Springfield and Greene County restaurant inspections

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CLOSE AVANZARE ITALIAN DINING, 1908 S Glenstone Ave. 12/27/2019 – Inspection; Result: Permit Active. Priority Violations Found: 3. Observed: Can opener blade with excessive dried food debris. Required: Can opener required to be cleaned within four hours of use with PHF. Cleaned at time of inspection. Observed: Unapproved employee drink […]

Iran vows vengeance for commander’s killing

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Iran warned Friday that a “harsh retaliation is waiting” for the United States after top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was killed by the Pentagon in an airstrike.  Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed vengeance. Khamenei said in a statement published by Iranian state media that the “cruelest people on earth” assassinated the “honorable” commander […]

Greene County Commission considers Trump immigration order

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CLOSE The Greene County Commission is considering whether to join Gov. Mike Parson in allowing local agencies to keep settling refugees when they first arrive in America.  President Donald Trump in September signed an executive order giving local governments veto power over whether to continue to allow refugee resettlement programs in their area.  […]

Fire destroys East Belmont Street home

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A home is destroyed and firefighters were giving chest compressions to an individual in a Springfield neighborhood Thursday afternoon when News-Leader reporters arrived. Emergency personnel appeared to be giving breathing support to a person on a stretcher as they transferred them on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance. This is a […]

Julián Castro drops out of 2020 presidential race

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WASHINGTON – Julián Castro, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary in the Obama Administration, ended his presidential bid Thursday.  Castro, also the former mayor of San Antonio, said “I’ve determined that it simply isn’t our time” in a roughly four-minute-long video and campaign montage released on Twitter. “It’s with a heavy heart and with profound gratitude […]

Five things to watch for in 2020

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CLOSE Buy Photo The Ozarks Technical Community College Board of Trustees has multiple projects in the works for 2020. (Photo: Nathan Papes/News-Leader) Ozarks Technical Community College was on a roll last year. Buoyed by new funding — extra money from the state and a tax levy increase approved in April 2018 — the two-year […]