Bailey Vassalli

Photography Intern

Bailey began working for KSMU as a photography intern in October of 2017. She left her internship in March 2018, only to return in June to beging working as both a news reporter and photographer. In addition to working with KSMU, she works for Missouri State's photo services and student-run newspaper, The Standard. She has previously interned at the Snohomish County Tribune, Sullivan Independent News and Babe Ruth League. Upon graduation in May of 2019, she hopes to continue her career in photojournalism.

Greene County Courthouse
Scott Harvey / KSMU

Applications for the office of Judge of the 31st Judicial Circuit are being accepted by the Circuit’s Judicial Commission in Greene County. 

The Missouri Constitution says that a Circuit Judge must be at least 30 years old, have a license to practice law in Missouri, and must have been a U.S. citizen for at least 10 years. The candidate must have been a qualified voter for three years and they also must have lived in the 31st Judicial Circuit for at least one year.


The Missouri Department of Transportation begins the final phase of the Highway 65 rebuild Sunday. This will lead to periodic road and lane closures until November. 


From August 4 through the 10th, all southbound lanes of Highway 65 between Sunshine Street and Battlefield Road will be closed. The southbound on ramp from Sunshine Street and the southbound off rampleading to Battlefield Road will also be closed.

Bailey Vassalli / KSMU

Following some racially-charged events at schools in the area, a group has come together to address concerns about equality issues. In a recent press conference, this group introduced seven areas of concern that it says require cooperation and collaboration. 


Bailey Vassalli / KSMU

 Soon, jazz music will fill the air on the corner of Campbell and McDaniel in downtown Springfield. 

When you step inside the door of The Hepcat, the owners hope you’ll be transported back in time — a chandelier hangs above the bar and stained wood panels line the wall behind a stage.

The term “hep cat” comes from a 1939 glossary of slang from the Harlem jazz scene—it describes a guy who knows all of the answers and understands jive. The owners here are Jimmy Rollins and Dylan Fox.

MU Greene County Extension / Flickr

Japanese beetles typically arrive in the Ozarks area around mid-June or July. Experts say these beetles can defoliate more than 300 different types of ornamental landscape plants, but there are ways to protect yours.


Horticultural specialist Kelly McGowan with the MU Extension in Greene County? says Japanese beetles are non-native species that likely arrived on ornamental plants from elsewhere in the world.