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Drivers on Interstate 44 and Highway 65 South can expect delays and detours as crews begin to tear down the southbound Route 65 bridge over I-44.

Southbound Route 65 at the I-44 intersection will close at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and remain closed until late August.

I-44 will be closed at Route 65 from 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

Detours will be in place, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation.

The bridge is roughly 50 years old. That is the lifespan of most bridges in Missouri, according to MODOT spokeswoman Angela Eden.



Due to recent complaints, the City of Branson is cracking down on people renting out their houses, rooms, or apartments for a very short period of time.

 To operate a nightly rental from a home and advertise it on websites like Airbnb, HomeAway, or VRBO, residents are required to get a business license from the city.

But there are only certain neighborhoods where that is allowed.

 Melody Pettit is a spokeswoman for the City of Branson. She says only low density residential areas qualify for those business licenses.

Missouri State Univeristy

This week on STEM Spots host Becky Baker speaks with Joann E. Barnett of the Missouri State University Mathematics department. 

Listen in as they discuss changes in the way that students are being taught mathematics throughout the country.

CFO / Community Foundation of the Ozarks

The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is accepting proposals for its 2018-2019 grant period. The grants are for nonprofit agencies in central and southern Missouri.

The grants are generally divided into two categories: those focused on the Springfield-Greene County metro region, and those for all of southern Missouri outside of the Springfield area.

Springfield Police Department
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The Springfield Police Department will host an informational seminar for anyone who is interested in becoming a Springfield police officer.

The seminar will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25, at the Springfield Regional Police and Fire Training Center, according to a release from the department. The address is 2620 W. Battlefield Road.

Applicants will learn about the entire testing process.

The next opportunity for police officer testing will be August 17, and the deadline to apply is August 10.

Applications should be submitted online at