Dozens flocked to the University Plaza Hotel on Saturday for the first Dining in the Dark fundraising event, organized by Vision Rehabilitation Center of the Ozarks. Money raised from the event will help people living with vision impairment maintain independence through specialized vision care and the use of adaptive technology.
Hundreds of hungry spectators sought refuge from the snow at the Springfield Expo Center on Saturday to stuff their bellies full of warm chili. More than 100 cooks competed for the title of People's Choice at the 34th Annual Sertoma Chili Cook-Off. The event draws thousands of people each year, raising money for the Boys and Girls Club and other local youth charities.
This crash was about a mile east of Glenstone Avenue (Exit 80) in the westbound lanes of Interstate 44 early Saturday afternoon. Both lanes were closed for awhile. (Photos by photojournalist Thomas Leonard)
Investigators in Texas County are trying to piece together the details of a shooting spree that left seven people murdered in four different locations. The suspected shooter is also dead after killing himself, and his mother died at another location of apparent natural causes. All the deaths were near the tiny community of Tyrone.
It is amazing how a little weather can transform our world. With a white blanket covering the ground and nary a soul in sight, the Nathanael Greene / Close Memorial Park takes on a serene feel. (Photos by KY3 Digital Photojournalist Thomas Leonard)