Springfield.Net - Springfield Missouri Information

Other Info

Local News

Pit bulls up for adoption again in Springfield For the first time in almost a decade, pit bulls from the Springfield Pound, are up for adoption. "We're just so excited," Anna Yendes said. Yendes works at Castaway Animal Rescue Effort. This week C.A.R.E. picked up nine pit bulls from Springfield Animal Control, the first group of dogs picked up since the Springfield City Council unanimously voted to temporarily allow pit bull adoptions. "Our adoption and ...

Shots fired at house in north Springfield Springfield police are trying to find out who fired a gun at a house in the 700 block of East Pacific just before 9:00 Friday night. Officers say the person inside the house saw a man lean out the passenger window of a car and fire four to five shots at the house. Police say the bullets hit the house, but did not penetrate the ...

Civil War Heritage Festival in Hartville brings history alive Thousands of people are expected to attend the Civil War Heritage Festival in Hartville this weekend. Over 400 people dressed in clothing of the 1860's are giving visitors a chance to see and touch history rather than just read about it. "The first time they did this reenactment was 2 years ago for the 150th anniversary and this is the second time they've done the reenactment," says ...

Cooler air moving in After a very warm day a frontal passage is making way for cooler air to build into the Ozarks for your Sunday ...

7 players from Royals, White Sox punished by MLB for brawl KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Seven members of the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox have been fined and six have been suspended by Major League Baseball for their roles in a brawl this week. Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura was suspended seven games, fellow starter Edinson Volquez suspended five games, and outfielder Lorenzo Cain and reliever Kelvin Herrera suspended two games apiece for taking part ...

8 Kansas City-area high school boys suspended for nude photos on cellphones LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Eight suburban Kansas City boys have been suspended from school because of nude pictures of female schoolmates found on their cellphones. WDAF-TV (http://bit.ly/1FmAXwQ) reports the Liberty High School boys who received the pictures got suspensions ranging from two to 10 days, while the girls who sent them were verbally reprimanded but not suspended. A district spokesman says the photos were passed around in ...

Current Conditions:
Cloudy, 54 F

Sat - Cloudy. High: 74 Low: 52
Sun - AM Clouds/PM Sun. High: 64 Low: 45
Mon - PM Showers. High: 64 Low: 45
Tue - Mostly Cloudy. High: 62 Low: 43
Wed - Partly Cloudy. High: 70 Low: 46

Full Forecast at Yahoo! Weather

(provided by The Weather Channel)

Headline News

Kazakhstan goes to polls as president expected to win
Kazakhstan's National guard soldier casts his ballot at a polling station in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Sunday, April 26, 2015. Kazakhstan is voting in a presidential election expected to overwhelmingly reconfirm the long-standing incumbent, who has ruled the former Soviet republic for more than 25 years.(AP Photo/Pavel Mikheyev)ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) — Voters in Kazakhstan turned out in abundance at polling stations Sunday for a presidential election guaranteed to overwhelmingly reconfirm the incumbent, who has ruled over the former Soviet republic for more than 25 years.

Freddie Gray protests turn violent in Baltimore
Demonstrators protest in the streets as they march for Freddie Gray to Baltimore's City Hall, Saturday, April 25, 2015. Gray died from spinal injuries about a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)BALTIMORE (AP) — A protest over the death of Freddie Gray, who was critically injured in police custody, started peacefully with thousands marching through downtown streets before the demonstration turned violent and volatile Saturday night.

Indonesia defiant as UN leads condemnation of looming executions
Children of Filipina drug convict and death row prisoner Mary Jane Veloso, Mark Darren, 6 (lower front C), Mark Daniel, 12 (C), along with other relatives arrive in Cilacap, to visit Nusakambangan maximum security prison island, on April 25, 2015Indonesia on Sunday signalled it was determined to push ahead with the execution of eight foreign drug convicts, despite a growing wave of global condemnation led by United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon. Authorities on Saturday gave formal notice to the eight -- from Australia, Brazil, Nigeria and the Philippines -- that they would be executed by firing squad imminently, along with an Indonesian prisoner. The group have been moved to the high-security prison island of Nusakambangan, where Indonesia puts condemned prisoners to death, and Jakarta says the executions could be as early as Tuesday, although no official date has been set.

Nepal earthquake: Live Report
A rescue helicopter prepares to land and airlift the injured from Everest Base CampHong Kong (AFP) - 06:30 GMT - Death toll passes 2,000 - The overall death toll passes 2,000, according to officials in Nepal and neighbouring countries.

Aid starts coming to Nepal after quake kills nearly 2,000
Indian soldiers, left, on rescue mission to Nepal rush to board an Indian Air Force aircraft near New Delhi, India, Sunday, April 26, 2015. A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon Saturday, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said.(AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Planeloads of aid material, doctors and relief workers from neighboring countries began arriving Sunday in Nepal, a poor Himalayan nation reeling from a powerful earthquake that killed more than 1,900 people and destroyed infrastructure, homes and historical buildings.