SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Labor Day celebrates the American worker's contribution to society and a vibrant economy. On Monday KOLR10 wanted to "size up" the local labor force and see how it's providing opportunity in the Ozarks.
SPRINGFIELD Mo. - Springfield Utility crews spent most of Labor Day restoring power to residents and repairing poles that were snapped by strong winds. The City of Springfield says at one point nearly 1000 residents were without power, due to the damage around town.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Northbound and center lanes of Glenstone between Division and Pythian and traffic is now open. Southbound traffic is currently open to one lane while crews continue working on downed power lines in the area.
NIXA, Mo.-- With Summer coming to an end the Nixa Park Service is closing their Aquatics Center in style—by letting your doggies dive in.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- According to event coordinators the Neal Moore Parade and Picnic has been cancelled due to weather Sept. 1.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks staff are asking for Big Brothers, and in return they are planning to run one mile for each volunteer interview completed in September.
(CBS News)--Here's a good sign for the U.S. economy: More displaced workers are getting rehired in the industries they left, often without having to take a pay cut.
UPDATE: SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Springfield Police warn motorists to plan an alternative route around downed power lines on Glenstone Ave. caused by storms that came through the Ozarks Sept. 1.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- To comic book fanatics, the Rublecon Comic Book convention is the Ozarks version of Comic-Con.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Missouri State University is encouraging people in the Ozarks to try beef produced locally at the Darr School of Agriculture.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- An outdoor yoga class will be held at Phelps Grove Park Aug. 31.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- A cyclist riding his bike from Portland to Charleston is raising awareness and funds to provide veterans with PTSD or other traumatic injuries a service animal.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Comic book and toy enthusiasts are gathering today for the 2014 Rublecon.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Two individuals and Three convenience stores were robbed at gunpoint Aug. 31.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Springfield Police are investigating two apparent shootings in two Springfield neighborhoods after numerous victims were found with gunshot wounds.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield Police are investigating a shooting that happened on south Nettleton Saturday evening.
HOLLISTER, Mo. – The Missouri Stream Team Watershed Coalition and Ozarks Water Watch announced Friday that the organizations have designated 5 Table Rock Lake marinas as “clean marinas” after they met a series of environmental criteria this year.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--At Sequiota Park in Springfield experts shared information about white-nose syndrome to raise bat and cave awareness.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- The Bass Pro Shops Labor Day Hometown Festival offers free activities for the whole family Aug 30-31.
(CNN) -- It may technically be a Saturday, but it sure feels like Fry-day to us: August 30 is International Bacon Day. The tasty celebration falls on the Saturday before Labor Day each year.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- The American Red Cross is offering safety tips to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable time while many are taking road trips, while spending time at Missouri’s lakes and rivers, and having cook outs Labor Day weekend.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Middle school-aged students will be able to learn Italian at Arts & Letters in Springfield starting Aug. 30.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- A local group is hosting a “Back to School Bargains” event to help families save on school clothing.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Out with the dog days of summer and in with the mules.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Beef prices remain at an all-time high as we head toward Labor Day-- but it's not affecting grocery stores.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield police said they received credible information that ricin was being manufactured at a north Springfield home. The attorney for the resident of the property is questioning the way the search was executed.
BRANSON, Mo. - A Branson entertainer is reunited with a treasured instrument after nearly three decades.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Just in time for the summer season's final barbeque, Kraft Foods has recalled nearly 8,000 cases of their classic American cheese slices.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Missouri Highway Patrol is urging Missourians to make safety a key part of their Labor Day weekend both on the road and on the water.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – More details were released in connection with the search warrant executed at a home in the 2200 block of N. Boonville Thursday.
PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. – Five people have been indicted by the Pulaski County Grand Jury in connection to the beating and death of an elderly man on July 25.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Greene County Sheriff's Department is asking for help finding a missing woman.
Here is a list of some of the Labor Day events scheduled around southwest Missouri. If you don't see your event listed, email it to us and we'll add it to the list!
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Labor Day. The last big holiday weekend of the summer, and one of the deadliest on Missouri highways. The Missouri Highway Patrol will put its 20-Mile Trooper project into effect, starting at 6pm tonight.
Years of drought in several key cattle-producing states have forced up the price of feed, which has prompted many ranchers to dramatically reduce the size of their herds. Those smaller herds pushed beef prices to all-times highs.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Registration for Dog Swim XI at Fassnight Pool is strongly recommended by 5 p.m. today, Friday, says the Springfield-Greene County Park Board.
NEW YORK -- Hackers have managed to break into 7 of the top 15 banks. Here's what you need to know.
GALENA, Mo. – Structures along the James River near Galena and the historic "Y" bridge help reinforce the river banks. The bridge was built in the 1920s.
Springfield Public Schools make some big progress in major benchmarks....many questions remain after a FBI search for hazardous materials at a Springfield home...and a big boost for efforts to save an historic church. Plus...cooler and rainy for the Labor Day weekend. Here's your morning Quick Cast!
Here are some of the things happening in the Ozarks on Friday, August 29, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- An accidental fire displaced a family of eight in west Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Springfield Public Schools’ graduation and attendance rates are up this year, according to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A major donation is moving efforts closer to saving an historic church in Springfield.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Police officers, FBI agents and National Guard officials spent most of Thursday investigating a hazardous material situation at a Springfield home, but the contents of what was seized and the details about an arrest made were still a mystery well into the night.
ROGERSVILLE, Mo. -- U.S. 60 between Springfield and Rogersville will soon look different. A public meeting Thursday gave people a chance to learn more about the improvements that will begin in September.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Police are investigating a stabbing Thursday night on W. College St.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Home care workers statewide are calling for greater wages. According to The Missouri Home Care Union, the average wage of homecare workers in the state is $8.60. Now an Ozarks lawmaker is taking up this fight for higher wages.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Two overnight road closures are planned in Springfield Thursday evening into early Friday morning.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State lawmakers that backed two big agriculture bills in the regular session believe they will have enough votes to override Governor Jay Nixon’s (D) vetoes of those bills.
CBSNews -- The United States is in for another long, cold winter, according to the newest edition of the Farmers' Almanac. But before you get out your snow shovel and fuzzy mittens, keep reading. Expert meteorologists say the nearly 200-year-old publication's foreboding forecast may be mistaken.