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  • May 22, 2013 03:06 PM

    A high-profile federal official in economic development made a stop in Springfield today. KSMU's Shannon Bowers has more.

  • May 21, 2013 05:04 PM

    The American Red Cross has opened cases for disaster relief in Seneca and Taney counties, as well as several more in Western Oklahoma. While work will continue with individual cases here in Missouri, Red Cross has 25 volunteers on standby to respond in Moore, Oklahoma. KSMU”s Shannon Bowers has this story.

  • May 8, 2013 02:24 PM

    The City of Springfield’s Department of Environmental Services is exploring the possibility of a $2.5 million community greenhouse. This greenhouse would be unique to Missouri because it would be kept warm in the winter from renewable energy provided by trash. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has this report.

  • May 3, 2013 03:43 PM

    Springfield made the record books today. This is the first time in recorded history that the city has received snowfall past May 1st. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports on the ever-changing weather conditions of the Ozarks.

  • May 2, 2013 10:31 AM

    For the 8th year in a row, the Springfield-Branson National Airport has passed its mandated Federal Aviation Administration Safety Inspection without a single discrepancy. These inspections evaluate airmen, training programs, equipment and facilities. And along those lines of safety, the airport held an emergency drill today. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has this report.

  • April 26, 2013 05:20 PM

    Almost $200,000 worth of grants were given out to three separate research projects this week on Missouri State University’s campus. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has this report on how one of these research programs is trying to give computers brain-like intelligence.

  • April 24, 2013 03:10 PM

    In an attempt to lower the rate of food insecure children in the region, two local organizations are partnering to distribute food to hungry youth. This week, the Council of Churches of the Ozarks announced that the new program will be funded through a $20,000 gift from Care to Learn, with Crosslines utilizing their mobile food truck to distribute goods directly to Springfield Public Schools. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has this report.

  • April 19, 2013 12:02 PM

    One unlikely sport in Springfield is giving women a physical release they say they can’t get anywhere else. Those women are the Springfield Roller Girls, who skate in the local roller derby. With their first double header of the year this weekend, KSMU’s Shannon Bowers decided to see what it took to be a Springfield Roller Girl.

  • April 12, 2013 04:54 PM

    Missouri State University’s Students for a Sustainable Future are hosting their yearly Ecopalooza, where local musicians and businesses pair together to celebrate their commitment to sustainable practices. They are showcasing themselves to the public with fun activities that use renewable solar energy as well as human powered energy, as KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports.

  • April 5, 2013 04:20 PM

    The Springfield City Clerk’s office has certified the referendum petition submitted to repeal a decision to rezone property allowing for the construction of a Walmart Neighborhood Market. But as KSMU’s Shannon Bowers reports, the petition fell 43 votes short.