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Kearney Street lanes reopen after 2-vehicle crash
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Springfield emergency crews are working to clean up a crash scene at Kansas Expressway and Keaney Street late Tuesday morning. According to OzarksTraffic, the crash involved two vehicles and occurred at 10:40 a.m. Both eastbound lanes of Kearney are closed while crews clean up the scene. No information has been released on […]
Springfield Feb 19 Weekly Crime Report: 161 Incidents and 11 Crime Stories
Springfield Feb 19 Weekly Crime Report: 161 Incidents and 11 Crime Stories. During the last week, Springfield reported a total of 161 crime cases, with Theft (37 cases) and Disturbance (31 cases) being the most common types of crime. Arrests and Assaults both accounted for 21 cases each, indicating a significant level of violence in the place. Domestic related incidents were also not uncommon, with 17 cases reported. Vandalism, Burglary, and Trespassing followed with 13, 9, and 6 cases respectively. Other types of crimes were relatively less frequent, with 5 cases, while the most severe crime, Shooting, was reported once during the week. The data indicates a pressing need for increased security measures and community vigilance in Springfield.
Ten years after Hailey Owens' death, Hailey's Law helps find kidnapped California child
A slow Amber Alert process was widely believed to have failed 10-year-old Hailey Owens, the victim of a 2014 Springfield abduction and murder whose case helped enact systematic change. Software developer Josh Schisler was a legislative assistant for Sen. Eric Burlison, R-Battlefield, when he sponsored Hailey's Law, mandating upgrades to...
Springfield man sentenced to 12 years in beating death of senior citizen
A Springfield man was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Tuesday for the 2021 beating death of 74-year-old Larry Woods. Court records indicate Jacob DeJong, 26, agreed to a plea deal of voluntary manslaughter after initially being charged with second-degree murder. Judge Kaiti Greenwade, who credited DeJong for time served, also ordered him to pay $3,945 for a gas station burglary the night of the deadly assault.
Springfield, MO Residents: Your Future Puppies Best Friend Awaits!
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around springfield.
City of Republic, Mo., asking for public comment regarding wastewater rate hike
REPUBLIC, Mo. (KY3) - The city of Republic will hold a public comment session at its city council meeting on Tuesday night regarding a wastewater rate increase. The city of Republic is working to secure the final 50 million needed to fund the improvements to the wastewater treatment plant here in Republic.
Remains Found in Missouri Are Identified
Authorities have identified the badly decomposed human remains discovered last week near Mount Vernon, Missouri, between Joplin and Springfield. Following an autopsy, the remains have been identified as 40 year old Larry Rysted of Greenfield, Missouri. The body was discovered last week as field workers were picking up rocks. They found what appeared to be a body lying in a patch of overgrown brush and called 9-1-1.
Savor the Flavors: Four Must-Try Italian Restaurants in Ozark
In this article, we will be exploring four exquisite Italian restaurants nestled in the heart of Ozark. Have you had the pleasure of dining at any of these fine establishments yet? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments section below!
Lawsuit: Republic student athlete said he was called racist slurs by teammates, assaulted
A Republic High School student athlete said he was repeatedly called racist slurs by teammates on the wrestling and football teams and that pleas for help to coaches, the athletic director and principal went unanswered, according a Feb. 14 lawsuit filed against the Republic school district. The student athlete said...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Cats Up for Adoption in Springfield, MO
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to springfield..
New Amtrak Route Through Springfield Possible
The Federal Railroad Administration is studying several new Amtrak routes across the country, including one that would connect New York to Texas by way of Springfield. The proposed route would use Burlington Northern Sante Fe rail lines. The route would run roughly parallel to I-44 from St. Louis through Springfield.
Bambino’s Cafe on Delmar to close for a few months
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Bambino’s Cafe on Delmar is set to close next month for remodeling, but a new temporary downtown location may be coming. Ozarksfirst spoke with Bambino’s founding co-owner Andy Faucett about his plans to remodel the near-campus location on Delmar St. He said there were plans to remodel before the pandemic, but they […]
MoDOT to close lanes on I-44 at night near Mt. Vernon for county road bridge repair
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) - MoDOT will be closing lanes of I-44 at night in Lawrence County for bridge repair to a county road. According to MoDOT, the bridge for Lawrence County Road 1100 bridge over I-44 west of Mt. Vernon is near mile marker 42.6. Crews will be removing the bridge deck/driving surface and replacing it with a new surface.
Remembering 10-year-old Hailey Owens a decade after her murder
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Ten years ago, on February 18, 10-year-old Hailey Owens tragically lost her life. On February 18, 2014, Hailey Owens was walking on the sidewalk near Westport K-8 School on her way home from a friend’s house. She was kidnapped by Craig Wood. He took her back to his house on E. Stanford Street, six miles away, where he raped and killed her in his basement.
KWTO To Air Live Town Hall Panel Discussion on Homelessness Tuesday Evening
Tuesday evening from 6-7pm, KWTO will air a live town hall panel discussion “The Vicious Cycle of Homelessness in Springfield and Greene County, Part 2.”. We’ve invited panelists representing a variety of agencies who assist or interact with the homeless in our community on a daily basis, including:
Bishop Swan: Time For Real Change At Southwick Regional High School
A series of racial incidents at Southwick Regional High School has drawn condemnation from civil rights leaders. These alleged incidents reportedly targeted a 13-year-old girl who began attending the school this year. While her name has not been released, the girl's mother, Allyson Lopez says her daughter was the target...
Nexstar Media names Chris Pruitt as VP, GM of its Springfield, Mo., broadcast and digital operations
Nexstar Media Group, Inc. has named Chris Pruitt as vice president and general manager of its broadcast and digital operations in Springfield, Missouri (DMA #73), responsible for the long-range planning and day-to-day operations of KRBK-TV (FOX), KOZL-TV (MyNet), Ozarksfirst.com, and their related digital and social media channels. In his new role, he will also oversee Nexstar’s operational agreements with Mission Broadcasting, Inc., to provide services for KOLR-TV (CBS). Pruitt will assume his new responsibilities immediately and report to Mike Vaughn, senior vice president and regional manager for Nexstar’s broadcasting division.
Springfield Police Department wants input for comfort K9 name
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Springfield Police Department is searching for a new name for a comfort K9 to serve the police department. The top four names include Lt. Dan, Gary, Mac and Copper. The names were chosen by the Springfield Police Department’s Leadership Council and determined by a department vote. “I was told to treat […]
Willard auction house is being accused of not paying customers
WILLARD, Mo. (KY3) - A local auctioneer is being accused of skipping out on paying his clients. Hidden Treasures Auction Barn in Willard has been at the center of recent complaints filed with various agencies. “It has been very frustrating. I just can’t seem to get through it. I’m so...
Why 1 health system is moving IT operations back in-house
Springfield, Mo.-based CoxHealth recently decided to move its IT operations back in-house in a bid to create one structure with "stronger synergies," Patrick Murfee, vice president and chief technology officer of the organization, told Becker's. Since 2012, CoxHealth has outsourced its IT operations to Cerner, now known as Oracle Health....