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9 massage parlor operators charged Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. –(7/21/17) Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that today, as a continuation of the joint efforts of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Springfield Police Department, Missouri Attorney General’s Office and Greene County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, that nine massage parlor operators have been charged with the class A misdemeanor of operating a massage business without the proper state license. Mr. Patterson stated that these... More>>

New Off Road Track At Lucas Oil Speedway Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/21/17) - Start your engines! The Lucas Oil Speedway is ready to show off their new off road track this weekend! “The thing is that UTV market is very big. A lot of people have them now and we want to give them a place to come and showcase these pro trucks this weekend," says the general manager Dan Robinson. The new course is 1.3 miles.

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One Man in Custody After Possible Bomb Found in Joplin Hotel

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JOPLIN, Mo.--(07/21/2017) At 11:12am this morning, an employee of Fazoli’s, 4027 South Richard Joseph, called to report a male was in their parking lot and had pointed a handgun at them and made threats. Officers responded to the area. Upon their arrival, they could see the male going into Microtel, at 4101 Richard Joseph. Officers immediately entered the hotel and began searching for the suspect. As they located the suspect, he entered a room and closed the door.

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July Pay It Forward Winner Announced Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/19/17) This month we surprised Bob Miner, a Mobile Unit Operator at Community Blood Centers of the Ozarks who loads and unloads trucks -- making smooth transfers to and from blood donation sites. And according to the community, he's saving lives -- one day at a time. Congratulations, Bob! And thank you for serving our community!

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Missing Woman in Douglas County Found

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Update: Judy Parsons has been found. DOUGLAS COUNTY, Mo.--(07/20/2017) The Douglas County Sheriff's office is asking for assistance in locating 77-year-old, Judy Parsons. She was last seen this morning around 8:30AM wearing light blue pants and a tie dye shirt. Parsons is 5" and approximately 125 pounds, she has grayish.brown hair and wearing glasses. Mrs. Parsons does suffer from Alzheimer's and may seem confused. She was last seen in the vicinity of Y hwy and CR 526.

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Watch Live On Fox. OJ Pleads For Freedom

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Former football star O.J. Simpson will gain the attention today when he pleads for freedom. Simpson was charged with arm robbery involving two sprots memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas, Nevada. O.J.

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Promised Land Zoo Opens New Attraction Video included

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BRANSON, Mo. -- (07/21/2017) The Promised Land Zoo held a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday to signify the opening of their newest addition to the park- a drive through zoo tour. The new addition will eventually make the zoo the largest attraction within the Branson city limits. Josh Remenar, Managing Director at the Promised Land Zoo, said, "We're adding 64 acres, so it's about a two and a half mile drive right in the middle of Branson." 

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Court grants AG Hawley’s request for temporary restraining order

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Springfield, Mo. - (7/21/17) Attorney General Josh Hawley and attorneys from the Greene County Prosecutor’s Office brought a temporary restraining order (TRO) against a number of the massage parlors that were raided on Thursday as part of a major crackdown against suspect human trafficking in Springfield, Missouri. 

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AG Hawley To Obtain TRO On Massage Shops

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Springfield, Mo. -- (7/21/17) Attorney General Josh Hawley will meet at the Greene County Circuit Court at 10:00am to seek a temporary restraining order (TRO) against a number of the massage parlors that were raided on Thursday as part of a major crackdown against suspected human trafficking in Springfield, Missouri. If granted by the Court, the TRO will prohibit those activities during the pendency of the civil case filed yesterday.

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Ancient Italian Fossils Reveal Risk Infections

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COLUMBIA, Mo. – (7/21/17) In 2014, a team of researchers led by a paleobiologist from the University of Missouri found that clams from the Holocene Epoch (that began 11,700 years ago) contained clues about how sea level rise due to climate change could foreshadow a rise in parasitic trematodes, or flatworms. The team cautioned that the rise could lead to outbreaks in human infections if left unchecked.

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Opioid Summit Brings The Governor To Springfield Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/20/17) - Governor Greitens joined the city of Springfield today to announce this is his first stop of nine cities to discuss opioids in communities across the state. Governor Greitens announced this week that Missouri is joining 49 other states and, officially, has a drug monitoring program. “Addiction is a modern plague. Last year, in the state of Missouri we lost 900 people to opioid addiction," says Greitens. 

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Human Trafficking Raids Hit Springfield Video included

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Springfield, Mo.  – Attorney General Josh Hawley today took emergency legal action to shut down a series of Southwest Missouri businesses connected to human trafficking. This action follows raids Thursday across the Springfield region by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Attorney General’s Office and other agencies targeting businesses believed to be involved in illegal trafficking.    

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Kidnapping in Republic

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REPUBLIC, Mo.--(07/20/2017) On Sunday, July 16th at approximately 4:00 p.m., Republic Police Department was contacted in reference to a missing 11-year-old female. Information obtained during the initial investigation was that the victim was last seen at approximately 3:00 a.m. on that same date at her home. Once the information was received, a search team was assembled and an intense investigation began.

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Early morning Springfield shooting under investigation

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (07/17/2017) Greene County Deputies are currently investigating a shooting that occurred in the early hours of Monday morning.  At approximately 3:30 AM, deputies responded to a home located in the 3700 block of West Roxbury Street in southwest Greene County after receiving a call from a female who reported hearing several gunshots. When Deputies arrived at the scene, they found a 35-year-old male with gunshot wounds inside the home. 

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Bodies of Jefferson City Teens Found Dead

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.--(07/20/2017) Dantonio McClain and Jacob Foster, both of whom were listed as missing as of late yesterday, have been found within the Moreau River and are deceased. Jefferson City Police, along with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Jefferson City Fire Department, have been investigating the disappearance of the two Jefferson City teens, who were last seen yesterday and reported missing early this morning.

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Record Number of Meals Distributed Through OFH’s Hunger-Relief Network

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/20/2017) Ozarks Food Harvest distributed nearly 16.4 million meals last fiscal year, ending June 30, making it another record year for feeding those in need across the Ozarks. The regional food bank is now more than halfway to its goal of providing 30 million meals to close the meal gap. This includes 677,000 meals attributed to Ozarks Food Harvest’s SNAP outreach to eligible families, generating $3.3 million in economic impact for southwest Missouri.

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Man charged for murder of girlfriend

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/20/17) Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Ellman S. Long, 70, of Springfield, MO has been charged today with murder in the second degree and armed criminal action. Bond has been set at $150,000. On July 19, 2017, Ellman Long entered the lobby of the Springfield Police Department located on Battlefield Road. Long told staff he had shot his girlfriend around midnight the previous night. Greene County Deputies responded to the...

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Man Shot After Pulling Out A Hand Gun During Traffic Stop

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Neosho, Mo. --(7-20-17) A man was shot and killed by an officer after pulling out a hand gun during a traffic stop. The officer was not injured during this incident. The body of the man who was shot has been sent to Kansas City for an autopsy as the investigation continues.

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Rolla Shooting Investigation

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Rolla, MO.- (7/20/17) On July 19, 2017, at approximately 4:03 PM officers responded to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department due to a 21 year old female, who had been transported to the hospital by private vehicle with a single gunshot wound to her head. The victim was immediately airlifted to the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia, MO. 

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Police Investigating Joplin Death

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Joplin, MO- (7/20/17) Joplin Police were called to Mercy Hospital for a medical call, when they arrived, 60 year old Vickey S. Phillips was pronounced deceased. They are conducting a death investigation and an autopsy is being scheduled.  More>>

Hartzler Introduces Bill to Protect Public Housing from Smoke Damage

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WASHINGTON  — (7/20/17)  Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-MO) introduced the Smoke Free Affordable Housing Act (HR3322) today to encourage public housing developers to maintain a healthy environment for residents while protecting the subsidized property from expensive smoking related remediation costs. 

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AT&T is Hiring for 90 Call Center Jobs in Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (7-20-17)  AT&T* is hiring more than 90 entertainment sales and service representatives in Springfield. The jobs are at the company’s downtown call center. Our call center sales representatives work with customers to provide the entertainment and communications products that best meets their needs.   

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Scammers Targeting People That Use Free Public Wifi Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/19/17) - Now, 4 out of 10 Americans use free public wifi at least once a month. Making them the perfect target for a new type of scam. Free public wifi networks could cost you more than you think - the theft of your identity and private information! Scammers are tricking people by creating a wifi name that is almost identical to the real one that you’re trying to use. “If you’re logged into the server they can scan your computer."

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Springfield 'Wheels to Work' update

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(7/19/17) Springfield's 'Wheels to Work' program is now in its fifth week of operation. On Monday and Tuesday of each week, two buses travel two different routes in town, making contact with individuals who are panhandling, and attempting to connect them with employment, housing and other resources. “We really want the public to know that there are some really serious barriers between those who are panhandling and jobs for them,” said Rev. Mark Struck... More>>

$262,000 Jackpot Won in Christian County

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NIXA, Mo.--(07/19/2017) A Nixa woman’s choice to have a Missouri Lottery terminal randomly select her Show Me Cash numbers has resulted in a $262,000 jackpot win. Lori Sullivan purchased her winning Quick Pick ticket from Midtowne Market, 317 Hawthorne Ave., in St. Charles. All five of her numbers – 10, 29, 34, 36 and 37 – were drawn in the June 14 drawing. Midtowne Market received $500 for selling the winning ticket.

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Greene County Sheriff's Deputies Conducting Death Investigation in Eastern Greene County

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/19/2017) On Wednesday, July 19th, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Greene County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a home located in the 5200 block of East Calberts Lane in eastern Greene County where they found a deceased 53-year old female inside with a visible gunshot wound. The investigation is ongoing and an autopsy has been scheduled for later this week to determine the cause of death, pending results from toxicology tests.

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Missouri Joins Five States to Launch Enforcement Blitz Against Speeding

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KANSAS CITY, MO--(07/19/2017) Missouri law enforcement officials have announced they will conduct a speed enforcement blitz throughout the state from July 21-July 23, 2017.  “Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine” is an intensified effort to crack down on speeding. Similar crackdown efforts are occurring across the region in Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

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Two Charged With Murder in Douglas County

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/19/2017) Attorney General Josh Hawley announced today that his office has secured two indictments for murder involving a Douglas County father and son. The first indictment charges James “Lee” Aborn, age 66 of Ava, Missouri with one count of murder in the second degree, one count of assault in the first degree and two counts of armed criminal action for the January 26th shooting that took the life of one man and injured another.

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New Fema Disaster Program Opened in Greene County Video included

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The new Fema recovery center offers support to people and businesses affected by the flooding and storms that occurred between April 28th and May 11th, 2017. People needing the Fema assistance and apply for an SBA low interest disaster loan must register by Tuesday, Aug. 1st, 2017. 

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New program offers Drury education students a fast track to a master’s degree

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo., July 19, 2017 — Drury University’s School of Education and Child Development is offering a new option for students to complete both their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just five years.   The “4+1” program makes it possible for academically qualified and motivated students to begin their 36-hour master’s degree while still an undergraduate, saving them both time and money. Drury is one of the only colleges in the sta... More>>

The Salvation Army To Activate Cooling Center

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Springfield, MO (July 19, 2017) The Salvation Army is activating its Cooling Center and encourages local residents in need of relief from the heat to come to its main office located at 1707 West Chestnut Expressway in Springfield. The Salvation Army’s Cooling Center will be open immediately continuing until 7:00p.m. this evening.  

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Mersadiez Rohr Missing

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EMPHASIS:  Endangered Person Advisory - UPDATE State of Missouri Endangered Person Advisory The Morgan County Sheriff's Department has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 1355 Highway DD, Smithton, MO at 9:30 PM on July 18, 2017. Missing Is: Mersadiez Shiann Rohr a white, female, age 14 Vehicle Information: 

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MSU employee charged with child enticement Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo-(7/18/17) On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, a Greene County Sheriff's Office Detective was investigating Internet solicitations when he located a classified ad from an adult male seeking young female companionship. Through a series of emails between the male [later identified as DANIEL F. ROWLAND] and a GCSO Detective who was posing as a 14-year old female, there were several conversations containing sexually explicit statements authored by 53-year old Rowland. On F...

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Active Shooter Drill On Missouri State Campus Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/18/17) - Run! Hide! Fight! With active shooters on campuses across the nation Missouri State University wants its faculty and students to be prepared if the unfortunate were to ever happen. “We just like to train in the environment we would respond to. So, it’s nice to have a familiarity with the layout with the campus," says Lieutenant Jason Laub.

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Overland Park Priest Removed from Parish Over Accusation of Misconduct with Child

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Fox4news.com--(07/18/2017) A priest in the Kansas City, Kan., diocese, who helps leads the Holy Spirit Catholic Church,  11300 W 103rd Street in Overland Park,  has been removed from his associate pastor position after an accusation was made against him about inappropriate conduct. The accusations involve a minor/child.

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Heat advisory prompts schedule changes

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/18/17) To help residents keep cool and stay safe during National Weather Service-issued Heat Advisories, the Springfield-Greene County Park Board is adjusting outdoor pool and Springfield Skate Park schedules, as well as offering cooling center options.  Pools: When scheduling allows, the Park Board  strives to keep at least one outdoor pool open late during Heat Advisories, including: Wednesday, July 19, Westport Pool, 3100 W. Mt. Vernon... More>>

Springfield police investigate suspicious death

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/18/17) Springfield police responded to a well-being check of a male resident at 750 S. Grant, Apartment B at 8:40 a.m. Police located a deceased male inside the apartment.  Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man's death and are asking anyone who has information about this incident to contact the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810 or make an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers at 417-869-TIPS (8477). An autopsy...

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Sun Dangers and Your Skin Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (07/18/2017) Over nine-thousand people are diagnosed with skin cancer every day in the United States. As the temperatures continue to climb, it's more important than ever to make sure you are protecting your skin. Dr. Scott Bartkoski, a Family Medicine Physician at Mercy Clinic, said, "There are only a few thing we can prevent in medicine and skin cancer is one of them and the best way to do that is protection against the sun." 

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Missouri Soybean Association Meets With McCaskill

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WASHINGTON – U.S - (7/18/17) . Senator Claire McCaskill recently met with members of the Missouri Soybean Association to discuss ways to boost growth in Missouri’s soybean industry, as well as the importance of permitting reform and food security. 

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Following Complaints In Missouri, McCaskill Continues Effort to Improve Postal Service

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WASHINGTON -- (7/18/17) – Following reports from United States Postal Service (USPS) managers in Missouri that their staffing needs have been disregarded, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is calling for answers on what USPS will do to make sure it is maximizing efficiency at post offices in Missouri and across the country. 

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A call for volunteers: PCCC Wants You

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Springfield, Mo. -- (7/18/18) The PGA Web.com Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper on Tuesday issued a call for volunteers, noting that its greatest need at this time is for walking scorers and marshals. The tournament is Aug. 10-13 at Highland Springs Country Club in Springfield. To become a volunteer, visit the tournament website at pricecuttercc.org, or call the tournament office at 417-887- 3400. 

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Missouri Electric Co-Op Youth Program Means Educations And Fun In 2017

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Branson, Mo. – (7/18/17) Stephen Copeland, Ava, and Bethany Miller, Branson, were among the 109 high school students from across Missouri who participated in the Missouri Electric Cooperative CYCLE (Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience) program. The conference was held July 12-14, 2017, in Jefferson City. They were sponsored by White River Valley Electric Cooperative, Branson. Each year in July, an action-filled three days provides high school studen... More>>

Christian County "Don't Drive Drunk, Call A Friend And Think Smart"

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Springfield, Mo. -- (7/18/17) Christian county tweeted "Please don't drive drunk, call a friend and think smart" while sharing a picture of the patrol car that was hit in a DWI crash.  Luckily the officer was uninjured during this incident.

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Finest Fairways: The Ridge Par-4 1st Video included

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In this episode of Finest Fairways, John Adams and the Fox 5 Crew travel to Lake of the Ozarks to take on the par-4 1st hole at The Ridge. 

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Greitens signs PDMP Executive Order Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(7/17/17) Missouri is no longer the only state without a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. An executive order signed today by Governor Eric Greitens, will authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to set up a system that tracks prescriptions given out by doctors and pharmacies in an effort to cut down on the over prescribing of painkillers. Just last year over 900 Missourians lost their lives due to opioid pain killer overdoses.   Misso... More>>

Deputies Investigate A Home Shooting In Springfield Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/17/17) - Greene County Deputies were called to a home at the 3700 block of west Roxbury in Springfield in the early hours of the morning after a woman heard several gunshots. Corp. Cathy Ussery says, “When our deputies arrived they located a 35-year-old male inside with visible gunshot wounds." Ussery says that the victim received life threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital. 

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Standoff Underway in North Springfield

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/17/2017) A man showed up at Cox South hospital with gunshot wounds before 5 p.m., and now police have a house in north Springfield surrounded. Police say shots were fired in the area. The target house is at 742 N. Warren. It's a neighborhood between Chestnut Expressway and Nichols Street. Police have roads in the area blocked. The suspect is inside and the house is surrounded.  The story is still developing. 

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Two Charged with Possession of Controlled Substance in Camden County

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CAMDEN COUNTY--(07/17/2017) Camden County Deputies and the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Task Force served a search warrant on a residence located in the 200 block of Fairlawn Circle, Village of the Four Seasons, Camden County, Mo. As the result of the search warrant, two people were arrested.

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GOP Congresswoman Won’t Seek Senate Seat Held By McCaskill

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Jefferson, Mo. -- (7/17/17) Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler says she will not compete for the Senate seat held by Democrat Claire McCaskill, but will instead run for reelection in her 4th District. 

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Gov. Signs Drug Monitoring Program

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Missouri is no longer the only state without a prescription drug monitoring program.  Republican Gov. Eric Greitens on Monday signed an executive order establishing a drug monitoring program that will focus on those prescribing the drugs and filling the prescriptions. Greitens says the state’s approach could potentially become a national model. 

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Salvation Army Back To School Assistance Sign Up Begins Today

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Springfield, Mo. -- (July 17, 2017) The Salvation Army will begin taking applications for its 2017 Back-to-School Assistance Program today, Monday, July 17. Families seeking assistance for the upcoming school year can apply at The Salvation Army’s main office located at 1707 West Chestnut Expressway.  

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Springfield Fire Department Takes Steps To Reduce Job-Related Injuries

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Springfield, Mo. -- (7/17/17) Each year, Springfield Firefighters must perform a physical agility test (PAT) to ensure they can still meet the physical requirements of the job. This year, instead of solely focusing on whether they can meet the requirements of the job description by doing basic tasks, they will be evaluated on how well and safely they move during those firefighting activities. 

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Kids Sewing Day Brings Joy Hospital Patients Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/14/17) - Each year, Cox Health volunteers create thousands of blankets and pillows that are given to patients in the hospital. “Children need to know and learn to give back to their community. And what better way than helping sewing things for the patients," says assistant director of volunteer services Stephanie Spradeling. And every item will go to patients of all ages!

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Suspect in custody after Springfield standoff

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo-(7/14/17) The suspect wanted for a Thursday shooting in Springfield is in the hospital after shooting himself during a standoff Friday afternoon. Springfield Police surrounded a home on the 4300 Block of West Madison in West Springfield, after the suspect wanted in Thursday's shooting was followed to that residence.  Neighbors nearby were told to shelter in their homes as law enforcement tried to make contact with the suspect for hours. Rachel Newkirk had her wee... More>>

Second McDonald County Escapee Captured

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On Thursday Evening at Approximately 730 pm, a vehicle which matched the description of the escapees from McDonald County, had been located off Golf Range Road in Reeds Spring, Missouri.  The vehicle was off the roadway a considerable distance and was abandoned.  An extensive search of the area was conducted by the Stone County Sheriff’s Office, Mo.

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Springfield Woman Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/14/2017) Marya Von Brandt, 23, of Springfield, Missouri, entered a guilty plea yesterday to involuntary manslaughter in the first degree and armed criminal action for events which occurred on November 6, 2012. Ms. Von Brandt admitted to recklessly killing Mr. Kevin Engh by shooting him. The Honorable Thomas Mountjoy sentenced Ms. Von Brandt in accordance with the plea agreement.

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False Missing Child Report

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/14/2017) The Greene County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Hood's Truck Stop located in the area of South State Highway K and West Interstate 44 in western Greene County after a female reported her 10-year-old daughter missing.  According to the mother, 40-year-old Rebecca Lawson, and her daughter were traveling when they stopped at the gas station.

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Vereen Relinquishes Commandancy of MP School; Martin to be Next Commandant

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/14/2017) Brig. Gen. Kevin Vereen is slated to relinquish commandancy of the U.S. Army Military Police School in a ceremony scheduled at 9 a.m., Friday on the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Plaza here. Brig. Gen. Donna Martin, currently the U.S. Army Recruiting Command deputy commanding general at Fort Knox, Kentucky, will replace Vereen as the USAMPS commandant. Vereen will head to Fort Knox as the USAREC deputy commanding general of operations.

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Kids Fun Day and Junior Golf Clinic Draws 150 Kids

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/14/2017) Ever since the Recession, the Hoover family of Aurora is like many others – looking for a good, affordable entertainment, especially if it’s free. Which is why the Kids Fun Day and Junior Golf Clinic presented by the Missouri Golf Association, a free event, was circled on their calendar. Turns out, the Hoovers were among a crowd of 180 – mostly school kids – who turned out Friday for the big day at Highland Springs Country Club.

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Dr. Amy DeMelo Named President Of Cox College

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After a nationwide search, the trustees of Cox College are pleased to announce that Dr. Amy DeMelo has been chosen as the college’s next president. “I am honored to have been given this great opportunity,” says Dr. DeMelo. 

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Springfield Little Theatre Announces Auditions For The Miracle Worker

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Springfield, MO – (7/14/17) Springfield Little Theatre (SLT) is pleased to hold auditions for the second show of its 2017-2018 season, The Miracle Worker, on Monday or Tuesday, August 28 or 29 at 7pm at the historic Landers Theatre. Callbacks are Wednesday, August 30 at 7pm. An audition workshop is offered on Tuesday, August 22 at 7pm. 

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McCaskill Meets With Missouri Public School Leaders

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WASHINGTON – (7/14/17) U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill met with public school board members and administrators from across Missouri in a series of recent meetings to discuss the impact of proposed federal budget cuts on Missouri public schools as well as other issues facing rural school districts.

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Deputies Search For Possible Abducted 10-Year Old Female; Child Safely Located And Mother Detained

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On Friday, July 14, 2017, Greene County Sheriff's Deputies responded to Hood's Truck Stop located in the area of South State Highway K and West Interstate 44 in western Greene County after a female reported her 10-year old daughter missing..

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Disabled child's car destroyed by vandals Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(7/13/17) A Springfield family is looking for answers after vandals set fire to a vintage car in their driveway. The car was a birthday present given to their seven year old son Nino. Nino suffers from a genetic disorders that leaves him confined to a wheelchair.  While Nino will never be able to drive a vehicle on his own, he loved taking rides in the 1970 Mustang Mach 1 that his grandfather restored. According to his father, the car, which Nino calls 'Pumpkin'... More>>

Shepherd of the Hills Returning With New Attractions Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, MO (07/13/17) - The Shepherd of the hills is returning for another season. And with new owners we’re going to be seeing some new attractions coming and even some old ones will be returning. “Shepherd of the Hills historic homestead will be in full force this year," says director of the play Keith Thurman. It’s a part of a lot of peoples story here in the Ozarks. 

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Man Arrested For Arson

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(07/13/2017) One man is in custody tonight in connection to a house fire in the 1400 block of west lynn street 56- year-old, David Gaba was arrested for Second Degree Arson and is being held in the Greene County Jail. The home was recently vacated but still partially furnished. The fire damaged both the inside and outside of the home. One firefighter was evaluated on scene for heat exhaustion. More>>

Inmates Escape From McDonald County Jail; One located

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MCDONALD COUNTY, MISSOURI -- (7/12/17)  Authorities are looking for two escaped inmates in McDonald County, Missouri. The sheriff's office says it appears that John Weeks and Christopher Walker were able to get the shower heads off and went up through an a/c duct and out through the new construction. Authorities discovered they were missing during a head count during supper. No more information is being released at this time. More>>

The Missouri Attorney General’s Human Trafficking Initiatives Will Not Be Deterred By Legal Sidestepping

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Jefferson City, Mo.  –  (7/13/17) Today, Backpage.com sought to block an investigation by the Missouri Attorney General’s Office in federal court. The company filed a lawsuit, which states that they are protected by federal law and the First Amendment from any claims made against them regarding alleged sex-trafficking activity. 

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Task Force Examines Ways To Improve Missouri’s Prisons

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Jefferson City, Mo. -- (7/13/17) A task force was chosen to make changes to the Missouri Prison system.  The task force put together by Governor Eric Greitens, is exploring many of the issues facing the state’s criminal justice system. The state Corrections department has had a lot of cases reported that range from corruption to intimidation and harassment that have cost the state millions of dollars in settlements. 

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Officials warn of dangerous intersection

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ROGERSVILLE, Mo. (7/12/17) A day after a fatal crash at the intersection of Highway 60 and Industry Road in Rogersville left a woman dead and two others seriously injured, officials are warning that this isn't nearly the first accident at this intersection. Logan-Rogersville Fire Chief Rich Stirts says his crews respond to wrecks at this intersection about a half dozen times a year, "“That crossover is what is getting people, until those are done, Missourians will continue ... More>>

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