Several drug take-back events planned this week
It’s time to clean those old prescription drugs out of your medicine cabinet. Many local organizations and police departments are sponsoring prescription drug take-back days this week.
Prescription drug take-backs offer a safe way for community members to dispose of unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications which are a public safety concern due to abuse or even ending up in our water. There is no ...
Two motorcyclists seriously hurt in crash on Highway 13
Two people are in critical condition after a late night crash on Saturday involving two motorcycles.
It happened shortly after 10:00, about ten miles north of Springfield on Highway 13.
The two drivers on two separate bikes were driving south when the first motorcyclist was rear ended by the other rider. Both bikes wound up in the ditch.
While authorities were investigating the crash, they say an elderly ...
Missouri hospital reduces charity care to support ACA
Obamacare is prompting the way a major St. Louis hospital manages charity care.
BJC HealthCare has long made charity care a core mission, but the St. Louis area's largest employer is cutting back amid increasing financial pressures.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that BJC has changed the "upper level of eligibility" for the charity care it provides. Beginning Jan. 1, BJC reduced the pool of patients eligible ...
Spring turkey outlook good for much of Missouri
Missouri turkey hunters have reason to be optimistic about the 2014 spring turkey season, according to the state’s turkey expert.Missouri’s spring turkey season begins Monday and runs through May 11. The youth season last weekend harvested more than 4,000 turkeys.
One difference this season is in tagging requirements. Hunters no longer need to attach their voided permits to harvested turkeys, as long as they remain with ...
Road work planned near Table Rock Dam
Drivers in Taney County can expect some traffic delays and lane closings for about a week. The Missouri Department of Transportation begins work Monday to replace and upgrade guardrail and signs along Table Rock Dam on Route 165.
The project should approximately 6-8 days to complete. Drivers can expect some nighttime lane closings between the hours of 8 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Drivers are urged to use ...
Springfield vigil planned to protest scheduled execution
Opponents of the death penalty will stage a vigil in Springfield this week. The local chapter of Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty is sponsoring an execution vigil and remembrance of victims of violent crime onTuesday, April 22 from noon to 1 p.m. on Park Central Square in downtown Springfield.
Vigils to protest capital punishment in Missouri have become a monthly event this year, as ...