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Man in custody after robbery kidnapping and standoff

Police arrest man after robbery, abduction, and standoff

Man robs gas station, abducts nurse from nursing home, and holds her hostage during standoff with police.

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Cool to start the workweek

Cool to start the workweek

Mainly dry forecast ahead

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UPDATE: Police say standoff in north Springfield connected to robbery, abduction

Springfield nursing home says it was staff member who was kidnapped

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Arkansas towns continue recovery from 2014 tornado

Tornadoes on April 27, 2014 killed 16 in central Arkansas. 

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Cards ace Wainwright placed on 15-day DL with ankle injury

St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left Achilles and left ankle injury, the team says, and could be out much longer.

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Springfield's Convoy of Hope responds to earthquake-ravaged Nepal

International humanitarian relief organization, Convoy of Hope, has a team en route to Nepal after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed more than 2,400 people and caused widespread devastation.

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Photos: World Tai Chi Day 2015

Tai Chi practitioners gather at St. John's-Mercy Memorial Garden in Joplin.

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Springfield senator criticizes social services budget

Sen. Bob Dixon, (R) Springfield, says the Department of Social Services budget doesn't do enough for children's mental health. 

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Pictures: Police surround house in north Springfield

Springfield police surrounded a home in the 1800 block of N. Missouri Ave. on Sunday morning.  Officials say the incident initially began as a hostage situation, but due to the safe release of the hostage, the incident transitioned into a barricade situation with an armed man. After a couple hours of negotiation, the man surrendered to police. Police say they are awaiting a search warrant to…

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Cloudy and cooler Sunday

Cloudy and cooler Sunday

Cloud cover will thin a bit later this afternoon but temperatures stay cooler with highs in the mid-60s.

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Pictures: Arkansas Bigfoot Conference

Bigfoot believers across the nation are in Vilonia, Arkansas, this weekend for the state's Bigfoot conference. Organizers say it's an opportunity to share stories on Sasquatch sightings, and learn how to track down evidence of the ape-like creature. 

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8 Liberty High School boys suspended for nude photos on cell phones

Eight suburban Kansas City boys have been suspended from school because of nude pictures of female schoolmates found on their cell phones. 


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Pit bulls up for adoption again in Springfield

Pit bulls up for adoption again in Springfield

The first group of adoptable pit bulls were picked up from Springfield Animal Control earlier this week.

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Shots fired at house in north Springfield

Officers say the person inside saw a man lean out the passenger window of a car and fire four to five shots at the house.

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Civil War Heritage Festival in Hartville brings history alive

Civil War Heritage Festival in Hartville brings history alive

Hartville remembers a 'solemn bloody fight' 152 years ago.

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Cooler air moving in

Cooler air moving in

After a very warm day a frontal passage is making way for cooler air to build into the Ozarks for your Sunday

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7 players from Royals, White Sox punished by MLB for brawl

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Seven members of the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox have been fined and six have been suspended by Major League Baseball for their roles in a brawl this week.

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8 Kansas City-area high school boys suspended for nude photos on cellphones

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — Eight suburban Kansas City boys have been suspended from school because of nude pictures of female schoolmates found on their cellphones.

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PICTURES: 2015 Springfield Color Run

SPRINGFIELD, MO - The Happiest 5K on the Planet is back! With buckets of colorful powdery paint and something new for 2015, this international event will leave its mark on your heart (and your clothes). (All photos by Thomas Leonard/KY3 News)

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Trails rehabilitated at Hathaway Horse Camp in Lower Buffalo River Wilderness

Members of the National Park Service and the Buffalo River Back Country Horsemen united to collaborate on rehabilitating trails at Hathaway Horse Camp. 

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Shred unwanted documents for free on Saturday

There's a way to keep your personal info out of the wrong hands.

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Part 2 Video Finishing touches on dresser drawer planter

Part 2 Video: Finishing touches on dresser drawer planter

FYI Guy Jeremy Rabe puts the finishing touches on the dresser drawer planter. Check it out in the video above!

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Part 1 Video: Dresser drawer planter

FYI Guy Jeremy Rabe shows us how to make a flower planter out of an old dresser drawer.

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Your Movie Friend on two new releases

Your Movie Friend on two new releases

Little Boy and Age of Adaline are two new movies at the weekend box office. Check out how they stack up with the reviews from Your Movie Friend Aaron Dicer.

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Wild beat Blues 4-1, take 3-2 series lead

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Devan Dubnyk had a strong bounce-back effort in goal and the Minnesota Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Friday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference first-round series.

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Missouri's Green Sales Tax Holiday ends today

Through midnight tonight, consumers can skip out on state sales tax when they buy an energy-certified appliance. Some areas can also choose to exempt customers from local taxes.

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Windy mostly dry Saturday

Windy & mostly dry Saturday

Places north of Springfield have the highest probability of seeing showers today. Windy conditions will continue for the rest of the day.

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Entergy Arkansas customers could see increase in monthly rate

The utility on Friday asked the Arkansas Public Service Commission to approve its proposal that would increase the bill of a typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours monthly by approximately $13 a month- or 45 cents a day. 

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Pictures: Rock 'n Ribs BBQ Festival in Springfield

The 16th Annual Rock 'n Ribs BBQ Festival kicked off Friday night at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield. 80 teams are competing for the best BBQ, which guests are able to sample. The event, which benefits 7 local children's charities, continues Saturday. Tickets are $10 at the gate. For more information, visit www.rocknribs.com.

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Appeal dropped in Buffalo River hog lawsuit

Federal agencies will have a year to do a new environmental assessment of a hog farm near the Buffalo National River after a federal appeals court's ruling.

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Family and law enforcement search for missing woman with mental handicap

Laclede County detectives search for missing woman

Family members say they fear the worst for 24 year-old Ash Marie Smith.

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Pictures: Day one at the 'Bass Pro Legends of Golf' near Branson's Top of the Rock

The legends of golf opened play Friday at the 'Bass Pro Legends of Golf' tournament at Top of the Rock near Branson.  The PGA Champions Tour event features many of the legends of the game, including Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.  (Pictures courtesy Chris Condon/Getty Images)


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Ozark early childhood education program plans to close to public

Some kids in Ozark may soon be missing out on the Tiger Paw early childhood education program.  The district plans to start limiting the program to school employees' children only, but parents are fighting to keep it from happening.

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Pictures: Brett Favre keynote speaker at Springfield Boys and Girls Club 'Steak and Steak Dinner'

NFL quarterback legend Brett Favre visited kids Friday afternoon as part of Springfield Boys and Girls Club's annual 'Steak and Steak Dinner' fundraiser.   The Boys and Girls Clib hopes to raise $200,000.

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Scattered rain tonight

Scattered rain tonight

Big warm-up on Saturday

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Backpack strap used by Apollo 14 moonwalker sells for nearly $42,000

In 1971, astronaut Edgar Mitchell spent nearly 9½ hours on the lunar surface, where he left the rest of his life support backpack before returning to Earth.

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The Color Run set to brighten up downtown Springfield

Be prepared to see a burst of color Saturday morning in downtown Springfield.

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Track the severe weather on KY3's Interactive Radar

Stay ahead of the risks for severe weatherin the Ozarks by tracking the KY3 Interactive Radar.

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Consumer Reports: How safe is your shrimp?

Consumer Reports tested 342 packages of shrimp, farmed and wild, raw and cooked.

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Ford recalls 390,000 cars to fix door latches

Ford is recalling about 390,000 cars because the doors may not latch properly and could open while the cars are in motion.

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Missouri Attorney General asks for restitution for victims in case of Springfield odometer fraud

Attorney General Chris Koster announced Ashley Bolton was ordered by the Greene County Circuit Court to pay $94,416.29 to 45 consumer victims of an odometer scam.


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Police look for red flags in missing person cases

Police look for red flags before alerting public of missing persons

Springfield Police don't tell the media and the public about every missing person report.  They've already had 170 just this year.

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Rain chances continue Friday

Rain chances continue Friday

After a rainy morning we'll get a break from the showers for a bit this afternoon and even a little sunshine. Another round of showers and storms moves in later this afternoon.

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Pictures: Jack Nicklaus has fun off the course at the Bass Pro Legends of Golf Tournament

There's more than just golf at Johnny Morris' 'Top of the Rock Golf Course' near Branson. Legend Jack Nicklaus took to the lake for some fly fishing.  (Getty Images: Chris Condon / Contributor)

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Pictures: Behind the scenes of the Rock 'n Ribs BBQ Festival

The 16th Annual Rock 'n Ribs Barbeque Festival kicks off Friday night at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield. 80 teams will come together to compete for the best barbeque, which guests will be able to sample. The event benefits 7 local children's charities. Tickets are $10 at the gate. For more information, visit www.rocknribs.com.

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Pictures: Kansas City Royals brawl with Chicago White Sox; 5 players ejected

Five players were ejected in Thursday's game between the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox.  The Royals won 3-2.  (Pictures courtesy: Jon Durr/Getty Images)

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Fit Friday: Build muscle at Jazzercise Strength class

On this Fit Friday, KY3's Paul Adler tries out Jazzercise with Dawn Snapp.

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Watch: Berryville, Arkansas is adding a little color to the past

After a few conversations on Facebook, a group of Berryville residents decided to brainstorm some ideas about fixing up the square.  Once the ball started rolling and donations were flowing in, what was old is new again.  So far there is no end in sight for the project.  Organizers hope to make Berryville a destination and boost the local economy.

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Boone County man charged with raping minor

According to the Boone County Sheriff's Office, Johnathan Lyman Stubbs, 34, admitted to two separate incidents involving sexual acts with the child, constituting rape.


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Joplin man sentenced for receiving and distributing child porn

A Joplin man was sentenced Wednesday for receiving and distributing child pornography over the Internet.

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Video Storms moving in this morning

Video: Storms moving in this morning

Scattered storms with small hail will move through the area this morning, but no severe weather is expected.

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Rock'n Ribs Festival kicks off tonight

Tonight begins the 16th annual Rock'n Ribs Festival, which benefits seven area children's charities.

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Missouri woman guilty in death of baby found in concrete

The Kansas City Star reports that a jury also convicted 30-year-old Krystal Scroggs on Thursday of endangering the welfare of a child and abandonment of a corpse. 


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Motorcycle wreck kills man from Lebanon

A man from Lebanon died after he ran his motorcycle off of a Laclede County road on Thursday afternoon. 

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St. Louis jail worker accused of smuggling drugs to inmates

Twenty-four-year-old Anthony J. Pitt is charged with nine felonies related to the drug transactions. 

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SHARE: Mucinex recalls products for mislabeling

Mucinex is recalling some of its products because of possibly misleading labels.

Pharmaceutical company RB says only Mucinex Fast-Max Liquid products are part of the voluntary recall. Specifically, the company is concerned about the 'Night Time Cold and Flu, Cold and Sinus, Severe Congestion and Cough and Cold, Flu and Sore Throat.'

The reason is they may not have the correct drug facts label…

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Pathway to Healing: Victim's Memorial Garden 'grows' during special ceremony

It was a solemn ceremony.  A special service Thursday at the Victim's Memorial Garden brought hope and healing for families impacted by things just the opposite.

"I just feel a close-ness with them, even though I don't know them. There is just that bonds that we all share," stated Donna Gray of Ash Grove.

That common thing Donna shared with others in attendance is that they loved someone who was a…

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Wet weather to end the work week

Wet weather to end the work week

The first of several rounds of rain Friday will pass the Ozarks in the morning. Find out when the next round of rain may arrive by watching the forecast.

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Climax Springs voters submit petition to dissolve village

Some people in Climax Springs want their town to be taken off the map. A petition drive is underway calling for the village to be dissolved.

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Benches clear between Royals, White Sox

CHICAGO (AP) — Benches cleared at the end of the seventh inning of Thursday's game between the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox.

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Kids fighting back: Learning Self Defense Against Attackers

With a kick, tackle and screams in between, students at Martial Arts USA hit the floor every week learning valuable and life-saving techniques - some that would help if approached by a stranger. " They go through everything they have to know in order to determine, is this person safe, or is this person not safe. And if you're the least bit concerned, you get yourself out of there," says Jamie…

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(img1)Is it possible to build a tornado-resistant home?  These builders say yes

Is it possible to build a tornado-resistant home? These builders say yes

A team of southwest Missouri college students have designed and is now building a house that could withstand a tornado.  And is 100% off the grid.  KY3's Ed Fillmer shows us their design.

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Car makers try to make working on your car s ECU illegal

Illegal to work on your car? Local mechanic reacts to legal move by car makers.

All major car makers are asking the US patent office to make it illegal for you to tinker with your car's on-board computers.

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Efforts to block renewed bonding for new St. Louis dome fail

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Efforts to block Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon from extending bonds to help build a new St. Louis football stadium have failed.

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