Sherrill Levitt, 47, disappeared with her daughter and her friend from their Missouri home in 1992Ada E.NewsBreak Contributor
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Neighbors react to gambling shop robbery
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — One person is behind bars and police are looking for another following an armed robbery at the Spin Hitters on Glenstone Avenue at 5 a.m. Monday morning. “Two individuals came in, displayed firearms and stole an undisclosed amount of money,” said SPD Public Affairs Officer Cris Swaters. “Officers later located the vehicle […]
Springfield police arrest a man after hours-long standoff
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — One person is in custody after an hours-long standoff with the Springfield Police Department (SPD). SPD said the standoff started around 8:30 p.m. Sunday night on South Weaver Avenue near Sunshine Street. Officers had gone to a house to find a man with a warrant out for his arrest, but he refused […]
Springfield woman charged after shooting on Division Street
UPDATE 2/26/2024 — The Springfield Police Department has identified a woman charged with assault after a shooting outside a business on Division Street. Kathryn R. Todd, 29, of Springfield, has been charged with first-degree assault after a disturbance outside Puff & Stuff on East Division. According to a probable cause statement, Todd argued with a […]
Car vs. Motorcycle crash in Springfield sends person to hospital
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A crash between a car and a motorcycle Monday night led to the motorcyclist ending up in the hospital. According to the Springfield Police Department (SPD), a car was driving northbound on South Campbell Avenue and was turning into the Walmart on Campbell and Walnut Lawn Street when it hit a motorcycle […]
“It’s a problem that keeps me up at night.” Springfield Police Chief says main focus for 2024 is cutting gun violence
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Monday night, the Springfield police chief addressed the city council with the annual crime report. The chief says the main focus for 2024 will be cutting down gun violence, and it comes after many shooting deaths across the city over the last year. “Just last week,...
Red Flag Warning issued February 26 at 12:52PM CST until February 27 at 9:00PM CST by NWS Springfield MO
* AFFECTED AREA…Fire Weather Zone 055 Benton, Fire Weather. Zone 056 Morgan, Fire Weather Zone 057 Miller, Fire Weather. Zone 058 Maries, Fire Weather Zone 069 Camden, Fire Weather. Zone 070 Pulaski and Fire Weather Zone 071 Phelps. * TEMPERATURES…Up to 83. * WIND…For Today, South 10-20 mph...
Advocates to voice concerns over affordable housing at City Council meeting
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The expansion and remodel of a local restaurant will be on the agenda for Springfield’s City Council, along with comments from advocates who are working to preserve affordable housing in the city. During tonight’s meeting, representatives from Springfield Tenants Unite, also known as STUN, will voice their concerns over the lack of […]
Springfield Feb 25 Weekly Crime Report: 167 Incidents and 14 Crime Stories
Springfield Feb 25 Weekly Crime Report: 167 Incidents and 14 Crime Stories. During the last week, a total of 167 crime cases were reported in Springfield. The most common crime was disturbance, with 39 instances, followed closely by assault and theft, with 33 and 31 cases respectively. Arrests were also quite frequent, with 21 reported cases. Domestic-related incidents and trespassing each accounted for 10 and 8 cases respectively. Other types of crime, vandalism, and burglary were reported 8, 8, and 6 times respectively. More severe crimes such as shooting were less frequent, with only 2 cases reported. The least common crime was robbery, with just 1 case. These statistics indicate a concerning level of criminal activity in the place, with a particularly high incidence of disturbance and assault cases.
Springfield Tenants Unite appears before city council asking for rental owners to be licensed and property routinely inspected
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - At Monday night’s Springfield City Council meeting an organization representing area renters asked the city to move forward with proposals that would strengthen renters’ rights in a city where almost 60 percent of residents rent rather than own their homes. The group is known...
Missouri beef processing plant to close
(Pleasant Hope, MO) – A southwest Missouri beef processing plant has informed the state that it will close in April, putting 335 people out of jobs. Missouri Prime Beef Packers, located in Pleasant Hope, says due to “unforeseen business circumstances,” the company plans to close on April 26.
Savor the Flavor: 8 Must-Try Pizzas in Springfield
This article presents eight must-try pizzas in Springfield. Have you had the opportunity to taste any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below!
Here's when spring break falls on Springfield Public Schools' proposed 2024-25 calendar
Families and teachers who like the current Springfield school calendar will likely be fans of the one proposed for the 2024-25 year. They're strikingly similar. The only major change appears to be spring break. It is the second full week of March this year but will shift to the third full week of March in 2025.
From the Darkroom: Civil War cannonball found in wall of downtown Springfield building
Luther Essary holds a Civil War cannonball that he found in the bricks shown between him and R.L. Chapman while cutting a hole in the floor next to the wall in late January 1954. Essary was preparing to install air conditioning equipment in a building on the northeast corner of...
How rare is 80 degrees in February?
February in the Ozarks is not known for bringing the heat. Only five times in recorded history has Springfield made it into the 80’s during February. After this week, we may add two more days to the longstanding record. On the first day of February in 1911, Springfield’s temperature soared to 84°. It took more […]
Atlantic St. shooter pleads guilty in murder case
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A man who shot and killed a man back in 2021 has pleaded guilty and is awaiting sentencing. Mickal O. Johnson appeared in court on Feb. 23 and withdrew his prior not guilty plea. He pleaded guilty under a plea agreement and is scheduled to be back in court for sentencing on […]
Can SPS fix its discipline issue? Leaders say plan is in place but change will take time
Student behavior has become an issue in Springfield Public Schools — on that, there appears to be widespread agreement between top district officials, the teachers union and school board members and candidates. "Clearly, there is a problem," said board candidate Kyler Sherman-Wilkins. "If you don't acknowledge the problem, then...
What you can expect at the Greene County Republican Caucus
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – GOP voters will have the chance to make their voices heard Saturday at the Greene County Caucus. A caucus is held every presidential election year to choose delegates. But this year, it takes on more meaning since state lawmakers did away with the state-run presidential preference primaries in 2022. ”The largest [caucus] […]
Monday, February 26: Record highs & high winds
More rare air for February with several spots establishing new record highs Monday afternoon. Springfield hit 77°, tying the record high. This is the second day in a row to hit the record high, with another expected Tuesday. The overnight hours will remain partly starry with overnight lows that will be more like highs in […]
Record warmth today and Tuesday
Temperatures will spike nearly 30 degrees above average Tuesday, but the drop by Wednesday morning will be spectacular.
Crime in Your Neighborhood: Springfield Police Department discusses recent crime trend
KY3's Jackie Garrity explains why the Springfield Police Department is making progress regarding shootings in the city.