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Man robs liquor store in Springfield

The robber got cash after threatening clerk.

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Steelers defeat Chiefs; playoffs chances diminish for Kansas City

Ben Roethlisberger shook off a knee injury and threw for 220 yards and a touchdown as the Pittsburgh Steelers clinched a playoff berth with a 20-12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

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Police arrest man after chase in Springfield

It started just before  6 a.m. near Walnut Lawn Street at Kansas Expressway, when a sheriff's deputy tried to pull the man over for a lane violation.

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States try to lure lawyers into rural practice

Nebraska and Arkansas are soon launching their own incentive programs for rural lawyers.

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Missouri lawmakers say abortion bills are not top goal

Eight bills have been filed so far as the legislative session that starts Jan. 7 nears.

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Shooting in east Kansas City kills 1, injures 2

Police say one person died at a hospital. Two other shooting victims sustained wounds that weren't life threatening.

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Pictures: Man is in custody after Sunday morning chase in Springfield

It started just before 6 a.m. near Walnut Lawn Street at Kansas Expressway, when a sheriff's deputy tried to pull the man over for a lane violation. Speeds reached as high as 95 miles per hour. The man, who has not been named, was arrested after he fled on foot.

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Manning leads Giants over the Rams

Odell Beckham Jr. caught two touchdown passes and rolled up 148 yards receiving against a defense that hadn't allowed a TD in three straight games, leading the New York Giants to a 37-27 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

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Drizzle tonight, rain tomorrow

Low temperatures will be very mild tonight

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Pictures: Republic Police Department's 'Santa Patrol'

Sgt. John Tinsley with the Republic Police Department pulled over a few drivers on Saturday to spread a little holiday cheer (we'll explain). During the busy shopping day, as many parents were trying to finish their Christmas purchases, Sgt. Tinsley was looking to pull over motorists for minor traffic infractions. Just as he was about to write a ticket, he transformed from a 'grinch' to one of…

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8 drivers arrested during sobriety checkpoint in Springfield

It was set up on West Bypass, about one-mile north of Sunshine.

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Jobless rate drops in Arkansas

More Arkansans are finding work.

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Arkansas gas prices higher than in Missouri

Most Springfield stations are below 2-dollars a gallon.  Arkansas' average is $2.31.

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Six Mizzou students arrested for suspicion of hazing

A police captain says several fraternity members had chased down and grabbed two pledge members who were then put in a van. One of the pledges had his hands tied behind his back.

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Family of Michael Brown speaks out on shooting deaths of 2 NYPD officers

The statement released Saturday by the Parks & Crump law firm says Brown's family rejects "any kind of violence directed toward members of law enforcement. It cannot be tolerated."

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Ride along with Police on Santa Patrol

Ride along with police on Santa Patrol

A police officer in Republic started Operation Joy, as a way to spread Christmas cheer.

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Portis' 24 leads Arkansas past SE Missouri 84-67

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Bobby Portis matched his season high of 24 points and added nine rebounds in a return to his native central Arkansas as the Razorbacks pulled away in the second half for an 84-67 win over Southeast Missouri State on Saturday night.

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Arkansas hospital says patient had Legionella exposure

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas hospital has reported that a patient there was exposed to Legionella bacteria sometime within the past year.

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University of Missouri buyout offer has 110 takers

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — More than 100 faculty members at the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia are taking buyouts and retiring.

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Crosslines distributes food, toys to Ozarks families

About 3,500 people were expected to receive assistance

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Cloud cover here to stay

Cloud cover here to stay

Skies stay mostly cloudy tonight and Sunday with fog developing once again. Rain returns to the forecast late Monday.

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Sparta taxpayers petition for state audit

Fears about the city's spending has people in Sparta asking the state to investigate

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Rice's 3-pointer gives Illinois 62-59 win over Missouri

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Rayvonte Rice hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the last of his 19 points, giving Illinois a 62-59 victory over Missouri in the annual Braggin' Rights game on Saturday.

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Meet the newest member of the KY3 Sports Team

Justin Sampson comes to the Ozarks after working in St. Joseph, Missouri.

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T-Mobile to pay Missouri $280K for text charges

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri will get more than $280,000 from T-Mobile US following claims that the company unfairly charged customers for third-party text message subscriptions.

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Crosslines answers the increase in applications for holiday assistance

Responding to a 15% increase in applications for assistance, volunteers from the community including churches, businesses, and schools will help to distribute the Christmas food baskets and toys to Greene county residents who have pre-registered for assistance.

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Arkansas gas prices at lowest level since 2009

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Holiday shoppers in Arkansas are spending less to drive to their favorite stores these days.

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Arkansas jobless rate decreases in November

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says Arkansas experienced a third consecutive month of decline in unemployment last month, recording a 5.8 percent rate for November.

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New troopers reporting for duty

31 recruits graduate from Missouri State Highway Patrol's Law Enforcement Academy

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Springfield billed 'cheap gas capital of America'

According to CNN Money, Springfield is the only town in America where the average price of unleaded gasoline is below $2.00/gallon.

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Northwest Arkansas museum exhibition named one of America's best

A northwest Arkansas art museum is garnering national attention...yet again.

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Pictures: Sacred Art Tattoo's 'Toys for Tats'

Sacred Art Tattoo in Springfield held it's first 'Toys for Tats' event on Friday. The shop is donating toys go to the charity, Crosslines. In return, the shop drew names for a gift certificate for up to $400 toward a tattoo. Sacred Art had a turn-out of around 200 people.

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Part 2 Video Candy cane cake and name holders

Part 2 Video: Candy cane cake and name holders

FYI Guy Jeremy Rabe puts the finishing touches on his candy cane cake, and shows you how to make some place holders out of three candy canes. Check it out in the video above!

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Part 1 Video Candy Cane cake

Part 1 Video: Candy Cane cake

FYI Guy Jeremy Rabe puts together a Christmas centerpiece out of candy canes. Check out the video above to see how he does it!

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Your Movie Friend on two new releases

Your Movie Friend on two new releases

Your Movie Friend Aaron Dicer sizes up the latest in the Hobbit trilogy and Annie-- two new releases on the big screen.

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Donation pays off kitchen upgrades at Nixa Senior Center

Donation from Nixa Community Foundation pays off new kitchen at senior center

The Nixa Community Foundation chose the town's senior center as one recipient of their annual grant. The money paid off the remaining balance for the center's kitchen upgrade.

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Cloudy skies continue Saturday

Cloudy skies continue Saturday

After a foggy start cloudy skies will continue Saturday. Temperatures will be about average this afternoon in the mid-40s.

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Guilty plea in shooting deaths of Willard couple

Charges reduced from first degree murder to second degree murder.

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Despite the clouds temperatures gradually warming

Despite the clouds temperatures gradually warming

Low clouds and fog may eventually give way to a few peeks of sun by Sunday. Get the daily forecast and the Christmas outlook by watching the video.

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Toys for Tats: Wearing hearts and art on their sleeve to give back to kids

The owner and tattoo artists at Sacred Heart Tattoo in Springfield are wearing their heart, along with ink on their sleeves while giving back to kids in need. The shop held " Toys for Tats" on Friday afternoon. Anyone who brought a new toy, earned a certificate towards a tattoo with a value ranging from $50 to $400.

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Fort Leonard Wood asking for blood donations over holiday season

With soldiers based at Fort Leonard Wood leaving the base for the holidays, the fort's Blood Center is asking for the public's help to keep up with demand.

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Atty. Gen. Eric Holder to review Lake of the Ozarks drowning

U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley says U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will personally review the case of an Iowa man who drowned while in a Missouri state trooper's custody.

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Man accused of setting apartment fire intentionally

Accused arsonist's sister believes he started fire in attempt to kill his mother

Fire Marshal rules apartment fire to be intentionally set and a man is charged with arson.

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5 year old alerts family of house fire in Fair Play

A Fair Play family's home is destroyed by fire, but they have their lives, and it was a five year old that discovered the danger.

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Boyfriend is charged for shooting woman in Republic

Police say Matthew D. Roberts said he accidentally shot his girlfriend twice on Thursday night.

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Prosecutor: Some Ferguson witnesses clearly lied

The St. Louis County prosecutor who convened the grand jury that investigated the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown says some witnesses before the panel obviously lied under oath.

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Video: Christmas tree farming declines

Christmas tree growers' incomes have not gone up in recent years but growing costs have.  Only 105 Christmas tree farms were left in 2012 compared to 196 in 2002.  Oregon is the top Christmas tree producing state while Missouri ranks 16th.

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Windsor Court apartment fire

Man is charged with starting fire at apartment where his mother lived

The fire at Windsor Court was the night of Dec. 10 near Campbell Avenue at Grand Street.  James Helfer's sister told an investigator that she thinks her brother was trying to kill their mother.

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Wind energy firm will pay $2.5 million for killing 100s of protected birds

The U.S. Justice Department says 38 golden eagles and 336 other protected birds have been found dead at the PacificCorp Energy's wind projects in Wyoming from 2009 until now.

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Mark Twain National Forest

Forest Service will hold public hearing on planned burn in Barry County

Service plans burn on 17,000 acres in Mark Twain National Forest

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Missouri part of settlement with T-Mobile

The company placed charges for third-party services on consumers’ mobile telephone bills without authorization.

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Proposal aims to cut red tape for family farms

Local Republican lawmakers file legislation on behalf of Democratic Secretary of State. 

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Career Center works to find new jobs for laid-off workers

Companies show interest in Regal Beloit property

R.B. Murray Company says they have had some inquiries about using the property as a manufacturing plant, but the primary interest they've seen is in rehabbing the property for a retail type development.

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Fair Play House fire

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Fire destroys home near Fair Play

Fire forces family of five out of their home. 


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CDC: Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 5 deaths

Health officials say prepackaged caramel apples are linked to five deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states.

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Pictures: Salvation Army Toy Shop in Springfield

Around 950 people will seek Christmas assistance from The Salvation Army's Toy Shop this year. The organization says each family will go home with two toys per child, plus stocking stuffers and winter gear - such as gloves and a hat and some food.  Friday, 12/19. is the last day for families to stop at the toy shop.

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Volunteer opportunities during the holiday season

At your request, we’ve compiled a list of local volunteer driven not-for-profits that assist our neighbors in need.

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Ozark High School football coach resigns

Mark Bliss had a four-year record of 28-17.

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Wanted poster for Steven Hill

Crime Stoppers fugitive Steven Hill is in custody

Here's the latest request for the public's help from Crime Stoppers of Greater Springfield.  Cash rewards are available for tips that lead to arrests.

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Fit Christmas

Fit Friday: "12 Days of Christmas" Workout

Trainer Jay Johnson has a workout that gets easier as 2015 draws closer.  Each exercise goes down in reps as you go.  Johnson says that makes it easier to tackle and he's seen more of his clients stick to the workout. 

Here's your holiday "to do" list to burn those extra calories before the new year.

"12 Days of Christmas" Workout

12 Twisting crunches (oblique twists. 12 on each side).
11 Leaping…

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Local college breaks ground on Missouri Veterans Memorial

The memorial will bear the names of over 1,400 Missourians who served and died in the Vietnam War.

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Vote for your favorite ugly sweater

The winner gets a $300 Visa shopping card. 

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Joplin Catholic church celebrates reopening

Parishioners meet in rebuild church for first time since 2011 tornado. 

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Missouri expects smaller revenues, modest growth

Missouri officials reduce revenue projections for 2015 by hundreds of millions of dollars

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Chiefs hope to keep playoff hopes alive against Steelers

Chiefs face do-or-die scenario as they visit fellow playoff contender Pittsburgh

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