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Beth Finello


Des Moines, IA, United States

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Past articles by Beth:

Simon & Schuster, Inc. canceling Hawley publication

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Simon & Schuster, Inc. released a statement saying they have canceled the publication of Senator Josh Hawley’s book. The full statement is as follows: “After witnessing the disturbing, deadly insurrection that took place on Wednesday in Washington, D.C., Simon & Schuster has decided to cancel publication of Senator Josh Hawley’s forthcoming book, […] → Read More

Voter Guide: August 2020 Primary Election

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The August 2020 Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Medicaid expansion in Missouri and short-term business loan fees in Springfield are two issues you will see on the ballot. What exactly are those issues? Let’s break it down. Amendment 2 – Medicaid expansion Amendment Two will ask Missourians […] → Read More

Local girl wins national recognition for her work helping the homeless

MARSHFIELD, Mo. – A local girl is one of three recipients for U.S. Cellular’s national “The Future of Good” program. Emma Sandbothe, 9-years-old, of Marshfield, was selected out of thousands of nominations from across the country as those who are bringing fairness to their communities. As a selected recipient, she will receive $10,000 to further […] → Read More

Campgrounds won’t reopen for Memorial Day due to flooding

TABLE ROCK LAKE — Campsites unfortunately are delayed to reopen, not because of COVID-19, but because of flooding. since October 2019, about 50 inches of rainfall has gathered in the White River Basin. This amount of rain is nearly 50% above the normal amount. Jay Townsend, the chief of public affairs for the Little Rock […] → Read More

Small town bank to close after 113 years

PLATO, Mo- Legacy Bank and Trust has announced the closure of its branch in Plato, the only bank in the town. The company purchased the bank previously known as Bank of Plato in 2003. The last day of operation will be August 15th. “We have operated the Plato location for more than 17 years and […] → Read More

Local company’s product becomes popular during COVID-19 pandemic

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – During the COVID-19 crisis, one Springfield-based company is making it possible to open a door, hands-free. It’s called StepNPull. It’s a product that allows you to open a door with your foot. Company President Michael Sewell says the product was made in 2007 to help eliminate the spread of germs. StepNPull has […] → Read More

Webster County releases locations of possible COVID-19 exposures

WEBSTER COUNTY, Mo. – The Webster County Health Unit recently received notice of three additional COVID-19 cases in Webster County, bringing the total number of cases to 13. One patient remains hospitalized and two have been medically cleared by their physicians. These three new positive cases are all located in the northeast part of Webster […] → Read More

How local businesses are benefitting from Paycheck Protection Program

BRANSON, Mo. – Employees who were laid off because of the COVID-19 pandemic are being asked to come back to work. Pourhouse, in Hollister, Missouri, is bringing staff back after receiving a loan designed to help small businesses during this crisis. This program designed by the government was intended to assist small businesses during the […] → Read More

Officials investigating death in Cedar County

STOCKTON LAKE, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a man alongside the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office. According to Sergeant John Luekenhoff with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the case is being investigated as a suspected homicide. The Highway Patrol was called out to investigate a death at Stockton Lake […] → Read More

Missouri rise to 5,941 cases, 189 deaths

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In Missouri, there are 5,941 COVID-19 cases and 189 deaths from the virus, according to the Department of Health and Senior Services. The Springfield-Greene County Health Department also updated their number to show Greene County’s active cases at 38. For more coronavirus updates click here. → Read More

Find out what new lab at Missouri State University offers

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Missouri State University now has a new lab to help students prepare for future jobs. It is their innovation lab located on the bottom floor of the library. With this new lab, there are now new research opportunities available to students along with new equipment. Some equipment includes 3-D printing, virtual reality, […] → Read More

Police investigate possible shooting, surround house in North Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - UPDATE: A victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No word on what happened. → Read More

Greene County Sheriff's Office searching for missing girl

GREENE COUNTY, Mo. - The Green County Sheriff's Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident. → Read More

Greene County Sheriff's Office searching for missing girl

GREENE COUNTY, Mo. - The Green County Sheriff's Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident. → Read More

Springfield man enters Alford plea on sex trafficking charges

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A Springfield man accused of rape and trafficking two underage girls for sex has entered an Alford plea. → Read More

Cedar County Sheriff's Office investigating attack on man

CEDAR COUNTY, Mo. - The Cedar County Sheriff's Office is looking for more information after an attack on a man earlier this week. → Read More

Local hospitals participate in statewide Ebola drill

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Two of Springfield's biggest hospitals will be participating in a statewide drill to practice Missouri hospitals' response to an Ebola patient. → Read More

Storm victims getting helping hand from some of the biggest retailers

MISSOURI - Storm victims are getting a helping hand from two of the nation's biggest retailers, Walmart and Home Depot. → Read More

Benton County Sheriff's Office seeking information about ongoing homicide investigation

BENTON COUNTY, Mo. - The Benton County Sheriff's Office has requested the assistance from the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control, with an investigation of a homicide in rural Benton County, east of Lincoln, Missouri. → Read More

Corps of Engineers changes dates to temporarily close Highway 165 bridge

BRANSON, Mo. - Highway 165, across the Table Rock Dam, will be open for a little longer. → Read More