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3.6 magnitude earthquake shakes Missouri’s boot-heel

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Residents in West Tennessee were jolted from their sleep this morning after a 3.6 magnitude earthquake hit Wednesday morning. Several viewers from Tipton, Lauderdale and Dyers counties called in to tell WREG that they felt the earthquake around 6 a.m. Each of them had a similar stor


SWAT team standoff leaves Sunshine Street closed in early morning hours

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. It was a busy night for Springfield's SWAT team after detectives found at least one stolen car in the backyard of a house. It ended in a standoff just down the street from the KY3/KSPR studio.


Former Nixa elementary school principal John Thomas dies

A man who watched over the lives and educations of kids in Nixa for 36 years has died. John C. Thomas, 85, died April 21. He was a native of Pennsylvania who first came to southwest Missouri on a football scholarship, but grew into one of Nixa’s most influential teachers and principals.


Police Officer Shoots, Wounds Woman at Missouri Store

A female shoplifting suspect is hospitalized after being shot by a suburban St. Louis police officer on the parking lot outside a grocery store. St. Louis County police say the shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Ladue, a well-to-do suburb. When a 37-year-old female officer attempted to ar


Man charged after holding dental employee hostage, police say

SPRINGFIELD - A Nixa man has been charged with multiple crimes, including kidnapping and armed criminal action, after entering a business and holding an employee hostage, a probable cause statement from Springfield Police says.


BREAKING NEWS: Police standoff at Kansas and Sunshine

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield police have arrested two people after a standoff that began early Tuesday morning. The standoff happened near Sunshine St. and Kansas Expwy. The suspects, wanted for burglary and vehicle theft, have been taken to the Greene County Jail.


Gypsy Rose Blanchard seeks early release for conspiring to kill abusive mother

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman who conspired to kill her mother after being forced to pretend for years she was disabled wants her sentence shortened. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Gypsy Rose Blanchard asked in an email for people to write letters urging Gov. Mike Parson and the


Police in Nixa, Mo. will soon enforce center-turn lane laws

NIXA, Mo. (Edited News Release) -- Police in Nixa, Mo. report seeing a lot of drivers using center turn lanes incorrectly. Not only is it a violation of the law, but it is dangerous and leads to traffic crashes. Three areas where we see many of these violations are:


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:


Missouri student caught passing out fake $100 bills at high school

NIXA, Mo. — Officials say a student was caught passing out fake $100 bills at a southwest Missouri high school. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Nixa Public Schools is cautioning the community to be extra cautious because not all of the bills that were handed at Tuesday were collected.


NAACP critical after LGBT bullying at Missouri school

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The NAACP is weighing in after at least one student waved a Confederate battle flag while driving through a southwest high school’s parking lot on a day focused on raising awareness about LGBT bullying. Two posters promoting the Day of Silence event also were ripped down at K


Changes could be coming for short-term medical care policies in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Senators heard testimony on Wednesday on a bill that would allow short-term major medical policies to be exempt from certain coverage mandates, including HIV, diabetes, clinical trials and mental health treatment.


Man with stolen vehicle charges awaits pre-trial

A Springfield man will be heading to the Webster County Court for a pre-trial setting in May. The hearing will address multiple felonies against him that involved several stolen vehicles.


2019 Missouri Cherry Blossom Festival

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Vendors on the historic Marshfield square. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cherry Blossom Quilt Show, sponsored by the Cherry Blossom Auxiliary, at Marshfield Assembly of God. (Free Event)


Missouri State Highway Patrol Arrests (April 14-20)

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported the following arrests in Ste. Genevieve County or involving county residents from April 14 through April 20:. Troy W. Crader, 50, male, of Homosassa, Florida, was arrested at 7:46 p.m. on April 19 in Ste. Genevieve County for a parole violation from the Tex


Messenger: Battle against mass incarceration is making a dent in Missouri's prison population

The letter from Dent County Jail contained good news. If you get letters from people in custody — and I get a fair amount — good news is a rarity. People locked up generally have plenty of good reason to complain.


Fenrir Spirits Plans to Bring a New Craft Distillery to St. Clair, Missouri

Brandon Henderson hopes to bring a new distillery to St. Clair, Missouri. His start-up distillery, Fenrir Spirits, plans to focus primarily on whiskey, including spirits made with both red and yellow corn. Yet Henderson aims to also produce a variety of specialty spirits including everything from ru


Springfield Man Wins $50,000 Playing Powerball

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Kenneth Reuter won $50,000 when his Powerball ticket matched four white-ball numbers and the Powerball number drawn in the April 10 drawing. The winning numbers were: 12, 21, 23, 39, 67, and the Powerball number was 6.


Prosecutor seeks Tefft school as new home of Greene County Family Justice Center

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- He said the building constructed in 1914 - and empty for three years - can serve as the new home of the Greene County Family Justice Center, a one-stop shop for the victims of abuse, including domestic violence.


The Missouri Department of Conservation says, ‘slow down for turtles’

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Conservation is urging drivers to slow down for turtles. Turtles are on the move this time of year and they are at risk of being hit by cars.