2016 Polar Plunge Springfield

This “unbearable” event in Springfield (formerly Branson) is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by walking, running or crawling into the frigid winter waters. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri’s year-round program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

Springfield Police, Art Museum News Conference

The Springfield Police Department is actively investigating a commercial burglary that occurred at the Springfield Art Museum, 1111 W. Brookside, between the hours of 5:30 p.m. on April 6 and 8:45 a.m. on April 7. The museum is open; however, the exhibition “The Electric Garden of Our Minds: British/American Pop” is closed, as a security […]

Missing person case comes to a close

Update: Junelle Waterhouse was contacted by police on April 28 and is no longer considered missing. Original news release:The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered person. Junelle A. Waterhouse, 22, was last seen on April 14 in Springfield. Additional details that have developed during the investigation have led the […]

Fatality pedestrian crash

Update: The victim of the fatality crash in the 2500 block of W. Kearney has been identified as Michelle McCown, 43, of Springfield. Her next of kin has been notified. The vehicle involved was a 2005 Buick Century driven by Johnnie Elliot, 70, of Willard. The crash reconstruction investigation is ongoing. Original release: At approximately […]

Coffee with the Chief tomorrow

Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams will be hosting “Coffee with the Chief” at 7 a.m. Thursday, May 21, at Eurasia Café, 445 E. Commercial. The purpose of the meeting is to encourage an open discussion between the public and the Chief. Anyone interested in asking questions or learning more about the Springfield Police Department is […]