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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Mercy Hospital Springfield and Mercy Clinic Springfield Communities have agreed to pay $34 million to resolve a lawsuit related to physician compensation.

According to a statement issued Thursday by the U.S. Justice Department, the healthcare organization allegedly violated the False Claims Act through improper payments to oncologists.

David Pennington
City of Springfield

Following a national search, Springfield has promoted from within in naming David Pennington the city’s new fire chief.

Pennington, currently assistant fire chief, will assume the new role on May 28. He replaces David Hall, who took an emergency preparedness role with Missouri State University earlier this year.

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As Missouri State University’s emergency preparedness manager, David Hall’s responsibilities include planning for and coordinating during crisis situations on the Springfield campus. He also conducts training throughout the university system.  

Hall, the city of Springfield’s former fire chief, has been on the job at MSU since February 1. For starters, he says it’s important to establish a good basis of understanding about the campus.

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Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley says our rights depend on the peace, order and stability that the rule of law brings. His words came during the 2017 Southwest Missouri Peace Officers Memorial Service Thursday in Springfield.

“The Bill of Rights; which I believe in deeply, and I know you do too, is nothing more than words on a piece of paper without the rule of law,” says Hawley.

He spoke before some 100 local law enforcement personnel and citizens at First & Calvary Presbyterian Church.

Chip Wolf
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Studies show babies of mothers who do not receive prenatal care are more susceptible to complications before or at birth. When an expecting mother suffers from substance abuse, the risk to newborns is compounded, and the need for prenatal care vital.

In spring 2016, Jordan Valley Community Health Center in Springfield, in partnership with Preferred Family Healthcare, received a grant to address this issue amid a rise in substance abuse among prenatal patients.

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