House Republicans in Missouri have unveiled their plans for funding a new state mental hospital in Fulton. As Marshall Griffin tells us, it’s similar to the proposal made in December by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.
Springfield Mayor Bob Stephens is calling on citizens to get involved with local youth services as a way to honor the legacy of Hailey Owens, the 10-year-old girl abducted and killed last week. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.
It’s often said that “to die well” is a blessing. One man with special needs in the Ozarks received that blessing recently. And as KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, his community, in turn, was equally blessed by the experience.
Springfield’s University Plaza Hotel played host to Lincoln Days over the weekend, an annual celebration of the Missouri GOP. KSMU’s Shane Franklin attended the event’s keynote address and has this story.
"If you don't like the weather in the Ozarks, stick around and it will change." That's a well-known phrase in these parts. Although Thursday began with warm spring like conditions, things changed quickly as high winds brought chilly temperatures. As KSMU's Theresa Bettmann reports, it was that strong wind that has some businesses and utilities scrambling.