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Firefighters battle vacant building fire in north Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Firefighters battled a building fire in north Springfield on Wednesday morning. Firefighters responded to the building at National and Atlantic around 11 a.m. Firefighters contained the fire to the one building. They fought the fire from the outside, saying it was too dangerous to enter. Investigators...
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Free N95 Masks Available In The Ozarks

Free N95 masks from the federal government stockpile are starting to be handed out in the Ozarks. Hy-Vee in Springfield started handing out the masks on Monday. Walgreens expects to do the same on Friday. Health officials say you can reuse N95 masks but they don’t last forever. KY3...
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UPDATE: 100-year-old Rogersville church gets a home makeover

ROGERSVILLE, Mo. – A vacant 100-year-old church has been repurposed into a family home. met up with Joshua Morley and, at the time, Danae Wheeler when they purchased the Methodist church last June of 2021. The engaged couple was looking for a new home for their family of four. Morley and Wheeler were in […]

Three Springfield police officers promoted

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — On Wednesday (1-26-22), the Springfield Police Department recognized and promoted four different individuals. Three were promoted to Sergeant: Officer Jason Carter, Corporal Brandon Keene, and Corporal Kaylee Friend. PSR Angela Patterson was promoted to Coordinator. The full promotion ceremony video can be found online.

Healthcare leaders in Springfield urge vaccination as more people die of COVID-19

The omicron variant makes up the majority of COVID-19 cases currently in Greene County. Springfield-Greene County Health Department director, Katie Towns, said Wednesday cases are down slightly, which could signal a plateau in the surge. She can’t say yet if the county has seen the peak. But, she said, even when the county hits the peak of the surge, there will still be several more weeks where the virus is cycling at a very high level.

Missouri legislation filed to help schools pay for lawsuits with the attorney general

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The House minority leader in Missouri created a bill that would, if passed, provide full reimbursement to local public school districts for legal expenses incurred defending against lawsuits filed by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt. Crystal Quade, House minority leader from Springfield, says the lawsuits are negatively impacting schools and claims […]

Possible signs of a Springfield COVID plateau in numbers

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Springfield health leaders say they are beginning to see early signs of reaching a plateau in the latest COVID-19 surge.  During a weekly COVID-19 briefing on Monday, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department says new cases have slightly slowed this week, despite daily cases still reaching it’s highest levels of the pandemic.  Greene County’s seven day average is […]

Springfield-based news site to launch mid-February

SPRINGFIELD - No printing press is required to tell the story of journalism’s next chapter in Springfield, but a deadline still looms. Less than a month remains until the launch of the Springfield Daily Citizen, the region’s non-profit newest news source that will focus particularly on topics with a public affairs mission, and deliver all content exclusively online.

Signs from "Ozark" come to Lake resort, real estate business

As the Netflix show "Ozark" ends, some of the set decoration is finding its way to the Lake of the Ozarks. The Alhonna Resort and Marina posted on their Facebook page that the show's set director sent them the "Blue Cat Lodge" sign from the show. In their post, they...

Quade Files Bill To Reimburse Schools Sued By Missouri AG

A bill filed by House Minority Leader Crystal Quade would reimburse Missouri public schools for any legal costs faced for fighting lawsuits filed by Attorney General Eric Schmitt. Schmitt has sued 45 school districts for enacting mask mandates during a record surge in COVID-19 cases. Quade, who’s a Democrat from...

CoxHealth CEO Steve Edwards' leadership approach: 'Distort nothing'

For a glimpse into the leadership style of Steve Edwards and his approach to communications during the COVID-19 pandemic, look no further than his Twitter page. On the Springfield, Mo.-based CoxHealth CEO's page is a pinned tweet from Nov. 13, 2020 — a quote from John Barry, author of books on the 1918 flu pandemic and the 1927 Great Mississippi Flood.