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Experts answers questions about sexual orientation measure

Call an expert answers voters questions about sexual orientation ballot measure

The ordinance excludes institutions that exist for the sole purpose of propagating religious services and doctrine.  Such examples include churches, and private religious schools and colleges.

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Storms on the horizon for Thursday

Storms on the horizon for Thursday

The rain is not over for the Ozarks this week. Find out if the Easter weekend will be soggy by watching the forecast.

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Voters to decide on future of small town elections

An issue on the ballot in 27 cities across Southwest Missouri would eliminate the need for some elections.

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Arkansas lawmakers give final OK to $5.2B budget bill

Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to a nearly $5.2 billion budget that boosts money for public schools, Medicaid and prisons while cutting most other state agencies' funding by 1%.

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Rebates will reduce prices of rain barrels on Saturday in Springfield

The rebate encourages water conservation and stormwater pollution reduction.

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KY3 Contact-an-expert panel will answer personal finance questions

The panel will answer questions on Thursday from 5 - 7 p.m.

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(img1)Ozark Life: Easter Sunrise Service 2014 (1)

Hammons Field will host 10th annual Easter Sunrise Service

The service, which attracts hundreds of people, will take place rain or shine.  If it rains, it will be indoors in the Cardinals’ training facility.

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Piggy banks stay empty despite higher earnings

Experts suggest people save 10 to 15 percent of their income.

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Reaction to City involvement to Billionaire s Prank

April Fools: Billionaire's prank brings attention to Branson

On this April Fool's Day, the Branson Chamber of Commerce was on the offensive explaining the value of a pre-April Fools' attention getter. With the help of some City leaders, British Billionaire Richard Branson pulled off a prank about moving his airline, Virgin America, to Branson's airport.

Many home folks were not amused commenting on the Ky3's facebook page, " that's stupid", " Not nice"  and…

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13 face conspiracy charges for $340,000 in fraudulent tax refunds

According to the indictment, conspirators obtained the identification information of individuals, including their names and Social Security numbers.

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Eureka Springs residents react to governor's actions on Arkansas religious freedom bill

Arkansas' Governor averted a political firestorm, like the one that flashed across Indiana, and called on lawmakers Wednesday to fix the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, HB1228, before he signs it.

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Arkansas is home to world's oldest person

The 117-year-old woman hopes for a visit from President Obama.

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Price Cutter

Price Cutter CEO shows new store, reveals plans for other former Dillon's sites

CEO Erick Taylor saw the larger store location near Missouri State University as an opportunity to grow.

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Police release photos of suspected car burglars at Silver Dollar City parking lot

Stone County authorities say cars were broken into at Silver Dollar City March 22nd.   A stolen credit cards was then used in Harrison, Arkansas.

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Man is accused of trying to kill wife at home near Winona

Jimmy D. Williams is charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action.  His wife is unconscious after being shot in the head at close range.

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Jury rejects man's claim that he invented Heinz ketchup packets

A Detroit-area businessman had sued, claiming the "Little Dipper" package he invented led Heinz to copy his idea.

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Generic Election

April 2015 Election Ballots

Know what's on your ballot before you vote in the April election.

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Bald eagle shot, killed in northwestern Arkansas

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are seeking information on the shooting of a bald eagle near Beaver Lake. 

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Greene County sheriff's damaged vehicle

Woman rams detective's car, leads deputies on slow speed chase

The chase started after the woman rammed and heavily damaged a deputy’s patrol car. 

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Price Cutter closes one store re-opens another

Supermarket Shift: Price Cutter closes one store, reopens former Dillon's

With families strolling in and out, it looked like a typical day of business at the Price Cutter on S. Campbell Ave.  In reality, Tuesday was the last day of business for the store.

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John Paul Hammerschmidt

Ex-congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt dies; he led effort for Buffalo River National Park

Hammerschmidt won his first race for Congress from the 3rd district of northwest Arkansas in 1966.  He spent 26 years in office.

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John Paul Hammerschmidt

KY3 News archives: John Paul Hammerschmidt honored in 2012 for Buffalo River NP

Ed Fillmer talked to Hammerschmidt and others in the Buffalo River Valley about the fight to create the first National River in the early 1970s.

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Missouri Transportation Department names interim director

MoDOT's CFO will take the job until Gov. Jay Nixon names new permanent director. 

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Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson won't sign Arkansas' religious freedom bill; asks for changes

Arkansas Governor Hutchinson says he won't sign Arkansas religious freedom bill, asking lawmakers to change it.  

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VIDEO: The Garden Spot returns!

Steve and Dan talk onions as the Garden Spot returns!

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St. Louis County pulls taxpayers from NFL stadium financing

Move would cost stadium effort about $6 million a year. 

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Federal panel indicts 13 in phony tax refund scheme

A federal grand jury inducted 13, including 7 from Springfield. 

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Consumer Reports: Best deals on glucose meters

Those little strips are a big, ongoing expense. And the cost can vary wildly.

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Arkansas Childrens Hospital

Arkansas Children's Hospital will no longer hire smokers

Hospital officials say new hires must submit to urine tests for nicotine.  Their employment is contingent on passing those tests

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John Mulford

Complaint against West Plains superintendent dismissed

Commission found no evidence John Mulford used public funds to oppose a ballot issue. 

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Neighborhood garden brings fresh food option to residents

Neighborhood garden offers fresh food options for east Springfield residents

East Springfield residents to have a new gardening option

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Springfield Public Schools

Springfield school year ends May 20

District sets last day after using three snow days in 2014-15 school year. 

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Pictures: Willie Nelson at the Shrine Mosque

The legendary country music outlaw, Willie Nelson, graced the Ozarks with his incomparable style of music and performance at the Shrine Mosque in Springfield.  During the early 1960s, Nelson bused tables and washed dishes at Aunt Martha's Pancake House while unsuccessfully trying to earn a spot on Ozark Jubilee.  Willie earned his outlaw status when he bucked the Nashville system and found his…

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Gardener returns to KY3 for 11th season

Dan Bigbee will appear on KY3 News at Noon.

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VIDEO: Brandon gets from sweets from the sweet, no foolin'!

Some special visitors brought a special treat for Brandon Beck on KY3's Ozarks Today.

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Video Scattered storms likely today

Video: Scattered storms likely today

An upper low will move in from Oklahoma and bring storms and cooler temperatures for parts of the Ozarks today.

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Maker Faire coming to Springfield this summer

Maker Faires are held all over the world, gathering "makers" of different kinds. A coalition called O-STEAM is bringing the event to the Ozarks this summer.

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Missouri House OKs excluding mandatory tips from sales tax

A measure addressing their concerns gained initial approval in the Missouri House on Tuesday.

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Scattered storms possible again Wednesday

Scattered storms possible again Wednesday

April showers are said to bring May flowers. If the forecast is right then we should have a pretty good crop of flowers! Find out if any of the storms could be severe by watching the forecast.

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Spence Jackson suicide note says he feared unemployment; therapists say job loss is a big factor

Every year in the United States, suicide takes the lives of some 40,000 people, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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A New Home for a Springfield Icon

Timmons Temple, built in 1932, stood at 934 E. Webster St. until Tuesday when structural movers moved it to Silver Springs Park.

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Wal-Mart urges Arkansas governor to veto religion bill

Retail giant Wal-Mart says Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson should veto a religious-objection bill that critics say would open the door to widespread discrimination against gays and lesbians.

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Missouri House panel sends medical marijuana bill forward

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican support for a medical marijuana law is moving a proposal forward to the full Missouri House.

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Missouri Senate votes to raise caps for some to get Medicaid

Missouri's Republican-controlled Senate has advanced a bill that would expand eligibility for persons with disabilities to receive Medicaid. 

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Debate over Springfield non-discrimination law gets louder

Groups that want to repeal the ordinance and those who want to keep it have purchased time worth thousands of dollars for television ads. Those ads start running this week.

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City Utilities of Springfield shows route of new high voltage line

The line will go from the John Twitty Energy Center in southwest Springfield to the Partnership Industrial Center West along West Division Street; it will end just east of Springfield-Branson National Airport.

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Opposition group has 30 days to collect signatures City Council

Read SOGI Ordinance

Springfield voters will decide on April 7 whether the city should repeal the Sexual Orientation Gender Identity ordinance passed by Springfield's City Council.  Here is that ordinance.  

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A mom s warning to parents after daughter s kidnapping

Girl's kidnapping should be warning for parents about social media

Investigators say Hannah Kennish met Raymond Vallia on social media sites Tumblr, Tick, and Pinterest.  Her family did not know about their four-month connection.

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Michael Heston

Man from Republic admits stealing guns from pawnshop

Michael Heston and another man pleaded guilty for stealing 21 handguns, plus ammunition, in Ozark.

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Rabies case in Ozark has pet owners on alert

A confirmed case of rabies in Christian County. A rabid skunk turned up dead in a yard in Ozark.   It has brought tragic consequences and an important reminder.

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Auditor's spokesman left note before suicide; police say it's not what you think

When Spence Jackson, the spokesman for the late State Auditor Tom Schweich, fatally shot himself last Friday, he left a note.

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Ex-letter carrier admits stealing mail with cash, gift cards

Margi Greek worked as a substitute mail carrier for a rural route in the Rogersville area.

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Angie's List: How to make the most of a home & garden show

Look for a contractor who not only understands your project, but also shares your vision.

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Arkansas gives final approval to religious-freedom bill

Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to a religious-freedom bill that has drawn sharp criticism from opponents who say it opens the door to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.

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Jesse Driskill

Supreme Court upholds conviction of killer who claims anxiety hurt trial

Jesse Driskill of Lebanon received two death penalties and seven life prison sentences for killing and attacking Johnnie and Colleen Wilson.

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Bill designed to benefit Ozarks farmers close to becoming law

Gov. Nixon vetoed similar legislation last year

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Run set up to help family of Cedar Co deputy killed in line

Run set up to help family of Cedar Co. deputy killed in line of duty

'Matt's Run' helps the family of Deputy Matthew Chism attend the 'National Police Week' to pay tribute to officers killed in the line of duty.

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Deputy Matthew Chism

Young widow of fallen Cedar Co. officer shares story for first time

Ashley Chism wants to honor her husband's memory.  She does that by stories with their young son Hunter, raising funds for the county sheriff's department, and for a trip to the nation's capital to pay tribute to fallen officers.

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Spence Jackson

Police: Auditor's spokesman wrote 'can't take being unemployed again'

Jefferson City Police Capt. Doug Shoemaker said Tuesday that the note from Spence Jackson was dated March 27.

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Woman is charged with killing lover in Granby

Connie Sanders-Ford, of Fairview, was charged on Monday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action

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Photo courtesy Jim Steele

Missouri lawmakers pass bill to boost agriculture industry

Tt would let trucks haul larger loads of cattle and grain at certain times, and would protect livestock farmers from liability if someone is injured on their farms.

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home prices

Affordability becomes obstacle as home prices continue to rise

Home values are going up at a significantly faster pace than wages.

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Google Maps

Google Maps lets you play PAC-MAN on your street

Google Maps has integrated the hit arcade game PAC-MAN into its mapping site.

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