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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Billy Long
Scott Harvey / KSMU

By a narrow margin, the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday approved a measure that would do away with many provisions of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

The Republican-drafted bill passed 217-213, and now moves to the Senate.

Rep. Billy Long is one of those supporters. His vote Thursday comes just two days after the Republican from southwest Missouri said he was against the measure.

Shannon County First Responders

Officials in Shannon County say crews are working overtime to make roads passable as the creek and river levels allow.

This after the area received in excess of 14 inches of rain in a 4-day period, a first – according to officials there. Several primary homes, many weekend homes, and numerous businesses were destroyed or seriously damaged. There were no reports of fatalities.

Clif Smart
Ryan Welch / KSMU

Missouri State University has identified how it will fill the remaining $4 million gap in its Fiscal Year 2018 budget.

The figure includes $2.8 million from non-academic and provost’s areas, and $1.2 million from the academic colleges.

The recommendations, which come from the Executive Budget Committee, including cutting eight occupied staff positions, and eliminating another 27 vacant faculty and staff positions.

Jennifer Moore

West Plains’ residents displaced by weekend flooding experienced l a third night away from their homes Monday.

On Saturday, the American Red Cross said over 150 people stayed at its shelter inside First Baptist Church. 70 water rescues were performed in Howell County that night. There were no fatalities.

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An architecture firm has presented its recommendations for revitalizing Springfield’s Kearney Street to the city council.

PGAV Planners shared ideas during Tuesday’s council lunch.  

It says Kearney Street has the potential to capture additional retail sales from the available $95 million in unmet household demand in the trade area around the corridor. That’s the nearly 3-mile stretch of Kearney between Kansas Expressway and Glenstone Avenue.

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