Lamar Colvin

News Intern

Lamar is a broadcast journalism major at Missouri State University, and he comes from St. Louis, Missouri. He likes reporting on sports, the criminal justice system, health, and politics.  He enjoys reading, watching movies, playing basketball and exploring the outdoors. 

Greene County Courthouse
Chloe O'Neill / KSMU

Springfield will soon have a new, mental health crisis center.  The Greene County Commission and Burrell Behavioral Health plan to sign a contract Tuesday that will commit 1,000,000 dollars in public funding to the crisis center, according to a news release from Greene County.  

MSU-West Plains
MSU-West Plains

College seniors and education degree graduates hoping to be teachers in the fall can meet up with school administrators from a seven-county area at an event on Friday, March 13 on the Missouri State University-West Plains campus. 

The annual Teacher Placement Day event will begin at 9 a.m. with interviews and applications with various school districts in Missouri and Arkansas. The event is free.  All applicants must pre-register if they would like to attend.

The MSU Lady Bears basketball team earned a spot in the NCAA tournament last year and made it to the Sweet Sixteen. This year, the team hopes to go even farther—and Saturday’s game against Southern Illinois University will be critical for them in their journey.

The Lady Bears are 20-3 with seven regular season games left.  Five of those seven games will be at home, starting with SIU Saturday. The last time the two teams faced off, SIU beat the Lady Bears by a last second lay-up.

Head Coach Amaka Agugua-Hamilton spoke to reporters Thursday afternoon.


  There’s a four hour period—from 4:00 to around 8:00 in the evening—when homeless people in Springfield have a hard time finding shelter from the extreme cold. A local church has decided to open its doors during that time. 

Many unsheltered homeless people spend their days at the Veterans Coming Home facility downtown.  But that closes at 4:00 PM, and the emergency cold weather shelters don’t open until much later.