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.
Gov. Jay Nixon says Missourians who received cancellation notices because their individual health plans don’t comply with the Affordable Care Act can now renew that policy into next year. KSMU's Scott Harvey has details.
Missouri’s two Senators in Washington, D.C. had high praise for each other Wednesday as they put aside party politics to try to pass legislation about sexual assaults in the military. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports.
Update 8:02 a.m. Wednesday. White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin was put to death Wednesday morning in Bonne Terre. Franklin’s lethal injection came after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition seeking a stay of execution. A statewide organization that disagrees with all forms of violence, including the death penalty, gathered in Springfield Tuesday. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann was there.
This week marks the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas, Texas. Missouri State University is conducting a series of events reflecting on the president’s legacy and the events leading up to and following his death. KSMU’s Julie Greene reports.
Questions are mounting for those with individual health insurance policies, after receiving notices that their plans will be cancelled because they don't meet the requirements of the new federal healthcare law.KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports on what it means for local consumers.
A Special Election for Greene County is just around the corner, with the ballot asking one question: a yes or no to implementing a use tax in the county. KSMU’s Anna Thomas explores what the tax is and what it could mean for the area.
A pilot program in Springfield is aimed at teaching kids how to make responsible decisions when traveling to school. KSMU’s Shane Franklin attended an early morning assembly at Pittman Elementary where cartoon super heroes were helping prepare the children.
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says the troubled federal health insurance exchange website is the easiest thing the Obama Administration will be able to do as more of the Affordable Care Act is rolled out. KSMU's Scott Harvey reports.
While the nation awaits a decision on the government shutdown, national parks are also hoping to reopen their gates after 16 days. KSMU’s Anna Thomas looks into what a government restart could mean for Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield.
Because of the federal government shutdown, some active duty military students cannot get the tuition assistance they rely on to pay for college. Several have already dropped their classes. As KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson reports, Drury University is trying to help.
In this segment of Around the World, Here at Home, we hear from Heinz and Vroni Buff of Douglas County, Missouri. These two dairy farmers came to the US in search of opportunity for themselves and their children after regulations for dairy farmers became too burdensome for them in Switzerland.
US Senator Roy Blunt reiterated concerns Thursday of the Defense Department’s claim that they don’t have the legal authority during the government shutdown to provide immediate death gratuity payments to the families of fallen soldiers. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.