|Springfield policeman was shot >> Community|| l-cox|
|FOLLOW-UP: Aaron Pearson was the Springfield Police Officer who was shot. He sustained injuries, including to his brain, that will end his career and require long-term rehabilitation, according to Chief Williams.
Pearson had been highlighted in an episode of "Cops" seen here.
A suspect has been arrested in this incident. His name is Joshua Hagood. He was linked to a gun found at the scene and seen by witnesses running away after shots had been fired. If convicted, Hagood, 32, could receive a life sentence.
Chief of Police Paul F. Williams has issued the following statement:
Our police department has been struck by a tragic incident this ...more
|Event features gardens of American history >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
The gardens around Monticello, the home of the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, will be part of a continuing pictorial presentation from January 23 to March 6, 2015, by Springfield's Peter Longley.
Peter Longley, horticultural interpreter for the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, will share the photos he took in September 2014, while part of Collette Vacations' Royal Horticultural Society tour of gardens and historical sites in the eastern United States. The seven week presentation on Fridays beginning at 6 p.m. will take place at the Springfield Botanical Center, 2400 ...more
|Massey, MSU alum, joins Nashville cast >> People|| staff|
Missouri State University's alumnus, Kyle Dean Massey, pictured, has joined the cast of ABC's popular country music drama Nashville in a recurring role as Kevin Bicks, one of Nashville's most ...more|
|Nixa mayor inks agreement for fiber network >> Community|| jfinney|
|After two years of discussion, fiber to the premise is one step closer to a reality in Nixa.
At its January 20, 2015, meeting, Nixa City Council authorized Mayor Brian Steele to sign a terms ...more|
|Message from Mizzou's Mike Alden >> Sports|| staff|
|University of Missouri Chancellor Bowen Loftin has issued a statement regarding the stepping down of Mike Alden as Mizzou Director of Athletics. While saddened by Alden's decision to give up the ...more|
|Noted entomologist to speak at conference >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
"Conserving Nature by Conserving Food-Webs" is the topic of Doug Tallamy, Ph.D., pictured, entomologist and plenary speaker at the Missouri Natural Resources Conference. His talk will be ...more|
|February 2015 event for Springfield area >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Events for February 2015 appear below focusing on the cities of Springfield in Missouri and surrounding areas. Events are posted as we get them. Come back often for updates. To include your event of ...more|
|What happened to Jody Bucklin? >> Book Reviews|| jkennedy|
|by Jack L. Kennedy
History blends with mystery, nostalgia with charm in Craig Ewald’s historical novel, Only Jody Knows”. (Author House)
Anyone with a broad appetite for good writing, ...more|
|Expo offered for exotic animal enthusiasts >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Thousands of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders and small exotic animals will be the feature of an expo sponsored by Repticon, a nationwide reptile and exotic animal promoter. The event ...more|
|Potting Shed U. provides gardening tips >> Home and Garden|| staff|
|A series of 12 topics on how to hone one's garden skills will be presented from February 9 to April 27, 2015. Potting Shed University sponsored by the Master Gardeners of Greene County will take ...more|
|50 Shades of Grey>: Blockbuster or dud? >> Op-Ed|| lynn-c|
|By Carla J. Hanna--
It’s fitting that a mommy porn fan fiction spawned from the "Twilight" books and movies will hit theaters in February 2015. As a 40-year-old mother who enjoyed the Twilight ...more|
|Will you be a cop or a robber? >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Captured are Wei Wei in pursuit of Ashley Taylor in the 2014 5K Foot Pursuit Race. Both are pharmacists at Cox Health in Springfield, MO.
The "Foot Pursuit," a 5K fun run featuring a cops and ...more|
|Surviving the RAGBRAI >> Book Reviews|| teverow|
|Brian David Bruns thought riding into the mist during the nearly 500-mile bike ride across Iowa "was cooling." Everyone else, he writes, thought it was like "riding into a steam bath."
by Paul ...more|
|Plays with bullying theme are wanted by SLT >> Kidz Korner|| lorianne|
|The Springfield Little Theatre, in cooperation with Jarrett Middle School, has announced that it is accepting original works centered on the theme of bullying for its first annual playwriting ...more|
|Monastery Road is blocked at Republic Road >> Community|| staff|
Monastery Street has been closed south of Republic Road and east of Kimbrough Avenue, since December 4, 2014. No access to and from Republic Road from Monastery Street will be possible for ...more|
|Free speech gone too far: Anthony Elonis' rants >> Op-Ed|| hastings|
|by Laura Finley
Like many in the U.S, I normally consider myself a staunch advocate of free speech and against most forms of censorship. I agree with a previous U.S court of appeals decision that ...more|
|Stuff a stocking with theatre tickets >> Education|| staff|
|The Missouri State University Tent Theatre 20115 Season Ticket Stocking Stuffers are on sale now. Help to celebrate the 53rd Season of Tent Theatre by purchasing a limited premium seat package at a ...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|
|Where on the Niche list is your school? >> Education|| staff|
|The Niche Best K-12 Schools 2015 rankings have been announced with Joplin High School receiving a ranking of 362nd in Missouri with an overall Niche grade of C-. However, the score was based on ...more|
|Springfield combats cardiac arrest >> Health|| staff|
|What do Bass Pro Shops,The Bodysmith, City Utilities of Springfield, DermaHealth, Paul Mueller Company, Rick’s Automotive, and Title Boxing Club have in common? These are places where if you were ...more|
|New insight on tweeting >> Op-Ed|| hastings|
|Rare earth paradise
by Sandy Lyon--
Will we dig up paradise to be able to try to tweet a picture of paradise? To tweet or not to tweet, that is the question of our time.
So all those little ...more|
|New Springfield Little Theatre Season is announced >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
The Springfield Little Theatre, the oldest civic theatre operation of its size in Missouri, and one of the largest in mid-America, has announced its 2014-15 season.
The nine ...more|
|Stone's Throw announces 2014-15 season >> Calendar of Events|| staff|
|Volunteers gather in the kitchen during meal preparation and service at the Stone's Throw Dinner Theatre in Carthage.
Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre announces its upcoming schedule of shows for the ...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|
|Have you considered an alternative to your garden? >> Health|| staff|
|Do you not have enough room to grow your own garden, or do you know someone in that situation who would still like to have fresh vegetables throughout the spring, summer, and fall......and even into ...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|
|Cellphone nos. will be added to No Call List >> Government|| staff|
|JEFFERSON CITY – Legislation was signed into law this week by Gov. Jay Nixon that will allow cell phone users to block unwanted telemarketing calls and text messages. Co-sponsored by 154 ...more|