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Law enforcement searching for fugitive in Springfield

Springfield, Mo. -- This week's featured fugitive is Lacey Bedsworth. Bedsworth has an outstanding felony warrant for probation violation with an original charge of forgery. Bedsworth is a white female, 5'3", approximately 120 lbs, with blonde hair, and hazel eyes. She is known to dye her hair, ofte

FOX5KRBK.COM - 2018-03-21 02:10:00

While meth labs in Springfield drop, meth seizure rises

For over a decade, Missouri was widely considered the methamphetamine capital of the United States. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration, Missouri had a total of 1,963 methamphetamine "lab incidents" (lab busts and related paraphernalia seizures) in 2012 - 248 more than any other state i

THE-STANDARD.ORG - 2018-03-20 03:30:00

Bolivar police investigate death of juvenile Tuesday

Patrol cars partially block the roadway as law enforcement investigates the death of a juvenile in the 600 block of West Broadway Street Tuesday morning.Staff photo/Jill Way The Bolivar Police Department is investigating the death of a male juvenile in a home in the 600 block of West Broadway Stree

BOLIVAR HERALD FREE PRESS - 2018-03-20 21:41:00

Under bankruptcy laws, 417 Rentals owned by Chris Gatley could soon cease to exist

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. A local landlord known for renting dangerous and uninhabitable homes has filed bankruptcy. 417 Rentals, owned by Chris Gatley, could soon cease to exist. According to court documents Gatley is several million dollars in debt. He filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in August. This would

KSPR.COM - 2018-03-20 03:40:00

Missouri Treasurer Visits Springfield to Help Spur Rural Development

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--Missouri state treasurer Eric Schmitt joined business and finance leaders Tuesday in Springfield to launch a new program aimed at helping small businesses and agricultural operations grow and expand. The Missouri "First" initiative plans to improve Missouri's linked deposit progra

OZARKS FIRST.COM - 2018-03-21 03:14:52

Man Accidentally Shoots Self in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man accidentally shot himself in Springfield Sunday afternoon. Sgt. Jason Friend of the Springfield Police Department told KOLR10 the man was attempting to remove ammunition from the gun when it fired. The man was shot in the abdomen and transported by ambulance to a local hosp


Attempting to Resurge the Cinema in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo - As spring officially arrives, many of us are getting the urge to get outside, but Hollywood is hoping people flock to the theaters. It's a critical time for the big screen. In fact, a slump in the summer months last year led to a skip that brought ticket sales to their lowest point

OZARKS FIRST.COM - 2018-03-20 12:17:05

Two people injured last week on Mo. 13

A Pleasant Hope man was injured in a one-vehicle crash at around 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, on Mo. 13 11 miles north of Springfield. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Michael L. Mulholland, 33, Pleasant Hope, was northbound in a 2003 Honda Accord when the vehicle travel

BOLIVAR HERALD FREE PRESS - 2018-03-21 00:52:00

St. Patrick's Day sobriety patrol leads to several arrests in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A sobriety saturation patrol on St. Patrick's Day landed several behind bars in Springfield. Police actively searched for impaired drivers during the holiday. Throughout the operation, officers arrested seven drivers for DWI. Officers arrested four more for outstanding warrants.


SW Honky member: False view of gang used to spread fear

Once again the Springfield News-Leader has decided to go back to the old fail-safe story about the boogeymen terrorizing our streets. I'd like to know what percentage of reported crime in Springfield and surrounding areas was committed by Southwest Honkys. What hate crimes, bombings, political ravin


'American Pickers' coming to the Ozarks

Frank and Mike with "American Pickers" have been combing the backroads of American for "rusty gold" since 2010. Frank and Mike with "American Pickers" have been combing the backroads of American for "rusty gold" since 2010.Contributed photo Many of us have enjoyed watching Frank and Mike comb the ba


Springfield soldier surprises family at Dolly's Stampede

BRANSON, Mo. -- Patrons at Dolly's Stampede are used to a spectacle. But tonight they got more than their tickets promised them. Sgt. Bryan Samsel of Springfield has been in the Middle East for the last year. The Kickapoo grad found out he'd be home a little early, and couldn't resist planning a sur


Man From Springfield Sentenced After Killing His Girlfriend

A man from Springfield was sentenced Friday for first-degree murder and armed criminal action. The Greene County Prosecutor says Lorenzo Roy, 54, killed his girlfriend, Jessica Conner, in April of 2014 in the 1100 block of North Sherman. Conner's mother discovered her body in the home where she had


Republic boy injured in ATV accident

A 12-year-old Republic boy was injured in a two-vehicle collision at 9:30 a.m. Sunday on Lawrence County Road 2020, about 10 miles south of Lockwood, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Julian Henderson was taken by ambulance to Cox South Hospital in Springfield with moderate injuries. T


'Brutal' domestic assault could lead to life sentence for Springfield man, prosecutors say

Police say a Springfield man broke a woman's jaw by repeatedly punching her in the face in a seemingly unprovoked attack. Javon A. Luckett, 24, was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree domestic assault after the alleged late-night incident. Prosecutors say Luckett was out on bond at the


Two trucks collide on Mo. 13

Two trucks collided north of Bolivar on Tuesday, blocking traffic on northbound Mo. 13 for a time. According to a news release from the Bolivar Police Department, officers were called to the intersection of northbound Mo. 13 and East 430th Road at around 10:25 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, for a motor veh


Two new crosswalks for Springfield neighborhoods

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3/KSPR) - Walkers in Springfield can look forward to two, brand-new crosswalks as a result of efforts from both neighborhoods and city officials. One crosswalk will be built in at the intersection of West Walnut Lawn Street and South Broadway Avenue in South Springfield, not fa


Springfield Police Conduct Saturation Patrol on St. Patrick's Day

Photo: Scott L / CC BY-SA 2.0 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Springfield police conducted a sobriety saturation patrol on Saturday night with an emphasis of searching for impaired drivers. 64 drivers were contacted during the operation. Seven were arrested for DWI, two for outstanding felony warrants, two for


Springfield man killed his uncle. He says he stopped a bully.

Preston Watts shot and killed his uncle. The judge let him out on probation. Here he talks about starting over and dreaming about his children. Andrew Jansen/News-Leader The judge wanted to know why. Why were prosecutors letting Preston Watts off the hook with anything less than a murder charge? Po


Security cameras capture brazen theft of trailer in library parking lot

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. A trailer full of supplies for the family's business was parked at the Library Center on South Campbell in Springfield for just a few minutes during the noon hour Wednesday when security footage shows a gray or silver-colored SUV hooked it up and stole it. "We parked our trailer her