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Salisbury basketball team plays in tournament following death of player

For Salisbury High School, their game against Hartville High School served a bigger purpose. One of Salisbury's starters London White suddenly passed away on March 6. → Read More

Springfield Police Department using vacancy money to fund overtime for direct patrol efforts

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Springfield Police Department (SPD) is taking the extra money it has from officer vacancies to put a stop to crime in problem areas. One of those areas is on Glenstone between Kearney and I44. “We actually had a meeting with probably 20 business owners, hotels, convenience store, gas station restaurants,” Springfield […] → Read More

“Exciting and Scary”: Dispensaries talk sales one month after recreational weed legalized

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – It’s been one month since people could begin buying recreational marijuana and dispensaries say business is not slowing down. The first day of recreational sales took place on February 3. During that weekend, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported over $8.5 million in recreational sales. “We expected an increase, […] → Read More

Rainfall could affect dams in the Ozarks

TANEY COUNTY, Mo. – When the Ozarks expects heavy rain, the Army Corps of Engineers are looking for when they might have to release water from area dams. “The White River dams were installed after the floods of the 1920s because every time it would rain, these rivers would swell up and destroy communities and […] → Read More

Final phase of Republic Road widening project starts March 13

Drivers will start to see construction at the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Republic Road on March 13. The construction is a part of the Republic Road Widening Project. → Read More

SPS explain bus driver safety following crash

Two school bus crashes on Thursday - one in Springfield and the other in Merriam Woods - serve as reminders about the importance of driver safety on school buses. → Read More

Old wood treatment plant impacts health of Springfield neighbors

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A decommissioned wood treatment facility continues to impact the health of neighbors in northwest Springfield more than a decade after shutting down. A meeting took place Wednesday night about the Kerr-McGee facility, which released chemical preservatives that are linked to cancer. “We are responsible for Owning, investigating, and cleaning up numerous contaminated […] → Read More

Active death investigation in Southwest Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man in Southwest Springfield Sunday night. Deputies were called to the 3200 block of S. Palisades for a check well-being call. When they arrived to the house, they found a man dead inside. The Criminal Investigation Division were on scene. This […] → Read More

Willard PD investigating break-in at Willard High School

WILLARD, Mo. – Willard Police are investigating a break-in that happened at Willard High School Sunday Morning. Willard Public Schools said someone broke into the high school building at 12:45 a.m. Police and district staff responded quickly, but the suspect ran away when they arrived. After looking at school surveillance video, the suspect was identified. […] → Read More

MO Lawmakers push for restitution for all wrongfully convicted people

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – It’s been three days since a St. Louis Judge tossed out the murder conviction of Lamar Johnson, making him a free man. “Finally the state legislature in 2021 change the law that allowed Kevin Strickland and will hopefully allow others to secure their freedom by the elected prosecutors in different jurisdictions in […] → Read More

Boone County principal charged with wife’s murder has trial pushed back

UPDATE: 2/17/23: A murder trial for an Arkansas high school principal that was to have begun in March has again been delayed. Rocky Dodson, former principal at Omaha High School is charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife Amanda. A jury trial was to have begun on March 27, 2023, but has […] → Read More

Deputies find drivers going 100+ mph during speed enforcement event

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office (GSCO) is cracking down on drivers speeding on U.S. 60. On Wednesday, deputies watched for speeders east of U.S. 65 to Route 125. The speed enforcement event is funded by MODOT and all deputies can participate if they choose so. GSCO picks enforcement areas based on citizen complaints, wrecks, and reports of speeding. → Read More

Mercy Springfield completes first new heart procedure in SW MO

The way doctors put in a pacemaker is changing following a new procedure approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. It's called Conduction System Pacing, and one patient at Mercy Springfield was the first to undergo the surgery in Southwest Missouri. → Read More

St. Clair Co. Sgt. receives kidney from friend & co-worker

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Mo. – Two St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office employees – Sergeant Devin Young and Detective Chris Jones – are now bonded for life after a kidney donation. Sergeant Devin Young found out he had kidney failure in May of 2022. “I always had in the back of my head that it was […] → Read More

Greene Co. Clerk announces run for Sec. of State

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller announced his run for Secretary of State in 2024 on Friday. Schoeller ran for the seat in 2012, but lost to Democrat Jason Kander. Schoeller ended up running for Greene County Clerk, and won the election in 2014. “I’ve had a passion for election for a number […] → Read More

MO Lawmakers respond to State of the Union

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The three newest Republican members of Congress from Missouri shared their concerns following the State of the Union Address Tuesday night. Immediately following the address, Senator Eric Schmitt and Representative Eric Burlison said President Joe Biden failed to discuss important issues impacting Americans. “I think he completely missed the mark,” Schmitt said. […] → Read More

Springfield dispensaries approved to sell recreational marijuana

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) approved licenses for some Springfield dispensaries, allowing them to sell recreational marijuana. DHSS announced Thursday, February 2nd that 90 percent of medical marijuana dispensaries had applied for a license to sell recreational weed in December. The department had 60 days from the application […] → Read More

Safety improvements coming to East Sunshine Street

In Spring of 2024, MoDOT will start work on an $8 million project focusing on a four mile stretch of East Sunshine between Glenstone Avenue and Farm Road 199. → Read More

‘It just transformed’: Families get to tour $36 mil Hillcrest High renovations

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Hillcrest High School was one of many schools that received funding from Proposition S in 2019. Voters approved the bond issue which focused on making necessary upgrades to schools across the district. “The architectural team had drawn up some preliminary stuff to let the voters see what could potentially happen,” Hillcrest Principal […] → Read More

House Representatives speak out following debate about dress code

There's controversy over what women can wear to work in the Missouri House Chambers. Representatives recently passed house rules that included an updated dress code, requiring women to wear a jacket over their clothing. → Read More