U.S. Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, along with Delaware Senator Chris Coons and other colleagues are calling for the reauthorization of the “Victims of Child Abuse Act” (VOCAA). If passed, the bill would reaffirm funding for Children’s Advocacy Centers, which ceased in 2005. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more on what it means for the region.
The National Weather Service in Springfield recorded between 6” and 8” of snow over the weekend, with more forecasted to fall tonight. KSMU’s Shane Franklin spoke with Springfield Public Works about how they prepare and respond to winter weather.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has called lawmakers back to Jefferson City Monday. As Tim Lloyd tells us, the Governor is pushing for up to $150 million a year in tax credits and incentives for a chance to build Boeing’s new 777x passenger plane.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. It was a moment no one could forget. KSMU’s Anna Thomas met with Springfield residents to remember what that day was like for them.
A veteran of the City of Springfield – and a familiar face to many in the Ozarks – has died. General Fred Marty recently retired as Springfield Deputy City Manager. According to a release from the city, he was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, and retired from the city earlier this month. His career included more than 50 years in public service.