Gregory J. Holman, News-Leader

Gregory J. Holman


Springfield, MO, United States

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Recent articles by Gregory:

AAA report: Missouri gas prices top $3 per gallon for first time in seven years

Gas prices in Columbia and Jefferson City were highest among Missouri major metros, at $3.09 per gallon. → Read More

As winter weather draws near, homeless advocates ask community for volunteers, resources

"We're really pushing for volunteers," the director of homeless services at Community Partnership of the Ozarks said. "I can't say it enough." → Read More

Natural gas bills may double this winter, Springfield City Utilities says. The time to prepare is now.

"The last thing we want to do is disconnect service for somebody because of something like this," said City Utilities' chief spokesperson. → Read More

Federal judge removes Missouri's residency requirement for marijuana business owners

Missouri represents a small chunk of change in the national legal marijuana market, but multistate marijuana companies are operating here. → Read More

COVID-19 claims first Greene County child, health department says

COVID infections among kids 17 and younger have been on the rise in August and September, officials said. → Read More

Grant from A Community Thrives to help Springfield Street Choir build mission of 'joy' and 'community'

A Community Thrives, a grantmaking and crowdfunding initiative sponsored by the News-Leader's parent company, generated $2.3 million in 2021. → Read More

What was that loud boom heard across southwest Missouri on Monday morning?

The big boom was heard as far away as Branson and Kimberling City, social media users said. → Read More

After Mercy and Cox, Burrell Behavioral Health raises its minimum wage by 30 percent

Burrell said its raise announcement affects 1,000 employees, more than half of the organization's staff. → Read More

First-time homebuyer? Don't let 'buyer burn' get you down and other tips from Springfield experts

"Buyer burn" is real, but there are steps would-be buyers can take. → Read More

CoxHealth will raise entry-level wage to $15.25 per hour beginning in October

Cox CEO Steve Edwards said, "I know other institutions will probably make similar announcements soon, so I think it might be a rising tide." → Read More

New Census results show Springfield and southwest Missouri becoming more diverse

Greene County now has almost 299,000 residents. More of them are nonwhite than at any time previously, reflecting state and national trends. → Read More

40 years after Kansas City hotel skywalk collapse: How the News-Leader got inside that night

"When you stepped aside and talked to one of the emergency workers... it almost seemed cathartic for them to talk about it." → Read More

BNSF Railway says vehicle struck a mixed-freight train Tuesday night near Commercial Street

BNSF said the vehicle occupant "sustained non-life threatening injuries" and that its railroad crew were not hurt. → Read More

As masking controversy continues, election to recall Nixa Mayor Brian Steele set for November 2

The minimum count of signatures needed this year to trigger a recall vote in the city of more than 21,000 residents is just 67, the county clerk said. → Read More

Health care 'breaking point': Cox confirms some Springfield COVID-19 patients transferred to St. Louis, Kansas City

Staffing compounded with other factors is stretching southwest Missouri hospitals as the pandemic drags on. → Read More

Drivers could see $100 fine for ‘blatant’ crosswalk violations in Springfield starting Wednesday

Since city traffic engineers began studying driver yield behavior in 2019, more drivers are complying with local ordinance, a city official said. → Read More

For Springfield Regional Opera, a name change could mean greater recognition in Missouri, Arkansas and Europe, official says

"We want to be the opera company for the entire Ozarks," said an official with Springfield's opera group. → Read More

Hobby Lobby, Mardel moving from Battlefield Road to former Kmart

Last year, Hobby Lobby opened up inside a former Kmart in Branson. → Read More

Springfield City Council repeals COVID-19 masking rules

As City Council took its vote, the area's new COVID-19 case rate had fallen to 18 people over a 7-day average. → Read More

Springfield City Council to hear emergency bill to remove most outdoor masking rules Monday

"We've tried to be consistent all the way through with guidance from the Centers from Disease Control," Springfield Mayor Ken McClure said Friday. → Read More