Councilman Doug Burlison

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The City of Springfield says it will remove red light cameras from all 11 intersections in which the devices are currently located. As KSMU’s Julie Greene reports, the decision comes more than four years after the city discontinued the program.

The traffic enforcement cameras are intended to photograph a vehicle that runs a red light. A citation is then mailed to the vehicle owner if a violation is determined to have occurred. These cameras are supposed to aid police officers, but according to some, they often cause more harm than good.

Will Missouri’s next legislative session produce a solution to the state’s meth problem? That’s the hope of some members of the Springfield City Council, which on Monday voted 5-4 to postpone a prescription only bill concerning cold and sinus medicines that contain pseudoephedrine. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.

Saying a prescription on medicines containing pseudoephedrine would play a significant burden on law-abiding Springfield citizens, Councilman Doug Burlison Thursday introduced a new amendment to the bill that would put the measure to a vote of the people. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.