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Sheena Elzie, KSPR News Reporter and selzie@kspr.com | July 24, 2012
Springfield, Mo . -- City officials are trying to re-design one of Springfield's busiest intersections. They say it's because not only is the intersection of the James River Freeway and Campbell Avenue one of the busiest, but one of the most dangerous.  Officials say more than 1,200 crashes have happened there in the last three years.  That's why engineers are planning to widen Campbell Avenue to six lanes.  The bigger lanes would stretch from...
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by Jonah Kaplan, KSPR News and jkaplan@kspr.com | May 29, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Get ready to see more orange. MoDOT announced on a number of new projects from Springfield to Strafford, including another diverging diamond interchange. MoDOT plans to convert the interchange at Kansas Expressway (Route 13) and James River Freeway (Route 60) to a diverging diamond. Crews will also head up north, where officials say they want to ease traffic between Springfield and Strafford. MoDOT plans to install turn lanes at three major intersections along the way, first at Route 744 at Mustard Way in Springfield; next they'll move east to Farm Road 199/Mulroy Road ; a third project will build turn lanes, curbs and drains on Route OO and 125 near Olive Street.
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Joanna Small and Joel Girdner and Reporter and Photographer | January 9, 2012
  Republic could be the new home for the Ozarks' largest horse arena.   A public hearing on the project Monday night attracted mostly "go-aheads" from the neighbors.     The annexation hearing is the first step to bring the 13,000 seat stadium and $350 million center to Republic.   It would be located at the corner of Highway MM and the James River Freeway.   This same idea was shot down in Christian County last April before it ever got off the ground, but Monday Republic residents welcomed it with open arms.
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by Dave Stewart, Managing Editor and dstewart@kspr.com | December 10, 2011
40-year old Ranee Porter of Rogersville has died following a crash in Springfield, MO Friday night. Police were called to the crash about 11:20 p.m. Friday night on the James River Freeway east of US Highway 65. Porter was driving west on James River Freeway when her car crossed the median and struck an eastbound car driven by 53-year old Susan Click, also of Rogersville. Both women were taken to a local hospital where Porter died and Click is recovering. Police are still trying to determine why Porter's car crossed into incoming traffic.
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by Jonah Kaplan, KSPR News and jkaplan@kspr.com | December 6, 2011
KSPR News is looking out for your safety on the roads this snowy Tuesday morning. MoDOT reports that many major thoroughfares remain partially or even fully covered at this time. These include: US 65 in Taney County, Route 32 in Laclede County, US 5 from Mansfield to Gainesville, US 60 from Cabool to Willow Springs, and US 160 in West Plains. Greene County Dispatch tells us that the Ozarks' first snowfall spun many cars out of control and continues to wreak havoc on Springfield-area roads.
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Joanna Small and Joel Girdner and Reporter and Photographer | November 29, 2011
What a way to start your holiday. A Missouri S&T student is the victim of a bizarre Thanksgiving week car chase and assault in Springfield.  Even for Andrew Eyberg, who lived through it, parts of the story are still unclear.  For example, why was 23-year-old Christopher Jones chasing him, brandishing a gun?  Eyberg thought he may have been an undercover cop.  Since he isn't, Jones is facing two assault charges and Eyberg is trying to make sense of an incident that could have killed him. "I love my car. "   Andrew Eyberg loves it a little more now that he drag-raced it down James River Freeway and lived to tell about it.  "I was totally zoned in. I'm a little bit of a thrill seeker if you will," Eyberg tells us from his Rolla home.
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Lauren Matter and Anchor/Reporter | August 13, 2011
UPDATE: Eastbound James River Freeway is back open following a crash near Kansas Expressway.  The road was shut down for 20 minutes and traffic was backed up west of Kansas Expressway, but as of 5:15 traffic is flowing again.
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