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Man who helped save 'Ride the Ducks' victims files lawsuit

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A man who attempted to save victims who were thrown into the water during the Duck Boat tragedy in Branson is now suing the Ride the Ducks company.

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Man crashes into Veteran's Memorial Garden

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Branson’s Veterans Memorial Garden suffered significant damage this morning after a vehicle crashed, went airborne and landed in the middle of the garden.  

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Nixa Public Schools implementing new learning management system

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Students in Nixa Public Schools now have more access to course materials, thanks to a new learning management system.

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Campus Safety is Key as Students Head Back to Class Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.) College can be a time of new experiences-- many good, and some bad.  

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Aretha Franklin, 'Queen of Soul,' dead at 76

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Aretha Franklin died Thursday of advanced pancreatic cancer. She was 76.

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Airplane almost hits van at Springfield-Branson National Airport Video included

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A close call at the Springfield-Branson National Airport has received national attention but also raised safety concerns after a passenger jet narrowly avoided hitting a van on the runway.

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CDC reports measles outbreak in 21 states including Missouri

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More than 100 people and residents of almost two dozen states have contracted measles so far this year according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Naked man found guilty of burglary

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On Monday, August 13, 2018 a man was convicted by a Greene County Jury of burglarizing the garage of a Springfield couple, and assaulting one of the homeowners. 

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Springfield AT&T looking to hire 70 representatives

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AT&T is holding a job fair on Saturday, August 18. 

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Man pleads guilty for selling misbranded supplements

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A  man pleaded guilty in federal court today for his role in a scheme with two Nixa residents. 

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EpiPen Shortage Affects Local Pharmacy Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.) An EpiPen shortage is affecting millions worldwide as prices continue to soar. 

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Springfield Public Schools prepare to help students with autism learn Video included

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Students with autism face everyday challenges including learning, but Springfield Public Schools are helping to make the transition easier. 

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Fatal pedestrian accident

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A Brighton man was struck and killed early this morning while crossing Highway 13 north of Springfield.

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Viral posts warn others about human trafficking

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Two young women have gained attention on social media after they posted that they believe they were almost trafficked while traveling along Missouri highways. They stated that in sharing their experiences, they hope that other women will take heed of their cautionary tales. 

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Police looking for man wanted for burglary in Greene County

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Law enforcement is looking for a man who is wanted for burglary. William Donner,25, has a felony warrant out of Greene-County for burglary in the second degree.

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Springfield man indicted for making bomb threat

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A man was indicted by a federal grand jury today, for making a bomb threat at the Veterans Affairs Clinic in Mount Vernon, Mo. 

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Greene County Deals with 911 Operator Shortage Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.) When you call 911, you expect help immediately. Yet, across the country, several of the critical call takers jobs are vacant. 

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Survivor of Branson tragedy launches petition to ban duck boats

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An Indianapolis woman who survived the Branson duck boat tragedy has launched a petition to ban duck boats.

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Death investigation underway in Morgan County

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A death investigation is underway in Morgan County after one person was found shot to death.

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Italian bridge collapses in Genoa, killing at least 22

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Nearly two dozen people -- including a child -- were killed when a raised highway in Genoa crumbled during a sudden and violent storm.

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Battlefield man sentenced for child pornography

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A man was sentenced in federal court today for receiving and distributing child pornography. 

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Ride Safety in Focus After Two Rescued From Bungee Ride Video included

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(Branson, Mo.) Authorities are still piecing together what happened on a popular attraction in Branson Saturday evening that left two people stranded. 

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Shingle vaccine shortage affecting local pharmacy Video included

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Health professionals are warning people about a shortage of the newest shingles vaccine and a local pharmacy is feeling the effects of the shortage. Erica Mahn, with Alps Pharmacy, says four of the last six months the pharmacy hasn’t been able to receive shingles vaccines because they through all their shipments quickly.  “This has been a highly requested vaccine," explains Mahn. 

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Springfield Public Schools face bus driver shortage Video included

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Springfield Public Schools face a shortage in bus drivers as a new school year begins this week.

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Omarosa slammed after new release of secretly taped Trump call

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Omarosa Manigault-Newman drew a new wave of condemnation from President Trump's inner circle on Monday after the release of a secretly taped phone call with the president.

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Crews working to restore power to many Springfield residents

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 City Utilities Line and Tree crews are responding to numerous outages throughout the service territory.

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Local restaurant in search of man who stole from register

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A local restaurant is looking for help locating a man that stole over 500-dollars from their register. 

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Springfield man in hospital after rapid apartment fire Video included

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A Springfield man is in the hospital tonight after a fire swept through his apartment complex on the west side of town. 

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Springfield man facing charges after murder

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A Springfield man is facing numerous charges after shooting and killing a man earlier this week. 

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Branson police searching for missing person

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The Branson Police Department has asked for the public's help in locating a missing and endangered person. 

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Man Arrested After Hours-Long Standoff at Apartment Complex Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.) A 19 year old man is in custody after police say he barricaded himself inside an apartment complex causing a tense standoff with dozens of Springfield police officers. 

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Three teens dead, others injured after church van crashes near Bolivar

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Three people died and others were injured when a church van crashed Friday morning.

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2 Canadian police officers among 4 dead in shooting

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Two Canadian police officers were killed Friday morning in the Canadian city of Fredericton.

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Ferguson residents remember Mike Brown

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Today marks the fourth anniversary of the shooting death, of Michael Brown by former Ferguson officer Darren Wilson. 

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CoxHealth Enhances Patient Registration with Biometric Palm Scanning Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.) Next time you walk into the hospital you might be identified not by your social security number or birthday, but by pattern of veins in the palm of your hand.

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Update: Missing Joplin man found safe

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The Joplin Police Department is looking for an endangered missing person. 

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'Tone-deaf' Jack in the Box teriyaki bowl ad sparks backlash for sexual innuendos

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Jack in the Box has come under fire for a sexually suggestive advertisement for the chain’s new teriyaki bowls.

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Farmington couple charged for locking kids inside small boxes

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Two people in Farmington have been arrested in connection to a suspected child abuse case. 

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Marthasville woman charged for shooting landlord

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A Marthasville woman has been charged for a shooting in Miller County. 

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Teachers Train to Spot Students Battling Mental Health Problems Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.) Educators in Ozark Public Schools are being armed with extra tools to accomplish the mental health obstacles children face in today's society. 

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Missouri Primary has Hawley and McCaskill fighting for U.S. Senate Video included

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Josh Hawley is the republican primary candidate for the U.S. Senate. The seat is, currently, held by democrat Claire McCaskill. McCaskill won the democrat primary candidate position. Some polls show the race as a toss-up in Novembers balance of power midterm election. Hawley held an election watch party in Springfield while McCaskill held one in Columbia, MO.

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State and Greene County election results

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Missouri Primary Election 2018 updates throughout the evening.

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Special Prosecuting Attorney releases Greene County ruling

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Special Prosecuting Attorney Amy Fite has released her findings today in a case designed to review actions, surrounding community education for a sales tax increase presented to Greene County voters in November 2017. 

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MSHP Ups Presence in Schools Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.) Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers may soon be seen at a school near you.

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NTSB issues preliminary report on fatal duck boat ride

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A preliminary report into the fatal duck boat accident on Table Rock Lake last month has been issued.

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UPDATE: Missing teenager found safe

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The Forsyth Police have issued an endangered person advisory as they search for a missing teenager.

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Joplin man charged with child sex crimes

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On Wednesday, August 1, the Joplin Police Department was notified of sex crimes against three children that occurred in the city of Joplin. 

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Camden County man charged with assault for hate crime

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On Saturday August 4, 2018, the Camden County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a man with three felony counts of assault motivated by discrimination. 

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Humane Society gains custody of 6 starving Mastiff dogs

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On Monday, August 6, the Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force, was awarded permanent custody of six adult Mastiff dogs rescued July 12, 2018 from a property in Aurora, Mo. in Lawrence County in southwest Missouri. 

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Three Springfield residents sentenced for heroin conspiracy

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Three Springfield residents were sentenced in federal court today for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in Greene and Webster counties. 

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Springfield man sentenced for illegal firearms after police pursuit

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A man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing firearms following a high-speed police chase which ended with him driving through a back yard and crashing into a residence.

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Springfield massage therapist convicted for sexual misconduct

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 A massage therapist was convicted for inappropriately touching two women.  

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Teachers Spend Hundreds to Supply Classrooms Video included

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(Nixa, Mo.) School will be back in session within the next week that means thousands of teachers statewide are busy preparing their classrooms. 

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What you can expect for elections tomorrow

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Tomorrow folks will be hitting the voting polls and one issue will be affecting the entire state of Missouri. Voters could adopt the Right to Work bill, which prohibits as a condition of employment the forced membership in a labor organization or forced payments of dues. The residents of Springfield will get to decide if a person can bring in new pit bulls as pets. 

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Miller County arrests detention officer

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A Miller County detention officer has been arrested and charged after allegedly having inappropriate contact with a female inmate.

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Federal judge rules DACA program should be fully restarted

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A federal judge on Friday ordered a total restart of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in a hit to the Trump administration. 

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Venmo privacy concerns

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Digital money sharing apps like Venmo make transferring funds to others easier than ever. However, it could be putting your safety in jeopardy.

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Emergency crews hold mass casualty training at MSU Video included

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Emergency responder's held a mass casualty training today on the Missouri State campus. It's a newer concept of how emergency responder's interact with each other is being tested across the nation. “It’s one of those things we know is a low frequency but it’s a high frequency consequence event. We want to be prepared for it," says MSU emergency manager David Hall.

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Man suspected of murdering Houston doctor, commits suicide

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The man charged with murdering George H.W. Bush’s former cardiologist committed suicide today.

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Man faces up to 7 years in prison for forging fake money

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A Branson man pleads guilty to forging counterfeit currency. 

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Man Arrested in Phelps County for assaulting elderly man

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On Thursday, a Phelps County jury found a man guilty of Assault in the first degree. 

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Agencies collaborate for mass casualty and threat drill

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Law enforcement, the fire department, emergency medical services and two local educational institutions will drill to test the components of a mass casualty/active threat plan 9-11 a.m., Friday Aug. 3 at Missouri State University’s Plaster Sports Complex.

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Reward for Mollie Tibbetts information rises to $172,000

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Family members hoping missing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts returns home announced Thursday that the reward for information leading to her whereabouts has risen to $172,000.

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TSA Considers Ending Security Screenings at Small Airports

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(Springfield, Mo.) The Transportation Security Administration is considering nixing passenger screenings at more than 150 small to medium sized airports. "To put yourself in the shoes of the typical American flyer. Would you want to fly from an airport where the passengers on your plane have not been screened in this day and age," explains Kent Boyd, Spokesperson, Springfield Branson National Airport.  Security checkpoints are being looked to be eliminated at sma... More>>

Local man needs help returning son from Venezuela Video included

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A local man is pleading the U.S. Government to help him locate his son after his ex-wife took him to Venezuela. Bryan Keathley says his son was taken from him when he was only 5-years-old. Now, three years later Keathley has been unsuccessful at locating his son, David. He says after multiple court hearings and documents the U.S. Government hasn’t done anything to bring his boy back home. "It’s my child. He’s in a war zone!"

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No active shooter at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

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The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base confirmed Thursday there was no "real world active shooter incident" on base, following earlier reports of one.

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Woman charged after negligence at home daycare

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One woman is facing numerous charges after negligence at her home daycare caused one infant's death.

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AG Hawley files lawsuit against two Missouri Furniture companies

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Attorney General Josh Hawley filed a lawsuit today against Joseph Ross, Ashley Dillard, and their companies Rough Country Rustic Furniture, LLC and Rustic Concealment Solutions, LLC

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Two men charged for Battlefield Mall robbery

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Two men have been charged for robbing a jewelry store inside the Battlefield Mall. 

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Free Back to School Immunizations Available for Students Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.) It's that time of year again, when youngsters are reminded of the upcoming school year with a prick in the arm. It is time for parents to focus on vaccinations for their children. 

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Mom and pop shop closes after grand opening from neighboring business fire Video included

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An early morning building fire in Strafford caused damage to neighboring businesses. For Denis George, the owner of PawPaw’s, says he always aspired to have a business. "We, finally, had our grand opening, yesterday, and today were closed again. My wife says that gives us another opportunity to have a grand opening," says George. Flames broke out around 5:30 a.m. in a vacant building that used to be a pharmacy.

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New document says duck boat violated inspection terms

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The U.S. Coast Guard says the duck boat that capsized and sank last month on Table Rock Lake was in the water when wind speeds exceeded the allowed limit.

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Jason Gage sworn in as city manager

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The new Springfield City Manager has been sworn into office.

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Kansas Man sentenced to 18 years for producing child porn

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A Leavenworth, Kan., man was sentenced in federal court for sexually abusing a 14-year-old victim and recording the abuse on his cell phone. 

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Commercial airliner crashes in Mexico

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A commercial airliner has crashed in Mexico, reportedly just minutes after takeoff. 

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Springfield man attempts to make 3D guns Video included

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Downloadable 3D gun blueprints could soon be available to the public. Cody Hall, a salesman at All About Guns, says printing a 3D gun isn't as easy as you think. Hall says it's nearly impossible to make one successfully.

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Facebook finds 'sophisticated' efforts to disrupt US politics

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Facebook uncovered "sophisticated" efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to influence American politics in advance of the U.S. midterm elections.

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Trump asks John Kelly to stay as chief of staff through 2020

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President Trump has asked John Kelly to stay on as White House chief of staff through 2020.

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Lawsuits pile up against Ripley Entertainment Video included

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The families who were affected by the tragic capsizing of the Ride the Ducks vehicle that killed 17 people are now beginning to speak out. 

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City of Springfield servers down

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As of Monday morning, computer servers In the City of Springfield are down. Files containing employee passwords, user names, and programs are unavailable.

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BBB provides tips for back-to-school shoppers

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Parents spend billions of dollars a year on their back-to-school and college shopping.

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Bill Aims to Study How Technology and Media Affect Kids Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.) Children today encounter and utilize technology constantly both at home and in school. Between cell phones, video games and television, all now play a formative role in many children's developments.

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Convoy of Hope sends aid to California Video included

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Convoy of Hope looks to help aid those involved in the deadly Carr fires in California. 

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$100 million lawsuit filed in tragic Duck Boat sinking

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Springfield, Mo. --  Attorneys representing Indianapolis families whose relatives drowned at Table Rock Lake while on a "Ride the Ducks" tour filed a lawsuit Sunday against Ripley Entertainment alleging wrongful death, outrageous conduct and negligence.  

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Springfield man sentenced to 18 years for robbery and illegal firearm

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A Springfield, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for his sixth bank robbery and for illegally possessing a firearm.

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Stone County Deputy recognized for heroism in Branson duck boat tragedy

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Sgt. Shawn Fields of the Stone County Sheriff's Office, was recognized for "acts of heroism" during the Branson Duck boat tragedy by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and President Trump. 

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Springfield man pleads not guilty to murder charge

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A Springfield man charged with second degree murder has plead not guilty Tommy Morris Jr. Is accused of running a red light and causing a crash that killed a 31-year-old woman from Nixa.  

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Celebration of life held for Air Force veteran who died in Branson tragedy

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The life of another victim from the Branson duck boat tragedy celebrated Friday.

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NTSB releases transcript of recording system aboard 'Ride the Ducks' Video included

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The National Transportation Safety Board announced Friday the completion of the initial review of the digital video recorder system recovered from the DUKW “Stretch Boat 7” that sank July 19 near Branson, Missouri.

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Victim of Branson tragedy laid to rest

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A victim of the "Ride the Ducks" tragedy in Branson has been laid to rest in Illinois.

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WATCH: Funeral for four family members killed in duck boat tragedy

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Funeral for family killed in duck boat tragedy was held Friday.

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Russian agents attempt to breach Sen. McCaskill's reelection campaign

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According to a report made by " The Daily Beast," Russian intelligence agents attempted to breach Sen. Claire McCaskill's reelection campaign ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

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Fire crews revive dog in Taney County fire

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On Thursday, at approximately 12:25am, crews responded to the 3300 block of JJ Highway for a residential structure fire. 

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Greene County man found guilty of threatening step-son with sword

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 A Greene County Prosecuting Attorney announces a man was convicted today, for assaulting his step-son and threatening him with a Japanese-style sword.

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Camden County man charged with multiple sex offenses

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The Camden County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office is announcing the sentencing of Andrew Wayne Lester for multiple sex offenses.

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Funeral held for couple who died on 'Ride the Ducks' boat

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The funeral for a married couple who died as a result of the tragic 'Ride the Ducks' accident in Branson, was held in Higginsville, 

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Bullied autistic boy's post on Facebook goes viral Video included

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A father’s plea of love for his son has reached over 125,000 shares on Facebook after his son was bullied by other children at a church camp. The family has asked us not to name the church. Strangers are heartbroken over 12-year-old Auron's experience at a local church camp.  "They called me bad words and called me dumb dumb," says Auron. "And, plus, they were throwing trash me. I did nothing.”

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Ozark Public Schools Holds Day of Active Shooter Training Video included

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(Ozark, Mo.) It maybe summer break for all the students in Ozark, however first responders' from multiple agencies and educators spent their time taking refresher courses on skills they need at the schools. 

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Doomed duck boat's designer had no engineering training

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A self-taught entrepreneur who had little to no engineering training built the duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake last week.

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SPD sexual assault suspect identified and arrested

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On July 25, 2018, at 2:51 pm, the Springfield Police Department was dispatched to the intersection of John Q. Hammons Parkway and Harrison in reference to a sexual assault.

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Ozark Empire Fair prepares to open gates Video included

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Wednesday, the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds were quiet. However, Thursday afternoon, that will all change as thousands of people are expected to come through the fairgrounds' gates to celebrate opening day of the fair.

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Two Branson boat tragedy victims laid to rest

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Two victims of the Branson boat tragedy were laid to rest in Arkansas. 

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Attorney General Hawley serves 'Google' with subpoena

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Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced today that his office has served a new investigative subpoena on tech giant Google as part of its continuing investigation into the company’s business practices. 

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Man charged for impersonating police officer in Branson

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The Branson Police Department is seeking information regarding a subject who may have recently impersonated a police officer or U.S. Marshal, in the area. 

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Diver Reacts After 17 Die in Duck Boat Tragedy Video included

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As the investigation into the deadly duck boat continues, a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's dive team is speaking out for the first time. 

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Drug overdoses trending among teens and young adults Video included

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Drug addiction is a huge issue in the Ozarks and we are now seeing younger generations becoming addicted. Fox 5 spoke with two ladies that say they became addicted to drugs at early ages. Different stories, both in recovery. Bethany was 24 years old and Sammy was 17 years old when they began spiraling down the road of drug addiction. "I overdosed, twice, on opiates says Bethany. 

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Teenager charged with rape

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An Eldridge man is behind bars for sexually assaulting a young girl.

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Local farmer reacts to trade war Video included

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Agriculture ranks as one of the top industries in Missouri, as it brought in $3.6 billion in exports in 2015. However, that high dollar value could be going down, because as President Trump's trade war with China continues, farmers in the Ozarks are feeling the impact.

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Trump visits KC for VFW convention and Hawley event

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President Donald Trump stopped in Kansas City on Tuesday for the first time since he took office. Trump's first stop once the presidential motorcade left Kansas City International Airport was Municipal Auditorium in downtown where he spoke at the VFW National Convention.

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Bishop & Hayes award $30,000 scholarship to five graduates Video included

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Bishop & Hayes P.C. an auto injury law firm with offices in Springfield, Joplin and Miami, Oklahoma, congratulated its winners for the second annual $30,000 scholarship.

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McCaskill announces plan to introduce legislation due to duck boat tragedy

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In a speech on the Senate floor today about last week’s tragedy at Table Rock Lake, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill announced she will introduce legislation requiring past recommendations to increase safety of amphibious vehicles to be put into law.

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Rowdy Douglas named Texas County Interim Sheriff

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Texas County Commission named Rowdy Douglas, a former detective for the Texas County Sheriffs Office, the interim sheriff of Texas County.

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