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(img1)Contact KY3: Scam of the Week Aug. 20 (3)

Contact KY3: Scam of the Week Aug. 20

Chances are you get the occasional telemarketing call.

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(img1)Contact KY3: Scam of the Week Aug. 15 (1)

Contact KY3: Scam of the Week Aug. 15

She thought she was helping out Missouri State University athletes, but that wasn't the case at all.

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(img1)Contact KY3: Scam of the Week Aug. 8

Contact KY3: Scam of the Week Aug. 8

A call from Microsoft and buying packages for soldiers.

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Marion County jail crowding

Northwest Arkansas County pushing for state to relieve jail problem

One northwest Arkansas county is pushing for the state to do something about jail and prison overcrowding.

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Man pleads guilty to trafficking caviar from Missouri paddlefish

A pregnant paddlefish can have about 20 pounds of eggs and those eggs can be sold as caviar for as much as $35 an ounce.

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Tony Stewart opts out of Saturday's NASCAR race at Bristol

Jeff Burton will once again replace Stewart in his No. 14 car.  This is Stewart's third straight race missed following a deadly accident at a dirt track in New York.

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Arkansas student injured at fraternity house

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Police at Arkansas State University say an 18-year-old student was badly hurt by a flying piece of a broken golf club at a fraternity house.

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Ferguson outsiders

Officer who pointed gun at protesters in Ferguson suspended

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Officials say a police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them.

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(img1)Ethan does Ice Bucket Challenge

WATCH: KY3's Ethan Forhetz takes ice bucket challenge for ALS; wait till you see who he challenged

KY3's Ethan Forhetz answered the call to take the ice bucket challenge for ALS.  The chilly act of charity got a laugh from Ethan and Sara's girls.  Wait till you see the three people he challenged.

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Springfield Chamber hires new president

Chamber hires former home builder's leader to succeed Jim Anderson

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VIDEO: The Garden Spot talks irrigation

Steve and Dan discuss keeping the Garden Spot well watered.

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Leanne in Ferguson

VIDEO: Leanne Gregg reports on arrival of U.S. Attorney General

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visits Ferguson, Mo. Wednesday,

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Peanut butter recall announced

Products recalled over Salmonella concerns.

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Man arrested after high speed chase in Ozark

Police say man was driving stolen SUV.

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Fire marshals investigating arsons in vacant houses

Investigators report three arson fires in vacant houses in August

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ATV accident

ATV accident kills woman in Dent County

Woman killed when thrown from ATV.

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Brita bottles

CPSC recalls kids' water bottle

Bottle can break and create a hazard for lacerations.

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Ferguson outsiders

Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police and protesters in Ferguson have shared the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.

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Higher education

Local colleges listed among best in region

Survey gives highest marks to MUST, MU and U of A.

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Video: Heat wave builds

Highs will remain in the 90s for the next several days.

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Springfield survey results: people happier, want better streets

Survey shows improved overall satisfaction; people less happy with traffic, street maintenance

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MSU showcases its new soccer field

MSU's soccer field is complete. The men's soccer team is preparing for their first game.

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Springfield seniors' ACT scores edged up last spring

The Springfield School District's 2014 graduating class outperformed state and national average composite scores on ACT exams.

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Family and friends remember Golden City girl murdered

Family and friends remember Golden City girl murdered a year ago

One year after Adriaunna Horton was murdered, her loved ones gather at the park where she was kidnapped to remember her life.

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Tackling the heat on the football field

Tackling the heat: High school football teams practice during soaring temps

Nixa High School football players are practicing kicks and catches, while tackling the effects of the heat

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WATCH: Evangel University puts new twist on ALS ice bucket challenge

New Evangel University President Dr. Carol Taylor took the ice bucket challenge for ALS Tuesday.  But she wasn't the only one.  Watch as her staff put a unique twist on the cold challenge with the help of the Evangel football team. (Courtesy Evangel University)

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Pictures: Remembering Adriaunna Horton, one-year later

The community of Golden City gathered Tuesday evening to remember Adriaunna Horton. The young girl was abducted from the town's park, then murdered one-year ago. A prayer vigil was held, which included a balloon release in her honor. Adriaunna would have been 13-years-old this year. The man accused of killing her, Bobby Bourne Junior, is set to stand trial next September.

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NBC s Leanne Gregg Atmosphere remains tense in Ferguson

NBC's Leanne Gregg: Atmosphere remains tense in Ferguson

Police are bracing for more violence on Tuesday night after 10 nights of unrest and violence.

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(img1)Contact KY3: How much does it cost to raise a child?

Contact KY3: How much does it cost to raise a child?

Parents would say their children are priceless.

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Police motorcycle training in Springfield

Police officers from all over train on Harleys in Springfield

A parking lot full of Harleys and orange cones in southern Springfield has drawn lawmen from as far away as Brazil.  It's the first police motorcycle training course in Springfield.

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Missouri Rehabilitation Center Mt. Vernon

Mount Vernon considers future after biggest employer closes; faithfuls look to the Lord

Mount Vernon is doing what it can to keep its future and economy alive, after the Missouri Rehab Center closes.

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Jefferson Ave.-Bennett St. wall reconstruction

Crews start lowering new bridge walls on Bennett Street in Springfield

Their project will fix a problem that engineers and planners didn't foresee when Bennett and the bridge were rebuilt over the past several months.

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Hundreds gather to celebrate Hailey Owens Birthday

Hundreds remember Hailey Owens on her birthday

Family and friends of Hailey Owens celebrated what would have been her 11th Birthday.

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Money, $100 bills

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$21,000 falls off money truck after stop at financially-strapped casino

The cash is missing after falling from the roof of an armored truck that had picked it up from a soon-to-be-closed Atlantic City casino.

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Ice Cold Facts: KY3's Ned Reynolds answers ice bucket challenge

Kim Bell, the wife of former Glendale High School baseball coach Howard Bell, challenged KY3's Ned Reynolds to take the ice bucket challenge.  He gladly accepted with a message for you.  Howard Bell died of ALS.

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Christopher Collings

High court upholds conviction for murder of Rowan Ford

Christopher Collings faces a death penalty for the rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl in November 2007.  A jury convicted him in March 2012.

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Rick Perry discusses indictment


Perry courts 2016 presidential primaries in spite of contested indictments

The potential Republican presidential candidate could be forced to sit for a booking photo and fingerprinting after a political dispute that roiled Texas politics.

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Missouri's Carl Edwards joins new NASCAR team

Carl Edwards will join Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015, owner and founder Joe Gibbs announced at a press conference Tuesday morning. "We're going forward knowing we've got to win," Gibbs said. "I'm going to be so excited going to the race track."

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New dental clinic for uninsured kids opens in Bolivar

The clinic is part of Citizens Memorial Hospital's Miles for Smiles Dental program.

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State begins verifying petition signatures for Arkansas' minimum wage ballot issue

The proposal would raise Arkansas' minimum wage to $7.50 an hour.

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Giraffe born Aug. 18, 2014

Giraffe calf arrives at Dickerson Park Zoo

The zoo in Springfield now has nine giraffes.

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Kansas City police officer vents about Ferguson shooting; internal review follows

A Kansas City Police Department officer faces an internal review after venting on social media about the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson.  Bonyen Lee reports on what the post included. (COURTESY CNN/KCTV)

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EPA launches criminal probe into Tyson discharge

MONETT, Mo. (AP) — Tyson Foods is the subject of a federal criminal investigation of its role in the discharge of a food supplement into a southwest Missouri town's wastewater treatment plant.

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New Generic Crash

Man killed while riding on scooter

Crash happened north of Branson.

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Video: Rain chance dwindling

A few showers could fall today but most spots will stay dry.

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Biggest Loser contestant motivating others

Life after Loser: Local reality show contestant motivates others to get fit

Marie Pearl has re-adjusted to life after the show. The Springfield-area resident was a participant on the most-recent season of 'The Biggest Loser' on NBC.  KY3's Mike Landis spoke with Peal about how she's helping motivate others to make life changes.

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Ban on low-flying aircraft over Ferguson extended

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has extended a ban on flights operating below 3,000 feet over Ferguson, Missouri, for a week "to provide a safe environment for law enforcement activities."

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(img1)Nelly shows up in Ferguson

WATCH: Rapper Nelly walks with protestors on the streets of Ferguson

Monday, rapper Nelly walked the streets of Ferguson.  Nelly told CNN he supported and I loved and everything should be behind the Brown family right now.  

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Pictures: Celebrating Hailey Owens' 11th birthday

Hundreds gathered Monday evening to celebrate the life of Hailey Owens. The little girl, who would have turned 11-years-old today, was kidnapped and murdered seven-months ago. The birthday celebration featured live music, food and a lantern launch.  Dozens of bikers hit the pavement to ride in her honor. Some even decorated their bikes and cars with pink and purple streamers & bandannas...…

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New regulations for former Riverside Inn property

New regulations for former Riverside Inn property

A piece of county-owned land in Ozark has become a popular spot for those coming to enjoy the Finley River.  It's the site of the former Riverside Inn restaurant.  But a new county ordinance puts restrictions on how that area can be used.

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(img1)Community farms help families eat local produce

Community farms help families eat local produce

Perhaps you don't have a green thumb or the time to take care of a garden.

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Security expert Officer s belief is key in deadly shooting

Springfield security expert helps police commanders in Ferguson

Springfield native Steve Ijames, a retired Springfield Police Department administrator, is trying to help ease the escalating violence in Ferguson.

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Greene County Commission OKs new fee for criminal cases

The fee will be used to build and maintain courts buildings.

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National Park Service banning drones from more park land

In June, the National Park Service directed all parks to take steps to prohibit the use of the increasingly popular aircraft often used to take photos.

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Ferguson protests

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Police enforce 'static assembly' ban in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police enforcing an order against static assembly have arrested at least two protesters in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer fatally shot an unarmed black teen.

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Police investigation

Baxter County unsolved crime: 2 burglaries at 1 home

The break-ins were last spring in the Jordan area, south of Norfork Lake.

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Toddler who died was hit by aunt's car

Police released the boy's name on Monday afternoon.

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Chiefs take down Dallas, 17-16

Kansas City Chiefs' Charles sidelined by freak slip down hill

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The status of Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles remains in question after he missed Sunday night's preseason game in Carolina because of a bruised foot.

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Police in Ferguson


Missouri Governor Nixon explains decision to lift curfew Monday night in Ferguson

Governor explains why he's removing curfew in statement released Monday around noon.

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WATCH: Security expert from Springfield reveals what's next for Ferguson

Steve Ijamaes consults police departments around the world.  He is advising law enforcement in Ferguson too.  He talked to KY3's Sara Forhetz about how to control the streets at night.

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WATCH: Soldier gives kids surprise behind home plate at Springfield Cardinals game

A soldier, who had just come home from a nine-month deployment , surprised his three children Sunday at the Springfield Cardinals game.  Staff Sergeant Billy Bunch's son threw out the first pitch for his 7th birthday, not knowing his dad was the catcher until the catchers mask was removed.  We want to say 'thank you' to Staff Sergeant Bunch, and the other soldiers who came home Sunday, for your…

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Coroner for Brown

Lawyer: Autopsy shows unarmed teen repeatedly shot in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The attorney for the family of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by police says a private autopsy confirms witness accounts that he was shot multiple times.

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Missouri governor sends National Guard to Ferguson

Highway patrol remains in command of law enforcement in the city.

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Slideshow: Paul, Maria & Brandon take ice bucket challenge

The Ozarks Today team took the ALS ice bucket challenge up a notch thanks to the Springfield Fire Dept.

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One man dead after fight with brother in Ozark County

Sheriff says victim suffered serious head wound.

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