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.
The Strafford Fire Protection District is hosting a chili supper and raffle tomorrow (2/22) to raise money for a fund established in memory of Hailey Owens, the ten-year-old Westport Elementary student, who was abducted and killed in Springfield this week. KSMU's Michele Skalicky talks with one of the organizers, Lisa Campbell, about the event.
Missouri State University President Clif Smart says the school learned some things from an October case that prompted the lockdowns of some area schools and businesses. Hear this month's conversation as part of our series Engaging the Community.
The lengthy consideration over how to revise the City of Springfield’s nondiscrimination law returns to the forefront when the bill again comes up for debate in the coming months. And as KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports, there could be more push at the state level to prohibit discrimination based upon a person’s sexual orientation and gender identity.
Many parents are holding their children a little bit tighter after the tragic events this week in Springfield with the abduction and killing of Hailey Owens. However, the incident is sparking conversation between parents and their children about the danger of adult predators. KSMU's Shannon Bowers spoke with the Child Advocacy Center and has more.