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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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.

Missouri State University
Missouri State University

Missouri State University President Clif Smart says the school is poised to receive $2.1 million more in state appropriations than originally anticipated.

This comes after the general assembly passed a final budget bill that included a 6.58 percent cut in core funding for MSU, rather than the 9 percent cut proposed by Gov. Eric Greitens. Should the governor sign the bill, it will be welcome news to colleges and universities that had to slash budgets to balance out the projected cuts.

Michael Dixon
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The Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management has named Michael Dixon its new director.

Dixon comes from Benton County, Arkansas, where he served as director and deputy director of its emergency management agency. He was also the Vice President of the Arkansas Emergency Management Association.

According to a news release, Dixon’s appointment is effective immediately. He replaces Chet Hunter, who resigned last August.

Shannon County Disaster Relief Fund / YouCaring Crowdfunding

A crowdfunding site has been setup to assist the communities of Shannon County, a tourism area hit hard by last weekend’s flooding.

The county’s office of emergency management says in a press release that many businesses were damaged, or in some cases completely destroyed. The area experienced between 6-10 inches of rain, causing flooding along the Current and Jacks Forks Rivers. The region, part of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways, plays host to over a million visitors each year who fish, ride trails, hike, camp, and hunt.

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