The U.S. District Attorney in Minnesota announced a grand jury indictment against 60 nationwide, including three women in the Ozarks, for accused roles in a $300 million telemarketing fraud scheme targeting elderly and vulnerable victims.
In 2015, Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott refused to house people who violated city ordinances in his jail, because it was already overcrowded. That led to lawsuits and eventually, an agreement, that the county had until November of 2020 to find enough space for Springfield prisoners.
The Springfield City Council has three public forums scheduled to hear from anyone who wants to address the timely issues of crime, race relations and policing. The first listening session scheduled for Monday night though was cancelled because of a lack of response.