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Inconvenience of detioration >> Community staff
The Route 96 bridge over the Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad tracks in northeast Carthage is closed until it can be replaced in 2017./small> Carthage – The Missouri Route 96 bridge over the ...more

Springfield Public Works tries to lesson crashes >> Community kmilam
Springfield Public Works is testing out the safety benefits of a new right-turn lane design with a pilot study at the intersection of Battlefield Road and Campbell Avenue. The design with a tighter ...more

Cadet training is offered >> Community lcox
The Springfield Police Department is now accepting applications for its cadet unit, which is a volunteer operational unit designed to prepare the cadets for a career in law enforcement while ...more

Tree inventory guide is online >> Community staff
My TreeKeeper is available online for anyone wanting to identify any of the 2,467 trees in Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic, Springfield, MO. Clicking on a particular tree shown ...more

Nixa launches alternative sentencing court >> Community mariwinn
Nixa Municiapal Court Judge Joel Harris takes the podium to speak at a Community Alternative Sentencing Court kickoff. A ceremony took place at Nixa City Hall on June 10, 2016, to launch the new ...more

New flashing yellow arrow is installed >> Community tdancey
A flashing yellow left-turn arrow is now in place in the eastbound to northbound left-turn lane of the newly improved intersection at Campbell Avenue and Westview Street/Primrose Street in ...more

Springfield career center gets EPA funding >> Community cwhitley
The Missouri Career Center in Springfield has been selected to receive a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to recruit, train and place local unemployed and underemployed ...more

Greene County Commission announces "Team Greene" >> Community ehedlun
The Greene County Commission has announced a new volunteer program known as “Team Greene.” Its purpose is to develop a group of volunteers who will work in the information booths located in the ...more

15 drunk drivers are nailed >> Community lcox
The Springfield Police Department, in conjunction with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, conducted a sobriety checkpoint last night at Jefferson Avenue and Harrison Street. A total of 590 motorists ...more

Springfield Police Blotter: Officer injured >> Community staff
Just before 8:30 p.m. on February 27, 2016, Officer Clinton “Dave” Laws was in the area of Glenstone and Division where he located a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of Casey's General Store. ...more

Selling items online? Consider SPD's suggestion >> Community staff
Have you hesitated selling an item locally on Craigslist or any other Internet website where you might have to meet a buyer in person? The Springfield Police Department may have a way to do that ...more

Stats for flood damage in Greene County >> Community staff
SPRINGFIELD - Greene County experienced record-breaking rainfall on December 26-28, 2015. A total of 120 water rescues took place during this event. Two fatalities occurred in Greene County. No other ...more

MoDot reports highest road fatalities in 3 years >> Community kjackson
As of Dec. 31, 2015, 853 lives were reported lost in Missouri traffic crashes. The statistics represent an 11.4 percent increase in fatalities or over 800 for the first time since 2012, according to ...more

Eye witnesses needed in cop-involved shooting >> Community l-cox
At approximately 12:40 a.m. on Nov. 4, Sgt. Ryan Russell of the Springfield Police Department was on patrol just west of Kearney and Glenstone when he discovered a vehicle crash near the ...more

Springfield Police Blotter: Gunshot victim ID-ed >> Community l-cox
At approximately 9:23 p.m. on October 26, 2015, Springfield police officers responded to 2148 N. East, Apt. #B, after the 911 caller discovered a male subject who was not breathing. When officers and ...more

Ash Grove celebrates its heritage >> Community mariwinn
Signs containing an arrow and the words "Nathan Boone Homestead" were encouragements to continue driving north on Route 160 out of Springfield to visit the site as part of "living history" day. ...more

Arrests were made at recent sobriety checkpoint >> Community l-cox
A recent sobriety checkpoint by the Springfield Police Department and the Greene County Sheriff's Office was held at Campbell Avenue and Bennett Street. Of the 481 motorists that were contacted, five ...more

City of Ozark survey is open to all >> Community staff
The city of Ozark is asking residents to complete a brief survey that will help elected officials and city staff who are working on establishing a 5-year Strategic Plan. They are looking for opinions ...more

Pedestrian killed on James River Expressway >> Community l-cox
At 11:32 p.m. on Aug. 15, Springfield officers were dispatched to a crash involving a motor vehicle and a pedestrian near the Campbell Avenue exit on James River Freeway. Gregory Collins, 37, of ...more

No-brainer for discouraging thieves >> Community lcox
One common form of burglary during the summer months is entering open garage doors, and just as in past summers, the Springfield Police Department has been noticing an increase in this type of ...more

Billings continues road safety campaigns >> Community staff
The Billings Police Department has been participating in a year-long Hazardous Moving Vehicle enforcement and a Driving While Impaired enforcement through grants provided by the National Highway ...more

Hughes is 13th fatality crash victim >> Community staff
The life of Shirley M. Hughes, 80, of Springfield was taken on June 30, 2015, when the car she was driving was struck by a 2014 Ford F150 driven by Michael D. Pender, 28, of Springfield. The accident ...more

Construction begins on Campbell at Primrose >> Community staff
Construction is beginning for the intersection improvement project at Campbell Avenue and Primrose Street in Springfield. The $2.3 million project funded by the 1/4-cent Capital Improvements ...more

Busted in Billings >> Community staff
Billings’ participation in the national Fourth of July Holiday “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” substance-impaired driving crackdown has been declared a major success. The Billings Police ...more

Homeless offenders sent to treatment court >> Community staff
The path out of homelessness is a complicated one, often met with many obstacles. A program created by Springfield Municipal Court, the Springfield Police Department, the City Prosecutor’s Office, ...more

Springfield Police Academy graduates 20 >> Community l-cox
Eighteen college graduates, five of them with associate degrees were part of the graduating class of the 65th Springfield Police Academy. Ceremonies were held on June 26, 2015, at the Ridgecrest ...more

Absentee ballots are available >> Community staff
Greene County Clerk Shane Schoeller announced absentee ballots are now available for those eligible voters who are unable to go to their regular polling place on Aug 4, 2015. In Greene County, there ...more

Flooding impacts the Rivercut Golf Course >> Community staff
Follow-up-- As of June 23, 2015, Erin Hedlun, public information officer for the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management, reported that estimated losses from the flooding totaled ...more

Billings again cracks down on violators >> Community staff
Declaring Billings' participation in the national Youth Alcohol Enforcement “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” drunk driving crackdown a major success. Lt. Karl Cuschieri reported that one drunk ...more

Honorees fill new Founder's Park >> Community staff
Eleven people instrumental in starting the Friends of the Garden and who designed, built and maintained the first 20 gardens in Springfield's Nathanael Greene/Close Memorial Park were honored at the ...more

Seat opens up on Nixa Council >> Community staff
Nixa District 1 Council member Kyle Vogel, pictured, submitted his resignation effective June 15, 2015. Vogel served as councilman from 2009-2011, and from April 2014 until the present. “Nixa ...more

Billings continues safe-driving crackdown >> Community staff
Declaring Billings’ participation in the national St. Patrick’s Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” drunk driving crackdown a major success, the Billings Police Department reported that one drunk ...more

Hillman Blevins, 84, dies in traffic accident >> Community staff
At 8:03 a.m. on March 8, 2015, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Battlefield and Kansas Expressway. A 2014 International Pro Star towing a trailer, driven by ...more

Springfield Public Works projects are outlined >> Community cscott
The Springfield Public Works Department yesterday outlined road projects currently under construction and those planned for 2015 at a council lunch meeting. Included currently are: the Battlefield ...more

Springfield Police Blotter: Robbery suspects >> Community lcox
At approximately 5 a.m. on Dec. 12, 2014, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to 1119 S. Gelven for subjects breaking into vehicles. The two subjects, now identified as Gage C. Scott ...more

Batman lives! >> Community cscott
Derek Smith, AKA Springfield Batman, pictured, will be presented with a key to the city by Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Seifried. The event sill take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. Smith will be ...more

DWI crackdown in Billings >> Community staff
Update: Declaring Billings’ participation in the nation’s annual “Holiday DWI Crackdown” substance-impair driving campaign a success. Billings Police Department reported that 4 speeding tickets; 1 ...more

Unattended bags found safe >> Community cerwin
The Springfield Fire Department Bomb Squad and the Federal Bureau of Investigations have determined the backpack found in front of U.S. Bank at 417 St. Louis Street did not contain any hazardous ...more

Springfield residents may file for council seats >> Community staff
Those interested in running for an open Springfield City Council seat or for Springfield Mayor may officially file an application with the City Clerk’s office, beginning at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2. ...more

Mastering the Diverging Diamond Interchange >> Community staff
The drawing represents the latest Diverging Diamond Interchange to be constructed in Springfield at Battlefield Road and US 65. Work contracted with Hartman and Company of Springfield at a cost of ...more

First step in creation of succulent garden is done >> Community mariwinn
Grading and placement of rocks have been completed for the new succulent garden at the Springfield Botanical Center. Thanks to volunteers the first step in creating a succulent garden outside of ...more

Local artwork finally finds its permanent home >> Community staff
Facilitated by the Springfield Art Museum, a painting by the late artist Robert E. Smith has been donated to the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. The work depicts the outside of ...more

Springfield PD blotter: Search warrant/ricin >> Community gdorrell
On Aug. 28, at approximately 10:30 a.m., the Springfield Police Department, with assistance from the Springfield Fire Department, FBI and the Missouri National Guard, executed a state search warrant ...more

Prevent drinking and driving >> Community staff
Know someone who drinks and drives? Take away the keys to his or her vehicle. Billings, Missouri – From mid-August through Labor Day, Billings Police will be out in force as part of the annual ...more

Springfield Police Blotter: Early morning robbery >> Community lcox
At 4:18 a.m. today, (July 26, 2014) the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an armed robbery at Fast Trip, 1472 E. Kearney. The suspect entered the business, pointed a silver large ...more

Springfield Police Blotter: Skateboard fatality >> Community lcox
At 6:56 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, Springfield police were dispatched to a vehicle versus pedestrian crash at the intersection of Kansas Expressway and Nichols Street. Michelle S. Grant, 41, ...more

Sobriety checkpoint catches 10 intoxicated >> Community sgt.greg
The Springfield Police Department and The Greene County Sheriff’s Office conducted a sobriety checkpoint last night, June 27, 2014, at National Avenue and Sunset Street. A total of 744 motorists ...more

Open garage doors say, "Steal me!" >> Community lcox
One common form of burglary during the summer months is entering open garage doors, and the Springfield Police Department has been noticing an increase in this type of criminal behavior. “What ...more

Road through Rogersville to become a freeway >> Community staff
The project, converting Route 60 to a freeway between Greene County Farm Road 241 west of Rogersville and Chicory Road east of Rogersville, has been awarded to Ozarks Regional Road Constructor ...more

Have you seen this woman? >> Community lcox
The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person and is asking for assistance from the public. The missing person is identified as Phoebe Bryant, pictured, a ...more

Helmets still mandatory for motorcyclists >> Community dhaskins
The Joplin Police Department wants to make sure that the public is aware that the state of Missouri requires motorcycle operators to wear their helmets when operating a motorcycle. House Bill ...more

SPD talks about crime >> Community lcox
The Springfield Police Department has reported that crime in the first quarter of 2014 has decreased 19 percent overall. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of the first three months of ...more

Billings P.D. says Click It or Ticket >> Community staff
Law enforcement agencies throughout Missouri, including the Billings Police Department, participated in a statewide effort to get more motorists to buckle up – and save more lives. During ...more

Where to find a recycling center in Springfield >> Community mhaase
City-operated Recycling Centers and Yardwaste Recycling Center announce extended spring/summer schedule The city of Springfield's recycling centers and yard waste recycling center will begin their ...more

New DWI task force is formed >> Community mariwinn
At the podium, Pam Holt, conducts the meeting announcing the launch of the Central Ozarks Regional DWI Task Force. With her (L-R) is Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott, Greene County Deputy ...more

Home invasion suspects are rounded up >> Community lcox
A three-month investigation of seven different incidents that include home invasions and residential burglaries of elderly persons led Springfield Police to serve four search warrants on the evening ...more

Ah, the reminder of a greasy burger....and fries >> Community staff
Thanks to a donation of $1,000 from Councilman Craig Fishel, the city of Springfield not only reached its first fund-raising goal of $15,000, it exceeded it. The $15,126 raised through local ...more

Nixa Police seeks help in locating David Cloud >> Community jfinney
The Nixa Police Department is seeking assistance from the public to locate a fugitive. David Walter Cloud, 48, pictured, is wanted in Christian County to face charges of leaving the scene of an ...more

Two arrested for Mexican Villa robbery >> Community lcox
The Springfield Police Department is investigating the armed robbery that occurred January 18, 2014, at Mexican Villa, 1408 S. National. Donald B. Sethman, 26, and Jacob Aguilar, 19, both of ...more

Offender can't resist repeating his crime >> Community lcox
Nathaniel S. Jones, 38, of Springfield has been sentenced to six years in prison for a commercial burglary he committed on April 6, 2013. Springfield officers caught Jones on the scene shortly after ...more

Expired tag stop reveals car full of pot >> Community vholland
Springfield Police confirm the arrest of Dorial Green-Beckham (M/B, 4/12/93) and two other Springfield men, John W. McDaniel (M/B, 1/27/91) and Patrick W. Prouty (M/W, 3/1/93), in conjunction with a ...more

Home attic damaged in arson attempt >> Community c-erwin
A Springfield man faces three criminal charges, following an incident at his home on December 28, 2013. Doyle Huskey, 34, is charged with 2nd degree arson, 2nd degree assault on law enforcement and ...more

Statue finally cries out, >> Community cscott
The statue the "Tumbler" reflects lights from nearby Christmas decorations in Park Central Square, Springfield. (Photo by Vince Rosati) Ever wondered about the large, brown steel structure on Park ...more

Man arrested for tossing Molotov cocktail >> Community cerwin
A Springfield man is charged with first degree arson, accused of throwing an incendiary device, commonly known as a Molotov cocktail, in a local attorney's office. On Tuesday morning, Springfield ...more

Chestnut Expressway to get new overpass >> Community staff
Springfield, Greene County - A computer animation showing how traffic will flow after a new railroad bridge is built in 2015-16 on East Chestnut Expressway in Springfield will be unveiled for ...more

Newborns in Need seeks volunteers >> Community staff
A volunteer at the Springfield Chapter of Newborns in Need shows a basketful of articles to be distributed while other volunteers sort and pack the baby clothing and bedding that is delivered to ...more

Suspect is arrested in hit and run accident >> Community vholland
The suspect, who left the scene of an accident that occurred Sunday morning, Nov. 17, 2013, resulting in the death of Zachary Gibson, 23, of Springfield, was arrested on November 19, 2013, by the ...more

Christian County Library director retires >> Community mariwinn
by Mari Winn Taylor Retirement is bittersweet. While it affords leisure time to do what was too time-consuming before, it has shock value, for suddenly what was once routine is now ...more

Springfield resident is scooter fatality >> Community lcox
At 9:38 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, officers responded to a scooter accident near the intersection of Grant and Chestnut Expressway. The operator of the scooter, Sarah A. Cook, 52, of ...more

Family tragedy reported by 7-year-old >> Community lcox
At approximately 5:37 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, Springfield Police responded to 2100 E. Norshire to check the well-being of two individuals after receiving a 911 call from a child in the home. ...more

Museum asks for donations to reunite the Crenshaws >> Community staff
The Springfield Art Museum is hoping to raise another $15,000 in order to reunite husband and wife portraits of early residents Lewis Allen Dickens (L.A.D.) Crenshaw and Fanny Crenshaw that ...more

Man inside exploded car meth lab is later caught >> Community lcox
Just before 9 p.m. on November 7, 2013, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a duplex at 1720 N. Clay by request of the Springfield Fire Department in reference to a vehicle catching ...more

Lieutenant is named interim Nixa Police Chief >> Community jfinney
Lt. Jimmy Liles, pictured, will serve as Nixa’s interim police chief beginning immediately. During an executive session of the Nixa City Council yesterday (Nov. 4, 2013), the council appointed ...more

Detour needed on National >> Community mhaase
Motorists should be aware that a section of National Avenue in Springfield is slated to close at 6 a.m. on October 30, 2013. Storm sewer improvements beginning with utility relocations have ...more

Twenty-two are arrested at Springfield checkpoints >> Community sparton
The Springfield Police Department, in conjunction with, the Greene Co. Sheriff’s Office, conducted two sobriety checkpoints October 26-27, 2013. The first checkpoint was conducted at the intersection ...more

Dickerson Park zookeeper dies after accident >> Community mhaase
John Phillips Bradford, 62, senior zookeeper and elephant manager for the Dickerson Park Zoo died early this morning (Oct. 11, 2013) as a result of an accident at the zoo, according to a joint ...more

Dustin Leer is arrested >> Community lcox
Dustin Leer, 35, has been arrested for making a terroristic threat. Prior to the Springfield Police Department's involvement in this incident, Leer made a call to a Social Security Administration ...more

Smoke alarms for hearing impaired are offered >> Community cerwin
The Springfield Fire Department has received an $8,500 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to purchase 100 smoke alarms for the hearing-impaired. "Hearing loss is one of the most ...more

Neighborhood tree planting project is underway >> Community mhaase
Springfield is celebrating 10 years of the NeighborWoods program, a partnership between the city, the Springfield Tree City USA Citizens Advisory Committee, City Utilities and recognized neighborhood ...more

Motorcycle death is reported >> Community lcox
John C. Erven, 21, was traveling eastbound on Sunshine on his motorcycle at a high rate of speed when Nikolas Racz, 18, was making a left turn into McDonald’s in his 4-door passenger car. The ...more

Felony warrant round-up takes place >> Community lcox
Members of the Springfield Police Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on September 18, 2013, joined together to conduct an operation ...more

Reminder to be vigilant of cyclists >> Community sparton
Members of the Springfield Police Department, assisted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Air and Patrol Units, conducted an “Operation Safe Ride” enforcement effort Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. ...more

Fatality at Kearney and National >> Community lcox
At 11:47 a.m. on Sunday, September 1, 2013, police were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of National and Kearney. A ‘99 Pontiac Grand Prix was northbound, turning west ...more

Smoking safety gone awry >> Community cerwin
The Springfield Fire Department is warning residents who smoke to use extra caution, following two close calls over the weekend. The first fire on Sunday started in an apartment complex on Ingram ...more

Springfield area citizens march in unity >> Community mariwinn
Joining the thousands who marched during the city of Springfield's tribute to Martin Luther King on August 28, 2013, were (L-R) event organizer David Knox and Springfield's Chief of Police, Paul F. ...more

No break in sight for higher electric rates >> Community mariwinn
by Mari Winn Taylor The proposed rate hike by the Springfield City Utilities (CU) was the hot topic at the Springfield City Council meeting on August 26, 2013. Pitted against nearly half dozen ...more

Got a clunker you want removed? >> Community staff
The Greene County Extension Council in Springfield, Missouri is hoping to generate money for educational programs and office operations thanks to a partnership with AutoWranglers, a national vehicle ...more






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