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Police: Youth facility employee accused of having sex with teenage resident

A youth program, and one of its employees, finds itself at the center of a police investigation.  An employee of Great Circle, formerly Boys and Girls Town, is accused of a sex crime against a teenager living there.

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Cut and paste forecast

Find out what happened 156 years ago yesterday and when rain may fall over the Labor Day holiday by watching the forecast.

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Pit bull owner won t claim dog

The owner of a pit bull who attacked another dog won't come forward

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is looking for the owner of a pit bull seen attacking a golden retriever on security camera in North Springfield. The health department says the owner has not claimed the dog and the phone numbers they have tried to reach him at are not working numbers.

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New Ferguson report offers lessons on handling protests

Federal report reveals police tactics that antagonized demonstrators

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Branson Storage Unit Thefts

WATCH: Branson Police need help identifying storage unit burglars

Two Burglars caught on camera in Branson. A man and a woman believed responsible for a series of storage unit burglaries.

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Pictures: 'Slide the City' visits northwest Arkansas

'Slide the City' set up in Fayetteville, Arkansas over the weekend for a unique float trip.  The event features a 1000 foot 'Slip 'n Slide' that took riders down the city's famous Dickson Street.     

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Pictures: Microburst damages a dock and homes Monday near Protem, Missouri

Phyllis Loveall and Carol Hess snapped these pictures of damage after a microburst touched down Monday near the Blue Water Resort near Protem, Missouri.  Blue Water Resort had significant damage to one of the docks and some minor damage to nearby homes.  

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Great lake weather this weekend

Great lake weather this weekend

The dry weather will continue for several more days. However there is a chance for rain over the Labor Day weekend. Find out which day may be wet by watching the forecast.

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MoDOT says 640 bridges are critical with no funds for fixes

List of Missouri deteriorating bridges keeps growing

MoDOT says replacing all the critical bridges would cost more than $820 million, which is impossible with current funding.

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Teen faces robbery charge in adult court after man was stabbed in Lake Norfork

The victim said he was lured into Lake Norfork and stabbed more than half a dozen times by a woman and a teenage girl.

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RPCS plans 4 new groceries in Springfield - not Price Cutter

RPCS plans 4 new grocery stores for Springfield

With just two weeks until the big grand opening, workers are stocking the shelves at the new King Cash Saver on West Battlefield Road. 

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Police investigation

Inmate's death after fall at jail is under investigation

Webster County Sheriff Roye Cole says Charles Lahm, 40, had a seizure while he was sleeping in the top bunk and fell off, hitting his head on the concrete floor.

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(img1)Angie's List: Don't fall for the "extra materials" scam (1)

Angie's List: Don't fall for the "extra materials" scam

The excess asphalt was dumped on the street and splashed onto her car.

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(img1)Consumer Reports: Consider these student discounts (1)

Consumer Reports: Consider these student discounts

At Banana Republic, J.Crew, and Madewell stores, it’s just a matter of flashing a student ID card to get a 15 percent discount.

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(img1)Consumer Reports: My cell phone gave me tendonitis (1)

Consumer Reports: My cell phone gave me tendonitis

When texting or using a cell phone, we sometimes overuse your hands and wrists, and that causes a receptive-stress injury, or tendonitis.

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Archbishop assails Trump over repealing birthright citizenship

Philadelphia's Archbishop says Trump's proposal to end birthright citizenship is "a profoundly bad idea" and would undermine a pillar of America's identity.

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Tony Stewart NASCAR

Tony Stewart will drive retro-inspired Bass Pro Shops car at Darlington

Tony Stewart will race in the Southern 500 at Darlington Speedway on Sunday night.  You can watch the race live on KY3.

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Incredible Pizza plans $1 million expansion of restaurant in Springfield

The addition will include an indoor Trampoline Park, a new “road coarse” style track with new go karts, a complete remodel of the laser tag arena, and a new Frog Hopper “bouncing” attraction for families.

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Jack Miller

Ex-prosecuting attorney, former SMSU regent, dies in Lebanon

Jack Miller established his practice in Lebanon in 1976.  He was elected Laclede County prosecuting attorney that year and served several terms.

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(img1)Springfield Man Witness to WW2 Surrender on USS Missouri

KY3 News Ozark Life archives: Man from Springfield witnessed World War II surrender on USS Missouri

Robert Murney was a young sailor on the USS Missouri who witnessed the Japanese surrender ceremony on Sept 2, 1945.  He went on to become a psychologist in Springfield.

Murney says he finally knew he was going home alive as he saw the Japanese dignitaries sign the surrender papers that ended the War in the Pacific and the end of all fighting in World War II. 

Murney was a graduate of St. Agnes…

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Consumer Reports: Driving record doesn't always determine insurance rates

Consumer Reports research shows that some insurers penalize you more for a poor
credit score than others.

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Man goes to prison for stealing two dozen guns

Ammunition also stolen during burglary of pawn shop

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Fire chief releases name of house explosion victim

The house was on River Road, near the James River, off Highway A between Marshfield and Diggins,  The explosion was late in the afternoon on Aug. 21.

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Frazier Glenn Miller

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Son of man convicted in Jewish site shootings testifies

Frazier Glenn Miller III says no one else in their family shares his father's anti-Semitic views.

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VIDEO: Making salsa in the Garden Spot

Steve and Dan talk peppers and peaches in the Garden Spot. 

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Nixa plans sale of electric transmission equipment for $9 million

The city said the sale won't affect customers.  The city will use the proceeds to pay off debt and keep rates down.

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Marijuana plants

Judge: Missouri's right-to-farm provision doesn't cover marijuana operation

Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green says only traditional farming and ranching falls under the amendment that Missouri voters approved in August 2014.

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Bob Cirtin

Presiding commissioner will hold town hall meetings

Greene County presiding commissioner has seven stops planned around the county.

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Contractor will begin building diverging diamond on Highway CC at U.S. 65 in Ozark

The intersection frequently sees backups from drivers waiting to turn left. 

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Arkansas highway funding

Arkansas highway agency puts 27 projects back up for bidding

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has reopened bidding for 27 road and bridge projects.

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Therapy harness can be used to improve balance and mobility

Springfield doctor creates therapy harness for children with mobility issues

Springfield doctor creates therapy harness for children with mobility issues

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Video Hot Dry pattern to stick around

Video: Hot & Dry pattern to stick around

Upper high pressure will be building over the area by this weekend.

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Frazier Glenn Miller

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Miller continues case in death penalty phase of Jewish center killings trial

Prosecutors are asking the jury to sentence the Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr. to death for killing three people at two Jewish sites near Kanas City last year. 

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Man executed for rape and murder of teenager

Girl abducted while waiting for a school bus

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Cruising towards the Labor Day weekend

Cruising towards the Labor Day weekend

Warm and dry weather kicks off the month of September. Get the forecast for the Labor Day weekend by watching the weather.

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Big deal for small town: Republic celebrates 1,000 new jobs in recent years

The city of Republic is celebrating big growth in the way of population- and employment.

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Pit bull attack caught on tape

Pit bull attack caught on camera

A North Springfield man was walking his dog, a golden retriever named Georgia, when a pit bull that wasn't muzzled ran up and attacked Georgia. The pit bull ran up and bit Georgia on the throat and it took Mike as well as the owner of the pit bull and his son a few minutes to pull the dogs apart.

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Jeff Mizanskey released from prison

Missouri Man sentenced to life with no parole for pot offense walks free

Jeff Mizanskey spent more than 20 years behind bars after he was convicted of conspiring to sell 6 pounds of marijuana.

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New farmer's market a tasty treat for residents, visitors of Branson area

People in the Branson area have a new place to grab some homegrown fresh food.

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Fall Festivals in the Ozarks

SHARE: (Updated 2015) Schedule of fall festivals and crafts shows in the Ozarks

Mark your calendars for a fall festival or craft show in the Ozarks near you!

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The Lofts at 315

Ex-owner of historic building owes Springfield $165,000; bank foreclosed

The Lofts at 315 is a historic three-story building on the north side of Commercial Street at Campbell Avenue.

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Oregon wildfire still largely uncontained

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Ozarks firefighters return after battling wildfires in the west

Hundreds of firefighters from the Ozarks are headed West, to help battle massive wildfires raging across much of the country.

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Greene County residents warned about car break-ins

Greene County Sheriff's Office warns neighborhoods about car break-ins

A crime alert in Greene County is aimed at battling auto break-ins.  The Greene County Sheriff's Office is warning folks on the edges of Springfield to be on the lookout.

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Taney County burglars

Police offer reward to try to catch 2 burglars in Taney County

A man and a woman may have committed multiple burglaries at storage units since early July in unincorporated parts of Taney County as well as in Branson.

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(img1)Consumer Reports: Tick danger in autumn (1)

Consumer Reports: Tick danger in autumn

Consumer Reports tests the effectiveness of insect repellents.

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Missouri considers fishing regulation changes, asks anglers for input

Changes would impact minimum length of fish and daily limits for fishermen

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McDonald's in the Ozarks will soon offer breakfast all day

The fast food giant says that is the No. 1 request from diners.

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Hy-Vee will add more services to restaurant expand bakery

New grocery stores are planned in Springfield; another will expand

At least four new stores are in the works for Springfield grocery shopping, according to the CEO of RPCS, the parent company of PriceCutter.

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Kansas City Royals hit by chickenpox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City Royals All-Star pitcher Kelvin Herrera and right fielder Alex Rios have been diagnosed with chickenpox, raising concerns that others on the AL Central-leading team may have been exposed.

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Vehicle injures MoDOT employee in work zone

A vehicle hit Charlie Gonzales, 48, while he was flagging traffic where crews were patching the highway near Greene County Farm Road 79.

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Target lays off 235 at home offices in Minneapolis

Layoffs at Target earlier this year affected about 2,500 jobs. 

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CNN

Man sentenced to life with no parole for marijuana offense walks free in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man sentenced to life in prison for marijuana-related offenses has been released after spending two decades behind bars.

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Hurt's Donuts

Hurts Donuts plans shop in south Springfield

 It will be the company's second location in the city, but sixth location in the Midwest.

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Arkansas execution

Arkansas attorney general asks governor to set execution dates for 8 inmates

The Arkansas Department of Correction purchased enough of the three-drug combination used in the state's new execution protocol in late July to perform the executions.

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Missouri Lottery warns about scam showing up through U.S. Mail

People have received letters from organizations purporting to be “NATIONAL PUBLISHERS CLEARING HOUSE” and “MEGA MILLION CLEARING HOUSE,” which lists the Missouri Lottery’s headquarters address as their own.

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Jury weighs possible death penalty for man for Jewish site killings

The 74-year-old man from Marionville, Mo., may be permitted to present some evidence about his beliefs that he was barred from discussing during the guilt phase of the trial.

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New diversity programs designed to increase dialogue and cultural competency at MSU

MSU Diversity division rolls out several new programs

Division for Diversity and Inclusion expands it's reach on campus, in community

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Missouri Department of Corrections

The Latest: Supreme Court weighs appeals of death row inmate

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The latest on the scheduled execution of Missouri inmate Roderick Nunley, who was convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing a 15-year-old girl in Kansas City in 1989 (all times local):

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Video Get used to the hot weather

Video: Get used to the hot weather

A stagnant pattern is setting into the Ozarks with highs now above average.

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Emphasis on local, handmade goods a recipe for success for Billings business owner

Clever Creek Designs and Primitives has been open in Billings for almost three years, but they've already expanded. The store is now selling re-purposed furniture from two local artists.

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Heyward's double keys rally as Cardinals beat Nationals 8-5

St. Louis won for the eighth time in nine games and moved five games ahead of the idle Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL Central.

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Retired police officer has come long way since shooting

Injured Springfield Officer Aaron Pearson talks about life post-retirement

Springfield police officer Aaron Pearson is officially retired - after being shot in the face while in the line of duty this past January.

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September starts off almost as warm as August

September starts off almost as warm as August

Summer is coming back for a short visit this week. Find out how hot it will get and how long this warm spell will last by watching the weather.

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Lebanon man arrested

Man involved in police chase in Lebanon arrested for attempted burglary

An alleged crime spree in Lebanon comes to an end. A Lebanon man is in jail tonight after police tased him following a reported burglary early this morning.

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AL Central-leading Royals make deal to get Gomes from Braves

ATLANTA (AP) — The AL Central-leading Kansas City Royals have reached a deal to get outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Atlanta Braves.

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