Royals' Ventura thinks he ready for spotlight Wednesday night
Rookie right-hander Yordano Ventura, who starts Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday for the Kansas City Royals against the San Francisco Giants, did not always hit 100 mph with his fastball.
"When I was signed at 17, I looked around and I weighed 120 pounds more or less," the 23-year-old Dominican Republic native said Tuesday. "I saw other kids that were bigger than me, ...
Fishing gear company plans new HQ in Springfield
Lew’s Fishing Tackle says it will spend $3.5 million for a new corporate headquarters and consolidated distribution center here. Lew’s will build the new 58,000-square-foot facility on land north of Partnership Industrial Center and plans to add five new jobs to its current workforce of 26.
Lew’s management will host a groundbreaking ceremony at the new location at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, at 3031 N. ...
UPDATE: Marshfield teacher accused in sex scandal is out on bond again
The Webster County jail in Marshfield says Johnna Feazell turned herself in around 8 o'clock last night and posted the $50,000 bond. The Marshfield police chief was not available for comment this morning.
On Tuesday, the Webster County prosecuting attorney charged Feazell with two counts of tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution and one count of tampering with a victim or witness in a ...
Joplin will get 155 new trees for tornado recovery
Inmates at a Missouri prison have been taking care of 155 new trees that will be donated to Joplin to replace trees lost in the May 2011 tornado.
The Missouri Department of Corrections on Monday announced that oaks, tulip poplars and other trees will be donated to help Joplin recover from the tornado, which destroyed more than 15,000 trees.
The EF-5 tornado killed 161 people and damaged ...
Ross will early vote while Hutchinson launches tour
Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross is casting his ballot early for the Nov. 4 election, while Republican rival Asa Hutchinson plans to launch a tour in western Arkansas.
Ross was scheduled Wednesday morning to vote early at the Pulaski County Regional Building in downtown Little Rock. Early voting for the November election began Monday, and thousands of Arkansas voters have already cast their ballot.
Hutchinson planned to ...
Joe's Tire Shop raises security after arson just beyond its property
The Springfield Fire Department is investigating an arson in the backyard of a longtime business. The storage facility that was set on fire on Sept. 25 is so close to Joe's Tire Shop that most of the responders on scene that morning thought the property belonged to Joe's, but it's a separate property that's rented out by a retired mechanic.
The fire was contained quickly, so ...