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Locals join in on Women's March anniversary Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (01/19/2018) The Southwest Missouri National Organization for Women hosted their own Women's March kick off by teaching women how to register voters so that those all across the Ozarks are able to be heard. 

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City Departments misrepresented by Circus

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. --(1/19/18)  Carden International Circus approached the City of Springfield with a desire to give back to local public safety agencies through their Circus in Springfield next month. Carden decided he would donate one dollar of each admission ticket sold to the Springfield Police Department and Springfield Fire Department. It was determined that if they received donations, and the donation was reviewed and accepted by the City, the Springfield Police Department w... More>>

Governor Greitens won't step down

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Springfield, Mo -- (01/19/18) Amid rumors -- Governor Greitens' attorney has said that the governor will not be stepping down. After Greitens confessed to having an extramarital affair, and denied blackmail allegations, several Missouri state representatives called for the governor to resign. The St. Louis circuit attorney continues to investigate the incident. 

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Police investigate overnight shooting near Drury University Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.--01/19/18) Springfield Police are continuing their investigation after a man was shot multiple times outside a home near Drury University during a party on Friday morning.

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Baby Fiona celebrates birthday milestone

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Springfield, Mo -- (1/19/2018) Baby hippo and social media star Fiona is about to mark a major milestone. Fiona is about to turn one. She was prematurely born at the Cincinnati Zoo. She is the daughter of former Dickerson Park Zoo resident hippo, Henry.

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Authorities identify victim from fatal house fire

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Richland, Mo. - (1/18/18) The identity of the person killed in a house fire earlier this week in Richland has been released. Authorities say the home owner, Gary Wilson, 62, was identified through the use of dental records. Fire crews were called to a fully involved structure fire late Tuesday night on Rawlins Road just East of Richland. Once the fire was extinguished, crews discovered the victim deceased in the home.

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MSU makes school more affordable Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (01/18/2017) While colleges around the nation are increasing their education costs,  Missouri State University is taking a different approach by implementing five affordability measures to help students pay less for their learning. "We have frozen housing costs for the fall for about a third of our residence halls. We've renegotiated our dining services package so the annual increases will be significantly smaller. 

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New workforce training center open at OTC Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, MO (01/18/18) - Sparks are hitting the ground on the new 21,600 square feet Workforce Training Center facility at Ozarks Technical Community College. “It’s hot, it’s dirty, and not a lot of people want to do this anymore. But there are a lot of rewards," says welding instructor Brian Towry. "If you come in right now and get five years experience there’s nothing you can’t do and nowhere you can’t go.” 

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Springfield man charged after attempted motorcycle theft, shooting

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Springfield, Mo. -- (1/18/2018) Authorities have charged the Springfield man who shot the owner of a motorcycle after trying to steal it from him. 29-year-old Kyle Evans will face felony charges after attempting to steal a motorcycle at a gas station on East Kearney and shooting the owner before fleeing. The incident occurred in November. Since then, Springfield authorities were given a tip that lead to Evans’ arrest. 

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U.S. military honors late MSU military science faculty member

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MissouriState.edu -- (1/18/2018) Captain Aaron Eidem’s life of service ended while helping people in need.

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Governor Greitens outlines principles for tax reform

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Jefferson City, Mo. -- (1/18/2018) Governor Eric Greitens announced the principles for his plan for state tax reform on Thursday. 

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Firefighters suspend search for Shell Knob woman

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Shell Knob, Mo. -- (1/18/2018) On Tuesday evening, Central Crossing Firefighters were dispatched to a residential structure fire off of H Highway, south of Shell Knob. The reporting party was calling from across the lake stating smoke and flames were visible. Southern Stone and Eagle Rock fire departments were also dispatched at this time for automatic mutual aid assistance. Upon arrival crews found a large three-story home that was nearly entirely engulfed in flames.

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AG Hawley files two lawsuits alleging Sunshine Law violations

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Jefferson City, Mo. – (1/18/2018) Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley today announced that his office has filed lawsuits alleging Sunshine Law violations in two separate Missouri counties.   

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BBB Alerts Consumers about Spoofed Sweepstakes Facebook Scam

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Springfield, Mo. -- (1/18/2018) Better Business Bureau warns consumers to be wary if they receive a prize notification message after interacting with sweepstakes pages on Facebook. 

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Breakfast program gives thousands of students a boost Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.--01/18/2018) Springfield Public Schools has a solution to tackle pervasive problems to some of the district’s poorest schools: breakfast. 

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SPD locates missing child

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - (1/18/18) The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered juvenile and is asking for the public’s assistance. Kaden Glaser, 13, left a facility at 1212 W. Lombard at approximately 11:30 a.m. today, and from there, he traveled southbound on Fort.  Glaser is low-functioning and has the potential to harm himself. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 185 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.

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Bicyclist killed in Greene County

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GREENE COUNTY, Mo. - (1/18/18) A bicyclist was killed after being struck by a vehicle on US 160, just 1 mile south of Springfield. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Jesse Andrews, 30, was riding in the driving lane when the vehicle struck and killed him. Andrews was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Safety a top priority for Greene County jail mailroom

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Springfield, Mo. -- (1/17/2018) For years, the Greene County Sheriff’s Office has made great strides in making communication easier and more meaningful for the inmates and their loved ones.

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Dade County man dies after vehicle struck by train

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Springfield, Mo. -- (1/17/2018) A Dade County man was pronounced dead at a Springfield hospital Wednesday evening after a train struck his vehicle Tuesday afternoon. 

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St. James man charged after shooting

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Springfield, Mo. -- (1/17/2018) On December 23, 2017, the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department investigated a shooting incident on County Road 3520. 

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Shell Knob woman missing after house fire

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Shell Knob, Mo. -- (1/17/2018) Authorities are still searching for a Shell Knob woman who went missing after her home caught on fire Tuesday night. 

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Phelps County man shot, investigation ongoing

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Phelps County, Mo. -- (1/17/2018) Early Tuesday morning, the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department investigated a shooting incident that occurred on County Road 2080. 

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Restoration work to begin on historic Ozark Mill

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Ozark, Mo. -- (1/17/2018) Noted conservationist and Ozarks native Johnny Morris has begun efforts to restore the historic Ozark Mill, a working grain mill that dates back to 1833, with plans to eventually open the Mill to the public.

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6- year-old boy accidentally shoots 7-year-old sister Video included

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(Greene County, Mo.--01/17/18) Greene County Investigators say a 6-year-old boy accidentally shot his 7-year-old sister early this morning on the 2400 block of W. Alta.

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Walmart finds solution to opioid issue Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, MO (01/17/18) In an effort to help curb misused drugs Walmart is launching a first of its kind opioid disposal solution for free.  It’s no secret The Ozarks has an issue with drug problems where emergency rooms see more than 1,000 people a day as a result of not using their opioid medication correctly. “I always say it’s when johnny is going over to play at grandma and grandpas. 

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Fur Kids January edition Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, MO (01/17/18) - Marcie Bowling with Watching Over Whiskers is introducing us to two kittens with two very different personalities named Cocoa and Chance. Cocoa, she is a domestic short hair and she is a tortes shell and chance is a domestic short hair and he's just a good all American Tabby. Chance is Mr. Happy-Go-Lucky. Very outgoing and loves everybody and gets along with other animals. His thing is that he has a condition that mimics diabetes.

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7 year old hospitalized after accidental shooting

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - (1/17/17) On January 17, 2018, Greene County deputies received a 911 call to the 2400 block of W. Alta for a 7 year old child who had been shot in the chest by her 6 year old brother. Preliminary information suggests that an adult guest unknowingly dropped a small firearm in the residence, which was later discovered by a 6 year old child who resides in the home. While playing with the firearm, the 6 year old shot his 7 year old sister.

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County Commissioners offer cooperation in investigation Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (01/16/2018) The Missouri Auditor has not received the go-ahead from Greene County to proceed with her investigation, however in a statement released today, commissioners announced their full cooperation to another office that they believe will fully and effectively investigate the alleged misuse of taxpayer funds. 

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Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week

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Springfield, Mo. -- (1/16/2018) Crime Stoppers has released its Fugitive of the Week, claiming this week’s featured fugitive is a little different from the usual. 

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SPD releases quarterly public safety report

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Springfield, Mo. -- (1/16/2018) During the fourth quarter of 2017, the Springfield Police Department reported an overall decrease in crime by 15 percent. 

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Hotel Vandivort expands as downtown sees record growth

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Springfield, Mo. -- (1/16/2018) Hotel Vandivort has announced that it will be expanding through the construction of an additional 42,000-square-foot building. 

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Missouri Republican state reps call on Gov. Greitens to resign

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Fox2Now.com -- (1/16/2018) The story of Governor Eric Greitens’ infidelity doesn’t seem to be going away. 

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Tips to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning this winter Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, MO (01/16/18) - We see more carbon monoxide poisoning cases in the winter months, causing the Springfield Fire Department to be ready at any moment. “Fire departments respond to about 8 per hour during the winter months," says Cara Erwin with the Springfield Fire Department. "So, it definitely tends to increase, both, during the colder weather and snowy weather.” Erwin explains that Springfield has a few cases every year.

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Blood donations affected by freezing temperatures Video included

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(Springfield, Mo.--01/16/2018) The recent wave of cold weather is prompting many people to stay at home, causing blood supplies in the Ozarks to plummet to dangerously low levels. 

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Pulaski County shooting victims identified

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Pulaski County, Mo. - (1/16/18) Authorities in Pulaski County have identified the four victims involved in a shooting last week. The  two deceased victims are Johnathan D. Graham, age 24 of Crocker and Sherry R. Gann, age 53 of Dixon. The two injured victims are Cassandra M. Gann, age 28 of Crocker and David L. Reeves, age 49 of Dixon. The shooting is still under investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department.

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Tips for safe winter driving Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- 01/15/2018) Colder temperatures bring the possibility for ice and snow, making for slick roads and longer commutes. That's why experts are encouraging drivers to take a few extra steps to prepare for the wintery conditions. To make sure your car is ready to handle the elements, check your tire pressure. Fully inflated tires ensure the best traction on icy roads. 

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MODOT clears snowy roadways Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, MO (01/15/18) - Winter weather has, finally, arrived and with the snow on the ground road crews are out there before you wake up to make sure that your commute is going to be a safe one. MoDOT has about 300 people out and about working to clear the streets. “For our trucks, as large as they are, it’s difficult to plow just an inch of snow off the road," says Bob Becker with MoDOT.

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