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Miller County Deputy dies in head-on crash

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MILLER COUNTY, Mo. -- (04/20/2018) A Miller County Deputy died Friday evening after crashing into an oncoming vehicle while responding to a call.  The 26-year-old male, whose name has not yet been release, had been with the department for approximately a year. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the deputy was responding to a call when he came up behind a fire truck headed to another, un-related call. 

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North Korea announces end to missile testing

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced Friday that his country will be suspending missile testing and closing a nuclear test site, several reports said. "From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles," the Korean Central News Agency said, according to Yonhap News. 

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Gov. Eric Greitens indicted on computer tampering charges

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Missouri Governor Eric Greitens faces a new indictment from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office over alleged wrongdoing concerning The Mission Continues charity during his campaign for governor. 

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School holds assembly instead of a walkout Video included

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(Ozark, Mo.--04/20/18) Hundreds of students at Ozark High School gathered to mark the anniversary of the Columbine school shooting instead of staging a walkout, they held an assembly. 

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Homeless man convicted of murder

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Springfield, Mo. – Andrew Mark Jensen, 41, of Springfield, Missouri, was convicted late yesterday afternoon by a Greene County Jury of the murder of  Kathi Jones. 

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TV tower collapse knocked out weather radio transmitter Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, MO (04/20/18) - The TV tower collapse, yesterday, killing one man and injuring others also knocked out a weather radio transmitter. Leaving some folks in the area concerned that they’re not going to get alerts when it comes to severe weather. If you live in portions of Greene, Polk, Dallas, and Webster Counties you’re probably still only hearing static over the radio. .

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Missing woman found safe; kidnapping investigation is ongoing Video included

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Update: The endangered person advisory has been canceled. Police say Barton has been located and is safe.SPRINGFIELD, MO (04/16/18) - The Springfield Police responded to an abduction over the weekend. But they are calling it an unusual event. Officers have confirmed the identity of the female that was abducted as 24-year-old Savannah Barton.Police were called to the Economy Inn on North Glenstone for a possible abduction.

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Time running out for potential case against Gov. Greitens’ charity

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Many people will be watching the activity around the Carnahan courthouse closely Friday to see if more legal trouble hits Governor Eric Greitens. This time the focus could be on alleged wrongdoing concerning The Mission Continues charity Greitens founded, and his campaign for governor. T

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Four children left alone killed in house fire Video included

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Lake Ozark, Mo. - Four children in a Lake Ozark home were killed when their house went up in flames.  "This morning around 12:51 a.m. Lake Ozark Fire District was dispatched to a residential first alarm structure fire at 1636 Carol Road, explains Fire Chief Mark Amsinger.  The Lake Ozark Fire Protection District received the structure call just before 1 a.m. and were on scene within minutes.

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Collapsed tower knocks out weather radio service

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Fordland, Mo. -  The National Weather Service has confirmed that a collapsed tower in Fordland has knocked out service to weather radios tuned into Fordland's transmitter until further notice. The NWS encourages people to look for another frequency on their weather radio until Fordland is back on the air.

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Man stole Coors beer truck, led cops on chase, police say

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A homeless man dressed only in American flag shorts was arrested Thursday after allegedly stealing a truck full of beer and leading police on a highway chase, authorities in Northern California say. 

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One student injured in Florida high school shooting

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FoxNews.com - At least one student was injured in a shooting at a Florida high school Friday and a suspect was in custody, police said.  The Marion County Sheriff's Office said the incident occurred at Forest High School in Ocala, Fla. School board member Nancy Stacey confirmed to Fox News that the suspected gunman and person injured are both students. The student was allegedly shot in the ankle and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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Comey memos released

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- Eight days after he was sworn in as president, Donald Trump told then-FBI Director James Comey during a one-on-one dinner at the White House that he "needed loyalty and expected loyalty," according to a memo Comey made following their conversation, one of numerous memos released to lawmakers and obtained by Fox News on Thursday evening.

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One dead after tower collapse Video included

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Fordland, Mo. - One person has died and others injured after a television tower collapsed in Fordland early this morning. The Logan Rogersville Fire Protection District confirmed the fatality. A crew of six people were working more than 100 feet up the tower when it fell. It was not immediately clear why the tower collapsed. Authorities say three of the crew members were taken to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

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Golden Apple Award - April 2018

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Ozark, MO -- At Ozark High School, a surprise awaits in the gym for a special teacher. For the past four years, Mrs. Walls has been teaching Special Ed. And for the past five years, she's been coaching the Color Guard team. 

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Missing WWII German submarine found after nearly 73 years lost at sea

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A German submarine from World War II-- rumored to have been used to transport Nazi leadership to South America following the war-- has been located nearly 73 years after being lost at sea.

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Phone scams raise concern for City Utilities

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Springfield City Utilities have received numerous calls about “scammers,” they say, calling customers, in and out of our service territory, asking them to pay a utility bill within a specific time frame and possibly a specific location. 

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Judge denies dismissal request in Gov. Greitens criminal privacy case

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St. Louis, Mo. - A request to dismiss a felony criminal indictment against Governor Eric Greitens has been denied by Circuit Judge Rex Burlison. The decision was made after Greitens lawyers and representatives from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's officer met with the judge for less than an hour. Greitens lawyers were asking for the case dismissal after the prosecutor and an investigator made mistakes during pre-trial proceedings.

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Man in custody after high-speed chase

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (04/18/2018) An arrest has been made following a high-speed chase between a man and Greene County Deputies. Deputy Connell attempted to stop a dark in color passenger vehicle on West Bypass north of Chestnut. The driver eventually stopped on Nichols east of West Bypass. Deputy Connell made contact with the driver and observed felony drugs and a digital scale in the vehicle. 

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Mother of two dies in multi-vehicle crash Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (04/18/2018) Family and friends are now remembering Dana Nicole Sowards after she was killed Tuesday afternoon in a multiple-vehicle crash. According to a Go-Fund-Me page set up in her honor, Sowards was on her way to pick up her son from his grandmother's house when 54-year-old Tommy Morris, Jr. ran a red light, t-boning Sowards' car in an attempt to escape police after striking a pedestrian. 

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Carthage man sentenced for $1 million meth conspiracy

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Kansas City, Mo. -- A Carthage man was sentenced in federal court Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to distribute more than $1 million worth of methamphetamine in southern Missouri and in the Kansas City area.

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Springfield woman sentenced for $718,000 tax fraud conspiracy

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Springfield, Mo. -- A Springfield woman was sentenced in federal court Wednesday for her role in a $718,000 tax fraud conspiracy.

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SPS announces new leaders for 2018-19 school year

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 Springfield Public Schools is pleased to name two new principals and a district administrator. Dr. Bret Range has been named executive director of student and school services. Dr. Tracy Daniels will serve as the principal of Sunshine Elementary School. Mr. Josh Holt will serve as the principal of Harrison Elementary School.

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Charges filed against double-homicide shooter

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Webster County, Mo. - The shooter in the double homicide in Webster County yesterday has been charged. Authorities have charged Kenneth Livingston, 31, with two counts of first degree murder, one count of first degree assault and three counts of armed criminal action.

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Governor Greitens files restraining order against Attorney General Hawley

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Governor Eric Greitens has filed a temporary restraining order against Attorney General Josh Hawley in Jefferson City on Monday evening.

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Woman at Clinton home when officer was killed facing new murder charge

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The woman Clinton police encountered shortly before they were hit by deadly gunfire that killed Officer Ryan Morton and injured two others is now facing a first-degree murder charge.

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Charges filed in fatality crash case

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UPDATE: Tommy Morris, Jr., a prior and persistent offender, has been charged by the Greene County Prosecuting Attorney's Office with second-degree murder, attempt to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

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Springfield man captured after firing shots at police

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UPDATE: Enrique Castaneda was arrested in St Louis with the assistance of the Midwest Fugitive Task Force. The suspect was on the run after firing shots at law enforcement officers Monday morning.

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Residents shaken after deadly officer-involved shooting Video included

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( Greene County, Mo.--04/18/2018) An attempted traffic stop overnight and subsequent foot pursuit led to a deadly officer involved shooting in Greene County.

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Barbara Bush, former first lady, dead at 92

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Foxnews.com-- With her cloud of snow-white hair, signature three strand pearls and compelling presence, Barbara Bush's image was what she laughingly called "everybody's grandmother." But the feisty, outspoken Bush was also a tireless advocate for literacy , an author, experienced campaigner and both wife and mother of a U.S. president. 

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Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting

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Greene County, Mo. -  The Greene County Sheriff's Office has released the identity of the man shot and killed this morning. William Ray Simcoe, 45, was killed by officers after he raised a handgun towards them. Authorities say shortly before 2:30 a.m. they were driving near Kansas and Kearney when they initiated a traffic stop on Simcoe for felony charges he was wanted on. Simcoe fled in his vehicle and authorities pursued.

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Fatal crash caused by Springfield man fleeing police

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Springfield, Mo. -- A local woman was killed in a 5 car crash Tuesday afternoon. Dana Sowards, 31, of Nixa was killed when a vehicle driven by Tommy Morris Jr., 54, crashed into her. Sowards vehicle then collided with a third car operated by Ben Cole, 29.  Springfield Police first responded to what is now being considered a vehicular assault near Price Cutter at West Bypass and Chestnut. Officers say Morris hit a male victim pushing a shopping cart.

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Former ace Navy pilot ID’d as hero who landed damaged Southwest flight: report

Southwest pilot Tammie Jo Shults was praised for landing the Dallas-bound Flight 1380 Tuesday after one of its engines blew mid-air at 32,000 feet. Southwest pilot Tammie Jo Shults was praised for landing the Dallas-bound Flight 1380 Tuesday after one of its engines blew mid-air at 32,000 feet.
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Fox News The Southwest Airlines pilot who made an emergency landing Tuesday after the jet blew an engine and lost a window at 32,000 feet was one of the first female pilots to fly with the U.S. Navy, The New York Post reported. Tammie Jo Shults, 56, was calm as she navigated the damaged Dallas-bound jet, Flight 1380, to an emergency landing in Philadelphia, the report said. 

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Webster County Sheriff continues murder investigation Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (4/17/2018) The Webster County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate a shooting that happened Tuesday morning at a home near Elkland. According to Sheriff Roye Cole, the Webster County Sheriff's Office received numerous 911 calls around 11:00 on Tuesday as witnesses reported multiple shots fired at a home off of Pleasant Church Road. When officers arrived on scene, they found two women dead and one man severely injured due to apparent gunshot wounds.

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Springfield Board of Education approves new early childhood center

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Springfield, Mo. -- Springfield Public Schools Board of Education voted during its April 17 meeting to consolidate Campbell and McGregor elementary schools, which will create space for an interim early childhood education center and Parents as Teachers hubin center city.

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Laborers reach new agreements with contractors

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Kansas City, Mo -- A local labor union and its contractor partners are working to build a more solid future together.

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Members of House leadership call for resignation of Governor Greitens

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Jefferson City, Mo. -- House Speaker Todd Richardson, House Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr and House Majority Floor Leader Rob Vescovo have joined the list of those who have asked Governor Eric Greitens to resign.

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Starbucks closing 8,000 US stores on May 29 to conduct 'racial bias training'

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Foxnews.com -- Starbucks is planning to follow up on its CEO’s promise to implement “unconscious bias” training by closing more than 8,000 company-owned stores across the U.S. on May 29 to conduct “racial bias training,” per a Starbucks news release.

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Tiger Woods thrills locals in golf clinic for kids

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(Branson, Mo.--04/17/18) Bass Pro's Legends of Golf draws thousands as legend Tiger Woods hosts a golf clinic for youth across the Ozarks. 

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Hawley says Greitens committed a crime while running for governor Video included

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JEFFERSON CITY, MO (04/17/18) - The Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley says his office has evidence of criminal wrongdoing by Governor Eric Greitens. The attorney general’s office has been investigating, what Hawley says, is at least a good two months of criminal actions by Greitens involving a St. Louis based charity and his campaign for office. 

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1 dead after Southwest Airlines plane's engine explodes

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FoxNews.com -  One person died Tuesday after a Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after it experienced engine failure, officials said. Seven others who were aboard Flight 1380, which was headed from LaGuardia Airport in New York City to Dallas' Love Field, suffered minor injuries, but were not transported to the hospital. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) confirmed one person was killed in the incident.

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Suspects charged in home invasion and hit-and-run Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (04/16/2018) Two men, who have been identified as James Finley, 25, and Ernest Brown, 23, were arrested this afternoon by Springfield Police for striking a pedestrian with their car as she crossed the street, then also hitting another oncoming vehicle as the suspects attempted to flee the scene. The two men were seen to be traveling northbound in a gold SUV down Jefferson avenue, which is a one-way, southbound-only street. 

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Judge in Greitens case says he’ll rule on dismissal request this week

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Fox2Now.com -- Significant developments in court Monday morning regarding the invasion of privacy case against Governor Eric Greitens.

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Officials investigating Newburg house fire

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Rolla, Mo. -- The DeSoto and Rolla Rural Fire Protection Districts were dispatched to a structure fire Sunday night near the intersection of Main Street and West First Street in Newburg.

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Southwest passengers terrified in attempted landing during storm

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Foxnews.com -- Passengers on a Southwest Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. to New Orleans Saturday prepared for the worst as the plane attempted to land in a storm.

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Sparta High School student charged for allegedly making shooting threats

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A Sparta High School student has been charged with second degree terrorist threat after allegedly making threats to “shoot up the school.”

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Tax experts share last minute tax filing tips Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.--04/16/18) The deadline to file your 2017 taxes is quickly approaching, and that may be overwhelming for those last minute procrastinators with the deadline to file them without penalty falling tomorrow. 

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Man's Frostbitten Toes to Become Garnish at Famous Canadian Bar

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A British explorer who lost his toes to frostbite has decided to donate the detached digits to a bar in the Yukon Territory — where they’ll be used to garnish the establishment’s signature (and gruesome) Sourtoe Cocktail.

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Springfield Police search for Missing and Endangered Woman

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Springfield, Mo -- The Springfield Police Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for Savannah Barton  in connection with an incident that occurred in front of R & R Custom Wheels on 2545 N Glenstone Ave in Springfield at 9:02am on April 15th, 2018. 

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Trump announces U.S. military strikes in Syria

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Foxnews.com -- President Trump on Friday announced that he has approved military strikes in Syria against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. 

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Firefighters unable to save home from wind-driven fire

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Mountain Grove, Mo. -- Massive gusts of wind are to blame for a house fire in Mountain Grove.

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Evangel University's Forensics team brings home 20 awards

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Evangel.edu -- Evangel University’s Forensics team members were recognized with 20 awards at the 2018 Public Communication Speech & Debate League (PCSDL) national tournament April 7-8.

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Seligman man sentenced for meth

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Springfield, Mo. -- A Seligman man has been sentenced in federal court for possessing methamphetamine to distribute following a high-speed pursuit by law enforcement officers that ended at a chicken farm.

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Judge in Greitens privacy case will not rule on request to dismiss just yet

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Fox2Now.com -- A judge has said he won’t decide whether or not to dismiss the felony charge filed against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens until next week at the earliest.

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Springfield woman arrested after shooting neighbor

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Springfield, Mo. -- Just after 2 a.m. Friday morning, officers responded to a Springfield residence where they found a female with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to her right shoulder.

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‘Portraits of Courage’ opens at Bass Pro

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Springfield, Mo. -- Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium is proud to celebrate the opening of Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors, a powerful exhibition that highlights America’s military veterans, on loan from the George W. Bush Institute for a limited engagement through July 5, 2018.

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Would you try a tarantula burger?

A burger chain is taking their burgers to a whole new level. They're offering a tarantula burger to hungry guests. Would YOU try one? 

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Bolivar missing person found safe

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Bolivar, MO -- Update: Lester Mincks has been located safe at a local medical facility. 

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Man, 80, accidentally records himself admitting to killing Missouri lawyer who sued him, police say

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Foxnews.com -- An 80-year-old man accused of murdering a Kansas City lawyer who sued him accidentally recorded himself admitting to the crime, police said. 

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Springfield man arrested after firing shots near nightclub

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Springfield, Mo. -- A Springfield man was arrested after firing shots outside Martha’s Vineyard nightclub late Wednesday night. 19-year-old Dale Jones was arrested for unlawful use of a weapon. Authorities say Jones fired shots and then fled on foot into another local business. 

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Governor Greitens tweets response to report

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Jefferson City, MO -- The investigation into the invasion of privacy charge against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens reaches new heights Thursday.

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Habitat for Humanity tackles affordable housing Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.--04/12/18) Habitat for Humanity is highlighting the need for affordable housing for homeowners across the area with their second annual Home is the Key campaign.

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Manhunt leads to another mans arrest; suspect still at large

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Cotter, AR. -- The Baxter County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by Cotter PD, Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas Department of Corrections K-9 Dog Team were involved in a man hunt in the City of Cotter for a parole absconder who fled from a traffic stop. 

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Wild Animal Safari welcomes new giraffe Video included

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Strafford, Mo. - The wild animal safari showed off their newest addition today and Fox 5 was there to welcome her to the Ozarks. Meet Blossom, a two-month old female reticulated giraffe. Blossom arrived from Georgia three weeks ago and is getting adjusted to her new surroundings. Even though blossom is smaller compared to Sheldon, the other giraffe at the park, the safari says it's only a matter of a time until she reaches new heights.

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Missouri High School Students Receive Scholarships at Welding Competition

A number of Missouri region high school students received scholarship prizes for their welding skills at the annual Midwest Technical Institute and Delta Technical College Regional High School Welding Competition.

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Gov. Greitens calls house report a "political witch hunt"

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Governor Eric Greitens made a public statement Wednesday an hour before a house committee releases its report on a probe into his sex scandal. The Republican governor is charged with invasion of privacy for allegedly taking a compromising photo without the consent of a woman he was having an affair with in 2015, before he was elected.

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House committee releases Greitens report

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Jefferson City, Mo - A special Missouri House committee investigating the invasion of privacy charge against Missouri Governor Eric Greitens released its findings Wednesday afternoon. The committee began its investigation after the governor was indicted in February. Greitens is accused of taking a nude photo of a woman with whom he was having an affair back in 2015, without that woman’s consent. 

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Hawley, McCaskill release statements on Greitens report: 'The Governor should resign'

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 Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley and U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill have issued the following statements regarding the House Special Investigative Committee on Oversight Report issued this afternoon.

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President Trump signs McCaskill landmark bipartisan anti-trafficking bill into law

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Washington, D.C. -- President Trump signed into law a landmark, bipartisan anti-sex trafficking bill Wednesday championed by U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, and recently passed 97-2 by the Senate.

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AG Hawley announces double-murder conviction

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Jefferson City, Mo. -- Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Rey Hernandez, 21 of St. Louis, was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action following a four-day trial on Thursday, April 5.

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Lebanon man sentenced to 24 years for meth

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Springfield, Mo. -- A Lebanon man was sentenced in federal court Wednesday for possessing methamphetamine that was hidden in computer hard drives that were mailed to a neighbor’s residence.

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Springfield man pleads guilty to distributing meth, faces 30 years in prison

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Springfield, Mo. -- A Springfield man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to his role in a conspiracy to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine in southwest Missouri.

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First Responders Undergo Swift-Water Rescue Training Video included

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(Hermitage,Mo-04/11/18) Missouri State Highway Patrol and dozens of first responders took to the water today to learn life saving training techniques on how to navigate through floodwaters.

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Domestic violence homicides, survivors speak out Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, MO (04/10/18) - Springfield has reached a six year high for domestic violence. As domestic violence continues police and Harmony House are now seeing a new issue, homicides. Greene County has one of the highest domestic violence rates in Missouri. Stats released today by the Springfield Police Department show in 2017, 6 out of the 14 homicides were domestic-related.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election

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FoxNews.com -  House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announced Wednesday that he is not seeking re-election in November -- a move that ends a nearly two decade career in Congress and comes as the GOP girds for a tough fight to keep control of the House this year.

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AG Hawley investigates Missouri furniture company

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 Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced that his office is investigating possible misrepresentations by Rough County Rustic Furniture, LLC, an online furniture company based in Wright County. 

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Olympian Donates 200 Pairs of Shoes to Students

Olympian Jenny Simpson represented the United States in three Olympic games and won a bronze medal in the 2016 Olympics.  Now Simpson works with the rising New York Road Runners to get shoes onto children's feet around the nation. 

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Governor Greitens announces $100 million in disaster relief projects

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On Tuesday, Governor Eric Greitens announced plans to administer more than $100 million to disaster-impacted communities across the state. Missouri will receive $58.5 million for critical unmet needs essential to long-term recovery.

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Bauman named Ozark superintendent

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The Ozark Board of Education named Chris Bauman superintendent of the Ozark School District. Bauman, who is currently the executive director of operations, will replace Kevin Patterson, who is retiring the end of this school year.

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House Special Investigative Committee to release Greitens’ report Wednesday

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The House Special Investigative Committee will release its Greitens’ reports Wednesday.

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Neighbors react to Branson West Murder-Suicide Video included

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(Branson West, Mo.--04-10-18) The Stone County Sheriff’s Department is continuing to investigate a murder-suicide that unfolded Monday after four people were found dead from gun shot wounds inside a home.

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Man wanted for domestic assault in Greene County

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This week, Crime Stoppers has chosen to feature a fugitive with active warrants for domestic assault. He is considered armed and dangerous.

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Authorities identify 4 dead in murder/suicide

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Stone County, Mo - The Stone County Sheriff's Office has identified the four people who were found dead yesterday in a home on Crown Drive near Branson West. The incident has been ruled a murder/suicide. Sheriff Doug Radar says evidence showed that Victor D. Gibson, 47, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Three others, Cynthia D. Miller, 43, Susan A. Gibson, 70, and Daniel L. Gibson, 17, all died from gunshot wounds.

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Video captures girls jumping off balcony to escape fire

A four-alarm fire in Edgewater, New Jersey sent several girls jumping from a dance studio balcony. The intense videos capture the chaotic scene as people rescued the girls from inside. 

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4 dead in Stone County Murder-Suicide

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A homicide investigation is underway in Stone County where multiple bodies have been found in a home near Branson West. The Stone County Sheriff's Department is now ruling the incident as a murder-suicide.

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Wonders of Wildlife in the running for “America’s Best Aquarium”

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On the heels of being voted America’s Best New Attraction, Wonders of Wildlife has been nominated in USA TODAY’s contest for America’s Best Aquarium.

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Schlitterbahn’s Verrückt designer pleads not guilty in first court appearance

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The designer of the Verrückt water slide at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, Kan., made his first appearance in the Wyandotte County Courthouse on Monday afternoon.

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Backpage.com founders accused of promoting prostitution, money laundering

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The founders of Backpage.com, the notorious website best known for hosting sex and prostitution-related classified advertisements, have been indicted with five other people on federal charges, the Justice Department announced Monday.

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Missouri Gov. Greitens' ex-lover said illicit photo may have been 'a dream,' documents say

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Attorneys for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens have accused prosecutors of withholding exculpatory testimony from a woman who has accused Greitens of invading her privacy by taking a nonconsensual photo of her while she was partially nude.

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MSU unveils healthcare facility on campus Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.--04/09/18) A new on-campus health and wellness center is unveiled at Missouri State University providing expanded healthcare services.

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Tax Refund Season Fuels Demand for Dental Care

In 2018, 8 out of 10 U.S. taxpayers will receive a tax refund of about $3,000. And many will spend a good portion of their refund at the dentist. More>>

Phone-using drivers knowingly ignore the danger

Even though they know it's dangerous, many American drivers still talk on a cellphone or text while behind the wheel, a new survey finds.

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Childhood obesity may be driving more cancers in young adults

Obesity rates in children have been rising for years, and the consequences of that extra weight may be showing up in cancer cases.

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Juvenile arrested in Stone County homicide investigation

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Stone County, Mo. -  A juvenile is in custody after an adult male was found dead in Stone County. Authorities say they were called to a residence on Richwood Schoolhouse Road in Northern Stone County for a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Once on scene they found Javen A. Mitchell, 33. Mitchell was taken to Mercy Hospital in Springfield where he died as a result of his injuries.

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MRI sheds new light on brain networks tied to autism

New research suggests that a special MRI technique can spot abnormal connections in the brains of preschoolers with autism.

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AG Hawley warns of phone scams and identity fraud theft during tax season

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 Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is reminding Missouri taxpayers to be wary of telephone and email scams throughout tax season. In past years, phone scammers have acted like IRS agents in order to steal money.

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Missouri man's sudden death during Colorado family ski trip sparks social media movement

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Feeling under the weather, James went to a nearby urgent care Saturday morning. Doctors told him he had the flu and to take it easy. His parents and his girlfriend planned to go out to dinner that night, but James decided to stay behind and rest in the condo, hoping he would recover quickly.

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School bus driver suspended after leaving first-grader on bus for eight hours

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 A bus driver in the University City School District is off the job after leaving a first-grade student alone on the bus for several hours Tuesday in the rain and cold.

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Six children feared dead after SUV plunged off California cliff; 2 women killed

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 Investigators made a grim announcement Wednesday in the hunt for relatives after an SUV plummeted off a cliff in Northern California: six children were feared dead, along with two women. 

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West Plains man in custody after stealing from local baseball team

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West Plains, Mo. -- On March 12, the West Plains High School reported a burglary at the West Plains Zizzer Baseball Field House. 

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Branson community team begins relocating 76 Inn guests

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Branson, Mo. -- A Branson community team has started coordinating the housing and necessary transportation for the relocation of people who are staying at the 76 Inn who would like to move. This is after the power to the motel was shut off a short time on Monday and an official closure notice from the City of Branson was issued. 

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Injuries reported after bus accident

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Three students and the bus driver are being taken to Fort Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital for evaluation following an accident involving Bus Route 4 at approximately 7:10 Wednesday morning on Polla Road.

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Trial date set for former MSU professor accused of murdering colleague

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 A trial date has been set for Edward Gutting, former Missouri State professor who is accused of murdering his colleague, Marc Cooper. 

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Trump to replace David Shulkin with Adm. Ronny Jackson as Veterans Affairs secretary

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President Trump on Wednesday announced his intention to replace Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin with Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, who currently serves as physician to the president. It marked the latest in a string of swift White House replacements over recent months.

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How to find and delete personal Facebook info Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, MO (03/28/18) - In the wake of news that personal information of millions of Facebook users may have been taken without consent the privacy settings data breach could have taken info such as credit card numbers, family information, photos and videos, things you’ve searched, and even your last location. But good news, there are ways you can protect yourself. 

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Students experience hands on activities at Build My Future Construction Showcase Video included

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(Springfield, Mo--03/28/18) Hundreds of high school students got the chance to experience a day in the life of a construction worker.

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Nixa Police to host DEA sponsored 'Medicine Take Back Day'

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The Nixa Police Department is hosting a DEA sponsored Medicine Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Family Pharmacy located at 105 Ridgecrest Ave.

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Community comes together to help vandalism victim

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (03/26/2018) Shemeka Mitchell woke up to her worst nightmare after finding a swastika on her front door, her car windows smashed in and eggs covering her house. "First I was scared, then I was angry, afraid. The car had eggs on it, the screen door has eggs on it, there was eggs on the porch," said Shemeka Mitchell, the vandalism victim. According to residents, crimes like these are not a rarity in the North Springfield neighborhood.

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Finding the willpower to lose weight

Dieters sometimes chalk up their lack of weight-loss success to a lack of willpower. The truth about willpower, though, is that everyone has some.

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Missouri Job Center to host networking event for those with autism

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In an effort to help more people on the autism spectrum connect with jobs and employment resources, the Missouri Job Center-Ozark Region and several local employers are hosting a networking event specifically for those on the spectrum.

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  • Miller County Deputy dies in head-on crash

    Miller County Deputy dies in head-on crash

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:57 PM EDT2018-04-21 02:57:27 GMT
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    MILLER COUNTY, Mo. -- (04/20/2018) A Miller County Deputy died Friday evening after crashing into an oncoming vehicle while responding to a call.  The 26-year-old male, whose name has not yet been release, had been with the department for approximately a year. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the deputy was responding to a call when he came up behind a fire truck headed to another, un-related call. 

    MILLER COUNTY, Mo. -- (04/20/2018) A Miller County Deputy died Friday evening after crashing into an oncoming vehicle while responding to a call.  The 26-year-old male, whose name has not yet been release, had been with the department for approximately a year. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the deputy was responding to a call when he came up behind a fire truck headed to another, un-related call. 

  • Gov. Eric Greitens indicted on computer tampering charges

    Gov. Eric Greitens indicted on computer tampering charges

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:51:58 GMT

    Missouri Governor Eric Greitens faces a new indictment from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office over alleged wrongdoing concerning The Mission Continues charity during his campaign for governor. 

    Missouri Governor Eric Greitens faces a new indictment from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office over alleged wrongdoing concerning The Mission Continues charity during his campaign for governor. 

  • School holds assembly instead of a walkout

    School holds assembly instead of a walkout

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:09 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:09:56 GMT

    (Ozark, Mo.--04/20/18) Hundreds of students at Ozark High School gathered to mark the anniversary of the Columbine school shooting instead of staging a walkout, they held an assembly. 

    (Ozark, Mo.--04/20/18) Hundreds of students at Ozark High School gathered to mark the anniversary of the Columbine school shooting instead of staging a walkout, they held an assembly. 

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  • North Korea announces end to missile testing

    North Korea announces end to missile testing

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:23:31 GMT

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced Friday that his country will be suspending missile testing and closing a nuclear test site, several reports said. "From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles," the Korean Central News Agency said, according to Yonhap News. 

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced Friday that his country will be suspending missile testing and closing a nuclear test site, several reports said. "From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles," the Korean Central News Agency said, according to Yonhap News. 

  • Man stole Coors beer truck, led cops on chase, police say

    Man stole Coors beer truck, led cops on chase, police say

    Friday, April 20 2018 11:19 AM EDT2018-04-20 15:19:58 GMT

    A homeless man dressed only in American flag shorts was arrested Thursday after allegedly stealing a truck full of beer and leading police on a highway chase, authorities in Northern California say. 

    A homeless man dressed only in American flag shorts was arrested Thursday after allegedly stealing a truck full of beer and leading police on a highway chase, authorities in Northern California say. 

  • One student injured in Florida high school shooting

    One student injured in Florida high school shooting

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:46 AM EDT2018-04-20 14:46:14 GMT

    FoxNews.com - At least one student was injured in a shooting at a Florida high school Friday and a suspect was in custody, police said.  The Marion County Sheriff's Office said the incident occurred at Forest High School in Ocala, Fla. School board member Nancy Stacey confirmed to Fox News that the suspected gunman and person injured are both students. The student was allegedly shot in the ankle and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

    FoxNews.com - At least one student was injured in a shooting at a Florida high school Friday and a suspect was in custody, police said.  The Marion County Sheriff's Office said the incident occurred at Forest High School in Ocala, Fla. School board member Nancy Stacey confirmed to Fox News that the suspected gunman and person injured are both students. The student was allegedly shot in the ankle and was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

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  • WATCH: Matador Brutally Speared by Bull

    WATCH: Matador Brutally Speared by Bull

    Monday, April 9 2018 2:28 PM EDT2018-04-09 18:28:28 GMT
    © Matador Roman Collado suffered a six-inch gash in his left leg during a bullfight Saturday.  (EPA/Shutterstock)© Matador Roman Collado suffered a six-inch gash in his left leg during a bullfight Saturday. (EPA/Shutterstock)
    Matador Roman Collado suffered a six-inch gash in his left leg during a bullfight Saturday.  (EPA/Shutterstock)Matador Roman Collado suffered a six-inch gash in his left leg during a bullfight Saturday. (EPA/Shutterstock)

    A Spanish matador hoping for a triumphant return from a brutal goring, was again viciously speared by a bull at a weekend event, where the animal used one of it's horns to tear a six-inch gash through a major blood vessel in the man's leg.

    A Spanish matador hoping for a triumphant return from a brutal goring, was again viciously speared by a bull at a weekend event, where the animal used one of it's horns to tear a six-inch gash through a major blood vessel in the man's leg.

  • Physicist Stephen Hawking has died at age 76

    Physicist Stephen Hawking has died at age 76

    Wednesday, March 14 2018 1:13 AM EDT2018-03-14 05:13:56 GMT

    foxnews.com - (3/14/2018) Stephen Hawking, the famed theoretical physicist who defied a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to live virtually his entire adult life with the disease – in a wheelchair and paralyzed but making constant contributions to a world few could understand – has died at age 76, a family spokesman said.

    foxnews.com - (3/14/2018) Stephen Hawking, the famed theoretical physicist who defied a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis to live virtually his entire adult life with the disease – in a wheelchair and paralyzed but making constant contributions to a world few could understand – has died at age 76, a family spokesman said.

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  • Miller County Deputy dies in head-on crash

    Miller County Deputy dies in head-on crash

    Friday, April 20 2018 10:57 PM EDT2018-04-21 02:57:27 GMT
    Highway crashHighway crash
    Highway crashHighway crash

    MILLER COUNTY, Mo. -- (04/20/2018) A Miller County Deputy died Friday evening after crashing into an oncoming vehicle while responding to a call.  The 26-year-old male, whose name has not yet been release, had been with the department for approximately a year. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the deputy was responding to a call when he came up behind a fire truck headed to another, un-related call. 

    MILLER COUNTY, Mo. -- (04/20/2018) A Miller County Deputy died Friday evening after crashing into an oncoming vehicle while responding to a call.  The 26-year-old male, whose name has not yet been release, had been with the department for approximately a year. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the deputy was responding to a call when he came up behind a fire truck headed to another, un-related call. 

  • North Korea announces end to missile testing

    North Korea announces end to missile testing

    Friday, April 20 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-04-21 00:23:31 GMT

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced Friday that his country will be suspending missile testing and closing a nuclear test site, several reports said. "From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles," the Korean Central News Agency said, according to Yonhap News. 

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced Friday that his country will be suspending missile testing and closing a nuclear test site, several reports said. "From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles," the Korean Central News Agency said, according to Yonhap News. 

  • Gov. Eric Greitens indicted on computer tampering charges

    Gov. Eric Greitens indicted on computer tampering charges

    Friday, April 20 2018 6:51 PM EDT2018-04-20 22:51:58 GMT

    Missouri Governor Eric Greitens faces a new indictment from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office over alleged wrongdoing concerning The Mission Continues charity during his campaign for governor. 

    Missouri Governor Eric Greitens faces a new indictment from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office over alleged wrongdoing concerning The Mission Continues charity during his campaign for governor. 

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    I joined the FOX 5 team in September of 2012 as the start of a budding news and weather team. Weather has been my passion from the age of 5 when I witnessed a tornado touch down not far from my home in Colorado Springs. Since then, I have always been fascinated with forecasting, weather patterns, and especially extreme weather, and understanding why it happens. 

    I joined the FOX 5 team in September of 2012 as the start of a budding news and weather team. Weather has been my passion from the age of 5 when I witnessed a tornado touch down not far from my home in Colorado Springs. Since then, I have always been fascinated with forecasting, weather patterns, and especially extreme weather, and understanding why it happens. 

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    Kallie Koester believes that growing up in a rural city highlights the best of both worlds – the small, simple world of a tight-knit community where greeting others on a first name basis comes naturally, and a large, industrialized world with a buzzing downtown atmosphere that welcomes creativity and ingenuity.

    Kallie Koester believes that growing up in a rural city highlights the best of both worlds – the small, simple world of a tight-knit community where greeting others on a first name basis comes naturally, and a large, industrialized world with a buzzing downtown atmosphere that welcomes creativity and ingenuity.

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    I was born and raised here in Springfield, Missouri and have always loved the Ozarks. In 2014 I graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Missouri State University, and started with Fox 5 KRBK as an overnight Master Control Operator. It wasn’t long before I was able to transition into the News Department, where I have been working full-time since 2015.

    I was born and raised here in Springfield, Missouri and have always loved the Ozarks. In 2014 I graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Missouri State University, and started with Fox 5 KRBK as an overnight Master Control Operator. It wasn’t long before I was able to transition into the News Department, where I have been working full-time since 2015.

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