Pharmacists may soon prescribe birth control like doctors
A bill now moving through the Missouri house of representatives aims to give women easier access to birth control pills.
If passed, house bill 1679 would allow pharmacists to begin writing prescriptions for women over 18 who have seen their doctor within 3 years.
Right now if a woman's birth control prescription runs out she might have to wait several weeks to get in to see a ...
Consumer Reports: Zika Insect Repellents
The World Health Organization has declared the rapid spread of the Zika virus an international public health emergency. In response to this growing threat, Consumer Reports is releasing free to the public its exclusive ratings of the mosquito repellents that can help keep you safe.
Mosquitoes are a top concern. There is currently no vaccine for the Zika virus and no drug to treat Zika infections, so ...
Alert driver helped foil rape in broad daylight near MSU
A man from Springfield who is suspected but not charged for two sexual assaults is now charged with trying to rape a woman on a sidewalk near Missouri State University on Wednesday afternoon. Police say another woman came to the assault victim’s rescue and the two women then followed the attacker until police arrived.
Stephen Goodwin, who turns 53 years old on Saturday, is charged with ...
Former Ozarks dentist guilty of Medicaid fraud
A dentist who formerly practiced at clinics in Springfield, Mo., and Mountain Grove, Mo., pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a conspiracy to collect more than $167,000 in fraudulent Medicaid payments for child patients of the clinics.
James R. Dye, 66, of Independence, Missouri waived his right to a grand jury and pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to ...
Police release more details about fatal accident at Springfield's trash landfill
The Springfield Police Department said Thursday that a city worker who died after an accident at the city's trash landfill was crushed. The accident was shortly before 11 a.m. Wednesday.
John Choate, 53, who lived in Buffalo, died after being taken to a hospital by a helicopter ambulance. He'd worked for the city since 2008.
Police says a semi truck towing a trailer, driven by a man ...
FEMA opens disaster recovery center in Springfield
The federal government has a hands-on way of offering help to flood victims. Federal Emergency Management Agency workers opened an office in Springfield on Thursday to help people dealing with the flood damage that happened in the days after last Christmas.
"We're getting estimates on a new floor and putting up drywall, and that's going to be around $5,000," said Sandy Steck, a homeowner in Springfield.