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Dade County residents frustrated over well water contamination

Several private wells in Dade County have been contaminated with E. coli, making the water undrinkable

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88-year-old Missouri man charged with killing wife

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — An 88-year-old central Missouri man has been arrested and charged with fatally stabbing his 86-year-old wife.

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Slideshow: Trick-or-Treaters visit KY3 and KSPR

KY3 and KSPR turned scary Friday.  Family of KY3 Inc. employees trick-or-treated at the station on Halloween.

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Voter report cards

Voter report cards grade your voting history

Some people in Missouri are getting 'Voter Report Cards' in the mail from a Political Action Committee.

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Generic Election

Sample Ballots: November 2014 Election

Voters will go to the polls for mid-term elections on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

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(img1)Scam of the Week: Ebola medicines

Scam of the Week: Ebola medicines

Con artists are turning your fears into cash.

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Mizzou buying second radio station to expand news and music programming

University of Missouri purchasing KWWC 90.5 FM from Stephens College in Columbia.

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SLIDESHOW: See how the staff at KY3 & KSPR celebrate Halloween

We always have fun on Halloween.  This year's theme was classic TV on our Antenna and COZI TV stations.

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Election officials predict 6 in 10 will skip Tuesday's election

Statewide predictions put turnout at less than 40 percent. 

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Mark Porter

Greene County Jail

Porter pleads not guilty to Tyrrell murders

Former school administrator appears in Greene Court Circuit Court Friday. 

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Missouri Rehabilitation Center Mt. Vernon

Rehab center closing in Mt.Vernon, 300 jobs end Friday

Rehab center closing after more than 100 years.

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Video A chilly Halloween

Watch: Scary Halloween night weather. Your trick-or-treat and Friday night football temperatures

Temperatures will stay in the 40s today, with 30s for trick-or-treat tonight.

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Missouri election

Secretary of State names Elections Integrity Task Force

Task force will meet during election years. 

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Kentucky Missouri

Missouri hosts improved Kentucky team Saturday

Bowl-eligible Tigers hope to extend Wildcats losing streak. 

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Arkansas Miss St.

Arkansas visits top-ranked Mississippi State Saturday

Razorbacks try for first SEC win of season against #1` Bulldogs,

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Rams 49ers

Rams make first visit to 49ers new home needing win

St. Louis Rams (2-5) at San Francisco 49ers (4-3)

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Buena Vista fire

Fire destroys home near Strafford

Family of four escaped, but home was a total loss. 

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Jets CHiefs

Chiefs hosts spiraling Jets Sunday

Chiefs have won two straight, Jets have lost seven striaght. 

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Sheriff: Arkansas man punches 2 Baxter County deputies

A northern Arkansas man has been arrested after authorities say he punched two deputies in the face.

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ATV accident

ATV accident kills man in Shannon County

ATV driver hit Jeep on rural highway; two others injured.

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Strong opinions stir debate in Willard concerning a school bond issue up for vote on Nov.4

Anonymous citizen urges residents to vote against a $15.2 million dollar tax levy increase in Willard.

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Phenix, MO

Ghost town in Greene County reveals memories, mysteries of a bygone era

In this haunting season, you might not be aware of a ghost town sitting right in our back yard. 

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Wright County 911 Tax

Wright County voters to decide on 911 tax

Wright County officials are proposing a 3/8 cent sales tax to fund a 911 call center

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(img1)Rountree neighborhood preps for hundreds of people

Rountree Neighborhood preps for hundreds of trick-or-treaters

     The Rountree Halloween parade will go from 5:30 to 6 from Delmar to Madison street on Friday October 31st.

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John Lackey St. Louis Cardinals

Cards exercise Lackey option at big league minimum

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have exercised their 2015 contract option on pitcher John Lackey, which is at the major league minimum.

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U.S. Rep. Billy Long

Republican Congressman faces familiar Democratic, Libertarian opponents

Next Tuesday, some of the 750,000 voters across southwest Missouri will decide if they want to keep the incumbent or send a new 7th District congressman to Washington.

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(img1)Hundreds of Springfield families in need get free smoke alarms

Hundreds of Springfield families in need get free smoke alarms

The Home Builders Association along with Meeks, Metro Appliances, and Battery Outfitters donated 400 smoke alarms with batteries.

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Zombie, monster, Halloween

Springfield fire stations, Art Museum will host trick-or-treaters

The Art Museum will be open on Friday morning; the fire stations will be open in the evening.

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MODOT considers replacing dangerous guardrails

MODOT looks to replace dangerous guardrails

MODOT is examining guardrails across the state to see if some of them have an allegedly deadly design flaw.

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Daylight Saving Time ends fall back

Daylight saving time ends Sunday; change smoke alarm batteries

Nearly all American homes have at least one smoke alarm. Firefighters say testing them monthly and installing new batteries twice a year makes sure they still offer protection.

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4,500+ runners will take over streets of Springfield this weekend

Drivers should be on the lookout for runners throughout Springfield, especially on Sunday.  Runners could be here from 41 states.

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(img1)Consumer Reports: Getting wi-fi throughout your house

Consumer Reports: Getting wi-fi throughout your house

We’re dependent on Wi-Fi to access the Internet in different parts of our homes. But too often service is sluggish or there are dead zones. Consumer Reports has advice to help improve Wi-Fi in your house.

Many people get Internet service through their cable provider. The signal comes in
through a modem that connects to a router. Then the signal is sent wirelessly through the house. So what can go…

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Wichita plane crash

Jeffrey Hough

At least 4 died in plane crash in Wichita; more victims are possible

Four people remained missing early Thursday afternoon, but a search was halted at midday.

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Billy Butler locker room

Royals look toward next season after dream run; team could change a lot

Designated hitter Billy Butler says this scrappy bunch of kids will be back.  He believes their return to the playoffs after 29 years was just the beginning.

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Seiyu store

Wal-Mart's Japan unit will close 30 underperforming stores

Wal-Mart has nearly 400 retail stores and other locations in Japan.

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Laclede-MGE natural gas customers will see rate hike as of Saturday

One factor in the rate hike, which was approved by the Missouri Public Service Commission, is the Actual Cost Adjustment factor.

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Mailings on citizens' voting records upset some Missourians

The voter report card grades voting records of residents and their neighbors.

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Easy pumpkin brownies 10/30/14

This is a great recipe for Halloween or really any time in the fall. It's super simple and absolutely delicious.

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(img1)Angie's List: Backyard fire pits

Angie's List: Backyard fire pits

The colder weather doesn't have to mean an end to your outdoor entertaining.

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(img1)Consumer Reports: Best space heaters

Consumer Reports: Best space heaters

Space heaters can warm up a chilly room. But beware. They account for one-third of all home-heating fires each year, and more than 80 percent of home-heating fire deaths.

Consumer Reports has just tested more than two dozen space heaters and says if you have an older one, consider replacing it. The new ones have gotten safer.

All of the heaters tested have a safety switch that turns them off if…

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Missouri House speaker plans panel to probe Attorney General Koster

The New York Times reported Koster changed policies and negotiated more favorable settlements after receiving campaign contributions and incentives from lobbyists.

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Kansas City Royals

Royals' magical run ends; players talk about painful loss

Back in the World Series after a 29-year playoff drought, the Kansas City Royals couldn't quite capture their second championship.

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Execution set for Missouri man who killed neighbor

Paul Goodwin was sentenced to death for killing a neighbor in 1998. 

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Slideshow: Images from Game 7 of the World Series #1

Check out the images from Game 7 of the World Series between the Giants and Royals at Kauffman Stadium.  The Giants defeated the Royals 3-2 to win the third World Series in five years.

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Slideshow: Images from Game 7 of the World Series #2

Check out the images from Game 7 of the World Series between the Giants and Royals at Kauffman Stadium.  The Giants won Game 7 3-2.

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GRisham Farms fire

Fire damages animal feed processor

Early morning fire damages animal feed plant.

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Walmart logo

Wal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals

Wal-Mart is trying to rev up sluggish sales in the U.S.  before the holidays.

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Video Warm today chilly Friday

Video: Warm today, chilly Friday

Highs will drop 20-25? on Friday along with a strong north wind.

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Yakov Smirnoff

Comic Smirnoff visits MU campus for sitcom fodder

Branson funnyman Smirnoff eyes Mizzou relationship classes for sitcom fodder

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Christmas shopping

Many stores will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day

A look at the stores that will not open on Thanksgiving Day

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VIDEO: Fighting the freeze in the Garden Spot

Steve and Dan talk about the coming freeze in the Garden Spot. 

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Ebola Virus

Arkansas AG warns residents of Ebola-related scams

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is urging residents to beware of Ebola-related scammers.

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Fall tournament brings thousands of athletes; families to the Ozarks Halloween weekend

6th Annual National Christian Home School fall championships come to Springfield October 30 – November 1.

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Tips to stay safe on Halloween

Twice as many kids are killed while walking on Halloween than any other day of the year, according to Safe Kids Springfield.

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San Francisco Giants win 3rd World Series in 5 seasons, defeating Kansas City Royals

Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of shutout relief to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 3-2 Game 7 World Series win against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.  It is the third World Series crown for the Giants in the past five seasons.

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Harrison City Council votes to condemn, demolish building destroyed by fire

The Harrison City Council voted to tear down an abandoned motel at an emergency meeting Wednesday night. The building was gutted by a fire early Wednesday morning and city officials said the property was a safety hazard.

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Military jet crashes in California, killing pilot

A military jet has crashed into a field near a naval base in Southern California, killing the pilot.

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Dade County meeting will focus on well water issues

Residents near Everton hope to get to bottom of well contamination problem

The Dade County Health Department says, in recent weeks, multiple wells tested near Everton has come back with positive results for E. Coli or Coliform. As of last Wednesday, the ratio of affected wells was one out of every three that had undergone tests.  E. Coli and Coliform are contaminants are commonly found in human and animal waste. 

"It is frightening.  It's an emotional issue, I realize…

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Controversial headline exposing racism on campus

Controversial headline exposing racism on campus

The Standard, MSU's student-edited news paper, publishes racial slurs on front page in effort to force conversation about race on campus after black students suffered the insults during silent protest on campus.

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Windermere Apartments

1 'disgusting' apartment causes 15 evictions

The tenants of the Windermere Apartments have until Friday to move out because of a health hazard: one incredibly filthy unit that was flagged by city inspectors.

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6PM Live Report: Chad and Emily report live from Game 7 of the World Series

KY3's Emily Wood and Chad Plein report live from Kauffman Stadium as Royals fans get ready for Game 7 of the World Series against the Giants.

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