Crime Top Stories

UPDATE: Police capture Dallas County escaped inmate in northwest Springfield

Police say  Christopher Cornelius stole a grain truck, but dozens of officers tracked him to Springfield where they made the arrest about three hours after his escape.

Officer involved fatal shooting in Springfield

Neighbors say Springfield man shot by police was a "nice kid" but had anger issues

A Springfield man is dead following an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night.  Springfield Police identify him as 23 year old Magnum Phillips.

Officer Involved Shooting

Man, 23, shot dead while trying to take gun from SPD officer

Police say officer shot man in struggle for officer's gun. 

Donation purses filled with warm necessities stolen

Thief thwarts good deed by smashing window and stealing donations

Lori Dobrick said she and her coworkers will start a new purse drive to try to replace the ones that were stolen.

(img1)armed robber and car jacker

Police identify man responsible for recent alarming armed robberies and carjackings

Police say evidence connects Justin Russell to the recent armed robberies and carjackings, targeting women shoppers. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to Russell's arrest and filing of charges.

(img1)Rise in traffic fatalities

Number of people killed in Springfield area crashes is way up

By Tuesday morning, 761 people had been killed this year on Missouri roadways.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 63 percent of them were unbuckled.

Deputies arrest more suspected mail thieves

1 arrest, 31 burglaries solved in Christian County

Detectives from nine law enforcement agencies may have busted a burglary and auto theft ring that's been plaguing the Springfield metro area.

Reginald Clemons

Missouri Supreme Court overturns conviction for murders of 2 sisters

The Supreme Court declined to overturn a ruling by a "special master" who found prosecutors suppressed evidence that detectives beat Reginald Clemons into a confession.