Saturday, January 20, 2018

Greene County traffic stop leads to recovery of gun stolen in 1984

(From the Greene County Sheriff's Office)

Last night Deputy Winchell stopped the driver of a vehicle which he believed was impaired. During the traffic stop, the driver, ran on foot. Deputy Winchell caught the driver and detained him to investigate further. While chasing the driver, the passenger also ran from the traffic stop.

Deputy Winchell conducted an inventory search of the vehicle prior to towing it. He located an FIE single six .22 revolver which was stolen in 1984 out of North Riverside, Illinois. The gun had two rounds inside the wheel. The driver was arrested for driving under the influence and possession of the stolen firearm. Riverside Economic Development Commission #teamwork

Deputy Winchell provided the impaired driver with a warm shuttle ride to the Greene County jail. How cool would it be to get this gun back to the owner or family of the owner.

Greene County deputies rescue dog that was struck by car

(From the Greene County Sheriff's Office)

Greene County deputies were called to the area of 2192 W State Highway CC for a dog that had been hit by a car. At the same time deputies were en route a citizen also contacted Rescue One, who also was en route.

Deputy Miller and Deputy Rudderham arrived and located this sweet male on the side of the road.This poor guy had a broken pelvis and was extremely lethargic. Deputy Miller and Deputy Rudderham stayed with the dog until Rescue One arrived to transport him to Seven Hills Veterinary Clinic. He was seen by Dr. Bader and is currently hospitalized and receiving care.

Thank you to everyone that was involved, especially Rescue One for donating your time to save our four legged babies - you all are a blessing from God.

Greene County Sheriff's Office searching for stolen vehicle

(From the Greene County Sheriff's Office)

Stolen vehicle

Everyone, we need your help in locating this, stolen, mint condition 1965 Chevelle Super Sport. It was last seen in Greene County near Fair Grove.

It was stolen last night between 7pm-11pm. We are hoping someone hasn’t changed the color of this car or started chopping it up yet. If you know where this vehicle is or any information about it, please call 911.

Taney County Sheriff's Office searching for missing 15-year-old

Springfield residents receive calls misrepresenting city staff

(From the City of Springfield)

City staff have received complaints about a telephone survey underway regarding trash collection and other issues in which the caller is claiming to be from the City Clerk’s office. The City of Springfield is NOT conducting a telephone survey at this time.

If citizens do wish to provide input about the discussion regarding trash collection, they are asked to fill out a comment card at

Friday, January 19, 2018

U. S. Bankruptcy Court Petitions- Springfield

Christian County

Roy Jon Stuart, Jr., and Jamie Lynn Stuart
Michael Wayne Murphy
Carrie Lyn Stroud
Monica Marchand

Greene County

Springfield Sunrooms LLC
Janice Lynn Carson
Lynda Hidrogo
Misty Dawn Starnes
Robert Louis Hightower
Jessica Ann Walter
Steven Matthew Sanders and Iva Kathleen Sanders
Sandra Marie Hall
Bradly Shan Barclay and Katie Marie Barclay
Blake Michael Schebaum

Howell County

Jami Corinne Bradshaw
Tony Coy Collins

Polk County

Mary Beth Jones

Pulaski County

Dustin Aaron Lee Hoover

Taney County

Matthew Loren Mitchell and Jordan R. Mitchell
Tricia D. Ball

Aurora teen injured slamming into tree

An Aurora teen was injured in a one-vehicle accident 11 p.m. Thursday on Highway 39, five miles south of Aurora.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 2005 GMC Sierra driven by Autumn E. Barr, 16, Aurora, ran off the roadway and struck a sign, a fence, and a tree.

Barr was treated for moderate injuries at Cox South Hospital, Springfield.

Purdy teen airlifted to Mercy Springfield after pickup-train collision

A Purdy teen was seriously injured in a pickup-train collision 12:55 p.m. today on Washington Avenue in Purdy.

According to the Highway Patrol report, a 1995 Chevrolet pickup driven by Alonzo Barrientos, 18, Purdy, failed to yield and crossed into the path of an Arkansas-Missouri Railroad diesel electronic locomotive.

Barrientos was airlifted to Mercy Hospital, Springfield, with serious injuries.

Agenda posted for Springfield City Council lunch meeting

Springfield City Council Lunch
Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
Busch Building - 4th Floor Conference Room 840 Boonville Avenue 


1. Follow-Up from the City Council Meeting of January 16, 2018

2. Drury Master Plan – David Hinson

3. Change 1000 – Mary Ann Rojas

4. Level Property Tax Implementation Budget – Collin Quigley

5. Any and all matters to come before City Council

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Springfield man killed in crash on 160

A Springfield man was killed in a two-vehicle accident 9:24 p.m. Wednesday on U. S. 160, one mile north of Springfield.

According to the Highway Patrol report, A Mongoose Excursion Pedalcycle, driven by Jesse A. Andrews, 30, Springfield, was in the driving lane and was struck by a 2010 GMC Acadia driven by Billy F. VanSickel, 64, Highlandville.

Andrews was pronounced dead by Dr. Christian at Cox South Hospital at 9:51 p.m. The fatality was the sixth this year for Highway Patrol Troop D.