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Dade County man dies after vehicle struck by train

Springfield, Mo. -- (1/17/2018) A Dade County man was pronounced dead at a Springfield hospital Wednesday evening after a train struck his vehicle Tuesday afternoon. 86-year-old Bob Bishop was approaching a train crossing when icy conditions sent his truck onto the track and into the path of an onco

FOX5KRBK.COM - 2018-01-18 04:38:00

Bicyclist Struck, Killed South of Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man from Springfield was struck and killed as he rode his bicycle along Highway 160 Wednesday night. The Missouri Highway Patrol says Jesse Andrews, 30, was riding in the northbound lane about a mile south of the Springfield city limits just before 9:30 p.m. Andrews was struck

OZARKS FIRST.COM - 2018-01-18 09:22:46

Hotel Vandivort expansion a sign of confidence in downtown Springfield

The owners of the Hotel Vandivort have announced plans to add a second building in the space that is currently an adjacent parking lot. The new 43,000 square foot structure will make an additional 48 guest rooms available and feature a fifth floor roof top bar. The owners say that they'd always plan

KSPR.COM - 2018-01-18 00:35:00

6-year-old boy accidentally shoots 7-year-old sister

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Authorities say a 6-year-old boy accidentally shot and wounded his 7-year-old sister while playing with a gun in southwest Missouri. The Greene County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that the girl was taken to a hospital with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuri

NEW YORK POST - 2018-01-18 06:10:52

Teacher Charged With Sexual Contact With Student

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A Lebanon High School teacher has been charged with having sexual contact with a student. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 30-year-old Elizabeth Ashley Morgan, of Lebanon, has been released on $5,000 bond after the charges were filed Friday. Morgan, who previously wen

KTTS - 2018-01-17 20:09:04

No arms, no legs, two heads: Two-headed snake on displace at fish hatchery

When it comes to the newest resident at Missouri Department of Conservation's Shepherd of the Hills Hatchery Conservation Center, Interpretive Center Manager John Miller knows the questions to answer. Yes, baby western rat snakes aren't black, yes, it's perfectly healthy and yes, this snake really h

BRANSONTRILAKESNEWS.COM - 2018-01-17 03:00:00

Delivery Drivers a Target for Car Thieves

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Every day at BYOP, Kevin Stephens follows his routine. "Come in, open it up, turn the oven on, get everything ready," he said. "Get ready for the day, make our dough." But thieves out there are also trying to make some dough. So when he's delivering pizzas Stephens takes a few s

OZARKS FIRST.COM - 2018-01-18 10:20:05

Ozark Mill neighbors uneasy as Morris announces plans to renovate

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Ozark city leaders called Wednesday an exciting day as Johnny Morris announced he's planning to develop the Ozark Mill into Bass Pro's next attraction. But, this revitalization will likely mean uprooting families that live nearby. "[The mill] is a cultural asset that everyone in

KYTV - 2018-01-18 05:42:00

Baby boom: Bloomington police officers spark new generation

BLOOMINGTON - After seeing a post from the Bloomington Fire Department showcasing kids of firefighters, several wives of Bloomington police officers noticed they had something in common. "There were so many of us who were pregnant at the same time," said Heather Fermon. "We realized immediately that

PANTAGRAPH - 2018-01-18 11:00:00

Sheriff's office: At least 1 hurt in 2-car crash on U.S. 51 near Maroa; traffic diverted

FORSYTH - The Macon County Sheriff's Office is on the scene of a 2-vehicle accident that happened just after 11 a.m. near Wise Road and U.S. 51, between Forsyth and Maroa. Sheriff's deputies and officers of the Maroa Police Department were assisting. The Maroa Fire Department also responded. Traffic

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-01-16 18:40:00

Heyworth home destroyed by fire

HEYWORTH (WJBC) - A fire destroys a home northeast of Heyworth. The call came in about 9:20 Tuesday night. That's according to our news-partner WJBC Radio. Authorities say no one was home at the time. Firefighters from Downs, Bloomington Township, and Dale Township provided mutual aid. No one was hu

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-01-17 12:24:14

Luciano: Illinois law sends illegal pedestrian to driving school

In the eyes of the law, Kathleen is an illegal walker. During a misstep while walking from her doctor's office, the 65-year-old got hit by a car. But that's not her main gripe. In the hospital, a cop wrote her a ticket for straying outside a crosswalk. But that's not her main gripe. This is her main

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-01-17 21:41:47

Former suspect in Peoria homicide released with no charges

A man once suspected in Peoria's second homicide of 2018 is now out of jail. Charges have been dropped against Melvin D. Wallace, 29. Peoria County State's Attorney Jerry Brady said Wednesday he expected Wallace, who is claiming self-defense in the incident, would be released. Jamon Lewis was killed

WEEK.COM - 2018-01-18 08:02:00

Slow-moving winter storm leaves lingering effect in South

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Several Southern states will be dealing with the lingering effects of a slow-moving winter storm that dumped a half-foot (15 centimeters) of snow on North Carolina's largest cities, dusted the Deep South and killed at least 10 people. From Charlotte to Raleigh, North Carolina's f

HERALD & REVIEW - 2018-01-18 04:09:40

Peoria firefighter taken from house fire to hospital, possibly with chest pains

PEORIA - Peoria firefighters remained on the scene of a house fire late Wednesday night on East Kansas Street and one firefighter was taken to a hospital, possibly after suffering chest pains. Firefighters were called at 10:17 p.m. to 1004 E. Kansas St., Battalion Chief J.R. Malone said, adding a gr

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-01-18 06:01:00

Man arrested in latest Peoria homicide likely to be released today

PEORIA - The man arrested in connection with Peoria's latest homicide will not immediately face charges, the county's top prosecutor said. Rather, Melvin D. Wallace, 29, of Peoria, will likely be released from the Peoria County Jail sometime on Wednesday as State's Attorney Jerry Brady said, "there

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2018-01-17 17:50:18

Osseo man accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend and pouring gasoline on her

Osseo (WQOW) - An area man is accused of holding a gun to his girlfriend's head and threatening to kill her. According to the criminal complaint, a woman called police Sunday afternoon and said Robbie Reiner had beaten her sister and poured gasoline on her, at their home on Highway 53 near Osseo. Sh

WQOW - 2018-01-18 01:21:00

UPDATE: Name released in Eau Claire's north side standoff

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Police have released more details surrounding the standoff on Eau Claire's north side Tuesday. According to Officer Bridget Coit, Emmitt Ritter-Simpson, 21, was arrested for battery to law enforcement, resisting arrest, domestic disorderly conduct, domestic battery, strang

WEAU-TV 13 - 2018-01-17 20:03:00

Eau Claire woman charged in man's death reaches plea deal

Eau Claire (WQOW) - One of the suspects in a drug overdose death in Eau Claire.has reached a plea deal with prosecutors. Susan Smith, 66, was accused of supplying a fentanyl patch to Demetrius Simmons, who sold it to Dawn Carreon. She then gave it to a man who died of an overdose. It happened in Dec

WQOW - 2018-01-18 00:23:00

Eau Claire man arrested after standoff, shooting officers with BB gun

Eau Claire (WQOW) - Eau Claire police said Emmitt Ritter-Simpson, 21, is in jail following a standoff lasting nearly four hours on Tuesday. Police said Ritter-Simpson was shooting members of his family with a BB gun in a trailer at Maples Mobile Home Park on Western Ave., around 2:30. Police said vi

WQOW - 2018-01-17 21:03:00