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    City maintenance worker injured in landfill accident

    A 53-year-old male maintenance worker has been transported to Mercy Hospital following an industrial accident at the City’s landfill this morning. Read on...
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    Fatality crash

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Grand Street and Golden Avenue at 5:56 p.m. on Feb. 9. Read on...
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    Help 9-1-1 help you by filling out functional needs form for household

    In an emergency, it can be vitally important for first responders to know that a resident of the household where help is needed is visually impaired, hearing impaired, mobility impaired or has other special needs. Read on...
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    City solicits bids for properties

    The City of Springfield is soliciting sealed bids for the sale of various parcels of City-owned property. Read on...
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    Sanitary sewer smoke testing this week around East Kearney between Glenstone and Burton

    The City of Springfield’s Clean Water Services division will perform sanitary sewer smoke testing Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week east and west of East Kearney Street between North Glenstone and North Burton avenues. Read on...
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    Feb. 8 City Council meeting summary

    Springfield City Council met at Historic City Hall at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8. A written summary and video recording of meeting are available. Read on...
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    SGF named 5th Best City to Get Married in WalletHub.com study

    To help couples find the most wedding-friendly destinations, WalletHub¹s analysts compared 150 of the biggest cities across 18 key indicators of a cost-effective, convenient and enjoyable occasion. Read on...
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    February sales tax revenue down 7% compared to budget; YTD revenues still up 3% over budget

    The City of Springfield's February 2016 1% general sales tax check from the Missouri Department of Revenue is down 7%, or $223,927, compared to the amount budgeted. Read on...
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    Springfield police investigate homicide on Republic Road

    Springfield police officers were dispatched to the parking lot of 1645 W. Republic at 10:01 p.m. on Feb. 5 after a 911 caller stated a person had been shot. Read on...
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    Police, partner agencies continue to assist individuals notified to vacate properties

    SPD and Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ One Door program continue to work together to assist individuals who were notified they need to move from three locations in the City not appropriate for camping, or trespassing. Read on...
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    Mayor to issue proclamation recognizing bravery of neighbors who pulled boy from burning home

    Mayor Bob Stephens will issue a proclamation at a fundraiser tonight recognizing the bravery of Springfieldians Theron Teeter, also known as Too Much, and Mike Wallace, for pulling 4-year-old Ben Garrison from his burning home. Read on...
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    City’s newest street sweeper reinforces water quality message

    The City’s newest street sweeper not only cleans streets, but acts as a high-impact mobile billboard to remind citizens of their role in keeping Ozarks waterways clean. Read on...
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    Ozarks workforce leaders to release state of the workforce survey results at Feb. 23 luncheon

    The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board, in partnership with the Missouri Job Center, will host the second annual MOmentum: State of the Workforce Luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at the White River Conference Center at Bass Pro, 600 W. Sunshine. Read on...
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    Report reveals risk of fire injury in Springfield

    A new report, released by the Springfield Fire Department, shows most victims are injured while trying to put out the fire themselves. Read on...
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    Springfield Police Department releases Quarterly Public Safety Report

    The fourth quarter of 2015 saw an overall increase in crime by 4.5 percent. This is in comparison to the crime statistics of October through December 2014, and it is shown in the Springfield Police Department’s latest Quarterly Public Safety Report. Read on...
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    Springfield-Greene County 911 telecommunicators field record call numbers in last 4 weeks

    Springfield-Greene County 911 telecommunicators have experienced a record number of calls and phone interactions in the four weeks since the flooding event on Dec. 26, 2015. Read on...
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    Springfield police captain retires after 22 years with department

    The commander of the Springfield Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Captain David Millsap, will retire from the department on Jan. 25 after 22 years of service to the City of Springfield. Read on...
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    Bicyclist succumbs to injuries after Saturday crash

    The Springfield Police Department was dispatched to an injury crash near Catalpa and Scenic at 11:37 p.m. on Jan. 16. Read on...
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    Investigators look into cause of fire that claimed life of 4-year-old

    Four-year-old Ben Garrison passed away at 1:55 a.m. Friday. He sustained severe burns during a fire in his home on the 2100 block of West Lee Thursday afternoon.
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    Springfield house fires continue 10-year decline

    There were a total of 233 house fires in Springfield in 2015. Despite an overall decrease over the last 10 years, more work needs to be done to prevent fires. Read on...
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    City issues statement regarding former Southwest Treatment Plant employee

    Responding to media inquiries pointing to charges filed on Casenet, the City issues the following statement: The City of Springfield regrets that the actions of a former Southwest Treatment Plant employee have led to criminal charges. Read on...
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    City Finance Department receives budget presentation award

    For the eighth year in a row, the City of Springfield Finance Department has received the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Presentation award for its budget. Read on...
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    Springfield police investigate suspicious death

    Springfield police were dispatched to Franciscan Villa at 620 W. Scott Sunday night at approximately 10:46 p.m. after a 911 caller stated a gunshot was heard in a neighboring apartment. Read on...
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    Missouri Police Chiefs Association names SPD Chief Paul Williams 2015 Chief of the Year

    At its annual meeting in Jefferson City Dec. 10, the Missouri Police Chiefs Association (MPCA) presented Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams with the 2015 Missouri Police Chiefs Donald “Red” Loehr Chief of the Year Award. Read on...
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    City Council receives independent audit report

    The Springfield City Council received an “unmodified” (the highest level given) opinion on the City’s financial statement audit today from the City’s independent auditing firm, BKD. Read on...
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    Five City Councilmembers issue statement

    Mayor Pro Tem Ken McClure; Councilwoman Phyllis Ferguson; Councilman Craig Fishel; Councilwoman Jan Fisk; Councilman Mike Schilling issued a public statement Monday, Nov. 2 explaining their reason for requesting a hearing officer. Read on...
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    Documents referenced in Mayor Bob Stephens' Oct. 30 press conference

    Mayor Bob Stephens held a news conference in City Council Chambers Oct. 30. The documents he referenced during that conference are available here. Read on...
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    Impacting Poverty Commission releases 2015 Report and Call to Action

    At the Junior League of Springfield's Community Summit: Focus on Poverty, Springfield's Impacting Poverty Commission released its 2015 Report and Call to Action.
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    'Zone blitz' plan to address concerns shared in May’s listening meetings

    At a series of nine “listening” meetings in Springfield’s northwest neighborhoods in May, City and community leaders heard neighbors’ concerns. Now, it’s time for action. Read on...
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    Diversity in SGF

    Springfield leaders share the sentiment that diversity and inclusion are extremely important aspects of community culture.
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