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Republic police issue Endangered Person Advisory for missing teenager

The 15-year-old girl was last seen near Hines at Park streets last Friday.

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Scam of the Week: Debit card locked -- audio message

Customers get a text and it says -- Direct debit issue call 1-800-696-5857. Then you'll get this recording. Don't fall for it. It's a crook wanting to steal your ID. Ashley Reynolds will have the full story Tuesday on Contact KY3 at 6.

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Bolivar Police Department adds new crash policy

Police say new crash policy is temporary, but may become permanent if successful.

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SLIDESHOW: Go inside the new Joplin High School

The new Joplin High School opened Tuesday.    The school is bigger, better, and in a brand new location.

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Long delays continue to plague Missouri's Medicaid program

Delays and busy signals may violate the state's contract with the private company that runs a call center for clients.

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SLIDESHOW: Crash ties up traffic west of Springfield on I-44

A crash involving a semi and a minivan tied up traffic west of Springfield on I-44.  The crash happened at the 78 mile marker.  It appeared no one suffered any serious injuries.  Law enforcement closed part of the eastbound lane.

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Head-on crash kills woman from Green Forest

The crash was on Monday in Madison County.

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Wall Street settlements: Where did the money go?

Assemblies of God Financial Services, Waynesville School District and The City of Republic got checks. Did your school, group or organization get cash? KY3's Paul Adler did some digging. 

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VIDEO: Crash ties up traffic west of Springfield on I-44

A crash involving a semi and a minivan tied up traffic west of Springfield on I-44.  The crash happened at the 78 mile marker.  It appeared no one suffered any serious injuries.  Law enforcement closed part of the eastbound lane.

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Country music star Chris Young will perform in Springfield

Young has several No. 1 hits in his career, including "Tomorrow" and "Voices."

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Missouri seeks to get more local food into schools

Missouri is offering grants to help get more locally produced food into school meals and snacks.

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Missouri pushes company with Medicaid call center to improve performance after long delays

Missourians trying to use a call center to sign up for the state's Medicaid program are running into long delays, prompting nearly half of them to hang up before they get help.

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Video: Heavy rain for some this morning

Localized flooding is possible, but sun will return this afternoon.

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SLIDESHOW: Strong storms roll through the Ozarks Monday night

Mother nature took no day off on Labor Day.  Strong storms rolled through Monday.  These are viewer submitted pictures.

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Slideshow: Strong storms damage homes near Sparta Monday morning

Bea Eaton snapped these images of homes damaged from a strong storm between Ozark and Sparta Monday morning.

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Branson businesses experience end of the summer boom

Stores and attractions in Branson say Labor Day weekend this year was one of the busiest in years.

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Officer leaves gun inside bathroom at Cheddar's Restaurant in Springfield

 A worker found an unexpected surprise in a Springfield bathroom.

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Horse injured when underground pipe caves in

Horse injured after the ground beneath it caves in

A family near Roach, Missouri says they were horseback riding along Highway 7 in Camden County when the ground underneath their horses gave way.

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Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters are likely to hear a lot about good teachers and local control in the coming months.

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Rams announce practice squad minus Mizzou's Michael Sam

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams have signed 10 players to their practice squad. As expected, Michael Sam was not among them.

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Springfield's City Utilities reopens part of Glenstone Ave. after Monday morning storms

The storm damaged power poles and knocked down trees Sunday morning along the busy Glenstone Avenue in Springfield.

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Former WWII prisoner of war invited to Japan

Man from Mountain Home accepts, says gesture "a little late." 

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Woman cited for chopping down tree on square

Woman cited for vandalism for chopping down young tree. 

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State treasurer encourages college saving

September is College Savings Month.

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Della outage

Storm causes power outages across Springfield

Outages are widespread, but limited.

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Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

Fall hours begin at Wilson's Creek

Fall hours for visiting the park begin Tuesday. 

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Indians-Royals game suspended in 10th inning, will resume Sept. 22

Thunderstorm suspended game in Kansas City in the 10th inning. 

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Suspect eludes police after high-speed chase

Police tried to stop driver who stopped a three stores overnight; may be related to Sunday robberies. 

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Hitting the ice makes for cool way to celebrate Labor Day

Hitting the ice makes for a cool, nontraditional way to celebrate Labor Day

Labor Day is when we typically say farewell to summer, but some are embracing winter early by hitting the ice.

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Video: Severe weather possible late today

Early storms will clear out but more storms are expected late today and tonight.

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Traffic stop turns into manhunt in Rogersville

Traffic stop turns to manhunt

Rogersville police say Shane Loper is wanted for two felony warrants.

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Cycle sales

Motorcyle dealers rev up Sunday sales

Motorcyle sales on Sundays now legal in Missouri. 

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Police looking for man who fled traffic stop near Rogersville

Man wanted for warrants including felony burglary.

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Missouri vets get break on business startups

Startups for Soldiers Act waives fees for military members starting businesses.

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Man shot, killed in confrontation with KC police

Man shot and killed during confrontation with officers.

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Beef prices high for your Labor Day weekend

If you're firing up the grill this Labor Day weekend, you may have noticed beef prices are at a record high.

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PHOTOS: Lucas Oil National Drag Boat racing in Wheatland

Phil Shockley captured the action at the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing event in Wheatland, Mo. 

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Grants available to put Missouri products on school lunch menus

Program offered through state Department of Agriculture offers small business grants.

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Police investigate shooting in Springfield

Police investigate two Springfield shootings

Police are investigating a shooting in the 900 block of S. Nettleton Ave. in Springfield.  The second shooting occurred near South New near Monroe Terrace.

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3 Springfield convenience stores, 2 individuals robbed at gunpoint early Sunday morning

Officers tell us shots were fired during two of three robberies, and a gun was pointed at two individuals who were robbed.

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State senate panel to hold tax hearing in Springfield

Meeting to focus on Missouri Department of Revenue.

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A game of two different halves: Auburn dominates second-half in win against Arkansas

The season-opener was delayed nearly two hours for lightning and heavy rain.

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Pictures: Arkansas travels to Auburn for season opener

The Arkansas Razorbacks fell to the Auburn Tigers 45-21 Saturday on the plains in Auburn.

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Mizzou wins opening football game 38-18

It wasn’t pretty, but Mizzou took down FCS South Dakota State 38-18 in its opening game of the season in front of 60,000 fans at home.

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Sunday will bring drier weather

Sunday will bring drier weather

If you're trying to make outdoor plans for your Labor Day weekend Sunday may be your best bet.

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Rams cut Sam, 1st drafted openly gay player

Rams cut former Missouri Tiger to bring roster below 53.

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Salem crash

One killed, one injured in Salem crash

Police say driver was speeding and missed a curve.

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Mercy College of Nursing reports record enrollment

Enrollment up 7 percent over 2009 record.

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Letter-grading plan for Arkansas schools to go on view

Arkansas schools will be graded on A-F system.

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Empire Electric

Empire District Electric seeks rate increase

Company seeks increase to pay for updates to air quality systems.

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State senator, former local prosecutor to serve on justice panel

Sen. Bob Dixon and former Greene County Prosecuting Attorney Darrell Moore on new committee.

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Historic farms to be recognized at Missouri event

 Missouri farms that have been in the same family for at least 100 years will be recognized at an event in southwest Missouri.

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Study ranks Missouri low on list of best states to live

Missouri ranks low in list of best states to live

A recent study by CNBC found Missouri is the third worst state in the country to live in. The factors considered were crime rates, local attractions, health care and the environment.

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Several Ark. counties report missing police weapons

A cache of military grade weapons lost in Arkansas and the law enforcement agencies who had them have been suspended from a federal program that supplied them.  Below is the latest from Arkansas station NBC.

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Scattered storms continue Saturday

Scattered storms continue Saturday

Pop-up storms for the rest of the day. Sunday will be your best day of the Labor Day weekend to spend some time outdoors.

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Americans take to the roads for summer-end holiday getaways

Tourists flock to the roads for Labor Day getaways

It's Americana and automobile history rolled into one.  Classic cars of seemingly every color, make, and model wow enthusiasts at the Branson Auto and Farm Museum.

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Police say home search looked for evidence of deadly poison

The Springfield Police Department is now saying a little more about the search of a home in North Springfield.

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Ferguson police get body cameras after shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old will soon wear body cameras while on patrol.

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Residence halls overflow at Missouri State University

College students are getting settled into their dorm rooms.  But, for some at MSU, there's no setting in just yet.  Dozens of students are in overflow space.

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Mark Porter

Search warrants reveal new evidence in Mark Porter murder case

Police reported they found many expensive items inside the victims' home.  However, some items were missing, including valuable coins.  Court documents show Mark Porter sold coins matching their description the next day.

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Labor Day by the numbers

This national holiday is a creation of the labor movement in the late 19th century and pays tribute to the social and economic achievements of American workers.

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Arkansas voters will decide proposal to end dry counties

The Secretary of State's Office says supporters of the proposal gathered enough signatures.

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Theresa Kleeman

Sheriff's Department seeks help finding missing woman

On Friday, no one had reported seeing Theresa Kleeman for six days.

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abortion law changes

Abortion opponents urge Pryor to back 20-week ban

Pryor's opponent voted for ban in the U.S. House.

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Ferguson police

2nd police officer loses job over Ferguson protest threats

Another St. Louis area police officer is out of a job over threats to Ferguson shooting protesters found online.

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