Greene County has one of the highest rates of reported domestic violence in the state. One person who has experienced that firsthand is a woman we’ll call “Carrie,” since she’s afraid to give her own name. She and her teenage daughter are seeking refuge at a shelter in Springfield after suffering through months of physical and emotional abuse.
Many housing complexes in Springfield may allow residents to use a grill on a deck or balcony. However, Cara Erwin, fire and life safety educator for the Springfield Fire Department, reports that there is one exception that people should know of when it comes to grilling.