Nixa, MO

Jay Wasson sues Audrain Co. hospital for $500K

Jay Wasson is suing Noble Health Audrain for the return of half a million dollars he lent them in February 2022. Wasson, of Nixa, previously served in the state legislature and recently headed an unsuccessful campaign for a seat in Congress. Both Noble Health Audrain, Inc., and William A. Solomon...
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Latest On Driver Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting In Ozark

(KTTS News) — We’re learning more about the driver who died in an officer-involved shooting in Ozark early Saturday morning. Timothy Shafer and Donna Bailey were shot to death after a high-speed chase ended in a crash in Ozark. Police say Shafer was driving the vehicle. He pulled...

Derges stripped of humanitarian of the year honor

A former Branson area licensed assistant physician convicted of multiple federal crimes has been stripped of a humanitarian award. Tricia Derges, who owned and operated Ozark Valley Medical Clinic in Branson, Springfield and Ozark, was convicted June 27, 2022 on 22 counts including 10 counts of wire fraud, 10 counts of distributing drugs over the internet without a valid prescription, and two counts of making false statements to a federal law enforcement agent.

Christian nationalist 'ReAwakening' rally, headlined by Michael Flynn, coming to Missouri

A rally headlined by retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn and an array of other speakers who tout ideals of Christian nationalism and conspiracy theories is coming to southwest Missouri later this year. Scheduled to appear at the Freedom Encounter theater in Branson from Nov. 4-5, the event is one of more than a dozen rallies around the country featuring Flynn and his allies as part of what they call "The Great ReAwakening" tour. It is hosted by...

Riad's Burgers and Gyros has closed in downtown Springfield

Riad's Burgers and Gyros restaurant has closed after almost 10 years at its current location at 400 South Ave. in downtown Springfield. The restaurant was started by Riad Matar who then transferred operations to his son Sean Matar. The Syrian-inspired restaurant was known for signature dishes like the gyro platter, lamb and chicken kabobs, shrimp, salmon and pizzas. It also featured live music, food stands and was known as a sports bar. ...

Crash involving several vehicles slows traffic near Missouri State University

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Police are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that has slowed traffic near Missouri State University in Springfield. Officers responded to the crash around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday near the intersection of Elm Street and National Avenue. The crash involves five vehicles, including a trash truck. Investigators say a...

Ozark Mountain School District considering campus integration

Reeds Spring, Mo. School Districts cancels “listening sessions” to be conducted by the United States Department of Justice Wednesday. Meteorologist Nick Kelly has your latest forecast including a quick warm up for your Tuesday and another return for fall Wednesday and Thursday. We will see another warming trend while we stay dry for the upcoming weekend.

SGF woman pretends she can’t walk, charged with 3 felonies

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A Springfield woman got three felony charges after police performed a “check well-being” visit on Thursday, Sept. 22. Ashley Olivia Bills, 33, of Springfield, was taken into custody and formally charged with three felonies: two counts of fourth-degree domestic assault and one count of resisting or interfering with an arrest for a […]

Two Killed In Officer-Involved Shooting In Christian County

(KTTS News) — Authorities have identified two people who died in an officer-involved shooting in Christian County. Timothy Shafer, 37, and Donna Bailey, 23, were both shot. Ozark Police tried to stop them for possible drunk driving early Saturday morning. Christian County deputies later stopped them on Highway CC...

‘Loud and clear’: University Heights rezoning meeting postponed

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission meeting that would decide the fate of several historic homes in the Sunshine Street and National Avenue area has been postponed. Ralph Duda, one of the developers spearheading the rezoning of homes on Sunshine, University, and National to make way for commercial developments, said that he […]

Man found deceased in vehicle close to campus

A dead man was found in a car at Roanoke Avenue and Grand Street, 0.3 miles from the Missouri State University campus Sunday night, according to Springfield Police Department public information officer Cris Swaters. Authorities were dispatched to the location around 8:45 p.m., according to Swaters. Swaters said, at this...

Judge acquits Alton man in fatal shooting

A Madison County judge has acquitted an Alton man in connection with a fatal shooting at his home in February 2021. 46-year-old Arvin Freeman had been charged with first degree murder and unlawful discharge of a firearm, but the judge ruled on Monday that Freeman was defending his home when he shot 30-year-old Robert Woods.

Springfield broadcaster Art Hains receives updated diagnosis

The Ozark Mountain School District is considering a significant change at its three campuses, and its giving the public an opportunity to learn more about the possibility. Reeds Spring, Mo. School Districts cancels “listening sessions” to be conducted by the United States Department of Justice Wednesday. Meteorologist Nick...

How to file for the Missouri gas tax refund

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) -Gather up those gas receipts! If you are hoping to cash in on the Missouri gas tax return, you only have a few more days to turn those into the Department of Revenue. In October, the gas tax rate increased from 17 cents per gallon to 19.5...

Mike Lindell’s ‘Moment of Truth’ grosses $440K impact on Springfield, report says

Pillow mogul and 2020 election result denier Mike Lindell’s “Moment of Truth” event reportedly put almost $440,000 into Springfield’s tourism economy. Public data from the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau shows an estimated 1,000 guests came to Springfield for the Moment of Truth Summit, held Aug. 20-21 at University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center and the Springfield Expo Center. The Springfield Convention and Vistors Bureau found the event generated 1,010 overnight hotel room stays.