Bailey Vassalli

Bailey began working for KSMU as a photography intern in October of 2017. She also works as a photographer with Missouri State University Photographic Services and as both a photographer and senior reporter with The Standard, Missouri State’s student newspaper. Previously, she has interned with the Snohomish County Tribune, the Sullivan Independent News and Babe Ruth League. Once she graduates in December of 2018, she hopes to work as a photojournalist — whether that means freelancing or with a newspaper.

Calling all anglers:  if the fish aren’t biting, you might be fishing in the wrong spot for this time of year—or maybe you just need to switch up your bait.  The Missouri Department of Conversation releases a weekly fishing report that gives information on local waters and what’s biting there.

Conservation agents from different parts of Missouri talk to anglers and marina owners while they’re out doing their normal patrol to get a feel for what’s biting and what species of fish are popular in the area at that time.

A heat advisory is in effect until 9 p.m, according to the National Weather Service. 

Temperatures will be in the middle to upper 90s, producing a heat index of up to 110 degrees.

Drivers on Interstate 44 and Highway 65 South can expect delays and detours as crews begin to tear down the southbound Route 65 bridge over I-44.

Southbound Route 65 at the I-44 intersection will close at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and remain closed until late August.

I-44 will be closed at Route 65 from 12:01 a.m. Saturday to 12:01 a.m. Sunday.

Springfield officials say they would like to create a path – or corridor – that would let pedestrians and cyclists go all the way from the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium to downtown Springfield, and eventually, to Commercial Street.

Springfield Public Works plans to apply for a BUILD Transportation grant that could help make that happen.

Cora Scott, a spokeswoman for the City of Springfield, said several departments are putting together a proposal for the federal grant.