Sara Karnes, News-Leader

Sara Karnes


Springfield, MO, United States

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Past articles by Sara:

Orphaned cougar cub settles in at Dickerson Park Zoo

Drax is now out of quarantine and residing in a corral in the North American exhibit at the zoo. → Read More

Paddlefish snagging season starts March 15 at Truman, Table Rock and Lake of the Ozarks

Paddlefish roe is sometimes compared to caviar and has been a target of poachers in the past. → Read More

Traditions continue during start of catch-and-keep trout season at Montauk State Park

Missouri Department of Conservation stocks rainbow trout on a daily basis throughout the season at each trout park. → Read More

Tornadoes, storms and flooding: Experts remind residents to be ready for severe weather

The statewide annual tornado drill will be 10 a.m. March 7. → Read More

Dickerson Park Zoo is 'celebrating all year long' as it marks centennial

For every month, Dickerson Park Zoo will host a celebration of one kind or another. → Read More

Silver Dollar City's 'communications icon' to join the city of Branson

The director of publicity & public relations has been with the theme park since 1990. → Read More

Missouri veteran writes book about canoeing more than 3,000 miles with her rescue dog

The military veteran has a book titled "Digging Deeper" detailing the adventure that took 186 days to complete. → Read More

No more bootleggin' needed as Yuengling is now served in Missouri bars, restaurants

Fans of the East Coast lager for years have been bringing personal supplies across state lines. → Read More

Branson specialist on 'Cloud 9' after helping big cat suffering from a kidney stone

It took Don Wilson about 45 minutes to complete the procedure to break up the 1.6-centimeter kidney stone. → Read More

Deer culling underway to 'slow the spread' of chronic wasting disease in Missouri

Targeted culling is used as a 'disease management tool' in areas where chronic wasting disease has been detected. → Read More

Applications for spring turkey season managed hunts open in February

Missouri Department of Conservation announced the drawing results will be posted March 15. → Read More

Mountain lion struck by vehicle serves as reminder to report sightings in Missouri

The Franklin County incident was only the third confirmed mountain lion sighting in that area since 2011. → Read More

Weekends Only is going to 7-day schedule as it liquidates inventory ahead of closure

Weekends Only & Mattress will liquidate all locations, including the store on Campbell Avenue in Springfield. → Read More

Looking to set fire to your property — safely? Prescribed burning workshop slated Jan. 21

You will learn about burn equipment, burn line installation, safe weather parameters, ignition operations and more. → Read More

Dive team to keep permit following 'tragic accident' at Roaring River spring, state says

A long-standing policy states that dives must be for scientific and interpretive purposes only. → Read More

History Museum on the Square announces exhibit about city's Black educators opening Feb. 1

The exhibit will be open through May 7 and is included in general admission. → Read More

8,599 deer killed during alternative methods portion, MDC says, down from prior years

The previous alternative methods season garnered 10,038. → Read More

It's the best time of year to spot bald eagles in Missouri. Here are some tips, events

MDC is offering eagle-centered events across the state. → Read More

First baby at Mercy born shortly after midnight on New Year's Day

He weighed nine pounds, 10 ounces. → Read More

Planning some 2023 travel? Here are 5 places in Missouri to visit in the new year

If you haven't visited already, here are five places in the Show-Me State to add to your 2023 bucket list. → Read More