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U.S. Senatory Rand Paul

Conservative activists and elected officials from across the state will gather in Springfield this weekend for the Missouri GOP’s Lincoln Days festivities. KSMU's Theresa Bettmann has more.


The Springfield Police Department has released its Quarterly Public Safety Report for the last three months of 2013. These quarterly reports help give some perspective to whether Springfield’s crime rates are going up or down—and which crimes are seeing more activity. As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, the last quarter of 2013 saw an overall decrease in crime by two percent.

Gracie Gold

Gracie Gold, the Olympian who first learned to skate while living in Springfield, is competing today in the Ladies Short Program in Sochi, Russia. Tonight, during NBC’s primetime coverage of the Games, residents will gather for a watch party to cheer her on, as KSMU’s Julie Greene reports.

Hailey Owens

Police continue their investigation into a child abduction that took place late Tuesday afternoon in west Springfield.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky has more.

Command Headquarters

We're following the latest developments in the Springfield child abduction case that took place Tuesday night on the city’s southwest side.

Courageous Love, an exhibit of photos showcasing families who have adopted through foster care, is on display throughout February on the third floor of Hill Hall on the Missouri State University campus.

Joplin Tornado Damage

Another round of funding has been awarded to Joplin to clean up lawns contaminated by lead and cadmium. The new federal funding comes from the EPA's Superfund Program in hopes that residents will continue to rebuild in areas affected by the May 2011 tornado. KSMU's Shannon Bowers has more.  

Jim Anderson

After 26 years, Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce President Jim Anderson is retiring. The Board of Directors stated Tuesday that Anderson will step down this summer.

Nixon at South Side Senior Center

On Monday night, Missouri's execution drug supplier agreed to not sell an execution drug for the state's upcoming execution. But as Chris McDaniel reports, the state still plans to proceed.