Ozark, MO

Teen Go on Vandalism Run

Vandals have struck in Ozark, Rogersville, and Springfield. The vandals smashed pumpkins, stole decorations, and damaged vehicles. Security video at some of the homes showed teenagers in hoods. Investigators believe the same group of teens are involved in all 3 areas of incidents, which have been going on since September.
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TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash slowed traffic on U.S. 65 in south Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Police are investigating a rollover crash in south Springfield on Friday morning. The crash happened in the northbound lanes of U.S. 65 around 8:30 a.m., north of Evans Road. Emergency crews say the driver suffered injuries. The crash traffic backed up for miles. Crews cleared the...
Chicago Journal

Missouri health executives plead guilty in widespread fraud

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Two former executives of a Missouri health nonprofit have pleaded guilty to their roles in a corruption scheme that ensnared several Arkansas elected officials and lobbyists, federal prosecutors said. Bontiea Bernedette Goss, 63, and her husband, Tommy Ray Goss, 66, pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal...

Police say auto theft remains an issue in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Police in Springfield reported an uptick in auto thefts at the end of August. One recent stolen auto case happened near Kansas and Division Street on Friday, September 23. A 2002 4x4 Dodge Dakota truck owner reported his vehicle stolen after lending it to a family member. Since then, the family has received reports of being spotted 33 miles away in Everton, Missouri.

Forecast: Cool Mornings, Warm Afternoon

It has been a picture-perfect week leading into October, with temperatures warm in the afternoon and cool in the evenings and mornings. The fall weather will continue tonight for the 1st and 10 games, with temperatures decreasing quickly after the sun sets. By halftime, temperatures will be in the upper 50s with clear skies. There will be a few clouds in the skies tonight and tomorrow, and temperatures tonight will bottom out tonight in the mid-40s.

Francine Pratt: Nourishing the soul, one family recipe at a time

Francine Pratt fires up a kitchen mixer, blending some dough for her nationally recognized peach cobbler. She dons plastic gloves, sprinkles some flour onto the countertop at the Queen City Soul Kitchen, then starts to press and knead. She learned how to make cobbler from her father. "My dad's work...

Vandals target multiple neighborhoods around the Ozarks

OZARK, Mo. (KY3) - Vandals targeted neighborhoods around the Ozarks. Security video shows the culprits smashing pumpkins. Neighbors accuse the vandals of stealing decorations, damaging cars, and slashing inflatables. Homeowners in Ozark, Rogersville, and Springfield shared Ring camera footage on Facebook of teens in hoods smashing pumpkins. “They came all...

Daughter of Webb City native and Ex-NFL star, makes her debut

GLENDALE, Mo. — As a freshmen at Glendale High School in Springfield, Charlie Wistrom had an impressive soccer season last year, helping her teammates reach the state championship round. Now a Sophomore at Glendale, Wistrom was recently presented with the opportunity to take her soccer skills to the football...

27th Annual Art in the Park date announced

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Southwest Missouri Art and Craft Guild will be hosting their 27th Annual Art in the Park in early October. Art in the Park is a fine art show held at Sequiota Park in Springfield. It will be held from Oct. 8-9 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is a family-friendly […]

Emporia man hurt in Wichita crash

An Emporia man was among three people hurt in a crash in Wichita on Thursday. The Kansas Highway Patrol says 39-year-old Thomas Webb was westbound on Kansas Highway 96 about two miles east of Hydraulic when the crash happened around 5:15 pm. Webb apparently veered off the highway, hit a guardrail and then veered hard right across the highway before hitting a pickup driven by 25-year-old Dylan Dudley of Ozark, Missouri. Webb’s SUV went into some grass on the side of the highway, while Dudley’s truck went down an embankment.

Local Crews Working To Restore Power In Orlando

(KTTS News) — Utility workers from Springfield, Nixa, and Carthage are among a group of line crews working to restore power in Orlando, Florida after Hurricane Ian. The Missouri Public Utility Alliance Mutual Aid Network says 57 line workers from Missouri and Arkansas are working 16-hour days in the region.

Weekend Outlook September 30-October 2, 2022

The 48th Annual Ozark Craft Fair is Friday and Saturday (9/30-10/1) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday (10/2) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Finley River Park in Ozark. The Tri-State Gem and Mineral Society and Joplin’s Parks and Recreation will host the 23rd Annual Gem & Mineral Expo Friday (9/30) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday (10/1) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday (10/2) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will take place at the Joplin Historical and Mineral Museum, 504 S. Schifferdecker Ave. in Joplin.
Springfield Business Journal

Open for Business: The Glasses Place

With a combined 30 years of experience working in the optical industry, business partners Sarah Perryman and Sherry O’Brien decided to start their first ownership venture, The Glasses Place LLC. The shop at 1920 E. Independence Ave., Ste. A, opened Aug. 3 in James River Towne Center. O’Brien declined to disclose startup costs or lease terms for the 1,200-square-foot shop, formerly occupied by Vapor 100. The owners are the lone employees at the store, which sells eyewear starting at $60 for children and $75 for adults. Brands of frames include Nine West, Nike and Eddie Bauer. Accessories, such as lens cleaners, magnifiers and straps, also are sold at the shop, which additionally offers full-service frame repairs. Both women most recently worked at Mattax-Neu-Prater Eye Center Inc., with O’Brien’s experience also including Walmart Vision Center and Vision Clinic PC, while Perryman started her career at Sunshine Eye Clinic.

Republic comes alive in second half at Willard

Orange Tigers come from behind for victory, thanks to butt chewin'. Republic overcame a halftime deficit with 28 unanswered points in the second half at Willard, pulling away for a 49-22 win Friday. Gunner Ellison rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Republic offense, which gained 478 total yards compared to Willard's 233.

Original residents of Eden Village tiny homes reflect on four years of togetherness

Four years ago, Eden Village I opened its doors, becoming the first permanent housing project in Springfield for the chronically disabled and homeless. Managed by The Gathering Tree, Eden Village I is a 4.25-acre community that offers 30 tiny homes off of East Division Street. Three of the village's residents have been a part of the community since its doors first opened in November 2018.