Sanitary sewer smoke testing to begin this week
If you see smoke coming out of the ground this week, it’s part of a plan.
The City of Springfield’s Clean Water Services division will begin smoke testing in the Jordan Creek 11 sewer basin the week of July 6. The Jordan Creek 11 basin is located north of East Blaine Street between North Link Avenue and North Old Orchard Avenue. Testing will last one to ...
Missouri budget official says more spending freezes unlikely
Missouri's state budget director says increased revenue growth likely will make spending restrictions unnecessary in the new fiscal year.
Newly released data shows revenue collections grew 8.8 percent in the fiscal year that ended last week. That's compared to the previous fiscal year, when revenues dropped 1 percent.
Budget director Linda Luebbering says that means spending freezes are not needed at this time.
The news comes after Gov. ...
Update: Man who died after riding bike in south Springfield was Mercy physician
Police confirm that the man who died after wrecking his bike in south Springfield on Friday was 60-year-old Wade Shipman.
Shipman was a well-known physician at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, specializing in anesthesiology. Police say Shipman fell off his bike near Millwood subdivision off U.S. 65 at Evans Road, and hit his head on the pavement. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.
St. Louis officials turn to feds for help on gun crimes
Homicides are in the rise in St. Louis, and city officials are increasingly turning to the federal government for help.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis has issued federal charges in dozens of gun possession cases since an amendment to the Missouri Constitution made it difficult to obtain state charges against convicted felons caught with guns.
Police Chief Sam Dotson ...
Pictures: Fireworks at the Field in Springfield
Pictures from the fireworks display at Fireworks at the Field on July 4, 2015 in Springfield. ...
Driver killed in one-vehicle crash in St. Clair County
A man from Lake Ozark died in an early morning crash in St. Clair County Sunday.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Gregory Barkwell, 28, was southbound on Route E when his Jeep left the road, overcorrected, and left the road on the other side and overturned several times.
It happened eight miles north of Roscoe.
Barkwell was pronounced dead at the scene. The patrol reports he was ...