Molly Miller leaving program for Grand Canyon

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CLOSE Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide The two-time defending Division II Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year is leaving Drury.  Molly Miller is leaving her alma mater to become the head coach at Grand Canyon, a Drury spokesperson confirmed to the News-Leader.  Grand Canyon recently […]

Springfield quilting community makes face masks

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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. At a time when many family-owned small businesses have temporarily closed, one niche business in east Springfield has found itself busier than ever. Merrily […]

Lady Bears lose 2 assistants after MVC title

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CLOSE Buy Photo Two of MSU Leady Bears head coach Amaka Agugua-Hamilton’s assistant coaches have left the program. (Photo: Nathan Papes/Springfield News-Leader) The Missouri State women’s basketball program has a pair of vacant assistant coaching positions in the offseason following a Missouri Valley Conference regular-season title.  Assistant coaches Franqua Bedell and […]

Furloughing 161 workers, southwest Missouri factories, retail close

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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. Texas-based Justin Brands informed Missouri Office of Workforce Development authorities last week that they closed two production factories and two separate retail shops in […]

Project updates one year after $168M bond issue

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CLOSE Buy Photo A look at the new main entrance for the Sunshine Elementary expansion and renovation project, part of the $168 million bond issue approved in April 2019. (Photo: Nathan Papes/Springfield News-Leader) One year after Springfield voters approved a $168 million school bond issue, nearly all projects are on schedule — […]

Springfield, Greene County essential retailers must limit occupancy

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CLOSE Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide 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. Local retailers, such as grocery stores and gas stations, will now be subjected to stricter occupancy […]

The Rare Breed is serving homeless youths

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CLOSE Grab-and-go meals are available and markers for physical distancing are in place. Springfield News-Leader While most organizations in the Ozarks have shut down during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Rare Breed Youth Outreach Center continues to serve homeless and at-risk youths ages 13-24. The center is serving on average about […]

US reaches 10K, more than six wars combined

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The USA reached a grim milestone in its fight against the coronavirus Monday: More than 10,000 people have died of COVID-19 in the nation. There were 10,335 deaths as of Monday afternoon, according to the Johns Hopkins dashboard, which tracks the numbers. That total surpasses the number of battle deaths […]

How City Utilities in Springfield copes with pandemic

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CLOSE Buy Photo City Utilities employs approximately 950 people, who are considered essential workers during an emergency. (Photo: 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. Late last year, as the coronavirus […]

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