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Attorney says mother s fraud may be part of defense

Gypsy Blancharde enters plea in Greene County courtroom Friday

Gypsy Blancharde, the woman prosecutors say stabbed her mother to death, pleaded not guilty in a Greene County courtroom Friday.

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Settlement reached in death of boy who fell out of downtown Springfield window

The boy fell out of the window of the building in the 200 block of east Walnut in July of 2014.

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(img1)Consumer Reports: Are these health drinks better than water? (1)

Consumer Reports: Are these health drinks better than water?

Water with vitamins may sound like another smart health move, but some versions of Vitamin Water have 32 grams of sugar.

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Pictures: See the animal, be the animal

The fair is full of fun rides and tempting food but don't forget to check out all the critters big and small!

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Missouri Senate President Pro Tem resigning from office

Missouri Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey says he is resigning from office to return to the private sector and spend more time with his family.

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Cardinals get reliever Jonathan Broxton from Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired reliever Jonathan Broxton from the Milwaukee Brewers, supplementing their bullpen with another veteran.

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Chiefs veterans return to Missouri Western for training camp

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive tackle Mike DeVito, both coming back from season-ending injuries, were among the veterans reporting to training camp Friday.

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Pleasant weather for your weekend

Lower humidity, seasonable temperatures and mostly sunny skies will continue into the weekend.

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"In God We Trust" placed on Lawrence County Sheriff's Office patrol cars

Another Ozarks sheriff's department has joined the growing number of forces placing the motto "In God We Trust" on patrol vehicles.

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Burglar snatches thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from West Plains Verizon store

Detectives in West Plains are on the hunt for a burglar who took thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from a Verizon Wireless store.

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Whistleblower's lawyer makes conflict claim in Lake Ozark drowning case

An attorney for a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper who criticized the agency after a handcuffed Iowa man fell from a patrol boat and drowned in the Lake of the Ozarks says it is a conflict for state Attorney General Chris Koster to represent police in a lawsuit involving his client.

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Contact KY3: Make dorm Move-In Day easy

A small space requires a simple plan.

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Kitchen fire breaks out at Hollister's Sonic Drive-In

Customers and employees at Sonic Drive-In in Hollister had to be evacuated after a fire broke out in the restaurant's kitchen on Thursday evening. 

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Angie's List: Proper pool maintenance

Covering your pool is a great idea, especially if you have small children or pets.

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Fit Friday: Fuel your workout with lean protein options

On this Fit Friday, KY3's Paul Adler and Pamela Hernandez of Thrive Personal Fitness show you the options beyond meat for protein in your diet. 

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Pictures: Meet and greet with Uncle Kracker, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra

Several fans of Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker and Better Than Ezra got to meet the bands before they played the Ozark Empire Fair.   The bands are part of the 'Under the Sun' tour.

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Video Another great summer day

Video: Another great summer day

Lower humidity will return today with highs around 90.

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Park Day Reunion activities scheduled July 31 – August 2

Park Day celebrates freedom and diversity in Springfield

One of Springfield's oldest cultural celebrations is back, with a few new ways to recognize diversity in the Queen City.

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Pictures: Viewer submitted snapshots of Thursday's sunset

Viewer submitted snapshots of Thursday's sunset. 

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Former Siloam Springs teacher gets 8 years for sexual assault

A former Siloam Springs teacher has been sentenced to eight years in prison for having sexual encounters with a 13-year-old former student.

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Kayaking trip turns deadly on Gasconade River

A kayaking trip on the Gasconade River turned deadly for a Richland man on Thursday evening. 

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Statewide police chase ends safely, two arrests made

Chase started near Kansas City, ended in Camden county.

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Free Fair Fun

Fun and free activities at the Ozark Empire Fair

If you're looking for the most fun you can have at the Ozark Empire Fair without breaking your bank, the fair has several free activities for all ages.

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Rogersville bridge projects are underway this summer

New bridges in Rogeresville promise better traffic later, travel delays for now

Progress is rising in Rogersville in the form of several new highway bridges.

Logan-Rogersville firefighters are glad to see a new span carrying Highway 125 over the railroad to Memphis. Soon, there will be no more waiting for trains.

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Pictures: Famous Budweiser Clydesdales trot through the Ozark Empire Fair

The famous Budweiser Clydesdales trotted through the Ozark Empire Fair on opening night Thursday.  They took along some KY3 and KSPR personalities too.

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A comfortable end to July

A comfortable end to July

Highs will be about average on the last day of July but without the humidity. Find out if the nice weather will last through the weekend by watching the forecast.

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Pictures: Opening night of the 2015 Ozark Empire Fair

The weather was nearly picture-perfect for the first night of the Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield.  This year's theme is 'Summer's Biggest Party on a Stick."

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Christian County auditor says food donation was against state law

Sheriff Dwight McNeil donated a large amount of food found in the justice center.    But the County Auditor says donating government property is against the law.

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Pictures: Diane Staudte appears in Greene County courtroom Thursday

A Springfield woman charged with murdering her husband and son and trying to poison her daughter appeared in a Greene County courtroom for a pre-trial hearing.  

Diane Staudte is charged with first degree murder. She’s accused of killing Mark and Shawn Staudte with antifreeze. Her daughter, Sarah, survived the poisoning in 2013, but remains in a nursing home under a doctor’s care.

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Woman accused of killing husband, son returns to courtroom

Diane Staudte is charged with poisoning her husband and son with antifreeze.

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Taste of the Ozarks whips up a Shrimp Remoulade Salad

We mix up a nice summer salad recipe with our friends from Newk's. 

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VIDEO: Ozark Empire Fair prepares to "stick" it to visitors

KY3's Drew Douglas reports from the fairgrounds. 

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(img1)Noon News Thursday

Lower humidity equals a comfortable Thursday

Dew points are back in the 50s and 60s meaning less moisture in the air. Combine all that together and it makes for a beautiful Friday with highs slightly below average in the upper 80s.

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Dogs vs. hogs in the Ozarks: blood sport or family entertainment?

Dogs trained to hold wild hogs at bay, event draws interest from several states

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Arkansas, Mizzou both ranked in preseason USA Today Coaches Top 25 college football poll

Expectations are high for both the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Missouri Tigers in the 2015 college football season.

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AP source: Indians trade outfielder Moss to Cardinals

CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the trade says the Indians have dealt outfielder Brandon Moss to the St. Louis Cardinals. In return, Cleveland will receive minor league pitcher Rob Kaminsky.

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Cardinals, Fox Sports Midwest announce new long-term deal

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals will stay on Fox Sports Midwest through 2032 thanks to a new agreement.

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Carthage couple to stand trial in abuse of month-old baby

Couple accused of breaking four of the infant's ribs and both his legs.

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VIDEO: The rides that run on their own steam at the Ozark Empire Fair

KY3's Shayla Patrick takes a camel ride at the fair.

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Free vaccines offered

Free immunizations offered to Springfield Public Schools students

With summer coming to a close, parents are getting their kids ready for school.  That means shopping for clothes and school supplies.  For some moms and dads, it also entails getting their kids vaccinated.  

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Even with lower humidity, summer heat is still dangerous for pets

Animals can suffer from heat stroke and heat exhaustion just like humans can.

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UPDATE: young girl taken to the hospital after riding roller coaster at Silver Dollar City is okay

Park officials put a medical neck collar on the girl as part of Silver Dollar City's standard procedure. 

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Pleasant weather the next few days

Pleasant weather the next few days

Slightly cooler less humid air will visit the Ozarks for the next couple of days. Watch the weather to find out how long the nice weather will last.

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VIDEO: Budweiser Clydesdales make home delivery in Springfield

The Budweiser Clydesdales trotted up to Estel Brackett's house at Millwood Estates and dropped off a shipment of Budweiser.  

KY3's Maria Neider got a front row seat.  Brackett won a contest from Wil Fisher distributing to have the honor.  The cyldesdales will also be at the Ozark Empire Fair this week.   

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Try Before You Buy: 'Enduracool'

KY3's Lisa Rose and Ethan Forhetz test the 'Enduracool' towel to keep you cool.

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Deaths on Missouri waterways up this year

Deaths on Missouri waterways up this year

There have been more drownings so far in 2015 than there were in all of 2014.

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Bruce homers to back DeSclafani as Reds blank Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jay Bruce homered in the second to back Anthony DeSclafani's seven innings of three-hit ball, and the Cincinnati Reds shut out the St. Louis Cardinals for the second straight night, 1-0 on Wednesday.

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Arkansas Attorney General plans "mobile office" locations in August

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's office is coming to a town near you.

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(img1)Rainy weather keeping roofers busy

Rain has businesses playing catchup

Recent flooding has left many businesses swamped with a slew of service calls - including roofers. With temperatures climbing, many roofers are playing catch up at work after a very wet year so far.

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Man drowns in Douglas County

The Douglas County Sheriff tells KY3 news that a man drowned Wednesday afternoon while wading in Bryant Creek.

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Protecting kids from blistering sun after Oklahoma boys hospitalized with severe burns at daycare

Two Oklahoma boys remain hospitalized tonight, with second and third degree burns because of prolonged exposure to the sun. The 7-and 5-year old brothers were at a waterpark, but in the care of a daycare when it happened, according to the boys mother.


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Contact KY3: Latest hospital rankings and infection counts

Mercy and CoxHealth scored above the national average in most categories.

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Seymour school district proposes tax levy increase

Leaders in the Seymour School District are hoping voters will be willing to support the district with a 50 cent tax levy increase next week.

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Deputies investigating shooting in western Greene County

Woman hospitalized with single gunshot wound

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WATCH: Woman shot inside home in Republic

Greene County Sheriff's detectives say they found a woman shot inside a home in Republic Wednesday. Deputies were called to the home after they heard a gunshot. Detectives say she had been in a fight with family members before the shooting. She was taken to a Springfield hospital.

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Arkansas guardsmen receive training on using guns

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Hundreds of Arkansas National Guard soldiers are being trained this week on when they should use firearms, which some will now carry at Guard installations across the state.

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160-pound python killed in rural Missouri neighborhood

JONESBURG, Mo. (AP) — A resident of a Missouri neighborhood where a nearly 15-foot-long Burmese python was roaming for days has killed the snake.

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Indians avoid winless homestand, beat Royals 12-1

CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber took a shutout into the ninth, rookie Francisco Lindor hit a three-run homer and had a career-high four RBIs, and the Indians avoided a winless homestand with a 12-1 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday.

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29 people charged in massive meth conspiracy

10 Springfield residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a now 29-defendant conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Greene, Polk, Christian, Jasper, Laclede and Webster counties.

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Homing pigeons killed in Mountain Grove fire

Fire fighters were able to rescue some birds from burning building.

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Man arrested after armed robbery at west Springfield convenience store

Store on W. College St. was robbed of cash and cigarettes just after 2 a.m. 

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