Additional information released in fire-related fatality

Additional information released in fire-related fatality. Read article here: Additional information released in fire-related fatality  More...

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Completion of Fassnight Creek improvements project reopens Jefferson Avenue and Bennett Street

Jefferson Avenue and Bennett Street has reopened, marking the completion of the Fassnight Creek Stormwater and Greenway Trail Improvements Project, a multi-purpose project that included reconstruction of bridges and roadways and floodplain improvements to reduce flooding hazards to motorists and nearby More...

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Junior Police Academy slated for Saturday

The Springfield Police Department’s Junior Police Academy is slated for Saturday. Continue at source:   Junior Police Academy slated for Saturday  More...

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City’s Aa1 bond rating affirmed by Moody’s

The City of Springfield�s bond rating of Aa1 was recently affirmed by Moody�s Investors Service. Original link: City’s Aa1 bond rating affirmed by Moody’s  More...

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Friends of the Garden Butterfly Festival, Sister Cities Fiesta plan joint event Saturday

For the first time ever, Springfield�s annual Butterfly Festival will metamorphose into a re-imagined Sister Cities Fiesta, featuring live Mariachi music along with special guests and activities. Link:  Friends of the Garden Butterfly Festival, Sister Cities Fiesta plan joint event Saturday  More...

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Weather affecting Class 5 district schedule

The Class 5 District 12 girls basketball tournament semifinals have been rescheduled for Tuesday night at Willard High..

Ozarks’ baseball coaching icon Birmingham dies

The Ozarks lost another coaching legend today as Dick Birmingham, who spent more than 50 years teaching amateur baseball, died at the age of 80.

Birmingham coached at Hillcrest High School from 1960-84,...

Central promotes Williams to head football coach

Former University of Missouri defensive lineman Lorenzo Williams has been promoted to head football coach at Central High School, Springfield Public Schools athletic director Mark Fisher said today.

Williams replaced Pete Hanson, who...

Illinois Sen. Kirk to return a year after stroke

CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly a year after a stroke left him barely able to move the left side..

FDA approves 1st new tuberculosis drug in 40 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a Johnson & Johnson tuberculosis drug that is the first new medicine to fight...

Time for states to decide on health care exchanges

C.L. "Butch" Otter RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR,Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Nineteen states have turned down the Obama administration’s invitation to run the new health insurance markets that will begin...

Study: Widespread hunger in Haiti after storms

TRENTON DANIEL,Associated Press   PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians have suffered widespread hunger following an unusually active storm season this year and are likely to experience more, according to a study released Friday. The report,...

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