springfield http://kbia.org en Ex-Missouri Sheriff indicted in property theft http://kbia.org/post/ex-missouri-sheriff-indicted-property-theft <p>A southwest Missouri sheriff has been indicted by a federal grand jury on allegations that he stole property recovered in criminal cases and sold a stolen firearm.</p><p>U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson says in a news release Tuesday that 46-year-old Ronald Snodgrass of El Dorado was charged in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Springfield. Snodgrass was St. Clair County sheriff from January 2001 to December 2012 before losing a bid for re-election.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:55:38 +0000 Associated Press 56614 at http://kbia.org Amber Alert changes sought after Missouri killing http://kbia.org/post/amber-alert-changes-sought-after-missouri-killing <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The mid-February kidnapping death of a 10-year-old&nbsp;<font color="red">Springfield</font>&nbsp;girl has led to calls to change&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri's</font>&nbsp;Amber Alert system.</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:30:56 +0000 Associated Press 49862 at http://kbia.org Amber Alert changes sought after Missouri killing Springfield studying new graduation requirements http://kbia.org/post/springfield-studying-new-graduation-requirements <p>The Springfield school district is discussing how to make high school, particularly the senior year, more challenging for its students. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 23:10:46 +0000 Associated Press 45013 at http://kbia.org MU working on medical school expansion plan http://kbia.org/post/mu-working-medical-school-expansion-plan <p>The University of Missouri wants to establish a clinical campus in Springfield in an expansion of the university's medical school, but first it needs a 5,000- to 6,000-square-foot building between the city's two major hospitals. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 14:49:40 +0000 Associated Press 44522 at http://kbia.org MU working on medical school expansion plan Mo. hiker killed in fall at Rocky Mountain National Park http://kbia.org/post/mo-hiker-killed-fall-rocky-mountain-national-park <p>Crews have recovered the body of a 20-year-old Missouri man who died in a fall at Rocky Mountain National Park.</p><p>The National Park Service says Paul Nahon's body was recovered Sunday morning by helicopter from Longs Peak. His body has been transferred to the Boulder County Coroner's Office.</p><p>Nahon died after falling about 150 feet Thursday. Recovery efforts Friday were delayed after another climbed was seriously injured in a separate fall on the 14,000-foot Longs Peak.</p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:22:01 +0000 Associated Press 39042 at http://kbia.org Mo. hiker killed in fall at Rocky Mountain National Park Inmates sue Greene County sheriff, deputies for religious discrimination http://kbia.org/post/inmates-sue-greene-county-sheriff-deputies-religious-discrimination <p>Six Muslim inmates held in the Greene County jail have filed a federal complaint against the sheriff and other deputies, claiming religious discrimination.</p><p>The Springfield News-Leader <a href="http://sgfnow.co/17fyfVN">reports</a> the inmates say in a handwritten complaint filed July 24 in federal court that they've been denied congregational prayer, access to religious materials and sufficient space for daily prayers.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:24:37 +0000 Associated Press 38675 at http://kbia.org Inmates sue Greene County sheriff, deputies for religious discrimination Obama appoints new federal judge for Western District of Missouri http://kbia.org/post/obama-appoints-new-federal-judge-western-district-missouri <p></p><p>President Barack Obama has nominated a Springfield attorney and former Missouri House member for a federal judgeship.</p><p>The White House announced the nomination of 57-year-old Doug Harpool on Thursday. If confirmed,&nbsp; Harpool would serve on the U.S. District Court for the 66-county Western District of Missouri. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 13:36:58 +0000 Associated Press 38157 at http://kbia.org Obama appoints new federal judge for Western District of Missouri Charges reduce Springfield synthetic drug supply http://kbia.org/post/charges-reduce-springfield-synthetic-drug-supply <p>Federal officials and Springfield police say the availability of synthetic drugs in the area has dropped significantly since some shop owners were indicted in December.</p><p>Before the indictments, law enforcement had trouble disrupting the synthetic drug trade in Springfield region because the developers could quickly alter the drugs' chemicals just enough to avoid prosecution.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:13:16 +0000 Associated Press 37525 at http://kbia.org Charges reduce Springfield synthetic drug supply “Coming Out” stories: The freedom and loss of saying “I’m an atheist” http://kbia.org/post/coming-out-stories-freedom-and-loss-saying-i-m-atheist <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: normal; ">The role of religious affiliation in the United States is changing.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; line-height: normal; ">According to a recent survey from the Pew Forum,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.pewforum.org/Unaffiliated/nones-on-the-rise.aspx" target="_blank">one in five Americans is not affiliated with any religion</a>.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 22:56:59 +0000 Kellie Moore 24662 at http://kbia.org “Coming Out” stories: The freedom and loss of saying “I’m an atheist” Springfield OKs marijuana ballot http://kbia.org/post/springfield-oks-marijuana-ballot <p>Springfield officials have certified the signatures on a petition that seeks to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in the city. Fri, 03 Aug 2012 22:30:04 +0000 Associated Press 18723 at http://kbia.org Springfield OKs marijuana ballot Springfield marijuana petition short on signatures http://kbia.org/post/springfield-marijuana-petition-short-signatures <p>Supporters of a petition to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana in Springfield are running out of time to collect enough signatures to get the issue on the November ballot. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:44:27 +0000 Associated Press 18429 at http://kbia.org Springfield marijuana petition short on signatures Springfield marijuana petition submitted http://kbia.org/post/springfield-marijuana-petition-submitted <p>Activists have submitted a petition that seeks to decriminalize marijuana in Springfield.</p><p>The Springfield News-Leader reported that petitions with more than 2,500 signatures were submitted Friday to the Springfield city clerk.</p><p>Assistant City Clerk Anita Cotter says about 2,100 valid signatures are needed to move the petition forward to City Council, which could pass the petition or submit it to a vote.</p><p>Show-Me Cannabis Regulation board member Maranda Reynolds says the group continues collecting signatures in case some of the ones it submitted aren&#39;t useable.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 13:58:36 +0000 Associated Press 17622 at http://kbia.org Springfield marijuana petition submitted McCaskill under extra security after supposed threat http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-under-extra-security-after-supposed-threat <p>Sen. Claire McCaskill has extra security in place following a comment at a Tea Party rally last week. Wed, 09 May 2012 14:27:18 +0000 Associated Press 13827 at http://kbia.org McCaskill under extra security after supposed threat Newscast for May 8, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-may-8-2012-0 <p><span style="color: rgb(68, 68, 68); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px; ">Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:</span></p><ul><li>The state of the state budge<font color="#444444" face="Georgia, Times, serif"><span style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">t.</span></font></li><li>McCaskill&#39;s&nbsp;security precautions.</li><li>A Springfield mayor&#39;s resignation.</li></ul> Tue, 08 May 2012 22:25:47 +0000 Chris McDaniel 13795 at http://kbia.org Newscast for May 8, 2012 Springfield mayor resigns http://kbia.org/post/springfield-mayor-resigns <p>&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">&nbsp;Springfield Mayor Jim O&#39;Neal is leaving the job, effective immediately.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">O&#39;Neal announced his resignation Monday after a city council meeting. He said business and family pressures had prevented him from concentrating on his duties as mayor. O&#39;Neal owns O &amp; S Trucking.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 22:03:20 +0000 Associated Press 13790 at http://kbia.org Missouri medical school looking to add second campus http://kbia.org/post/missouri-medical-school-looking-add-second-campus <p>The MU School of Medicine announced a partnership today with two hospitals.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 06 Apr 2012 20:42:01 +0000 Emily Hauger 11977 at http://kbia.org Missouri medical school looking to add second campus