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Hikers find body next to Stockton Lake

The FBI is investigating because the body was on federal property.

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Tyson will sell off poultry operations in Mexico, Brazil

Tyson Foods also says  it would close three U.S. plants that have struggled financially. Those plants employ a total of 950 workers.

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County clerk opens office on Saturday for absentee voters

The Greene County Clerk's office will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, as well as during business hours on weekdays.

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Missing 4-year-old Missouri girl found

Police in Virginia have arrested a woman after finding the child safe at a hotel.

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2014 SPS state bus inspection yields a score of 98 6

Springfield school buses make the grade in annual state inspections

State and local inspectors give each bus a rigorous test twice a year.

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Woman makes quilts in spite of being blind

Quilt maker doesn't let blindness stop her from doing 'God's work'

Born with glaucoma, Diane Rose eventually became blind, but that hasn't stopped her from sewing beautiful quilts.

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Injured veteran Everything seems to be falling into place

Injured Army veteran from Greenfield gets big gift

Sgt. Derrick Hurt lost both legs in Iraq in 2003.  The Army veteran has a hard time getting around his home, so Helping A Hero is going to build him a new home.

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Deputies searching for fugitive find explosive device

Pulaski County Sheriff Ron Long says information obtained by investigators about fugitive Vernon Parker Jr. led them to an address on Shawnee Road near Laquey.

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Car crashes into apartment building near Ozark Empire Fairgrounds

Residents tell KY3 someone in the car was trying to steal a bike, and when people tried to stop the car, it hit first one apartment building, then plunged into the wall of another.

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Man steals deputy's patrol car before crashing, burning, fleeing

The crash destroyed the patrol car south of Greenfield.

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Sales tax holiday is next weekend; what you need to know

Missouri's sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, August 1, and continues through Sunday, August 3. Arkansas' sales tax holiday will fall on the same weekend, but will begin on Saturday and end Sunday.

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Pulaski County robbery leaves elderly man hospitalized

According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department, deputies first found the victim's abandoned car on a farm and went to check on him at his house.

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Man killed after Sea-Doo crashes in Camden County

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Gene Grumbois, 29, was operating his 2010 Sea-Doo when he struck a dock walkway around 9:15 p.m.

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Pictures: Groundbreaking ceremony for Army Sgt's new home, an organization that builds homes for our nation's heroes, held a groundbreaking ceremony Sunday for Army Sgt. Derick Hurt's new home in Greenfield. Sgt. Hunt lost both of his legs when a grenade exploded beneath his feet while serving in Mosul, Iraq. KY3 followed Derick during his treatment at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington.

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1 killed, 1 injured in shooting after alumni picnic in St. Louis suburb

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that two people were shot Saturday night in Heman Park after the annual University City alumni picnic was scheduled to end.

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Cooler air moving in

Cooler air moving in

Cooler, drier air will be in control of our weather starting tonight.

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(img1)VIDEO: Paul and Maria have a fair time

VIDEO: Paul and Maria have a fair time

Paul Adler and Maria Neider spend some Sunday evening time at the Ozark Empire Fair

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Pictures: Springfield church celebrates 125 years

A special worship service and fellowship dinner were part of the festivities in north Springfield on Sunday for a church celebrating 125 years of existence. Members of National Heights Baptist Church say their church is one of the oldest in Springfield and southwest Missouri. The event was a chance for members past and present to reflect on 125 years of history and service to the community.

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Man from Wheaton killed in crash

Driver killed when truck leaves road, overturns

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PHOTOS: Sheriff's Department patrol car destroyed

A Dade County Sheriff's Department unit was destroyed in a crash and fire Sunday. The department has not yet released details of the incident.

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Cases of rabies down in Missouri

Cases down to 14 from 39 at the same time last year

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Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards may be seeking new ride

Columbia native reportedly will leave Roush-Fenway Racing for Joe Gibbs Racing for 2015 NASCAR season

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Health alert for Missouri company's chicken

Alert follows Kansas City company's refusal to recall uninspected chicken products

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KY3 WEEKLY REWIND: Week of July 20-26

KY3 Photojournalist Cody Nutt gives us a look back at what made news in the last seven days

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Crews to begin resurfacing Highway 13 this week

Project will resurface highway from I-44 north to the Polk County line

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Ark. Assistant AG asks high court to overturn death penalty law

An assistant Arkansas attorney general has asked the state Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling that the state's death penalty law is unconstitutional.

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Fiscal cliff air travel

New report says KC airport is hub for terrorism travel

Police say the report shouldn't create fear, just more diligence.

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DWI Checkpoint

18 arrested in DWI checkpoint in Greene County

887 drivers were stopped at the checkpoint on Friday night.

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Hot Sunday Cooler Monday

Hot Sunday, Cooler Monday

Sunday will be hot and humid with highs in the 90s but much cooler temperatures move in for next week.

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Small fire erupts at Springfield Landfill Saturday evening

Officials say the small fire was confined to the middle of the field and was quickly contained.

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Pictures: Springfield Landfill fire

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A small fire started in the middle of the field at the Springfield Landfill.  It created quite a bit of smoke that the wind blew across Highway 13.  Currently the cause of the fire is still unknown. 

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Hottest day so far Saturday

Hottest day so far Saturday

Soaring temperatures made for the hottest day most of us have seen so far this year. Sunday will be another hot day, we'll cool down next week.

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Cassville man dies following motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Mickey Austin, 60, lost control of his 2007 Harley on Highway 112--three miles south of Cassville--while passing another vehicle.

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Pictures: Back-to-school shopping spree at Ozark Walmart

140 underprivileged kids went on shopping spree for school year essentials at the Walmart in Ozark on Saturday. It was all part of the Christian County Elks Lodge back to school giveaway. Each child was given $100 to spend on clothes, shoes and other apparel.

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Fair animals

VIDEO: Helping fair animals beat the heat

The animals on display at the Ozark Empire Fair need some help to beat the heat

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Building of Branson attraction damaged by fire Saturday morning

According to Branson Fire and Rescue Division Chief Randy Fogle, crews were called to Branson Frontier Adventures around 2:30 a.m. for a report that the ticket office was consumed by flames.

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Pres. Obama will visit Uptown Theater in KC on Wednesday; public invited

The White House announced Saturday that President Obama will arrive in Kansas City on Tuesday evening and deliver remarks on the economy Wednesday morning at the Uptown Theater.

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Centennial Farms

Horse owned by Monett woman wins in return to racing

Wicked Strong finished fourth at Kentucky Derby and Belmont this year

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UPDATE: Springfield man killed in motorcycle crash

Accident at Glenstone and I-44 shut down part of interstate for hours

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Kansas City International Airport

Report: Kansas City airport terrorist travel hub

Police officials say report seeking grant funding shouldn't create fear

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Arkansas AG's office argues for death penalty

State hasn't executed any prisoners since 2005

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Department of Defense

Sunday is Korean Veteran's Day in Missouri

Day marks end of Korean conflict on July 27, 1953

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Higher education

More Arkansans graduates going straight to college

Number increases for fifth straight year to 54 percent

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Fair animals brave the heat

Animals try to beat the heat at Ozark Empire Fair

Organizers and owners help animals stay cool on the hottest day of the fair.

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Missouri education

Ex-lawmaker named to Missouri education board

Former state Rep. Maynard Wallace appointed to Missouri Board of Education

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Arkansas frees up 125 prison beds

Opening of training academy to free up 125 prison beds

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medical school

Higher ed board OKs plan for new Arkansas medical school

Higher education board grants certification for medical school at Arkansas State University

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Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods closing 3 plants, laying off 950

Tyson Foods closing 3 plants with 950 workers in Iowa, New York, New Mexico

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Farmhouse near Clever destroyed by fire

Crews had to combat heavy smoke and large flames.

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New Generic Crash

Man from Weaubleau dies in tractor crash

Brain Mathiesen overturned his tractor on Friday.

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Hot and humid Saturday

Hot and humid Saturday

Saturday will likely be the hottest day we've seen so far this year with highs in the mid and upper 90s and heat index values in the triple digits.

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Dogs in Flight at the Ozark Empire Fair

Dogs in flight at the fair

K9's in Flight is a free show offered at the Ozark Empire fair. It features several dogs showing off high-flying tricks. All the dogs in the show are rescued from animal shelters across from across the state. Sissy, a Border-Collie, just qualified for the national dog Frisbee competition. You can watch Sissy and all her friends perform all week long.  The show is in between the Elephant rides…

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Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock, Buffalo Ridge golf courses in Branson earn Top 10 honors by Yahoo! Travel

Johnny Morris' Top of the Rock and Buffalo Ridge golf courses ranked among Top 10 courses in the country.

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Missouri Highway Patrol confirms drowning on Stockton Lake

Boy drowns at swimming and camping site near Rolla

The boy drowned at the popular Fugitive Beach swimming and camping site near Rolla.

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Man robs c-store; Springfield police seek tips

The robbery was about 4:15 a.m. Friday at the Fast Trip at 1472 E. Kearney St.

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Bolivar Audit Follow Up Report

Bolivar fixes finances after awful audit results

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich says the city of Bolivar has made significant progress to fix dozens of financial issues.

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Video Ways to keep cool at Ozark Empire Fair

Video: Ways to keep cool at Ozark Empire Fair

It's steamy and hot but there are ways to beat the heat.

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Doy Case and Tressie Case

Judge releases couple charged with selling $1 million of K2

Doy Case, 79, and Tressie Case, 67, each faces nine charges of mail fraud, possession of a controlled substance, conspiring to distribute a controlled substance, and money laundering.

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(img6)Ketchup at Collinsville

SLIDESHOW: St. Louis area warehouse up for sale; you get its famous landmark too

For $500,000 you can get yourself a 170-foot bottle of ketchup.  It's not filled with ketchup.  It's not even a bottle.  This historic piece of Collinsville, Illinois is an old water tower.  You get the warehouse beneath it too.

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(img1)Alabama man amputation

WATCH: Lawsuit claims circumcision turned into amputation

A Birmingham, Alabama man says he went to the hospital for a circumcision, but instead received an amputation.  That's according to a lawsuit filed this week.  Ashley Roberts has been looking into the case. 

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(img3)Ketchup at Collinsville

St. Louis area warehouse up for sale; you get its famous landmark too

For a half-a-million dollars, you can get yourself a 170-foot bottle of ketchup.  It's not filled with ketchup.  It's not even a bottle.  This historic piece of Collinsville, Illinois is an old water tower.  You get the warehouse beneath it too. 


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Water use rising as weather heats up

Parts of southwest Missouri are now abnormally dry to moderate drought conditions according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.  Springfield City Utilities says it's starting to show in water use.

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America's oil, gas rig count up to 1,883

Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Louisiana gained six, California, New Mexico and Oklahoma were each up four, and West Virginia increased by one.

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(img9)Wreck into power pole

WATCH: Power returns to southwest Springfield after crash into pole Friday

Power returned Friday afternoon to parts of Southwest Springfield after a a crash into a power pole.  The car crashed into a pole on Farm Road 156 a few blocks east of the West Bypass.

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Details of Sac-Osage Hospital closure are not decided

The board of the small, independent hospital in Osceola plans to close it and negotiate an agreement for medical services with Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar.

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