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9:09 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Code Red Alert Issued for O Negative Blood

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The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks says today's winter storm has prompted more Ozarks blood drive cancellations, adding to what was already a serious shortage of type O negative blood. As a result, CBCO is announcing a CODE RED ALERT on type O negative. The alert means there is less than a one-day reserve supply of type O negative blood available for patients at 38 Ozarks area hospitals.

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Missouri Outdoors
6:16 am
Wed March 4, 2015

Snow Expected Today in the Missouri Ozarks

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Click here for a look at winter precipitation amounts that are expected today.

The National Weather Service in Springfield is forecasting snow today across the Missouri Ozarks.

"Now, specific to the Springfield metro area, we are forecasting anywhere from about three to four inches of snow through today," said Doug Cramer, NWS meteorologist.

Cramer said areas to the south and east of Springfield are expected to see the most snow.

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Education Connection
6:03 am
Wed March 4, 2015

School Closings Wednesday March 4, 2015

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Click here to view school closings from around the Ozarks.

Education Connection
4:35 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

OTC Seeks Part-Time Instructors

OTC Springfield
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Ozarks Technical Community College is in the market for some part-time instructors for its five campuses.  KSMU's Michele Skalicky tells us who the college is looking for.

OTC will hold an Adjunct Faculty Career Fair on the Springfield campus this month.

Lance Renner, OTC’s dean of general education and business, said they don’t have an exact number they’re looking to hire.  The event, he says, is a chance for the community college to find qualified candidates in the areas in which there’s the greatest need.

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Eye on the Community
4:30 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Possible Impacts of MODOT's 325 System Plan in SW MO

Roadway
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The Missouri Department of Transportation’s regional engineer, Becky Baltz, told Springfield City Council during its weekly luncheon Tuesday how MODOT’s recently introduced 325 System Plan could impact roads and bridges in Southwest Missouri.

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