Westgate Avenue near Haseltine Road closed for railroad crossing repair until noon

BNSF Railway has closed Westgate Avenue near Haseltine Road until noon today for repair work on the railroad crossing. Original article:  Westgate Avenue near Haseltine Road closed for railroad crossing repair until noon  More...

On Jul 28, 2014 // in Local, Springfield // # 0

Road closures, reopenings for Monday, July 28

Parts of Robberson Avenue, Oak Grove Avenue and Grand Street will temporarily close Monday, July 28, while LeCompte Avenue will reopen. Follow this link:  Road closures, reopenings for Monday, July 28  More...

On Jul 25, 2014 // in Local, Springfield // # 0

Back-To-School Immunization Clinics Begin Next Week

Now is the time for parents and guardians of school-age children to think about required and recommended vaccinations for the 2014-15 school year. This article is from -  Back-To-School Immunization Clinics Begin Next Week  More...

On Jul 23, 2014 // in Local, Springfield // # 0

Birthplace of Route 66 Festival to feature live concert simulcast at Park Central Square 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9

The City of Springfield will present a live simulcast of the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Concert, featuring the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, at Park Central Square Aug. 9. View the original here:   Birthplace of Route 66 Festival to feature live concert simulcast at Park Central Square 7 p.m., Saturday, More...

On Jul 23, 2014 // in Local, Springfield // # 0

Turkey Trot T-Shirt Design Contest announced, deadline Aug. 8

For the 20th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Walk/Run, the Springfield Park Board is asking YOU to help us design the event shirt. Original article:  Turkey Trot T-Shirt Design Contest announced, deadline Aug. 8  More...

On Jul 22, 2014 // in Local, Springfield // # 0

Local high school athletes signing with colleges this week

Local signings: If you know of others, please contact Matt Schoch at maschoch@news-leader.com:

Lauren Aldridge, Marshfield, Kansas, basketball
Brad..

Marionville’s Ryan White named state winner of Wendy’s Heisman Contest

Marionville High School senior Ryan White was named as a state winner of the Wendy’s High School Heisman Award on Tuesday.

The award celebrates “hard work, dedication in athletics, academics and community leadership.”

White...

State high school volleyball rankings

Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association
State rankings
Class 4


1. Lafayette
2. St. Joseph’s Academy
3. Liberty
4. Ozark
5. Park Hill South
6. Parkway West
7. Rock...

C.L. "Butch" Otter Time for states to decide on health care exchanges

RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR,Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Nineteen states have turned down the Obama administration’s invitation to run the..

Fewer health care options for illegal immigrants

Sonia Limas, Gloriely Lopez CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN,Associated Press RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI,Associated Press ALAMO, Texas (AP) — For years, Sonia Limas would drag her daughters to the emergency room whenever they fell...

Fewer health care options for illegal immigrants

Sonia Limas, Gloriely Lopez Yahiden Lopez takes medication from his mother at their home, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Alamo, Texas. Lopez was born in the United States, but...

UN conference adopts extension of Kyoto accord

KARL RITTER MICHAEL CASEY   DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Seeking to control global warming, nearly 200 countries agreed Saturday to extend the Kyoto Protocol, a treaty that limits the greenhouse gas output of some rich...