The 2nd Annual Diaper Derby was held Saturday at the Battlefield Mall in Springfield. There were three divisions consisting of crawlers, beginning walkers and experienced walkers. The winner from each of the heats then competed for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize. Prizes included Simon American Express Giftcards and trophies.
Aaron VanBlack shared these pictures from Stockton at the Matthew Chism 5K. The event is raising money for the family of Cedar County Deputy Matthew Chism, who was killed on duty last year. His wife, Amber, hopes to travel to Washington, DC for a remembrance of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty.
The driver of a pickup got a big scare on Friday afternoon at a gas station west of Springfield. The pickup burst into flames right after the truck was filled with gasoline.
It happened about 4:30 at the Briarwood One station along U.S. 60 (Sunshine Street) between West Bypass and the James River Freeway. Harold Kuschmeader, the owner, had just finished filling up when he spotted smoke near the…
Businesses and organizations taking part in Saturday's Safe and Sound event got their booths set up on Friday. Safe and Sound takes place Saturday morning and afternoon at the e-Plex at the Ozark Empire Fair.
Springfield Police surrounded a house on the city’s north side after a report of a shooting.
Police are staging in the area of the 1700 block of N. Sherman Ave, between Division and Commercial Streets. Officers responded to a call of a woman being shot at a home there. Police have set up a perimeter, blocking streets in the area surrounding the house.
Springfield kicked off the second leg of the torch run celebrating this summer's Show-Me-State Games. Runners carried the torch from Park Central Square to home plate at Hammons Field. (Pictures by Paul Adler/James Rothwell)
Dozens of folks flocked to the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center this weekend for the Cherry Blossom Kite Festival. The annual family-friendly event highlights Springfield’s Sister City relationship with Isesaki, Japan and Tlaquepaque, Mexico. Kids and adults were invited to fly kites in the park as well as take part in numerous other activities.
Several dozen people lined the Highway 76 strip in Branson to remember a 6-year-old girl who was found strangled to death at the Windsor Inn motel in Branson back in February. The event was a show of support for Jasmine and her parents Jason and Lori. The event was organized by the non-profit group Jesus Was Homeless. Prosecutors charged 55 year old John Roberts with the murder of Jasmine Miller.