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Man, woman found dead behind South Campbell Walmart

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Springfield police say a man and woman were found dead in a car behind the Walmart Supercenter at Campbell and Walnut Lawn Friday afternoon. Officers were called to check the well being of the individuals just after two p.m. The couple were found dead inside the vehicle.


How Springfield's Andy Warhols Were Stolen

By 1985, when the Springfield Art Museum received a donation of 10 Andy Warhol Campbell's Soup screenprints, the artist himself was more interested in making TV shows and movies than Pop prints and paintings.


Hulu to Premiere Mini-Series Based on Gypsy Blanchard Case

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Dee Dee Blanchard's daughter and Godejohn's one-time girlfriend, Gypsy Blanchard, testified during his trial in November. Gypsy told the jury it was her idea to kill her mother.


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.


Judge sentences Nicholas Godejohn to prison for death of Dee Dee Blanchard

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Greene County judge sentenced Nicholas Godejohn to life in prison without parole for his part in the stabbing death of Clauddine Blanchard in June of 2014. A jury convicted him of first-degree murder in November 2018.


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


Medical Marijuana Hopefuls Have Already Earned Missouri $3 Million

Missouri’s health department has already fielded more than 400 pre-applications from potential marijuana growers and sellers. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, which will administer the state’s medical marijuana program, won’t begin accepting formal applications for dispensaries


Man gets life for killing Missouri mom who made daughter fake illness

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. • A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to life in prison in the stabbing death of a Missouri woman who forced her daughter to use a wheelchair and to have unnecessary medical tests so she could collect gifts and charitable donations.


James Brown got it almost right in ’66

“This is a man's world,” James Brown sang in 1966, “But it wouldn't be nothing without a woman or a girl.” Little did we know when I was a boy in FFA, 1961-1965, just how right he was — sort of.


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


Man Sues State Offices, Runs for Attorney General

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- It was on the day Gov. Eric Greitens resigned, Elad Gross decided he'd had enough. As a former assistant Attorney General once working for Greitens' former gubernatorial opponent Chris Koster, Gross had already taken interest in the allegations of dark money funneling into Missour


FBI and DOJ investigating Missouri prison where workers are accused of sexual assault

Federal agencies are investigating a western Missouri women’s prison where current and former workers have been accused of sexually assaulting inmates. Karen Backues Keil is one of four women who have sued over the alleged abuse at Chillicothe Correctional Center. But court documents filed this mont


Missouri State Bears Win Over Indiana State 67-61

The Missouri State Bears bounce back after a tough home loss to beat Indiana State 67-61 Saturday afternoon at JQH Arena in Springfield. MSU shot only 33% from the field in the first half, but played tough defense to take a 25-22 halftime lead.


Judge sets $1 million bond for R. Kelly

An Illinois judge set a $1 million bond for R. Kelly on Saturday, a day after he was charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse. The R&B singer turned himself in to Chicago police late Friday.


Cannabis conundrum: Missouri banks already turning away marijuana-related businesses

ST CHARLES, Mo. — You work hard for your money, and when you put it in the bank you expect it to stay there. But what if your bank shut down your account with little to no warning?


Humane Society of Southwest Missouri prepares for rabies and vaccination event

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Missouri is one of the few states that does not require all domestic animals to be vaccinated against rabies. Rabies is a preventable viral disease of mammals, and helping with that prevention is the Southwest Missouri Humane Society. It is taking part in its annual Rabies and Va


Leigh's Lost and Found: Success story! How a lost Springfield dog was found in Rogersville

In our Leigh's Lost and Found today, a success story that started in Springfield and ended in Rogersville. Rhino went missing in early February from north Springfield. His family heard nothing for three days, but then they got a text from a woman dozens of miles away with some happy news.


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.


YouTube sensations at Ozark Empire Fairgrounds for Lawn and Garden Show

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- We interviewed a group of brothers who have made quite a stir on YouTube. The Peterson brothers are at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds this weekend for the 29th annual Lawn and Garden Show.


Missouri man charged with infecting woman with HIV

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been charged with infecting a woman with HIV and then offering her money to not cooperate with law enforcement. The Springfield News-Leader reports that charging documents say 36-year-old Marcus Price didn't tell a woman he had tested positive for HIV befor