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On May 5, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) announced that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded City Utilities of Springfield a $7.6 million grant to help cover transit service operating costs related to the coronavirus pandemic. “Local public transportation is critical during this...
A Springfield, Missouri, man has been charged in federal court with sexually assaulting three teenagers and recording the abuse on his cell phone. William Shane Berg, 47, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Springfield on Wednesday, May 6, with one count of...
Days after it was announced that Medicaid expansion could be on November's statewide ballot, Missouri lawmakers discussed additional requirements that could limit coverage. The Missouri Budget Committee heard testimony Tuesday in regard to House Joint Resolution 106. The resolution would...
Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, would like to stress the importance of safe boating by making the public aware of National Safe Boating Week, which takes place May 16-22, 2020. National Safe Boating Week is purposefully scheduled just prior to Memorial...
Mark Twain National Forest has initiated a plan to reopen recreation sites that were temporarily shut down. Some sites will reopen by June 1.  Phase 1, sites to be reopened by June 1:     Eleven Point Ranger District (573-996-2153): Greer Crossing Campground, and multiple day use sites...
JASPER distributed a total of $17,097,741 in new shares to over 2,500 eligible Associate-Owners in the Jasper Holdings, Incorporated Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Over the last ten years, a total of $191 Million in stock has been given to their Associate-Owners.  The JASPER share value...
On April 28, President Trump invoked the Defense Production Act (DPA) to extend much-needed federal support to the U.S. pork production system. By triggering the DPA, the federal government will prioritize the continuity of pork processing plant operations. The following statement may be...
Jesse Anderson (photos courtesy of Texas County Sheriff’s Office)
On April 29, 2020 at approximately 11:56 p.m., a Texas County Deputy on patrol in the Plato/Roby area initiated a traffic stop on Highway 17 for a registration violation. A records check on the driver, Jesse Anderson, indicated he had a felony arrest warrant for a probation violation. Anderson was...
Zebidiah Jorgensen, 27, of Willow Springs, faces a misdemeanor charge of second degree property damage due to an incident earlier this month. According to a probable cause statement filed by Officer Tatum Whitsell of the West Plains Police Department, she observed a vehicle with a driver side...
Scotty Niederklopfer, 27, West Plains, faces three charges each of armed criminal action and second degree assault in connection with an incident that took place on November 29 at a gas station in West Plains.  According to a probable cause statement filed by Officer Justin Brown of the West...

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