The University of Missouri-Columbia made the decision today to revoke Bill Cosby’s honorary degree. 

According to a university statement, it did so with the full support of the Board of Curators and at the urging of administrative and faculty leaders.

Springfield Fire Department

The Springfield Fire Department moves into phase 2 of Project RED Zone (Reduce, Educate, Deliver) in Grant Beach this Saturday to distribute free smoke alarms. Teams will canvass the neighborhood; going door-to-door replacing outdated smoke alarms and changing batteries, at no charge.

Phase 1 reached all 2300 homes in the West Central neighborhood, which is at the highest risk for fires and fire deaths, according to data gathered by the city of Springfield.

CCCC Sertoma

The Friends of the Garden Butterfly Festival and Young Sprouts in the Garden will be held tomorrow (24) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park in Springfield.  

Jessica Balisle / KSMU

Zookeepers sprayed three cans of silly spray Tuesday at Dickerson Park Zoo to reveal the gender of their new cheetah cubs.  One can sprayed pink, and the others blue.  The cheetahs have been named Wally, Glenn and Maggie.

Zoo staff veterinarian, Rodney Schnellbacher said it will be two to three weeks before they’ll be on public view.

"We just want to be sure that the mom feels comfortable and the babies feel comfortable so we don't have her abandon them," he said.

The three cubs, born May 2, are the first born at the zoo since 2003.

Bob Stephens
KSMU archives

Two complaints alleging former Springfield Mayor Bob Stephens improperly used public funds and violated conflict of interest laws have been dismissed.

The Missouri Ethics Commission published separate notices on its website Monday saying it found “no reasonable grounds exist” to support the violations in question.