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.
Six Muslim inmates held in the Greene County jail have filed a federal complaint against the sheriff and other deputies, claiming religious discrimination.
The Springfield News-Leader reports 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.
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.
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.