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Inner Circle Vodka Bar ramps up security after roofie allegations

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Inner Circle Vodka Bar in downtown Springfield says it is ramping up security measures after allegations of women being drugged at the bar. Cora Scott, a spokesperson for the Springfield Police Department, confirmed that more than one person filed a police report this week related to possibly being given a date rape […] → Read More

Manoli’s Jewelers closing three months after owner’s death

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Local Springfield jewelry store Manoli’s is closing. “I’m tired, I’ve been in the jewelry business for 44 years,” Valerie Savvenas said. Savvenas, the owner, says she is stepping away from jewelry. “We’ve been in retail for about 37 years and my husband just died in December and I can’t do this by […] → Read More

Lebanon man’s death being investigated as a homicide

LEBANON, Mo. — Laclede County Sheriff David Millsap said two separate investigations are likely connected. On March 5, deputies were called out to a home on Park Drive in Lebanon. “We had a 911 call about a shooting that happened on Park Drive,” Sheriff Millsap said.“When deputies arrived, they found a deceased male in the […] → Read More

GLO Center denied ARPA funds, president speaks out

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – This week, the Greene County Commission announced the disbursement of ARPA funds to six non-profit organizations. One non-profit that applied but learned they wouldn’t receive any money is the GLO Center. Dr. Kyler Sherman-Wilkins, the LGBTQIA+ resource center’s president says he was upset when he learned about the denial. “[It’ll] be a […] → Read More

Nixa City Council bans recreational pot use for city employees

NIXA, Mo. — Nixa City Council voted to change part of its employee policy to include a ban on consuming recreational marijuana. “I know a lot of large corporations still have zero-tolerance policies and I view government entities as larger corporations in a sense,” Councilman Shawn Lucas said during the Monday night city council meeting. […] → Read More

Springfield mayoral candidates talk goals, issues at forum

Candidates vying to become Mayor of Springfield, along with city council hopefuls met at Missouri State Monday afternoon. Not to debate, but to share their ideas for the future of the Queen City in front of the next generation. → Read More

Which area law enforcement agencies have body cameras?

GREENE COUNTY, Mo. – Calls for body cameras for law enforcement continue after a controversy between the Greene County Sheriff’s Office and an illegal encampment bust on February 10. Sheriff Arnott told KOLR10 reporters his deputies do not have body cameras. KOLR10 spoke to Christie Love Thursday who is among those calling for cameras for […] → Read More

Several workers upset about SPS moving away from annualized pay

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Several Springfield Public Schools workers are making their voices heard about changes the district is making to how they pay hourly employees. As of now, the district uses what is called ‘annualized pay’. “It takes the money they earn on the days they work and spreads it out evenly over a 12-month […] → Read More

City Council unanimously approves Hotel of Terror as eminent domain

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Springfield City Council voted 9-0 tonight to classify a seasonal attraction as eminent domain. Talks have stalled between the city and the owner of the Hotel of Terror on how much it would cost to move. Owner Sterling Mathis said he has no problem moving his building. He said that in order […] → Read More

Family, others call for changes to Springfield intersection after fatal crash

Springfield, MO – Family and friends of 19-year-old Riley Fly gathered in Doling Park Monday night. Fly, from Rogersville, died after a crash in Springfield around 8 a.m. Monday morning at the intersection of West Bypass and Battlefield. “He was a bright soul,” Fly’s sister Destiny Harvill said. “He was loving, genuine. He loved to […] → Read More

Local lawmaker aims to expand current program

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Freshman lawmaker Melanie Stinnett is hoping to expand on a current program. “House Bill 970 is the ticket to work health insurance program. This is a bill that increases the opportunity for individuals with disabilities to make more money while still maintaining some of their Medicaid benefits.” State Representative Stinnett said. The […] → Read More

A Sporting Chance founder retiring; future of group uncertain

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – After creating A Sporting Chance in 1993, founder Dick Jones is hanging up his whistle for good. “I’m retiring because I’ve been ill for a year and a half with we don’t know what we’re going to find out,” Jones said. “That’s the reason I’m retiring, it’s health issues that not […] → Read More

Springfield restaurant owner taking staff to KC Super Bowl parade

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – For three days this week, the chairs at Coyote’s Adobe Café will be empty. Drinks won’t be poured, and food won’t be served. That’s because owner David Bauer is taking his team to the Super Bowl parade in Kansas City. “You know, our staff work very hard. You know, they work the entire season,” […] → Read More

Would I have made that call? Probably not”; Former NFL referee reflects on controversial Super Bowl LVII call

Social Media is still stirring after a call that practically sealed the Chiefs’ and Eagles’ fates in Super Bowl LVII. It was a holding call late in the 4th Quarter to set the Chiefs up to win the game. → Read More

Springfield man, Former NFL Ref discusses Super Bowl perspective, state of officiating

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Larry Nemmers has seen the game from almost every angle. “I worked, I think, 740 preseason games, regular season games, playoff games, and three Super Bowls,” Nemmers said. KOLR10 spoke to him Friday about his perspective of the biggest game in the NFL season and the pressure put on officials. ‘You […] → Read More

Neighbors Speak Out Against Potential North Springfield Development

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – People who live in a North Springfield neighborhood are speaking out against a potential development near Grant and Talmage. “I can’t imagine how anyone would think this would be a great spot for so many new residences. I have not met a single person who’s really happy about it at all.” Steve […] → Read More

The City vs. Hotel of Terror: Why the haunted attraction might have to move

A bill heard before Springfield City Council Monday night, if passed, would deem the Hotel Terror ‘Eminent Domain’, after talks between the city and its owner. → Read More

Impeached Waynesville mayor put on trial

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. — After several delays, an impeachment trial for Waynesville Mayor Jerry Brown began Thursday night. Attorneys for the city previously told KOLR10, there were four articles of impeachment. The articles were centered around allegations that Brown created a threatening and abusive workplace, opening private investigations into city workers and trying to hire people […] → Read More

Truckers work around winter road conditions

STRAFFORD, Mo. – Operating an eighteen-wheeler is hard enough. Driving one in the winter, with bad road conditions can be a challenge. “I’m seeing that there’s a lot of light trailers,” trucker Tracy Stone said. “If people are going too fast for the winds, they’re sliding around. There are cars shooting around us. I mean, […] → Read More

Rogersville intersection with high crash rate to be improved

ROGERSVILLE, Mo. — After years of planning, improvements to a Rogersville intersection that has one of the worst crash ratings in the district are about to begin. → Read More