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My eyes are my ears; two sisters living with the loss of hearing Video included

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NIXA, MO (11/16/17) - Being deaf can be challenging. But being hard of hearing is a little easier when it’s with your sister. At the age of 2, Samantha was having problems talking. And at 4-years-old her sister, Emma, was having issues with hearing. “It is sometimes difficult whenever I’m in the cafeteria eating lunch with my friends. It’s hard for me to hear them so I just say a word and then sometimes my friends just yell at me," says Samantha.

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Fort Leonard Wood incident closes North Gate

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Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. -- (11/16/17) Fort Leonard Wood's North Gate is currently closed in both directions due to an ongoing incident. Employees, visitors and residents wishing to enter or exit the installation are currently being diverted to the West Gate. 

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Fatal car crash in Rogersville

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Rogersville, Mo- (11/16/17) One teenager is dead after a car crash on Farm Road 186, Five miles west of Rogersville. Savannah B. Williams 16, of Rogersville, Missouri was pronounced dead on Wednesday at 8:45 p.m. The Highway Patrol Report says, Williams was driving Westbound and traveled off the roadway and struck a tree and her vehicle overturned and caught fire. This is troop D’s 7th fatal accident for the month and 95th for the year.  More>>

Fatal car crash in Buffalo

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Buffalo, Mo – (11/16/17) One woman is dead after a car crash on Highway 32. Barbara F Blair 77, of Buffalo, Mo was pronounced dead on 11/15/2017 by Coroner Chuck Nimmo at 10:02 a.m.  The Highway Patrol Report says, Blair was driving Westbound  and struck a culvert, and her vehicle overturned. 

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Volunteers assemble 1,000 Thanksgiving baskets for needy families Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.--11/16/2017) No Thanksgiving dinner would be complete without a turkey and all the trimmings, but for many families across the Ozarks struggling to make ends meet this year, a traditional meal isn't possible. 

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Golden Apple Award winner - November 2017

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Springfield, MO -- (11/15/17) This month’s Golden Apple winner teaches at Springfield Lutheran but Mrs. Karen Schaller – who’s taught for the past 13 years -- wasn’t always a teacher. She says she worked at an ophthalmology office as an ophthalmic technician but she wanted a change. And that change led Karen to substitute teach for a year, which helped her discover her love for teaching. Next, she took on classes, juggling those, a job, and her family. 

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Ending homelessness by one stop service site in Springfield Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/15/17) - Community Partnership’s Ozarks Alliance to End Homelessness is hosting its 9th annual HOPE Connection and Veteran Stand Down event. And we have a full house here with people ready to get the help that they need. A one stop service site to end homeless had around 600 people looking for help. “it’s a direct service fair for anyone in our community who is experiencing homelessness or having some sort of housing instability."

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SPS receives performance report Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (11/15/2017) Springfield Public Schools have much to celebrate, after their 5th annual performance report highlighted the districts progress in graduation rates, college and career preparations and their English Language Arts program. "Those are three major pillars of what we do at Springfield Public Schools, and we're really proud of the points we're earning in those areas," said Dr. Mike Dawson, the Chief Learning Officer with SPS. 

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Racial slur written at St. Louis school

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Fox2now.com – (11/15/2017) Officials at Parkway Central High School in St. Louis are working to determine who wrote a racial slur and the phrase ‘White Lives Matter’ on a mirror inside a campus bathroom. It was not immediately known if the illicit graffiti was drawn in a boys or girls restroom.

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Autopsy furthers child death investigation

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Springfield, Mo. -- (11/15/2017) An autopsy was conducted Wednesday morning at Frontier Forensics in Kansas City to further investigate the death of a 3-year-old boy. 

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U.S. Capitol Christmas tree to stop in Springfield

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Springfield, Mo. -- (11/15/2017) Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World and Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium have been selected to be a “whistle stop” for the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree as it makes its way from the Kootenai National Forest in Montana to Washington, D.C. 

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Man sentenced to 12 years for child pornography

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Springfield, Mo. – (11/15/2017)  A Springfield man who collected hundreds of thousands of images of child pornography over the past decade was sentenced in federal court today. 

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Pilot arrested after handgun found in carry-on

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Fox2now.com - (11/15/17) 51-year-old pilot was arrested Wednesday morning at St. Louis Lambert International Airport after a handgun was found in his carry-on bag. St. Louis Lambert International Airport says Terminal 2 Transportation Security Administration  officers took the pilot into custody for unlawful use of a weapon. 

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Missouri man pleads guilty to bank robbery

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Springfield, Mo (11/15/17) --  Anthony Carlton Dunlap, 41, of Springfield, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of bank robbery and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to court documents, Dunlap entered Bank of America, 633 W. Kearney St., Springfield, at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 3, 2017. Dunlap handed a bank teller a note, which began with “Stay calm.” The teller did not read any..

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Stolen vehicle recovered and suspect identified

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Branson , Mo. -- (11/15/17) Branson Police were notified of a stolen vehicle from a local business on November 13. A female employee who had completed her shift walked outside to discover her car was gone from the parking lot. 

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5-alarm fire in St. Louis Video included

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Fox2now.com (11/15/17) -- Two firefighters and an employee were injured during a five-alarm warehouse fire in south St. Louis. It started around 10:30 a.m. in the basement of Park Warehouse Services located at 3937 Park Avenue, near St. Louis University Hospital. According to Garon Mosby, Public Information Officer for the St. Louis Fire Department, about 12-15 people were inside of the one-story building at the time. One employee was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation..

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UberEats is now in Springfield

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Springfield, Mo (11/15/17) -- UberEATS launched in Springfield, offering food delivery 7 days a week with menus from the city’s favorite restaurants. The app launched in partnership with several restaurant locations, including Pasta Express, Druff’s Village Inn, Gem of India and more. “The UberEATS app allows users to order food delivery whenever they get a craving, with menus available from Springfield’s favorite restaurants,”..

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Missouri AG Announces Western Union fraud victims may seek compensation

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Jefferson City, Mo. (11-15-17)-- Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that Missourians who were deceived into sending payments to scammers using Western Union’s wire transfer service may now apply for compensation from a $586 million fund administered by the Department of Justice’s Victim Asset Recovery Program. This fund is a result of a settlement between Missouri, 49 other states, the District of Columbia, and Western Union that was announced in January... More>>

The Salvation Army in need of donations

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Springfield, Mo (11/15/17) -- The Salvation Army in Springfield, MO is seeking donations to its Family Thrift Store located at 1737 S. Campbell Ave. Items specifically needed are gently used and new clothing and small household goods.  “Our Thrift Store operates solely on the donations provided by our community,” said Major Butch Frost. “The continued success of our store ensures we have an additional source of revenue that goes directly back..

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'Risky Fitness' Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(11/15/17) Many people have heard of professional athletes using anabolic steroids for performance enhancement. But the most common users of these illegal drugs are the average weight lifter at the local gym. And while steroids can lead to massive gains in muscle, they also bring the risk of serious health consequences. We sit down with three steroid users who tell us why they decided to take the risk to attain the perfect body. 

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City Manager resigning for new program designed for retiree volunteerism Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, MO (11/14/17) -   The Springfield City Manager, Greg Burris, announced today that he is resigning. Burris will more than likely transition into the role of executive director of a newly announced Give 5 Program. It’s a one of a kind program here in Missouri and it’s about to make home here in Springfield. Making his announcement, today, Burris isn’t straying too far when it comes to working with the city.

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Pierce City mourns recent deaths Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (11/14/2017) Tonight parents and students in Pierce City are mourning the tragic death of 10-year-old Kaydee Moerer who was found dead in her home just yesterday morning. The Lawrence County Sheriff's office responded to a well-being check at a rural Pierce City home on Monday morning only to find both Kaydee and her mother, 40-year-old Sara Spears, dead inside the home each with a single gun-shot wound. 

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Police investigate robbery at Subway near MSU

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Springfield, Mo. -- (11/14/2017) Tuesday afternoon, a robbery occurred at the Subway located at the corner of Kimbrough Avenue and Harrison Street, near Missouri State University's campus. The Springfield Police Department reports that the suspect indicated he was armed, although no weapon was observed. The suspect, yet to be identified, fled the scene into the nearby residential area west of Holland Avenue.

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Lawsuit alleges St. Louis jail 'inhumane'

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Foxnews.com -- (11/14/2017) A St. Louis jail with only one working toilet for 70 inmates and infestations of snakes, squirrels and birds is creating “hellish and inhumane conditions” for those held there, according to a lawsuit filed against the city. 

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Vehicle caught fire after wreck during police chase

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Taney Co. -- (11/14/17) At 11:23 pm on November 13, Truck 20 and Engine 1 responded for a reported vehicle fire. On arrival, Companies found a fully involved vehicle burning near the woodline, surrounded by multiple law enforcement vehicles. 

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Suspect wanted for Rolla motel robbery arrested

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Rolla, Mo. -- (11/13/17) Officers from the Rolla Police Department responded to the Quality Inn motel at 1507 Martin Springs Drive, Rolla, Missouri for an armed robbery. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a black male entered the motel, brandished a handgun and demanded money. 

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Nixa dedicates largest solar farm in Missouri Video included

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(Nixa, Mo.--11/14/17) The City of Nixa is taking a huge step forward in reducing it's carbon footprint with a new solar farm. 

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Crime Stoppers fugitive of the week

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Springfield, Mo. -- (11/14/17) The Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the week is Kyle Hughes. Hughes is wanted for a Parole Violation with an original offense of 2nd Degree Statutory Rape. He is a white male, 6’0, 170 lbs, with numerous tattoos. 

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Autopsy completed in Pierce City deaths

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Lawrence County, Mo. - (11/14/17) Lawrence County investigators have ruled the death of two people in Pierce City a murder/suicide. An autopsy was completed on Kaydee Moerer, 10, and her mother Sara Spears, 40. The cause of death for Kaydee was a single gunshot to the back of the head. The cause of death for Sara was a single gunshot to her forehead.

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Fox 5 Exclusive: First look at a rare tiger at Wild Animal Safari before it's gone Video included

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STRAFFORD, MO (11/13/17) - Meet the newest he white tiger! This 2-week-old and her siblings call Wild Animal Safari home. “It’s less than 10 percent of the cats. And most of them, I believe right now, are in captivity and raised that way," says the president of Wild Animal Safari Jim Meikle. With only about 200 white tigers left in the world, Meikle says we are lucky to have one here in Missouri, but he wasn’t too surprised to have a white tiger.

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Two found dead near Pierce City Video included

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Mo.--(11/13/17) The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office has identified the second subject found deceased in the incident that occurred in rural Pierce City. Kaydee Moerer, age 10 of Pierce City, was found deceased with what appeared to be a gun shot wound at her residence this morning.  Kaydee is the biological daughter of Sara Spears who was also found deceased at the residence with an apparent gun shot wound. The Lawrence County Sheriff's Office is investig...

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