UPDATE: Missing Woman Found
The Springfield Police Department says a missing person has been located. Spring D. Green was located in a vehicle in Christian County sometime late Tuesday night. Police say Green was taken to the hospital for some previous injuries. Green last spoke to a family member early Tuesday. During the day Tuesday, police issued an alert for her. Family members feared Green was in danger because ...
McCaskill plans events focused on campus assaults
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is planning to travel to Missouri colleges and universities to discuss ways of addressing sexual violence on campuses.
McCaskill's office says she will hold events at schools in 10 cities next week to listen to opinions about her legislation on the topic.
The bill would require campuses to designate advocates to confidentially discuss options with victims and to develop agreements with local law ...
College students work to "Stomp Out Hunger"
Wednesday is the first day of the Stomp Out Hunger food drive.
"About a third of the world's population doesn't have shoes," said Lora Hobbs, co-founder of Sole Food. "Some don't want them, but some do want and need them."
Last year, the all-collegiate shoe drive in Springfield collected 33,000 pounds of shoes. This year, organizers have their sights set higher.
"In my head I'd like to collect ...
Missouri lawmakers to start review of water patrol
Missouri state representatives will hold a hearing Wednesday to review management, trooper training and a 2011 merger between the state highway and water patrols.
The review follows the death of a 20-year-old handcuffed man who drowned May 31 in the Lake of the Ozarks. A state trooper had arrested the man for drunken boating and handcuffed him before the man slipped into the water.
The trooper says ...
Discussion to focus on making police more diverse
Top political and law enforcement leaders from the St. Louis area are gathering to discuss ideas to help the region's law enforcement agencies become more diverse.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is hosting a round-table discussion at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The focus is the challenge of low minority participation in law enforcement, a topic that gained significant attention following the shooting of Michael Brown ...
Video: Severe storms possible today and Thursday
Moisture will increase today and severe storms are possible late today. A better chance exists tomorrow. ...