Police Chief Stephen Moody http://wyso.org en Springfield Church To Hold 'Stop The Violence' Walk http://wyso.org/post/springfield-church-hold-stop-violence-walk <p>A Clark County Church has organized a walk on Saturday morning in order to raise community awareness concerning the recent rise of violent crime in Springfield.&nbsp; Police Chief Stephen Moody said there have been five shootings in the city since the end of May.<br /><br />The Restored Life Ministries Church has been holding an event&nbsp;focused on domestic violence&nbsp;for the past three years, but with the recent uptick in gun violence, the church group is expanding the scope of this year's walk to include all acts of violence.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:47:37 +0000 Wayne Baker 51337 at http://wyso.org NAACP Speaks Out In Springfield Against Violent Crime http://wyso.org/post/naacp-speaks-out-springfield-against-violent-crime <p>The head of the Springfield Chapter of the NAACP held a press conference at City Hall Plaza Wednesday afternoon to discuss the recent shooting death of a Springfield High School Student.&nbsp; The discussion ranged from gun control to better parenting.<br /><br />The shooting death of 17-year-old student-athlete Jeffrey Wellington this week has shaken the community.<br /><br />Springfield NAACP Chapter President, Denise Williams, told the crowd at City Hall that the gun violence has to stop and she recalled a saying used years ago aimed at parents who need to get more involved.<br /> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:21:57 +0000 Wayne Baker 48969 at http://wyso.org NAACP Speaks Out In Springfield Against Violent Crime Springfield School Officials and Police Discuss School Safety http://wyso.org/post/springfield-school-officials-and-police-discuss-school-safety <p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:32:01 +0000 Wayne Baker 27664 at http://wyso.org