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Author Bios

  • January 23, 2014 09:00 AM

    In just over a decade, cell phone calls to 9-1-1 have nearly doubled in Greene County, rising from 40 percent to 77 percent.  That's above the national average.  While the volume of calls is increasing, state-wide funding for 9-1-1 is on the decline. Missouri is one of the only two states currently without wireless surcharge laws in place to fund the vital service. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more.

  • January 17, 2014 03:58 PM

    Doctors and employees working together through Mercy Clinic’s charitable giving campaign raised more than $105,000 to support several area charities.  Friday, two organizations were presented checks at Field Elementary School.  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann was there.

  • January 15, 2014 04:26 PM

    According to Child Safe of Central Missouri, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18.  A Springfield group is hosting training sessions for the public to try to educate the community about the problem.  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann attended a training Tuesday night and has this report.


  • January 10, 2014 03:19 PM

    As we being to thaw out from the recent cold and snow, area motorists are likely noticing more potholes. As KSMU’s Theresa Bettman reports, City of Springfield and state road crews are planning for repairs.

  • January 7, 2014 04:24 PM

    Tuesday marked the 6th snow day for Springfield Public Schools this academic year.  Some schools in more rural parts of the Ozarks have missed up to ten days of school.  The students may be excited now, but how does this impact their summer vacation? KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this update.


  • December 3, 2013 05:04 PM

    Beginning Wednesday, the Ozarks Transportation Organization (OTO) opens up a public comment period soliciting feedback about proposed amendments to the Transportation Improvement Plan.  Public comments will guide the board’s decision whether to formally adopt those amendments. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has the details.


  • November 27, 2013 01:49 PM

    It’s that time of year again as parents scramble to fill children’s holiday gift wish lists.  But are the toys safe?  A report released Tuesday indicates that many toys still sold on retail shelves continue to pose safety hazards.  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has more.

  • November 26, 2013 05:05 PM

    While many will be taking time off this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, one blood donation center is reminding potential donors of the ongoing need for the “gift of life.”  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this report.

  • November 22, 2013 02:51 PM

     As frigid temperatures arrive, livestock farmers are taking special steps to protect their animals.  Goats and sheep are often considered more “fragile” than cows and horses; they need extra protection from the harsh elements.  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann spoke with area farmers and has this story on the lengths they go to in protecting their livestock.

  • November 19, 2013 05:40 PM

    Update 8:02 a.m. Wednesday. White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin was put to death Wednesday morning in Bonne Terre. Franklin’s lethal injection came after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition seeking a stay of execution. A statewide organization that disagrees with all forms of violence, including the death penalty, gathered in Springfield Tuesday.  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann was there.