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Moratorium on sex offender group homes in Springfield
Springfield will take a closer look at whether group homes for multiple convicted sex offenders are legal in the city.
Council members on Monday night voted to implement a moratorium on group homes--specifically those housing sexual offenders-- from being built or opened in Springfield.
For the next 180 days, the city will not process applications for group homes that house sex offenders.
The move comes after people living ...
A Heart for Haiti: Springfield group assists orphanage
"Her mom died during the earthquake of starvation yeah, and her dad just couldn't take care of her anymore, so her dad just left her and covered her up and someone was walking by and heard her crying," said Kim O'Dwyer of Mission of Grace Orphanage.
The desperation one must feel to give up their own child. No less a parent than any of us, but ...
Rebuilding since Joplin tornado tops $1 billion
It's been almost three years since a deadly tornado tore through the streets of Joplin. Since then many areas have rebuilt bigger and better; but these improvements didn't come cheap.
"We hit about one billion dollars worth of rebuild that's been going on in the community so we're kind of proud of that," said Sam Anselm, Interim City Manager for the City of Joplin.
A large amount ...
UPDATE: Person of interest arrested in Monday bomb scare in south Springfield
UPDATE: Police arrested one person in a Monday bomb scare on the city's south side.
Occupants of a home in the 4400 block of South Reed called the Springfield Fire Department's bomb squad after finding the suspicious device Monday afternoon. The bomb squad removed the device, then detonated it in a nearby field.
Monday night police arrested a person of interest in the case. No charges have ...
Missouri House panel weighs marijuana legalization
Most Missouri adults would be able to buy and use recreational marijuana under a bill being considered by a state House panel.
The measure would let people older than 21 produce, sell, distribute and use pot. The legislation would allow the state to adopt regulations on marijuana distribution and to levy an excise tax up to 25 percent of the drug's cost.
It is sponsored by Democratic ...