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CDC: First diagnosed case of Ebola in the US

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A person traveling from Liberia to the United States has been diagnosed with Ebola, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told reporters Tuesday. The person, who...


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Shootings in Willard were murder, suicide

Before the shootings, deputies tried to investigate a report of a man pointing a gun at a woman; it turned out to be the same couple who later were found dead.

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Cozi and Antenna TV

KY3 Inc. launching two new networks beginning Wednesday

Re-scan your televisions to find KY3 Inc.'s two new television stations.

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New security measures control access to Springfield schools

Tightened security controls visitors' access to Springfield schools

The safety enhancements come from a safety audit following the Sandy Hook School shooting in Connecticut in December 2012.

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City of Springfield outlines plan to use 10 more police officers

Police Chief Paul Williams says two of the 10 additional police positions that will be added to the force in early 2016 will be domestic violence investigators.

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Despite frozen spending, plans go ahead to spruce up Missouri Capitol building

$650,000 for the Senate chamber is one of several renovations going forward at the Capitol, in spite of Gov. Jay Nixon freezing hundreds of millions of dollars in state spending.

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Pictures: Police investigating murder-suicide in Willard Monday night

Greene County investigators say two fatal shootings on Monday night were by a husband who killed his estranged wife and then shot himself after fleeing into Dade County.  The victims were Sandra Pendergrass, 48, and Todd Pendergrass, 48.

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Contractor agrees to pay $26,000 for not rebuilding homes after Joplin tornado

Clark Baxter failed to deliver construction materials and stopped working partway through construction, leaving two homeowners with unfinished homes.

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Body of missing real estate agent was in shallow grave

Beverly Carter had been missing since last Thursday night.

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Kansas City Chiefs

NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized for praying after touchdown

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL says Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for dropping to his knees in prayer in the end zone after an interception.

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Police Siren

Shots fired in dispute over minivan in north Springfield

Springfield police say a dispute over a minivan led to a shooting incident on Monday night.

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A.L. Wild Card Preview: Royals send Shields to mound vs. A's Lester

Kansas City returns to baseball's playoffs Tuesday night after 29 year wait.

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Chiefs fans break Seahawks' Guinness noise record

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Arrowhead Stadium is once again the loudest outdoor venue in sports.

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Grants will help preserve history of Route 66 in Missouri

Archivists at Missouri State are working on an oral history project to make sure Route 66 remains an important part of the state's history. One segment of the project focuses on the minority experience along the historic highway.

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Video Very warm temps continue

Video: Very warm temps continue

A cold front will arrive Thursday with severe storms.

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Person of interest in deadly shooting in Willard found dead

Video: 'Person-of-interest' in deadly shooting in Willard was found dead

A woman was shot dead in a home after the shooter pulled up in front of her home.

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Password manager program will generate random passwords

Local computer expert says using a 'password manager' can help fend off hackers

Keeping data safe is becoming an uphill battle for anyone online.

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Charles leads Kansas City to dominating win over New England on Monday Night Football

Jamaal Charles scored three touchdowns to lead the Kansas City Chiefs to a blowout victory at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday Night Football.

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Texas County inmates will garden nearly year-round

The Texas County jail, which averages nearly 70 inmates at a time, has been saving taxpayers money and serving inmates healthier meals with a garden for a couple years. 

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Contact KY3: Scam of the Week, Secret Shopper

It's sounds like a fun and easy way to make some extra cash.

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SHARE: Corn mazes, pumpkin patches and haunted houses in the Ozarks

The best corn mazes, pumpkin patches, and haunted houses in the area.

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Mother of slain teen sues suspected shooter for damages

Riley Gerber’s mother, Jessica Frank, asks for at least $25,000 from Matthew Rumbaugh.  The boy and his father were shot in their home on July 8 in Laclede County.

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OTC gets $1 million for Chemical Lab training

It's the fourth time since 2011 that OTC has received funds under this particular federal program, which can help laid-off workers train for new jobs.

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Kauffman Stadium celebration

Photos: Kansas City Royals, fans celebrate playoff berth

The Kansas City Royals posted the 4th best record in the American League in 2014, and earned the top Wild Card spot in the playoffs.   Hundreds of fans turned out at Kauffman Stadium on Monday to celebrate with the team as the players took batting practice.  The Wild Card game with the Oakland Athletics is Tuesday night in Kansas City. (photos by Hugh Keeton)

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Fewer swimmers dove into Springfield pools in 2014 than 2013

Parks Department officials say cooler weather this year kept some swimmers away from the pools.

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Police investigation

Suspect for disappearance of real estate agent is in custody

Investigators have not released details on how investigators identified Arron Lewis as a suspect.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Lawsuit: Papa John's wrongly fired worker with Down syndrome

A federal agency says the restaurant violated the Americans with Disabilities Act, which allows accommodations such as a job coach when needed.

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Free eye exams are available next month in Marshfield

People attending the clinic  will be screened for visual disorders.

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Missouri Supreme Court will hear Springfield child abuse case

The state's supreme court will hear arguments this week about whether a Springfield man is guilty of child abuse.

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Cambell Avenue at Grand Street intersection

Upgrade begins on busy intersection south of downtown Springfield

Lanes will be closed at different times during the construction project.

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Fallen leaves can clog up storm drains

Those leaves can also damage streams and lakes.

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Missouri same sex marriage

St. Louis v. Missouri: Judge hears gay marriage ban debate

The City of St. Louis issued marriage licenses in June to four same-sex couples, setting up a court fight over the state's ban on gay marriages.

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Eli Young Band

Gillioz Theatre books Eli Young Band

The band has three No. 1 hits as well as a Grammy nomination and an Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year for its hit “Crazy Girl."

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Missing person

Missing Republic woman found safe

Peggy Crane, 68, was last seen at home on Thursday. Card used Saturday in St. Robert and Illinois. 

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Jail Bars

Muslim inmate sues Greene County jail

Man says he was denied a Quran and prayer rug

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Police and protests Sept 26

8 arrested in Ferguson protest

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Eight more people have been arrested following another night of protests in Ferguson.

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Video Next front a few days away

Video: Next front a few days away

Dry and warm weather will continue through at least Tuesday.

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New mobile tool adds convenience for Missouri hunters

The Missouri department of conservation launches “Mo Hunting” app to  save hunters time out in the field.

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Truck that hit softball team bus not driven by Hiland Dairy employee

Truck that hit Texas college bus was transporting trailer for Springfield-based Hiland Dairy

The big rig driver involved in that deadly wreck near the Oklahoma and Texas border was pulling a trailer from Springfield based Hiland Dairy. A spokesperson for Hiland said the driver was not a Hiland Dairy employee.

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Missouri governor's Ferguson response widely criticized

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been inundated with public criticism following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in a St. Louis suburb.

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Brothers revive Fordland baseball park

Owners of White Brothers Baseball revitalized a run-down baseball complex to give young athletes a place to play.

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Pirates loss gives Cardinals NL Central title

Cards outlast Pirates in division race second straight year. 

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Kansas CIty Royals

Royals finish second in AL Central, will host Wild Card game

Royals will host Oakland in the AL Wild Card game. 

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Motorcycle crash kills man from Aurora

Three killed in motorcycle crashes in the Ozarks this weekend. 

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Missouri Department of Conservation

Small game hunters may have good season in Missouri

Outlook is brighter for small game hunters this year.

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University of Missouri

Grounded flight keeps Marching Mizzou at home

MU band couldn't fly to witness Saturday upset of South Carolina.

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College enrollment dips in Arkansas

College enrollment down 1 percent in Arkansas

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Nixon meets Missouri troops during Afghanistan visit

Governor in second day of visit to Afghanistan with delegation of U.S. governors. 

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Pictures: KY3 News earns four regional Emmys Saturday night

KY3 collected four regional Emmys in Kansas City Saturday night.  KY3 News swept the newscasts categories, also winning in the Specialty Assignment and Arts and Entertainment categories.  KY3's Ned Reynolds also earned the Silver Circle Award for Lifetime Achievement.

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More violence in St. Louis; two officers injured in shootings

A new round of violence in St. Louis.  Two police officers were shot at in separate incidents Saturday evening. (Courtesy: CNN)



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Two police officers shot in St. Louis area

Two officers, including one in Ferguson, shot in separate incidents

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Boy Scout earns every possible merit badge

Boy Scout earns rare achievement

 A local boy scout has made an pretty impressive achievement, and become a kind of legend of Scout Troop 200.

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Missouri rallies to beat No. 13 South Carolina 21-20

Tigers erase 13-point 4th quarter deficit to edge Gamecocks.

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Nice weather continues Sunday

Nice weather continues Sunday

Despite a bit more cloud cover for the afternoon Sunday will still be a great day to spend some time outside.

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Dry weather continues

Dry weather continues

Rain stay out of the forecast until late next week. Sunday looks warm with a mix of sun and clouds.

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Arkansas blows lead as No. 6 Texas A&M rallies for 35-28 OT win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Kenny Hill threw for 386 yards and four touchdowns, with a 25-yarder to Malcome Kennedy on the first play of overtime, and sixth-ranked Texas A&M rallied from a two-touchdown deficit to beat Arkansas 35-28 on Saturday.

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Ozarks boy battling cancer scores touchdown in first football game

Coaches of the Mountain Grove Mighty Mites football team made sure a six-year-old's first football game was memorable.

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New retail superstore opens, makes itself 'At Home' in Springfield

Customers are getting a first look at southwest Missouri's first 'At Home' store.  The big-box retailer, located on the city's south side, opened earlier in the week.

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Wicked Strong throws jockey, does not finish Jockey Club Gold Cup race

Horse co-owned by Monett woman was favored in late-season race. 

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Golden fire

Fire damages home in NW Springfield

Family got out of house safely after fire started Saturday afternoon. 

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SPD begins new Neighborhood Watch training

The training focuses on crime prevention, observation and reporting skills.

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Missouri Department of Conservation

Fall and spring turkey hunting prospects bright in Missouri

Survey shows turkey populations increase of 21 to 26 percent across the state. 

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Springfield man dies in early morning motorcycle crash

Police say driver left the road and hit a utility pole on West Kearney. 

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Nixon among governors visiting Afghanistan for terror briefings

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon joined tour at the invitation of the Secretary of Defense. 

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State House panel to review patrol merger

A house panel will review the merger of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Water Patrol. 

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CU Transit Using Intelligent Transportation System

Customers can now use computers, smart phones to track CU buses.

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