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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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Video: Warm today, chilly Friday

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

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Comic Smirnoff visits MU campus for sitcom fodder

Branson funnyman Smirnoff eyes Mizzou relationship classes for sitcom fodder

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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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VIDEO: Royals lose Game 7 heartbreaker

KY3's Chad Plein reports from Kaufmann Stadium. 

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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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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 derated 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.

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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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Slideshow: Royals fans tailgate before Game 7 of World Series

Royals fans are ready for Game 7 of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants.

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Governor honors Spokane High School for academic excellence

The school earned a national Blue Ribbon from the U.S. Department of Education in 2013, and students have other academic successes to brag about.

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Jury convicts teen for murdering younger stepsister

Investigators said Levi Elliott, who was 15 at the time, shot Sierra Elliott, 12, at their home between Bolivar and Fair Play in March 2012 while his father and stepmother were away.

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State panel OKs rate hike for Summit Natural Gas

SNG Natural Gas of Missouri provides natural gas service to approximately 15,000 customers in Missouri, including some in the Ozarks.

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Police: It wasn't an abduction

The Springfield Police Department says a possible abduction recorded on a security camera was not really an abduction; it was a family dispute.  Police found the man who appeared to have been forced into a vehicle by another man on Monday morning along Kearney Street near Summit Avenue.  They say he is okay.

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Mark Christeson's execution is on hold indefinitely

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a late stay of execution just hours before Mark Christeson was scheduled to die by injection for three murders.

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Report: Missouri AG denies campaign donations influence policy

A New York Times report says Chris Koster stopped an investigation by his staff after he learned of the probe from a lobbyist for the targeted company.

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Spooky Symphony on Thursday includes costume contest, free treats

Musicians dress up for the annual free Halloween concert.  They children of all ages and their families to join them for The Spooky Symphony on Thursday at 6.

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Burned apartment building has been controversial for years

Harrison City Council sets emergency meeting on burned apartments/motel

A controversial building went up in flames early Wednesday.  Crews fought the fire at the former Hoops and Homeruns motel and apartments starting around 3 a.m.

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Ford recall

Ford recalls 205,000 SUVs for fuel tank leaks

The recall affects Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles from the 2007 and 2008 model years.

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Mizzou fans mourn death of John Kadlec, 'Mr. Mizzou'

John Kadlec spent more than 60 years as a player, coach, administrator and broadcaster inside Mizzou athletics.  He was 86.

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Racist killer from Marionville likely will face death penalty in Kansas

Glenn Miller Jr. shot three people outside a Jewish Community Center and a Jewish-owned nursing home last April.

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World Series: 5 things we know entering Game 7

A second inning that included a franchise-postseason-record seven runs and eight hits guided the Kansas City Royals to a 10-0 win over the San Francisco Giants in Game 6 on Tuesday, tying the World Series at three games apiece.

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Stay of execution for Mark Christeson upsets sheriff

Maries County Sheriff says he feels "lament" for family of Mark Christeson's victims.

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Hutchinson leads October money contest in Arkansas governor's campaign

Republican hopeful Asa Hutchinson reports raising $451,000 this month.

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Giants, Royals play for World Series title in Game 7

Royals hope to put a crown on dream season with win. 

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Video: Pleasant for now

Average temperatures are in store today and Thursday, but much colder air arrives Friday into Saturday.

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Missouri same sex marriage

SEMO extends benefits to same-sex spouses

Southeast Missouri State extends benefits to same-sex spouses of employees, retirees

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Mark Christeson and Jessie Carter

U.S. Supreme Court halts execution of Mark Christeson for 3 murders near Vichy

Mark Christeson raped Susan Brouk before killing her and her two children in 1998 at their rural home in Maries County.  His cousin, Jessie Carter, was with him at the time.

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Branson going smoke-free

Aldermen approve ordinance to ban indoor smoking

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Jamestown development will be auctioned at Greene County Courthouse

This Friday, a failed development near Rogersville will be sold at the Greene County Historic Courthouse.

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Pictures: The "K" was rocking! Kansas City forces Game 7 against San Francisco

The Royals pounded the Giants 10-0 to force a decisive Game 7 Wednesday night.

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Sample Ballots: November 2014 Election

Voters will go to the polls for mid-term elections November 4.

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(img1)RAW VIDEO: Kansas City Royals fans celebrate after Game 6 victory over San Francisco

RAW VIDEO: Kansas City Royals fans celebrate after Game 6 victory over San Francisco

Royals fans cheered loud after Game 6 too.  Listen to the fans as they were leaving Kauffman Stadium Tuesday night.

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Kansas City forces Game 7 after Tuesday night blowout against San Francisco

The Royals and Giants will play a Game 7 in the World Series Wednesday night at Kauffman Stadium.

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Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura honors friend Oscar Taveras in Game 6 of World Series

Yordano Ventura paid tribute to Oscar Taveras during Tuesday night's start in Game 6 of the World Series.

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Blog: Follow World Series Game No. 6 from Kansas City

Follow along with World Series Game 6 with us.

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Company challenges Contact KY3 flushable wipes report

A company that makes flushable wipes asked Contact KY3 to put the wipes to the test.

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Richard and Brittny Tubb

Husband, wife are charged with assaulting 2 kids

Richard Tubb, 28, is accused of hitting the children in the head with a hammer.  Brittny Tubb, 23, is accused of biting one of the children.

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Latest air bag recall: keep driving, but get problem fixed

The latest automobile recall deals with air bags from several different manufacturers, including models made by Honda, Toyota, and General Motors. 

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Uh oh! Bumgarner says he's ready to pitch again in the World Series

After throwing 117 pitches in a complete-game shutout Sunday, San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner was willing to pitch again on Tuesday.

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Oscar Taveras

Thousands attend Oscar Taveras' Dominican burial

SOSUA, Dominican Republic (AP) — Thousands of people in the Dominican Republic are attending the burial of former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras.

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Dennis Woodward

Murder in Caulfield brings life prison sentence

A jury convicted Dennis Woodward for killing Joy Dishneau at her home in Caulfield, where she ran a business called Naturally Enchanted.

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Live @ 5PM: KY3's Chad Plein previews Game 6 between Royals and Giants from Kansas City

KY3's Chad Plein reports live from Kansas City as the Royals and Giants prepare for Game 6 of the World Series.

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Vague threat put Ash Grove schools on alert

The school district says 'there was no indication of a specific threat against anyone at the school.'

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Pictures: KY3's Steve Grant addresses high schoolers in Future Career Leaders of America

High schoolers in the Future Career Leaders of America from high schools around the Ozarks met in Hartville for the group's regional meeting.  KY3's Steve Grant spoke to the students about leadership skills.

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Sarah Palin hopes to run for office again--someday

Palin hasn't held office since resigning as Alaska's governor during her first and only term.

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Veterans Home starts filling Christmas wish lists of residents

Some of the 200 veterans at the state home in Mount Vernon have family nearby but some don't.  A special program helps all of them celebrate Christmas in a special way.

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Dale Miller and Lucky

Intense search continues for man near Appleton City

When someone last saw Dale Miller, he had a black German shepherd dog named Lady with him.

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Parking lot pet sales would be banned under proposed Springfield ordinance

The city's Animal Issues Task Force recommended a ban on the sales of pets in parking lots and other public thoroughfares.

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Requests rise for holiday baskets in Springfield

The Council of Churches of the Ozarks began accepting applications last week for Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance.

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Schools fret over Ferguson grand jury announcement

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Seven school districts have asked the St. Louis County prosecutor to wait until classes aren't in session to make any announcement about whether a grand jury decided charges were warranted in the Ferguson police shooting case.

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Kansas City Royals fans

Elimination game: Royals return to Kauffman for World Series Game 6 Tuesday night

The Kansas City Royals hope returning home will revitalize their title chances, while the San Francisco Giants aim to clinch their third crown in five seasons when the teams clash in Game 6 on Tuesday.

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MSU, Convoy of Hope will work together on overseas research, aid

The goal is to to increase and improve agriculture and water availability in Haiti, and possibly other developing countries.

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