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.
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.