Ohio Ta’Vaughn Tilley “Very Serious Injuries” Dena Portis Dead In Springfield Pedestrians Vs Vehicle Crash

Ta’Vaughn Tilley, of Springfield, was named as the Ohio teen struck and injured by a vehicle on Old Springfield Road.

Tilley, 19, was transported to Miami Valley Hospital aboard a medical helicopter with “very serious injuries,” according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Another person, Dena Portis, 32, of Springfield, was also struck and killed in the crash.

The vehicle that came to give assistance to a broken down car was facing westbound in the eastbound lane of Old Springfield Road when an eastbound car swerved to avoid the vehicle and hit two pedestrians.  Continue reading

Female Teacher Accused Of Sex With Student At Logos Christian Academy Oregon

Former Springfield, Oregon teacher, Andrea Nicole Barber, has been arrested after police say she an inappropriate relationship with a student in 2016.

Barber faces charges of sodomy, rape, contributing to the sexual delinquency of a minor, online sexual corruption of a child, and unlawful delivery of a marijuana to a person under 18.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office say they responded to a report of a female teacher that had a “sexually intimate relationship” with a former student who was a minor while she worked at Logos ChristianAcademy in Springfield.

Investigators said Barber was a teacher when she engaged in relations with a 15-year-old student on a regular basis in 2016 and had given the teen marijuana. A search warrant was served at Barber’s home on Territorial Highway in Cottage Grove on December 15. Detectives said they found substantial evidence. Continue reading

Zachary James Zumwalt ID’d As MO Man Shot Dead At Springfield McDonald’s

Zachary James Zumwalt has been named as the victim of a deadly midnight shooting that occurred in the parking lot of the McDonald’s on West Kearney Street, east of Kansas Expressway, in Springfield, Missouri.

Police found Zumwalt, 28, shot inside his car. He was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries while being transported to a hospital.

Sergeant Ryan Russell with the Springfield Police Department said initially calls came in about a possibly intoxicated driver. “When our officers got here they were flagged down by other people in the parking lot saying there had just been a shooting,” Sgt. Russell described. Sgt. Russell said someone in a white-four door car drove south on Johnston, just west of the McDonald’s parking lot, stopped and shot the man. The suspected shooter sped off, heading south on Johnston according to Sgt. Russell. Continue reading

Springfield Residents In Shock After Popular MA Community Organizer Found Shot Dead

Jafet Robles has been named as the Springfield man found shot to death in Szot Park early Monday morning. The well-known community organizer and father of four was 33.

The Hampden District Attorney said Robles was located deceased at about 7:20 a.m. in a grassy area between Abbey Memorial Drive and Bemis Avenue in Springfield, MA. The death is being investigated as a homicide.

Robles’ body was found by Parks and Recreation employees said the Chicopee Police, who are working with Massachusetts State Police to investigating the murder.

Robles worked for Neighbor to Neighbor, a community organizing group in Western Massachusetts that helps working families. He focused on economic justice and improving the lives of children, and he was a mainstay at voter registration drives. Continue reading

MO Red Robin Restaurant Served Side-Order Of Hepatitis A To 5000

Springfield, Missouri Health officials say as many as 5,000 people could have been exposed to hepatitis A while dining at a Red Robin restaurant after a worker was tested positive for the virus.

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Typically, hepatitis A is spread from the feces of an infected person to some food or drink that another person consumes.

“Upon being informed of the incident, the Springfield Red Robin took all safety measures to ensure the wellbeing of our guests and team members including arranging the inoculation of all Springfield team members with the immune globulin prophylaxis shot,” Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (RRGB) officials said in a statement. Continue reading