Springfield church moves worship outside; police called

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CLOSE Buy Photo New Growth Ministries and Pastor Larry Maddox held a church service outdoors on Sunday. (Photo: Nathan Papes/Springfield News-Leader) All of the Springfield News-Leader’s coverage of the coronavirus pandemic is being provided for free to our readers. Please consider supporting local journalism by subscribing at News-Leader.com/subscribe. Pastor Larry Maddox studied […]

Springfield Facebook group becomes COVID-19 forum

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All of the Springfield News-Leader’s coverage of the coronavirus pandemic is being provided for free to our readers. Please consider supporting local journalism by subscribing at News-Leader.com/subscribe. It all started as a joke.  A couple of weeks ago when the coronavirus was still relatively new to Springfield, Robert Gary went to […]

Springfield barbers, hair salons close due to COVID-19

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CLOSE Buy Photo Donald Spencer, the owner of Reflections Barber Shop, gives George Mathis a haircut and beard trim on March 25, the day before Springfield’s stay-at-home order took effect. Barbershops and hair salons are considered nonessential businesses and will be closed during the 30-day order. (Photo: Andrew Jansen/News-Leader) All of […]

JQH, Hammons Center eyed as overflow hospitals

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All of the Springfield News-Leader’s coverage of the coronavirus pandemic is being provided for free to our readers. Please consider supporting local journalism by subscribing at News-Leader.com/subscribe. Officials are looking at Missouri’s State’s JQH Arena and Hammons Student Center as potential overflow sites for the region’s hospitals amid the coronavirus outbreak. […]

Parson spars with Galloway as Missouri cases grow by 300

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CLOSE All of the Springfield News-Leader’s coverage of the coronavirus pandemic is being provided for free to our readers. Please consider supporting local journalism by subscribing at News-Leader.com/subscribe. While Missouri is planning up to a dozen makeshift hospitals to handle an expected crush of COVID-19 patients, Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday […]