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Eight dead, including shooter in Texas County

News conference scheduled for Friday morning at 9.

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BREAKING NEWS: Watch live News Conference on Texas County deaths at 9 a.m.

BREAKING NEWS: Watch live News Conference on Texas County deaths

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Video More snow on the way and a crazy 7-day forecast

Video: More snow on the way, and a crazy 7-day forecast

Accumulating snow will affect the Ozarks on Saturday with a change to rain by Sunday.

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Springfield Police search for missing woman

The Springfield Police Department asks for assistance from the public.

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Springdale man charged after assaulting girl on her way home from school, police say

The Springdale Police Department states they responded to the area of Tolleson Loop for a report of a man assaulting a juvenile female. 

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A new take to getting to know who lives next door

Residents use neighborhood social network app to connect, help reduce crime

Nextdoor allows people to get to know neighbors a little better, and make connection with ones they don't know. Think of it as Facebook for neighborhoods.

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Crocker, MO mother and father charged with child abuse

Newborn baby tests positive for meth, mother has 5 kids taken from her

In a small house on Eastside Street, investigators made a heartbreaking find.

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Still 30 degrees below average

Still 30 degrees below average

Arctic air is keeping the Ozarks in the deep freeze. A winter mix is forecast for the weekend. Find out when the sun is going to return by watching the forecast.

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Governor joined legislators for prayers for Schweich family

State Auditor Tom Schweich dies after apparently shooting self on purpose

Schweich was a Republican who won re-election to a second four-year term in November and planned to run for governor next year.

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Man is charged for shooting at Springfield intersection

Springfield police officers arrested Kelly Brooks, 32, for a shooting at the intersection of Fremont Avenue at Sunset Street last Saturday.

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Christian County Sheriff's Department staffing shortage

Christian County Sheriff says department lacks resources to handle increasing crime

One Ozarks sheriff believes the number of recent violent crimes in the metropolitan area can be attributed, in part, to a fast growing population and a shortage of law enforcement officers.

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Angie's List: Avoid Roof Repair

Regular inspections can help you protect your investment, but it's still possible to develop a leak.

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Consumer Reports: Avoid home mortgage pitfalls

According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, almost half of all homebuyers don’t shop around for a mortgage.

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Psychologist, autopsy investigator explains factors that can lead to murder-suicides

"There's a sense of hopelessness that emerges," said Paul Thomlinson, a Burrell Mental Health psychologist and a certified autopsy investigator.

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Marbleized tea eggs from China 2/26/15

This one deals with eggs – cooked in the shell – the most elemental egg-cooking method there is. There are clues to doing it correctly.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia will speak at Marshals Museum

United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia is scheduled to speak at the U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort Smith.

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Missouri lawmakers considering bill to free one state prisoner

Bill would free any prisoner serving life sentence for marijuana convictions; only one inmate affected. 

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Arkansas school guns

Arkansas House committee endorses guns on campus bill

Bill would allow staff and faculty with concealed carry licenses to carry their guns onto Arkansas college campuses.

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Officer Aaron Pearson

Musician John Dillon talks about concert to benefit officer

The Playin' and Prayin' for 1641 benefit concert will be at the Gillioz Theatre this Friday, Feb. 27, at 8 p.m.  Tickets are still available for $20.  It benefits the family of Springfield Police Officer Aaron Pearson, who was shot in the head on Jan. 26 when he tried to question a man who was behind a business.

Part of the concert, at least, will be a jam session; Ozark Mountain Daredevils are…

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Watch: Find your inner artist with The Social Easel

Christie Hawkins formed The Social Easel after hosting a painting party for her daughter's birthday and from there things really took off.  Now she hosts gatherings all over Springfield for a ladies night out, date night, and private events.   Anyone can walk away with a painting they will be proud to display!  Check out her website at http://www.thesocialeasel.com/ for upcoming events or at The…

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Judge rejects motion for change of venue in officer shooting

Trial for Joshua Hagood is still scheduled to be held in Springfield. 

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Missouri museum to expand after receiving large donations of money and fossils

The Missouri Institute of Natural Science will be able to double its size after receiving an anonymous local donation.

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Ready for more? Prepare for more winter weather chances through the weekend

Prepare for several days of winter weather in the Ozarks.

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Essential oils heal or hype

Essential oils: does this alternative therapy heal or is it hype?

Chances are you or someone you love has jumped on the essential oils health craze. They're touted as a natural way to cure a number of ailments, but do they help? 

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Mountain View animal shelter closed, 115 dogs removed

Sheriff says shelter owner had more animals than she could handle. 

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West Brower fire

Fire destroys mobile home; family of six escapes flames

Fire destroyed a mobile home on West Brower Thursday morning. 

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Springfield's only distillery hopes to see growth at new downtown location

Missouri Spirits is Springfield's only distillery. The business recently moved downtown and now has room for a tasting bar and in-house production facility.

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Missouri lawmaker wants to cut funds for Common Core testing

A judge has ruled the state's Common Core partnership is unconstitutional. 

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First the cold then the snow and ice

First the cold then the snow and ice

Arctic cold revisits the Ozarks for the rest of the week. Winter weather could return to the Ozarks over the weekend. Find out what to expect by watching the forecast.

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3 cities change severe weather sirens; urge others to do same

The National Weather Service is teaming with Joplin, Springfield-Greene County, Branson and broadcasters to standardize the activation of outdoor warning sirens.

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Branson aldermen pass panhandling ban

Branson aldermen pass panhandling ban

The Branson Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to make panhandling illegal.

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Scam of the Week: Did you get this postcard in your mailbox?

It has her name and address, but Kathryn Charlton says this post card is fraud.

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Marshall the Miracle Dog visits schools to inspire kids

Marshall the Miracle Dog visited Pershing Elementary and Middle School in Springfield with messages of perseverance, anti-bullying and self-worth.

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Gov. Jay Nixon vows to fight for 2 NFL teams in Missouri even if Rams leave

"We're working to make sure St. Louis remains an NFL city," Nixon said in an interview with KY3 on Wednesday.

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Apparent murder-suicide near Harrison left 2 babies alone in home

A mother who went to pick up her baby at a babysitter's home found the bodies of Daniel Peebles and Haley Brown.

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Missouri Hotel will stay open for another month

The Kitchen, Inc., needs more time to move everyone living at the Missouri Hotel into other emergency shelters or permanent housing throughout the community.

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Greene County Commission hires new budget officer

Jeff Scott has more than 20 years of banking, examination and auditing experience.

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Securities

Harvard business grad accused of defrauding investors in $40M mutual fund

Daniel Thibeault of Massachusetts was a manager of a mutual fund that claimed to invest in consumer loans to people with graduate degrees, but he spent the money on himself. 

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Eureka Springs anti-discrimination ordinance goes to voters in May

The Eureka Springs City Council hurriedly passed the ordinance on Feb. 9 to get out ahead of a state Senate bill that would prevent cities and counties from enacting or enforcing such rules.

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Rally to support Officer Aaron Pearson planned for Friday at Park Central Square

The rally starts before the Friday concert 'Playin' and Prayin' for 1641.

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Branson bans panhandling on city streets

Board of Aldermen votes to prohibit soliciting or panhandling in the middle of the street. 

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Arkansas execution

Arkansas panel OKs eliminating death sentence as penalty

Arkansas has 32 inmates on death row, but hasn't executed anyone since 2005. 

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City of Willard lost power for hour or so after transmission line failed

The Empire District Electric Company's repair crews got some customers back on line around 11:40; others were restored after noon.

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VIDEO: Willlard lost power for hour or so

A power outage on Wednesday morning was an inconvenience for drivers, businesses and schools in Willard.  By noon, some businesses and other customers of The Empire District Electric Company already had power restored.  Others, like the high school and city hall, were still without electricity at noon.

The power went out just before 11 a.m.  A spokeswoman for Empire District Electric says nearly…

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Missouri execution

April execution date set for Missouri death row inmate

Andre Cole scheduled to die April 14 for 1998 murder. 

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Gov. Nixon still pushes St. Louis stadium despite Rams owner's deal in California

Vote clears a path for a return of the NFL to the area for the first time in more than 20 years; not clear if Rams will move. 

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Dustin Hicks

Man could face life prison sentence for attacking prostitute

A woman said Dustin Hicks attacked her at knife point in his home.  A jury convicted him on Tuesday.

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Republic insurance rates could drop thanks to new ISO rating

The Republic Fire Department's ISO rating recently improved from a 3 to a 2. That could mean a decrease in property insurance rates for residents and business owners.

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Arkansas House panel again will consider Robert E. Lee memorial day

This one lawmaker's third try to separate the commemoration of the Confederate general's birthday from the Martin Luther King Jr. birthday holiday. 

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Governor signs measure expanding Arkansas computer science classes

Gov. Hutchinson follows through on a campaign promise he says was inspired by his 12-year-old granddaughter learning computer coding. 

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Video arctic front with snow hits late tonight

Video: arctic front with snow hits late tonight

After a warmer day today arctic air and light snow will push in tonight and Thursday.

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Wal-Mart criticizes Arkansas 'conscience protection' measure

Wal-Mart also criticized a measure barring local governments from expanding anti-discrimination ordinances to include sexual orientation or gender identity. 

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Two high-profile movies raise awareness of Alzheimer s

Two high-profile movies raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease

Hollywood is helping raise awareness for the disease with no cure.

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New subdivision planned for east Springfield

Progress Report: Subdivision, retail developments planned in east Springfield

Springfield's City Council is considering several bills that would pave the way for multiple development projects in east Springfield.

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Warmer Wednesday Colder Thursday

Warmer Wednesday Colder Thursday

Highs in the 40s should melt much of the remaining snow Wednesday. Unfortunately colder weather along with flurries returns to the area later this week. Find out what to expect by watching the forecast.

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Portis' 22 points lifts No. 18 Arkansas over Texas A&M 81-75

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Bobby Portis scored 22 points and No. 18 Arkansas won its seventh straight game with an 81-75 victory over Texas A&M on Tuesday night.

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Missouri rallies past Florida 64-52; snaps 13-game skid

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Namon Wright helped Missouri snap its school-record 13-game losing streak with a flourish Tuesday night, scoring a career-high 28 points on 10-of-13 shooting to lead the Tigers past Florida 64-52.

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Missouri judge rules pact with Common Core testing 'illegal'

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge says the state's membership to a testing company aligned with the national Common Core education standards is illegal and that it shouldn't pay fees to be part of the group.

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Missouri Supreme Court says state went too far to tax gym

Missouri Supreme Court judges say the state Department of Revenue went too far to tax a fitness club.

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Enjoy the warmer temperatures while they last

Enjoy the warmer temperatures while they last

More accumulating snow in the forecast.

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Christian danger: Equipping the local church in ISIS areas

At least 90 Christians from eastern Syria are now in the hands of Islamic State terrorists.
That mass abduction on Tuesday is one of the largest ever carried out by ISIS.

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Brian Williams

Man faces 4 murder charges for execution-style shooting deaths

Brian Williams is charged with shooting Casey Maples, 26, James Marsh, 27, and Christina Winden, 40, at a home near Fremont Hills early Friday.  Maples was pregnant. 

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Check Out Hunger raised nearly $50,000 for Ozarks Food Harvest

More than $320,000 raised through program since 1998

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Pet rescue groups will be allowed to adopt pit bulls from the Springfield pound

Goal is to prevent euthanizing pit bulls and pit bull mixes

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