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Richard 'Old Man' Harrison of 'Pawn Stars' dead at 77

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Richard "Old Man" Harrison of "Pawn Stars" fame has died at the age of 77.

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McCaskill suffers cracked rib from Heimlich maneuver

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Sen. Claire McCaskill’s rib cracks while the Heimlich maneuver is performed on her.

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Drug dealer sentenced to life plus 100 years for murder

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On Friday, June 22, a Greene County prosecutor announced the conviction of 55-year-old Terry D. Morrison. 

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MSU Board of Governors approves 2018-2019 budget

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The Missouri State University Board of Governors passed the university’s system budget Friday, June 22. 

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Police searching for missing and endangered 15-year-old Kansas City girl

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UPDATE:  Kansas City police no longer believe Brajaean Sledge was abducted, however she is still considered missing and endangered.

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New study shows pregnant women addicted to opioids in Missouri Video included

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New research from the Missouri Hospital Association shows that over 3,700 pregnant women and new mothers abuse opioids in Missouri.  At Preferred Family Healthcare they help pregnant women and new moms stay clean from opioid abuse. “On average, maybe in a month, we’ll see 2 or 3 that come through our doors that are either pregnant or just delivered," says registered nurse Tammy West. 

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Hospital Equips Lifesaving Kits for Athletes Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.) As student athletes star in competition, behind the scenes athletic trainers are equipped with tools to keep them safe....

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Local farmers video goes viral

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Local farmer voices thoughts on kids being separated from parents at the border.

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Supreme Court affirms privacy rights of cellphone users

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The Justice Department suffered a digital age defeat Friday at the Supreme Court, which sided with the privacy rights of cellphone users.

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Student allegedly molested at Nixa school Video included

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A local parent is suing Nixa Public Schools tonight after she says her elementary-aged son was allegedly molested by other students.

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Charles Krauthammer dead at 68

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Charles Krauthammer, a longtime Fox News contributor, Pulitzer Prize winner, Harvard-trained psychiatrist and best-selling author who came to be known as the dean of conservative commentators, has died. He was 68. 

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Kate Spade's Father dead at 89

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Kate Spade's father, Earl F. Brosnahan Jr., has died, according to a family statement sent to multiple media outlets. He was 89.

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Cop who fatally shot unarmed 17-year-old boy was sworn in just 90 minutes before, police sources say

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An East Pittsburgh police officer who killed an unarmed 17-year-old while he tried to run away during a traffic stop was only sworn into duty around 90 minutes before the shooting, according to reports. 

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Yemen native living in Springfield talks civil war and his education Video included

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One of the Middle East’s poorest countries, Yemen, continues to be devastated by a civil war. A Yemen citizen that is studying at Missouri State University spoke with Fox 5 on what’s happening to his country, his family, and the impact it’s bringing to his education. The country of Yemen has being going through an unstable political situation since 2011. 

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Walking to raise awareness for colon cancer Video included

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A man walking across the country to raise awareness for colorectal cancer Springfield today. Chad Schrack left Washington D.C on May 6th and hit 1,000 miles just a few days ago. "Colon cancer is the second deadliest cancer there is but it doesn't get a lot of head way because it's not the most popular because it's the colon," says Schrack. 

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First lady Melania Trump's 'I don't care' jacket causes stir on border visit

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First lady Melania Trump's visit to a Texas facility housing migrant children separated from their parents threatened to be overshadowed Thursday by a jacket she wore bearing the words: "I really don't care, do u?".

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Police investigating robbery at Battlefield Mall

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Springfield Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at Zales in the Battlefield Mall.

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Race Car Drivers Visit Families at Ronald McDonald House

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(Springfield, Mo.) Families living at the Ronald McDonald house in Springfield got a special surprise this morning when the Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series visited them. 

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First lady visits child detention center in Texas

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First lady Melania Trump on Thursday visited a child detention center in Texas that houses minors who entered the country illegally.

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Supreme Court rules states can collect sales tax for online purchases nationwide

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Online shoppers could find costs going up.

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Opioid epidemic affecting children young and old Video included

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As the opioid crisis continues to plague the Ozarks, even the youngest of children are now feeling its effects.

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Strafford man arrested for meth and illegal possession of firearm

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A Strafford, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for possessing methamphetamine for distribution and also illegally possessing a firearm. 

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BBB warns of immigration scams

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Offering a shortcut to obtaining a green card, visa or full citizenship in exchange for money is the skeleton of many immigration scams.  

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Brookline Fire Chief indicted for rape and sodomy

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A Grand Jury has indicted Larry McConnell, Brookline Fire Chief, on 2nd Degree Rape and 3 counts of Statutory Sodomy in the Second Degree.

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Crowd Gathers to Protest Family Separation at Border Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.) The issue of immigration had a voice in Springfield today as protesters gathered together to speak out against immigration policies. 

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Lebanon homicide suspect arrested in Springfield Video included

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Cashawn Ward Williams was taken into custody for the 1st degree Murder of Gary Don Peterson without incident in the 1400 block of S. Lovers Lane in Springfield, Missouri.

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Trump signs executive order to stop family separations at border

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President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to allow children to stay with parents caught crossing the border illegally

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Springfield man faces 20 years in prison due to heroin and firearm conspiracy

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A Springfield, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to leading a conspiracy that distributed at least a kilogram of heroin in the Springfield area.

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Springfield man faces 30 years for sexual exploitation of children

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A Springfield, Mo., man has pleaded guilty in federal court to sexually abusing a child and taking sexually explicit photographs of his victim. 

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Hospitals Seeing Uptick in Weather Related Illnesses Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.) As more people are getting outside in the rising temperatures local hospitals are beginning to see a spike in heat-related illnesses. 

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Loved ones mourn the loss of the man found dead in a river Video included

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Family members are in mourning of Thomas Woods, the man that was found dead in the Little Sac River near Highway H and Highway KK.   "My son looks just like him. My daughter does too but he’s a little Thomas," says Maranda Choates, whom shares two children with Woods. "I guess we’ll just always have that memory.” 

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Jefferson Avenue Footbridge revitalization now underway Video included

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Springfield City Council voted 7-1 to proceed with the revitalization of the Jefferson Avenue Footbridge, approving a nearly $2.2 million budget that will help restore the bridge to its former glory. 

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Body identified, detectives investigate death north of Springfield Video included

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Tonight, police are asking for your help in a death investigation.

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Second Kansas sheriff's deputy dies from injuries following shooting

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A second sheriff’s deputy who was shot Friday near a courthouse in Kansas City died from her injuries early Saturday morning, officials said.

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Running out of Psychiatric Beds Despite Growing Demand Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.) A critical lifeline for mental health patients is lacking here in the Ozarks.

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America's Fun Park opens in Branson Video included

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America's Fun Park is now open for business! Located in the heart of Branson, young roller coaster enthusiasts came out to enjoy the grand opening. Nate, 9, says, "I fear is the big roller coasters. It’s the big thing that goes around and around and around!” But as for Devante, 10, “That’s the first thing I’m going to do is get on a roller coaster!” 

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Manafort Headed to Jail After Witness Tampering Charges

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(Foxnews.com) Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was jailed Friday after a federal judge revoked his $10 million bail based on new witness tampering charges brought by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. 

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Shay's fight: a life remembered Video included

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Through both the highs and lows, local teen, TaShayla Clayton bravely battled her cancer diagnosis. Although her fight came to an end at just 16 years old, her story is one of faith, courage and strength.

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Man dies of injuries after three vehicle crash

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The Springfield Police Department responded to a three vehicle crash. One vehicle crossed the grass median and was struck by a west bound vehicle.

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2 adults, 2 children shot in Colorado

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Two adults and two children have been shot at West 80th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard in Westminster, according to Westminster officials

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New York Attorney General files lawsuit against Trump Foundation

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The New York state attorney general’s office on Thursday, June 14, filed a lawsuit against the Donald J. Trump Foundation for alleged illegal conduct and “unlawful political coordination”. 

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Family, Community Say Goodbye to Five Children Killed in House Fire Video included

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(Lebanon, Mo.) A heartbroken community said their final goodbyes today to five children who were all killed in a house fire last week in Lebanon.

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Officer involved shooting reported in Christian County

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A Christian County deputy was shot at Thursday morning after he attempted to make a traffic stop on Highway 65, causing traffic to be backed up for hours.   

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Plane crash reported in Eureka Springs Arkansas

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Traffic Safety Board (NTSB) will determine the cause of the crash.

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Endangered person advisory issued for missing man

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The Springfield Police Department has issued an Endangered Person  Advisory for Raymond Glenn Heiskill.

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Deadly bourbon virus prevention tips Video included

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A St. Louis resident caught the rare Bourbon Virus after getting bit by a tick. Mercy says you can protect yourself and your children from this rare and deadly virus, this summer.  There have been three known cases of the Bourbon Virus and two of them have been reported in Missouri. Lurking in the grass summer time is the playground for ticks. John Brown, a travel health doctor for Mercy, says the virus is rare and still too new. 

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Justice Dept. IG report released on FBI's handling of Clinton email case

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The Justice Department released their long-awaited report detailing the review of the FBI and DOJ’s Hillary Clinton investigation during the 2016 presidential election.

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Supreme Court strikes down Minnesota political apparel law

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The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down Minnesota's broad ban on wearing "political apparel" at the polls, ruling the law violates the free speech rights of voters.

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Attempted abduction near Downtown Springfield Video included

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Missouri State University issued a public safety alert today after a man attempted to abduct a woman early Wednesday morning.  

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Trump suggests excusing Kim Jong Un's Human Rights Abuses

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President Trump, in an interview with Fox News' Bret Baier, indicated he is willing to set aside concerns over Kim Jong Un’s human rights abuses in pursuit of a denuclearization deal. 

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Distractions Fuel Rise in Deaths of Pedestrians Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.) New research shows pedestrian involved care accidents are on the rise, and are becoming more deadly.

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Murdered man's daughter speaks out Video included

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From nightmare to reality, it's news that no daughter should ever have to hear. However, for Mariah Wescott, her worst fears came to life after two officers showed up at her door in the middle of the night to tell her that her father had been found dead.

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Body found in St.Clair County ditch

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Tuesday, the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Office received a call concerning a body in a ditch. 

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More than 2,300 online child offenders arrested nationwide

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The Department of Justice announced the arrest of more than 2,300 suspected online child sex offenders during a three month nationwide operation.

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Woman wanted for kidnapping in Greene County

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Woman wanted for first-degree kidnapping. Byfield has ties to Green County, and is fully aware of her warrant. 

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Springfield students gaining construction experience with Habitat for Humanity Video included

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Ten high school students from the Springfield Public Schools are earning school credit by partnering with Habitat for Humanity to help build a home. Through the Explore Program students spent two days in the classroom learning safety procedures and how to use construction tools. But now, they’re outside getting their hands dirty and two students told Fox 5 that it’s all about the community and getting school credit in the process.

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Gov. Mike Parson Begins Statewide Listening Tour Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.) Republican Gov. Mike Parson traveled to Springfield today to start his listening tour across the Show Me State. Parson says this gives him a chance to hear directly from the people he represents. 

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Gunman kills self, 4 child hostages after Florida standoff

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Four children and a felon with a gun were all found dead after a more than 21 hour standoff in Florida.

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Trump and Kim Jong Un, meet in person for historic summit

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President Trump shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore shortly after 9 a.m. local time Tuesday, kicking off a historic summit. 

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IHOP or "IHOb" debuting burgers after publicized name change

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It's "burgers," everybody. In what must come as disappointing news for anyone hoping IHOP would start offering breakfast burritos or break-dancing classes. 

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Former America's Got Talent Winner found dead in Missouri Home

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Neal Boyd, the 2008 winner of "America's Got Talent" was found dead at his home in Sikeston, Missouri. 

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Survivors of attempted suicide give hope to others Video included

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Two survivors of suicide say there's a better side than suicide. Attempting suicide 5 times, Robert Herran says, "I just couldn’t stand the pain no more. All the stuff I was going through, at the time, I didn’t see any other way out. Suicide seemed to be the answer, just to end it.” Roberts last suicide attempt was 5 years ago after. For another suicide attempt survivor, Ebbie Casey, he says his last attempt was 9 years ago.

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Energy Assistance Program Offers a Relief for High Utility Bills Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.) As temperatures rise, so are many utility bills, and some people may be struggling to afford them. There are some programs to help lighten the burden. 

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Death Investigation Underway Video included

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Update: An arrest has been made in connection to the homicide that occurred Friday, June 8.  23 year old, Adam Phillips of Springfield was arrested in connection to the shooting death of Shone Swearingin.

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Supreme Court gives green light to Ohio's voting roll purge

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The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Ohio is allowed to purge eligible voters from the state’s registration records if they have not cast ballots in a while

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5 arrested in string of 25 vehicle break-ins and thefts

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The Republic Police Department reminds residents to lock their vehicle doors , remove keys from ignition, and avoid leaving valuables in sight.

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Starting the conversation on suicide

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With the celebrity suicides this week this is an opportunity to open a dialogue about mental health with loved ones. One organization that is starting the conversation. The National Alliance on Mental Illness and they say suicide happens every day and it’s happening here in Greene County. With 64 confirmed cases of suicide last year, we’ve already seen from January to April, of this year, six confirmed teen suicides. 

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Deaths from Drug Overdoses Continue to Rise Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.) The opioid crisis in Missouri has been called an epidemic for years now and the most recent statistics show a disturbing trend as the show Me State ranks 19th.

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Invasion of privacy charge won’t be refiled against Greitens

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A special prosecutor will not refile a felony invasion-of-privacy charge against former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens. 

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Anthony Bourdain, CNN host and celebrity chef, dead at 61

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Foxnews.com -- Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain, whose rakish personality and appetite for culinary curiosities entertained millions of viewers, was found dead of an apparent suicide early Friday morning. 

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Former Charity Executive pleads guilty to bribery and embezzlement plot

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A former executive of a Springfield, Missouri charity, who was also an Arkansas lobbyist, pleaded guilty in federal court on Thursday June 7, 2018 to bribing Arkansas elected officials in a multi-million-dollar scheme, as well as money embezzlement. 

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Loved Ones Share Grief After Five Kids Killed in Fatal Fire Video included

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(Lebanon, Mo.) We are learning more tonight about the victims of the fatal fire that happened yesterday in Lebanon, including the five children all below the age of five.

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Buffalo woman sentenced for making twitter threats on ISIS behalf

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 A woman from Buffalo, Mo was sentenced in Federal Court today for using twitter to transmit threats. 

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Suicide rates on the rise in Missouri

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The CDC released a new report that finds more Americans are taking their own life, and locally, the statistics in the Show- Me State are just as shocking.

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Kids go fishing for the first time at Bass Pro Video included

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Bass Pro Shops founder, Johnny Morris, is challenging families to put down their digital devices and get outside to discover the joys of fishing. Bass Pro and Cabela's has donated 50,000 rods and reels nationwide in an effort to get your kids outside this summer. This summer you can catch dozens of fisherman out on the waters and a few first timers! 

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Man arrested after shots fired

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Officers were in the 3500 block of S. Campbell when they heard several gunshots south of their location. 

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Former Cardinals player Red Schoendienst dies at age 95

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Cardinal great Red Schoendienst passed away Wednesday at the age of 95. 

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Convoy of Hope heads to Guatemala Video included

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The death toll in Guatemala continues to rise as the Fuego Volcano is still wreaking havoc on Guatemalan communities, but Convoy of Hope is ready to help.

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Camden County suspect now in police custody

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Pad R. Webster brandished a handgun and forced the victim into a vehicle that the victim was driving, along with the victim’s white pit bull mix, “Kilo”, and fled.

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SPS Emphasizes $4.3 Million in Safety Upgrades in Proposed Budget Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.) Springfield Public Schools is the latest school district to discuss new safety policies following the shootings in Florida and Texas earlier this year. 

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Homeowner speaks out after a teenager drives car into his house Video included

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A scary situation this morning after a person driving a car crashed into a home with the homeowner inside.

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Soldier arrested after stealing an armored vehicle

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A soldier leads police on a chase in an armored personnel carrier from the Virginia National Guard.

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Fatal crash leaves one man dead in Lebanon

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On the morning of June 5, 2018 at 5:58 a.m., a fatal crash occurred in Lebanon, Mo. The vehicle overturned and forcibly hit a tree.

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Kelly Sadler leaves White House amid McCain backlash

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 Kelly Sadler has left the White House where she served as a communications aide, officials confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday evening. Neither Sadler nor the White House issued a public apology for the remark even after it attracted widespread condemnation. Sadler reportedly called McCain's daughter, Meghan, to privately apologize.

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Springfield woman and Nixa man sentenced for meth distribution

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A Springfield, Mo., woman and a Nixa, Mo., man were sentenced in federal court today for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine in southwest Missouri. During the conspiracy, the Springfield woman received ounce amounts of methamphetamine at least once per week and redistributed them in the Springfield area.

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Springfield's Fugitive of the week

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This week’s featured fugitive is Hannah Gordon. Gordon may also go by the alias last names of Buck and/or Halcomb. Gordon has two active Probation Violation warrants, each with an original charge of Dangerous Drugs. 

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Audit Shows Deceased Continue to Receive Food Stamps Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.) Food stamps being used by dead people? That's only one of the pressing issues brought up in a new audit on the integrity of Missouri's food assistance program. 

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Fashion designer Kate Spade dead at age 55

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Fashion designer Kate Spade was found dead in her New York apartment in an apparent suicide, law enforcement officials told the Associated Press. She was 55. Spade, a world-famous designer, launched Kate Spade Handbags in 1993 with her husband Andy Spade and opened her first store in New York City in 1996. Spade is the sister-in-law of actor David Spade.

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Suspect identified in fatal officer-involved shooting

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Police have identified the suspect who was killed during an officer-involved shooting on Monday.

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Baseball ace Yadier Molina boosts local economy Video included

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Springfield, MO -- Wrapping up a rehabilitation stint, highly-decorated St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina came to Springfield for the weekend – selling out stadiums and shelf stock. 

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Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting Video included

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The Springfield Police Department is investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in the 2100 block of N. Fort. 

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Annual Report Spotlights Racial Profiling Concerns Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.) An annual report from the Missouri General's office shows black drivers are 85% more likely to be pulled over in the Show Me State has local minority leaders speaking out. 

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Registered Springfield sex offender sentenced for child pornography

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A registered sex offender in Springfield, Mo., has been sentenced in federal court for receiving and distributing thousands of images of child pornography over the Internet. 

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Body identified near Branson dam

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The Taney County Coroner has identified the body found this morning at Branson Table Rock Dam. Someone discovered the body on the Branson side of the Dam and called police around 8:00 am Monday, June 4, 2018. 

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Springfield in talks of getting another solar farm Video included

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City Utilities of Springfield could soon increase its renewable energy. The solar farm the city, currently, has that consists of nearly 22,000 solar panels. But by adding a second solar farm the City of Springfield would have the capacity for approximately 3 megawatts of energy powering about 600 homes. City Utilities and the Springfield - Branson National Airport are in talks of adding another source renewable energy to the city. 

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Missing teen found safe

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UPDATE:  Makayla Bowles was located Sunday evening and is safe

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Supreme Court sides with Colorado baker in lawsuit filed by same-sex couple

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The Supreme Court made their ruling today on a case involving a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

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Truck Driver Shortage Could Drive up Prices for Consumers Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.) All those items you order online or see at the stores likely get to you on a truck, but new numbers show not enough drivers behind the wheel including here in the Ozarks. 

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Mike Parson sworn in as Missouri governor

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Mike Parson was sworn in as the 57th Governor of Missouri Friday afternoon following the resignation of former governor Eric Greitens. Parson, joined by his wife Theresa, took the official oath making him Missouri’s new governor.

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Governor Greitens signs 77 bills into law and announces pardons

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Friday, Governor Eric Greitens signed 77 bills into law. Greitens also commuted sentences and issued pardons for several Missourians.

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Trump says Singapore summit with Kim is back

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President Trump's highly anticipated summit with North Korea leader Kin Jong Un will take place after a meeting with a top North Korean official.

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Alleged Tennessee cop killer arrested after manhunt

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The man wanted in connection to the death of a Tennessee sheriff's deputy has been captured.

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