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Missouri counties receiving a total of $19 million for jailing inmates Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, MO (09/25/17) - Nearly $19 million is owed by the state to Missouri counties. The State Corrections Department says funding and invoicing backlog has led to delayed payments for jailing inmates who end up going to prison. “This is the reimbursement the state gives us for housing and feeding and medicating the state prisoners," says Greene County presiding commissioner Bob Cirtin.

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Bass Pro, Cabela's complete merger

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Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s (CAB) put the finishing touches on their merger Monday, announcing the completion of a $4.2 billion deal to combine the two outdoor retailers. Springfield, Missouri-based Bass Pro, which also owns boat maker White River Marine Group and outdoor-themed resorts, has said it will continue to run Cabela’s as a standalone brand. “We are excited to unite these iconic American brands to better serve our loyal customers and fellow outdoor...

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Man charged in Republic stabbing

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.—(9/25/17) Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Christopher Brock Manuel, 35, of Republic, Missouri has been charged Monday with murder in the second degree and armed criminal action in the stabbing death of Bill A. Dauzat. Bond was set at $500,000.00. Mr. Patterson cautions that the charges contained in the felony complaint are merely allegations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

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Fugitive of the week

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Springfield, Mo. -- (9/25/17) Rachelle Coble has numerous active felony warrants from both Christian County and Greene County. She is a white female, approximately 5'9", 160 lbs, with brown hair and hazel eyes. She is known to use drugs and exhibit violent behavior. Law enforcement would appreciate any assistance locating Coble as she is believed to still be in Springfield. 

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One dead after boat explosion

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Springfield, MO. -- (9/25/17) One person is dead and another is seriously injured after a boat exploded sunday afternoon. The highway patrol says it happened at the gas pumps outside mariners pier 31 in Camdenton.  The marina owner says the boat owner was having trouble starting his boat. A passenger poured some gasoline on the engine and says thing went wrong after that. 

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Airport security wait times increased

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Springfield, Mo. -- (9/25/17) Wait times at the Springfield airport may increase during the next few weeks. That’s due to new security measures at the security checkpoint. Beginning next Sunday, October 1, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will require that all electronics, bigger than a cell phone, be removed from bags and placed in bins for X-ray screening.

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Storm damage causes power outages

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West Plains, MO -- (09/25/17) An overnight storm caused some damage in West Plains. Strong winds from the storm blew roofs off of a couple buildings and caused power outages in the town. Clean-up crews had to shut down a portion of Washington Avenue in order to clean up debris in the road. No injuries were reported. Photo courtesy of Ozark Radio News. More>>

Body found in Lake of the Ozarks cove

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Lake Ozark, MO -- (09/25/17) A Kansas woman drowned at the Lake of the Ozarks over the weekend. Amy Miller, 50, was found floating in a cove off the main channel by kayakers. Miller was found dead September 24, around 8:30 AM. The highway patrol did not say if they were looking for Miller or what caused the drowning. More>>

Teenager fatally crashes into tree

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Greene County, MO -- (09/25/17) A teenager was killed in a late night car crash on Farm Road 182, 500 feet West of Battlefield, MO. Michael White, 18, died on September 24th around 9:30 PM, after the vehicle he was driving ran off the roadway and hit a tree. The report says White was driving at a high rate of speed prior to the accident.

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Fourth person charged with death of missing teen

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Houston, Mo -- UPDATE (09/25/17) A fourth person has been charged in the connection to the murder of a Texas County teenager.

James Grigsby, 25, is charged with abandonment of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence. Grigsby was arraigned Monday.

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WWII vet supporting kneeling NFL players

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--(9/25/17)  97-year-old World War II veteran from Springfield kneeled in support of protesting NFL players, saying the athletes “have every right to protest.” The picture of John Middlemas on one knee and supporting the athletes has become a viral social media sensation. The vet’s photo was taken and posted with the #TakeAKnee hashtag by his grandson, Brennan Gilmore, who quoted his 97-year-old grandfather saying, “Those kids have e... More>>

Half price admission to zoo on McDonald’s Day

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Springfield, MO – (9/25/17) Experience all the fun and festivities at Dickerson Park Zoo on McDonald’s Day, Saturday, September 30, and get ½ price admission for children and adults. On McDonald’s Day, kids may complete a zoo eye spy game to receive a coupon for a free McDonald’s ice cream cone. 

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Wonders of Wildlife Opens to Public

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(SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- 09/22/17) It's been nine years in the making and the countdown has finally come to an end for the city of Springfield.  Johnny Norris Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium is finally opened to the public.

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Joplin armed robbery

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Joplin, Mo. --(9/25/17) On September 24, 2017, officers were dispatched to 1221 East 32nd , Dollar General, for an armed robbery. A male had entered the store, produced a handgun and demanded money.

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CTE findings raise concern

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- (09/22/2017) New findings have revealed that former NFL football star, Aaron Hernandez, was suffering from a severe form of the degenerative brain disease  CTE at the time of his suicide. "CTE stands for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, and it is a deposition of protein, or think of it as scar tissue inside the brain that occurs with damage to the brain," said Shannon Woods, Medical Director with Sports Medicine at Cox Health.

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Man charged for abandoning corpse

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.- -(9/22/17) Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson announces that Keelan M. Miller, 22, of Sedalia, Missouri has been charged today with the felonies of abandonment of a corpse and tampering with physical evidence.  These charges stem from events which occurred on November 13, 2016, in which the body of Camille Crews was located outside an apartment building at 2010 E. Page in Springfield, Missouri.  Miller is currently in the Greene County Jail wi...

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Man makes terrorist threats toward Norfork schools

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Baxter County, MO -- (09/22/17)  A Baxter County man, Evan Michael Thompson, 19, was arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies this afternoon after he posted alarming statements on Facebook concerning the Norfork Public Schools.

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Rolla mom jailed after kids test positive for meth, heroin

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Fox2now.com -- (09/22/17) The Phelps County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office indicted a 20-year-old Rolla woman after her children tested positive for several drugs. According to Sheriff Richard Lisenbe, deputies arrested Kaylee Bradshaw in Newburg, Missouri on Thursday. She was charged with two counts of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child. Bradshaw was jailed on $100,000 bond.

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Body found on Washington Univ. in St. Louis Campus

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Fox2now.com -- (09/22/17) Work at a construction site on the Washington University campus was suspended. The school says a police investigation is underway after a body was found. The large construction site is located along Skinker Boulevard and Brooking drive on the Danforth Campus. The University says campus police are investigating. The construction came to a halt early this morning. 

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Suicide survivor raises awareness for Suicide Prevention Month

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(SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- 09/21/17) A new report from the National Alliance on Mental Health shows a rise in suicides across the city of Springfield, and there are no signs of the trend slowing down.

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Update: Officer-involved shooting in Monett

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MONETT, Mo. -- (09/08/2017) On Friday evening, around 5 o'clock, officers were dispatched to a Monett residence for a reported overdose. After arriving at the scene, an officer confronted the subject and the situation escalated. The Monett Police Department Officer discharged his weapon, hitting the subject. The subject was transported by ambulance away from the scene and was later pronounced dead.

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Camden County man arrested after shots fired

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Camden, Co. -- (9/22/17) A Camden County Deputy responded to a residence on Red Barn Road, Osage Beach, Mo., reference a runaway 13 year old female. The girl had run into the woods prior to the arrival of the Deputy. While the Deputy was walking the powerline, he repeatedly identified himself and called her name in hopes that she would exit and talk to him. 

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Arrest made on disturbance with a weapon

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Joplin, MO. -- (9/22/17) On September 21, 2017, Officers were dispatched to a call at 132 South St. Louis. The caller said there was a disturbance in the residence and a male had fired a gun. An officer and a trainee were right by the location when the call came out, and arrived immediately. 

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Missouri crews return from helping with Florida clean up

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Jefferson City, Mo. – (9/22/17) The 58 Missouri Department of Transportation employees and 18 Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ State Parks employees have returned home from Florida after more than a week’s worth of helping clear roads and parks in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The MoDOT employees from across Missouri left for Florida on Sept. 12 and returned home last night.

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Convoy of Hope receives generous donation and ready to help Mexico Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, MO (09/21/17) - In just recent months, Convoy of Hope has been scattered in different parts of the world helping with natural disaster relief. With large teams in parts of Texas, Florida, The Virgin Islands, and Turks and Caicos Convoy is, now, looking to head south of the border. Jeff Nene, a spokesperson with Convoy of Hope says, “We have a team on standby to go into Mexico and a team to go into Puerto Rico as soon as both of those areas are deemed safe.

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