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Urbana man receives 7 years in bank forgery, pursuit

An Urbana man was sentenced last week to seven years in prison following a September Bolivar bank incident that led to a foot pursuit and minor injuries for a Bolivar Police Department officer.

BOLIVAR HERALD FREE PRESS - 2018-12-12 07:00:00

‘A Storybook Christmas'

More than 100 entries will fill Bolivar streets with holiday cheer during the annual Bolivar Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade Saturday. The parade begins at 2 p.m. at Southwest Baptist University, proceeds north on Springfield Avenue through the square, and then ends at the Pike Entrance to

BOLIVAR HERALD FREE PRESS - 2018-12-05 09:00:00

Greene Co. jail death: A suicidal inmate, a private transport van and a contraband handgun

It was a warm, sunny morning in May when the privately owned inmate transport van pulled into the sally port at the Green County Jail. A guard and an inmate got out and headed inside. Another inmate — Dennis Shaner, who was bound for the Taney County Jail — complained he felt sick and persuaded the

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-12-12 18:59:00

Police interrupted an armed kidnapping in Springfield, documents say

Three people, one of them armed with a shotgun, came to a Springfield apartment complex. This was Oct. 12, just before 9:30 p.m. Police say the three people, two men and a woman, knocked on a door at the Briarwood Apartments on Bennett Street and talked their way inside.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-12-12 20:16:00

Police: Woman charged in road-rage killing admits drug use

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Police say a Missouri woman charged with murder in the road-rage death of another motorist admitted to being on drugs after the crash. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Springfield police allege 46-year-old Elizabeth McKeown told officers she had taken several drugs pr

CCENTERDISPATCH.COM - 2018-12-12 18:11:01

Pics with Santa is Dec. 15

Polk County Humane Society will offer Pics with Santa for pets and children from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the shelter, 4404 S. 82nd Road, Bolivar. Pets and kids are welcome to have their picture taken with Santa. Cost is $15, which includes a picture and choice of frame.

BOLIVAR HERALD FREE PRESS - 2018-12-11 10:30:00

City Asked to Change Street Name to Route 66, Citing State Law

LEBANON, Mo. - The City of Lebanon has been notified by the Kirksey Law Firm of Bolivar, Missouri, of the intent to take legal action on behalf of a Laclede County resident to change the name of Elm Street to Route 66, citing a state law passed by the Missouri State Legislature in 1999.

OZARKS FIRST.COM - 2018-12-12 03:21:00

Remember Robert from 'Live PD'? He's innocent.

He was shirtless, swearing and drunk. He stood in front of a dilapidated trailer while he cussed out a Greene County sheriff's deputy — and nearly got Tasered. At one point, he yelled about his "pretty penis," all while cameras from "Live PD" were broadcasting his antics into living rooms across Ame

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-12-13 00:01:00

SWEC donates to House of Hope

Southwest Electric Cooperative Employees have put the Concern for Community program into action by developing an employee fund which gives to charitable organizations throughout the communities they serve. On Tuesday, Dec. 4, SWEC employees donated $200 to House of Hope to be used for gifts for chil

BOLIVAR HERALD FREE PRESS - 2018-12-11 09:00:00

Springfield Police Investigating Early Morning Shooting

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - One victim is in critical condition after being shot outside a Springfield residence early this morning. The Springfield Police Department responded to a residence in the 1500 block of West Lombard Street shortly before two this morning. Once they arrived they found one victim in

OZARKS FIRST.COM - 2018-12-12 15:03:00

Polk County Senior Menus: Bolivar

Monday, Dec. 10 — Chicken fritters, potato wedges, broccoli, bread, cherry cake. Tuesday, Dec. 11 — Taco salad, Spanish rice, cheesy refried beans, all the fixings, ambrosia.

BOLIVAR HERALD FREE PRESS - 2018-12-09 13:30:00

Bandy named Class 3 coach of the year

The honors keep rolling in for Bolivar cross country. This time, coach Ron Bandy was recognized by his peers last week. Bandy was named the Class 3 girls cross country coach of the year by the Missouri Track and Cross Country Coaches Association. Bandy led the Lady Liberators to the Class 3 state ch

BOLIVAR HERALD FREE PRESS - 2018-12-12 10:00:00

Parents Bury Son for the 2nd Time, Hopes for More Answers in Cause of Death

PLEASANT HOPE, Mo. New developments in a man's death after he died in a house fire near Pleasant Hope eight years ago. In October of 2010, the Polk County Sheriff's Department used dental records to identify 26-year-old Dennis Wooten who died in a one-story farmhouse.

OZARKS FIRST.COM - 2018-12-11 04:21:00

One seriously injured in Texas County accident

HOUSTON, Mo. — A Raymondville woman was seriously injured Monday morning after a one-vehicle accident near Houston. 26-year-old Erica Woolsey was flown from the scene of the 10:15 am accident to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.

OZARKRADIONEWS.COM - 2018-12-11 11:12:00

Dallas Co. Technical Center names Tyler student of the month

Dallas County Technical Center in Louisburg recently named Kayla Tyler the November student of the month, according to a news release. Tyler, a junior from Halfway High School, is enrolled in Health Science I.

BOLIVAR HERALD FREE PRESS - 2018-12-11 12:30:00

Recent crashes injure Polk County residents

Several Polk County residents were injured in recent crashes around the area, including three people from Brighton at around 12:25 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 2. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Dawn R. Rethman, 58, of Springfield, was eastbound attempting to cross Mo. 1

BOLIVAR HERALD FREE PRESS - 2018-12-05 19:00:00

Warrant outlines the case against Wildcat Tool Rental owner

The owner of a Greene County tool rental business allegedly directed a man to steal large machines and equipment, paying him thousands of dollars for some items. That's according to a November warrant used to search Wildcat Tool Rental.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-12-10 22:07:00

Improving health in rural Missouri

Access to healthcare, or lack thereof, can mean life or death for about 40 percent of Missouri residents who choose to live in rural areas. The stark fact was a hot topic for both rural and urban healthcare leaders who gathered in Bolivar on Dec. 4 for the first ever Governor’s Rural Health Summit a

BOLIVAR HERALD FREE PRESS - 2018-12-07 15:00:00

Who was man killed by train east of Springfield city limits?

Court records say a man struck and killed Saturday afternoon by a train just east of Springfield city limits had a history of alcoholism and mental illness. Jeff L. Dade was walking along the train tracks at 3:48 p.m.when he was fatally struck, according to a spokesman for the Missouri State Highway

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-12-10 23:33:00

Shooting suspects indicted by grand jury

Three people facing felony charges in connection with a shooting in downtown Humansville were indicted by a Polk County grand jury this week. According to online court records, indictments came down Tuesday, Dec. 4, for Jay Kenneth Christensen, 27, and Cherokee N. Orton, 19, both of Humansville, and

BOLIVAR HERALD FREE PRESS - 2018-12-07 07:30:00