Springfield.Net - Springfield Missouri Information

Other Info

Local News

Try Before You Buy: 'Frost Guard' Does it make your car winter ready? KY3's Lisa Rose and Ethan Forhetz test the 'Frost Guard.' ...

Fugitive who hid inside home in Lebanon is arrested A wanted fugitive was arrested late Wednesday night, about nine hours after he hid himself in a duplex and refused to surrender to police. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Cody Fulkerson, public information officer for Troop I in Rolla, said the standoff started after troopers went to the home in southwestern Lebanon to serve an arrest warrant on Jesse Ivey about 11:45 a.m.  He was arrested ...

Still some winter left for the Ozarks Cold, wind, ice and snow all possible over the next seven days for the Ozarks. Find out what to expect and when by watching the forecast. ...

Barry County sheriff won't seek re-election to 6th term A Barry County icon is hanging up his badge. Sheriff Mick Epperly has been the sheriff for two decades, but decided he won't file when the candidate-filing period starts at the end of this month. "I started as a deputy in 1989 under the former sheriff, Ralph Hendricks, and worked eight years with him, and one day decided, 'I'm going to run for this position,'" said ...

MoDOT asks for patience at Kimberling City Bridge The Missouri Department of Transportation is asking to drivers to be patient when they get to the temporary stoplights around the Kimberling City Bridge. While crews repair the decades old bridge, it's down to one lane that alternates directions with stoplights guiding traffic on either side. But construction workers have noticed a problem. "We just have problems with people obeying the signals," MoDOT engineer Johnny Teegardin said.  Crews ...

FEMA will open office in Springfield to help flood victims A FEMA disaster recovery center will open in Springfield on Thursday morning. It will offer in-person support to people whose homes or businesses were damaged during the Christmastime flooding.  Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Small Business Administration, and other agencies will help people apply for federal funding to help cover costs of repairing what was damaged by the high water. There are two ...

Current Conditions:
Fair, 31 F

Wed - Clear. High: 43 Low: 25
Thu - Mostly Sunny. High: 47 Low: 29
Fri - Partly Cloudy. High: 47 Low: 15
Sat - Partly Cloudy. High: 38 Low: 24
Sun - Snow to Rain. High: 36 Low: 29

Full Forecast at Yahoo! Weather

(provided by The Weather Channel)

Headline News

Rubio eyes brokered convention after NH setback
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. boards a plane with his family and staff to leave Manchester, N.H., Wednesday Feb. 10, 2016, en route to South Carolina after the New Hampshire primary. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — A week ago, Marco Rubio was the best hope of the Republican establishment. Now, he's facing a path to his party's presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention.

Congress likely to give final OK to local Internet tax ban
State and local governments would be permanently barred from taxing access to the Internet under a bipartisan compromise that Congress is a step away from sending to President Barack Obama. The Senate ...

Asia markets suffer fresh rout as Hong Kong, dollar dive
Hong Kong riot police walk along a cordoned-off street on February 9, 2016 following overnight clashes between protesters and police in the Mongkok areaAsian markets extended their rout and the dollar hit 15-month lows against the yen Thursday after Federal Reserve boss Janet Yellen raised concerns about the global economy, essentially quashing the chances of another US rate hike any time soon. Hong Kong led a broad sell-off across the region, while an ongoing supply glut and production splurge saw oil prices sink below $27 a barrel. Dealers continued their flight to safe investments that has played out across trading floors from Asia to the Americas this week as they fret about a possible global recession.

But is she honest? Caring? Clinton grapples with questions
In this Feb. 9, 2016, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at her first-in-the-nation presidential primary campaign rally in Hooksett, N.H. Clinton’s campaign has spent months fighting the perception that the former secretary of state has a complicated relationship with the truth and is disconnected from the problems facing Americans. So far, it hasn’t worked. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton's campaign has spent months fighting the perception that she has a shaky relationship with the truth and is disconnected from the problems facing Americans.

Rio Tinto slumps into annual net loss as slowdown bites
Rio Tinto, which like other miners has been forced to tighten its belt owing to the commodities crash, said it was slashing costs by US$1.0 billion this year and hoped to cut another $1.0 billion in 2017Rio Tinto on Thursday posted an annual net loss of US$866 million in what the world's number two miner said was a "highly challenging environment" as commodity prices plunge and a growth slowdown in key market China bites deep. The dire result compared with a US$6.53 billion net profit in 2014 and comes as markets -- particularly commodities -- are hammered by a collapse in global demand, chiefly from China where economic growth is at a 25-year low. The company, which is heavily reliant on iron ore, said it was dumping its progressive dividend policy, in which shareholders are given gradually higher payouts.