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Springfield police: Man killed inside vacant business

Dec. 3, 2020 9:17 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man found dead inside a vacant business earlier this week was the victim of a homicide, Springfield police said. Officers were called around 8 a.m. Monday to a vacant business along East Seminole by someone reporting a death, police said in a news release. Arriving officers found...

Police: Woman's body was found on southwestern Missouri road

Dec. 2, 2020 9:30 AM EST

REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP) — Police in southwestern Missouri are investigating a death they’re calling suspicion after a woman's body was found on a roadway in the small city of Republic. The woman’s body was found Tuesday night on a road near Brookline Cemetery, Springfield television station KYTV...

Trial set for man accused of keeping wife's body in freezer

Nov. 30, 2020 6:23 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A southwest Missouri man will go on trial next November in the death of his wife, whose body was found inside a freezer last year. Larry Dinwiddie, of Marshfield, was charged with second-degree murder, abandoning a corpse and armed criminal action in the death of his wife, Cynthia....

Police investigating crash that killed Missouri man

Nov. 27, 2020 2:16 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Police are investigating the circumstances of a motor vehicle crash that killed a Missouri man. Officers responded at 11:45 p.m. Thursday to an accident in Springfield, Missouri, police said in a news release. The driver of a Honda Accord was making a left turn when it was struck...

Springfield records record number of homicides in 2020

Nov. 26, 2020 5:44 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Springfield has reached a record number of homicides with another month still left to go in 2020. The Springfield News-Leader reports that police recently determined a fatal shooting from this summer meets the FBI definition of a murder. That means there have been at least 17...

Lawyer: Man was stunned before DEA shot him 3 times

Nov. 25, 2020 6:07 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man who was fatally shot in a confrontation with federal agents had stumbled into a Springfield drug investigation, an attorney for the man's family said. Craig Lowther, a lawyer hired by Caleb Slay’s mother to look into his Nov. 2 death, said the confrontation happened...

Field hospital considered as virus surges in Missouri

Nov. 21, 2020 3:51 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Officials are discussing canceling all but the mot urgent medical procedures and building a field hospital as the coronavirus surges in Missouri. Dr. Alex Garza, the chief of the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force, said on Friday that projections show the region’s hospitals...

1 dead, 1 in custody after homicide at Springfield motel

Nov. 21, 2020 2:09 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man in a deadly shooting at a Springfield motel. The Springfield News-Leader reports that police said in a news release that officers were dispatched just before 8 a.m. Friday to the Economy Inn, where they found 37-year-old Billy Glass III shot to death...

Man sentenced to life for killing of transgender teen

Nov. 21, 2020 1:52 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man has been ordered to spend life in prison without parole for killing a transgender teen whose burned remains were found three years ago in southwest Missouri. Andrew Vrba, now 21, expressed sorrow Friday before he was sentenced in Greene County for first-degree murder and armed...

Man shot by law enforcement officers in Webster County

Nov. 20, 2020 12:33 PM EST

REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after law enforcement officers shot and wounded a man during a standoff in southwest Missouri. Webster County Sheriff's deputies and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers were called to a domestic disturbance Thursday night at a home just north of...