Meet KSPR's Frances Watson.
Frances Watson joined the KSPR News team in March 2015 as a reporter and weekend anchor.
She moved to Springfield from the Northwest where she worked as a multi-media journalist and anchor for KEPR News, the CBS affiliate in Pasco, Washington.
She covered crime and courts in Benton, Franklin and Walla Walla counties along with Umatilla County in Oregon.
Frances graduated from California State University Fullerton in Fullerton. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism.
Frances was born in Los Angeles and raised in the eastern edge of the county, making her a huge Dodgers fan. She’s is excited to be in the Midwest.
She is an animal lover and loves to sing original songs to her dog, Bosco. Even if it drives her husband nuts.
Multiple tornadoes may have hit Mississippi, and damaging winds were reported in Louisiana, Alabama and elsewhere.
"Do I regret what I did? Never," Amor Ftouhi, 51, told a judge. The judge said those comments made it easier to impose the life sentence.
The man, Josh Bratchley, was retrieved safely by Edd Sorenson, another famous rescue diver, who said Bratchley's expertise likely saved his life.
Marc Lamparello, 37, of New Jersey, was charged Thursday with attempted arson, reckless endangerment and trespassing.
"With the thump and being startled, I went straight to, 'This could be an ambush,'" Officer Matthew Harrity testified in the trial of Mohamed Noor.