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Congressional race comes to Bolivar

Republicans Jim Evans, Benjamin Holcomb and Lance Norris and Democrats John Farmer de la Torre and Kenneth Hatfield are expected to attend the event, the fourth in a series of bipartisan roundtable forums co-hosted by the candidates. Democrat Vince Jennings, who has participated in the previous foru

BOLIVAR HERALD FREE PRESS - 2018-06-22 14:45:00

A drop in the bucket

“The small rains will help, but we need to get a significant rain — a good soaking, saturating rain — to really help,” said Brent Watkins, Bolivar’s emergency management director and deputy fire chief. “Water evaporates in the summer much more quickly. It’s not like it has a chance to soak into the

BOLIVAR HERALD FREE PRESS - 2018-06-22 17:00:00

In 'remarkable' murder case, Springfield man gets life plus 100 years

The motive, according to prosecutors, is that Morrison believed Tyner was informing police on his drug dealing.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-06-22 22:47:00

Body found in vacant home Sunday identified

According to a spokesperson for the Springfield Police Department, foul play is not suspected at this time.It is unclear when or how Burrous died.Toxicology results are not yet complete, the spokesperson said.The next of kin has been notified.Burrous' body was discovered by a homeless man.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-06-22 21:46:00

Springfield man who had sex with a disable teen in YMCA hot tub gets prison time

Matthew Woolfolk, 33, was found guilty in February of three counts of sexual assault after a bench trial in front of Judge Thomas Mountjoy.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-06-22 21:40:00

Manager at Springfield Golden Corral arrested for stealing nearly $7,000

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. --Police say an employee stole nearly $7,000 from the safe of a Springfield Golden Corral.

KYTV - 2018-06-21 16:42:00

This 1955 tragedy is the reason you can't buy fireworks in Springfield

Dittrick, then a 19-year-old produce manager, attempted to put out the fire with what he called inadequate fire extinguishers. He had recently joined the Marine Forces Reserves.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-06-22 00:00:00

Public record for June 20

Megan Yvonne Clinghan, Springfield; class B felony trafficking in stolen identities and class C felony tampering with motor vehicle - first degree; three years prison, suspended, five years supervised probation.


Bolivar class of ’98 to celebrate this weekend

A free adult-only cookout is set for 7 p.m. Friday, June 22, at the Watson Farm, 1327 E. Rt. PP, Bolivar.


City employees save rabbit who hopped down manhole in Springfield

A crew of city employees were working in Springfield on Thursday when a rabbit hopped down an open manhole and into a pipe with running water.For more than a half hour, they worked patiently to safely extricate the scared rabbit.A concerned resident on South Ingram Mill Road watched the whole thing.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-06-22 16:36:00

Once accused in violent Springfield rape, Honduran man has charges dropped

David Baquedano-Martinez, 31, is no longer facing criminal charges in a case where authorities once said DNA evidence linked him to a violent sexual assault from 2011.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-06-21 14:50:00

Judge sentences Strafford, Mo. man for methamphetamine distribution

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. --A judge sentenced a Strafford, Mo. man in federal court for possessing methamphetamine to distribute and for illegally possessing a firearm.


Governor to headline Celebration of Freedom 

Bolivar Rotary Club’s 38th annual Celebration of Freedom, set for Wednesday, July 4, at Southwest Baptist University, will include a veterans’ recognition program with featured speaker Gov. Mike Parson, a military jet flyover, a community picnic and a fireworks extravaganza.

BOLIVAR HERALD FREE PRESS - 2018-06-22 08:00:00

Conservation department project causes a massive fish kill at Schell Lake

VERNON COUNTY, Mo.Thousands of dead fish are rotting away on the banks of Schell Lake. The Missouri Department of Conservation is draining the body of water for a major renovation project."I've seen fish kills before but nothing like this," says Gary Roetto.He read about what the conservation was do


New upscale food hall coming to downtown Springfield

Springfield, Mo. --The old Bistro Market building in downtown Springfield will soon take on a new role.The empty space, on South Avenue and Walnut Street, will soon be transformed into the city's first, upscale food hall called Blackwell Hall."It's important that we bring different food styles to do

KYTV - 2018-06-22 05:05:00

Elks cruise in set for Saturday

The event will feature cars, trucks, rat rods, motorcycles and kids games.


Ozark pair wins youth fishing tournament on Stockton

With a four-fish haul of 13.37 pounds, Ryan Persson and Sean McKiernan of Ozark were crowned state bass fishing champions of the National Youth Fishing Association Missouri State Tournament Sunday, June 17, at Stockton Lake.


Guilty plea for ex-school custodian who used erotic anime to try to lure girl

Thomas Adam Ciambor, 24, of Springfield, pleaded guilty to a felony, promoting a sexual performance by a child.


Mom forgot 6-week-old in car outside Springfield store, police say. It was 92 degrees.

The passerby opened an unlocked car door, freeing the baby, according to police spokeswoman Lisa Cox.


Ex-stepfather of Hailey Owens pleads guilty to child pornography charges

The indictment originally charged Barfield, 38, with "knowingly receiving and distributing any visual depiction that had been mailed and shipped and transported in interstate commerce, and which contains materials which had been so mailed and shipped and transported by any means, including by comput