Springfield school buses makes the grade in this year's state inspection
The new school year hasn't started yet but buses in the Springfield school district's transportation fleet are already being put to the test.
"Inspectors go through every bus from top to bottom and it's a complete safety inspection," said Rick Emling, SPS Director of Transportation.
"They look at all the electronics inside the bus, the emergency exits, all of the lights, the horns and the buzzers that ...
Quilt maker doesn't let blindness stop her from doing 'God's work'
Perched over a sewing machine, Diane Rose meticulously pieces together patches of fabric.
"My quilts are very detailed and colorful because I'm picky on my colors," said Rose.
She has sewn and stitched hundreds of quilts. With their detailed designs and burnt orange and deep browns, each one tells a story, but their beauty just might belie the quilter's story.
"I have very vivid imagination," she said.
Rose has ...
Injured Army veteran from Greenfield gets big gift
You might remember Sgt. Derrick Hurt, who lost both of his legs as a result of injuries he suffered in Iraq in 2003. We've followed Hurt's story since he came home from Iraq in 2003. We last checked in on him in 2012 as he was getting used to new prosthetic legs.
Hurt had another important day on Sunday.
He's come a long way since first learning ...
Deputies searching for fugitive find explosive device
Pulaski County sheriff's deputies discovered a homemade explosive device while searching for a fugitive on Saturday evening. Sheriff Ron Long says information obtained by investigators about fugitive Vernon Parker Jr. led them to an address on Shawnee Road near Laquey.
The Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit from Fort Leonard Wood secured and took possession of the device. The unit took it to a secured site and detonated ...
Driver makes naked escape after car crashes into building
Springfield police are investigating how a car crashed into an apartment building Sunday night on Norton Road, across from the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Residents tell KY3 someone in the car was trying to steal a bike that belonged to a child near the Fairvue Studio Apartments in the 1100 Block of West Norton Road. The parents of the child tried to confront the men and ...
Man steals deputy's patrol car before crashing, burning, fleeing
Police are looking for a man who stole and then crashed a Dade County sheriff deputy's car on Sunday morning.
The Missouri Highway Patrol reports the crash was south of Greenfield around 10:30 a.m. When the thief struck another car, the patrol car rolled into the ditch and caught fire. The driver ran away from the crash scene and no law enforcement agency reported his arrest ...