Menards takes fight for proposed west Springfield store to City Council
Menards is ramping-up its battle with some residents over a proposed store on the city's west side.
The Wisconsin-based chain has plans to build a big-box home improvement store on land near the intersection of Zimmer Road at West Sunshine Street at the west city limits. The company says the store would create 200 new jobs and generate $30 million in annual sales.
Several neighbors, however, claim ...
Ozarks couple finds unexpected way to beat addiction, reunite family
It is not easy to keep up with three children under age 3, including a set of busy twins, but playing together as a family are treasured moments for Jose' and Brooke Sepeda. The two filed for divorce a year ago when Brooke was pregnant with the couple's youngest child Norah.
"I prayed every day. It didn't matter how much we fought. It didn't matter what ...
Business owners see red over Color Run street closures
While Saturday morning's Color Run brought thousands of runners to downtown Springfield, some business owners say their stores were emptier than usual.
"We saw a decrease in traffic while it was happening," Kingdom Coffee owner Isaac Neale said.
That's because the Color Run shut down several streets around downtown.
"The bottom line in business is money, so that's probably what I'm thinking about when I see no ability ...
2 women are accused of supplying alcohol to teens before crash killed 2
Two women are charged for a fatal crash that killed two teenagers from Urbana last June. A Dallas County grand jury handed up indictments on April 23 against Jennifer Sharp, 43, of Buffalo, and Kristi Swearengin, 44, of Urbana.
Both women are charged with two counts of second-degree involuntary manslaughter and one count of second-degree child endangerment.
On June 29, 2014, Holden Beck, 17, and Christian Helm, ...
Cool dry weather settles in for the week
The next batch of rain moves south setting up a dry week. Cool weather Monday then gives way to warmer conditions by the end of the week. Find out what to expect by watching the forecast. ...
State trooper cites Mizzou all-America Shane Ray for pot possession 3 days before NFL Draft
Authorities say NFL prospect Shane Ray was issued a misdemeanor citation after a trooper found a small amount of marijuana in the defensive end's car.
Many expected the 6-foot-3, 245-pound SEC defensive player of the year from the University of Missouri to be an early pick in this week's NFL draft.
Missouri State Highway Patrol spokesman Cpl. Scott White says a trooper pulled over Ray for speeding ...