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Man shot in Springfield was burglary suspect, police say
Police say a man was shot Thursday afternoon in south Springfield after breaking into someone's apartment. The man was still in the hospital on Friday with serious injuries, according to Springfield Police Department spokeswoman Jasmine Bailey.
Springfield Man Given Maximum Sentence for Sexually Assaulting a Minor
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison without parole for sexually assaulting a former student. John Sparapani, 30, worked as a private tutor. His sentence is the maximum statutory penalty for this offense. He was also sentenced to a lifetime of supervised release
Springfield man's meth-fueled freakout draws prison term
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. — A Lawrence County judge sentenced a Springfield man to 10 years in prison last week on burglary and drug convictions related to a meth-fueled tirade three months ago.
The Salvation Army in Need of Donations This Holiday Season
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Salvation Army is in need of donations and volunteers this holiday season. First, the Salvation Army will need about 150 volunteers for their toy shop distribution on Thursday, Dec. 20, from 7:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Volunteers can participate for however long they want and do
Judge says 'violation of trust' merits long sentence in Springfield child sex abuse case
Police and prosecutors believed a teenage girl when she reported that Dylan Turner had sexually abused her. In September, so did a jury. And on Thursday, Judge David Jones affirmed that he did, too.
Woman Sentenced to 20 Years for Local Meth Conspiracy
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Springfield woman was sentenced to 20 years, without parole, in federal prison for her role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Carol Hardy, also known as Carol Johnson, 49, pleaded guilty in July of this year. Hardy was an upper-level distributor in a drug trafficki
Police respond to possible shooting at Springfield apartments
About a dozen Springfield police cars responded Thursday afternoon to the Essex Place Apartments on Battlefield Road for what police say is a possible shooting. A witness said he heard what sounded like seven gunshots.
Ozark Man Pleads Guilty to Multi-Million Dollar Cattle Fraud Scheme
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- An Ozark man pled guilty last Wednesday to a $2.4 million wire fraud scheme involving the purchase of cattle. Dwight Cox, 57, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in federal court, stating he falsely claimed he had purchased thousands of head of cattle under a contract with
Charges in the Murder Case of a Branson Homeless Man Dismissed
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Charges in the murder case of a Branson homeless man in 2016 were dismissed this week. Jerimiah Fanning of Springfield was charged with second-degree murder related to the death of Wayne Gilley, 54, a homeless man from Branson. The charges were dismissed this week.
399th Army Band Springfield concert venue changes
The 399th Army Band has changed the location of its concert Friday in Springfield, Missouri. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. at the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center.
Tutor who sexually assaulted girl at Springfield library gets 30 years in prison
A man was sentenced in federal court Friday to 30 years in federal prison for sexually assaulting a girl at a Springfield library, prosecutors say. John Paul Sparapani, 30, also took pornographic photos of the student he was tutoring in a private room of the library, according to a press release fro
Car Strikes Deer and then School Bus in Springfield
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- A Springfield public school bus headed to Hickory Hills was involved in an accident with a deer around 7:30 Friday morning. 38 students were on board and some complained of minor injuries.
Man gets jail time for secretly recording 17 people in Battlefield Mall changing rooms
A Springfield man will spend the weekend in jail after he admitted to covertly using his cellphone to take pictures and videos of 17 women and girls inside Battlefield Mall changing rooms.
Audio: Missouri film crew shooting documentary gets detained at southern border
Professor Andrew Cline of Missouri State University in Springfield traveled to the Texas border to document conditions of kids being held at a camp. Cline and his film crew were detained for an hour by law enforcement afterward for talking to the kids. He says a light needs to be shined on the gover
Springfield Man Sentenced For Producing and Distributing Child Pornography
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A Springfield man was sentenced to 30 years in federal prison without parole for producing and distributing child pornography. Genard Alonzo Toney, 37, of Springfield, Mo. plead guilty to one count of using a minor to produce child pornography and to one count of receiving and dis
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
Ruby's Market moving in with Price Cutter on East Battlefield; Sunshine location will close
The current Ruby’s Market is moving in with a sister store. Pyramid Foods President Erick Taylor said the market will close its doors Dec. 24 and will be combining with Price Cutter at 3260 E. Battlefield Road on Dec. 26. The location will be known as Ruby By Price Cutter.
Show-Me Missouri Rape Kit Crisis Amid Kansas City Backlog, Too
Let's not forget KCMO has the longest turnaround time for rape kits as this national news scandal targets a local department. Checkit:. The police chief in Springfield, Missouri, on Thursday told a rape victim advocacy group that the department will review sex crimes cases in which the agency destro
Springfield man charged with raping teen admitted to hearing 'No,' police say
A Springfield man accused of forcibly raping a 17-year-old girl allegedly told police he heard the teen tell him no, but they were "soft no's." He might end up doing hard time.
FG man fleeing law enforcement dies in 2-car crash in Springfield
A Fair Grove man was injured Friday, Dec. 7, in a one-vehicle crash southeast of Fair Grove, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Kristopher M. Cline, 24, was northbound on Farm Road 167 five miles southeast of Fair Grove at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 when the 1998 Ford Expedition he was driving we