k-9 hoarding situation in Sparta, the Humane Society is looking to give these animals another chance at a happy life. “It’s almost impossible to take care, very good care, of that many animals.

  • Child shot by 7-year-old boy on Missouri playground

    Child shot by 7-year-old boy on Missouri playground

    Monday, June 26 2017 8:54 PM EDT2017-06-27 00:54:01 GMT

    FoxNews.com -- (06/26/2017)  A young child is recovering in the hospital after another child shot them Sunday evening. Police said that a child, under the age of 10, was shot at a playground near 23rd and Wheeling Avenue around 7 p.m. Sgt. Kari Thompson with KCPD said the child's injuries were considered life-threatening. A source told Fox 4's Kathy Quinn the child underwent surgery and is in critical condition as of Monday morning. 

    FoxNews.com -- (06/26/2017)  A young child is recovering in the hospital after another child shot them Sunday evening. Police said that a child, under the age of 10, was shot at a playground near 23rd and Wheeling Avenue around 7 p.m. Sgt. Kari Thompson with KCPD said the child's injuries were considered life-threatening. A source told Fox 4's Kathy Quinn the child underwent surgery and is in critical condition as of Monday morning. 

  • Fire damages Willow Springs flea market

    Fire damages Willow Springs flea market

    Monday, June 26 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-06-27 00:33:54 GMT

    WILLOW SPRINGS, Mo. -- (06/26/2017) Investigators are still looking for a the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a flea market in Willow Springs. The fire happened at the Junk-Shun Barn Flea Market off of Highway 60. 

    WILLOW SPRINGS, Mo. -- (06/26/2017) Investigators are still looking for a the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a flea market in Willow Springs. The fire happened at the Junk-Shun Barn Flea Market off of Highway 60. 

  • Fire destroys home in Taney County

    Fire destroys home in Taney County

    Monday, June 26 2017 8:19 PM EDT2017-06-27 00:19:54 GMT

    TANEY COUNTY, Mo. -- (06/26/2017) A fire in Taney County left fire crews up all night fighting a blaze at a local home.  The flames has fully engulfed the home on H-Highway west of Forsyth. Crews reported hearing an explosion inside the home during the fire, but officials have not yet been able to determine what it was.  No injuries have been reported.

    TANEY COUNTY, Mo. -- (06/26/2017) A fire in Taney County left fire crews up all night fighting a blaze at a local home.  The flames has fully engulfed the home on H-Highway west of Forsyth. Crews reported hearing an explosion inside the home during the fire, but officials have not yet been able to determine what it was.  No injuries have been reported.

  • Joplin man charged with rape and sodomy

    Joplin man charged with rape and sodomy

    Monday, June 26 2017 2:54 PM EDT2017-06-26 18:54:40 GMT

    JOPLIN, Mo. - (6/26/17) A Joplin Police investigation has landed one man behind bars. Timothy Bailey Jr., 25, was arrested and charged with first degree rape, statutory sodomy and enticement of a child, after authorities discovered he has sexual contact with an under aged female. According to the probable cause statement, Bailey met the female online. The online messages moved to text messages where Bailey texted that he wanted her.

    JOPLIN, Mo. - (6/26/17) A Joplin Police investigation has landed one man behind bars. Timothy Bailey Jr., 25, was arrested and charged with first degree rape, statutory sodomy and enticement of a child, after authorities discovered he has sexual contact with an under aged female. According to the probable cause statement, Bailey met the female online. The online messages moved to text messages where Bailey texted that he wanted her.

  • Taney County house fire

    Taney County house fire

    Monday, June 26 2017 1:33 PM EDT2017-06-26 17:33:19 GMT

    Taney County, Mo. - (6/26/17) Multiple firefighter crews spent many hours overnight fighting a house fire in Taney County. The fire happened west of Forsyth on H Highway. Fire crews responded after 10:30 p.m to a home that was fully engulfed in flames. Crews said that the fire was causing something inside the home to explode, but is has not been determined what that was. The fire was controlled in about 30 minutes and no injuries were reported.

    Taney County, Mo. - (6/26/17) Multiple firefighter crews spent many hours overnight fighting a house fire in Taney County. The fire happened west of Forsyth on H Highway. Fire crews responded after 10:30 p.m to a home that was fully engulfed in flames. Crews said that the fire was causing something inside the home to explode, but is has not been determined what that was. The fire was controlled in about 30 minutes and no injuries were reported.

  • Afternoon storms cause widespread damage

    Afternoon storms cause widespread damage

    Friday, June 23 2017 10:23 PM EDT2017-06-24 02:23:59 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(6/23/17) Severe storms that blew through the Ozarks this afternoon have left many in Springfield feeling lucky to be alive. “It sounded like a train and a jet airplane all mixed together," said Colin Bowen.  Bowen was at home with his four dogs when the storms hit, he said he decided to seek cover when it looked like the walls of his house were beginning to bow, "The house was shaking and rattling, all I could do was sit there and shake and...
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(6/23/17) Severe storms that blew through the Ozarks this afternoon have left many in Springfield feeling lucky to be alive. “It sounded like a train and a jet airplane all mixed together," said Colin Bowen.  Bowen was at home with his four dogs when the storms hit, he said he decided to seek cover when it looked like the walls of his house were beginning to bow, "The house was shaking and rattling, all I could do was sit there and shake and...
  • Shooting at JFK Stadium leaves one injured

    Shooting at JFK Stadium leaves one injured

    Friday, June 23 2017 8:59 PM EDT2017-06-24 00:59:57 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/22/2017) Police are investigating a shooting that took place at JFK Stadium on South Grant Ave. Authorities received a 911 call around 6:46 p.m. regarding shots that had been fired at the stadium. When police arrived at the scene, they found a male in his 50s with a single gunshot wound to his side. He was transported to a local hospital where he remains in stable condition. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/22/2017) Police are investigating a shooting that took place at JFK Stadium on South Grant Ave. Authorities received a 911 call around 6:46 p.m. regarding shots that had been fired at the stadium. When police arrived at the scene, they found a male in his 50s with a single gunshot wound to his side. He was transported to a local hospital where he remains in stable condition. 

  • Cleanup of empty homeless camp delayed

    Cleanup of empty homeless camp delayed

    Friday, June 23 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-06-24 00:51:03 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/23/2017) The hearing over the cleanup of the now empty homeless camp on North Glenstone is set to be rescheduled.  The judge presiding over the hearing, Robert Handley, recused himself today from the case. Handley cited that he did not want to come to a decision that could later come under "collateral attack." 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/23/2017) The hearing over the cleanup of the now empty homeless camp on North Glenstone is set to be rescheduled.  The judge presiding over the hearing, Robert Handley, recused himself today from the case. Handley cited that he did not want to come to a decision that could later come under "collateral attack." 

  • University of Missouri revokes Cosby’s honorary degree

    University of Missouri revokes Cosby’s honorary degree

    Friday, June 23 2017 8:10 PM EDT2017-06-24 00:10:19 GMT

    Fox2Now.com -- (06/23/2017) The University of Missouri will revoke an honorary degree it granted to Bill Cosby. This is the first time the university has ever revoked an honorary degree. University system President Mun Choi is recommending that the university’s Board of Curators strip the comedian of a doctorate in humane letters he received in 1999. Choi cites allegations from several women that Cosby sexually assaulted them.

    Fox2Now.com -- (06/23/2017) The University of Missouri will revoke an honorary degree it granted to Bill Cosby. This is the first time the university has ever revoked an honorary degree. University system President Mun Choi is recommending that the university’s Board of Curators strip the comedian of a doctorate in humane letters he received in 1999. Choi cites allegations from several women that Cosby sexually assaulted them.

  • New Disaster Recovery Centers Set to Open

    New Disaster Recovery Centers Set to Open

    Friday, June 23 2017 8:03 PM EDT2017-06-24 00:03:59 GMT

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- (06/23/2017) New FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers are set to open in the coming days. Two recovery centers are set to open Saturday, June 24, in Oregon County, in the city of Alton, and also in Ozark County, in the city of Gainesville. Another center is set to open Monday, June 26, in Stone County in the city of Galena. 

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- (06/23/2017) New FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers are set to open in the coming days. Two recovery centers are set to open Saturday, June 24, in Oregon County, in the city of Alton, and also in Ozark County, in the city of Gainesville. Another center is set to open Monday, June 26, in Stone County in the city of Galena. 

  • Upcoming “COPS” episode features Springfield Police Department

    Upcoming “COPS” episode features Springfield Police Department

    Friday, June 23 2017 7:44 PM EDT2017-06-23 23:44:32 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/23/2017) Springfield Police Department officers will be featured in an upcoming episode of “COPS”, set to air at 6:30 p.m. CDT on SPIKE on June 24. In the segment in which SPD is featured, “an officer gives valuable advice to a young mother with a troubled past,” according to the “COPS” website. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/23/2017) Springfield Police Department officers will be featured in an upcoming episode of “COPS”, set to air at 6:30 p.m. CDT on SPIKE on June 24. In the segment in which SPD is featured, “an officer gives valuable advice to a young mother with a troubled past,” according to the “COPS” website. 

  • Salvation Army and Westlake Ace Hardware Partner to Bring Heat Relief

    Salvation Army and Westlake Ace Hardware Partner to Bring Heat Relief

    Friday, June 23 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-06-23 23:33:22 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/23/2017) The Salvation Army and Westlake Ace Hardware are teaming up to help provide relief from the summer heat to area residents. Westlake Ace is hosting a fan drive beginning Friday, June 23 through Sunday, July 9. The Salvation Army will distribute donate fans to local residents.  

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/23/2017) The Salvation Army and Westlake Ace Hardware are teaming up to help provide relief from the summer heat to area residents. Westlake Ace is hosting a fan drive beginning Friday, June 23 through Sunday, July 9. The Salvation Army will distribute donate fans to local residents.  

  • Inmate escapes after fire at jail

    Inmate escapes after fire at jail

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:44 AM EDT2017-06-23 15:44:36 GMT

    Hartville, Mo. - (6/23/17) An inmate has escaped the Wright County Jail in Hartville after a fire was intentionally set. Authorities say Brett Anthony, 36, fled from the jail after it was evacuated due to a large amount of smoke from a fire that was set inside a mattress in one of the jail cells. Anthony is said to have ran northbound from the jail. Anthony is 5-foot-9, weighing 175 pounds and is bald. He was last seen wearing an orange jail uniform.

    Hartville, Mo. - (6/23/17) An inmate has escaped the Wright County Jail in Hartville after a fire was intentionally set. Authorities say Brett Anthony, 36, fled from the jail after it was evacuated due to a large amount of smoke from a fire that was set inside a mattress in one of the jail cells. Anthony is said to have ran northbound from the jail. Anthony is 5-foot-9, weighing 175 pounds and is bald. He was last seen wearing an orange jail uniform.

  • Seattle Seahawks’ Justin Britt speaks at Lebanon clinic opening

    Seattle Seahawks’ Justin Britt speaks at Lebanon clinic opening

    Thursday, June 22 2017 8:06 PM EDT2017-06-23 00:06:23 GMT

    LEBANON, Mo. -- (06/22/2017) Jordan Valley Community Health Center and Pathways Community Health (part of Compass Health) hosted a dedication and open house today to celebrate the opening of the new, full service clinic. After the formal dedication and ribbon cutting, kid friendly activities were offered, such as a visit from the Bat Mobile, Batman and Robin. A light dinner was also served at no charge to the community. 

    LEBANON, Mo. -- (06/22/2017) Jordan Valley Community Health Center and Pathways Community Health (part of Compass Health) hosted a dedication and open house today to celebrate the opening of the new, full service clinic. After the formal dedication and ribbon cutting, kid friendly activities were offered, such as a visit from the Bat Mobile, Batman and Robin. A light dinner was also served at no charge to the community. 

  • St. Louis boy killed by huge wave on Alabama coast

    St. Louis boy killed by huge wave on Alabama coast

    Thursday, June 22 2017 7:43 PM EDT2017-06-22 23:43:44 GMT

    Fox2Now.com -- (06/22/2017) The 10-year-old child from St. Louis who was killed after a large wave knocked a beach log in front of the condo his family was vacationing in has been identified as Nolan McCabe. The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office reports that the log toppled onto the boy, killing him. They arrived on the scene located in the 3100 block of Ponce De Leon Court for a possible drowning at around 10:30am Wednesday.

    Fox2Now.com -- (06/22/2017) The 10-year-old child from St. Louis who was killed after a large wave knocked a beach log in front of the condo his family was vacationing in has been identified as Nolan McCabe . The Baldwin County Sheriff's Office reports that the log toppled onto the boy, killing him. They arrived on the scene located in the 3100 block of Ponce De Leon Court for a possible drowning at around 10:30am Wednesday.

  • Pay it Forward: Pastor Charles Howard

    Pay it Forward: Pastor Charles Howard

    Thursday, June 22 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-06-22 20:14:09 GMT

    St. Robert, MO.- (6/21/17) 

    Meet Pastor Charles Howard of God’s Agape Church in St. Robert. Pastor Howard, a retired military veteran of 20 years has been with the ministry for the past nine and according to the community is changing peoples lives, one day at a time .           

    St. Robert, MO.- (6/21/17) 

    Meet Pastor Charles Howard of God’s Agape Church in St. Robert. Pastor Howard, a retired military veteran of 20 years has been with the ministry for the past nine and according to the community is changing peoples lives, one day at a time .           

  • Missouri Attorney General Sues Opioid Manufacturers for Fraud

    Missouri Attorney General Sues Opioid Manufacturers for Fraud

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 10:46 PM EDT2017-06-22 02:46:25 GMT

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- (06/21/2017) Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley filed a lawsuit today against three large drug manufacturing companies in the Circuit Court of St. Louis City. Hawley is suing Purdue Pharma, Endo Health Solutions and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. The lawsuit alleges that these companies fraudulently misrepresented the serious risks posed by the drugs they manufacture and sell. “Our state faces an urgent public-health crisis brought on by fraud. 

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- (06/21/2017) Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley filed a lawsuit today against three large drug manufacturing companies in the Circuit Court of St. Louis City. Hawley is suing Purdue Pharma, Endo Health Solutions and Janssen Pharmaceuticals. The lawsuit alleges that these companies fraudulently misrepresented the serious risks posed by the drugs they manufacture and sell. “Our state faces an urgent public-health crisis brought on by fraud. 

  • House explodes near Bois D'Arc

    House explodes near Bois D'Arc

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 9:13 PM EDT2017-06-22 01:13:58 GMT

    BOIS D'ARC, Mo. -- (06/21/2017) A home near Bois D'Arc, just west of Springfield, has been completely destroyed after a propane tank exploded earlier this afternoon.  Firefighters received a call about an explosion on north Farm Road just before 4:00 P.M. Officials said that the propane tank that was being worked on had leaked and ignited the explosion. Officials also said that 30 to 40 gallons of propane may have leaked, however, no one was inside the home.  

    BOIS D'ARC, Mo. -- (06/21/2017) A home near Bois D'Arc, just west of Springfield, has been completely destroyed after a propane tank exploded earlier this afternoon.  Firefighters received a call about an explosion on north Farm Road just before 4:00 P.M. Officials said that the propane tank that was being worked on had leaked and ignited the explosion. Officials also said that 30 to 40 gallons of propane may have leaked, however, no one was inside the home.  

  • Chimpanzee dead after fight, fall at Kansas City Zoo

    Chimpanzee dead after fight, fall at Kansas City Zoo

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 8:15 PM EDT2017-06-22 00:15:05 GMT

    Fox4KC.com -- (06/21/2107) A violent exchange in a chimpanzee exhibit leaves an animal dead and the Kansas City Zoo staff mourning his loss. Zoo regular Harold Miller said he's spent many mornings walked to the three-acre chimpanzee exhibit. He didn't realize Wednesday morning he was about to watch Bahati, a chimpanzee, fall about 40 feet to his death. "I heard the chimps making a racket even before I got near to the enclosure," Miller said. 

    Fox4KC.com -- (06/21/2107) A violent exchange in a chimpanzee exhibit leaves an animal dead and the Kansas City Zoo staff mourning his loss. Zoo regular Harold Miller said he's spent many mornings walked to the three-acre chimpanzee exhibit. He didn't realize Wednesday morning he was about to watch Bahati, a chimpanzee, fall about 40 feet to his death. "I heard the chimps making a racket even before I got near to the enclosure," Miller said. 

  • Springfield could expand 'Safe Housing Program'

    Springfield could expand 'Safe Housing Program'

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 9:12 AM EDT2017-06-21 13:12:26 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(6/20/17) The Springfield Safe Housing Program was put into place by the City of Springfield to address unsafe conditions in rental properties, allowing tenants to report complaints directly to the City. Now improvements to that program are being proposed that could make it even easier to hold landlords accountable for conditions inside rental homes.  An idea proposed to council today is a city-wide inspection program, that would require owners of singe family r...

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(6/20/17) The Springfield Safe Housing Program was put into place by the City of Springfield to address unsafe conditions in rental properties, allowing tenants to report complaints directly to the City. Now improvements to that program are being proposed that could make it even easier to hold landlords accountable for conditions inside rental homes.  An idea proposed to council today is a city-wide inspection program, that would require owners of singe family r...

  • Death Toll Increasing From Opioid Abuse

    Death Toll Increasing From Opioid Abuse

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-06-21 02:00:20 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (06/20/17) - Hundreds of small toxic drug laboratories are found in all areas of Missouri. According to county health ranking, 173 people died last year because of drug overdoses here in Greene County. And the most deaths from drug overdoses in Missouri are, shockingly, female. The opioid epidemic is hitting females mainly around the ages of 25 to 45.

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (06/20/17) - Hundreds of small toxic drug laboratories are found in all areas of Missouri. According to county health ranking, 173 people died last year because of drug overdoses here in Greene County. And the most deaths from drug overdoses in Missouri are, shockingly, female. The opioid epidemic is hitting females mainly around the ages of 25 to 45.

  • Dickerson Park Zoo reveals gender of cheetah triplets

    Dickerson Park Zoo reveals gender of cheetah triplets

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 8:02 PM EDT2017-06-21 00:02:57 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/20/2017) Guests attending Dickerson Park Zoo’s gender reveal party on June 20 were sprayed with pink and blue silly string to announce the sex of the cheetah triplets born May 2. The cubs, named Wally, Glenn and Maggie, and mother, Roni, are still off exhibit to allow for plenty of bonding time. Zoo veterinarian Dr. Rodney Schnellbacher recently gave the cubs their first exam. “They will have a follow up exam in about two weeks, but everythin...
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/20/2017) Guests attending Dickerson Park Zoo’s gender reveal party on June 20 were sprayed with pink and blue silly string to announce the sex of the cheetah triplets born May 2. The cubs, named Wally, Glenn and Maggie, and mother, Roni, are still off exhibit to allow for plenty of bonding time. Zoo veterinarian Dr. Rodney Schnellbacher recently gave the cubs their first exam. “They will have a follow up exam in about two weeks, but everythin...
  • Four Seasons residents arrested on drug charges

    Four Seasons residents arrested on drug charges

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-06-20 23:51:45 GMT

    CAMDENTON, Mo. -- (06/20/2017) After serving a search warrant at a residence in Four Seasons, Camden County Deputies, along with members of the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Task, took two individuals into custody. 

    CAMDENTON, Mo. -- (06/20/2017) After serving a search warrant at a residence in Four Seasons, Camden County Deputies, along with members of the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Task, took two individuals into custody. 

  • UPDATE: Two missing Ozark teenagers found safe

    UPDATE: Two missing Ozark teenagers found safe

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 11:30 AM EDT2017-06-20 15:30:15 GMT

    UPDATE: The two missing Ozark teenagers have been located and are safe according to the Ozark Police Department. Ozark, Mo. - (6/20/17) The Ozark Police Department is asking for your help in finding two missing female teenagers. Victoria Deel, 14, and Kaisha Harrison, 14, were last seen yesterday at the Ozark High School around 10:55 a.m.

    UPDATE: The two missing Ozark teenagers have been located and are safe according to the Ozark Police Department. Ozark, Mo. - (6/20/17) The Ozark Police Department is asking for your help in finding two missing female teenagers. Victoria Deel, 14, and Kaisha Harrison, 14, were last seen yesterday at the Ozark High School around 10:55 a.m.

  • Camdenton man arrested on child molestation charges

    Camdenton man arrested on child molestation charges

    Monday, June 19 2017 9:28 PM EDT2017-06-20 01:28:10 GMT

    CAMDENTON Mo. – (06/19/17) A Camden County man faces charges related to molesting two female juveniles. Forty-three year old Gregory Bates is being charged with first-degree sodomy and first-degree child molestation after he allegedly touched two underage girls inappropriately for almost a year. Bates is also being accused of having one of the girls perform inappropriate sexual acts with him. He is being held in the Camden County jail on a $1 million dollar cash-only bond.

    CAMDENTON Mo. – (06/19/17) A Camden County man faces charges related to molesting two female juveniles. Forty-three year old Gregory Bates is being charged with first-degree sodomy and first-degree child molestation after he allegedly touched two underage girls inappropriately for almost a year. Bates is also being accused of having one of the girls perform inappropriate sexual acts with him. He is being held in the Camden County jail on a $1 million dollar cash-only bond.

  • Scammer Continues to Impersonate Greene County Sergeant

    Scammer Continues to Impersonate Greene County Sergeant

    Monday, June 19 2017 8:23 PM EDT2017-06-20 00:23:48 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/19/2017) The Greene County Sheriff's Office wants Greene County residents to be aware of a scammer that is still posing as a Greene County Officer.  If you receive a call from an individual claiming to be an officer, without having called to report a crime or having asked to be contacted by a deputy, authorities say to hang up immediately.  

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/19/2017) The Greene County Sheriff's Office wants Greene County residents to be aware of a scammer that is still posing as a Greene County Officer.  If you receive a call from an individual claiming to be an officer, without having called to report a crime or having asked to be contacted by a deputy, authorities say to hang up immediately.  

  • Pets Left in Hot Cars

    Pets Left in Hot Cars

    Friday, June 16 2017 10:44 PM EDT2017-06-17 02:44:20 GMT

    “If you wouldn’t leave a human in a car, you shouldn’t leave and animal – your dog, your cat, whatever it might be – in your hot car either.” says Greene County Evironmental Health Administrator Erica Little. In the last 16 days, there have been 29 reports of pets in hot cars, with some of those cases having multiple pets in a single vehicle. 

    “If you wouldn’t leave a human in a car, you shouldn’t leave and animal – your dog, your cat, whatever it might be – in your hot car either.” says Greene County Evironmental Health Administrator Erica Little. In the last 16 days, there have been 29 reports of pets in hot cars, with some of those cases having multiple pets in a single vehicle. 

  • Exploring Space

    Exploring Space

    Friday, June 16 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-06-17 02:00:15 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (06/16/17) - Space! One of the worlds largest mysteries and the Springfield Greene County Library is giving kids the chance to have a cosmic journey throughout the planets and stars. “You know are primary goal is to just give them some knowledge of some things that they would be able to see and what our library can provide," says youth services librarian Adrienne Poulson. The exhibit is grant funded by the Science Institue.

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (06/16/17) - Space! One of the worlds largest mysteries and the Springfield Greene County Library is giving kids the chance to have a cosmic journey throughout the planets and stars. “You know are primary goal is to just give them some knowledge of some things that they would be able to see and what our library can provide," says youth services librarian Adrienne Poulson. The exhibit is grant funded by the Science Institue.

  • Deck Safety

    Deck Safety

    Friday, June 16 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-06-17 01:00:17 GMT

    Springfield, MO.- (6/16/17) This prom video which went viral several years ago shows what started as a fun night out on a porch, that quickly turned dangerous, in Michigan, 14 people were injured just last night after another deck collapse and  as houses grow older, its only  problem that is getting worse. Local deck builders, recalling some of the worst calls they’ve received. 

    Springfield, MO.- (6/16/17) This prom video which went viral several years ago shows what started as a fun night out on a porch, that quickly turned dangerous, in Michigan, 14 people were injured just last night after another deck collapse and  as houses grow older, its only  problem that is getting worse. Local deck builders, recalling some of the worst calls they’ve received. 

  • Woman Found Not Guilty of Traffic Deaths

    Woman Found Not Guilty of Traffic Deaths

    Friday, June 16 2017 8:30 PM EDT2017-06-17 00:30:17 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that today Greene County Judge Calvin Holden announced his verdict finding Antonia L. Reiss, 37, of Columbia, Illinois, not guilty of two counts of involuntary manslaughter arising from a motor vehicle crash on July 28, 2015, at Battlefield Road and West Bypass in Springfield Missouri. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that today Greene County Judge Calvin Holden announced his verdict finding Antonia L. Reiss, 37, of Columbia, Illinois, not guilty of two counts of involuntary manslaughter arising from a motor vehicle crash on July 28, 2015, at Battlefield Road and West Bypass in Springfield Missouri. 

  • Summer SnowFest Returns to Springfield

    Summer SnowFest Returns to Springfield

    Friday, June 16 2017 8:12 PM EDT2017-06-17 00:12:36 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/16/2017) The 16th Annual Summer SnowFest returns to downtown Springfield’s Jordan Valley Park. Kids of all ages are invited to climb, slide and build snowmen in a mountain of snow made from ice shavings from Mediacom Ice Park. The Springfield Regional Arts Council partners to present Free Art Day with interactive art projects, including pinwheels, in the park. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/16/2017) The 16th Annual Summer SnowFest returns to downtown Springfield’s Jordan Valley Park. Kids of all ages are invited to climb, slide and build snowmen in a mountain of snow made from ice shavings from Mediacom Ice Park. The Springfield Regional Arts Council partners to present Free Art Day with interactive art projects, including pinwheels, in the park. 

  • Suspect in Branson Shooting Identified

    Suspect in Branson Shooting Identified

    Friday, June 16 2017 7:52 PM EDT2017-06-16 23:52:29 GMT

    TANEY COUNTY, Mo. -- (06/16/2017) Taney County Authorities have made an arrest regarding the early morning shooting that took place just north of Branson on June 15.  Charges of 2nd Degree Murder have been filed against Najee Michelle Donson, 25, of Rogersville in relation to the shooting.  Officers were called to U.S.65 and Rose Oneill Road where a man had been shot.

    TANEY COUNTY, Mo. -- (06/16/2017) Taney County Authorities have made an arrest regarding the early morning shooting that took place just north of Branson on June 15.  Charges of 2nd Degree Murder have been filed against Najee Michelle Donson, 25, of Rogersville in relation to the shooting.  Officers were called to U.S.65 and Rose Oneill Road where a man had been shot.

  • June Fur Kids

    June Fur Kids

    Friday, June 16 2017 3:30 PM EDT2017-06-16 19:30:10 GMT
    This months Fur Kids is 3-year-old Duo! She is an American Bulldog mix and is looking for her forever home.
    This months Fur Kids is 3-year-old Duo! She is an American Bulldog mix and is looking for her forever home.
  • In the Spotlight: The Addams Family Musical

    In the Spotlight: The Addams Family Musical

    Friday, June 16 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-06-16 19:12:11 GMT
    Springfield, MO.- (6/16/17) The Addams Family Musical runs at Springfield Little Theatre through June 25th!  That loveable family of creepy kooks is alive and well and living in their super-spooky mansion in Central Park.  The Addams family, led by the elegantly gaunt and seemingly undead Morticia and her ever-devoted husband Gomez, is in turmoil.  Their daughter Wednesday, now 18, finds herself falling in love—a sensation that is unsettling for both her and her...
    Springfield, MO.- (6/16/17) The Addams Family Musical runs at Springfield Little Theatre through June 25th!  That loveable family of creepy kooks is alive and well and living in their super-spooky mansion in Central Park.  The Addams family, led by the elegantly gaunt and seemingly undead Morticia and her ever-devoted husband Gomez, is in turmoil.  Their daughter Wednesday, now 18, finds herself falling in love—a sensation that is unsettling for both her and her...
  • Candy shaped meth 'concerning'

    Candy shaped meth 'concerning'

    Thursday, June 15 2017 10:41 PM EDT2017-06-16 02:41:09 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(6/15/17) A shocking discovery by a Texas Police Department is leaving parents across the country concerned. Police in Spring, Texas have seized more than one million dollars in meth candy, all in kid friendly shapes. The estimated 600 pounds of candy were shaped like Star Wars characters, butterflies and lollipops. Police found the drugs stuffed inside a car while responding to a burglary Monday afternoon. Investigators say Evonne Mick and David Salinas stole the d...
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(6/15/17) A shocking discovery by a Texas Police Department is leaving parents across the country concerned. Police in Spring, Texas have seized more than one million dollars in meth candy, all in kid friendly shapes. The estimated 600 pounds of candy were shaped like Star Wars characters, butterflies and lollipops. Police found the drugs stuffed inside a car while responding to a burglary Monday afternoon. Investigators say Evonne Mick and David Salinas stole the d...
  • Railroad Crossing Safety

    Railroad Crossing Safety

    Thursday, June 15 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-06-16 01:00:11 GMT

    Once every three hours a person or vehicle is hit by a train. This year in Missouri there were 13 incidents at railroad crossings, 2 fatalities, and 9 injures. Missouri ranks in the top 10 states nationwide for the amount of railroad operations, with more than 4,000 miles of tracks, and 4,000 railroad crossings which means you need be alert while out on the roadways. 

    Once every three hours a person or vehicle is hit by a train. This year in Missouri there were 13 incidents at railroad crossings, 2 fatalities, and 9 injures. Missouri ranks in the top 10 states nationwide for the amount of railroad operations, with more than 4,000 miles of tracks, and 4,000 railroad crossings which means you need be alert while out on the roadways. 

  • Rolla shooting investigation continues

    Rolla shooting investigation continues

    Thursday, June 15 2017 8:41 PM EDT2017-06-16 00:41:42 GMT

    ROLLA, Mo. -- (06/15/2017) On May 31, 2017, around 8:32 p.m., the Rolla Police Department received a 911 call reporting a shooting that took place on Forum Drive in Rolla. When officers arrived at the scene, Anthony J. Debar, 25, was found shot in both the hand and leg. After an initial investigation, officials believed there were significant discrepancies in what Debar was reporting. 

    ROLLA, Mo. -- (06/15/2017) On May 31, 2017, around 8:32 p.m., the Rolla Police Department received a 911 call reporting a shooting that took place on Forum Drive in Rolla. When officers arrived at the scene, Anthony J. Debar, 25, was found shot in both the hand and leg. After an initial investigation, officials believed there were significant discrepancies in what Debar was reporting. 

  • Local men arrested on drug charges after traffic stops

    Local men arrested on drug charges after traffic stops

    Thursday, June 15 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-06-15 23:59:09 GMT

    JOPLIN, Mo. -- (06/15/2017) On June 14, at approximately 11:17PM a Joplin Police Department K9 Officer checked a pedestrian at 5th and Patterson who was walking in the middle of the road. The male was identified as Dustin J Purdham, 29, Joplin. Purdham was found to have 7 active city warrants and was arrested. He was also discovered to be in possession of a bag of suspected methamphetamine with an approximate weight of 40 grams.

    JOPLIN, Mo. -- (06/15/2017) On June 14, at approximately 11:17PM a Joplin Police Department K9 Officer checked a pedestrian at 5th and Patterson who was walking in the middle of the road. The male was identified as Dustin J Purdham, 29, Joplin. Purdham was found to have 7 active city warrants and was arrested. He was also discovered to be in possession of a bag of suspected methamphetamine with an approximate weight of 40 grams.

  • Help Remains After Recovery Center Closes

    Help Remains After Recovery Center Closes

    Thursday, June 15 2017 7:45 PM EDT2017-06-15 23:45:18 GMT

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – (06/15/2017) The Disaster Recovery Center in McDonald County will close at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 17. But survivors of the  2017 flooding and severe storms will still be able to get help with just a phone call. Many of the services available at recovery centers are also available on the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.  Those who use 711 or Video   Relay Services may call 800-621-3362. 

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – (06/15/2017) The Disaster Recovery Center in McDonald County will close at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 17. But survivors of the  2017 flooding and severe storms will still be able to get help with just a phone call. Many of the services available at recovery centers are also available on the FEMA Helpline at 800-621-3362.  Those who use 711 or Video   Relay Services may call 800-621-3362. 

  • Gender Reveal Party Scheduled for Cheetah Cubs

    Gender Reveal Party Scheduled for Cheetah Cubs

    Thursday, June 15 2017 7:28 PM EDT2017-06-15 23:28:08 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – (06/15/2017) Are they boys or girls, or one or two of each? The cheetah cubs born May 2 at Dickerson Park Zoo have had their first checkup, and on Tuesday, June 20 at 11 a.m. the zoo is hosting a gender reveal party to announce the sex and names of the cubs. The announcement will take place on the cheetah observation deck, and guests wearing pink or blue will receive $1 off general admission. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – (06/15/2017) Are they boys or girls, or one or two of each? The cheetah cubs born May 2 at Dickerson Park Zoo have had their first checkup, and on Tuesday, June 20 at 11 a.m. the zoo is hosting a gender reveal party to announce the sex and names of the cubs. The announcement will take place on the cheetah observation deck, and guests wearing pink or blue will receive $1 off general admission. 

  • Police Surround Ozark Inn On North Glenstone

    Police Surround Ozark Inn On North Glenstone

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-06-15 02:00:18 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (06/14/17) - Officers received a tip that a person wanted for weapons violations was locked up here at the Ozark Inn. Officers have confirmed that there was a man and woman inside a motel room that had been connected to stealing a vehicle and confronting another person with a gun. 

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (06/14/17) - Officers received a tip that a person wanted for weapons violations was locked up here at the Ozark Inn. Officers have confirmed that there was a man and woman inside a motel room that had been connected to stealing a vehicle and confronting another person with a gun. 

  • Voter ID Law Causes Controversy

    Voter ID Law Causes Controversy

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-06-15 01:00:11 GMT

    Missouri now requires all voters to show a state issued identification that is current to vote,  but there are approximately 220,000 unregistered voters in the state, who don’t have that identification on file with the department of motor vehicles. Denise Lieberman, the Coordinator of the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition says, We know that these laws disproportionately impact voters of color, women, young voters, low wage workers, and seniors. 

    Missouri now requires all voters to show a state issued identification that is current to vote,  but there are approximately 220,000 unregistered voters in the state, who don’t have that identification on file with the department of motor vehicles. Denise Lieberman, the Coordinator of the Missouri Voter Protection Coalition says, We know that these laws disproportionately impact voters of color, women, young voters, low wage workers, and seniors. 

  • Sarcoxie double-shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 wounded

    Sarcoxie double-shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 wounded

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 8:34 PM EDT2017-06-15 00:34:57 GMT

    SARCOXIE, Mo. -- (06/14/2017) Jasper County Sheriff's investigators are currently seeking warrants and looking for a suspect on the run after a double shooting near Sarcoxie left one dead and another wounded.  Tayler Anderson, 22, and George Williams, 21, from Carthage, Mo. were both victims of the early Tuesday morning shooting. The shooting took place at a field near County Road 30 and Gum Road. 

    SARCOXIE, Mo. -- (06/14/2017) Jasper County Sheriff's investigators are currently seeking warrants and looking for a suspect on the run after a double shooting near Sarcoxie left one dead and another wounded.  Tayler Anderson, 22, and George Williams, 21, from Carthage, Mo. were both victims of the early Tuesday morning shooting. The shooting took place at a field near County Road 30 and Gum Road. 

  • Man attempts to light RV on fire with woman inside

    Man attempts to light RV on fire with woman inside

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 8:16 PM EDT2017-06-15 00:16:52 GMT

    CAMDENTON, Mo. -- (06/14/2017) A suspect is now in custody after attempting to light an RV on fire with a woman inside.  At approximately midnight on June 12, Camden County officers responded to a disturbance call at an address on Rabbit Road. It was reported that a female victim had locked herself inside an RV to avoid the suspect, Wesley R. Dickey. 

    CAMDENTON, Mo. -- (06/14/2017) A suspect is now in custody after attempting to light an RV on fire with a woman inside.  At approximately midnight on June 12, Camden County officers responded to a disturbance call at an address on Rabbit Road. It was reported that a female victim had locked herself inside an RV to avoid the suspect, Wesley R. Dickey. 

  • Suspect on the run, hiding in Springfield

    Suspect on the run, hiding in Springfield

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 7:46 PM EDT2017-06-14 23:46:10 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/14/2017) Law Enforcement is asking for the public's assistance in locating wanted person, James Cromer. Cromer is believed to be hiding in Springfield to avoid apprehension for his active felony Forgery warrant. The warrant was issued by Jackson County Sheriff's Office after the suspect failed to appear in court. Cromer is known to be violent, so do not approach him. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/14/2017) Law Enforcement is asking for the public's assistance in locating wanted person, James Cromer. Cromer is believed to be hiding in Springfield to avoid apprehension for his active felony Forgery warrant. The warrant was issued by Jackson County Sheriff's Office after the suspect failed to appear in court. Cromer is known to be violent, so do not approach him. 

  • Additional Recovery Centers Scheduled to Open

    Additional Recovery Centers Scheduled to Open

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 7:17 PM EDT2017-06-14 23:17:14 GMT

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – (06/14/2017) Two FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers are set to open Thursday, June 15, in both Taney County, in the city of Branson, and in Phelps County, in the city of Rolla. Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in any of the 27 counties included in the Missouri federal disaster declaration for flooding and severe storms that occurred between April 28 and May 11, 2017. 

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – (06/14/2017) Two FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers are set to open Thursday, June 15, in both Taney County, in the city of Branson, and in Phelps County, in the city of Rolla. Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in any of the 27 counties included in the Missouri federal disaster declaration for flooding and severe storms that occurred between April 28 and May 11, 2017. 

  • Home Burglaries

    Home Burglaries

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 11:28 PM EDT2017-06-14 03:28:16 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/13/2017) You might want to hold off posting that vacation photo… as it could end up being a holiday for thieves. As more people are away from their homes due to busy summer schedules, burglars want to get in. Springfield police department data shows that thefts happen sporadically. But there are a few things that will deter possible burglars: bright lights, visibility of all entrances, and your furry friend. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/13/2017) You might want to hold off posting that vacation photo… as it could end up being a holiday for thieves. As more people are away from their homes due to busy summer schedules, burglars want to get in. Springfield police department data shows that thefts happen sporadically. But there are a few things that will deter possible burglars: bright lights, visibility of all entrances, and your furry friend. 

  • Brown Recluse Bites At An All Time High

    Brown Recluse Bites At An All Time High

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-06-14 02:00:19 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (06/13/17) - They’re tiny and you’ll probably see them hiding in boxes and in dark places! That’s right! You guessed it, it’s the season of the brown recluse. “A brown recluse bite is actually painless, initially," says injury prevention educator at Cox Tom Emery. "Several hours later you’ll get a burning sensation and tingling and warmth and it becomes painful after several hours.”

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (06/13/17) - They’re tiny and you’ll probably see them hiding in boxes and in dark places! That’s right! You guessed it, it’s the season of the brown recluse. “A brown recluse bite is actually painless, initially," says injury prevention educator at Cox Tom Emery. "Several hours later you’ll get a burning sensation and tingling and warmth and it becomes painful after several hours.”

  • Homicide Investigation In Sarcoxie Continues

    Homicide Investigation In Sarcoxie Continues

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 9:41 PM EDT2017-06-14 01:41:11 GMT

    Fox14TV.com - (06/13/2017) Early Tuesday Morning, June 13th, at around 1:30 A.M. deputies were called to a roadside location on Gum Road, west of Country Road 30 intersection in Sarcoxie to deal with a shooting. Upon arrival a male subject, Tayler Anderson, a 22-year-old from Carthage, was found deceased. A second male subject, Gage Williams, a 21-year-old from Carthage, was sent to a local hospital for treatment for a gunshot wound. 

    Fox14TV.com - (06/13/2017) Early Tuesday Morning, June 13th, at around 1:30 A.M. deputies were called to a roadside location on Gum Road, west of Country Road 30 intersection in Sarcoxie to deal with a shooting. Upon arrival a male subject, Tayler Anderson, a 22-year-old from Carthage, was found deceased. A second male subject, Gage Williams, a 21-year-old from Carthage, was sent to a local hospital for treatment for a gunshot wound. 

  • MARC Effort Yields Results

    MARC Effort Yields Results

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-06-14 01:00:12 GMT

    Over the last week, the Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness, one door, and other service providers have connected crucial services to more than 230 people in Springfield experience some form of homelessness. 90 of those came from the homeless camp near Kearney and Glenstone. “We knew that we couldn’t bring all of our friends, so we wanted to make sure we were just meting those critical needs”.

    Over the last week, the Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness, one door, and other service providers have connected crucial services to more than 230 people in Springfield experience some form of homelessness. 90 of those came from the homeless camp near Kearney and Glenstone. “We knew that we couldn’t bring all of our friends, so we wanted to make sure we were just meting those critical needs”.

  • FEMA Offers Repair Advice at Taney County Home Depot Store

    FEMA Offers Repair Advice at Taney County Home Depot Store

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 8:57 PM EDT2017-06-14 00:57:44 GMT

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – (06/13/2017) As Missourians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by the flooding and severe storms that occurred April 28-May 11, 2017, FEMA and the Home Depot store in Taney County have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer. FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand beginning Wednesday, June 14 to answer questions and offer home improvement tips.

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – (06/13/2017) As Missourians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by the flooding and severe storms that occurred April 28-May 11, 2017, FEMA and the Home Depot store in Taney County have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer. FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand beginning Wednesday, June 14 to answer questions and offer home improvement tips.

  • Recovery Center Opens to Help Missouri Flood Survivors

    Recovery Center Opens to Help Missouri Flood Survivors

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 8:51 PM EDT2017-06-14 00:51:49 GMT

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – (06/13/2017) A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center opens Tuesday, June 13, in Howell County, in the city of West Plains. Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in any of the 27 counties included in the Missouri federal disaster declaration for flooding and severe storms that occurred between April 28 and May 11, 2017.

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – (06/13/2017) A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center opens Tuesday, June 13, in Howell County, in the city of West Plains. Disaster recovery centers offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in any of the 27 counties included in the Missouri federal disaster declaration for flooding and severe storms that occurred between April 28 and May 11, 2017.

  • Springfield Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Robbery

    Springfield Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Robbery

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 8:45 PM EDT2017-06-14 00:45:51 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Damien Michael Barajas, 31, of Springfield, MO was sentenced today for a robbery that occurred at Wal-Mart in December of 2015. Barajas was sentenced by The Honorable David Jones to 10 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for Robbery in the First Degree and 7 years in the Department of Corrections for Tampering with a Motor Vehicle and two counts of Receiving Stolen Property. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Damien Michael Barajas, 31, of Springfield, MO was sentenced today for a robbery that occurred at Wal-Mart in December of 2015. Barajas was sentenced by The Honorable David Jones to 10 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for Robbery in the First Degree and 7 years in the Department of Corrections for Tampering with a Motor Vehicle and two counts of Receiving Stolen Property. 

  • Dickerson Park Zoo Zookeeper Meets Fiona the Hippo

    Dickerson Park Zoo Zookeeper Meets Fiona the Hippo

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 8:37 PM EDT2017-06-14 00:37:11 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – (06/12/2017) Zookeeper Tracy Campbell of Dickerson Park Zoo recently returned from Cincinnati, Ohio after visiting Fiona, a baby Nile hippopotamus residing at Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Fiona is the daughter of former Dickerson Park Zoo resident hippo, Henry. Henry made the move to Cincinnati last June to breed with Bibi, a female hippo relocated from Saint Louis Zoo. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – (06/12/2017) Zookeeper Tracy Campbell of Dickerson Park Zoo recently returned from Cincinnati, Ohio after visiting Fiona, a baby Nile hippopotamus residing at Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Fiona is the daughter of former Dickerson Park Zoo resident hippo, Henry. Henry made the move to Cincinnati last June to breed with Bibi, a female hippo relocated from Saint Louis Zoo. 

  • Ashcroft “Gratified” with Voter ID Ruling

    Ashcroft “Gratified” with Voter ID Ruling

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-06-14 00:36:36 GMT

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said this afternoon he was “gratified” that Cole County Circuit Court Judge Jon Beetem denied a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) sought by the NAACP and League of Women Voters. The TRO would have temporarily halted the photo voter ID law which was approved in a constitutional amendment in November 2016. 

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft said this afternoon he was “gratified” that Cole County Circuit Court Judge Jon Beetem denied a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) sought by the NAACP and League of Women Voters. The TRO would have temporarily halted the photo voter ID law which was approved in a constitutional amendment in November 2016. 

  • Lebanon Mayor Resigns In Facebook Post

    Lebanon Mayor Resigns In Facebook Post

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 8:26 PM EDT2017-06-14 00:26:33 GMT

    LEBANON, Mo. -- (06/13/2017) On Monday, June 12, Lebanon Mayor Josh Ray posted his resignation to his Facebook page. His resignation is effective immediately as he said he felt he could better serve the community away from the role of mayor. Ray said that he has been concerned about many city issues including his discovery that the city administration announced, interviewed for and offered a job to someone for a position that does not exist. 

    LEBANON, Mo. -- (06/13/2017) On Monday, June 12, Lebanon Mayor Josh Ray posted his resignation to his Facebook page. His resignation is effective immediately as he said he felt he could better serve the community away from the role of mayor. Ray said that he has been concerned about many city issues including his discovery that the city administration announced, interviewed for and offered a job to someone for a position that does not exist. 

  • Former Teacher's Assistant Pleads Guilty to Child Porn

    Former Teacher's Assistant Pleads Guilty to Child Porn

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-06-13 23:18:39 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – (06/13/2017) Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former teacher’s assistant at a Buffalo, Mo., elementary school pleaded guilty in federal court today to receiving child pornography. Dalton Cole Sherman, 20, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charge contained in a Dec. 8, 2015, federal indictment. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – (06/13/2017) Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former teacher’s assistant at a Buffalo, Mo., elementary school pleaded guilty in federal court today to receiving child pornography. Dalton Cole Sherman, 20, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to the charge contained in a Dec. 8, 2015, federal indictment. 

  • Charges filed in multiple thefts

    Charges filed in multiple thefts

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-06-13 19:03:11 GMT

    Springfield, Mo. - (6/13/17) A Springfield man has been charged in connection to multiple thefts. Nicholas Damron, 22, has been charged with 12 counts of stealing a motor vehicle, 4 counts of stealing $750 or more and 6 counts of stealing a firearm. The charges come after authorities were tipped off that they could find stolen property inside two storage units 

    Springfield, Mo. - (6/13/17) A Springfield man has been charged in connection to multiple thefts. Nicholas Damron, 22, has been charged with 22 separate counts of stealing. The charges come after authorities were told by an informant that they could find stolen property inside two storage units, owned by Damron, at A&A West Mini Storage in Springfield.

  • New Phone Scam Targeting Folks In The Ozarks

    New Phone Scam Targeting Folks In The Ozarks

    Tuesday, June 13 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-06-13 16:00:26 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (06/13/17) - The scam begins as soon as you answer your phone. It can be either a recorded voice or even a real person will say, ‘Can you hear me?’ and as soon as you say, ‘Yes.’ that’s when they know that they’ve got you. If you hear, 'Can you hear me,' on the other end of the phone, hang up! 

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (06/13/17) - The scam begins as soon as you answer your phone. It can be either a recorded voice or even a real person will say, ‘Can you hear me?’ and as soon as you say, ‘Yes.’ that’s when they know that they’ve got you. If you hear, 'Can you hear me,' on the other end of the phone, hang up! 

  • REAL ID bill signed into law

    REAL ID bill signed into law

    Monday, June 12 2017 8:22 PM EDT2017-06-13 00:22:18 GMT

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Mo. -- (06/12/2017) Today Republican Governor Eric Greitens made the REAL ID law official, which will allow Missourians to chose whether or not they want a non-compliant driver's license or a so-called REAL ID in order to be allowed on planes, military bases and federal facilities. Since this bill has become law, Missouri now is in compliance with federal law.  

    JOHNSON COUNTY, Mo. -- (06/12/2017) Today Republican Governor Eric Greitens made the REAL ID law official, which will allow Missourians to chose whether or not they want a non-compliant driver's license or a so-called REAL ID in order to be allowed on planes, military bases and federal facilities. Since this bill has become law, Missouri now is in compliance with federal law.  

  • Missouri Job Center to assist with two hiring events this week

    Missouri Job Center to assist with two hiring events this week

    Monday, June 12 2017 7:54 PM EDT2017-06-12 23:54:55 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/12/2017) The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be assisting with two hiring events next week. Job seekers are encouraged to come prepared, appropriately dressed, and with completed resumes.  Resume assistance is available prior to the event at either Springfield Missouri Job Center, and the Career Closet is available at the Missouri Job Center's main location, 2900 E Sunshine. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/12/2017) The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will be assisting with two hiring events next week. Job seekers are encouraged to come prepared, appropriately dressed, and with completed resumes.  Resume assistance is available prior to the event at either Springfield Missouri Job Center, and the Career Closet is available at the Missouri Job Center's main location, 2900 E Sunshine. 

  • Springfield accountant pleads guilty to $3 million fraud schemes

    Springfield accountant pleads guilty to $3 million fraud schemes

    Monday, June 12 2017 7:46 PM EDT2017-06-12 23:46:59 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – (06/12/2017) Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield accountant and former CPA pleaded guilty in federal court today to two embezzlement schemes totaling more than $3 million and to failing to pay more than $2 million in taxes over the past six years.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – (06/12/2017) Tom Larson, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Springfield accountant and former CPA pleaded guilty in federal court today to two embezzlement schemes totaling more than $3 million and to failing to pay more than $2 million in taxes over the past six years.

  • Motorcyclist killed near Ozark

    Motorcyclist killed near Ozark

    Monday, June 12 2017 12:05 PM EDT2017-06-12 16:05:38 GMT

    Christian County, Mo - (6/12/17) A man from Texas was killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday night, just south of Ozark. The Missouri State Highway Patrol report says that Julien Vaughan, 44, was driving his motorcycle on Selmore Road when another vehicle crossed over the center line and struck him. Vaughan was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Christian County, Mo - (6/12/17) A man from Texas was killed in a motorcycle accident Sunday night, just south of Ozark. The Missouri State Highway Patrol report says that Julien Vaughan, 44, was driving his motorcycle on Selmore Road when another vehicle crossed over the center line and struck him. Vaughan was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Suspects identified in Commerce Bank shooting

    Suspects identified in Commerce Bank shooting

    Friday, June 9 2017 9:58 PM EDT2017-06-10 01:58:03 GMT

    UPDATE (06/09/2017): Quincy Owens and Brandon McGary have been arrested for the murder of Adam Hilburn. They've each been charged with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. Both of the men's bond was set at $500,000 each.  UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Adam Hilburn, 34, of Springfield. 

    UPDATE (06/09/2017): Quincy Owens and Brandon McGary have been arrested for the murder of Adam Hilburn. They've each been charged with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. Both of the men's bond was set at $500,000 each.  UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Adam Hilburn, 34, of Springfield. 

  • Springfield man avoiding jail time despite felonies

    Springfield man avoiding jail time despite felonies

    Friday, June 9 2017 7:42 PM EDT2017-06-09 23:42:14 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO – (06/09/2017) Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announced that Jamaal Walls, age 26, was sentenced on June 9, 2017, by Judge David Jones to probation for a series of felonies committed in 2015 and 2016 despite the fact that the defendant was on probation for two attempted robberies and a separate felony assault of a law enforcement officer at the time of his crimes. 

    SPRINGFIELD, MO – (06/09/2017) Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announced that Jamaal Walls, age 26, was sentenced on June 9, 2017, by Judge David Jones to probation for a series of felonies committed in 2015 and 2016 despite the fact that the defendant was on probation for two attempted robberies and a separate felony assault of a law enforcement officer at the time of his crimes. 

  • Groups Challenge Missouri Photo ID Law in Court

    Groups Challenge Missouri Photo ID Law in Court

    Friday, June 9 2017 7:23 PM EDT2017-06-09 23:23:45 GMT

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — (06/10/2017) Advancement Project’s National Office and The American Civil Liberties Union today sued Missouri over the state’s new photo ID law. The case was filed on behalf of the Missouri State Conference of the NAACP and the League of Women Voters of Missouri. The groups are seeking a temporary restraining order to block the law from being in effect during a local special election on July 11. 

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — (06/10/2017) Advancement Project’s National Office and The American Civil Liberties Union today sued Missouri over the state’s new photo ID law. The case was filed on behalf of the Missouri State Conference of the NAACP and the League of Women Voters of Missouri. The groups are seeking a temporary restraining order to block the law from being in effect during a local special election on July 11. 

  • Gone Fishing

    Gone Fishing

    Thursday, June 8 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-06-09 01:00:12 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (06/08/17) - Because of Bass Pro, nearly 100,000 kids last year caught their first fish! This summer you can catch dozens of fishermen out on the waters and maybe a few first timers too! Today, Bass Pro shops donated 40,000 rod and reels to kids looking for a new adventure.

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (06/08/17) - Because of Bass Pro, nearly 100,000 kids last year caught their first fish! This summer you can catch dozens of fishermen out on the waters and maybe a few first timers too! Today, Bass Pro shops donated 40,000 rod and reels to kids looking for a new adventure.

  • New Kitchen Inc. Location to Better Help Homeless

    New Kitchen Inc. Location to Better Help Homeless

    Thursday, June 8 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-06-09 01:00:12 GMT

    As the homeless issues remains in the spotlight in Springfield, The Kitchen Inc. Is making some big changes within the next year, which will positively change the way the homeless receive their services. Jim Newman, President of Board of Trustees of The Kitchen Inc. says, “We’ve worked very hard for this, everybody, in the community to get the funds to build this, and its needed”. Its a building aimed at pooling resources into one area.

    As the homeless issues remains in the spotlight in Springfield, The Kitchen Inc. Is making some big changes within the next year, which will positively change the way the homeless receive their services. Jim Newman, President of Board of Trustees of The Kitchen Inc. says, “We’ve worked very hard for this, everybody, in the community to get the funds to build this, and its needed”. Its a building aimed at pooling resources into one area.

  • Car crashes into store after accelerator malfunction

    Car crashes into store after malfunction

    Thursday, June 8 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-06-08 23:57:49 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/08/2017) At approximately 3:15 today, a mechanical failure caused a vehicle to crash into the front of a Metro PCS store and into the side of a Check 'n Go on 1317 and 1315 W. Sunshine Street.  After investigating, it was determined that the female driver's accelerator got stuck as she was turning off the roadway. The minivan struck the buildings as a result of the malfunction. 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/08/2017) At approximately 3:15 today, a mechanical failure caused a vehicle to crash into the front of a Metro PCS store and into the side of a Check 'n Go on 1317 and 1315 W. Sunshine Street.  After investigating, it was determined that the female driver's accelerator got stuck as she was turning off the roadway. The minivan struck the buildings as a result of the malfunction. 

  • Missing women remembered 25 years later

    Missing women remembered 25 years later

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 10:33 PM EDT2017-06-08 02:33:40 GMT
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(6/7/17) Today marks the 25 year anniversary of the disappearance of three Springfield women, 18-year old Stacy McCall, 19-year old Suzie Streeter and 47-year old Sherrill Levitt, the day after Streeter and McCall graduated from Kickapoo High School. A quarter century later, Springfield Police are no closer to solving the area's most notorious cold case then they were the day the women went missing. “There is nothing that indicates that they were taken, the...
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(6/7/17) Today marks the 25 year anniversary of the disappearance of three Springfield women, 18-year old Stacy McCall, 19-year old Suzie Streeter and 47-year old Sherrill Levitt, the day after Streeter and McCall graduated from Kickapoo High School. A quarter century later, Springfield Police are no closer to solving the area's most notorious cold case then they were the day the women went missing. “There is nothing that indicates that they were taken, the...
  • Pay It Forward Winner 'Surprised' By Award

    Pay It Forward Winner 'Surprised' By Award

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 9:44 PM EDT2017-06-08 01:44:49 GMT

    Springfield, MO. -- (06/07/2017) Sherry Barnes is a wife, a mother of 5 children and the first Pay It Forward winner, brought to you by Fox 5 and Air Services Heating & Cooling, All Service Professional Plumbing. Sherry Barnes was nominated by Robby Davis, who is a close friend to the Barnes' family.

    Springfield, MO. -- (06/07/2017) Sherry Barnes is a wife, a mother of 5 children and the first Pay It Forward winner, brought to you by Fox 5 and Air Services Heating & Cooling, All Service Professional Plumbing. Sherry Barnes was nominated by Robby Davis, who is a close friend to the Barnes' family.

  • Vacant Fires on the Rise

    Vacant Fires on the Rise

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-06-08 01:00:14 GMT

    Nearly every day, the Springfield Fire Department responds to fires across the city,  but it’s the vacant house fires which are causing concern among the Fire Marshals.  “For the month of may it seems to be up” Vacant house fires seem to be on the rise in Springfield. “People stealing wiring and copper and starting a fire, or people illegally in the house starting damage”.

    Nearly every day, the Springfield Fire Department responds to fires across the city,  but it’s the vacant house fires which are causing concern among the Fire Marshals.  “For the month of may it seems to be up” Vacant house fires seem to be on the rise in Springfield. “People stealing wiring and copper and starting a fire, or people illegally in the house starting damage”.

  • Man found not guilty of resisting a lawful stop

    Man found not guilty of resisting a lawful stop

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 7:41 PM EDT2017-06-07 23:41:49 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/07/2017) Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announced today that a Greene County Jury has found Cortell Glynn Scott of Springfield not guilty of a traffic stop violation.  According to evidence, on October 23, 2014, in Springfield, the defendant had an active warrant out for his arrest. Detectives with the Springfield Police Department located a vehicle associated with the defendant and testified that the defendant was the driver.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/07/2017) Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announced today that a Greene County Jury has found Cortell Glynn Scott of Springfield not guilty of a traffic stop violation.  According to evidence, on October 23, 2014, in Springfield, the defendant had an active warrant out for his arrest. Detectives with the Springfield Police Department located a vehicle associated with the defendant and testified that the defendant was the driver.

  • Mayor McClure testifies in support of economic development tools

    Mayor McClure testifies in support of economic development tools

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-06-07 23:18:28 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/07/2017) Mayor Ken McClure testified this afternoon before the Governor’s Committee on Simple, Fair and Low Taxes in support of the various economic development tools used in Springfield to stimulate employment, incentivize redevelopment of historic properties, leverage private investments and increase affordable housing stock. The committee held its third town hall meeting 4-6 p.m. today at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/07/2017) Mayor Ken McClure testified this afternoon before the Governor’s Committee on Simple, Fair and Low Taxes in support of the various economic development tools used in Springfield to stimulate employment, incentivize redevelopment of historic properties, leverage private investments and increase affordable housing stock. The committee held its third town hall meeting 4-6 p.m. today at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

  • Housing Gives New Hope to the Homeless

    Housing Gives New Hope to the Homeless

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 10:40 AM EDT2017-06-07 14:40:21 GMT

    Springfield, Mo - (6/6/17) “It was once we got here that everything started to fall into place” For Carrie Covey, a single mother of three, trials and tribulations led her to becoming nearly homeless, until The Kitchen stepped in and helped to provide housing, and short term relief from the stresses of life.

    Springfield, Mo - (6/6/17) “It was once we got here that everything started to fall into place” For Carrie Covey, a single mother of three, trials and tribulations led her to becoming nearly homeless, until The Kitchen stepped in and helped to provide housing, and short term relief from the stresses of life.

  • FEMA Helping Bull Creek Flooding Victims

    FEMA Helping Bull Creek Flooding Victims

    Wednesday, June 7 2017 10:39 AM EDT2017-06-07 14:39:22 GMT

    SPRINGFIELD, MO (06/06/17) - Devastation has hit once more. "It was a home, but now it’s destroyed," says Eugene Lucero who lost everything in the flooding. The small town of Bull Creek have many cleaning up their belongings and leaving their homes. “Yea I lost everything. Sentimental values, we don’t have nothing," says Lucero. "You see what I’m wearing? This is all I got.” 

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo - (06/06/17) - Devastation has hit once more. "It was a home, but now it’s destroyed," says Eugene Lucero who lost everything in the flooding. The small town of Bull Creek have many cleaning up their belongings and leaving their homes. “Yea I lost everything. Sentimental values, we don’t have nothing," says Lucero. "You see what I’m wearing? This is all I got.”

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