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Bolivar woman seriously hurt in recent crash

A Bolivar woman was seriously injured in a two-car crash on East 473rd Road, west of the Mo. 13 and Mo. 83 intersection, at around 5:15 p.m. Friday, April 19. According to a Bolivar Police Department news release, Tracie Fite, 26, of Bolivar was southbound in a 2007 Pontiac G6 when she ran off the w


R-1 board officers retain seats

Bolivar R-1 board of education officers will return to their posts for another round following the board’s postelection reorganization meeting Monday, April 15. After facing an unopposed race for her seat in the April 2 election, Paula Hubbert will continue on as board president, thanks to an essent


Missouri Man Charged with Eighth DWI Conviction

A Springfield man whose blood-alcohol level measured three times the legal limit after he hit a parked car has been charged an eighth time with driving while intoxicated. The Springfield News-Leader reports that a warrant was requested Tuesday for 56-year-old Steven Marrs, who was charged last week


Kickin’ it to the curb

It’s time for Bolivar residents to kick their junk to the curb thanks to the upcoming annual citywide cleanup. Members of Bolivar’s Public Works department will collect items left at the curb at residences north of Broadway Street from Monday to Thursday, April 29 to May 2, and south of Broadway Str


Missouri lawmakers take aim at sex trafficking

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri lawmakers are backing at least three proposals that would take aim at websites that advertise prostitution. In action Thursday, the Senate gave preliminary approval to the latest attack on sex trafficking.


One dead in fatal crash outside Dora, Missouri

DORA, Mo. -- A fatal accident near Dora, Missouri took the life of Everett Collins, 43. Collins was driving east on Hwy 14 when his vehicle ran off the road. He was thrown from his SUV when it flipped over.


Missouri House committee to issue final report about Revenue Department

(MISSOURI) Missourinet - The chairman of a bipartisan Missouri House oversight committee in Jefferson City says they’re working to draft a final report about the state Department of Revenue (DOR).


North Ward museum to open May 1

The Polk County North Ward Museum will open for the season Wednesday, May 1. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1 to 3 p.m. the first and third Saturdays of each month.


Jackie Stiles leaving Missouri State to be assistant coach at University of Oklahoma

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Missouri State women's basketball icon Jackie Stiles is leaving the school to be an assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma. OU announced Wednesday that it hired Stiles, who has been on the Lady Bears coaching staff for six seasons under former coach Kellie Harper.


Revelations cast doubt on Missouri's claim that 'improved economy' shrunk Medicaid rolls

JEFFERSON CITY • Gov. Mike Parson’s administration has said an improving economy was the key reason behind an abrupt drop in the number of Missourians receiving Medicaid last year, but newly found processing errors by the state cast doubt on those claims.


Missouri House greenlights revival of film tax credit program

JEFFERSON CITY • Lawmakers are tired of the state being passed up for projects like “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Ozark,” which are set in Missouri, but filmed elsewhere.


Missouri Governor Declares 13 Counties Disaster Areas After Flooding

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday declared a disaster in 13 counties along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, which will trigger federal assistance needed after devastating spring flooding.


Army spouse Mrs. Missouri advocates for personal cause

Chelsea George of Waynesville, or more recently known as Mrs. Missouri, is a fan of adventures. Her husband, Capt. Tony George, currently serves at Fort Leonard Wood. He is the same way, she said, and with being part of a military family, she’s had quite the journey.


Hyperloop CEO says Missouri route from Kansas City to St. Louis tops his list for project

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Virgin Hyperloop One's CEO says Missouri is the front-runner for the futuristic mode of transportation. Jay Walder spoke enthusiastically for over an hour at the KC Tech Council on Wednesday explaining why he wants to build a hyperloop route from Kansas City to St. Louis in the f


Lawrence County robbery suspect arrested in Springfield

U.S. Marshals located and arrested a Marionville robbery suspect in Springfield after a three-hour standoff Wednesday. Read the full press release below:. On April 19, 2019, the Lawrence County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Leslie Sean Stevens with 1st Degree Robbery, 1st Degree Burglary, an


Here's what happened before police shut down a road and arrested two people Wednesday

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- A Springfield Police department spokesperson is laying out the timeline of events leading up to two arrests Wednesday morning. Here's what we know according to that SPD information officer:


Gypsy Blanchard wants people to ask Gov. Mike Parson to shorten her prison sentence

Gypsy Blanchard is asking for people to urge Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and the state parole board to give her an early release from prison. “I am respectfully asking all who wish me an early release to please aid my father in his efforts for my freedom," Blanchard wrote in an email released late Tue


Audio: Missouri Senate Passes $30 Billion Dollar Budget

The Missouri Senate has passed a proposed 30 billion dollar state budget for the fiscal year beginning in July. The fiscal outline includes 3.5-billion dollars for the formula used to fund Missouri’s K through 12 public schools – a 62-million dollar increase over the current year. Creve Coeur Democr


CMH’s annual baby fair slated for Saturday

The physicians and staff of the Citizens Memorial Hospital Birth Place invite expectant mothers, fathers, family and friends to the CMH Baby Fair, set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 27, in the CMH Community Rooms, 1500 N. Oakland Ave., Bolivar.


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, MO — New and exciting events are coming to the Springfield area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events