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Posted on: February 26, 2015

Arrest made, charges filed in weekend shooting

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On Feb. 21 at 7:38 p.m., officers from the Springfield Police Department were dispatched to Fre...Read on...

Posted on: February 26, 2015

Springfield Fire Department honors 2014's Firefighter and Fire Officer of the Year

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For Immediate Release

During its annual awards ceremony Wednesday evening, more than 50 Springfield firefighters were honored for exemplary achievements during 2014.

Among the honorees was the crew from Engine 8A, who on August 15...Read on...

Posted on: February 25, 2015

Rally to support Officer Aaron Pearson moved to Historic Fox Theatre

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Please join the City of Springfield for a rally in support of Officer Aaron Pearson at 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Fox Theatre on Park Central Square.

The event will include a welcome by Mayor Bob Stephens; p...Read on...

Purchase tickets from the Gillioz Web site.
Posted on: February 24, 2015

Adoptable pit bull and pit bull mix dogs to be sent to rescue partners on trial basis

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As a result of a request from Springfield City Council, the Springfield-Greene County Health Departmen...Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2015

Neighborhood Watch training session scheduled

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

Training Session Registration Form
Posted on: February 23, 2015

SPD recognizes promotions and honors award recipients

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The Springfield Police Department hosted a combined awards and promotions ceremony for citizens...Read on...

Posted on: February 23, 2015

Application process to fill Zone 1 Council seat opens

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Qualified citizens interested in filling the Zone 1 City Council seat recently vacated by Jeff Seifried may apply at the link below or pick up an application from the City Clerk’s office in the Busch Municipal B...Read on...

Apply for the Zone 1 seat
Posted on: February 20, 2015

Police identify bodies recovered in house fire

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The Springfield Police Department continues to investigate the suspicious nature of three death...Read on...

Posted on: February 19, 2015

Three deaths being investigated in house fire

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The Springfield Police Department is investigating the suspicious deaths of three adults where ...Read on...

Posted on: February 18, 2015

Police release initial details of officer-involved shooting investigation

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At 10:07 p.m. on Feb. 17, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to a “check person” ...Read on...

Posted on: February 18, 2015

Public Works releases February safety message

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Whether by vehicle, foot, bicycle, skateboard, scooter or wheelchair, Springfield city streets now serve all modes of transportation. Crosswalk safety is a top concern of Springfield’s Public Works Department an...Read on...

February Traffic Safety Message (PDF)
Posted on: February 18, 2014

Springfield Fire Department hosts media day

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Members of the media are cordially invited to a Springfield Fire Department Media Day. Join us for li...Read on...

Posted on: February 17, 2015

City Council determines timeline to fill Zone 1 vacancy; Jerry Compton sworn in as Mayor Pro Tem

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City Council adopted a proposed timeline from City Manager Greg Burris outlining the deadlines for steps to refill the Zone 1 City Council seat vacated by Jeff Seifried. Seifried resigned to accept a job in Bran...Read on...

Posted on: February 17, 2014

Springfield Bomb Squad investigates grenade found at gas station

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The Springfield Regional Bomb Squad is looking into who might have left a grenade in the parking lot of a Springfield gas station overnight. Bomb Technicians were called to Gas Trip on Kearney around 1:30 Tuesda...Read on...

Posted on: February 16, 2015

Police identify deceased person found yesterday

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The Springfield Police Department responded to the area of Fremont and Erie at 7:51 a.m. on Feb...Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2015

Police identify double homicide victims

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The Springfield Police Department is currently investigating a double homicide. At 11:57 a.m. t...Read on...

Posted on: February 12, 2015

Update on recovering SPD Officer Aaron Pearson

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As the Shepherd Center announced earlier today, Officer Aaron Pearson was transferred today fro...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2015

Monthly sales tax revenue down

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The City of Springfield's February one-percent general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 5.7% compared to what was budgeted. The check reflects sales processed by the state i...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2015

Fatality crash

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At 1:01 a.m. on Feb. 10, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash ne...Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2015

Mayor Pro Tem Jeff Seifried resigns Council; plans move to Branson

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Mayor Pro Tem and Zone 1 Councilman Jeff Seifried resigned during Monday night’s City Council meeting, citing a job opportunity outside of Springfield. He praised his fellow colleagues of City Council, City staf...Read on...

Posted on: February 9, 2015

Missouri Career Center to host five hiring events over next week and a half

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The Missouri Career Center-Ozark Region will host five hiring events over the next week and a half at its location at 2900 E. Sunshine.

  • Dollar Tree will conduct interviews for general labor position...Read on...

  • Posted on: February 9, 2015

    Mark your calendar for fifth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Aug. 14-16

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    Join us in downtown Springfield Aug. 14-16 for the fifth annual Birthplace of Route 66 Festival. This year's festival promises to be the best yet with an expanded two-day car show and new events such as a...Read on...

    Visit Birthplace of Route 66 Festival Web site.
    Posted on: February 9, 2015

    Springfield firefighters encourage residents to heat homes safely this winter

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    Despite the warmer temperatures, Springfield Fire Marshals have investigated a string of house fires caused by home heating recently. In the last week, Springfield Fire crews have responded to 5 fires caused by ...Read on...

    Heating Safety Tip Sheet
    Posted on: February 6, 2015

    Springfield Art Museum launches online collection

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    The Springfield Art Museum today launched online access to its art collection database at www.sgfmuseum.org.

    This database includes some of the mus...Read on...

    Visit the Springfield Art Museum online.
    Posted on: February 4, 2015

    Newly created Springfield Homeless Court Program offers fresh start

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    The path out of homelessness is a complicated one, often met with many obstacles.

    A new program created by Springfield Municipal Court, the Springfield Police Department, the City Prosecutor’s Office, Legal ...Read on...

    Posted on: February 4, 2015

    Tickets now on sale for Playin' & Prayin' for 1641 benefit concert for injured police officer

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    Tickets are now on sale for the Feb. 27 Prayin' & Prayin' for 1641 benefit concert at the Gillioz Theatre to benefit Officer Aaron Pearson and his family with their long-term expenses. Officer ...Read on...

    Purchase tickets from the Gillioz Web site.
    Posted on: February 3, 2015

    City, County leaders update Council and Commission on urgent stormwater issues

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    City Manager Greg Burris and Greene County Administrator Chris Coulter dove right into urgent stormwater management issues at a joint meeting of Springfield City Council and the Greene County Commission. The upd...Read on...

    View the Task Force's report.
    Posted on: February 1, 2015

    Fatality crash

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    At 9:39 p.m. on Jan. 31, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash ne...Read on...

    Posted on: January 27, 2015

    Springfield-Greene Co. 911 Emergency Communications fields 490,143 total calls in 2014

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    In 2014, the Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications department averaged more than 20,500 9-1-1 calls per month with nearly 80% from mobile devices, says Director Zim Schwartze.

    The Springfiel...Read on...

    Posted on: January 27, 2015

    Green Building Task Force recommends program to finance energy conservation improvements

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    The Springfield-Greene County Green Building Task Force presented its recommendations to City Council and the Greene County Commission Jan. 27.

    Included in the recommendations is encouraging and incentivizing...Read on...

    View the report.
    Posted on: January 26, 2015

    Park Board, CU and City Council agree to Chesterfield water tank and three park lease extensions

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    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has entered into agreement with City Utilities of Springfield to construct an elevated water tank at Chesterfield Park. In a related action, CU has entered into 50-year lease extensions with the Park Board for CU-o...Read more »

    Posted on: January 19, 2015

    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

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    The fourth quarter of 2014 saw an overall decrease in crime by 4 percent. This is in comparison...Read on...

    Posted on: January 6, 2015

    Public Works to complete several intersection improvement projects in 2015

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    Springfield’s Public Works department provided a quarterly projects update at today’s Council Lunch meeting.

    Projects currently under construction include:

    • The Battlefield Road and U...Read on...

    Public Works Current Projects Map
    Posted on: December 29, 2014

    Winter 2015 Park Bench activities guide available

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    The Springfield-Greene County Park Board has published the Winter 2015 edition of The Park Bench activities guide.

    Posted on: December 9, 2014

    Task force report outlines City and County challenges

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    A task force consisting of City of Springfield and Greene County staff worked for the past 18 months to identify challenges facing both governmental entities and reported them to City Council and the Greene Coun...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.

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