MoDOT worker recovering after runaway tire hits him on Highway 13
BOLIVAR, Mo. (KY3) - A Missouri Department of Transportation worker is recovering after he was hit by a runaway tire while working on Highway 13 near Bolivar. Jacob Detherage did walk away with some pretty serious injuries. He says he has no memory of the accident, but we’re told by his wife that it happened when a truck pulling a trailer lost one of its tires at 70 miles per hour it then hit Jacob’s leg.
Unanswered questions in Polk County election
POLK COUNTY, Mo. — Bolivar’s superintendent wants to avoid a repeat of November’s election day. Last month, when heading to the polls, an election worker asked voters to remove or cover clothing with writing or logos for the Bolivar Liberators because of the Bolivar-OTC ballot issue. Ozarks First reached out to Polk County Clerk […]
MO bolivar's Most Loveable Dogs Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near bolivar.
Wheatland man dies in rollover crash
HICKORY COUNTY, Mo. – A Wheatland man died Thursday morning after his 2002 Chevy Silverado rolled over several times on US 54 about four and a half miles west of Wheatland. 38-year-old Ronald Kinney was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by the Hickory County Coroner at 8:38 a.m. His next of kin […]
Greene County Archive Foundation holds Christmas fundraiser in historic courthouse
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Saturday was the 2nd annual Christmas at the Courthouse here in Springfield. The event featured historical booths with different artifacts and replicas, as well as information about getting involved with the historical society. There was live music, cookies, and hot chocolate. The event helps raise awareness for the Greene County Archive Foundation. President Laurel Bryant told us about her passion for the foundation.
Weekly Safety Report: Assault, Fire, Theft, Shooting, and Fatalities in Greene County, Missouri
This week in Greene County, Missouri, several incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. These incidents include a woman charged with assaulting three people, including two police officers, outside a nightclub, a house fire in Republic that resulted in a woman being hospitalized, an arrest made for violating probation stemming from theft, a woman being shot near Springfield Catholic Schools, a woman dying from injuries sustained in a house fire, and two individuals arrested for stealing trucks in Springfield.
'Let Us Prey' docuseries highlights abuse at Circle of Hope and Agape Boarding School in Missouri
A new docuseries is shedding light on allegations of abuse inside the Independent Fundamental Baptist Churches, and related cases at two religious schools in southwest Missouri are featured. Circle of Hope and Agape Boarding School, both located in Cedar County, faced years of allegations of physical, emotional and sexual abuse...
Greene County Leads in Marijuana Expungements in Missouri but Likely to Miss Deadline
Despite efforts, Greene County, Missouri, is unlikely to meet the deadline for expunging marijuana charges. Despite leading the state in expungements, the workload and manual process for older cases are causing delays. Counties failing to make an effort could face legal consequences.
Safety Concerns and Socio-Economic Challenges in Greene County
The past week in Greene County, Missouri, has been marked by a series of safety-related incidents, bringing to light the challenges faced by local communities. Among the concerning events, Destiny Jenkins was charged with assaulting two police officers and another individual outside a Springfield nightclub, with the entire incident caught on security footage.
Dunklin County chief deputy dies
DUNKLIN COUNTY, Mo. (KAIT) - The people of Dunklin County are mourning the death of its chief deputy. According to a recent post, Wallace Poyner died on Friday, Dec. 1, after 30 years of service to the community. Poyner also served as a ergeant major for the United States Marine...
Dade County 911 system restored
UPDATE 3:21 P.M. — The Dade County 911 system has been restored. DADE COUNTY, Mo. — Dade County’s 911 system is currently down. A Facebook post from Dade County 911 says the outage is due to a network issue, but does not say how long the outage is expected to last. Residents must call 417-637-1914 […]
Springfield Catholic wins Gem City Classic behind strong defensive performance
Springfield Catholic clamped down on the defensive end and C J Kendall scored the game winner with 1.8 seconds remaining as the Fightin’ Irish downed El Dorado Springs 47-44 on Saturday night in the Gem City Classic championship at Diamond. The Irish improved to 3-0 after knocking off the...
Here's how much Greene County home prices fell in November
The median home in Greene County listed for $299,000 in November, down 6.6% from the previous month's $320,000, an analysis of data from Realtor.com shows. Compared to November 2022, the median home list price decreased 0.3% from $296,811. The statistics in this article only pertain to houses listed for sale...
Today the gas price is close to $2.79 in Wheatland as of 2023-12-02. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.247, a week ago the price is $3.259 , according to AAA.
Pregnant women in rural Missouri areas unable to find nearby doctors: organization looks to fix it
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - In some parts of Missouri, pregnant woman could drive an hour or more to get to their doctor. According to the March of Dimes, another 10 percent of women had no birthing hospital within 30 minutes. The study found around 40% of the counties in Missouri are considered deserts for this kind of care.
Pizza craving results in a $50K Scratchers prize winner in Bolivar
BOLIVAR, Mo. — A Bolivar man has won a $50,000 prize on a “500X” Scratchers ticket at a local Casey’s General Store. The winning ticket was purchased at the Casey’s located at 328 E. Broadway. “That day, I was hungry for pizza and went to the Casey’s in Bolivar and got a couple slices of […]
Firefighters battle house fire near Walnut Grove, Mo.
WALNUT GROVE, Mo. (KY3) - A fire damaged a house near Walnut Grove on Friday morning. Several fire departments responded to the home on West Farm Road 28 around 1:30 a.m. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Firefighters report no injuries involved. Firefighters remind homeowners to have working...
Bolivar school leader seeks apology to voters — and promise that ban won't happen again
After an unexpected election day conflict, Bolivar Superintendent Richard Asbill has asked for assurances that the unusual decision to prohibit voters from wearing clothing with a school name, logo or mascot into a polling place this month will not happen again. He is worried that if the change remains in...
Greene and Christian County, Mo., communities remember deadly tornado 32 years later
NIXA, Mo. (KY3) - On November 29, 1991, a tornado tore through parts of Greene and Christian Counties. The storm pushed northeast into Springfield and, in its wake, destroyed homes. The storm killed two people. It became the only F-4 tornado to hit the state in November. People there say...
Two slices and a lot of cash: Pizza craving nets big win for Missouri lottery player
A Missouri man is richer after stopping at a local general store to satiate his pizza craving and winning big on his last minute scratch-off purchase, according to lottery officials. “That day, I was hungry for pizza and went to the Casey’s in Bolivar and got a couple slices of...