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Man arrested on Mizzou campus for sexual abuse

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A 53-year-old Columbia man was arrested on suspicion of having inappropriate contact with a woman on the University of Missouri campus over the weekend.

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Gov. Parson announces emergency water and hay access for farmers

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In response to worsening drought conditions throughout the state, Governor Parson announced the availability of water for family farms at 28 Department of Conservation areas and five Department of Natural Resources state parks. 

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Colorado man charged with murdering his family

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Christopher Watts, a Colorado man accused of murdering his pregnant wife and his two daughters last week, was charged Monday with five counts of murder in their deaths. 

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Family picks up the mess after a tornado ripped through parts of the Ozarks Video included

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Homes and properties were damaged after tornadoes ripped through parts of Barry, Lawrence, Webster and Barton counties Sunday evening. One family took shelter in their home as the tornado destroyed parts of their property. James Turner was at home taking shelter in the bathroom when the storms passed though. "I saw the windows get broke out and I thought I was going to be gone! There was nothing I could do," he says. "It was pretty scary."

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MSU's Clif Smart joins Boomer in the 'shiggy challenge'

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The video was made to welcome students back to school.

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Iron lung keeping Missouri woman alive for decades now one of last remaining in US

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For over 35 years, a Missouri woman has enlisted her husband and a kind friend to help her go through the hour-long process of climbing into what is believed to be one of the last remaining iron lungs still functioning today.

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Facebook allows landlords to discriminate on housing ads, HUD charges

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Facebook is under fire for housing ads that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says are discriminatory.

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Force of habit: Nun throws out perfect first pitch at White Sox game

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The Chicago White Sox may have just found a new showstopper of a recruit — from the holiest of places — to help their team elevate to the next level.

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VIDEO: Tornadoes touch down in the Ozarks

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Tornadoes touched down in several locations across the Ozarks Sunday afternoon and evening, leaving damage near Diggins and near Aurora, MO. 

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Harmony House is spreading to break the cycle of violence

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With domestic violence being a serious issue in the Ozarks Harmony House is spreading the word to stop the violence. One in 3 women and 1 in 7 men will experience some form of domestic violence in their lifetime. Harmony House is the largest domestic violence shelter in Missouri and they say it’s time for change. For the past three years, they've seen a 15 percent increase in folks seeking shelter.

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Camden County man arrested for stealing vehicle

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A CCSO Deputy located Patric N. McGuire, 25, and a black 2012 Ford Truck traveling east into Camdenton on Highway, 54.

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Gov. Parson to find replacement for Missouri Department of Public Safety Director

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Missouri Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden is leaving the agency at the end of this month, but not on his own accord. 

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Nine indicted for Greene County heroin conspiracy

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Eight men and one woman were indicted by a federal grand jury this week for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin in Greene County, Mo. 

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Branson Police crack down on impaired driving

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Branson Police officers are looking for impaired drivers starting today, as they join a nationwide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown. 

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Texas County vehicle crash leaves couple dead, child injured

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A couple dies and a child is injured after a crash in Texas County. 

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Body found in Nixa Price Cutter parking lot Video included

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A Christian County Deputy was responding to a missing person's case when they saw a vehicle that matched the description of who they were looking for and found a body inside.

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Man charged with murder in Boone County

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A man was charged with murder and armed criminal action in Boone County in connection to his girlfriend's death. 

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FBI needs help identifying man in sexual exploitation investigation

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The FBI is asking for nationwide help identifying and finding an unknown man that may have critical information pertaining to the identity of a child victim in an ongoing sexual exploitation investigation.  

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Logan-Rogersville Fire Protection District set to unveil new fire station Video included

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A new fire station in Rogersville will reduce response times on calls in the area.

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Popular baby foods contain 'worrisome levels' of heavy metals, study finds

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A new Consumer Reports study found many types of food commonly eaten by babies and toddlers -- such as packaged entrees, fruits and vegetables -- contained “measurable levels” of certain heavy metals. 

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Carpool karaoke, Nixa public schools style

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The Nixa school district features some carpool karaoke to end back to school week.

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WATCH: Girl with rare condition gets wish to swim with mermaids

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A 6-year-old girl’s dream to swim with mermaids came true on Tuesday after she was flown from her home in Ohio to Florida, where she was able to join the Weeki Wachee Springs mermaids in the water.

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Childcare Aware wants to help parents find the right daycare

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It was only a year ago that a 4-month-old was found lying on her stomach not breathing at an unlicensed daycare in Greene County.  Many, but not all child care programs are required by the state to be licensed making it difficult for parents to find the right childcare. Centers, group homes, school age programs, and family care brings the total of 145 licensed daycare's in Greene County. With there being so many choosing the right and safe one.

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FDA approves first generic EpiPen

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On Thursday August 16, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the first generic version of the  EpiPen and EpiPen Jr (epinephrine) auto-injector.

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Man held on one million dollar bond for beating woman

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A Christian County man is facing numerous charges tonight after badly beating his ex-girlfriend. 

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Over 40 companies looking to hire in Springfield

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Thursday, August 23, over 40 companies will come together for a multi-industry hiring event. 

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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 Video included

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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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Girl's love of dolls helps save baby when aunt unexpectedly gives birth in bathroom

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The girl's aunt was reportedly hiding the pregnancy from her family.  

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Iowa State Fair's strangest food this year could be cookie dough spaghetti

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It’s no secret the Iowa State Fair is a fried food lover’s paradise. But with nearly 200 concession stands, this year’s vendors are urging fairgoers to make room for dessert. 

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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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10 dietitian-approved breakfasts to keep you full longer

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You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. However, that statement is only as true as what’s on your plate. If your breakfast options are high-calorie, high-sugar bagels and donuts, you may notice your energy peak and then drop soon after your meal. 

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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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Local coaches and training staffs combat concussions with knowledge Video included

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With more knowledge, local coaches and trainers feel prepared to detect and treat concussions as new sports seasons begin with the start of the school year.

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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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WATCH: Video of baby's excited reaction to doll resembling military dad goes viral

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A baby's adorable reaction to a doll resembling his dad -- who's deployed with the Army overseas -- was caught on video and quickly went viral. Nathan Briscoe was 3 months old when his father, Army Sgt. Chase Briscoe, was deployed to Poland for nine months.

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3-year-old loves Waffle House so much, he was made an 'employee' on his birthday

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A lot of kids love waffles, but one 3-year-old boy’s passion for the breakfast food is so great, his mom held his birthday party at Waffle House. 

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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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Woman donates kidney to stranger: 'God called me to do this'

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A woman who donated her kidney to a stranger is being called a “guardian angel” by the family of the man whose life she likely saved. “If it wasn’t for her I would be attending a funeral. She is a beautiful person.” 

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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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Groom rescues struggling swimmer moments after beach wedding

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Moments after a couple got married, husband Zac Edwards was credited with saving a drowning man's life. Edwards and his wife, Cindy, had just gotten married on Aug 2. 

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Heat illnesses: 3 harmful effects of extreme heat on the body

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Heat waves or hot weather that lasts for several days is not only uncomfortable, but also dangerous to your health.

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Woman's ad for raw-chicken 'teddy bears' pulled from Facebook Marketplace

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One Facebook user’s idea of a “great family activity” is going viral for its sheer absurdity. A Facebook Marketplace user named “Maggie from Metairie” was allegedly hoping to sell raw chicken "teddy bears" via the Internet up until just a few days ago.

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Restrictions put into effect for Lake of the Ozarks shootout event

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The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public about the important navigational restrictions during the shootout event. 

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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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Florida "Stand your ground" shooter arrested for manslaughter

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A Florida man was arrested on a prosecutor’s warrant Monday in connection with a fatal shooting last month that a sheriff said was justified under the state’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law.

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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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Blue light from phone screens precipitate blindness, study finds

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The blue-tinted screens of cellphones and other electronic devices damage vision and may cause or precipitate macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in the United States, according to researchers from the University of Toledo (UT) in Ohio. 

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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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Teacher took buses to work, so her student's parents bought her a car

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When a woman discovered her children’s teacher had been taking multiple buses to get to school, she decided to pay it forward. Courtney Adeleye had an already established reputation on social media for being a good Samaritan.

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Man donates kidney to wife of nearly 30 years: 'We're a team'

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A man recently donated one of his kidneys to his wife of nearly 30 years. “We’re a team.” Last month, Steve donated his kidney to his wife, Lesley, who has long suffered from polycystic kidney disease, a condition that “causes numerous cysts to grow in the kidneys.”

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Man accused of filling water cup with soda at fast food restaurant starts fight, gets Tased, cops say

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A man who was accused of filling his water cup with soda at a fast food restaurant has been arrested and charged with multiple misdemeanors and a felony. 

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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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BBB warns consumers of Missouri Furniture Store

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Under pressure from Better Business Bureau (BBB), the Missouri Attorney General’s office and consumers, Rough Country Rustic Furniture, LLC suspended operations July 24. 

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Springfield woman dies after structure fire

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The Springfield Fire Department responded to the 2600 block of North Johnston Avenue on Wednesday, Aug. 8 for a reported structure fire. 

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Republic man charged with child abuse

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A Republic man was charged with abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. 

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Farmington woman ordered prison uniforms for the four abused children

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The investigation into the Child Abuse case against Laura Cheatham and Daryl Head continues to unfold. 

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Springfield man charged with illegal firearms

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A man was charged in Federal court today with illegally possessing several firearms following a police pursuit yesterday afternoon. 

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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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Oklahoma Teen gets life in prison for killing his family

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An Oklahoma teen was sentenced Thursday to five consecutive life terms for the 2015 murders of his two parents and three younger siblings. 

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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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Identical twin sisters marry identical twin brothers at Twins Day festival

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Not once, but twice, upon a time, two identical twin sisters married two identical twin brothers at Ohio’s Twins Days festival, exactly one year after meeting at the famous Twinsburg gathering. 

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Pillsbury Doughboy arrives to celebrate woman's 100th birthday

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With the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest officially back in action, one of the competition’s very first winners reflected on the time she won nearly 50 years ago — by celebrating her centennial birthday with the iconic Doughboy. 

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Grandmother shoots cyclist trying to break into her home, police say

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A grandmother shot a man who was riding a bicycle, masturbating and trying to break into her home while her granddaughter was inside, police said. 

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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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Mount Vernon woman claims over $50,000

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A Mount Vernon woman won over $55-thousand dollars on a lottery scratch off ticket. 

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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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Michigan man creates 'Amish Uber' with horse and buggy

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An Amish Michigan man is jumping into the ride-sharing business — even without a car or smartphone. 

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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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New invasive 'aggressive biter' tick spreads across US, sparks concern

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A new invasive tick species described as an “aggressive biter” has been found in a number of U.S. states, sparking concern from agriculture and health officials. 

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Walmart employee gives disabled customer a manicure after salon denied her

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A sweet moment between a Walmart employee and a handicapped customer is going viral on social media. 

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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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Girl catches fish that has 'human-like' teeth

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A young girl said she snagged a “weird” catch over the weekend, reeling in a fish bearing “human-like” teeth.  

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Army soldier's lost dog found after escaping from Colorado foster home 2 months ago

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A Colorado man got a new leash on life Saturday after he found a dog belonging to an Army soldier that ran away from his home two months ago. 

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Goats storm Idaho neighborhood after escape from enclosure

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More than 100 goats escaped their enclosure and migrated to an Idaho neighborhood to calmly chew grass and munch on branches.  

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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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Navy veteran with MS, 94, goes for gold in National Veterans Wheelchair Games

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For 94-year-old Doris Merrill, the National Veterans Wheelchair Games is about more than the 70 medals she’s earned over the years. “You can’t believe what the wheelchair games mean to me and to everyone. I’m not alone,” Merrill, who joined the Navy during World War II, told PEOPLE. 

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Carjacking foiled by manual transmission

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A pair of would-be teen carjackers were foiled last week by what’s become one of the most effective theft deterrents in recent years…a manual transmission. 

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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 survives internal decapitation years after beating brain cancer: 'Our boy is a miracle'

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A man who beat brain cancer as a teen has once again “defied the odds” after surviving a nearly fatal car crash in January that left him internally decapitated. 

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Plastic containers pose health risks for children, pediatricians warn

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Heads up, parents: A recent report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) cautions against using plastic containers to store your children’s food. 

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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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CoxHealth and Mercy team up to support OTC

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Ozarks Technical Community College hosted a dedication ceremony for its Emergency Medical Services (EMS) program Thursday, Aug. 2. 

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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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Cat and chicken found huddled together, seeking shelter from Carr Fire

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A chicken and a cat formed an unlikely bond while seeking shelter from the Carr Fire. 

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Mom's 'nagging' text to husband about car seat likely saved son's life in accident

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A new mother’s “nagging” text to her husband about their infant son’s car seat likely saved his life during a car accident. 

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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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Colorado man spots 4 mountain lions lurking on porch: 'It blew my mind'

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A Colorado man was up early for a morning run when he saw the lions, believed to be a mother and her three cubs. Shocked, he slowly reached for his cell phone to snap a few pictures and capture video of the felines. 

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Hiker adopts injured dog she carried down 11,000-foot mountain

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A woman in Idaho has given a dog the happily ever after he deserves, by adopting him into her family after rescuing and carrying the lost and injured 55-pound pup down a 11,106-foot mountain. 

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Pet pig helps foil burglary

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A family's pet pig recently proved he didn't need a house made of bricks to get rid of a determined intruder. Police said an attempted burglary may have been thwarted after the would-be thieves came across the family's fearless pig. 

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WATCH: Barber's bloody ear prank on 10-year-old boy sparks mixed reactions

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A barber has gone viral online for a practical joke shared to YouTube, during which he pretends to cut off a 10-year-old boy’s ear during a routine haircut. 

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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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Identical twin sisters to marry identical brothers, live happily ever after in same apartment

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Two sets of 24-year-old identical twins — who had their first date together and became engaged at the same time — are now preparing to tie the knot 

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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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'Hell's Kitchen' contestant Jessica Vogel dead at 34

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Jessica Vogel, a New Jersey woman who competed on Season 12 of "Hell's Kitchen," has died. 

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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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Man has 4 limbs amputated after dog lick leads to severe infection, report says

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A 48-year-old man with a history of good health and who has spent his life around dogs was forced to have all of his limbs amputated after contracting a rare blood infection that likely came from his own pooch. 

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WATCH: Dad worked three jobs to surprise teen daughter with 'dream' dress

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A hefty price tag for an eighth grade formal outfit was well worth the “priceless” reaction one hardworking Pittsburgh dad earned when he presented his 14-year-old daughter with the dress of her dreams. 

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Man shoves $100 worth of Walmart steaks down pants, flees on moped: police

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A man was nabbed by authorities on Monday after he allegedly shoved $100 worth of stolen Walmart steaks down his pants. 

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Man charged for kidnapping in Stone County

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On Tuesday, July 21, three different charges were filed for one man.   

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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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Branson Police warn families about heatstroke dangers

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Outside of crashes, heatstroke is the number one vehicle-related killer of children in the United States. 

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One man in custody after officer-involved shooting in Stone County

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On Tuesday, July 31, Stone County Deputies were dispatched to the Brandonville Drive area behind the Twin Island Market in Stone County to the report of an attempted Burglary.   

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Search continues for missing University of Iowa student

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The search for missing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts is going into its second week, as investigators comb through evidence and tips related to the 20-year-old Iowa resident's disappearance. 

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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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Finest Fairways: Greene Hills Country Club Video included

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A water hazard comes into play on this short par-3 at Greene Hills Country Club.  More>>

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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McScam: Report details how McDonald's Monopoly game was fixed by ex-cop

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The story of how a former Georgia police officer rigged the McDonald’s Monopoly Game for over a decade is captivating the Internet. Details of one man's large-scale scam to bilk McDonald’s for over $24 million in cash and prizes between 1989 and 2001 have been published. 

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Homeless man gets hundreds of job offers after handing out resume at stoplight

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This man was standing out on a street corner holding a sign that said "HOMELESS. HUNGRY 4 SUCCESS. TAKE A RESUME" and passing out copies of his resume to anyone who stopped. 

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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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Kentucky woman determined to return American flag found at store to family of fallen soldier

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A Kentucky woman wants to bring Old Glory – and a little more – home to a grieving Indiana family. Katie Marks said she was shopping at a store last week when she noticed a folded American flag for sale that was dedicated to a fallen veteran

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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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CBS executive Les Moonves accused of sexual misconduct

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Six women have accused CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves of sexual harassment, according to Ronan Farrow's latest report, published by The New Yorker on Friday.

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New alternative to student debt Video included

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A new alternative to heavy student debt loads looks to make paying for college easier on some. 

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Westport Pool closed for a week due to unknown cloudy water

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Westport Pool is closed for unexpected maintenance due to cloudy water, and is expected to remain closed for about a week.

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Lebanon residents receiving fake phone calls for warrants

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On Friday, July 27 the Lebanon Police Department received several phone calls, reporting a scam going around.  

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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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Lip-filler horror after mom's infected injections leak out pus

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A woman’s harrowing experience with cheap lip fillers that left her with pus oozing out of her face caught the attention of a celebrity doctor, who now wants others to be aware of the risks that can come with seeking unregulated cosmetic procedures. 

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Girl, 12, performs CPR to revive brother, 2, after septic tank mishap: report

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A young girl performed CPR to revive her 2-year-old brother after he was found unresponsive in the family’s septic tank, authorities said. 

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Boy with autism fights to keep service ducks after town orders family to get rid of them

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A 12-year-old boy with autism is at risk of losing his two service ducks after officials in his town allegedly received complaints about the animals from neighbors. 

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Police officer helps homeless man shave for McDonald's interview

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A police officer is being praised for his act of kindness after a video of him helping a homeless man shave went viral. 

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Two men charged with theft in Pulaski County

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On Tuesday, July 24, two arrests were made in reference to recent thefts in Pulaski County. 

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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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Pay it Forward -- July 2018 Video included

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“A lot of the ladies we meet at Safe to Sleep could be my mom, my sister. They could be your daughter, your aunt.” 

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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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  • Man arrested on Mizzou campus for sexual abuse

    Man arrested on Mizzou campus for sexual abuse

    Monday, August 20 2018 9:07 PM EDT2018-08-21 01:07:47 GMT

    A 53-year-old Columbia man was arrested on suspicion of having inappropriate contact with a woman on the University of Missouri campus over the weekend.

    A 53-year-old Columbia man was arrested on suspicion of having inappropriate contact with a woman on the University of Missouri campus over the weekend.

  • Gov. Parson announces emergency water and hay access for farmers

    Gov. Parson announces emergency water and hay access for farmers

    Monday, August 20 2018 8:54 PM EDT2018-08-21 00:54:48 GMT

    In response to worsening drought conditions throughout the state, Governor Parson announced the availability of water for family farms at 28 Department of Conservation areas and five Department of Natural Resources state parks. 

    In response to worsening drought conditions throughout the state, Governor Parson announced the availability of water for family farms at 28 Department of Conservation areas and five Department of Natural Resources state parks. 

  • Colorado man charged with murdering his family

    Colorado man charged with murdering his family

    Monday, August 20 2018 8:57 PM EDT2018-08-21 00:57:56 GMT

    Christopher Watts, a Colorado man accused of murdering his pregnant wife and his two daughters last week, was charged Monday with five counts of murder in their deaths. 

    Christopher Watts, a Colorado man accused of murdering his pregnant wife and his two daughters last week, was charged Monday with five counts of murder in their deaths. 

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