Officials: Hollister house fire caused by fueling of lawn mower
A fire gutted a Hollister home after a lawn mower inside of a carport went up in flames.
It happened at around 11:20 a.m. Thursday on Stratford Road. According to the Western Taney County Fire Protection District, the fire started when the homeowner was filling the lawn mower with fuel. Flames quickly spread from the carport to the home.
The home sustained significant fire and smoke damage. ...
Report gives poor grades for Missouri's rural roads
County roads have improved a lot in recent years. Still, a report by a national transportation research group called TRIP ranks the rural roads of Missouri as the 15th worst in the nation. It says 21% of roads in poor condition, and 10th when it comes to the number of structurally deficient bridges.
Greene County Highway Department leaders say those residents right in the Springfield area ...
Decent weather Friday Rain by Sunday
Friday will feature increasing clouds and temperatures. The holiday weekend won't be a complete washout but it will be wet. Find out what to expect by watching the forecast. ...
EMS week: Honoring first responders for their tireless efforts ...
Branson Fire Dept. to hold unionization vote
The Branson Fire Department could soon be joining departments in Springfield, Republic, Nixa and Ozark among others in the Firefighters Union Local 152. The department will vote one week from Thursday whether or not to join.
"Probably a couple years ago we had a few members from the Branson Fire Department contact us and say we're interested in becoming union," says Firefighters Local 152 President Shawn ...
Sentencing for leader of Springfield forgery ring
The man investigators say was behind a forgery ring in Springfield will spend the next 18 years behind bars.
Greene County prosecutor Dan Patterson says Kevin Barr, 41, was sentenced Thursday for trafficking in stolen identities, five counts of forgery, receiving stolen property, and resisiting arrest.
From prosecutor Dan Patterson:
"Between Fall of 2012 and Summer of 2013, Barr and his co-defendants were engaged in stealing financial instruments, ...