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Health Officials Say 2 Men Died of Malaria in Springfield

Cerebral malaria was the cause of death for two men from South Africa whose bodies were found at a southwest Missouri motel where they had stopped during a motorcycle trip.

06/22/2015

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Newborns Addicted to Opiates Climbing in Ozarks

Already this year 13 babies were admitted to Mercy’s NICU because they required medication to ease withdrawals, which was last year’s total.

06/17/2015

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon vetos House Bill 116, as union officials and legislators look on in St. Louis on June 4, 2015. Nixon says if the legislation passes it would lower wages, squeeze middle-class families, and subject businesses to criminal and unlimited civil liability.  Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

Auto Union Fuels Nixon’s Funds After Right to Work Veto

Mo., representative says Governor Nixon accepted $50,000 for his veto of the Right to Work bill.

06/16/2015

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Report of Plane Crash Turns Out to Be Monster Truck Sounds

A report of a possible plane crash brought ambulances, law enforcement officers and several emergency responders rushing to property east of Springfield.

06/09/2015

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Springfield Man Pleads Guilty to Robbery, Assaulting Officer

According to a probable cause statement, Kerns robbed a Springfield store in July 2013 while armed with a BB gun. The statement says Kerns shook hands with one clerk after the robbery and asked another clerk for a hug.

06/03/2015

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Former Granite City Priest Ousted Following Abuse Allegations

Springfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki has removed Father Robert “Bud” DeGrand as pastor of four central Illinois parishes following a credible abuse allegation from 30 years ago.

05/06/2015

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Thousands of Students Not Receiving MAP Grants Due to Budget Cuts

Illinois Student Assistance Commission official says a small setback for paying for school, can prevent a financially needy student from completing a degree.

04/28/2015

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Springfield Voters Overturn Anti-Discrimination Ordinance

Voters in Springfield, Missouri, have voted to repeal an ordinance that provided protection against discrimination in housing and hiring based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

04/07/2015

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Services Planned for Former Missouri Auditor Spokesman

Funeral services and a visitation will be held next week for Spence Jackson, the spokesman of former Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich.

04/03/2015

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Missouri State Searching for Man Exposing Himself on Campus

Police say in one case, the victim said the man entered her room and began removing her clothes as she slept.

03/23/2015

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