Republic, MO

Missouri has most Black homicide victims in nation

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Black Americans make up almost 14% of the country’s population but accounted for over half of all homicide victims. Missouri is the state with the worst Black homicide rate. According to a Violence Policy Center study released in July 2022, Missouri had the highest rate of Black homicide victims in 2019. The […]
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Cheapest rent in the U.S. is under $600 a month in Kansas

Recent research by Rent., formerly known as, shows cities in the United States with the cheapest cost of rent. Jon Leckie, a Data Journalist for Rent., said that Rent. looked at the average rent, dollar increase, and year-over-year percent change in every U.S. city with a population of more than 50,000 for a combination of one- and two-bedroom units.

Man escapes house fire in Bois D’Arc, Mo.

BOIS D’ ARC, Mo. (KY3) - On Wednesday, a man escaped a house fire in western Greene County. Firefighters responded around 11 a.m. to the home on West Robinson Street in Bois D’Arc. Several fire departments responded to the fire. Investigators say the homeowner claimed the fire started...

Rescue One Organization Hunting for Doggie Fosters

It’s no secret that there is an astounding number of dogs in shelters and rescues waiting for their fur-ever homes. In the United States alone, 3.1 million dogs enter shelters on yearly basis. And it’s understandable that not everyone is capable of taking on another member of the family. But sometimes it’s the short commitments […] The post Rescue One Organization Hunting for Doggie Fosters appeared first on DogTime.

Nixa-made film screening tonight: How to watch

NIXA, Mo.– A film studio based in Nixa recently released their newest feature “MEAD”, and while it’s currently available on multiple streaming platforms, you’ll want to act fast to catch it in the theater. “MEAD” is the latest release from Parallax Studio headed by Jeffery Allen Williams, who founded the studio in 1996. The movie […]

Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield remembers anniversary of famous battle

REPUBLIC, Mo. (KY3) - Staff at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield in Republic remembered Wednesday’s anniversary of its famous battle 161 years ago. In a ceremony commemorating the conflict, the Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Foundation donated several artifacts connected to Franz Sigel to the battlefield’s visitor center. Sigel was a colonel in the Union Army when he fought at Wilson’s Creek. He took over the command when General Nathaniel Lyon was killed during the battle.
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2022 Fall Preview: Greenfield Volleyball

Greenfield volleyball is poised for a big season with six seniors returning from last year’s 17-win team. This group of competitive seniors won district titles in 2019 and 2020. “I’ve been told that it was necessary to bring out extra teachers to recess duty for these girls to play...

Another catalytic converter thief pleads guilty, gets probation

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — One of the several people involved in a series of arrests connected to a string of catalytic converter thefts in Springfield has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to five years of probation. Cody Phillips pleaded guilty on July 29 to two felony charges of stealing catalytic converters. He was sentenced to probation, […]

Highest-rated restaurants in SGF, according to Tripadvisor

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated restaurants in Springfield from Tripadvisor. With the advent of Big Data, it’s now easier than ever to quantify what people like around the globe. And when it comes to food, Americans seem to have specific opinions. American dining brands have a long and storied history, and whether they’re fast food, fast-casual, high-end, or super cheap, U.S. restaurants offer something for almost everyone.

Women’s teams take Valley championships

The women’s tennis and golf teams celebrated successful seasons during which they both won the Missouri Valley Conference tournament championship to advance to the NCAA Tournament. Appears In. Illinois State: Summer 2022. Closing the gap: ISU-led tutoring program aims to help students impacted by COVID learning disruptions. Amazon Prime...

Springfield adopts new 'compromise’ building code

New homes in Springfield will soon be required to meet more modern international energy-efficiency standards. Debra Hart is a Springfield developer. This week, she summarized some of the issues with construction standards that have been at play for years — just hours before Springfield City Council voted 8-to-zero to adopt the 2018 International Residential Building Code.

Local homelessness agencies to apply for federal grants

An estimated $2.8 billion in federal housing grants are now available throughout the country. Here are details on how local organizations can apply for some of that funding. The Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness — the official Continuum of Care, or regional planning body in the fight against homelessness — notified the public this week that they're leading a training effort to help local organizations working on housing and poverty problems to apply for grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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2022 Fall Preview: Galena Volleyball

Galena volleyball won 23 matches in 2021, which was the first time over 20 wins for the program since winning 22 and a district title in 2009. Many of the key players from that team return this year. Seven total players who saw varsity action return. Six of them played in all 100 sets in 2021.