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Past articles by Laura:

Chicken Salad Chick is now open in Springfield. Here's what to know.

Springfield's new chicken salad restaurant is holding its grand opening this week. → Read More

Watch: Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to discuss COVID vaccine incentives, Delta variant

At 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson will hold a press conference at the state Capitol to discuss COVID-19. → Read More

Dickerson Park Zoo reopening in late May

The zoo has been closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Artsfest postponed until September, will be combined with Cider Days

Organizers plan to return the event to May in 2021. → Read More

Man struck and killed on shoulder of U.S. 65

Timothy Williams, 55, was identified as the victim. → Read More

'Wish you were here': Ozarks brothers make emotional video about the Chiefs

The Rhatigan Brothers sing "wish you were here" to their late father and all the Chiefs fans who aren't with us to see them reach the Super Bowl. → Read More

Whip Solstice is back for the sixth year

Pineapple Whip is serving up a taste of summer for five days in January starting Wednesday at the Campbell Ave. location. → Read More

Anton Tasich, owner of Anton's Coffee Shop, dies at 88

He was beloved for his humor and zest for life. → Read More

Victim of Springfield house fire identified

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. → Read More

Lebanon girl killed in hit-and-run; police looking for driver

The Lebanon Police Department is asking for help locating the driver and truck. → Read More

13-year-old drowns during flash flooding in Joplin

The boy fell into a drainage ditch and was swept away, officials said. → Read More

Springfield man dies from gunshot injuries; police investigating

Police say Jordan L. Moore, 18, died after being shot Friday night. → Read More

Reeds Spring motorcyclist killed in crash

This is Troop D's 50th fatality of 2019. → Read More

Springfield police seek public's help finding missing person

Marjorie A. Jones' phone last pinged Friday in the vicinity of Nichols Park in Springfield. → Read More

Four injured when boat explodes at Table Rock Lake

It happened after the boat was fueled, according to a Shell Knob fire district. → Read More

Romanian national pleads guilty in skimming scheme

She was arrested Oct. 23 in a Nixa bank's parking lot. → Read More

House fire on North Burton injures several people

Firefighters found and rescued four people from the home → Read More

Woman drowns in flash flooding near Truman Lake

She was reportedly swept downstream while trying to cross a flooded road. → Read More

Van Buren man killed in Current River boating accident

A tree fell and struck the group's boat, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. → Read More

Police seek tips on missing Springfield man

He was last seen Sunday at his home. → Read More