Southwest Missouri leaders try to save jobs in Mount Vernon
State lawmakers and federal officials worked on a prescription Thursday to keep at least part of the Missouri Rehab Center open.
More than 320 employees are now searching for a way to pay the bills.
"We've spent a lot of time with our staff, though, every day since that time to talk them through transition plans, to help them locate other jobs," says David Parker, Senior Director ...
Empire reports power outages in Christian County
About 4,500 Empire District Electric customers in Christian County lost power Thursday afternoon after damage to a substation transformer.
The outages spread across the southeast area of Ozarks and Sparta. Empire says the outage happened after a transformer at a substation was damaged. The National Weather Service reports the damage was from the excessive heat.
Crews are working through the night to fix the outage. ...
Breaking News: Governor Nixon orders Missouri National Guard out of Ferguson
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson Thursday afternoon.
The National Guard is working with the Missouri Highway to "systematically withdraw' from the city. The decision follows consecutive nights of fewer protests and fewer arrests. The governor signed an executive order, calling up the National Guard to assist law enforcement on Monday. They arrived on Tuesday.
Governor Nixon ordered the ...
Opening of new Joplin High School delayed
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — The new Joplin High School and Franklin Technology Center will not open as scheduled on Monday.
Superintendent C.J. Huff announced Thursday that the schools will instead open Sept. 2. The announcement is only for those two schools, all other Joplin schools will open Monday.
The high school and technology center replace schools destroyed by the May 2011 tornado that killed 161 people.
Huff said ...
Raw Interview: Ambassador to Kazakhstan joins Rep. Billy Long in Springfield
Kazakhstan Ambassador Kairat Umarov joined southwest Missouri Congressman Billy Long on a tour of SRC in Springfield. ...
Pictures: KSPR and KY3 come together for United Way's Day of Caring
KSPR and KY3 employees worked together to make a neighborhood better in Springfield for the United Way Day of Caring. Volunteers across the Ozarks pitched in to help with several projects. ...