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Missouri State University

This week on STEM Spot Dr. Corenlison speaks with  Lydia Lang and Merideth Vogel. Both Lang and Vogel are female physics students at Missouri State University. Listen in as they discuss Donna Strickland, the recent Nobel Prize winner, and what that means for women in science. They also discuss what challenges come from being a women in a STEM field.   

LGBTQ+ Resource Center to Reopen After Renovation

Oct 10, 2018
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Springfield’s LGBTQ resource center will be re-opening its doors after a major renovation to the century-old building on Commercial Street. 

Now, the GLO Center can seat more than 40 people with internet access. It also has new part-time staff, longer operating hours, and more programs.

GLO Center executive director is Krista Moncado.

“We partnered with Springfield Greene County Libraries to do story time. Any and all people are welcome – kids of all ages – but, in particular, we wanted to do some free programming for LGBTQ families," Moncado said.

 

Medicare recipients are getting new cards to prevent identity theft and healthcare fraud.

 

The new cards will not have Social Security numbers on them.

Missouri will be mailing these new cards to the state’s 1.2 million Medicare recipients in mid-October.

 

Julie Brookhart is a Kansas City-based spokesperson for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

 

City of Springfield

The first incident happened on September 17. A 13-year-old girl was waiting for her school bus at Seminole and Weller when a white male in a white vehicle attempted to entice her into his vehicle, according to the Springfield Police Department.  She refused and ran.

The second incident happened October 8.  Two 13-year-old girls and one 12-year-old girl had just gotten off their school bus at Pickwick and Wayland when they noticed a white male get out of his vehicle and begin following them.  They began running and screaming, and the man ran from the area.

Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese

Three priests accused of sexually abusing children four decades ago have been identified by the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese.

In a news release, the diocese said two priests, the Rev. John Brath and Monsignor John Rynish, have died.  Brath died in 2014 and Rynish in 2001.

A third priest, Rev. Fred Lutz, retired in 2011 from active ministry.

According to the diocese, each priest is accused of committing sexual abuse in the 1970s, but some of the allegations were made recently.

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