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Ghost town no more: Developer plans nearly 100 new homes at Jamestown site

It's hard to call Jamestown a ghost town- since it never really was a community to begin with.

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The rain is not over yet

The rain is not over yet

The rain will last through the night and more is possible this weekend. Find out what to expect by watching the forecast.

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Man shot dead in confrontation with Stone County deputies

Sheriff says deputies shot the man after he threatened his wife, officers with a gun. 

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People who live work on Ozark square react to shootout

Neighbors talk about deadly shootout

Thomas and Geraldine Breedlove talk about seeing armed police officers outside their home. 

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Askinosie Chocolate Holiday Tours

Askinosie Chocolate Holiday Tours

'Tis the season for friends, family, and chocolate. Askinosie Chocolate Factory is now offering holiday tours of their facilities on Saturdays until Christmas Eve.

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Arkansas spoils Pinkel's final game at Mizzou; Collins rushes for 3 scores

The Hogs finished the season winning five of the last six games.

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Track storms on KY3's Interactive Radar

Track storms where you live on KY3's Interactive Radar.

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Stone County deadly shooting latest in long list of officer-involved shootings

This most recent officer-involved shooting in the Ozarks is just one of several this year, especially in the last couple of months.

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A driver steered his van away from a Branson West gas station before it burst into flames

The Southern Stone County Fire Protection District says no one was hurt in Friday's fire.

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RAW VIDEO: Van catches fire at gas station in Branson West

It took Southern Stone County firefighters thirty minutes to control a van fire in the parking lot of a Branson West retailer. The driver pulled up to the gas pump, then noticed smoke from his van. They moved the van away from the gas pump. It then caught fire. Nobody was hurt.  (Video courtesy Southern Stone County.

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Small Business Saturday: Don't forget about the little guys

Small business owners hope you'll venture out in the rain.

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Pictures: Arkansas and Mizzou renew 'Border Line Rivalry' game

The Arkansas Razorbacks and the Missouri Tigers renewed the 'Border Line Rivalry' Friday afternoon in Fayetteville.   The two schools played in rain throughout the game.

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(img1)Consumer Reports: Should you buy Amazon's $50 tablet?

Consumer Reports: Should you buy Amazon's $50 tablet?

If you put the tablet on a flat surface or against something soft, it is going to sound muffled.

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Holiday shopping guide: Deal or dud?

A low price could cost you.

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PHOTOS: Van catches fire at gas station in Branson West

Roy Liljegren and Amy Carroll captured these pictures as a van caught fire in Branson West Friday. No one was injured. 

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A new take on old favorites in new downtown restaurant

KY3's Maria Neider takes you inside the new Black Sheep Burgers & Shakes restaurant on Walnut Street.

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FIT FRIDAY: Balancing alcohol and calories

Balancing holiday celebrations with alcohol and your calorie intake can be a challenge this time of year. 

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Nixa man killed in SUV accident

Driver was thrown from vehicle after it ran off the road and overturned. 

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Black Friday offers opportunities for shoppers and thieves

Police recommend you play it safe with your valuables while shopping this weekend.

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UPDATE: Police capture Dallas County escaped inmate in northwest Springfield

Police say  Christopher Cornelius stole a grain truck, but dozens of officers tracked him to Springfield where they made the arrest about three hours after his escape.

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Plenty of rain for holiday shopping

Plenty of rain for holiday shopping

The rain has finally begun for the Ozarks. Find out how much will fall by watching the forecast.

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Bargain hunters kick off Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving

Hundreds of people lined up on Thanksgiving to start their holiday shopping.

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Officer involved fatal shooting in Springfield

Neighbors say Springfield man shot by police was a "nice kid" but had anger issues

A Springfield man is dead following an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night.  Springfield Police identify him as 23 year old Magnum Phillips.

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Officer Involved Shooting

Man, 23, shot dead while trying to take gun from SPD officer

Police say officer shot man in struggle for officer's gun. 

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See which companies made Consumer Reports' 'Naughty & Nice' list

UPS is on the Naughty list, along with FedEx, for continuing to charge extra fees they call “fuel surcharges” despite this fall’s relatively low fuel prices.

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(img1)Angie's List: Holiday lights, do's and don'ts (1)

Angie's List: Holiday lights, do's and don'ts

Even if you’re using new lights, check for the U-L label and use them only as approved.

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Georgia Tech beats Arkansas 83-73

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Smith scored 19 points and Georgia Tech led for most of its 83-73 victory over Arkansas in the semifinals of the NIT Season TipOff on Thursday.

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Arrests for drunken boating plummet on Missouri waterways

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Arrests for drunken boating on Missouri waterways have fallen by 63 percent since the Missouri State Water Patrol merged with the Highway Patrol.

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Fort Leonard Wood celebrates Thanksgiving

 5 tons of turkey and 2,000 pies served at post dining facilities

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Titans still waiting to see DGB's celebrated talent

Former Hillcrest, Mizzou star hasn't lived up to his potential in rookie season with Tennessee Titans. 

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Flash Flood Watch

Wet Weather Worries: Flash Flood Watch issued until Saturday morning

Stay ahead of the storms while on the go with the KY3 Weather App.

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PHOTOS: 21st Annual Turkey Trot stuffs 7,700 on the course

A record number of people took part in the Thanksgiving Day tradition. 

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7,700 flock to 21st annual Turkey Trot

Annual run/walk raises money for scholarships, DCO, Ozarks Food Harvest

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HOLIDAY MOVIE REVIEW: Picks for adults, kids and the whole family

Your Movie Friend Aaron Dicer has some recommendations if you're going to the movies this holiday weekend. 

As sure as fridges will be stuffed with leftovers this year, theaters will be full of movie choices come the Holiday season. So if you're heading out to catch a flick, here are some good choices depending on who's coming along with you.
Here's a couple to see whether you are looking for a…

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Taste stuffing

TASTE OF OZARKS: A great idea for leftover stuffing

Chef Nicole Young shows Maria Neider a recipe for making holiday stuffing tasty the second time around. 

Stuffing waffles with cranberry aioli


6 to 8 cups stuffing
2 eggs
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
1/4 cup cranberry sauce
1/2 cup heavy mayonnaise

In a large bowl mix the stuffing, eggs and cheddar cheese until combined. Press 1/2 cup into a waffle maker and cook until crispy and golden brown.…

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TASTE OF THE OZARKS: Pumpkin pie parfait cups

Nicole shows us a quick and easy holiday dessert treat. 

Pumpkin Pie Parfait Cups

4 slices of pumpkin pie
6 ounces softened cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 cups with cream
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Whisk together powdered sugar, cream cheese and lemon juice until completely combined and smooth. Using eight small jars or eight parfait cups put down 2 tablespoons of the…

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Turkey trot

VIDEO: The 2015 Turkey Trot is ready to run!

KY3's Ned Reynolds reports from downtown Springfield. 

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Flooding rains likely

Flooding rains likely

Very heavy rain will lead to flooding this holiday weekend. Stay up on the latest forecast by watching the weather.

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Donation purses filled with warm necessities stolen

Thief thwarts good deed by smashing window and stealing donations

Lori Dobrick said she and her coworkers will start a new purse drive to try to replace the ones that were stolen.

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Woman killed in exchange of gunfire at business off of Ozark square

Investigators say another bail bondsmen was serving a warrant for Speer's arrest. That's when the incident started.

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Billings man harvests 22-point deer: That's a doe!

For deer hunters, getting the chance to harvest a deer with a massive rack is a once in a lifetime opportunity, but a Billings man harvested a deer that most hunters wouldn't see in 100 lifetimes.

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Rams WR Bailey has surgery after being shot in Florida

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Rams receiver Stedman Bailey has undergone several hours of surgery in Florida for a bullet wound in the head. The team says he's stable but remains in intensive care.

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Police identify man responsible for recent alarming armed robberies and carjackings

Police say evidence connects Justin Russell to the recent armed robberies and carjackings, targeting women shoppers. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to Russell's arrest and filing of charges.

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Most shoppers plan to do at least some holiday shopping online

Not a lot of folks we found say they'll be shopping tomorrow, but they all plan to do one thing in common, do at least part of their shopping online.

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(img1)Scam of the Week: Don't cash this paycheck

Scam of the Week: Don't cash this paycheck

Click delete if you see this job listing in your inbox.

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6PM Report: Witnesses describe shooting off square in Ozark

The Missouri Highway Patrol says a woman was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire outside a business off the Ozark square.

Somer Brook Speer, 37, was found dead of a gunshot wound at her business 417 Bail Bondsmen shortly after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday.  That is located on North Avenue.  

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A Thanksgiving baking tradition for one Springfield advertising agent

Thanksgiving is a food holiday and a family holiday.  And when he's in the kitchen, a Springfield advertising agent is faithful to his family's home-made heritage.
Savor the flavor of this story from KY3's Steve Grant.  

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Veterinarians see lots of sick puppies right after Thanksgiving

Veterinarian says no Thanksgiving feast for Fido

Veterinarian says pets can get seriously sick or need surgery if they partake in Thanksgiving feast.

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Angie's List: Understanding brake noises

You're driving along and everything's fine until you hear a little squeak as you begin to stop.

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5PM Report: Police investigating shots fired on the Ozark square

Law enforcement from Ozark Police Department, the Christian County Sheriff's Department and the Greene County Sheriff's Office are working a crime scene near the square in the Ozark.

A person close to the incident says shots were fired near a bail bond office off the square.  There is a heavy police presence around the scene.  Witnesses have told us they have had to leave the scene.

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Pictures: Officers work standoff near Ozark square

Law enforcement from Ozark Police Department, the Christian County Sheriff's Department and the Greene County Sheriff's Department are working a crime scene near the square in the Ozark.

A person close to the incident says shots were fired near a bail bond office off the square.  There is a heavy police presence around the scene.  Witnesses said they had to leave the scene.

Watch for updates.

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(img1)Boy Scout Band Remembered

KY3 News Ozark Life archives: 50-year-old memories of Boy Scout Band, 1988

R. Ritchie Robertson was the creator and leader of the famous and historic Boy Scout Band in Springfield in the 1920s and '30s. He was also a promoter. It was the largest such band in the USA at the time.

Robertson also created the Kilties at Central High School, a female drum and bugle corps that continues to perform to this day. Three former members of the Kilties and the Boy Scout Band…

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Diner on Route 66 offers free Thanksgiving feast

It's anything but business as usual inside Tubby's diner on Historic Route 66 in Springfield where they are switching from burgers and fries to a full feast with all the fixings.

"We buy fresh USA turkeys," said Jason Russell, the owner.

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Police investigating suspicious activity involving child in Nixa

Nixa Police are seeking information from the public regarding a report of suspicious activity that occurred Wednesday morning.

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Travel headaches on Thanksgiving

Travel headaches on Thanksgiving

Heavy rain and flooding across the midwest

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Baxter County judge: No Nativity or other displays at courthouse

Baxter County says there will be no Nativity scene or any secular holiday displays on the courthouse lawn this year.

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Rams WR Bailey critical, stable after being shot in Florida

Police in the Miami area say they're looking for suspects in the shooting of suspended St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey.

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Springfield high school student creates epic Christmas lights display

Tis the season for extraordinary Christmas lights displays; but a Greenwood High School sophomore is taking his display to another level.

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Many retailers in the Ozarks to open Thursday night, instead of Black Friday

Thanksgiving night has replaced Black Friday for shopping.

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4 small earthquakes rattle southeast Missouri

Several people in southeast Missouri felt the earth move early Wednesday after a series of small earthquakes.

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Missouri deer season harvest increases in 2015

Missouri hunters bagged 14 percent more deer; Texas County had the biggest numbers. 

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SGF Airport Police keeping watchful eye in response to Worldwide Travel Alert

Springfield travelers aren't letting fear affect holiday plans

State Department's Worldwide Travel Alert not likely to affect passengers flying through Springfield.

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Sparta chief is on paid leave for shooting dog

The City Council is considering discipline after the chief shot a loose pit bull terrier rather than keep it for the required five days.

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Mizzou Alumni Association will revive Black Alumni Network

The announcement follows the recent resignation of University System President Tim Wolfe after weeks of student protests over the racial climate on campus.

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