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Joplin man charged with rape and sodomy

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JOPLIN, Mo. - (6/26/17) A Joplin Police investigation has landed one man behind bars. Timothy Bailey Jr., 25, was arrested and charged with first degree rape, statutory sodomy and enticement of a child, after authorities discovered he has sexual contact with an under aged female. According to the probable cause statement, Bailey met the female online. The online messages moved to text messages where Bailey texted that he wanted her.

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Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in dispute over public funding access

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FoxNews.com - (6/26/17)  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Missouri church that sued the state after being denied taxpayer funds for a playground project because of a provision that prohibits state funding for religious entities.  The ruling was 7-2.  The case, one of the most closely watched of the term, pitted two provisions of the First Amendment against one another – freedom of religion and separation of church and state.

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Trump travel ban: Supreme Court reinstates key parts of executive order

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FoxNews.com - (6/26/17)  In a victory for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court on Monday lifted key components of an injunction against the White House’s proposed ban on travel from six majority-Muslim nations, reinstating much of the policy and promising to hear full arguments in October.

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Taney County house fire

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Taney County, Mo. - (6/26/17) Multiple firefighter crews spent many hours overnight fighting a house fire in Taney County. The fire happened west of Forsyth on H Highway. Fire crews responded after 10:30 p.m to a home that was fully engulfed in flames. Crews said that the fire was causing something inside the home to explode, but is has not been determined what that was. The fire was controlled in about 30 minutes and no injuries were reported.

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Afternoon storms cause widespread damage Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(6/23/17) Severe storms that blew through the Ozarks this afternoon have left many in Springfield feeling lucky to be alive. “It sounded like a train and a jet airplane all mixed together," said Colin Bowen.  Bowen was at home with his four dogs when the storms hit, he said he decided to seek cover when it looked like the walls of his house were beginning to bow, "The house was shaking and rattling, all I could do was sit there and shake and... More>>

Ferguson settles Michael Brown wrongful death lawsuit for $1.5 million

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Fox2Now.com -- (06/23/2017) The Michael Brown wrongful death lawsuit was settled for  $1.5 million. Ferguson's city attorney tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that an insurance company will make the payout. A federal judge approved the settlement in the suit filed by Brown's parents. Brown's family sued the city of Ferguson, former Police Chief Tom Jackson and Former Police Officer Darren Wilson.

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Shooting at JFK Stadium leaves one injured

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/22/2017) Police are investigating a shooting that took place at JFK Stadium on South Grant Ave. Authorities received a 911 call around 6:46 p.m. regarding shots that had been fired at the stadium. When police arrived at the scene, they found a male in his 50s with a single gunshot wound to his side. He was transported to a local hospital where he remains in stable condition. 

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Cleanup of empty homeless camp delayed

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/23/2017) The hearing over the cleanup of the now empty homeless camp on North Glenstone is set to be rescheduled.  The judge presiding over the hearing, Robert Handley, recused himself today from the case. Handley cited that he did not want to come to a decision that could later come under "collateral attack." 

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University of Missouri revokes Cosby’s honorary degree

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Fox2Now.com -- (06/23/2017) The University of Missouri will revoke an honorary degree it granted to Bill Cosby. This is the first time the university has ever revoked an honorary degree. University system President Mun Choi is recommending that the university’s Board of Curators strip the comedian of a doctorate in humane letters he received in 1999. Choi cites allegations from several women that Cosby sexually assaulted them.

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New Disaster Recovery Centers Set to Open

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- (06/23/2017) New FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers are set to open in the coming days. Two recovery centers are set to open Saturday, June 24, in Oregon County, in the city of Alton, and also in Ozark County, in the city of Gainesville. Another center is set to open Monday, June 26, in Stone County in the city of Galena. 

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Upcoming “COPS” episode features Springfield Police Department

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/23/2017) Springfield Police Department officers will be featured in an upcoming episode of “COPS”, set to air at 6:30 p.m. CDT on SPIKE on June 24. In the segment in which SPD is featured, “an officer gives valuable advice to a young mother with a troubled past,” according to the “COPS” website. 

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Salvation Army and Westlake Ace Hardware Partner to Bring Heat Relief

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (06/23/2017) The Salvation Army and Westlake Ace Hardware are teaming up to help provide relief from the summer heat to area residents. Westlake Ace is hosting a fan drive beginning Friday, June 23 through Sunday, July 9. The Salvation Army will distribute donate fans to local residents.  

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Inmate escapes after fire at jail

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Hartville, Mo. - (6/23/17) An inmate has escaped the Wright County Jail in Hartville after a fire was intentionally set. Authorities say Brett Anthony, 36, fled from the jail after it was evacuated due to a large amount of smoke from a fire that was set inside a mattress in one of the jail cells. Anthony is said to have ran northbound from the jail. Anthony is 5-foot-9, weighing 175 pounds and is bald. He was last seen wearing an orange jail uniform.

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  • Joplin man charged with rape and sodomy

    Joplin man charged with rape and sodomy

    Monday, June 26 2017 2:54 PM EDT2017-06-26 18:54:40 GMT

    JOPLIN, Mo. - (6/26/17) A Joplin Police investigation has landed one man behind bars. Timothy Bailey Jr., 25, was arrested and charged with first degree rape, statutory sodomy and enticement of a child, after authorities discovered he has sexual contact with an under aged female. According to the probable cause statement, Bailey met the female online. The online messages moved to text messages where Bailey texted that he wanted her.

    JOPLIN, Mo. - (6/26/17) A Joplin Police investigation has landed one man behind bars. Timothy Bailey Jr., 25, was arrested and charged with first degree rape, statutory sodomy and enticement of a child, after authorities discovered he has sexual contact with an under aged female. According to the probable cause statement, Bailey met the female online. The online messages moved to text messages where Bailey texted that he wanted her.

  • Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in dispute over public funding access

    Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in dispute over public funding access

    Monday, June 26 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-06-26 17:42:51 GMT

    FoxNews.com - (6/26/17)  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Missouri church that sued the state after being denied taxpayer funds for a playground project because of a provision that prohibits state funding for religious entities.  The ruling was 7-2.  The case, one of the most closely watched of the term, pitted two provisions of the First Amendment against one another – freedom of religion and separation of church and state.

    FoxNews.com - (6/26/17)  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Missouri church that sued the state after being denied taxpayer funds for a playground project because of a provision that prohibits state funding for religious entities.  The ruling was 7-2.  The case, one of the most closely watched of the term, pitted two provisions of the First Amendment against one another – freedom of religion and separation of church and state.

  • Taney County house fire

    Taney County house fire

    Monday, June 26 2017 1:33 PM EDT2017-06-26 17:33:19 GMT

    Taney County, Mo. - (6/26/17) Multiple firefighter crews spent many hours overnight fighting a house fire in Taney County. The fire happened west of Forsyth on H Highway. Fire crews responded after 10:30 p.m to a home that was fully engulfed in flames. Crews said that the fire was causing something inside the home to explode, but is has not been determined what that was. The fire was controlled in about 30 minutes and no injuries were reported.

    Taney County, Mo. - (6/26/17) Multiple firefighter crews spent many hours overnight fighting a house fire in Taney County. The fire happened west of Forsyth on H Highway. Fire crews responded after 10:30 p.m to a home that was fully engulfed in flames. Crews said that the fire was causing something inside the home to explode, but is has not been determined what that was. The fire was controlled in about 30 minutes and no injuries were reported.

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  • Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in dispute over public funding access

    Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in dispute over public funding access

    Monday, June 26 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-06-26 17:42:51 GMT

    FoxNews.com - (6/26/17)  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Missouri church that sued the state after being denied taxpayer funds for a playground project because of a provision that prohibits state funding for religious entities.  The ruling was 7-2.  The case, one of the most closely watched of the term, pitted two provisions of the First Amendment against one another – freedom of religion and separation of church and state.

    FoxNews.com - (6/26/17)  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Missouri church that sued the state after being denied taxpayer funds for a playground project because of a provision that prohibits state funding for religious entities.  The ruling was 7-2.  The case, one of the most closely watched of the term, pitted two provisions of the First Amendment against one another – freedom of religion and separation of church and state.

  • Trump travel ban: Supreme Court reinstates key parts of executive order

    Trump travel ban: Supreme Court reinstates key parts of executive order

    Monday, June 26 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-06-26 17:42:08 GMT

    FoxNews.com - (6/26/17)  In a victory for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court on Monday lifted key components of an injunction against the White House’s proposed ban on travel from six majority-Muslim nations, reinstating much of the policy and promising to hear full arguments in October.

    FoxNews.com - (6/26/17)  In a victory for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court on Monday lifted key components of an injunction against the White House’s proposed ban on travel from six majority-Muslim nations, reinstating much of the policy and promising to hear full arguments in October.

  • Ferguson settles Michael Brown wrongful death lawsuit for $1.5 million

    Ferguson settles Michael Brown wrongful death lawsuit for $1.5 million

    Friday, June 23 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-06-24 01:15:39 GMT

    Fox2Now.com -- (06/23/2017) The Michael Brown wrongful death lawsuit was settled for  $1.5 million. Ferguson's city attorney tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that an insurance company will make the payout. A federal judge approved the settlement in the suit filed by Brown's parents. Brown's family sued the city of Ferguson, former Police Chief Tom Jackson and Former Police Officer Darren Wilson.

    Fox2Now.com -- (06/23/2017) The Michael Brown wrongful death lawsuit was settled for  $1.5 million. Ferguson's city attorney tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that an insurance company will make the payout. A federal judge approved the settlement in the suit filed by Brown's parents. Brown's family sued the city of Ferguson, former Police Chief Tom Jackson and Former Police Officer Darren Wilson.

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  • North Korea's Kim Jong Un uses terrifyingly creative methods to kill enemies

    North Korea's Kim Jong Un uses terrifyingly creative methods to kill enemies

    Friday, June 23 2017 9:30 PM EDT2017-06-24 01:30:48 GMT

    FoxNews.com -- (06/23/2017) From siccing wild dogs on his own uncle to gunning down his enemies with artillery meant for taking out planes, North Korea's Kim Jong Un has built a reputation for dispatching with extreme prejudice all those who cross him. While some of the terrifying methods of execution have never been confirmed, the mere mention of them is sure to keep his inner circle in line - and any potential rivals quiet, say experts.

    FoxNews.com -- (06/23/2017) From siccing wild dogs on his own uncle to gunning down his enemies with artillery meant for taking out planes, North Korea's Kim Jong Un has built a reputation for dispatching with extreme prejudice all those who cross him. While some of the terrifying methods of execution have never been confirmed, the mere mention of them is sure to keep his inner circle in line - and any potential rivals quiet, say experts.

  • Toothpick crossbow: New toy strikes fear in parents' hearts

    Toothpick crossbow: New toy strikes fear in parents' hearts

    Thursday, June 22 2017 1:19 PM EDT2017-06-22 17:19:49 GMT

    FoxNews.com - (6/22/17)  Many parents are worried that a new children’s toy known as the "Toothpick crossbow" -- which works just as it sounds -- could become as popular as fidget spinners among kids in the U.S. Parents in China are pushing for the government to ban the popular toy out of fear that it could severely injure children.

    FoxNews.com - (6/22/17)  Many parents are worried that a new children’s toy known as the "Toothpick crossbow" -- which works just as it sounds -- could become as popular as fidget spinners among kids in the U.S. Parents in China are pushing for the government to ban the popular toy out of fear that it could severely injure children.

  • Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s appointment is chance to re-set US relations

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s appointment is chance to re-set US relations

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 9:24 PM EDT2017-06-22 01:24:55 GMT

    FoxNews.com -- (06/21/2017) Mohammed bin Salman’s selection as crown prince to King Salman bin Abdul Aziz is a positive move for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and U.S.-Saudi relations. While the precise timing of this event was uncertain, the move itself was inevitable given the steady expansion of the now-Crown Prince’s domestic and international portfolio and his role in spearheading the Kingdom’s push toward economic diversification and reform. 

    FoxNews.com -- (06/21/2017) Mohammed bin Salman’s selection as crown prince to King Salman bin Abdul Aziz is a positive move for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and U.S.-Saudi relations. While the precise timing of this event was uncertain, the move itself was inevitable given the steady expansion of the now-Crown Prince’s domestic and international portfolio and his role in spearheading the Kingdom’s push toward economic diversification and reform. 

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  • Johnny Depp in meltdown mode?

    Johnny Depp in meltdown mode?

    Friday, June 23 2017 9:42 PM EDT2017-06-24 01:42:39 GMT

    FoxNews.com -- (06/23/2017) Johnny Depp’s recent erratic behavior has many wondering if the actor is in full meltdown mode. He joked at a Thursday appearance about assassinating Donald Trump asking "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president...maybe it is time." He later apologized in a statement to People magazine on Friday, stating the joke was in poor taste. 

    FoxNews.com -- (06/23/2017) Johnny Depp’s recent erratic behavior has many wondering if the actor is in full meltdown mode. He joked at a Thursday appearance about assassinating Donald Trump asking "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president...maybe it is time." He later apologized in a statement to People magazine on Friday, stating the joke was in poor taste. 

  • Lucky Charms milkshake hits Burger King stores

    Lucky Charms milkshake hits Burger King stores

    Thursday, June 22 2017 8:35 PM EDT2017-06-23 00:35:12 GMT

    FoxBusiness.com -- (06/22/2017) “Lucky Charms” fans can now enjoy their favorite cereal in milkshake form, thanks to a collaboration between General Mills and fast food chain Burger King. Select Burger King Restaurants around the country will serve the “Lucky Charms” milkshakes, which consist of a standard vanilla milkshake, syrup and pieces of the cereal – including marshmallows. 

    FoxBusiness.com -- (06/22/2017) “Lucky Charms” fans can now enjoy their favorite cereal in milkshake form, thanks to a collaboration between General Mills and fast food chain Burger King. Select Burger King Restaurants around the country will serve the “Lucky Charms” milkshakes, which consist of a standard vanilla milkshake, syrup and pieces of the cereal – including marshmallows. 

  • George Clooney sells tequila brand Casamigos for $1 billion

    George Clooney sells tequila brand Casamigos for $1 billion

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 9:57 PM EDT2017-06-22 01:57:51 GMT

    FoxNews.com -- (06/21/2017) George Clooney has a lot to celebrate this year. Weeks after Clooney welcomed twins with his wife Amal, the actor announced he sold his tequila brand Casamigos for $1 billion. "If you asked us four years ago if we had a billion dollar company, I don’t think we would have said yes," Clooney said in a statement to Fox News. 

    FoxNews.com -- (06/21/2017) George Clooney has a lot to celebrate this year. Weeks after Clooney welcomed twins with his wife Amal, the actor announced he sold his tequila brand Casamigos for $1 billion. "If you asked us four years ago if we had a billion dollar company, I don’t think we would have said yes," Clooney said in a statement to Fox News. 

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  • 'Mommy Dead and Dearest': What is Munchausen syndrome by proxy?

    'Mommy Dead and Dearest': What is Munchausen syndrome by proxy?

    Monday, June 26 2017 1:43 PM EDT2017-06-26 17:43:09 GMT

    FoxNews.com -- (06/23/2017) The HBO documentary “Mommy Dead and Dearest” explores the chilling events that led up to the murder of Dee Dee Blanchard, mother of Gypsy Rose. Blanchard was a single mother who raised and supported her daughter through a number of suspected health issues, from epilepsy to muscular dystrophy. She insisted her daughter could not walk, and had a mental handicap.

    FoxNews.com -- (06/23/2017) The HBO documentary “Mommy Dead and Dearest” explores the chilling events that led up to the murder of Dee Dee Blanchard, mother of Gypsy Rose. Blanchard was a single mother who raised and supported her daughter through a number of suspected health issues, from epilepsy to muscular dystrophy. She insisted her daughter could not walk, and had a mental handicap.

  • Elite runner tackles cancer while crossing the finish line

    Elite runner tackles cancer while crossing the finish line

    Thursday, June 22 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-06-23 00:29:57 GMT

    FoxNews.com -- (06/22/2017) Even while she is fighting cancer for the fourth time in eight years, elite runner Gabe Grunewald is keeping up a busy racing season—and inspiring thousands of people in the process. This week she has a liver biopsy on Monday, begins chemotherapy on Tuesday, and plans to race a 1500 meters at the Music City Distance Carnival on Saturday night in Nashville, Tennessee. 

    FoxNews.com -- (06/22/2017) Even while she is fighting cancer for the fourth time in eight years, elite runner Gabe Grunewald is keeping up a busy racing season—and inspiring thousands of people in the process. This week she has a liver biopsy on Monday, begins chemotherapy on Tuesday, and plans to race a 1500 meters at the Music City Distance Carnival on Saturday night in Nashville, Tennessee. 

  • 9-year-old's 911 call saves pregnant mom's life

    9-year-old's 911 call saves pregnant mom's life

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 9:51 PM EDT2017-06-22 01:51:23 GMT

    FoxNews.com -- (06/21/2017) A 9-year-old boy is being credited with saving his pregnant mom’s life after he calmly called 911 when he noticed she was making strange noises and shaking. Conner Rezewski, of Oregon, made the emergency call for his mother, Michele, on June 10, and then calmly called his father, Brett, to tell him what happened.  

    FoxNews.com -- (06/21/2017) A 9-year-old boy is being credited with saving his pregnant mom’s life after he calmly called 911 when he noticed she was making strange noises and shaking. Conner Rezewski, of Oregon, made the emergency call for his mother, Michele, on June 10, and then calmly called his father, Brett, to tell him what happened.  

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  • Joplin man charged with rape and sodomy

    Joplin man charged with rape and sodomy

    Monday, June 26 2017 2:54 PM EDT2017-06-26 18:54:40 GMT

    JOPLIN, Mo. - (6/26/17) A Joplin Police investigation has landed one man behind bars. Timothy Bailey Jr., 25, was arrested and charged with first degree rape, statutory sodomy and enticement of a child, after authorities discovered he has sexual contact with an under aged female. According to the probable cause statement, Bailey met the female online. The online messages moved to text messages where Bailey texted that he wanted her.

    JOPLIN, Mo. - (6/26/17) A Joplin Police investigation has landed one man behind bars. Timothy Bailey Jr., 25, was arrested and charged with first degree rape, statutory sodomy and enticement of a child, after authorities discovered he has sexual contact with an under aged female. According to the probable cause statement, Bailey met the female online. The online messages moved to text messages where Bailey texted that he wanted her.

  • Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in dispute over public funding access

    Supreme Court rules for Missouri church in dispute over public funding access

    Monday, June 26 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-06-26 17:42:51 GMT

    FoxNews.com - (6/26/17)  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Missouri church that sued the state after being denied taxpayer funds for a playground project because of a provision that prohibits state funding for religious entities.  The ruling was 7-2.  The case, one of the most closely watched of the term, pitted two provisions of the First Amendment against one another – freedom of religion and separation of church and state.

    FoxNews.com - (6/26/17)  The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Missouri church that sued the state after being denied taxpayer funds for a playground project because of a provision that prohibits state funding for religious entities.  The ruling was 7-2.  The case, one of the most closely watched of the term, pitted two provisions of the First Amendment against one another – freedom of religion and separation of church and state.

  • Trump travel ban: Supreme Court reinstates key parts of executive order

    Trump travel ban: Supreme Court reinstates key parts of executive order

    Monday, June 26 2017 1:42 PM EDT2017-06-26 17:42:08 GMT

    FoxNews.com - (6/26/17)  In a victory for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court on Monday lifted key components of an injunction against the White House’s proposed ban on travel from six majority-Muslim nations, reinstating much of the policy and promising to hear full arguments in October.

    FoxNews.com - (6/26/17)  In a victory for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court on Monday lifted key components of an injunction against the White House’s proposed ban on travel from six majority-Muslim nations, reinstating much of the policy and promising to hear full arguments in October.

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