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Springfield performing arts organizations stay positive during crisis

© Provided by Springfield (MO) KYTV SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A single light bulb at a theatre is called a “ghost bulb” symbolizing the end of the night. That’s taking on a new meaning this spring to Rick Dines. “It was tough,” said Springfield Contemporary Artistic Director, Rick Dines. “It’s a tough choice to make but […]

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‘It’s going to come down to individual responsibilities’ | Missouri Gov. Parson has no plans to implement statewide stay-at-home order

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — During his daily coronavirus response briefing, Gov. Mike Parson said he does not plan to implement a statewide stay-at-home order. “It’s difficult to make a blanket policy for the state of Missouri,” Parson said Monday. “It’s going to come down to individual responsibilities.” Parson said he plans to extend the state’s […]

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COVID-19: Latest Numbers In Missouri And Springfield Metro Area

Missouri now has more than 900 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Department of Health and Senior Services says as of Sunday afternoon, there are 903 positive cases out of more than 14,000 people tested. DHSS is reported 12 deaths statewide, but that’s not counting a fourth death from Morningside East in Springfield announced by local […]

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COVID-19 straps health agencies across Missouri

Chronically low state funding for Missouri’s local health departments is hampering their ability to respond to the novel coronavirus. Even outside of a crisis, agencies are stretched to cover vast arrays of duties, including vaccinations against deadly disease and fighting the opioid epidemic as well as garden-variety restaurant inspections and water testing. Now, agencies in […]

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Spruill Heads Nexstar Springfield, Mo. Operations

Comes from GSM post at WKRN Mike Spruill has been named VP and general manager of Nexstar’s Springfield, Mo., broadcast and digital outlets, including KRBK-TV (FOX), KOZL-TV (MyNet), and Ozarksfirst.com. He will also oversee Nexstar’s “relationship” with Mission Broadcasting’s KOLR-TV (CBS), with which Nexstar has a joint operating agreement. Spruill succeeds Leo Henning, who has […]

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La-Z-Boy announces U.S. closures and furloughs including Neosho factory, Springfield store

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. On Sunday, Michigan-based La-Z-Boy announced it closed all of its U.S. manufacturing facilities, effective immediately. That includes the La-Z-Boy Midwest Furniture Factory in Neosho, roughly 75 miles southwest […]

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La-Z-Boy announces U.S. closures and furloughs including Neosho factory, Springfield store

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. On Sunday, Michigan-based La-Z-Boy announced it closed all of its U.S. manufacturing facilities, effective immediately. That includes the La-Z-Boy Midwest Furniture Factory in Neosho, roughly 75 miles southwest […]

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Kraft Foods plant in Springfield closes for ‘deep cleaning’ after two employees test positive for COVID-19

© Provided by Springfield (MO) KYTV SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Kraft Foods plant in Springfield closed doors Saturday morning with a “deep cleaning” of the site underway amid the coronavirus pandemic. APPLE INC. -10.70 -4.14% CONSTELLATION BRANDS, INC. +4.19 +2.98% TESLA, INC. -13.80 -2.61% AMAZON.COM, INC. -55.39 -2.83% Two employees in the Springfield warehouse have […]

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Bass Pro’s flagship store in Springfield closes temporarily

© Provided by Springfield (MO) KYTV SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Bass Pro Shops flagship store in Springfield is temporarily closing amid the Coronavirus pandemic. A spokesperson says the change is effective immediately “until we can establish further clarity about recently imposed restrictions.” Bass Pro was allowed to conduct limited business as recently as Thursday based […]

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