Sarah Teague

News Producer

Sarah Teague is a junior at Missouri State University pursuing a degree both in Journalism and Intercultural Communication. Currently a news intern, she is passionate about telling stories on the community and informing the public on current issues. In addition to interning for KSMU, she also serves as the life editor for Missouri State’s student newspaper, The Standard.

Jonathan Groves (Used with permission)

Organizers of this week’s demonstrations both supporting and critical of President Donald Trump say they’re pleased with mostly peaceful expressions while he visited Springfield.

As anti-Trump protesters gathered at the local Teamsters Hall before marching to Commercial Street, the president’s supporters lined Kearney Street as Trump’s motorcade rode by. Springfield police say there were no arrests stemming from the events.

Sarah Teague/Claire Kidwell
KSMU

A total of  305 law enforcement officers were on duty during President Donald Trump’s visit to Springfield Wednesday – that includes officers from the Springfield Police Department, Greene County, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, according to SPD spokeswoman Lisa Cox.

Officers kept a close eye on the protesters and anti-protesters who came out of the woodwork to exercise their First Amendment rights to the freedom of speech and of assembly.

Missouri State University

Two Drury University professors on the front lines of this week’s total solar eclipse hope their cosmic experience positively impacts the community.

Dr. Bruce Callen and Dr. Greg Ojakangas, professors in Drury’s Physics Department, studied the eclipse for the National Solar Observatory (NSO). It was a part of the Citizen Continental-America Telescopic Eclipse Experiment, or Citizen CATE.

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