Scott Harvey

News Director & Content Coordinator

Scott joined KSMU in November 2012. He had previously served five years as news director for KETR-FM, the public radio station in Commerce, Texas. A graduate of Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Scott enjoys producing human-interest stories, among other pieces that educate and engage the community. When not at work, he’s often taking part in outdoor activities, exploring new areas and restaurants, or staying up-to-date with the latest news and information. Scott was born and raised in Shenandoah, Iowa.

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The nonprofit Kitchen Inc. continues is push of more affordable housing and solutions for Springfield’s homeless population with a groundbreaking this week.

McClernon Villas will provide an additional 36 permanent units to income-qualified seniors and disabled individuals, including six for formerly homeless veterans and their families. These two-bedroom apartments on Springfield’s north side will also include a community center.

A ceremony is planning for Friday morning at 10 am at 1320 E. McClernon St.

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Official enrollment numbers at Drury University shows its student population has grown by 4.1 percent over last year.

Drury credits the increase to its largest incoming freshmen class in five years combined with a solid retention rate.

In a news release, the school says its traditional undergraduate population for the 2016-17 academic year is 1,372, a jump of 54 students over last year. Drury’s incoming freshman class is 38 percent larger than last year.

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Missouri State University plans to modify some work being done on Glass Hall as a result of state funding restrictions.

Gov. Jay Nixon last week announced $57.2 million in cuts from the state budget after lawmakers overrode his vetoes of two bills. The tax breaks in these items were not accounted for, according to Nixon.

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Enrollment growth at colleges and universities can be attributed to an institution’s advancements across a variety of platforms. While this boost is generally welcome by school administrators, more students on campus may require changes to accommodate everyone.

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A parent of the child was located at approximately 5 p.m. Monday. The investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident is ongoing.

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Springfield Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying an unattended female toddler found walking down the street.