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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Ryan Welch / KSMU

Local law enforcement paid their respects Friday afternoon to Gary McCormack, the Greene County Sheriff’s deputy killed in the line of duty on this day 10 years ago.

On Oct. 6, 2007, McCormack was responding to a separate motor vehicle accident when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle. 32 years of age at the time, McCormack had been with the sheriff’s office for four months. He previously served seven years as patrol sergeant for the Republic Police Department.

Kevin Gipson
Submitted Photo / Springfield-Greene County Health Department

The director for the Springfield-Greene County Health Department will soon retire after 13 years at the position.

Kevin Gipson announced Friday he’ll step down on Nov. 9. He’s been with the department for a total of 24 years and his public health career spans more than 35.

Bob Cirtin
Twitter / Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce

Greene County officials are making their case for passage of a ½-cent sales tax proposal before voters in November.

Presiding Commissioner Bob Cirtin shared details of the measure at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield event Thursday. Earlier this week, the county released an itemized breakdown of how it would allocate the funding, if approved.

Bass Pro Shops
Ryan Welch / KSMU

Cabela's 82 stores in the U.S. and Canada are now a part of Springfield-based Bass Pro Shops, after the privately-owned hunting-fishing outfitter closed a roughly $4 billion merger Tuesday.

Bass Pro currently has 95 stores in North America. The deal to acquire rival Cabela’s had been in the works for more than a year.  

Ryan Welch / KSMU

Through the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, people are guaranteed the freedom to, among other liberties, peaceably assemble. Whether they’re called protests, rallies, or marches, there’s a long history in this county of its citizens coming together to stimulate support for or opposition to various causes. They’re held on street corners, in front of government buildings, and on college campuses.

On the first day of classes this fall at Missouri State University, hundreds gathered in solidarity with Charlottesville to speak out against racism after events in the Virginia city turned violent.

“This event was constructed to bring us all together at the beginning of a school year and to encourage spirit and comradery amongst all of us Bears regardless of our identities,” said Britt Spears, president of the MSU Chapter of the NAACP on Aug. 21.

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