Most talked about Springfield News-Leader stories

Sound asleep: man wakes to see fire engine, cops nearby

news-leader.com — A Republic man who passed out in a car with a gas can in his lap near the side of State Highway ZZ woke up this morning to find a fire engine, an ambulance, some police cars and other assorted vehicles nearby.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @SarahOkesonNL: Sound #asleep: #Mo man wakes up to find cops, fire engine, ambulance by his car. #Hazmat was on the way. sgfnow.co/1u11Sq6

Jul 30, 2014

Sound #asleep: #Mo man wakes up to find cops, fire engine, ambulance by his car. #Hazmat was on the way. sgfnow.co/1u11Sq6

10 points show judge's opinion on Zan kidnapping case

news-leader.com — When Ahmed Alanazi was found not guilty of sexual assault and kidnapping a woman from Zan nightclub earlier this week, many readers questioned the ruling. Alanazi, 27, was tried last month by Holden after Alanazi waived his right to a jury trial.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @springfieldNL: After examining the Ahmed Alanazi-Zan Nightclub ruling, here are 10 points that further explain the judge's opinion. sgfnow.co/1n3JNlj

Obama offers good news on economy but not all buy it

news-leader.com — KANSAS CITY - President Obama assured Missourians - who are more pessimistic than people in other states about the economy - that he's working hard for families. Despite a continuing economic recovery, Missourians remain concerned with their economic situation.
Jul 30, 2014

RT @jshormanNL: My report from KC: Obama offers good economic news, but not everyone is buying it news-leader.com/story/news/loc…

Meet Cardinals prospect James Ramsey

Jul 30, 2014

Video for #Indians fans: Meet prospect outfielder James Ramsey, from earlier this season with @Sgf_Cardinals tinyurl.com/p5ohtqc

Cards ship Ramsey to Indians for Masterson

news-leader.com — Prospect outfielder James Ramsey, a Texas League All-Star this year with the Springfield Cardinals, is heading to the Cleveland Indians after the St. Louis Cardinals acquired right-hander Justin Masterson. Masterson, 29, is 4-6 with a 5.51 earned run average in 19 starts for the Indians this season, fanning 93 batters in his 98.0 innings pitched.
Jul 30, 2014

For #Indians fans, some background on prospect OF James Ramsey, who played here for the @Sgf_Cardinals tinyurl.com/p7hbnbc

Jul 30, 2014

@Indians fans ... a little background on James Ramsey, who has played here for the @Sgf_Cardinals tinyurl.com/p7hbnbc

It's go time for football Bears

news-leader.com — As Missouri State's football team reports for its first preseason practice tonight, workers continue hammering away on the new east grandstands at Plaster Stadium. Fitting, you might say, as it seems this is a program that's been under construction for more than two decades. The last playoff berth is 24 years in the rear-view mirror.
Jul 30, 2014

Who are the names to know as @MissouriStBears football practices open today? @LscrantonNL has you covered: tinyurl.com/pxcxqte

Gov praises superintendents for being tough on St. Louis PAC

news-leader.com — Gov. Jay Nixon praised three Springfield area superintendents who spoke out this week about protecting public education. He said more of that is needed. Superintendents from Springfield, Nixa and Willard told the News-Leader this week that it's time to fight back against the well-financed agenda of St.
Jul 30, 2014

SW MO educators speak out against Rex Sinquefield's anti-public school agenda. news-leader.com/story/news/edu…

Jul 29, 2014

Gov praises superintendents for being tough on St. Louis PAC, including @DrKNixa sgfnow.co/1mZxqa5 via @springfieldNL

Jul 29, 2014

RT @springfieldNL: Today Gov. Nixon praised local superintendents who want a St. Louis Billionaire to butt out of education issues. sgfnow.co/XaL19p