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Megan Burke

One person is dead after a 1,980-foot television transmission tower collapsed Thursday morning in Fordland.

The tower belongs to KOZK, the PBS affiliate station in Springfield, which is under the same management as KSMU Radio.  KSMU does not broadcast from the Fordland tower. 

Logan-Rogersville assistant fire chief, Robert Talburt, said six people were working on the tower at about 105 feet in the air at the time of the collapse.

According to Talburt, three people were transported from the scene to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.

Claire McCaskill
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Is it Vets.gov or Veterans.gov?  That's a question many veterans are wondering when they go to access their benefits.  One of Missouri's Senators in Washington is trying to cut down on the confusion.

There are two websites run by the federal government that veterans can go to receive benefits for their service.   US Senator Claire McCaskill says this is confusing, and is asking whether these two websites can share info, or be combined into one site.

Missouri State University

This week on STEM Spots we explore our Women In Science series. Listen in as Becky Baker speaks with Missouri State University Student Hannah Whaley, a wildlife biology major with a minor in museum studies. Listen in as they discuss restoration ecology and our impact on the environment. They also delve into some of the extra curricular activities that Hannah is involved in that relate to her major.

Michele Skalicky

Campbell Elementary will close at the end of this school year and will re-open as an interim early childhood education center and Parents as Teachers hub in center city.

The Springfield Board of Education made the decision Tuesday to consolidate Campbell and McGregor Elementary schools.

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The line worker training program , which will debut this fall at Ozarks Technical Community College Lebanon Center, will lead to an Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Distribution Systems. 

Local electric companies, private donors and the college partnered to develop the curriculum and secure needed equipment.    

OTC Chancellor Dr. Hal Higdon said this is another example of how the college aligns its degrees and curriculum with community and industry needs. 

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