SPRINGFIELD — Springfield police say a 25-year-old man has been charged with first-degree assault after stabbing his brother outside an apartment complex Saturday night in a dispute over finances. Police say 23-year-old Daniel Ramirez suffered several stab wounds to his right leg and thigh. Dominic Ramirez was located inside the family’s residence and taken into custody.
Move over, large lap pools. Smaller swimming holes are making a big splash. Sure, the economy is playing a role in making this luxury littler: Smaller pool equals smaller budget. But it's more than that, says Brett Berry, owner of Landscape Renderings, a Missouri business that designs and builds outdoor living environments. “You can create a fantastic sense of intimacy and atmosphere with a small… ... more