Jenifer Abreu, KOLR10 KOZL

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Past articles by Jenifer:

Local organization seeks holiday sponsors for foster children in Greene County

SPRINGFIELD, Mo — Ambassadors for Children provides many services to children in foster care year-round, including clothing, furniture, funding for sports fees, and other activities. “Their parents are stretched to the maximum when it comes to all of the things they provide a family,” said Amanda Ingle, program coordinator at Ambassadors for Children. She says […] → Read More

International students and world cultures celebrated at MSU’s Tour of the Globe

November is International Students Month. To celebrate, Missouri State University's International Office is hosting its annual Tour of the Globe, a cultural bazaar for the community to see the students and for students to share their cultures. → Read More

Drought worsens, impacts pasture and hay production in Missouri

In southwest Missouri, it hasn't rained enough since June. The dry spell is impacting pastures, hay production and cattle. The drought will eventually affect the price of beef. → Read More

Talking Trash: Household Chemical Collection Center

The city's Household Chemical Collection Center collects paint, insecticide, aerosols, and more chemicals and chemical receptacles, disposing of them properly and safely. → Read More

Preparing for the Friends of the Library book sale

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Friends of the Library sale will bring people from all around to find their next read. The event is one of the Springfield-Greene County Library District’s most popular, bringing people from multiple states to shop for books, games, movies, music, and more. Visitors will be able to find great deals on […] → Read More

C.J. looking for his forever home

C.J., a black labrador mix, and Amy Clark of Rescue One visited the studio for today's Pet Connection to talk about his search for his forever home and how people can help dogs just like him. → Read More

How much screen time should kids have?

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Dr. Barbara Bumberry of Mercy Hospital joined Ozarks First in the studio to talk about the potential detriments of too much screen time for children. In 2007, the first iPhone became available, as did Netflix’s streaming service. In 2010, the first iPad came out. Some of the biggest users of these screens […] → Read More

Man shot in Downtown Springfield

Springfield, Mo. — A man was taken to the hospital after being shot in downtown Springfield Monday night. Springfield Police say the man was found on the fourth floor of the parking garage just west of Park Central Square around 10 p.m. Monday. The man who was shot was said to be in stable, but […] → Read More

Matters of the Art: A hobby turned into a small business

If you have ever been to the Farmer's Market of the Ozarks in Springfield, you know you can find good food and local artists. One of those vendors is Mike Weber, who has been there for six years. He makes wooden spoons and earrings out of wood as well. He showed us around his ship and the process in his shop in Walnut Shade. → Read More

Burrell Behavioral Health receives $4 million grant

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — In this time of uncertainty mental health care is becoming even more important. Burrell Behavioral Health will be able to serve even more people thanks to a $4 million grant. This grant comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. Burrell says this will allow it to expand mental health services […] → Read More

Doctors don’t feel ready to deal with dementia, how the Alzheimer’s Association can help

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — More than five million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease right now. The Alzheimer’s Association is calling this a crisis. Its latest report, Alzheimer’s Association Facts and Figures, released on Wednesday shows 50 percent of primary care providers believe the profession is not prepared for the growing number of people […] → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Plant-based, vegetarian or vegan?

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — According to a 2019 Gallup poll, 5% of U-S adults consider themselves to be vegetarian. That’s less prevalent among older adults, where about 2%of those 55 and older say they follow a vegetarian diet. Eight percent of 18 to 34-year-olds and 7% of 35 to 54-year-olds say they are vegetarian. That’s just […] → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Imagine Nixa

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — If you live in Nixa, city leaders want to hear your ideas on how to make Nixa better in the next few years. Imagine Nixa is a community-wide brainstorm session, in which residents go to to check out the city’s vision and values set by City Council, and share your ideas and suggestions […] → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Priests with troubled pasts living in Missouri

SAINT LOUIS, Mo. — According to a man who used to be a fixer for the Catholic Church in St. Louis, there are many former priests with cloudy pasts living in the show me state. Chris hayes with our sister station in St. Louis KTVI talked with the man raising these concerns. → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: League of Women Voters celebrates 100th anniversary

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The League of Women Voters is celebrating its 100TH anniversary this year. The organization was founded on Feb. 14, 1920, by Carrie Chapman Catt. That was just six months before the ratification of the 19th Amendment. But the League’s story began much earlier than that as the group fought for women’s right […] → Read More

How police officers are affected by the cold winter days

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Springfield Police Department spoke out on the difficulties officers face during the cold winter days. Springfield Police Department’s Corporal Christopher Nuccio says officers have to take into account physical evidence that can be affected. “You have to dress for the weather, you have to dress to be prepared to be outside […] → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Ending cervical cancer in the US and the world

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Cervical cancer and breast cancer continue to be a threat to women’s health worldwide. More than 265,000 women die from cervical cancer every year across the globe, according to the American Cancer Society. And that number could increase by 66 percent by 2030. That’s just ten years. In Missouri, the American Cancer […] → Read More

Springfield mall working to help city locals stay active

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — There’s a new effort to help people in Springfield stay active. Even when the weather isn’t great, you can still get your steps in at the mall. The Battlefield Mall is teaming up with a group called “Retire Fit” to launch a new mall-walking program If you want to sign up, you […] → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: Who was Marge Lyon?

Springfield, Mo. — Have you heard of Marge Lyon? She was an author who wrote about the Ozarks beginning in the 1930s. She played a big role in bringing the stories of the Ozarks to the rest of the country through her columns on the Chicago Tribune and then through her books. While she made […] → Read More

Ozarks Tonight: The Big Deal

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — January is National Mentoring Month and that’s a big deal for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks. The organization is hosting The Big Deal on January 31 at Noon at the Glendalough Convention Center. This is a free luncheon to give community members a chance to learn more about the […] → Read More