Fire injures 2 at home in Barry County
A fire at a home in southern Barry County injured two people on Saturday night. The Central Crossing Fire Department says both of them were hospitalized with burns and smoke inhalation. A man was treated and released but a woman was still hospitalized in serious condition on Monday afternoon.
When firefighters arrived at the home in a subdivision just south of Viola just after midnight, the ...
Republic city administrator resigns for new job
City Administrator James Krischke resigned to become city administrator in Maryland Heights, near St. Louis. His last day on the job here will be Jan. 15, 2016.
Krischke started working for Republic on Sept. 25, 2007, soon after Republic consolidated with the former Village of Brookline and the economy was entering a recession. Prior to coming here, Krischke held positions with municipal organizations in the Hawthorn ...
Salvation Army efforts hurt by Black Friday cold, rain
A rainy Black Friday meant a tough weekend for one of the Ozarks largest charities. Despite the disappointing start, people lined up for Christmas assistance Monday at The Salvation Army in Springfield.
"This weekend was disastrous for us," said Major Judy Mills of the Salvation Army.
Mills said the cold and rainy weather meant shoppers rushing inside and volunteers calling in sick.
"It was a terrible weekend because ...
Kansas City Royals' World Series share worth $370,000
NEW YORK (AP) — A full postseason share for the World Series champion Kansas City Royals was worth $370,069, just under the record $388,606 set by the San Francisco Giants last year.
The New York Mets set a record for a World Series loser at totaled $300,758, the commissioner's office said Monday.
Kansas City split $25.16 million into 58 full shares, 8.37 partial shares and 50 cash ...
UPDATE: Teen from Nixa dies of injuries suffered in wreck off bridge
A 16-year-old boy from Nixa died of the injuries that he suffered on Sunday afternoon when a van in which he was riding ran off a bridge over Greasy Creek in Dallas County. Vincenzo Keith was a sophomore at Nixa High School.
The crash happened on Rocksdale Road, also known as County Road 65E-222, nine miles south of Buffalo, a few miles east of U.S. 65.
Busch siblings' worry: Grant's Farm in St. Louis could become subdivision
Four Anheuser-Busch heirs say they worry that their brother, Billy Busch, will turn Grant's Farm into a subdivision. Trudy Busch Valentine and Andy Busch say they have seen housing plat maps already drafted for the animal park.
The animal park is owned by six Busch siblings. Four of the siblings sued this month to force the sale of most of the farm to the St. Louis ...