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Past articles by Chris:

St. Clair County father, abductor gets 4 years in prison

UPDATE 2/20/23 — Zschintzsch was sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of child abduction. Original story, published Aug. 10, 2021: SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- A St. Clair County father who took his kids and led law enforcement on a chase in Springfield has been charged in Greene County. Court documents say […] → Read More

Man gets 30 years for murder he committed as 17-year-old resident of Great Circle

Cody B. Armistead, who was 17 at the time of the 2020 murder, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for one count of first-degree murder and four additional years for abandonment of a corpse. Armistead began his sentence on Jan. 20. → Read More

Jury trial set for former youth basketball coach charged with raping multiple girls

UPDATE 1/26/23 — Looney has a jury trial scheduled for 9 a.m. on July 24. Looney pleaded not guilty on Nov. 18, 2022. Original story, published Jan. 15, 2021: Springfield, Mo. – In allegations that go back up to 25 years, a Springfield man is accused of sexually abusing at least six girls as young […] → Read More

Woman dies after officer-involved shooting in Hickory County

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, around 9 a.m. Hickory County deputies responded to a home on Short Lane in Hermitage for a domestic disturbance. When deputies arrived, they found a 42-year-old woman armed with a knife attacking a resident of the property. Authorities say one deputy shot the woman, and she was pronounced dead at the scene. → Read More

CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield see significant uptick in COVID-19 patients

Both CoxHealth and Mercy Springfield are seeing a rise in positive COVID-19 patients Wednesday morning. → Read More

Bidding and labor issues halt restoration of Jefferson Avenue footbridge

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- During a Springfield City Council lunch meeting Tuesday, council members were provided an update on the restoration process of the 119-year-old Jefferson Avenue footbridge project. City leaders talked about bid results from contractors after the bidding process opened in late October. There was a good amount of interest from local contractors, but only […] → Read More

Fort Leonard Wood soldier part of murder investigation hours after wedding

LACLEDE COUNTY, Mo.- Court documents reveal what led to the death of a 23-year-old Lebanon man and how two soldiers at Fort Leonard Wood got involved. Lebanon Police officers found Ethan Williams lying on the ground in front of his home in the 400 block of North Monroe Street on Friday, December 3. After life-saving […] → Read More

Springfield auto dealer Chris King pleads guilty to using customers’ information to apply for loans

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Springfield used car dealer Chris King has pleaded guilty in federal court to wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and identity theft. King, who runs Queen City Motors, entered the plea on Tuesday. He was accused of using information collected from potential customers to apply for auto loans in their names […] → Read More

Bubba the tortoise back on his feet after skateboard success

Dickerson Park Zoo resident Bubba the tortoise is back on his feet after spending nearly a month on a skateboard. DPZ Spokesperson Joey Powell says Bubba is adapting well and is still receiving treatment for a wound on the bottom of his shell near his tail. In October, crew members needed to develop a way to make sure Bubba was not resting on his injury. He weighs 500 pounds and is 80 years old. → Read More

64 CoxHealth employees discharged for not complying with hospital vaccine requirement

CoxHealth CEO Steve Edwards announced on Twitter Tuesday that 64 employees did not comply with Cox’s vaccine requirement and have now been discharged. → Read More

Dorial Green-Beckham back in jail for 180 days for violating probation

Former NFL and Mizzou wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham is back in jail for 180 days for violating probation. Court documents dated November 22 say his 2019 sentence was executed, and has had his probation revoked. That sentence was on a resisting arrest charge, and he was to serve two years probation. → Read More

COVID-19 vaccine boosters now available in Springfield for all adults

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- The Springfield-Greene County Health Department will now be taking appointments for COVID-19 vaccine boosters for all adults. The state of Missouri’s booster approval follows the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emergency authorization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) unanimous decision to endorse the booster for all adults. Vaccine boosters […] → Read More

Phelps hearing: Prosecutor says Phelps and Norton would search for potential victims at Walmart or online

DALLAS COUNTY, Mo.- James Phelps, one of two men charged in the murder of Cassidy Rainwater, appeared in court Friday afternoon, and the judge denied bond. The judge also set a preliminary hearing for December 17 at 9 a.m. When the topic of bond came up, the defense argued for Phelps to have a bond […] → Read More

Officials: Two shops are on fire at Silver Dollar City

BRANSON, Mo.- According to the Southern Stone County Fire Protection District, a pork rind shop and woodcarving shop are on fire. Fire crews are on their way, and evacuations are in progress. This is a developing story, and OzarksFirst has crews on the way. → Read More

Death of Cassidy Rainwater confirmed; Phelps and Norton charged with murder

According to court documents, the two men charged for kidnapping Cassidy Rainwater have now been charged with first-degree murder and abandonment of a corpse. Cassidy Rainwater was confirmed dead. → Read More

Fire crews blocking North Glenstone near I-44 for building fire

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- Several fire crews have blocked N. Glenstone near Stewart Avenue for a reported building fire, according to Ozarks Traffic. Ozarks Traffic reports that the southbound lanes of Glenston have been closed between Kearney and Stweart. Drivers are encouraged to use an alternate route. A traffic camera shows at least four fire engines at […] → Read More

Gypsy Blanchard is anticipating a parole hearing in December

The woman at the center of a sensational Springfield homicide from 2015 is anticipating a parole hearing in December on her sentence for second-degree murder. Gypsy Blanchard has served more than half of her 10-year term for the death of her mother Dee Dee Blanchard. → Read More

Drone video tracks EF-1 tornado path near Salem, Missouri

Drone video shared with OzarksFirst from viewer Kent Nichols shows drone video of the damage left from a tornado in Gladden. → Read More

Springfield police arrest man facing more than 20 charges for multiple incidents

Springfield man Derek Wells is facing more than 20 charges for three separate incidents. Court documents detail all three events. → Read More

Earthquake drill occurring Thursday morning prepares Missourians for New Madrid potential

The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency will be conducting a statewide earthquake drill Thursday at 10:21 a.m. → Read More