Boys and Girls Club college scholarship give away
With a 25% poverty rate in Springfield, The Boys and Girls Club takes care of 900 children each day. A large percentage of which do not have funds to go to college. Because of that, every month a child from each unit of the club is chosen to compete in their annual Youth of the Year Competition. The competitors eventually dwindle down to one winner ...
Salvation Army warming center to open again Tuesday night
Extreme cold weather for a second night in a row means the Salvation Army will once again activate it's Emergency Overnight Warming Center.
The Warming Center opens when the National Weather Service predicts the wind chill will reach 14° F or below.
Tuesday evening will be the 10th night for the 2015 - 2016 season the center has had to be activated. As of Monday afternoon they ...
Horseshoe Bend, AR man charged with sexually abusing girl several times
A 51-year-old man is charged with inappropriate sexual contact with a 12-year-old girl. Melvin Butgereit is in the Izard County Jail.
The girl told investigators that Butgereit set up cameras in her bathroom and touched her several times starting when she was 7 or 8-years-old.
Butgereit is also accused of hitting the girl in the face and left bruises on her arms when he grabbed her.
Investigators say ...
Video Forecast: Another blustery day
The wind will continue today with temperatures in the 30s and a wind chill in the 20s. ...
Attorney for man accused of shooting Officer Aaron Pearson tries to exclude evidence
The man accused of shooting Springfield police officer Aaron Pearson appeared in court Monday afternoon. Joshua Hagood's attorney tried to convince a judge that some evidence was taken illegally from him.
Family members on both sides of this case were in the courtroom for the pretrial hearing.
The grandparents of Hagood were there. When Hagood entered the courtroom, his grandma said, "Oh, there he is." Pearson's wife, ...
Neighbors worry about child who lives in Greene Co. home where murder occured
A woman is dead and a man is in jail, suspected of killing her. Greene County sheriff's deputies found the woman dead from apparent gunshot wounds during a "check-well being" call about 1 p.m. Monday.
The crime will have long-lasting effects in the community. Nellie Thurman and her husband, Don, have grown quite fond of the 6-year-old girl growing up across the street from them.
"She talks ...