City of Springfield

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The city of Springfield will be getting $67,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency.  It was named Friday as one of five communities nationwide to receive the technical assistance award from the EPA to help develop components of integrated plans for wastewater and stormwater management.

Springfield-Greene County Park Board

Springfield City Manager Greg Burris has called for a criminal probe to determine if any misconduct occurred at its Southwest Treatment Plant.

The request comes after review of the facts from a just concluded personnel investigation within the Environmental Services Department.

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A non-discrimination ordinance before Springfield City Council next week expanding protections to LGBT persons will now include a bathroom exception.

The city said Monday that council members Cindy Rushefsky and Craig Hosmer have requested the Law Department to craft an amendment to their bill, prohibiting the ordinance from applying to any facility that is “distinctly private in nature, such as restrooms, shower rooms, and dressing rooms.”

The revision, if approved, would prevent a person from claiming discrimination if prohibited from using these private facilities.

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The 5th annual Springfield Jazz Festival will present a full evening-long jazz festival on two stages around Park Central Square in downtown Springfield, featuring various local artists along with nationally known headliner, trumpeter and jazz educator Bob Lark, performing with the Missouri Jazz Orchestra.  The date is Friday October 3rd, and it's FREE and open to the public.

Springfield Police Department

Two domestic violence investigators will be among the 10 new positions added to the Springfield Police Department.

Police Chief Paul Williams announced the details Tuesday, a day after the city was notified by the U.S. Department of Justice that it would receive federal grant funds to bring in 10 new positions.