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Joshua Pineda


Springfield, MO, United States

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Past articles by Joshua:

‘A second chance at life’: Clean Slate Initiative looks to give those with a criminal record a fresh start

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — "The Clean Slate Initiative works to expand and automate the sealing of arrest and conviction records after people have completed their sentence and remained crime-free for a period of time," according to the organization's website. → Read More

Annual performance reports released for schools in Missouri

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or DESE, released its 2022 annual performance report for schools in Missouri. → Read More

SPD announces shots-fired calls increased in 2022

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Springfield Police Department released its 2022 annual report and while overall crime reported in the city has gone down, gun violence continues to remain a concern. → Read More

8th Annual SGF Polar Plunge looks to break the state record in donations for SOMO

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The 8th Annual SGF Polar Plunge is a fundraiser for the athletes of Special Olympics Missouri. Men and women from the area will dress up in costumes or swimsuits and take a “Polar Plunge.” Last year, Springfield plungers raised over $73,000 for SOMO. This year, their goal is to top at least […] → Read More

Reed Academy invites Springfield to view school in need of upgrading ahead of election

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Today, Springfield voters have a chance to tour a school that is more than 100 years old. Reed Academy, one of the oldest schools in the SPS district, would receive a new building if Proposition S passes in the April 4 election. Starting at 5:30 p.m. today, March 2, community members will […] → Read More

Former Nixa state representative set to be sentenced in federal court

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A former state representative is scheduled for sentencing later today for her role in a medical clinic fraud scheme. Patricia Derges represented the Nixa area in the Missouri House of Representatives and this afternoon, she could be sentenced to up to 20 years in federal prison. She was found guilty of 22 […] → Read More

8.7% pay raise to benefit state employees, including teachers and caregivers

Lawmakers signed a bill that puts a bill with that pay raise on the governor's desk. Missouri Governor Mike Parson is expected to sign this bill into law. → Read More

17% decrease in total crimes reported in Springfield from SPD’s 2022 crime report

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — New crime statistics released by the Springfield Police Department reveal good news: reported crime is down. SPD Chief Paul Williams presented the 2022 annual crime report to the Springfield City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 21. In the last couple of years, the city of Springfield has seen a steady decline in total […] → Read More

Absentee voting begins today for Missourians

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — We are officially six weeks away from the April 4 general municipal election and today marks an important date in the election season. → Read More

A growing concern in the Ozarks: lack of caregivers

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The lack of caregivers is a growing problem not just here in the Ozarks but around the country. Home Instead provides funds, care and services to aging adults around the world. Chris Blaine, the owner of the Springfield Home Instead location, said the company is looking to hire 30 part-time or full-time […] → Read More

Springfield honoring crossguards for their work, looking for more

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The City`s SGF Yields pedestrian safety program is partnering with Springfield public schools to showcase appreciation for area crossing guards. → Read More

Fans from the Ozarks head out to the Championship Parade

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — It’s a special day for Chiefs fans here in the Ozarks as a bus full of Red Kingdom supporters makes its way to Kansas City for the championship parade. Coyote’s Adobe Café Owner David Bauer told me he started preparing for the parade last week before the Chiefs even stepped on the […] → Read More

OTC approves two building projects to target workforce shortages

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Ozarks Technical Community College campus in Springfield approved funding for two building projects during their monthly meeting on Monday. → Read More

Chiefs fans rush to stores to secure championship merch

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Fans from across the Ozarks have made their way down to local retail stores to secure merch commemorating the Chiefs' Super Bowl victory. → Read More

“Arrowhead South”: Local restaurants prepare for the surge of fans during Super Bowl

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — “It’s just a wonderful community; football community in general. They love barbecue and we love football, so it’s a great combination, “ said the owner of City Butcher’s Barbecue, Brent Sonnemaker. Sonnemaker said earlier in the week they had about 40 take-out orders placed and now that number has more than doubled. […] → Read More

Local business sees an uptick in profit thanks to Super Bowl

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs will be making their third trip to the Superbowl in four years and many fans — especially here in the Ozarks — are hitting up stores trying to secure Chiefs gear. → Read More

Missouri lawmakers to discuss potential distracted driving laws

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers have introduced five new bills to address the dangers of distracted driving. Currently, there are no restrictions on cell phone usage behind the wheel for those 21 and older. Senate Bill 56 and Senate Bill 61 are scheduled for a Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety Committee hearing at 8 a.m. […] → Read More

Convoy of Hope pushed back from entering Turkey and Syria

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The death toll in Turkey and Syria following the 7.8-magnitude earthquake has now surpassed 5,000 casualties and help from the Ozarks could be on the way. → Read More

Locals voice concerns over proposed plan for Springfield to buy Hammons Field

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Affordable living and housing are some concerns locals voiced during Springfield’s city council meeting’s discussion of whether or not to purchase Hammons Field. → Read More

Today is the deadline for marijuana dispensaries to receive approval to sell recreational cannabis

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services began approving or denying requests on Friday, Feb. 3, to ensure that all systems and processes were ready to go ahead of today's deadline. → Read More