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Three injured after crash at the intersection of Campbell and Walnut Lawn; lanes closed for investigationSPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Three people were injured after a crash Monday night at the intersection of Campbell Avenue and Walnut Lawn Street. According to Springfield police, the crash happened around 9 p.m. between an SUV and a car. The SUV was driving west, and the car was driving south, and the two collided.

Springfield, MO8 hours ago


KY3Springfield Police Department expanding its help to fight Kia and Hyundai theftsSpringfield Police Department expanding its help to fight Kia and Hyundai thefts

Springfield, MO2 days ago



SPD investigating crash on Highway 65 that sent two women to the hospitalSPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Springfield police are investigating a crash that closed a section of Highway 65 Saturday afternoon and sent two people to the hospital. According to the Springfield Police Department, around 10:30 a.m., a Mercury Mountaineer and Ford F150 were driving south on Highway 65 near the James River Expressway interchange.

Springfield, MO2 days ago


KOLR10 NewsSpringfield CPA pleads guilty to stealing $400,000SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Today in court, a Springfield man admitted to embezzling over $400,000 from a trust fund that was under his control. According to the Department of Justice, Ray Leonard Marple, 61, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of making a false federal tax return. As a certified public […]

Springfield, MO17 hours ago



Ozarks woman whose car caught fire shares her storySPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - On Friday, during torrential downpours, a car caught on fire on the side of U.S. 65. Rachel Dillard and her daughter are shaken up but are doing just fine. She tells us they were driving home from horseback riding lessons when she said suddenly her brakes went out, and her engine block caught fire.

Springfield, MO1 day ago


Springfield News-LeaderTrial for Nixa man accused of killing his wife in 2019 begins this week Nearly five years after Todd Blankenship was accused of shooting and killing his wife at their Nixa home, the 51-year-old man's trial begins this week. Jury selection commenced Monday in Platte County, where Blankenship had been in custody after a change of venue. Opening arguments from Christian County prosecutor Kristen Tuohy and public...

Nixa, MO14 hours ago



Bolivar teenager dies after dirt bike crash near Pleasant HopePOLK COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) - A teenager from Bolivar has died after a dirt bike crash near Pleasant Hope Monday evening. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, around 6 p.m., the 15-year-old boy was riding his dirt bike on E. 540th Road two miles west of Pleasant Hope.

Bolivar, MO9 hours ago



Nixa man pleads guilty for holding a hatchet to his mother’s head on New Year’s Day 2023NIXA, Mo. (KY3) - A man from Nixa pleaded guilty in court last week for holding a hatchet to his mother’s head on New Year’s Day 2023. According to court records, on April 26, Simon Scholz pleaded guilty to unlawful use of a weapon and kidnapping. He gets probation and a deferred sentence and will have a formal sentence hearing on June 26.

Nixa, MO12 hours ago


Springfield News-LeaderFormer Preferred Family Healthcare execs sentenced to prison for embezzlement, bribesTwo former executives of Springfield-based Preferred Family Healthcare will spend time in prison after their multimillion-dollar scheme that involved embezzlement and bribing elected public officials in Arkansas. Bontiea Bernedette Goss, 65, was sentenced Monday to three years in prison, and her husband, Tommy “Tom” Ray Goss, 68, was sentenced on...

Springfield, MO14 hours ago


KOLR10 NewsFour kayakers rescued in Christian CountyCHRISTIAN COUNTY, Mo. — Four kayakers in Christian County are safe and on dry land Saturday after needing a water rescue from James River at the Delaware Town Access Point earlier in the afternoon. Christian County Sheriff Brad Cole said one person made it safely onto a bank and the other three were clinging […]

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Leigh's Lost and Found: Search continues for missing pocket Pit Bull, reward now $2000SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - It’s been more than six weeks now since Rocky disappeared from the 1400 block of Farm Road 227 in Strafford, but the good news is, a professional trapper is now involved. Rocky’s owner Casey Davis says, “she’s just so knowledgeable about everything that I’ve been...

Strafford, MO15 hours ago


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