Nixon plans group to address Ferguson issues
Gov. Jay Nixon says he will create an independent commission to study issues that have surfaced since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The group will examine the social and economic conditions underscored by the unrest in the St. Louis suburb since a white police officer, Darren Wilson, shot and killed the unarmed, black 18-year-old man on Aug. 9.
Nixon outlined his plan ...
SHARE: Corn mazes, pumpkin patches and haunted houses in the Ozarks
The Ozarks is known it's beautiful fall foliage.
Enjoy the fall colors and the abundance of corn mazes and pumpkin patches. Some are haunted and some are kid friendly. Whatever you choose you're bound to have fun. So grab the kiddos and hop in the car to go get lost one of the many mazes, patches, and haunted houses the Ozarks have to offer. Keep in ...
Springfield funeral home will host its first fireworks show using cremated remains
A funeral home will host its first fireworks memorial service this Saturday.
The Greenlawn Memorial Gardens event will showcase fireworks manufactured with cremated remains by AM Pyrotechnics. The inaugural display will be near Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
“We are anxious to see the first of what we hope to be many of these unique fireworks displays,” said Jason Diemer, vice-president of Greenlawn Funeral Homes. “This is an exciting ...
NCAA: Sports Illustrated report on Oklahoma State 'unfounded'
An inquiry by the NCAA and an independent investigator has concluded that a Sports Illustrated expose alleging misconduct in the Oklahoma State football program to be "fundamentally unfounded."
The NCAA and the university said Tuesday the joint investigation included nearly 100 interviews and a review of some 50,000 documents and emails. It found three instances that may lead to NCAA infractions.
SI said it interviewed more than ...
Searcy Co. deputy is recovering after shootout at bakery
A Searcy County sheriff's deputy who was wounded in a shootout at a bakery in the Ozark Mountains has been released from the hospital. Searcy County Sheriff Donald Ragland says Deputy Lang Holland is recovering at home after the shooting at Serenity Farm Bread in Leslie.
Arkansas State Police say Holland was injured on Friday after a man opened fire at the bakery. Holland and an ...
Webster County Health Unit offers free lead testing for kids this week
In observance of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, the Webster County Health Unit is offering free lead testing to children age 6 months to 6 years this week. The free lead screenings are on a walk-in basis until Friday at its Marshfield office, from 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 4 p.m., and on Thursday at the Seymour office from 9 – 12:30 p.m. ...