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Hospitals Seeing Uptick in Weather Related Illnesses Video included

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

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

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

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Little Girl Gave Her Elmo Doll to Officer

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Elmo doll given to New York police officer by girl, 3, so he wouldn't 'work alone'. 

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Parson names new lieutenant governor

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Governor Mike Parson names a new lieutenant governor.

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Father's Day inspires Washington officer to recreate police photo with son 20 years later

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One father-son duo in Washington took a trip down memory lane in light of Father’s Day this year.

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Jefferson Avenue Footbridge revitalization now underway Video included

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

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Body identified, detectives investigate death north of Springfield Video included

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

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Boy facing terminal brain tumor made trooper for a day

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Kentucky troopers helped a 6-year-old boy forget about cancer for a day and made his ultimate dream come true when they welcomed him onto the force as one of their own. 

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America's Favorite Vegetable Has Just Been Confirmed

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According to Green Giant's nationwide poll, The nation's favorite vegetable is... 

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Missing 3-year-old girl found in Missouri cornfield with dog by her side

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A 3-year-old girl spent the night in a Missouri cornfield with her faithful dog by her side. 

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Overland Park bills parents $132,000 after child damages sculpture in museum

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“Maybe my son hugged a torso because he’s a loving, sweet nice boy who just graduated from preschool.” - Sarah Goodman

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Second Kansas sheriff's deputy dies from injuries following shooting

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

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World of Weather: June 15th, 2018 Video included

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The Kilauea eruption has been ongoing for more than 6 weeks now, destroying hundreds of homes as lava pours out of volcanic fissures on the northeastern portion of the big island.

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Running out of Psychiatric Beds Despite Growing Demand Video included

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

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America's Fun Park opens in Branson Video included

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

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Manafort Headed to Jail After Witness Tampering Charges

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

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Alabama sisters give birth on same day, around same time, for second time in 9 years

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The hospital said the babies are "happy, healthy and doing well."  

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Police officer cheered for buying Texas man's stolen groceries, medication

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A Texas police officer is being commended after she replaced a sick man's groceries and medication that had just been stolen in a Walmart parking lot. 

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Shay's fight: a life remembered Video included

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

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Man dies of injuries after three vehicle crash

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

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2 adults, 2 children shot in Colorado

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

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Woman with sword shot and killed by Kansas City police

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A woman with a sword was shot and killed by police Thursday afternoon after a standoff in the Northland.

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Two Kansas City men killed in officer-involved shooting

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Two men died in an officer-involved shooting Thursday afternoon near the Barney Allis Plaza in downtown Kansas City. 

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New York Attorney General files lawsuit against Trump Foundation

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

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

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

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Officer involved shooting reported in Christian County

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

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Plane crash reported in Eureka Springs Arkansas

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

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Endangered person advisory issued for missing man

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

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Deadly bourbon virus prevention tips Video included

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

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

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

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Supreme Court strikes down Minnesota political apparel law

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

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Minnesota teenager gets her head stuck in tailpipe during music festival

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A Minnesota teenager tested the rules of Darwinism on Friday when she ended up getting her head stuck in a truck's oversized tailpipe at a music festival. 

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Southwest pilot Tammie Jo Shults reflects on life-changing flight: 'We had help that day'

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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Captain Tammie Jo Shults, the Southwest pilot who safely landed the plane that suffered a midair engine explosion April 17, resulting in the death of one passenger, has said her life hasn’t been the same since the flight.

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Attempted abduction near Downtown Springfield Video included

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

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Trump suggests excusing Kim Jong Un's Human Rights Abuses

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

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Distractions Fuel Rise in Deaths of Pedestrians Video included

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

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Average homeowner has 9 home-improvement projects that need attention, study says

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Thirty-two percent of American homeowners have at least one home improvement project they're putting off, a new poll finds.  

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Georgia mom warns others after son, 5, contracts rare disease from tick bite

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One Georgia mother is warning others after her son contracted a rare disease from a tick bite. 

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Son's hilarious, embarrassing sign welcoming mom home at airport goes viral

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Fox News Barbara Nielson was not expecting her son's hilarious welcome home sign when she returned from a week-long business trip.  

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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes reveals daughter, 1, is battling cancer

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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes revealed Wednesday that his 1-year-old daughter is battling cancer. 

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Murdered man's daughter speaks out Video included

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

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BBB warns consumers about internet vehicle scams

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Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns consumers shopping for a vehicle on the internet, to be on alert if the seller suggests using a third party to handle the transaction. 

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Cox Health Clinic now treats orthopedic injuries

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There's a new way to be treated quickly for orthopedic injuries. Cox Health's Orthopedic and sports medicine walk in clinic, is now seeing patients.

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Body found in St.Clair County ditch

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

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More than 2,300 online child offenders arrested nationwide

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

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Woman wanted for kidnapping in Greene County

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

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Olympic Skier Bode Miller’s 19-Month-Old Daughter Drowns

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Olympic skier Bode Miller's 19-month-old daughter, Emeline Grier Miller, drowned in a neighbor's swimming pool.  

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Springfield students gaining construction experience with Habitat for Humanity Video included

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

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Gov. Mike Parson Begins Statewide Listening Tour Video included

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

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Uber will know if you're drunk before you even get in the car

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A recent patent application by Uber could show whether a rider is drunk, before they even get in the car.

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Gunman kills self, 4 child hostages after Florida standoff

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

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Minnesota HS pitcher consoles friend after striking him out to reach state championship

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Sportsmanship was on full display over the weekend in Minnesota.

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Man arrested in Greene County for burglary

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One man has been arrested for a burglary near Ash Grove. The victim was able to give good details about the suspect leading to his capture.

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

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

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IHOP or "IHOb" debuting burgers after publicized name change

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

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

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

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Survivors of attempted suicide give hope to others Video included

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

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

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

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Death Investigation Underway Video included

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

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Homeless teen gifted car by man battling brain tumor

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A Texas teen who has maintained above-average grades while facing homelessness and abuse was given a reason to smile earlier this week.

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

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

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Pit bull saves family from house fire, pulls 7-month-old girl by her diaper

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An 8-month-old pit bull in California is being hailed a hero after she alerted her family of a fire in their apartment complex – and then saved their 7-month-old daughter...

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Authorities confirm the death of a woman, dragged into a pond by alligator

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A Florida woman who was reportedly dragged by an alligator into a pond while walking her dogs Friday is believed to be dead, authorities said. 

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

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

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Charles Krauthammer of Fox news reveals he has only a few weeks to live

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Charles Krauthammer, the beloved and brilliant Fox News Channel personality revealed the heartbreaking news that he is in the final stages of a losing battle with cancer.  

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Mt.Vernon Regional hiring event features 20 employers

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 Representatives from at least 20 companies in Southwest Missouri will be on hand for a multi-industry hiring event on June 14, from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. 

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Branson Airport reveals party plans for Frontier Airlines fans

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The Branson Airport revealed plans leading up to next week’s Ozark Mountain “Tail” Gate party welcoming Frontier Airlines new service to/from Denver and beyond.

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Governor Parson to Conduct statewide listening tour

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Governor Mike Parson will make nine stops next week to hear from community leaders across Missouri. 

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Branson Firefighters lend a helping hand after family's vehicle fire

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 A Kansas family is thanking the Branson Fire Department for their kindness after a vehicle fire left the family with two small children stranded on Roark Valley Road and Main Street. 

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Starting the conversation on suicide

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

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Deaths from Drug Overdoses Continue to Rise Video included

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

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Invasion of privacy charge won’t be refiled against Greitens

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

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John Gotti's final years revealed in new documentary

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The new documentary about mob boss John Gotti has ties to Springfield. 

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

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Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead early Friday morning. He was 61. 

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Former Charity Executive pleads guilty to bribery and embezzlement plot

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

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Camden County man charged with multiple child porn felonies

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 In April of 2018, the Camden County Sheriff's office and Lake Area Cyber Crimes Task Force, began the investigation of 27 year-old Steven R. Goldsberry.  

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Reeds Spring sex offender sentenced to 25 years

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A convicted sex offender in Reeds Spring, Mo., who pretended to be a woman online in order to solicit sexually explicit photos from a teenage boy, was sentenced in federal court today. 

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

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

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Buffalo woman sentenced for making twitter threats on ISIS behalf

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

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2018 State of the City presented by Mayor McClure

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Springfield Mayor Ken McClure presented the annual State of the City address Thursday, June 7, 2018. 

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UPDATE: Five children dead after mobile home fire in Lebanon Video included

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Officials say a mobile home fire that started this morning has killed five children. Crews were called to this mobile home at the 1100 block of Ivey Lane to find people attempting to pull young children out of the burning home.

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24 locations provide summer meal programs for children

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Springfield Public Schools is offering free breakfast and lunch to any child age 18 and under accompanied by an adult. 

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Suicide rates on the rise in Missouri

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

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

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

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Man arrested after shots fired

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

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Police rescue wandering pig, name him 'Pork Roll'

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A pig nicknamed "Pork Roll" was recused by police in over Memorial Day Weekend.  

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Police officer helps turtle cross road in torrential downpour

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A Maryland police officer is going viral for helping a turtle cross in the road in the pouring rain.  

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New Jersey Trooper pulls over driver who helped deliver him 27 years ago

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It was a routine traffic stop, until a New Jersey State Trooper got a true dose of serendipity.

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World of Weather: June 6th, 2018 Video included

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Storms near Dallas dropping huge hail this morning, smashing windows and roofs across a wide swath of the community. While lava continues to pour out of a volcanic fissure on Hawaii's big island, claiming more homes over the last two days. That's in tonight's world of weather.

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Springfield Company Russel Cellular brings 135 new jobs to the City

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Springfield based Wireless Retailer brings 135 new jobs to Springfield

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Former Cardinals player Red Schoendienst dies at age 95

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

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Convoy of Hope heads to Guatemala Video included

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

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Nixa man strikes tree in fatal crash

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On Tuesday June 5, 2018 a fatal crash occurred at 9:45 p.m. The driver ran his vehicle off the roadway. 

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BBB Study indicates seniors are being victimized by lottery scams

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A new report by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) says sweepstakes, lottery, and prize schemes are devastating victims financially and emotionally with ever-evolving methods. 

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Camden County suspect now in police custody

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

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

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

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Homicide suspect wanted in Lebanon Video included

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Cashawn Ward Williams was charged with class A Murder in the 1st Degree and felony armed criminal action for the murder of Gary Don Peterson.

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Dozens develop rare eye cancer in a case that's baffling doctors

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Several Auburn University graduates and more than a dozen North Carolina residents have all developed a rare form of eye cancer in a case that has left doctors baffled. 

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Man warns locals to beware of giant spiders after spotting 6-inch insect at work

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Arachnophobes, beware: A giant spider is giving some locals nightmares after photos of the large insect were shared online Tuesday. 

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'Wizard of Oz' star Jerry Maren dead: Last surviving munchkin was 98

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The last surviving munchkin in the "Wizard of Oz" has died at 98. 

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Five kids killed in residential fire in Lebanon

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A residential fire in Lebanon has claimed the lives of five children.

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Nevada girl, 10, honored for shielding her young relatives from barrage of gunfire in Walmart parking lot

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Nevada officials honored a 10-year-old girl who shielded her 18-month-old brother and her 15-month-old cousin and was struck by a bullet as gunfire rang out at a Walmart parking lot last month. 

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

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

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Soldier arrested after stealing an armored vehicle

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

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Fatal crash leaves one man dead in Lebanon

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

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Kelly Sadler leaves White House amid McCain backlash

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

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Springfield woman and Nixa man sentenced for meth distribution

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

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Texas firefighter arrested after being married to multiple women at once

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 A Texas firefighter was arrested Monday after his current wife found out he may still be married to multiple other women, police said. Officials said D’Amoto was married to a woman in Michigan since 1998. He allegedly has a few ex-girlfriends with whom “may have had common-law relationships."

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Springfield's Fugitive of the week

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

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Finest Fairways: Holiday Hills Video included

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In this episode of Finest Fairways, the Fox 5 team heads to Branson to take on a par-3 at Holiday Hills Golf Club.  More>>

Audit Shows Deceased Continue to Receive Food Stamps Video included

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

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Woman's obituary takes a dark turn: 'World is a better place without her'

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 An 80-year-old woman’s seemingly straightforward obituary took a dark turn that no one could have predicted. 

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Danny DeVito poses with cardboard cutout of Pennsylvania high school student on set of 'It's Always Sunny'

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The star of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" Danny DeVito took a cardboard cutout of a Pennsylvania high school student to the set of the show.

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Fashion designer Kate Spade dead at age 55

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

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Shock as teen drowns in bizarre shower death after her hair allegedly clogged drain

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Brianne Rapp died last Friday after she fell in the shower while getting ready for school, her family said.  

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Suspect identified in fatal officer-involved shooting

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

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Arizona law gives delivery robots same rights as pedestrians – but they must abide by same rules

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In Arizona, robots zigzagging across a sidewalk will have the same rights as everyone else – and they will have to follow the same laws. 

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App uses the soothing sounds of Bob Ross to lull you to sleep

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The soothing sounds of late painter Bob Ross will now be incorporated in a sleeping app.  

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Baseball ace Yadier Molina boosts local economy Video included

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

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Suspect dead after officer-involved shooting Video included

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

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Trump uninvited Philadelphia Eagles to White House ceremony

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President Trump announced Monday the Philadelphia Eagles will not visit the White House this week to celebrate the team's Super Bowl win amid the national anthem dispute. Trump, in a statement, said the team is "unable" to attend the ceremony because they don't agree with his belief that NFL players should proudly stand for the National Anthem.

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Annual Report Spotlights Racial Profiling Concerns Video included

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

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Registered Springfield sex offender sentenced for child pornography

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

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Grant Beach Pool remains closed through Thursday, June 6

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Grant Beach Pool to remain closed through Wednesday June 6, due to mechanical issues. Grant Beach Pool is scheduled to open Thursday, June 7. Updates will be posted if changed are made.  

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Body identified near Branson dam

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

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Springfield in talks of getting another solar farm Video included

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

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Missing teen found safe

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UPDATE:  Makayla Bowles was located Sunday evening and is safe

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

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

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Bass Pro and Cabela's to donate 50 thousand rods and reels

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 Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris is challenging families to put down their digital devices and get outside to discover the joys of fishing. The effort is part of the company’s mission to inspire future generations to enjoy, love and conserve the great outdoors.

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Attorney General Hawley releases 2017 vehicle stops report

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Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley Friday released the 2017 Vehicle Stops Report. The report shows African-American drivers are 85 percent more likely to be pulled over, than any other race in Missouri.

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Truck Driver Shortage Could Drive up Prices for Consumers Video included

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

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Grant Beach Pool opens Sunday June 3

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Grant Beach Pool will reopen Sunday, June 3, 1-6:30 p.m., after being closed for three days due to mechanical issues.  

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Jason Gage Officially named Springfield City Manager

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Springfield City Council announced Friday, that Jason Gage will be Springfield’s next City Manager. His planned start date is Aug. 1.

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Mike Parson sworn in as Missouri governor

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

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Governor Greitens signs 77 bills into law and announces pardons

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

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    Governor Mike Parson names a new lieutenant governor.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Parson names new lieutenant governor

    Parson names new lieutenant governor

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    Governor Mike Parson names a new lieutenant 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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