Most talked about Springfield News-Leader stories

After Omaha death, ‘Cops’ TV stops Springfield filming

news-leader.com — Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams confirmed today that TV show "Cops" has been filming in Springfield in summer - and that it is pulling out as a result of the shooting death of one of its crew members in Omaha, Neb.

Different reasons lured them into caves

news-leader.com — With more than 6,700 known caves in Missouri, it's no wonder Matt Bumgardner has found his passionate calling in the Cave State. Bumgardner, vice president of the nonprofit Springfield Plateau Grotto caving organization, said his defining moment came as a boy touring Marvel Cave at Silver Dollar City.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @WesJohnsonNL: Different reasons lured them into Ozarks caves. One used a lighter to find his way out. sgfnow.co/1piBr04 via @springfieldNL

Wacha: 'I was pretty happy' in session

news-leader.com — Michael Wacha said he will pitch Sunday for the Springfield Cardinals in a road game, after the St. Louis Cardinals right-hander threw a 45-pitch session against two batters Wednesday at Hammons Field. The Springfield club plays Sunday at 7:05 p.m. in Tulsa, Okla. "I was pretty happy with how it went.
Aug 27, 2014

Video: #StlCards RHP Michael Wacha pitches, talks about his afternoon at Hammons Field tinyurl.com/ksowwao

Disturbance reported on W. Scott Street; police respond

news-leader.com — Springfield police officers are positioned around a house in the 1000 block of West Scott Street. The house is just east of the intersection of Scott Street and Franklin Avenue. At least two officers are behind a police car, with their heads lower than the roof of the car.
Aug 27, 2014

RT @springfieldNL: DEVELOPING: #SGF police officers are positioned around a house in the 1000 block of West Scott Street. sgfnow.co/1zGllO7

Man's best friend taken for a ride

news-leader.com — A man who left his SUV running because his dog was in the front seat got an unpleasant surprise today when someone drove it away, police said. The man, whose name was not released, tried to prevent the vehicle theft, reported at 1:39 p.m. and was dragged through the Walmart parking lot at 3315 S.

McCaskill: Cops without body cams should not get funds

news-leader.com — No police department should get federal funds unless they put cameras on officers, Sen. Claire McCaskill said today. Such a requirement would represent a "great legacy" to come from the death of Ferguson teen Michael Brown, the senator said. McCaskill made the proposal in response to reporter questions during a visit to Custom Metalcraft in Springfield.
Aug 26, 2014

RT @jshormanNL: Full Story: Senator Claire McCaskill wants to mandate police body cam use for departments to get federal funds sgfnow.co/1tS5oCN

Aug 26, 2014

RT @jshormanNL: Full Story: Senator Claire McCaskill wants to mandate police body cam use for departments to get federal funds sgfnow.co/1tS5oCN