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Springfield police say they're still trying to solve 1975 kidnapping, murder

On Wednesday, the anniversary of the day 9-year-old Shirley Jane Rose disappeared in 1975, Greater Springfield Area Crime Stoppers issued a news release asking for new leads.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-10-17 17:37:00

Man drowns in Lake of the Ozarks after falling out of boat

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. (AP) —Authorities say a man has drowned after falling out of a fishing boat in the Lake of the Ozarks.The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as 78-year-old Ronald Miller, of Fenton. The patrol says he was in the boat with another 78-year-old man when he fell out Wed

KSPR.COM - 2018-10-18 09:32:00

'Kiss My Gas Scooters' burglars caught on camera

From three young men checking out the store during business hours on Saturday, to surveillance video both inside and outside of 'Kiss My Gas Scooters' at just after 4 a.m. and 6 this morning as three thieves loaded-up the stolen bikes and drove away. But owners Joe and Shanna Berrer say this is not

KYTV - 2018-10-17 23:22:00

Cases of Polio-Like Illness Reported in Missouri

"It's an acute inflammation of the spinal cord in children, and that 's what the myelitis means," Dr. Jones said.

OZARKS FIRST.COM - 2018-10-18 02:36:57

Ozarks man used Facebook to sell sex with teen, deputies say

The statement says the teen "backed out," however, and refused to have sex with the man after he arrived at the home.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-10-16 19:07:00

Truck crashes into apartment complex in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. --Police are investigating a crash of a car into an apartment complex Wednesday morning in southwest Springfield.The crash happened at The Villages at Nathanael Greene. Police say the driver of the truck lost control on northbound Scenic. The truck rolled through a fence, crashing i

KYTV - 2018-10-17 14:39:00

Taste of the Ozarks: Deviled Eggs 101

Perfect deviled eggs begin with properly hard-cooked eggs. For tender whites and golden yolks, the American Egg Board recommends these two methods:1) Boil Method: Place eggs in a saucepan large enough to hold them in a single layer. Add cold water to cover the eggs by 1 inch. Heat over high heat jus

KYTV - 2018-10-18 10:00:00

Defense attorney questions if boxer dogs really killed Christian County man

The reports say investigators collected saliva samples from numerous animals, interviewed neighbors, examined Vogt's torn up clothing and eventually concluded a neighbor's boxer dogs were responsible for the attack.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-10-18 17:09:00

Police ID woman found dead near Fellows Lake

Since the discovery was made on City Utilities property, the Springfield Police Department is investigating.Springfield Police Department spokeswoman Jasmine Bailey said Tuesday morning that an autopsy would be performed to determine the cause of death, and detectives have been assigned to the case.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-10-16 17:54:00

Nixa Police Department issues Endangered Person Advisory for missing teenager

Benjamin James Dixon, 13, disappeared Monday night around 5 p.m. Police say he was last seen on 1643 North Carnegie Road.


Fifteen apply for open Springfield City Council seat. Seven will be interviewed.

City Council met Tuesday to review all applications, which were due on Friday. Then, they narrowed the list down.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-10-16 20:07:00

Authorities say missing Nixa teen might be in danger

Law enforcement is looking for 13-year-old Benjamin James Dixon, who went missing Monday afternoon from a home in the 1600 block of North Carnegie Road in Nixa, according to a news release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-10-16 21:10:00

Springfield school nurse, 'heart and soul' of Pipkin Middle School, dies unexpectedly

Connie Rodden Caudle, who died unexpectedly Sunday, spent nearly all of her 20-year career stationed at Pipkin.


'God is truly blessing us' — Thanks to donors, Oklahoma family no longer on verge of homelessness in Springfield

Terry Wadlow and Racheal White and their four children, ages 4-10, came to Springfield after Wadlow was seriously injured in a car crash. He was transported from Zena, Oklahoma to Cox Hospital for treatment in early September.

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2018-10-16 23:26:00

Strength versus strength, Ozark bats against Camdenton pitching

Over a six-game span, Camdenton outscored Parkview, Sedalia Smith-Cotton, Dixon, Waynesville and Rolla by a combined 102-0. The Lady Lakers beat Waynesville twice by scores of 15-0 and 28-0.

CCHEADLINER.COM - 2018-10-16 18:45:00

Springfield police investigate after body found near Fellows Lake

Police were called out to the scene, which is near Farm Road 66 and Farm Road 171, at about 3 p.m.


Thieves destroy Big Brothers Big Sisters donation bin in Nixa, Mo.

NIXA, Mo. -Early Monday morning, an employee who works at a business center near Highway 160 and CC, noticed damage to the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) donation bin in the parking lot. The door was ripped off the hinges, the paint was scratched off and donations were stolen.Alysha Brown, Greatway


Friend says Springfield homicide victim was always smiling

"She was always smiling, even if she didn't have a lot to smile about," said Cassandra Patrom, Brooks' friend.


Man gets prison time for Mexico-to-Springfield meth ring

Lanny Eugene Ham, 27, of Bakersfield, California, was sentenced to the prison time at a hearing in front of Judge Greg Kays, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.


UPDATE: Springfield police arrest fugitive after a crash

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.A Crime Stoppers fugitive is back in custody after a weekend crash. Springfield police say the accident happened October 13th at the intersection of Nichols and West Bypass.34-year-old Christina Hull was in a stolen vehicle involved in the wreck. She went to the hospital for treatmen