Scott Harvey

Gov. Jay Nixon chose Missouri State University as his venue to sign the Fiscal Year 2017 higher education budget into law Wednesday. The school in Springfield achieved all of its performance goals, equaling an increase of $3.6 million in funding. “When we talk about holding tuition, we’ve not done that for free. Okay? We have put dollars in to make sure that at the same time we were getting increases in quality,” said Nixon. $37.2 million will be allocated to schools based on performance...

Law enforcement had blocked off this house along Highway H in Tyrone. It's one of multiple scenes being investigated.
Scott Harvey | KSMU

The Texas County, Missouri, coroner says all seven people killed in an overnight house-to-house rampage were adults. The victims were found at four homes in Tyrone, about 40 miles north of the Arkansas border. The gunman was discovered in a neighboring county. He was dead from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He has been identified as Joseph Jesse Aldridge , 36, of Tyrone. He is believed to be a cousin of the victims: ​ Garold Dee Aldridge, 52 Julie Ann Aldridge, 47 Harold...

In the days since a tornado ripped through Moore, Okla., talk of constructing safe rooms in public schools has become commonplace. In southwest Missouri, officials have built a few of them already, and they are seeking funding to build more. 'A Sense Of Peace' Karina O'Connell is preparing dinner tonight under the pavilion at Phelps Grove Park in Springfield, Mo., where she's eating with her 9-year-old twin sons, Samuel and John Patrick. A mixture of curiosity and fear has the boys often...