Latest Springfield News

Man who apparently was shot in vehicle dies of injuries

Jul. 15, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a Springfield man who was found inside a vehicle suffering from an apparent gunshot wound has died from his injuries. The Springfield News-Leader reports that police identified the man as 18-year-old Jordan Moore. Police say officers were dispatched Friday after a...

Big southeast Missouri landowner to ban feral hog hunting

Jul. 14, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — One of Missouri's largest private landowners is following the state's lead in seeking to eradicate feral hogs by trying to trap large groups of them rather than allowing them to be hunted. The L-A-D Foundation plans to ban feral hog hunting on its property, the Springfield...

Medical respite programs give homeless a place to recuperate

Jul. 12, 2019 1:08 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Marie Carr was homeless on the streets of Springfield when she lost her balance and fell a few weeks ago. Carrying her belongings and her emotional support animal — a rabbit named Lacy — Carr walked to Jordan Valley Community Health Center. She was X-rayed and learned...

Missouri woman dies after being swept away by flash flood

Jul. 6, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

WARSAW, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a woman has died after being swept away by a flash flood. Springfield television station KYTV reports that incident happened Friday afternoon. The patrol says 30-year-old Rebecca Feese, of Warsaw, was trying to wade across a water-covered road near...

Man killed, deputy injured in southern Missouri shootout

Jul. 6, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been killed and a southern Missouri sheriff's deputy injured in a shootout. Springfield television station KYTV reports that the officer-involved shooting happened Friday in Wright County south of Mountain Grove as deputies, a Mountain Grove police...

Thousands push for imprisoned Missouri pot farmer's freedom

Jul. 5, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — More than 30,000 people have signed an online petition for the release of a blind, 79-year-old Missouri pot farmer in federal prison. The Springfield News-Leader on Wednesday reported that the Change.org petition is in support of Charles F. White. White was sentenced in 2017 to 10...

Former NFL WR Green-Beckham charged with pot possession

Jul. 1, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Former NFL wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been charged with jumping out of a window with marijuana in his pocket as officers served a search warrant at a Missouri home late last year. The Springfield News-Leader reports that the misdemeanor marijuana possession and resisting...

2 Missouri State buildings evacuated after gas line rupture

Jun. 28, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State University has evacuated two buildings because of a ruptured gas line. The Springfield school announced Friday in a tweet that there is no immediate danger, although people were told to leave a residence hall called Woods House and the building that houses the...

Springfield businessman sentenced for leading drug ring

Jun. 27, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A 46-year-old Springfield businessman was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison without parole for leading a drug ring that distributed more than 5,300 kilograms of methamphetamine. Christopher Jefferson, who owned a car repair business, was sentenced Wednesday as a career...

2 men charged with stealing truck they were test driving

Jun. 26, 2019 10:04 AM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say two men held an employee at a Missouri car dealership at gunpoint and stole a truck they were test driving. Police say the theft ended when the suspects crashed the pickup truck. Twenty-year-old Garrett Eagle and 43-year-old David Edens are charged with first-degree...