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Jury convicts Ozarks dental clinic owners of $1 million healthcare, payroll tax fraud

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (News Release) – U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced a Marshfield, Mo. couple has been convicted by a federal trial jury of multiple fraud schemes totaling more than $1 million that involved Medicaid payments to their dental clinics, faili


Missouri lawmakers looking to eliminate vehicle inspection requirement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri lawmaker has introduced a bill that would eliminate inspections for commercial vehicles. Representative J. Eggleston stated after researching this issue, he found that the checks don't necessarily keep the roads more safe.


Addiction recovery treatment center opens doors in Ozark

It will be the only facility of its kind in Christian County, and its owners hope it will save countless lives. Synergy Recovery Center held a grand opening ceremony Feb. 21, observing the opening of an addiction treatment facility on Smyrna Road in rural Ozark. The privately-owned facility will ser


Morning Accident Kills Ozark Man

CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Mo. - An Ozark man was killed in a vehicle accident just outside of Nixa early this morning. John Arnold, 41, was driving northbound on Highway 13 south of Nixa around 1:30 this morning when his vehicle left the roadway and struck an embankment.


Ozark man dies in Highway 13 wreck

An Ozark man was killed in a single-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 160 just south of Nixa. John W. Arnold, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene of an accident on Highway 160/Missouri Highway 13 near its intersections with South Deer Ridge Road and South Hiawatha Road. Arnold was killed in a crash


Springfield woman faces charge for fake bomb threat to Springfield middle school

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Springfield woman faces a charge of calling in a bomb threat to a school. Prosecutors charged Savannah Barton Thursday. Police say Barton called in a bomb threat to a Springfield middle school.


Ozark Mill on the move

The Ozark Mill literally stopped traffic Wednesday morning, Feb. 20, as both locals and the media congregated at the corner of McCracken Road and Fourth Street near the Finley River Bridge.


Ozarks Tonight: Hidden Identities

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Dr. Linda Trinh Moser explains what "Hidden Identities." Dr. Moser is a literature professor at Missouri State University. She researches representations of identity and uses literature to explore this topic.


New Center in Christian County Hoping to Provide Help

OZARK, Mo. - A place for recovery and hope; that's what those behind a new center in Christian County are hoping to provide. The Synergy Executive Recovery Center opened for tours Thursday.


Missouri man charged with infecting woman with HIV, then offering to pay for her silence

A Missouri man was charged Wednesday for allegedly infecting an unsuspecting woman with HIV and then offering to pay her for her silence once police became involved. Marcus Price, 36, is facing two felony charges and the possibility of life in prison after authorities say he had unprotected sex with


Mason glad to be back and Eagles happy to have him

More than two months removed from his last action, Josh Mason has returned to Nixa’s lineup the past two weeks simply trying to fit in. “It was like a whole different team when I came back,” said Mason, whose junior season was interrupted by a reoccurring hip flexor. “They played however many games,


Republican Candidate at Center of Fraud Inquiry Calls for New Congressional Election in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. — Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for Congress in North Carolina whose campaign funded an illegal voter-turnout operation, on Thursday called for a new election.


Nixa city council to consider allowing drive-thru liquor sales

NIXA, Mo. In a world where deliveries and curbside service are becoming commonplace, Nixa is looking at changing an ordinance that bans drive-thru liquor sales. Several Springfield metro communities already allow such purchases including Nixa's neighbor in Christian County, Ozark.


Woman accused of transporting drugs from St. Louis to Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (News-Leader) - A woman has been charged in federal court after authorities say she was caught transporting drugs from the St. Louis area toward Springfield. Ashley A. Brott, 28, was charged Wednesday with conspiracy to distribute a mixture containing fentanyl after court documents


Group reports number of hate groups climb in Missouri

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a national legal advocacy group specializing in civil rights, says it has found 24 hate groups in the Show-Me State in 2018. The previous year, the organization found 18. The nonprofit shows Missouri has hate groups including two anti-Muslim, three neo-Nazi, one Ku K


Friday, February 22 Morning Forecast

Spotty showers today, showers and thunderstorms tomorrow --- Low-level moisture is increasing from the south. Showers should start to spread northward this morning. A few spotty showers will be possible this afternoon.


New study hopes to clear up confusion about packaging dates

OZARK, Mo. -- A new study by Johns Hopkins University says many people are throwing out good food because of confusion about the dates on the packaging. Owners of Christian County Discount Freight and Grocery say they have known for years that most food past the date is still good to eat. They sell


Missouri Weekly Fuel Update and Outlook

MISSOURI, Feb. 18 –– Gasoline prices in Missouri have risen 8.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.04/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,940 stations in Missouri. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.0 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.3


Missouri woman admits getting payments for long-dead mother

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 68-year-old Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to receiving disability payments intended for her mother, who died nearly 50 years ago. Federal prosecutors say Marsha Gail Coy, of St. Peters, received more than $230,000 in the scheme. She pleaded guilty Thursday to bank fr


Police Evacuate Apartment Building During Standoff

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - An apartment building was evacuated near downtown Springfield late last night during a four-hour standoff. The Springfield Police Department responded to the Jenny Lind Hall Apartments for a call concerning a man in distress.