Community Safety


 The Springfield Branson National Airport now features state-of-the-art scanning technology. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) began deploying the Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) units to airports in 2008. The machines are designed to safely screen passengers for both metallic and non-metallic threats that can be concealed under clothing, all while preserving passenger privacy.

Kent Boyd is the spokesman for the Springfield Branson National Airport.

Pollution Concerns Amid Mass Rainfall

Sep 25, 2014
Springfield-Greene County Stormwater Management

Last week’s storms that hit Springfield brought power outages and morning traffic delays. But storm systems such as these also put pressure on city infrastructure meant to divert heavy rains. KSMU’s Briana Simmons has more.

A big concern during times of heavy rain is pollution. Melissa Bettes, project manager with James River Basin Partnership, says the pollution comes from areas such as roadways and parking lots and washes into waterways.  

How Much Rain Fell in Springfield Wednesday?

Sep 17, 2014
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Wednesday’s rainfall in Springfield hasn’t been this heavy in more than four years. That’s according to Andy Boxell, a meteorologist with the local National Weather Service office, who said 3.2 inches had fallen as of early this afternoon.