BRANSON, Mo. -- Ozarks schools are experimenting with creative ways to convince students to buckle up.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Workers nearing retirement age are having a more difficult time than younger people getting jobs.
GAINSVILLE, Mo. – Employment rates declined or stayed the same in most rural counties, including many in Missouri and Arkansas.
BRANSON, Mo. -- For 80 years, the American Legion Post 220 has facilitated the annual Veterans Day Parade in Branson, but an aging membership prompted the organization to make 2013 its last year.
HOLLISTER, Mo. -- Many homes near Lake Taneycomo that received severe flood damage in 2011 are still vacant.
REEDS SPRING, Mo. -- The Works Progress Administration built a school in Reeds Spring in the 1930s. The building has deteriorated but the town believes it has potential.
BRANSON, Mo. -- Events throughout the week offer opportunities to reunite and reminisce.
Computer-based tests are among the visible changes in Hollister R-V. and other school districts.
BRANSON, Mo. -- Fall marks the beginning of seasonal employment layoffs in the entertainment industry. But this year families will also contend with reduced SNAP aid.
BRANSON, Mo. -- The hills and forests of the Ozarks offer a multitude of opportunities to get out and explore. What better way to soak in the scenery while the leaves are changing than a sweet, simple walk?
BARRY COUNTY, Mo. -- The Ozarks are a wonderful treasure--- one of the most beautiful parts of the country. And, one of the great outdoor activities we enjoy here is trout fishing.
REEDS SPRING, Mo. -- The excitement of a film crew in a small town granted local businesses a break from their every day routine this week.
The government is phasing out subsidies and increasing rates for high-risk properties. A resort in Rockaway Beach will have to pay ten times what it paid last year.
Evelyn Stewart, 86, was married to an abusive man for 32 years. Now she's become an advocate against domestic violence through counseling and writing.
Organizations continue to provide assistance in Hollister and Waynesville. Taney Co. officials will now examine ways to dredge and maintain Turkey Creek.
Hard Work U already runs a lab school for high school students. Now it's conducting a survey to determine whether to add elementary and junior high.
The Missouri Department of Education is switching to a new testing system for high school equivalency.
A coalition of cities will build a sewage treatment system that turns feces into usable fertilizer.
A group of architecture students from Drury University is brainstorming ways of improving Joe Bald Park on Table Rock Lake
Performers from the show's early days reflect on the play and its close ties to Branson history.
Steven Hart and Chrissy Mayo planned to have their wedding at the Dewey Short Visitor Center. A last minute closure by the Corps forced them to find a new venue.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Not guilty. Those were the two words Paula Hall waited a decade to hear.
Businesses that depend on the Buffalo National River for canoe rentals, camping tours and visitor traffic are suffering during the government shutdown.
FAIR GROVE, Mo. -- We all remember our childhood classrooms. For some, those rooms were among several in one building.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Many people admit to drinking alcohol to de-stress, but drinking could actually have the opposite effect.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Known nationally, but started locally, Julie Blackmon's photographs can be seen in galleries from Oregon to New York.
If you can imagine it, it's on Fiverr. A site that offers services that range from songs, to commercials, to even graphic artists.
The money collected at campgrounds and other public use areas on the Table Rock Lake shoreline will go straight to the US Treasury instead of to a local nonprofit.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- People around the Ozarks may more reasons to pay attention to New York Fashion Week. Thursday was the last day, and one designer made history. For the first time, a plus-sized collection was showcased.
Illegal hacking accounted for more than two-thirds of data breaches last year, according to an industry report.
WARSAW, Mo. -- How will you celebrate your 90th birthday? A Warsaw woman did just what she wanted to mark the milestone. She showed up for another day of work in the kitchen at her cafe.
Taney, Christian and Greene Counties are among the worst in the state for reliable access to nutritious food.
BRANSON, Mo. -- Cedar Creek Coffee employs adults with special needs and trains them to work in the service industry.
Most of us have been there before. You go out to eat. You finish your meal. And just before you leave you spot the condiments counter.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Greg Roeder is a military veteran, a shriner, a Springfield police officer and most importantly, a dad. This hometown hero is doing everything he can to get children the same help his own daughter received.
HICKORY COUNTY, Mo. -- A new lodging option is now available at Pomme de Terre state park. It's called a Yurt, and there are only three of them at state parks. The other two are located at Lake of the Ozarks State Park.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- One of the toughest jobs to land is a veterinarian. That's according to a recent survey conducted by the American Veterinary Medical Association. The survey estimates that the supply exceeds the demand by the equivalent of 11,250 full-time veterinarians.
BRANSON, Mo. -- What happens when you give video cameras to farm kids? At a 4-H film festival, the result is a day of screenings of movies from rural America.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- We've told you about "Lonesome Chuck," whose patience paid off for a mate, but now another bird is catching the eye of biologists for a very different reason.
BRANSON, Mo. -- Branson High School plans to use its new activity center to host physical education classes, sports teams and even the band.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Springfield restaurant owner says a man ripped off one of his businesses, then tried to get more money from his second restaurant.
REEDS SPRING, Mo. -- A recycling center at Reeds Spring will soon begin processing thousands of pounds of excess food every week.
The C of O farmers market provides a new way to buy meats and vegetables in the Branson area.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- We all enjoy fairy tales. One man, one woman unite, and live happily ever after. But what if before the ever after that couple was torn apart, possibly against their will. In to play the role of hero, the Springfield Art Museum.
ROLLA, Mo. -- A doctor in Rolla is pioneering a new urine test that would detect breast cancer earlier than a growth could be seen in a mammogram.
The sport is quickly catching on in the Ozarks, where riders appreciate the challenging and scenic landscape.
CASSVILLE, Mo. -- An event in Cassville, Mo. celebrates holiday cheer but also helps with the town's revitalization efforts.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The rate of out-of-hospital births in Missouri has increased nearly 70 percent over the last five years, after the governor signed legislation making midwifery legal in the state.
OZARK, Mo. -- There's a new dining option opening in Ozark, but this place may feel like an old familiar friend to generations of families.
The Branson Chamber of Commerce is courting youth sporting events as a way to encourage families to visit the area.