The use of heroin is on the rise

Drug officials fear the apparent drug overdose of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is evidence of a trend; a sharp increase in Americans’ use of…

Springfield pawn shop ordinance approved

The Springfield City Council Monday night overwhelmingly passed the new pawn shop ordinance. The new ordinance will extend the holding perio…

Coming Soon: Talking Cars?

Automakers and government agencies are teaming up to lay the foundations for a future in which smart vehicles can communicate with one anoth…

Ratings: another record for Super Bowl

For the fourth time in five years, the Super Bowl has set a record for the most-watched television event in U.S. history, drawing 111.5 mill…