Crane, MO

One person is in custody after an investigation at Iceman Jewelers building

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Springfield Police took someone into custody for trespassing Thursday afternoon after an hours-long investigation. Police were called to the Iceman Jewelers building on South Glenstone Avenue near Seminole Street, where they believed an intruder was hiding in the basement. The business is closed, the owner told Ozarksfirst that he retired several months […]
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Southbound U.S. 160 in Nixa open after serious crash

UPDATE 3:04 P.M.: All lanes have now been reopened on southbound 160 and Tracker Road. Vehicles have been towed away from the scene. NIXA, Mo.– A serious injury accident on U.S. 160 southbound towards Nixa will be disrupting traffic until at least about 3 p.m., city officials said. At about 1:12 p.m. at the intersection […]
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Westrip gets life sentence in murder of Mt. Vernon alum Shisler

Republic man who murdered 80-year-old woman to spend 30 years in prison, could be released in his 40s. A Republic man who murdered a Strafford woman when he was 16 was sentenced to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to the crime on Thursday, May 12. Now 22, Trystan...

Aurora Police Face Federal Lawsuit In Shooting Death

(KTTS News) — A federal lawsuit has been filed against Aurora Police in the shooting death of 21-year-old Savannah Hill. Family members filed the lawsuit four years after Hill was shot by police. KY3 says they previously filed a civil suit at the state level. Hill called 911 to...

Remember Celebration City in Branson? Take a look at the memorabilia going to auction

You have a chance to buy some of the memorabilia that made up Celebration City, a 20th century theme park that operated in Branson. The upcoming auction, held by Essick Auction and Realty along with Three Creeks Auction, will be June 2, 3 and 4 starting at 9 a.m. at the old Celebration City location, 1383 MO-376 in Branson. The public auction will include warehouse storage from Silver Dollar City. ...

Police investigate crash in Nixa, Mo.

NIXA, Mo. (KY3) - Police worked on an injury crash in Nixa. Officers responded to the intersection of State Highway 160 and Tracker Road around 1:15 p.m. on Thursday. Investigators say the crash involved a semi and another vehicle. They say the semi crashed into the small sedan. One person...

20 Best Places to Work in Springfield, Missouri

What makes a great place to work? Find out which businesses are the best to work for with our Best Places to Work. The results are in and we're excited to give you a sneak peek at the list of honorees for the 2022 Best Places to Work! As chosen by Best Companies Group, we’ve identified 20 local organizations that may be giving their employees’ friends some serious workday FOMO.

Missouri State adds five FBS games to future football schedules

The Missouri State Bears have added five games against Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponents to their future schedules, the Springfield News-Leader has reported. The Springfield News-Leader obtained copies of the contracts through a public records request to Missouri State University. Missouri State will travel to take on the Kansas Jayhawks...

A look inside the Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Wonders of Wildlife is once again running for USA TODAY’s Best Aquarium in the Country competition. According to, a travel and lifestyle website published by USA TODAY, WOW has won an award four times since opening in 2017. WOW won Best Aquarium in 2018, 2020, and 2021 as well as winning […]

Springfield-Greene County Health Department unveils 3 priority issues

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Springfield health leaders unveiled its three health priorities for the community on Thursday. Springfield-Greene County Health, CoxHealth, and Mercy Springfield released the 2022 Community Health Needs Assessment for Greene, Christian, and Webster Counties. They created the assessment using health care, public health, and community input data to assess the health issues in the southwest Missouri region.