City of Springfield Environment News Releases

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Posted on: October 14, 2014

City, County and CU to receive $67,000 from EPA in technical assistance for integrated planning

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Springfield is one of five communities that will receive $67,000 each in technical assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help develop components of integrated plans for wastewater and storm...Read on...

Springfield's Integrated Plan Web site
Posted on: October 7, 2014

City continues review of Southwest Treatment Plant

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The City of Springfield has concluded a personnel investigation within the Department of Environmental Services. All personnel matters are private and confidential. Springfield City Manager Greg Burris has reque...Read on...

Posted on: October 9, 2014

City identifies source of milky substance in Jordan Creek

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The City of Springfield’s Department of Environmental Services has identified the source of the substance that recently impacted Jordan Creek.

After receiving word from the public the morning of Sept. 24 abo...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2014

Help protect waterways with proper disposal of yardwaste and leaves this fall

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While the City’s Environmental Services and Public Works departments enjoy autumn as much as anyone, they aren’t looking forward to the problems the fallen leaves create when they make their way into the storm d...Read on...

View a video about how to maintain your property.
Posted on: September 23, 2014

Council learns more about stormwater policies and practice

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City of Springfield stormwater engineer Todd Wagner addressed City Council Tuesday at the weekly lunch workshop. He presented information at the request of Council members, who had questions about the City’s sto...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2014

City prepares to submit latest sewer overflow control plans to regulators

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The Long-Term Overflow Control Plan, (a plan required by state and federal environmental regulators to reduce sewer system overflows) will be submitted in December. It will recommend investments in the local se...Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2014

High temperatures plus sunshine plus automobiles equals ground-level ozone

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The current stretch of high temperatures brings more than just discomfort from the heat . Combined with the sunny days and emissions produced from automobiles and other gas-powered equipment, it also causes the...Read on...

Posted on: August 6, 2014

Work completed on Upper Ward Branch Stormwater and Trail Improvement Project

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Work on the Ward Branch Stormwater and Greenway Trail Improvements Project is complete. This was a multi-purpose project that included stream bank stabiliza...Read on...

Posted on: September 24, 2014

Demolition begins Thursday for City Government Plaza parking lots project

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Demolition of the parking lot at the City Government Plaza will begin Thursday, Sept. 25 as part of a grant-funded project to demonstrate ways of managing stormwater that reduce the amount of runoff and polluti...Read on...

Visit Big Urbie's Web site.
Posted on: June 30, 2014

Planned sewer rate increase takes effect July 1

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Residents on City wastewater service will see a planned rate increase July 1. The City of Springfield contracts with City Utilities for wastewater services billing, so customers will notice this on August CU bills.

Sewer rates ...Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2014

City conducting smoke testing today

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The City of Springfield's Clean Water Services Division is testing sanitary sewers today to find leaks in the system with a non-toxic, odorless smoke today within the following boundaries:

North: East Barataria Street
S...Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2014

City conducting smoke testing today

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield's Clean Water Services Division is testing sanitary sewers today to find leaks in the system with a non-toxic, odorless smoke today within the following boundaries:

North: East Battlefield Road
S...Read on...

Posted on: June 13, 2014

City receives grant for South Creek Restoration

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The City of Springfield has been awarded a $715,000 grant by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) for the South Creek Restoration Project. The project will remove the concrete channel and restore the creek to a more...Read on...

Posted on: June 12, 2014

Springfield in line to receive federal dollars for flood control

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Federal legislation to boost infrastructure for water resources includes significant funding for needed stormwater flood control in Springfield.

The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) includes a $20.86 million a...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2014

Health Department, Watershed Committee stream testing underway

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It’s that time of year when Ozarks residents flock to local streams and rivers in droves for a little bit of relief from the heat. But recreational waterways can also contain harmful bacteria and parasites.

To provide swimmers ...Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2014

Sewer insurance program not sanctioned by City

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Springfield residents may receive a letter from American Water Resources (AWC) of Missouri, informing them of their sewer service line maintenance responsibility. The letter offers an insurance product called "The Sewer Line ...Read on...

Posted on: May 1, 2014

Murals on storm water drains raise awareness about clean water, pollution

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This weekend marks the fourth year of Storm Drain Reveal, a project that has inspired other cities across the country and been recognized in national publications as an innovative approach to stormwater education. The public can v...Read on...

Click here for more info.

City of Springfield News Releases (General)

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Posted on: October 28, 2014

Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

While Halloween is a favorite holiday for most families with young children, it does pose several safety risks. Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult while trick-or-trea...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2014

City reaches agreement with Fire Fighters Union

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City Council considered an agreement reached between the City of Springfield and the Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters Local 152, (The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 152 - the Bargai...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2014

Dan Smith selected as City’s Public Works director

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Dan Smith has been selected as Springfield’s Public Works Director, effective Dec. 1. He currently serves as Gree...Read on...

Posted on: October 27, 2014

Weekly Calendar October 27-31

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Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, October 27 at Historic City Hall, City Council Chambers; 830 N. Boonville Ave.
  • City Council Lunch wil...Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
  • Posted on: October 23, 2014

    Missouri Career Center plans to make Battlefield Mall holiday job fair an annual event

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    Wednesday’s holiday hiring event at the Battlefield Mall, sponsored by the Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region, resulted in 20 on-the-spot hires and 30 scheduled interviews, according to Mary Ann Rojas, director...Read on...

    Visit the Missouri Career Center's Web site.
    Posted on: October 20, 2014

    Application packets, petitions for open City Council seats available starting tomorrow

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    Those who wish to run for mayor or City Council in the April 2015 election may begin the process starting tomorrow at 8 a.m.

    Applications and petitions for filing may be obtained from the City Clerk’s office...Read on...

    Posted on: October 20, 2014

    City Council committee approves three-year audit plan

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    RubinBrown, Certified Accountants and & Business Consultants, presented a three-year audit plan to City Council’s Finance & Administration Oct. 20. Members of the firm identified risks based on financial...Read on...

    Posted on: October 17, 2014

    Volunteers needed for local boards and commissions

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    The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions. Current openings include the Personnel Board, Planning & Zoning Commission, Citizens Advisory Committee for C...Read on...

    Download volunteer packet.
    Posted on: October 17, 2014

    Historic City Hall’s bell tower, Jefferson Avenue Footbridge glow pink for breast cancer awareness

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    Visitors to City Government Plaza or the Commercial Street Historic District might notice a pinkish hue emitting from the bell tower of Historic City Hall and the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge. The hue, achieved v...Read on...

    Posted on: October 14, 2014

    Complete Council Bill 2014-189 now posted

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    It was brought to our attention that the version of Council Bill 2014-189 that was posted online was not complete. It did not contain the amendment adopted by City Council prior to the public hearing on Sept. 8....Read on...

    The complete approved bill can be found here.
    Posted on: October 14, 2014

    City names Baltz, Gano and Smith as Public Works director finalists

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    The City of Springfield has named Becky Baltz, Jonathan Gano and Dan Smith as the finalists for the Director of Public Works position.

    The public is invited to meet the finalists 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct...Read on...

    Posted on: October 14, 2014

    City to train volunteers for right-of-way beautification

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    Signs, signs. Everywhere are signs.

    Whether they're advertising a yard sale on the outer edge of a public sidewalk or an in-home day
    care on a utility pole, signs in public rights-of-way are prohibite...Read on...

    View a video about how to place a sign legally.
    Posted on: October 13, 2014

    Weekly Calendar October 13 - October 17

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, October 13 at Historic City Hall, City Council Chambers; 830 N. Boonville Ave.
  • City Council Communit...Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
  • Posted on: October 10, 2014

    Workforce Investment Board to host youth forum Oct. 23

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    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board Youth Council will provide an opportunity for high school counselors and administrators, resource agencies, and businesses to share ideas about preparing youth for the...Read on...

    Register to attend.
    Posted on: October 8, 2014

    City's October sales tax revenue up

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    The City of Springfield's October one-percent general sales tax revenue from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 23.6% compared to the month of October 2013. October 2014 revenue was $3,780,574, an i...Read on...

    Posted on: October 7, 2014

    City continues review of Southwest Treatment Plant

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield has concluded a personnel investigation within the Department of Environmental Services. All personnel matters are private and confidential. Springfield City Manager Greg Burris has reque...Read on...

    Posted on: October 6, 2014

    Council to propose amendments to Campbell Ave. rezoning and SOGI bills

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    Members of Springfield City Council are expected to propose amendments to two controversial bills slated for the Oct. 13 meeting.

    South Campbell Avenue Rezoning (Council Bill 2014-207)Ci...Read on...

    Posted on: October 6, 2014

    Weekly Calendar October 6-10

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations - Universal Design Task Force will meet at 11:30 a.m., Monday, October 6 at the Southwest Center for Independe...Read on...

  • Posted on: October 3, 2014

    Third-graders to discover 'Treasures of the City' Tuesday evening

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    Third-grade students and their families will tour the City's Government Plaza while they treasure-hunt for knowledge of municipal government at Tuesday's 25th annual "Treasures of the
    City&qu...Read on...

    View video of last year's Treasures of the City
    Posted on: October 2, 2014

    City reaches resolution in Police-involved shooting litigation

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    The City of Springfield reached a resolution of a pre-suit settlement demand made by attorney Joshua Roberts on behalf of Eric David Butts. Butts was shot by former Springfield police officer Jason Shuck after h...Read on...

    Posted on: October 2, 2014

    Tricycle Drag Race to raise money for the United Way of the Ozarks

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    Come watch the high-speed hilarity starting at 12:30 p.m. today at 216 W. Central as City, Greene County and CU staff pedal their way to the finish line on tricycles to raise money for the United Way!

    Starti...Read on...

    View a schedule of the City's United Way drive.
    Posted on: July 29, 2014

    Red Robin to donate Saturday’s proceeds to Springfield Police and Fire

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    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has prompted a friendly competition between Springfield’s police and fire departments. This Saturday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Red Robin is encouraging the Springfield community...Read on...

    Posted on: September 30, 2014

    City outlines plans for additional police

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    On the eve of Domestic Violence Awareness month, Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams announces that two of the 10 additional police positions to be added to the force will be domestic violence investigators. ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 29, 2014

    City to receive federal grant to help hire 10 additional police officers

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    The City of Springfield was notified Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice that the City will receive funds to assist with the hiring of 10 additional officer positions under the 2014 COPS Hiring Program (CHP...Read on...

    Posted on: September 29, 2014

    Springfield Jazz Festival announces new additions for 5th anniversary

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    After last year’s “packed house” downtown, organizers are providing two new offers for jazz lovers at this year’s 5th annual Springfield Jazz Festival.

    The festival is free to the public and combines a varie...Read on...

    Posted on: September 29, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 29 - October 3

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Workshop will meet at 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 29 at the Springfield-Branson National Airport; 2300 N Airport Blvd.
  • Mayor's Comm...Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
  • Posted on: September 24, 2014

    City Council, Springfield School Board continue talks on crossing guard program

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    Springfield City Council and the Springfield School Board met Wednesday evening to review a proposal regarding school crossing guard services. A committee comprised of both City and school district staff had pu...Read on...

    Link to Joint City / School Board Presentation
    Posted on: September 23, 2014

    Council learns more about stormwater policies and practice

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    City of Springfield stormwater engineer Todd Wagner addressed City Council Tuesday at the weekly lunch workshop. He presented information at the request of Council members, who had questions about the City’s sto...Read on...

    Posted on: September 22, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 22 - September 26

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • Mayor's Commission on Human Rights and Community Relations - Universal Design Task Force Meeting will meet at 11:30 a.m., Monday, September 22 at Southwest Center for Ind...Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
  • Posted on: September 26, 2014

    DATE CHANGE: Public invited to meet Public Works Director finalists

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    The City of Springfield will host a public reception to meet finalists for the Director of Public Works position, 5-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15 in the fourth floor conference room of the Busch Municipal Buildi...Read on...

    Posted on: September 15, 2014

    Overflow crowd again expected for next City Council Meeting

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    The Sept. 22 City Council meeting is expected to draw a large crowd that could possibly exceed building capacity. Overflow rooms with be set up, as well as loud speakers set up outside the building. To ensure sa...Read on...

    Posted on: September 15, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 15-19

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights Include:

  • Springfield Library Board Finance and Personnel Committee Meeting will meet at 12:00 p.m., Monday, September 15 at The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell
  • W...Read more »

    Weekly Calendar
  • Posted on: September 12, 2014

    Date changed for vote on SOGI bill; other Council updates

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    Springfield City Council will vote on a proposed amendment to the City’s non-discrimination ordinance at its Oct. 13 meeting. Previously, it was mentioned that the vote would take place Oct. 27. That was in err...Read on...

    Posted on: September 12, 2014

    Workforce Investment Board conducting regional workforce survey

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    The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board, in partnership with the Missouri Career Center and local chambers of commerce, are conducting a regional workforce survey titled “MOmentum 2015,” to identify the iss...Read on...

    Complete the MOmentum 2015 workforce survey.
    Posted on: September 11, 2014

    City of Springfield selects firm to perform internal audits

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    RubinBrown, Certified Accountants and & Business Consultants, has been selected to perform the City of Springfield’s internal audit functions, beginning immediately. Representatives from the firm’s St. Louis...Read on...

    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    City Council revisits non-discrimination ordinance after two years

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    An overflow crowd came out for Springfield City Council’s meeting Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. At issue was a proposed addition to the City’s non-discrimination ordinance, deeming sexual orientation and gender identi...Read on...

    View Judge J. Miles Sweeney's statement
    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    Sept. 8 City Council meeting summary

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    An overflow crowd came out for Springfield City Council’s meeting Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. One issue was a proposed addition to the City’s non-discrimination ordinance, deeming sexual orientation and gender identity to be protected categories of persons f...Read on...

    View summary.
    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    City to remove red-light cameras from intersections

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    More than four years after the City of Springfield discontinued its red-light camera program as a result of a Missouri Supreme Court ruling, and at Councilman Doug Burlison’s suggestion, vendor American Traffic ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    CreAsian restaurant to donate proceeds to Springfield Police and Fire

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CreAsian restaurant, at the northwest corner of Chestnut and Campbell in Springfield, will be
    donating half of their gross sales Tuesday, Sept. 9, to the City's Police and Firedepartments.

    Proceeds...Read on...

    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    Overflow crowd expected at tonight's CIty Council meeting

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    An overflow crowd is expected tonight at City Council meeting, as more than 30 people have signed up to address a single issue – the consideration of adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of ...Read on...

    MEDIA: Direct link to the video stream.
    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 8 - September 12

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    The City of Springfield’s weekly calendar September 8- September 12 is now available online. Hi...Read on...

    City of Springfield Weekly Calendar
    Posted on: September 3, 2014

    City Council to weigh changes to non-discrimination ordinance Monday

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    The first reading of a City Council bill adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected categories in the City’s non-discrimination ordinance, will take place Monday, Sept. 8. The meeting...Read on...

    Posted on: September 2, 2014

    Weekly Calendar September 1- September 5

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  • Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority will meet at 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 2 at the Busch Municipal Building, Room 2 West, 840 N. Boonville Ave.
  • Landmarks Board wil...Read on...

    View weekly calendar
  • Posted on: August 27, 2014

    New City signage program informs motorists

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    Motorists will see additional information from the City as they make their way throughout Springfield’s roadway construction zones. The Public Works and Public Information departments started a new signage progr...Read on...

    View the National Avenue widening project sign.
    Posted on: August 25, 2014

    Community Involvement Committee meeting canceled

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City Council Community Involvement Committee Meeting, scheduled to meet at 1 p.m., tomorrow at the Expo Center; 635 East St. Louis Street, has been cancelled.

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    Posted on: August 20, 2014

    August sales tax revenue up

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    The City of Springfield's August one-percent general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 14% compared to the month of August 2013.
    The sales tax check for August 2014 was $2,400...Read on...

    Posted on: August 20, 2014

    Citizens pleased with overall direction of City, according to 2014 Citizen Survey

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    The results of the 2014 Citizen Survey are in, and they show that Springfieldians are pleased with the overall direction their city is taking and they feel they are receiving a good value for their taxes they pa...Read on...

    Citizen Survey 2014
    Posted on: August 19, 2014

    Proposed amendment to Council Bill 2014-169.

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    Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Seifried proposed an amendment to Council Bill 2014-169 at the Aug. 18 City Council meeting. The amendment was tabled, but can be viewed at the link below.

    View proposed amendment.
    Posted on: August 14, 2014

    Law department issues clarification on SOGI bill

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Due to an error by the City’s Law Department, the wrong version of a bill aimed at expanding the City’s nondiscrimination ordinance was brought before City Council’s Community Involvement Committee.

    The bill,...Read on...

    SOGI Task Force Full Report
    Posted on: August 13, 2014

    Mayor expresses concerns about staffing issues

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    For decades, the retirement of the baby boom generation has been a looming economic threat. Now, it’s no longer looming — it’s here. Every month, more than a quarter-million Americans turn 65.

    It’s a topic Ma...Read on...

    Download chart
    Posted on: August 12, 2014

    SFD to receive $640,000 grant for breathing apparatus

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    Springfield Fire Department is breathing a little easier after being notified of a $640,000 grant to replace its self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The grant is thanks to Federal Emergency Management Age...Read on...

    Visit the Springfield Fire Department's Web sit
    Posted on: August 8, 2014

    New system for City news releases

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    Hello!
    With the conversion of the City of Springfield's Web site (springfieldmo.gov) to a new content management system, news releases wil...Read on...

    Manage your subscriptions
    Posted on: July 10, 2014

    City solicits bids for properties

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield is soliciting sealed bids for the sale of various parcels of City-owned property at the following locations:

  • 2221 N. Main - Zoned R-SF (Residential Single-Family)
  • ...Read on...

    View the bid posting.
    Posted on: July 28, 2014

    National Night Out promotes safe, healthy neighborhoods

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    6 p.m.-Sundown, Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
    Meador Park, 2500 S. Fremont Ave.

  • 1 pool admission or donate a canned good for FREE pool admission (6-8 p.m.)
  • Crime and safety informati...Read on...

    View the public service announcement.
  • Posted on: July 28, 2014

    Finance Department receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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    For the 37th year, the City of Springfield's Finance Department, headed by Director Mary Mannix Decker, has earned a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Fi...Read on...

    Posted on: July 17, 2014

    City’s Aa1 Bond Rating affirmed by Moody’s

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    The City of Springfield’s bond rating of Aa1 was recently affirmed by Moody’s Investors Service. The City asked for a rating in conjunction with upcoming general obligation bond issuance. Moody’s is a bond ratin...Read on...

    Posted on: July 10, 2014

    State of the City strong and getting stronger, Mayor says

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    More than 300 attendees gathered to hear Mayor Bob Stephens share his views this morning about the state of Springfield during the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s Good Morning Springfield! at the Mediacom Ice Park at 635 E....Read on...

    Posted on: July 8, 2014

    July sales tax revenue up

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's July one-percent general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 26.55% compared to the month of July 2013. Revenues are also ahead of budget for July by $682,250 or 17.82%.
    ...Read on...

    Posted on: June 24, 2014

    Volunteer award ceremony honors 10 citizens

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    Ten local citizens were honored by the Council of Churches of the Ozarks and City of Springfield as the Volunteers of the Year at the annual Gift of Time Awards on June 24. Nominated by various nonprofit, public, and service organ...Read on...

    Posted on: June 20, 2014

    Chet Hunter named Office of Emergency Management director

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    The Greene County Commission has selected Chet Hunter, 37, as the new director of the Springfield-Greene County Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Hunter was most recently the emergency management director in Lawrence County, a...Read on...

    Posted on: June 11, 2014

    Joint City-County Planning Task Force meeting follow up

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    The Joint City-County Task Force met Wednesday to discuss recently passed state legislation that if signed into law could erode the local sales tax base. The group attempted to answer the question, "Is there a legitimate caus...Read on...

    Posted on: June 9, 2014

    June sales tax revenue down

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's June one-percent general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down compared to budget for the month of June and when compared with June, 2013. This means a $588,692 shortfall ...Read on...

    Posted on: June 6, 2014

    Officials extend condolences to the family of Bob Jones

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    City of Springfield officials fondly remember Robert L. "Bob" Jones, who passed away Tuesday, June 3. Jones was an attorney who became active in the community after retiring to the Springfield area.

    He served as a mem...Read on...

    Posted on: June 3, 2014

    Tim Smith named Deputy City Manager

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Tim Smith has been named as the City of Springfield’s Deputy City Manager. Smith replaces Gen. Fred Marty, who passed away in November 2013 after a short battle with cancer. Marty had resigned shortly before his death. Smith will ...Read on...

    Posted on: June 2, 2014

    Weekly calendar, Council lunch agenda and special meeting

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's weekly calendar for June 2-6, 2014 is now available online at www.springfieldmo.gov/calendar .

    A Special Closed Council Meeting will be held at 12:45 p.m. or immediately following Council lunch....Read on...

    Posted on: May 28, 2014

    Gift of Time nomination deadline May 31

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    The "Gift of Time" luncheon celebrates volunteerism in the Ozarks with 10 nominees selected as the Volunteers of the Year. "The nominees exemplify volunteerism in our community," stated Mark Struckhoff, Executi...Read on...

    To nominate an outstanding volunteer
    Posted on: May 27, 2014

    'Spring Ring' event raises $10,000 for Salvation Army

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    The Salvation Army wishes to sincerely thank the City of Springfield, the local businesses and organizations and the many volunteers who supported those in need by supporting the Springfield Spring Ring Bellringing Event. The week...Read on...

    Posted on: May 23, 2014

    118 Japanese students visit Equestrian Center on Memorial Day

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    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board will host 118 Japanese high school students and 12 teachers and administrators on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 4 p.m., at Valley Water Mill Equestrian Center, 4007 N. Farm Road 171.

    The...Read on...

    Posted on: May 23, 2014

    Weekly calendar and Council lunch agenda

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's weekly calendar for May 26-30, 2014 is now available online at www.springfieldmo.gov/calendar .
    Council Lunch

    DATE: Tuesday, May 27, 2014TIME: 12:05 p.m. or immediately following closed sessi...Read on...

    Posted on: May 21, 2014

    May 18-24 is National Public Works Week

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    Mayor Bob Stephens proclaimed May 18-24 as National Public Works Week in Springfield at a ceremony in his office at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 20. In addition, other local activities will feature Public Works exhibits, displays and ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 15, 2014

    Highest value of private development occurring in downtown Springfield

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    While private development projects continue to spring up across the city, over the last year, downtown Springfield has seen the most private commercial and multi-family residential activity, according to the City's Economic...Read on...

    Posted on: May 12, 2014

    City releases 2013 Year in Review

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    The City of Springfield has completed a Year in Review report that highlights initiatives, projects, programs and events that defined Springfield in 2013.

    Mayor Bob Stephens says in his opening message of the report, “One of th...Read on...

    2013 Year in Review
    Posted on: May 9, 2014

    Gift of Time nominations now open

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    Do you know someone who gives their time to make the Ozarks a better place to live? The City of Springfield and the Council of Churches of the Ozarks encourage you to nominate this person for a Gift of Time award.

    Every day acr...Read on...

    Nominate your volunteer hero.
    Posted on: May 6, 2014

    May sales tax revenue up

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's May one-percent general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up significantly, compared to the budget for the month of May and when compared to May, 2013.

    This significant...Read on...

    Posted on: May 6, 2014

    Hotel/motel tax reallocation application process begins again

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    The Hotel/Motel Tax Reallocation Committee, a committee appointed by City Council to manage the grant award process for the returned tax proceeds from Wonders of Wildlife (WOW), will host a mandatory question and answer session fo...Read on...

    Application Criteria
    Posted on: May 2, 2014

    "Spring Ring" red kettle campaign to help The Salvation Army make up for winter shortfall

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    After a long, hard winter, Springfieldians are ready for spring.

    While many of us were inconvenienced by the extreme weather this winter, it caused major hardships for those already struggling to survive.

    Each year, The Salv...Read on...

    Donate
    Posted on: May 2, 2014

    Race & Faith Collaborative kicks of third quarter Saturday

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    The Greater Springfield Race & Faith Collaborative will host a third quarter kickoff to provide educational materials aimed at working toward race equity and dignity in our respective places of worship, business and community ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 1, 2014

    City reaches resolution in marijuana lawsuit

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    Although the settlement process is not complete, the City of Springfield confirms a resolution of a lawsuit filed last year by Maranda Reynolds, Show-Me Cannabis (based in St. Louis) and American Victory Coalition (based out of Or... Read on...


    City of Springfield Traffic News Releases

    54 Stories
    Posted on: October 29, 2014

    Traffic Advisory: Rountree Halloween Parade 5:30-7 p.m. Friday

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    Rountree Special Events, LLC is hosting a Halloween parade 5:30-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31. The City encourages drivers to avoid the area of the East Grand Street and South Weller Avenue intersection during this ti...Read on...

    Posted on: October 28, 2014

    Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    While Halloween is a favorite holiday for most families with young children, it does pose several safety risks. Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult while trick-or-trea...Read on...

    Posted on: October 27, 2014

    Dan Smith selected as City’s Public Works director

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    Dan Smith has been selected as Springfield’s Public Works Director, effective Dec. 1. He currently serves as Gree...Read on...

    Posted on: October 21, 2014

    Public Works begins publishing monthly traffic safety reports

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    The first nine months of 2014 saw an overall decrease in crash incidents on City right-of-ways by 14 percent. This is in comparison to the crash statistics of the first nine months of 2013, and it is shown in Pu...Read on...

    Monthly Traffic Safety Report (PDF)
    Posted on: October 21, 2014

    Overnight closures on James River Freeway for bridge work

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The eastbound lanes of James River Freeway between Campbell Avenue and National Avenue will close at 10 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, reopening at 5 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 23. Eastbound James River Freeway traffic will...Read on...

    Posted on: October 17, 2014

    Public Works performing repair work on several Springfield streets over next week

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    Public Works will be working to seal cracks, repair joints and perform pavement surface preservation on Springfield streets over the next week. This work will require lane closures. Motorists are advised to slow...Read on...

    Posted on: October 2, 2014

    College Station Car Park in downtown Springfield to be closed Sunday for annual maintenance

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    College Station Car Park will be closed 6 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 5 for annual maintenance. Public Works apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause, and thanks you for your cooperation.

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    Posted on: September 29, 2014

    Utility work for Campbell Avenue and Grand Street intersection improvement to begin Tuesday

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    Utility work for the Campbell Avenue and Grand Street intersection improvement project will begin Tuesday, Sept. 30. This will require lane closures on Campbell Avenue and Grand Street at different locations ove...Read on...

    Posted on: September 16, 2014

    Inside lanes of Grand Street at Kimbrough Avenue to close Sept. 18-26

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    Weather permitting, pavement repair will require the inside lanes of Grand Street at Kimbrough Avenue to close from 8:30 a.m., Thursday Sept.18 until 5 p.m., Friday Sept. 26.

    No left turns will be permitted ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 9, 2014

    Road closures Sept. 12 and Sept. 13

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Public Works and Environmental Services will be performing utility cut repairs and sewer maintenance that will require road closures at the following locations.

    Weather permitting, work will take place:

    &...Read on...

    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    City to remove red-light cameras from intersections

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    More than four years after the City of Springfield discontinued its red-light camera program as a result of a Missouri Supreme Court ruling, and at Councilman Doug Burlison’s suggestion, vendor American Traffic ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    Kimbrough Avenue directly south of Grand Street to close overnight

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Utility relocations will cause Kimbrough Avenue directly south of Grand Street to close from 7 p.m. tonight (Sept. 8) until 6 a.m. tomorrow (Sept. 9). Motorists are advised to use an alternate route. These reloc...Read on...

    Posted on: September 5, 2014

    Public Works performing pavement resurfacing on City streets in September

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Public Works will be resurfacing pavement on several streets throughout the City in September. Motorists are advised to slow down and use caution as they move through these areas.

    Weather permitting, work wi...Read on...

    Posted on: September 4, 2014

    Construction for Mount Vernon/ Orchard Crest Intersection Improvements Project begins Monday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Construction for the Mount Vernon Street and Orchard Crest Avenue Intersection Improvements Project is scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 8. This project will provide stormwater and intersection improvements to Mo...Read on...

    Posted on: August 28, 2014

    Overnight closure on Holland Avenue

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Utility relocation will cause Holland Avenue directly south of Grand Street to close from 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Aug. 28) until 6 a.m. tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 29). Motorists are advised to use an alternate rou...Read on...

    Posted on: August 28, 2014

    Overnight closure on Republic Road

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Republic Road will be closed west of National Avenue from 9:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Aug. 28) until 5:30 a.m. tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 29) for construction of stormwater lines. Please use caution while driving t...Read on...

    Posted on: August 27, 2014

    Kimbrough Avenue north and south of Grand Street to close overnight

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Pavement repair will cause Kimbrough Avenue directly north and south of Grand Street to close from 7 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. tomorrow. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route. These repairs are part of...Read on...

    Posted on: August 27, 2014

    New City signage program informs motorists

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Motorists will see additional information from the City as they make their way throughout Springfield’s roadway construction zones. The Public Works and Public Information departments started a new signage progr...Read on...

    View the National Avenue widening project sign.
    Posted on: August 19, 2014

    Northbound lane of Jefferson Avenue closed directly south of Bennett Street starting Wednesday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The northbound lane of Jefferson Avenue will be closed in the area directly south of Bennett Street beginning Wednesday, Aug. 20, for bridge modifications. Lane shifts will be used to maintain one northbound lan...Read on...

    Posted on: August 18, 2014

    McDaniel Street between South Avenue and Robberson Avenue to close Aug. 19-Sept. 12

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    McDaniel Street between South Avenue and Robberson Avenue will be closed beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 19 for work associated with the streetscape project.

    Motorists are advised to use the marked detour via S...Read on...

    Posted on: August 18, 2014

    McClernon Street between Delaware Avenue and Kentwood Avenue to close Tuesday, Aug. 19

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Public Works will close McClernon Street between Delaware Avenue and Kentwood Avenue 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19 for utility cut repairs.

    For more information, please contact Lyle Smith at 864-1965.Read on...

    Posted on: August 13, 2014

    Lane shifts on Republic Road start Thursday evening

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Lane shifts will occur on Republic Road between Campbell Avenue and Fremont Avenue starting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14. Please use caution while driving through this area. Access to businesses in the area will...Read on...

    Posted on: August 12, 2014

    Public Works reminds drivers to slow down, offers back-to-school safety tips

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    As Springfield Public Schools’ students head back to school today and area universities start their fa...Read on...

    Visit Public Works' Web site.
    Posted on: July 28, 2014

    Westgate Avenue near Haseltine Road closed for railroad crossing repair until noon July 28

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    BNSF Railway has closed Westgate Avenue near Haseltine Road until noon today for repair work on the railroad crossing. Motorists are advised to use the Eldon Avenue detour, accessible from Division Street.Read on...

    Posted on: July 25, 2014

    Road closures, reopenings for Monday, July 28

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  • • Robberson Avenue Closure
  • Robberson Avenue between Walnut Street and Pershing Street will be closed beginning Monday, July 28, for utility work associated with the McDan...Read on...

    Posted on: September 23, 2014

    Lane closure on Water Street from Boonville Avenue to Jefferson Avenue Sept. 24-25

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Utility cut repairs on Water Street from Booonville Avenue to Jefferson Avenue will require a lane closure from 2 a.m., Sept. 24 until 7 a.m., Sept. 25 or until work is complete.

    For more information...Read on...

    Posted on: July 17, 2014

    Overnight closure for Kimbrough Avenue north of Grand Street tonight

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Utility relocations will require Kimbrough Avenue directly north of Grand Street to close from 7 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. Friday, June 18. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route. These relocations are ...Read on...

    Posted on: July 15, 2014

    Luster Avenue south of Battlefield Road to Meadow Street to be closed tomorrow

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Luster Avenue, south of Battlefield Road to Meadow Street will be closed 7 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 16 for pavement repair. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route.

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    For more i...Read on...

    Posted on: July 17, 2014

    Overnight closure tonight on National Avenue

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Weather permitting, the area of National Avenue just north of Republic Road will be closed from 9:30 p.m. tonight until 5:30 a.m., Friday, July 18 for installation of a storm water line across National, as part...Read on...

    Posted on: July 8, 2014

    City responds to citizen concerns about new bridge walls

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield decided to close a portion of a newly constructed intersection yesterday after several citizens contacted the Citizen Resource Center with sight line concerns around new bridge walls.

    “A change in the c...Read on...

    Posted on: July 8, 2014

    City engineers to discuss potential options for Bennett and Jefferson intersection

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City will provide information to media and citizens regarding potential changes to the intersection of Bennett and Jefferson at 2:30 p.m. at the Busch Municipal Building main lobby Tuesday, July 8.
    City engineers decided to c...Read on...

    Posted on: July 8, 2014

    Lane closure on Fremont Avenue between Portland Street and Bennett Street

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The northbound lane of Fremont Avenue between Portland Street and Bennett Street will be closed 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, July 8 from for utility cut repairs. Motorists are advised to use the marked detour via Portland Street, Delaw...Read on...

    Posted on: July 2, 2014

    City asks for public's help in preventing construction-zone crashes

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City's Public Works department is asking for motorists' help in preventing construction-zone traffic accidents.

    "Since June 13, we have had five accidents in our construction areas, and that's too ...Read on...

    Live view of traffic flow and incidents
    Posted on: July 2, 2014

    Night closure for Grand Street east of Kimbrough Avenue tonight

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Utility relocations will require Grand Street directly east of Kimbrough Avenue to close from 7 p.m. tonight until 6 a.m. tomorrow. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route. These relocations are part of the Grand Street an...Read on...

    Posted on: June 26, 2014

    Brick restoration project improves Springfield's corridors of preservation

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Five Springfield neighborhoods will benefit from a preservation project as the City of Springfield continues to maintain historic brick sidewalks.

    Every three years, funds allocated from the ¼-cent Capital Improvement Sale...Read on...

    Posted on: June 26, 2014

    Utah Avenue closes to through-traffic as part of Fassnight Creek improvement project

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Fassnight Creek Improvement Phase 2 project in the area of Bennett Street between Campbell and Jefferson is nearing completion. The project includes an extension of the Fassnight Greenway Trail system. Effective immediately, U...Read on...

    Posted on: June 23, 2014

    Lane closures on Battlefield and National

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Battlefield Road and Glenstone Avenue

    Construction activities for the Battlefield Road/Glenstone Avenue intersection improvement project require a westbound lane closure beginning Tuesday, June 24 until work is complete.

    Nat...Read on...

    Posted on: June 23, 2014

    McDaniel Street closure extended

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    McDaniel Street between South Avenue and Robberson Avenue will continue to be closed for utility work associated with the streetscape project. Weather permitting, it should reopen to traffic on July 15.

    For more information, co...Read on...

    Posted on: June 23, 2014

    Bennett Street closure June 24

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Bennett Street between Fremont Avenue and Delaware Avenue will be closed from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 24 for utility cut repairs. Motorists are advised to use the marked detour via Delaware Avenue, Portland Street and Fr...Read on...

    Posted on: June 17, 2014

    Luster Avenue closure extended

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Due to unexpected construction delays, Luster Avenue, south of Battlefield Road to Meadow Drive, will also be closed 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 18.

    Contact Everett Kelley, in the City's Public Works Street Operati...Read on...

    Posted on: June 13, 2014

    Lane closures on Battlefield begin Tuesday June 17

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Updates to AT&T's telecommunication system will require lane closures on Battlefield Road at different locations over the next three weeks, between Fremont and Golden Avenue. Starting on June 17, lane closures are sched...Read on...

    Posted on: June 16, 2014

    Luster Avenue closure

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Luster Avenue, south of Battlefield Road to Meadow Drive will be closed 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 17 for stormwater improvements. Motorists are advised to use an alternate route.

    For more information, contact Everett Ke...Read on...

    Posted on: June 12, 2014

    Lane closures at National and Grand intersection

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Repair work at the intersection of National Avenue and Grand Street will require lane closures on National Avenue from 1 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, June 13. One northbound lane, one southbound lane and one northbound turn lane on Nat...Read on...

    Posted on: June 10, 2014

    Primrose Street lane closure

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A lane closure is in effect on Primrose Street from Fremont Avenue to Delaware Avenue until noon on Friday, June 20 or until work is complete, for conduit boring.

    For more information, please contact Jason Haynes at 864-1167 or...Read on...

    Posted on: June 6, 2014

    Night closures for Kimbrough Avenue begin June 8

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Utility relocations will cause the northbound lane of Kimbrough Avenue directly south of Grand Street to close from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. nightly for approximately 14 days, starting Sunday, June 8. Lane shifts will be used to mainta...Read on...

    Posted on: June 6, 2014

    McDaniel Street closure

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    McDaniel Street between South Avenue and Robberson Avenue will be closed Monday, June 9 through Friday, June 27 for utility work associated with a streetscape project. Motorists are advised to use the marked detour via South Avenu...Read on...

    Posted on: June 5, 2014

    Update: Overnight closures on Republic Road, National Avenue

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Wet weather has caused the dates for overnight closures on National Avenue and on Republic Road to shift:

    No closures tonight, Thursday, June 5.

    Sunday night, June 8: National Avenue will be closed just north of Republic Roa...Read on...

    Posted on: June 3, 2014

    Lane closures at National and Grand

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Repair work at the intersection of National Avenue and Grand Street will require lane closures on National Avenue from midnight Wednesday, June 4 until 3 p.m. Thursday, June 5. One northbound lane, one southbound lane and one turn...Read on...

    Posted on: June 2, 2014

    Overnight closures on Republic Road, National Avenue

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Utility work will require closures on Republic Road and on National Avenue June 3-5:

    Tuesday, June 3: Republic Road will be closed west of National Avenue just east of the shared entrance to Mama Jean's and Seminole ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 30, 2014

    Lane closure at Battlefield and Glenstone

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Public Works Department announces the following construction activity that will require a lane closure:

    As part of the intersection improvement project at Battlefield Road and Glenstone Ave, construction activities require ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 30, 2014

    Grand and Kimbrough intersection improvement begins June 2

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    A construction project to improve the traffic signal, roadway, stormwater system, utility and accessibility at the intersection of Grand Street and Kimbrough Avenue will begin Monday, June 2.

    The $658,765 construction project c...Read on...

    Posted on: June 4, 2014

    Utility work will require closures on Republic Road and on National Avenue June 3-5

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Tuesday, June 3: Republic Road will be closed west of National Avenue just east of the shared entrance to Mama Jean's and Seminole Baptist Temple starting at 9:30 p.m. No through-traffic on Republic Road will be allowed dur...Read on...

    Posted on: May 16, 2014

    McDaniel Street streetscape work begins May 19

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Starting on Monday, May 19, construction will begin for the McDaniel Street streetscape, between South Avenue and Jefferson Avenue and along Robberson Avenue, between Water Street and Pershing Street. During construction, work may...Read on...

    Posted on: May 6, 2014

    Signal work to impact traffic at Battlefield and Lone Pine tomorrow morning

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Starting at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, May 7, City of Springfield signal crews will be cutting power over to a new signal cabinet located on the southwest corner of Battlefield Road and Lone Pine Avenue, and rewiring the intersection. ...Read on...


    Human Resources News

    2 Stories
    Posted on: September 18, 2014

    Contract Ice Skating Coordinator

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    The Mediacom Ice Park is seeking a dedicated, experienced Contract Ice Skating Coordinator for an aggressively growing skating program.

    Position will coordinate skating programming for the Mediacom Ice Park including developing and promoting recreation...Read on...

    Apply
    Posted on: August 30, 2014

    Police Officer Testing Scheduled for December 5th

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    The City of Springfield is currently accepting applications from October 10th - November 28th for Regular and Lateral Police Officer testing that will take place December 5th.

    The Springfield Police Department is seeking to hire the most qualified men ...Read on...

    Apply

    Route 66 SGF News Releases

    4 Stories
    Posted on: August 13, 2014

    Gordon Elliott recognized for Route 66 contributions

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfieldian Gordon A. Elliot was named the 2014 recipient of the John T. Woodruff Award at the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival, held in downtown Springfield. (Photo available by downloading below). The award ...Read on...

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    Posted on: August 7, 2014

    You're invited: Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park ribbon cutting

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City officials invite the general public to celebrate the first milestone in the creation of the Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park at a special celebration 7 p.m., Friday Aug. 8.

    The park is located on We...Read on...

    Learn more about the City's plans for Route 66.
    Posted on: July 23, 2014

    Birthplace of Route 66 Festival to feature live concert simulcast at Park Central Square

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Birthplace of Route 66 Concert, featuring the Ozark Mountain Daredevils at the Gillioz Theater Aug. 9, has sold out. In partnership with the band, the City of Springfield will present a live simulcast of the...Read on...

    Posted on: May 15, 2014

    City to break ground for Birthplace of Route 66 Roadside Park

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Nearly 90 years after "U.S. 66" was proposed as the name for the new Chicago-to-Los Angeles highway at Springfield's Colonial Hotel, City officials will break ground for a roadside park celebrating Springfield as ...Read on...


    Springfield Art Museum News Releases

    10 Stories
    Posted on: October 15, 2014

    Springfield Art Museum helps to fulfill late artist Robert E. Smith's wish

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Art Museum has facilitated the donation of a painting by well-known local outsider artist, Robert E. Smith, to the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark. In late spring 2014, local arts...Read on...

    Visit the Springfield Art Museum online.
    Posted on: October 10, 2014

    Springfield Art Museum to host Q&A with sculptor, performance by MSU's Inertia Dance Company

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Art Museum will host a Q&A session with sculptor Larry Young, followed by a performance by MSU's Inertia Dance Company, at 5:30 p.m., Thursday Oct. 16. As part of their performance, In...Read on...

    Visit the Springfield Art Museum online.
    Posted on: October 7, 2014

    Springfield Art Museum's Fanny Smith Crenshaw portrait undergoing conservation treatment

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    If you’ve been to the Springfield Art Museum recently, you may notice something (or someone) missing. The museum recently sent George Caleb Bingham’s portrait of Fanny Smith Crenshaw to Kansas City to receive co...Read on...

    Visit the Springfield Art Museum online.
    Posted on: September 15, 2014

    Art Museum's 99 Times Party to support collection of historic textiles

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Earlier this year, Springfield Art Museum staff discovered a "box of ghosts."

    While inventorying the museum’s collection, staff discovered a number of exceptional dresses and other textile pieces, ...Read on...

    Visit the Springfield Art Museum online.
    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    Springfield Art museum to host Family Day Sept. 13

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Art Museum invites families to explore the museum and enjoy hands-on projects at its Family Day event 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 13. Activities are geared for ages 2 and up.

    Also available ...Read on...

    Print Family Art Workshop registration form.
    Posted on: August 20, 2014

    Springfield Art Museum opens new exhibit on sculptural models

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Art Museum will host an opening reception for its latest exhibition, "Maquette: The Sculptor’s Tool," 5:30-7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29.

    In addition to the opening reception, there will...Read on...

    Visit the Springfield Art Museum online.
    Posted on: July 30, 2014

    Springfield Art Museum joins First Friday Art Walk

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    On Friday, Aug. 1, the Springfield Art Museum will join First Friday Art Walk by providing a free shuttle service from the Museum to downtown Springfield. The museum will extend its hours until 9 p.m. and provi...Read on...

    Posted on: July 2, 2014

    Springfield Art Museum receiving national attention for innovative game

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    Michael Andersen, editor of the Alternate Reality Gaming Network website, praised the Art Hunters game as “an ambitious reimagining of the museum experience.” The game challenges players to explore the city, collect clues and trac...Read on...

    New players can join at any time here.
    Posted on: June 5, 2014

    Art Museum launches First Friday Art Walk participation

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Art Museum will kick off its participation in First Friday Art Walk tomorrow with the opening of its annual Watercolor USA exhibition with a reception 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 6.

    The event is free and open...Read on...

    Posted on: May 1, 2014

    Springfield Art Museum to debut "Art Hunters" game this summer

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Looking for something fun to do this summer? How about chasing runaway art throughout the city of Springfield? That’s the experience that the Springfield Art Museum is offering with its alternate reality game “Art Hunters,” which ...Read on...

    Visit the museum online.

    Springfield Fire Department News Releases

    22 Stories
    Posted on: October 28, 2014

    Springfield Fire Receives Smoke Alarm and Battery Donation Ahead of Major Smoke Alarm Campaign

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Homebuilders Association of Greater Springfield, Meek's the Builder's Choice and Battery Outfitters will join the Springfield Fire Department Thursday to present a donation of 400 smoke alarms ...Read on...

    Posted on: October 28, 2014

    Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    While Halloween is a favorite holiday for most families with young children, it does pose several safety risks. Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult while trick-or-trea...Read on...

    Posted on: October 27, 2014

    City reaches agreement with Fire Fighters Union

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City Council considered an agreement reached between the City of Springfield and the Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters Local 152, (The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 152 - the Bargai...Read on...

    Posted on: September 12, 2014

    Charges filed against suspected arsonist

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    For Immediate Release: Charges Filed Against Suspected Arsonist

    Forty-six year old Timothy L. Fa...Read on...

    Posted on: September 12, 2014

    "Girls on Fire" recruitment event encourages women to consider firefighting as a career

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Do you have what it takes to be a Springfield Firefighter? Women from across the Ozarks will find ou...Read on...

    View our "Girls on Fire" promotional video.
    Posted on: October 4, 2014

    Fire Dept. kicks off Fire Prevention Month with visits to every Springfield elementary school

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Fire Prevention Month is underway and Springfield Firefighters will begin visits to 35 elementary sch...Read on...

    Springfield Fire Safety Lesson Plans Online
    Posted on: July 29, 2014

    Red Robin to donate Saturday’s proceeds to Springfield Police and Fire

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has prompted a friendly competition between Springfield’s police and fire departments. This Saturday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Red Robin is encouraging the Springfield community...Read on...

    Posted on: September 23, 2014

    Online training promotes safety in Springfield's bars and nightclubs

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    In an effort to reduce overcrowding and other safety hazards associated with bars and nightclubs, the...Read on...

    Springfield Fire Overcrowding Prevention Training
    Posted on: September 12, 2014

    Recruitment event encourages women to consider career of firefighting

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Do you have what it takes to be a Springfield Firefighter? Find out at the "Girls on Fire"...Read on...

    View our "Girls on Fire" promotional video.
    Posted on: September 26, 2014

    Springfield Fire Department urges residents to properly maintain clothes dryers to prevent fires

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    In just one week, Springfield Firefighters have responded to two fires caused by improperly maintaine...Read on...

    USFA information on clothes dryer fires
    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    Springfield City Council recognizes Springfield LifeSave designees

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield City Council formally recognized three Springfield businesses for completing the “50/50 ...Read on...

    Visit Springfield LifeSave.org.
    Posted on: September 3, 2014

    Springfield Fire Department receives $2,000 grant to promote fire safety

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    During a presentation Wednesday, the Springfield Fire Department received a check f...Read on...

    Learn more about FM Global
    Posted on: September 2, 2014

    Media Advisory: Springfield Fire Department to receive $2000 grant from FM Global

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    MEDIA ADVISORY

    What: Representatives with FM Global will be on hand to present the Springfield Fire Department with a check...Read on...

    Posted on: July 10, 2014

    Springfield Fire Marshals investigate 4 vacant home fires in just 3 weeks

    Firefighters at Jefferson St. Fire

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Fire Marshals are asking for neighbors to be on alert, as they investigate 4 fires in vac...Read on...

    Posted on: August 12, 2014

    SFD to receive $640,000 grant for breathing apparatus

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Fire Department is breathing a little easier after being notified of a $640,000 grant to ...Read on...

    Visit the Springfield Fire Department's Web sit
    Posted on: August 11, 2014

    Fire Department reminds drivers to slow down in school zones

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE>

    As students get ready to head back to class, the Springfield Fire Department is reminding drivers to use caution while behind the wheel. The fact is, firefighters respond to more medical emergencies than to ...Read on...

    View Safe Routes to School maps.
    Posted on: August 6, 2014

    Cause of Midtown fire under investigation

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield fire marshals are investigating a house fire that destroyed an empty home on the 1500 blo...Read on...

    Posted on: August 5, 2014

    Additional information released in fire-related fatality

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    During the course of the investigation into the death of 30-year-old Ashli Hilton, a suicide note was...Read on...

    Posted on: July 10, 2014

    Media invited to meeting with area tent vendors to discuss propose

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    MEDIA ALERT

    WHO: Springfield Fire Department, area tent vendors
    WHAT: Springfield Fire Department will meet with area tent vendors to discuss proposed changes to tent guidelines. The m...Read on...

    Posted on: August 15, 2014

    Firefighters rescue 54-year-old from house on South Warren

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Fire Department investigators have identified the female that was rescued from her burnin...Read on...

    Posted on: June 27, 2014

    Springfield Fire Department warns about the dangers of exploding targets

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    As exploding targets such as Tannerite and other similar brands become more popular, the Springfield ...Read on...

    Video of our controlled test can be viewed here.
    Posted on: June 20, 2014

    Reminder: fireworks are illegal within Springfield city limits

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Fireworks vendors just outside the City limits will once again begin selling fireworks this weekend. ...Read on...


    Springfield Police Department News Releases

    65 Stories
    Posted on: October 29, 2014

    Traffic Advisory: Rountree Halloween Parade 5:30-7 p.m. Friday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Rountree Special Events, LLC is hosting a Halloween parade 5:30-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31. The City encourages drivers to avoid the area of the East Grand Street and South Weller Avenue intersection during this ti...Read on...

    Posted on: October 29, 2014

    UPDATE: Public's assistance in investigation is no longer needed

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    UPDATE: It was discovered today that the situation witnessed on Monday was a family dispute, an...Read on...

    Posted on: October 28, 2014

    Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    While Halloween is a favorite holiday for most families with young children, it does pose several safety risks. Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult while trick-or-trea...Read on...

    Posted on: October 21, 2014

    Graduates of Citizens Police Academy to be recognized tomorrow

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will honor nine graduates of the 2014 Citizens Police Academy...Read on...

    Posted on: October 20, 2014

    Nine to graduate from SPD’s Cadet Academy

    Cadet graduation

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Nine members of the Springfield Police Department’s Cadet Academy will graduate from the 11-wee...Read on...

    SPD Cadet Academy
    Posted on: October 14, 2014

    Fatality crash

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 11:21 a.m. on Oct. 14, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle c...Read on...

    Posted on: October 13, 2014

    Coffee with the Chief

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a...Read on...

    Posted on: October 8, 2014

    Arrests made in homicide

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 10:23p.m. on Oct. 6, Springfield police responded to the 1800 block of North Weller Avenue f...Read on...

    Posted on: October 7, 2014

    Multiple agencies partner today for Operation Lifesaver

    Railroad crossing

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    This morning, the Springfield Police Department partnered with BNSF Railroad officers, the Gree...Read on...

    Posted on: October 7, 2014

    Homicide victim identified

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 10:23p.m. on Oct. 6, Springfield Police responded to the 1800 block of North Weller Avenue f...Read on...

    Posted on: October 7, 2014

    Homicide investigation underway

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 10:23 p.m. on Oct. 6, Springfield Police responded to the 1800 block of North Weller Avenue ...Read on...

    Posted on: October 2, 2014

    Police promotions celebrated with ceremony tomorrow

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will hold a promotion ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at t...Read on...

    Posted on: October 2, 2014

    City reaches resolution in Police-involved shooting litigation

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield reached a resolution of a pre-suit settlement demand made by attorney Joshua Roberts on behalf of Eric David Butts. Butts was shot by former Springfield police officer Jason Shuck after h...Read on...

    Posted on: October 29, 2014

    350 expected to attend second annual Stop the Violence Conference

    Stop the violence

    OCT.1 RELEASE

    Verizon Wireless has awarded a $15,000 HopeLine grant to the Family Violence Task Force, a part of Comm...Read on...

    Progress made by the Family Violence Task Force
    Posted on: July 29, 2014

    Red Robin to donate Saturday’s proceeds to Springfield Police and Fire

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Red Robin Gourmet Burgers has prompted a friendly competition between Springfield’s police and fire departments. This Saturday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Red Robin is encouraging the Springfield community...Read on...

    Posted on: September 30, 2014

    City outlines plans for additional police

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    On the eve of Domestic Violence Awareness month, Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams announces that two of the 10 additional police positions to be added to the force will be domestic violence investigators. ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 29, 2014

    City to receive federal grant to help hire 10 additional police officers

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield was notified Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice that the City will receive funds to assist with the hiring of 10 additional officer positions under the 2014 COPS Hiring Program (CHP...Read on...

    Posted on: September 28, 2014

    Family Violence Task Force receives grant to support community domestic violence training

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    MEDIA ALERT

    WHAT:
    News conference announcing details of grant and community training conference a...Read on...

    Family Violence Task Force
    Posted on: September 27, 2014

    Fatality crash

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is currently investigating a fatality crash that occurred in ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 16, 2014

    Coffee with the Chief

    Coffee photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a...Read on...

    Posted on: September 11, 2014

    New “COPS” episodes feature Springfield Police Department

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Department officers will be featured in an upcoming episode of “COPS”, set t...Read on...

    View the promo for the episode airing Saturday.
    Posted on: September 11, 2014

    Fatality crash

    Crash photo

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is currently investigating a fatality crash that occurred nea...Read on...

    Posted on: September 10, 2014

    Missing person alert

    Missing Person icon

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person and is asking f...Read on...

    Posted on: September 3, 2014

    Death investigation ruled homicide, arrest made

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At approximately 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, Springfield police officers responded to 1619 ...Read on...

    Posted on: October 13, 2014

    Neighborhood Watch training session scheduled

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will be conducting a Neighborhood Watch training session on T...Read on...

    Training Session Registration Form
    Posted on: August 29, 2014

    Search Warrant – 2210 N. Boonville

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    On Aug. 28, at approximately 10:30 a.m., the Springfield Police Department, with assistance fro...Read on...

    Posted on: August 22, 2014

    Chief Williams joins national effort to combat crimes of violence against women

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Alexandria, VA – Chief Paul Williams has been chosen as one of several law enforcement executiv...Read on...

    Posted on: August 18, 2014

    Police release name of deceased child

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 6:54 p.m. on Aug. 17, Springfield police were dispatched to 2305 E. Atlantic in reference to...Read on...

    Posted on: August 14, 2014

    Police chief addresses personnel matter

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Following an incident on May 9, the Springfield Police Department conducted an internal investi...Read on...

    Posted on: August 12, 2014

    Springfield Citizen’s Police Academy kicks off tomorrow

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will kick off the 2014 Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA) at 6 p....Read on...

    Posted on: August 11, 2014

    "Coffee With the Chief" Aug. 14

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a...Read on...

    Posted on: August 5, 2014

    Police Department publishes second quarter safety report

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The second quarter of 2014 saw an overall decrease in crime by 17 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of April through June of 2013, and it is shown in the Read on...

    Posted on: August 11, 2014

    DWI checkpoint results

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    On Aug. 8, the Springfield Police Department, in conjunction with the Greene County Sheriff’s O...Read on...

    MoDOT Division of Highway Safety
    Posted on: August 4, 2014

    Missing person alert

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person and is asking f...Read on...

    View photo of Ashley C. Onescu.
    Posted on: August 4, 2014

    Police to conduct DWI checkpoint this month

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning increased ...Read on...

    Posted on: July 31, 2014

    Police warn public of telephone scam

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department has received a report from a citizen recently victimized by a...Read on...

    Visit the FBI's Web site.
    Posted on: July 25, 2014

    64th Recruit Academy Graduation

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Graduation ceremonies for the officers of the 64th Springfield Police Academy will be held at ...Read on...

    Posted on: August 4, 2014

    City to accept Flag of Freedom award

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department and the City of Springfield’s Human Resources Department will...Read on...

    Posted on: July 25, 2014

    Police request public’s help in solving armed robbery case

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 4:18 a.m. today, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an armed robbery at Fast Trip, 1472 E. Kearney. The suspect entered the business, pointed a silver large frame revolver at the clerk and de...Read on...

    Posted on: July 28, 2014

    Fatality crash under investigation

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    On July 26, 2014 at 10:36 a.m., the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a motor veh...Read on...

    Posted on: July 15, 2014

    Police make changes to non-injury crash response

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    When this status is in effect, citizens involved in motor vehicle crashes are instructed...Read on...

    View a video from the Citizen Resource Center
    Posted on: July 11, 2014

    Victim identified in fatality crash

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 6:56 p.m. Thursday, July 10, Springfield police were dispatched to a vehicle versus pedestri...Read on...

    Posted on: July 10, 2014

    Police seek escaped inmate

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    An inmate who was in the being transported today from Strafford to Springfield escaped custody ...Read on...

    Posted on: July 10, 2014

    Statement on officer-involved shooting

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    As announced on May 9, two separate investigations would be conducted (as is SPD practice) afte...Read on...

    Posted on: July 2, 2014

    SPD presents awards, recognizes promotions

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    On Feb. 18, Carlos and Michelle Edwards witnessed the abduction of Hailey Owens on West Lombard...Read on...

    Posted on: June 26, 2014

    Operation Lifesaver results in 16 citations

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    This morning, the Springfield Police Department partnered with BNSF Railroad officers and the G...Read on...

    Posted on: June 24, 2014

    Garage burglaries trending upward

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    One common form of burglary during the summer months is entering open garage doors, and the Spr...Read on...

    Posted on: June 22, 2014

    Vehicle-pedestrian crash under investigation

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 11:02 p.m. on June 21, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to the intersection ...Read on...

    Posted on: June 21, 2014

    Fatality crash under investigation

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 7:53 a.m. today, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle crash i...Read on...

    Posted on: June 21, 2014

    First annual Junior Police Academy today

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    WHAT: This is a daylong academy that will teach youth aged 10-13 about the police department. T...Read on...

    Posted on: June 21, 2014

    Missing person alert

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person and is asking f...Read on...

    Posted on: June 5, 2014

    WANTED: Chance W. Parker

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is requesting help locating fugitive Chance W. Parker, 25. He is wanted on the following Greene County warrant:

  • #1431-CR02786 – Bond, $150,000
  • First-degree assa...Read on...

  • Posted on: June 3, 2014

    "Coffee With the Chief" June 6

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a...Read on...

    Posted on: June 2, 2014

    Police to conduct DWI checkpoint in June

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning increased ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 27, 2014

    SPD to participate in Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Department personnel will be participating in the statewide Law Enforcement ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 27, 2014

    SPD lieutenants graduate from Command College

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Captains Greg Higdon and David Millsap standing with Lieutenants Robert Pitts and Kevin Grizzel...Read on...

    Posted on: May 25, 2014

    DWI checkpoint results

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department and The Greene County Sheriff's Office conducted a sob...Read on...

    Posted on: May 22, 2014

    Business Watch training session next week

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department (SPD) will be conducting a Business Watch training session fr...Read on...

    Posted on: May 15, 2014

    Video released from April downtown disturbance

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Last week on social media, a short video clip surfaced of a portion of a downtown disturbance a...Read on...

    Posted on: May 14, 2014

    "Coffee With the Chief" May 15

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting "Coffee with the Chief" at 7 a...Read on...

    Posted on: May 13, 2014

    Police, deputies investigate officer-involved shooting

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 2:43 p.m. today, Springfield police and Greene County deputies were dispatched to 5431 W. Su...Read on...

    Posted on: May 6, 2014

    Police to conduct DWI checkpoint this month

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department takes drunk driving very seriously and is planning increased ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 2, 2014

    Police investigate double homicide

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a house in the 3200 block of S. Greenbrier ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 1, 2014

    Police promotions celebrated with ceremony Friday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department will hold a promotion ceremony at 3 p.m. Friday, May 2, at th...Read on...

    Posted on: May 1, 2014

    Police Department publishes first quarter safety report

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The first quarter of 2014 saw an overall decrease in crime by 19 percent. This is in comparison...Read on...

    Quarterly Public Safety Report

    Springfield-Greene County Health Department News Releases

    13 Stories
    Posted on: October 14, 2014

    Get vaccinated to protect against the flu

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Flu season is just around the corner, and the best method of protection – not to mention one of the easiest – is the flu vaccine.

    For most people, there are many opportunities to get a flu shot: fr...Read on...

    Visit flu.gov to find locations in the area.
    Posted on: September 9, 2014

    Health Department encourages easy prevention of respiratory illness

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    In light of several hospitals in Illinois and Missouri recently reporting clusters of severe respiratory illness in children, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department would like to stress the simple preve...Read on...

    Posted on: September 2, 2014

    PAWSitive Collaboration Celebration to recognize community partners, celebrate milestone

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    It’s been nearly three years since the Springfield-Greene County Health Department had to euthanize an adoptable dog. The department, along with the community partners who made the milestone happen, will host a ...Read on...

    Posted on: August 22, 2014

    Heat-related illness possible, but preventable, as temps hover near 100 degrees

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    With temperatures up to 100 degrees, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department urges residents to take steps to protect against heat-related illnesses. These illnesses, such as heat exhaustion and heat str...Read on...

    Visit the Health Department's Web site.
    Posted on: July 31, 2014

    WIC Event to Celebrate Breastfeeding Month Kickoff

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    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department’s Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program will kick off World Breastfeeding Month by holding a public event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 in the WIC classrooms.

    For more informatio...Read on...

    Posted on: July 23, 2014

    Back-To-School immunization clinics begin next week

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    It might seem a little early, but now is the time for parents and guardians of school-age children to think about required and recommended vaccinations for the 2014-15 school year.

    Parents should begin working vaccinations into their family’s schedule...Read on...

    Posted on: July 15, 2014

    WIC and Workforce Development Partner for New Satellite Location

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department and the City of Springfield are pleased to announce a new partnership to offer one-stop services for citizens.
    Women, Infants & Children services, administere...Read on...

    Posted on: June 5, 2014

    Health Department, Watershed Committee stream testing underway

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    It’s that time of year when Ozarks residents flock to local streams and rivers in droves for a little bit of relief from the heat. But recreational waterways can also contain harmful bacteria and parasites.

    To provide swimmers ...Read on...

    Posted on: May 27, 2014

    Public health partners administer 2,522 vaccines after potential Hepatitis A exposure

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Two-thousand, five-hundred and twenty-two Hepatitis A vaccines have been administered in the past week as a result of efforts between the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, Mercy Springfield and CoxHealth.

    After the ...Read on...

    Posted on: June 25, 2014

    Two more days for no-cost Hepatitis A vaccinations

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Two more days for no-cost Hepatitis A vaccinations

    People who fear they may have been exposed to Hepatitis A from a local restaurant have two more days to receive vaccinations at no cost.

    On Monday, vaccinations will be avai...Read on...

    Posted on: May 23, 2014

    Health Department administers 2,011 vaccines in two-day clinic

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department administered 2,011 vaccines during a two-day clinic to protect the public against a possible Hepatitis A exposure.

    On Tuesday (May 20), health department officials learned of an i...Read on...

    Posted on: May 22, 2014

    1,669 Hepatitis A vaccinations administered on clinic's first day

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department administered 1,669 no-cost Hepatitis A vaccinations today on the first day of a two-day clinic.

    Tomorrow the clinic will again be open from 7 a.m. to noon at Remington's at...Read on...

    Posted on: May 21, 2014

    Possible exposure to Hepatitis A at south Springfield restaurant

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is alerting the public about a potential local health threat and outlining plans in place for people affected.

    The department has been notified of an individual recently diagnosed...Read on...


    Springfield-Greene County Park Board News Releases

    9 Stories
    Posted on: October 22, 2014

    Fall youth sports tournaments bring thousands to Springfield

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    Thousands of junior high and high school athletes, as well as their coaches and families, are visiting Springfield this fall for championship tournaments.

    The 39th Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Girls Softball Championship i...Read more »

    Posted on: October 21, 2014

    Halloween-Fest, Zombie Run/Walk highlight final weekend of Fall Fest

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    Two special events highlight the final weekend of Fall Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, Oct. 24-26.

    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Halloween-Fest takes place Saturday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 26, noon-...Read more »

    Zombie Run/Walk race info
    Posted on: July 23, 2014

    Park Board implements new photo policy

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has implemented a new photography policy outlining how photo...Read on...

    Photo policy.
    Posted on: October 3, 2014

    Frisco Highline Trail Celebrates 20th Anniversary Saturday, Oct. 11

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    Ozark Greenways invites trail enthusiasts to the 20th Anniversary of the Frisco Highline Trail Saturday, Oct. 11, 3:30-6:30 p.m., at the Willard Trailhead, 515 E. Jackson St., Willard, Mo.

    The celebration will be held rain or shine, and includes a brie...Read more »

    Frisco Highline Trail map and info
    Posted on: October 3, 2014

    Haunted Trail now open, adding night activities to Fall Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park

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    Brave a frightening walk through the woods tonight, and every Friday and Saturday night through Oct. 25, 6-10 p.m., at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Rd. 146, Springfield.

    The Haunted Trail includes a hayride to the trail entrance, where coura...Read more »

    Fall Fest flyer
    Posted on: September 24, 2014

    20th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Early Bird registration now open

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    Now that autumn has officially begun, Springfield’s favorite Thanksgiving tradition is just around the corner.

    Early Bird Registration is now open for the 20th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, held at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday Nov. 27, in downt...Read more »

    Registration form
    Posted on: September 29, 2014

    Summer pool attendance, food donations and World’s Largest Swimming Lesson numbers finalized

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    Cooler May and June temperatures contributed to a small overall decrease in swimmers at Springfield-Greene County Park Board pools this summer.

    Still, swimmers donated 10,023 lbs. of food to Ozarks Food Harvest through the summer-long Splash & Sizz...Read more »

    View year-round aquatics programs
    Posted on: September 4, 2014

    ParkBench fall program guide now available

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    Look for your free copy at any Park Board Family Center, the Botanical Center, Mediacom Ice Park, sports complexes or the Library Center, or read it online here.

    Read the ParkBench online
    Posted on: May 1, 2014

    Park Board offers discount theme park tickets

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Discount tickets and season passes are now available for Missouri theme parks through the Springfield...Read on...


    Top News

    26 Stories
    Posted on: October 29, 2014

    Traffic Advisory: Rountree Halloween Parade 5:30-7 p.m. Friday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Rountree Special Events, LLC is hosting a Halloween parade 5:30-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 31. The City encourages drivers to avoid the area of the East Grand Street and South Weller Avenue intersection during this ti...Read on...

    Posted on: October 28, 2014

    Keep little ghosts and goblins safe on Halloween night

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    While Halloween is a favorite holiday for most families with young children, it does pose several safety risks. Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult while trick-or-trea...Read on...

    Posted on: October 27, 2014

    City reaches agreement with Fire Fighters Union

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    City Council considered an agreement reached between the City of Springfield and the Southern Missouri Professional Fire Fighters Local 152, (The International Association of Fire Fighters Local 152 - the Bargai...Read on...

    Posted on: October 27, 2014

    Dan Smith selected as City’s Public Works director

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Dan Smith has been selected as Springfield’s Public Works Director, effective Dec. 1. He currently serves as Gree...Read on...

    Posted on: October 27, 2014

    Weekly Calendar, Oct. 27-31

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Highlights include:

  • City Council Meeting will meet at 6:30 p.m., Monday, October 27 at Historic City Hall, City Council Chambers; 830 N. Boonville Ave.
  • City Council Lunch wil...Read on...

    Weekly Calendar
  • Posted on: October 24, 2014

    Last week for free flu vaccinations for uninsured adults

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Flu season is just around the corner, and the best method of protection – not to mention one of the easiest – is the flu vaccine.

    For most people, there are many opportunities to get a flu shot: fr...Read on...

    Visit flu.gov to find locations in the area.
    Posted on: October 23, 2014

    Charges filed against suspected arsonist

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Forty-six year old Timothy L. Farnsworth is charged with first and second degree arson. Investigator...Read on...

    Posted on: October 22, 2014

    Fall youth sports tournaments bring thousands to Springfield

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    Thousands of junior high and high school athletes, as well as their coaches and families, are visiting Springfield this fall for championship tournaments.

    The 39th Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) Girls Softball Championship i...Read more »

    Posted on: October 21, 2014

    Public Works begins publishing monthly traffic safety reports

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The first nine months of 2014 saw an overall decrease in crash incidents on City right-of-ways by 14 percent. This is in comparison to the crash statistics of the first nine months of 2013, and it is shown in Pu...Read on...

    Monthly Traffic Safety Report (PDF)
    Posted on: October 20, 2014

    Application packets, petitions for open City Council seats available

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Those who wish to run for mayor or City Council in the April 2015 election may begin the process now.

    Applications and petitions for filing may be obtained from the City Clerk’s office beginning at 8 a.m., Tu...Read on...

    Posted on: October 17, 2014

    Public Works performing repair work on several Springfield streets over next week

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Public Works will be working to seal cracks, repair joints and perform pavement surface preservation on Springfield streets over the next week. This work will require lane closures. Motorists are advised to slow...Read on...

    Posted on: October 17, 2014

    Volunteers needed for local boards and commissions

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield is currently taking applications for a variety of boards and commissions. Current openings include the Personnel Board, Planning & Zoning Commission, Citizens Advisory Committee for C...Read on...

    Download volunteer packet.
    Posted on: October 17, 2014

    Historic City Hall’s bell tower, Jefferson Avenue Footbridge glow pink for breast cancer awareness

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Visitors to City Government Plaza or the Commercial Street Historic District might notice a pinkish hue emitting from the bell tower of Historic City Hall and the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge. The hue, achieved v...Read on...

    Posted on: October 15, 2014

    Springfield Art Museum helps to fulfill late artist Robert E. Smith's wish

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Art Museum has facilitated the donation of a painting by well-known local outsider artist, Robert E. Smith, to the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Ark. In late spring 2014, local arts...Read on...

    Visit the Springfield Art Museum online.
    Posted on: October 14, 2014

    City, County and CU to receive $67,000 in technical assistance from EPA for integrated planning

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield is one of five communities that will receive $67,000 each in technical assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help develop components of integrated plans for wastewater and storm...Read on...

    Springfield's Integrated Plan Web site
    Posted on: October 9, 2014

    City identifies source of milky substance in Jordan Creek

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield’s Department of Environmental Services has identified the source of the substance that recently impacted Jordan Creek.

    After receiving word from the public the morning of Sept. 24 abo...Read on...

    Posted on: October 8, 2014

    City's October sales tax revenue up

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The City of Springfield's October one-percent general sales tax revenue from the Missouri Department of Revenue is up 23.6% compared to the month of October 2013. October 2014 revenue was $3,780,574, an i...Read on...

    Posted on: October 7, 2014

    Springfield Art Museum's Fanny Smith Crenshaw portrait undergoing conservation treatment

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    If you’ve been to the Springfield Art Museum recently, you may notice something (or someone) missing. The museum recently sent George Caleb Bingham’s portrait of Fanny Smith Crenshaw to Kansas City to receive co...Read on...

    Visit the Springfield Art Museum online.
    Posted on: October 3, 2014

    Haunted Trail now open, adding night activities to Fall Fest at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park

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    Brave a frightening walk through the woods tonight, and every Friday and Saturday night through Oct. 25, 6-10 p.m., at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park, 3825 W. Farm Rd. 146, Springfield.

    The Haunted Trail includes a hayride to the trail entrance, where coura...Read more »

    Fall Fest flyer
    Posted on: October 4, 2014

    Fire Dept. kicks off Fire Prevention Month with visits to every Springfield elementary school

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Fire Prevention Month is underway and Springfield firefighters will begin visits to 35 elementary sch...Read on...

    Springfield Fire Safety Lesson Plans Online
    Posted on: September 24, 2014

    20th Annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Early Bird registration now open

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    Now that autumn has officially begun, Springfield’s favorite Thanksgiving tradition is just around the corner.

    Early Bird Registration is now open for the 20th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk, held at 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday Nov. 27, in downt...Read on...

    Click here for registration form
    Posted on: September 29, 2014

    Help protect waterways with proper disposal of yardwaste and leaves this fall

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    While the City’s Environmental Services and Public Works departments enjoy autumn as much as anyone, they aren’t looking forward to the problems the fallen leaves create when they make their way into the storm d...Read on...

    View a video about how to maintain your property.
    Posted on: September 9, 2014

    Send us your photos of Springfield in fall!

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    Springfield photographers, we'd love to use your photos of Springfield in fall on our homepage. Please e-mail them to mhaase@springfieldmo.gov or post them to our Facebook page ...Read on...

    Posted on: October 28, 2011

    City Jobs

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    The City of Springfield offers challenging employment opportunities to people interested in careers in public service at the municipal level. View job openings.

    View jobs

    Zone 1

    5 Stories
    Posted on: September 11, 2014

    Fatality crash

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield Police Department is currently investigating a fatality crash that occurred nea...Read on...

    Posted on: August 28, 2014

    Search warrant at 2210 N. Boonville

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 10:30 am today, the Springfield Police Department in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of ...Read more »

    Posted on: August 18, 2014

    McDaniel Street between South Avenue and Robberson Avenue to close Aug. 19-Sept. 12

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    McDaniel Street between South Avenue and Robberson Avenue will be closed beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 19 for work associated with the streetscape project.

    Motorists are advised to use the marked detour via S...Read on...

    Posted on: August 15, 2014

    Firefighters rescue 54-year-old from house on South Warren

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Springfield Fire Department investigators have identified the female that was rescued from her burnin...Read on...

    Posted on: July 17, 2014

    City and Watershed Committee to demonstrate stormwater management with parking lot project

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Two parking lots at the City Government Plaza will be under construction beginning in mid-August as part of a grant-funded project to demonstrate ways of managing stormwater that reduce the amount of runoff and...Read on...

    Visit Big Urbie's Web site.

    Zone 2

    4 Stories
    Posted on: September 3, 2014

    Death investigation ruled homicide, arrest made

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At approximately 10:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, Springfield police officers responded to 1619 ...Read on...

    Posted on: August 18, 2014

    McClernon Street between Delaware Avenue and Kentwood Avenue to close Tuesday, Aug. 19

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Public Works will close McClernon Street between Delaware Avenue and Kentwood Avenue 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19 for utility cut repairs.

    For more information, please contact Lyle Smith at 864-1965.Read on...

    Posted on: August 18, 2014

    Police release name of deceased child

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 6:54 p.m. on Aug. 17, Springfield police were dispatched to 2305 E. Atlantic in reference to...Read on...

    Posted on: May 23, 2014

    118 Japanese students visit Equestrian Center on Memorial Day

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board will host 118 Japanese high school students and 12 teachers and administrators on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26, 4 p.m., at Valley Water Mill Equestrian Center, 4007 N. Farm Road 171.

    The...Read on...


    Zone 3

    6 Stories
    Posted on: September 16, 2014

    Inside lanes of Grand Street at Kimbrough Avenue to close Sept. 18-26

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Weather permitting, pavement repair will require the inside lanes of Grand Street at Kimbrough Avenue to close from 8:30 a.m., Thursday Sept.18 until 5 p.m., Friday Sept. 26.

    No left turns will be permitted ...Read on...

    Posted on: September 9, 2014

    Road closures Sept. 11 and Sept. 13

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Public Works and Environmental Services will be performing utility cut repairs and sewer maintenance will require road closures at the following locations.

    Weather permitting, work will take place:

    Read on...

    Posted on: September 8, 2014

    Kimbrough Avenue directly south of Grand Street to close overnight

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Utility relocations will cause Kimbrough Avenue directly south of Grand Street to close from 7 p.m. tonight (Sept. 8) until 6 a.m. tomorrow (Sept. 9). Motorists are advised to use an alternate route. These reloc...Read on...

    Posted on: August 25, 2014

    19th Annual Japanese Fall Festival Sept. 12-14

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    The Springfield Sister Cities Association, with support from the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, hosts the 19th Annual Japanese Fall Festival Friday, Sept. 12, through Sunday, Sept. 14, in the Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden at Nathanael Greene/Clos...Read on...

    Visit Springfield Sister Cities Association
    Posted on: August 19, 2014

    Northbound lane of Jefferson Avenue closed directly south of Bennett Street starting Wednesday

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    The northbound lane of Jefferson Avenue will be closed in the area directly south of Bennett Street beginning Wednesday, Aug. 20, for bridge modifications. Lane shifts will be used to maintain one northbound lan...Read on...

    Posted on: June 22, 2014

    Vehicle-pedestrian crash under investigation

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    At 11:02 p.m. on June 21, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to the intersection ...Read on...


    Zone 4

    4 Stories
    Posted on: September 9, 2014

    Road closures Sept. 11 and Sept. 13

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Public Works and Environmental Services will be performing utility cut repairs and sewer maintenance will require road closures at the following locations.

    Weather permitting, work will take place:

    Read on...

    Posted on: August 26, 2014

    7th Annual Outdoor Days at Lake Springfield Park Sept. 5-7

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    For immediate release:

    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board partners with Bass Pro Shops’ Outdoor Fitness Festival for a full weekend of outdoor recreation and adventure at the 7th Annual Outdoor Days Saturday, Sept. 6, 9:30 a.m....Read on...

    Bass Pro Shops' Outdoor Fitness Festival
    Posted on: August 13, 2014

    Lane shifts on Republic Road start Thursday evening

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Lane shifts will occur on Republic Road between Campbell Avenue and Fremont Avenue starting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 14. Please use caution while driving through this area. Access to businesses in the area will...Read on...

    Posted on: July 28, 2014

    Fatality crash under investigation

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    On July 26, 2014 at 10:36 a.m., the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a motor veh...Read on...