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Mercy Volunteers Crucial to Hospital Video included

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Springfield, MO.- (4/25/17)  Volunteers offer a great deal of help to many organizations, but for Mercy Hospital, they’re more than just a helping hand “So, our volunteers are our lifeline at mercy. They do a variety of things in the hospitals, and clinics, and without them, we could do what we do” Last year, 750 mercy volunteers spent more than 116,000 hours at the hospital helping those in need that’s over 9000 hours a month.

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Republic teen tried as adult in murder case

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (04/25/2017) A Republic teenager will be tried as an adult in the murder of 80-year-old Mary J Shisler. Trystan Westrip, 17, was charged with first degree murder, armed criminal action, tampering with a motor vehicle and attempted arson. In October of 2016, Shisler's body was found in a wooded area near her home in Strafford and her vehicle was missing.  

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Jury convicts man in murder of stepfather

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – (04/25/17) Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Austen D. May, 20, of Springfield, Missouri, was convicted today by a Greene County jury in a July 2016 shooting that occurred at 843 S. Nettleton Avenue in Springfield. May was found guilty of the single count of unlawful use of a weapon by shooting at a person contained in the felony information for events that took place on July 2, 2016.

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MSU Unveils Severe Storm Shelter Video included

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Springfield, MO.- (4/24/17) It may not look like much from the outside but through the one foot concrete walls, now lies one of the safest places in Springfield. “Its got restroom faculties, its got water, a backup generator in the event that we are to lose power, and so it will provide a relatively comfortable and safe space” Missouri State University has just unveiled it 1.8 million dollar FEMA safe room,  optimized for severe weather scenarios.

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Apartment fire leaves 50 people homeless

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GRANDVIEW, Mo -- (04/24/2017) A massive apartment fire that broke out Sunday afternoon in Grandview, Mo. has left at least 50 people homeless and has sent five to the hospital.  The fire started around 3 p.m. at Cloverleaf Apartment Complex due to an electrical outlet explosion that residents said could have been avoided.  

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Second defendant in murder trail takes plea agreement

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Springfield, Mo – (4/24/17) A second defendant has accepted a plea agreement in the 20-14 murder of Christopher Younes. Gabriella Shields, 29, avoided a trial and pleaded guilty today to 2nd degree murder and armed criminal action. Her original charge was 1st degree murder. Shields' sentencing date has been set for July 17.

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Eleven year old child responsible for fire

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Springfield, Mo - (4/24/17) The fire department has determined that a local house fire was a case of a child playing with matches. The fire broke out Monday morning on the 1200 block of North Colgate, a few blocks east of 160. No one was hurt, but the fire did about $500 worth of damage. The child who started the fire, whose name has not been released, has been referred to juvenile court.

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Additional animal abuse charges for 3 in Pulaski County

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Pulaski County, MO - (4/24/17) New charges have been filed against three people in Pulaski County stemming from an ongoing animal abuse case. Deborah Peters, 59, now faces thirty counts of felony animal abuse as a prior offender. Police discovered that Peters previously pled guilty to animal abuse in Morgan County and is currently on probation for those charges. Michele Peters, 21, and Anthony Sisto, 24, have been charged with thirty counts of misdemeanor animal abuse.

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Nixa Junior High Students Face Child Porn Allegations

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SPRINGFIELD, MO (04/21/17) - A few dozen phones were confiscated by the Nixa Police Department. Drew Douglas with the City of Nixa says it’s because a report of some inappropriate photos had been shared among the junior high students. Nixa Police were alerted that some images being shared among the students could possibly contain child pornography. 

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Mother of Haiey Owens asks prosecutor to accept plea deal

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Springfield, Mo – (4/21/19) Stacey Barfield, the mother of Hailey Owens, has asked prosecutors to accept a plea deal in the case of her daughter’s murderer. It’s been just over three years since Owens, who was 10 at the time, was taken from a street near her home in West Springfield. Witnesses described Craig Wood. Authorities found Owens’ body wrapped up in his basement mere hours later.

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Graduating Students Have Difficulty Finding Work Video included

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Springfield, MO.- (4/4/17) It’s the question students hear probably all too often… ‘Do you have a job lined up after you graduate?’ "Nope". That's the answer that many students will have for you, no matter where you go. The transition from student to employee can be rough. Kendall Brothers, a senior at Drury University says, “A lot of people don’t know exactly the right direction, especially if your major is really broad"

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