Jane Tax Annexation Struck Down
Voters said "yes," but a judge is saying "no." McDonald County Judge Tim Perigo is shooting down a voter-approved annexation in Jane that would've extended the town's one-cent sales tax to the Arkansas border, encompassing a Wal-Mart and several other businesses along I-49. The judge says the measure, approved by voters in February, doesn't meet ... (more)
Missouri Supreme Court to hear McDonald County woman's case
Alabama, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Eighth Amendment forbids sentencing that mandates life in prison without the possibility for parole for juvenile homicide offenders.
School Bond Elections
Five out of seven school bond issues on Tuesday's ballot were passed. Voters in Webb City, Diamond, Lamar, McDonald County and Mount Vernon all passed bond issues for things ranging from storm shelters to building improvements.
Springfield school board candidate Annie Busch wants to do more than volunteer
Annie Busch's natural curiosity about how and why things happen and what can be done to fix problems served her well as Springfield's top librarian.