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Pictures: Opening day at the 2014 Ozark Empire Fair

The Ozark Empire Fair started Thursday night.  Take a tour of the midway.

Slideshow: Batman meets his fans in Springfield

He's still fighting crime after 75 years.  Springfield's very own Caped Crusader met with some of his youngest fans at Battlefield Mall on Wednesday.  The Springfield Batman makes several appearances each year, visiting children in local hospitals to cheer them up.

Pictures: Harmonica therapy COPD patients

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Harmonica Therapy is now offered at the Wheeler Heart and Vascular Center to anyone with C-O-P-D, chronic lung conditions or patients with heart problems.

Experts say playing the harmonica helps break up phlegm in the lungs, and strengthen the breathing routine. 

Photos: Setting up for the 2014 Ozark Empire Fair

Workers began setting up for The Ozark empire Fair Monday.

Pictures: Overturned semi shuts down I-44 Monday morning near Strafford

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The westbound lanes at the 88 mile marker in Strafford are open.  They were closed for more than 3 1/2 hours after a tractor trailer overturned.  The crash happened just before 3:00 a.m. Monday.  Traffic had to be detoured until crews could clear the wreckage.  One person is being treated injuries.

Pictures: Zombie Walk in Lebanon

 It looked like the Zombie Invasion in Lebanon Saturday evening. More than 100 people dressed up for the 5th annual Zombie Walk, which wound through several blocks downtown. All proceeds--several thousand dollars--go toward COPE, a Laclede County facility that helps domestic violence victims.

Pictures: Sir Paul McCartney plays Kansas City's Sprint Center

Sir Paul McCartney appeared in Kansas City July 16 at the Sprint Center.  He played a good mixture of Beatles, Wings and his solo songs.  (Pictures courtesy of Barb Carrigan)

Pictures: Craft Beer Bash in Springfield

Thousands were expected to take part in the Craft Beer Bash that kicked off Saturday afternoon in Downtown Springfield. The event featured live music, local cuisine, and a chance to sample more than 100 beers, including some local favorites.

Pictures: Hundreds gather at Branson Landing on Saturday for American Idol Bus Tour

The American Idol Bus Tour drew in hundreds of hopeful contestants for next season's show. The bus tour is a smaller version of the main auditions, which are held in bigger cities across the country.

Pictures: Greene County solar energy farm

Springfield City Utilities announced last fall that an empty field at Farm Roads 112 and 209 would be the site of the Ozarks' first solar energy farm. That vision has now become reality.

July User Uploaded Photos

These are viewer submitted pictures from June 2014.

Slideshow: Your snapshots of Wednesday evening's sunset

Viewer submitted photos of Wednesday evening's sunset.

Photos: Groundbreaking for new Sherwood Elementary School

Springfield School District officials broke ground on Wednesday afternoon for a new Sherwood Elementary School in the southwest part of the district. The school will be just south of Horton Smith Golf Course and the Ozark Greenways Trail along Golden Avenue.

The district plans to put up to 450 students in the school, which will replace the present Sherwood Elementary School on Scenic Avenue at…

Photos: Flying rock damages dental office

Employees and patients at a dental office in Springfield got a big surprise on Tuesday afternoon.  A giant rock shattered the front window at James River Dental, 4205 S. Nature Center Way.

"It just sounded like a glass cabinet shattering, so we ran to the front.  Thank goodness, if it'd been one more glass over, it would've hit our front office personnel, sitting, in the back of the head,” said…

Photos: July flowers at the Xeriscape Garden

Many flowers are in bloom at the Springfield Xeriscape Garden.

PICTURES: Giant moth visits KY3

Do you know what kind it is?  The velvety, bright-colored creature landed on a side door at KY3 this morning. It fits the description of a Royal Walnut Moth.  Check out this link to learn more about the moth-->

Slideshow: Your photos of Saturday night's supermoon

Viewer submitted photos of Saturday night's supermoon.  If you missed seeing the supermoon in person, NASA says there are two more scheduled this season, August 10th and September 9th.

Pictures: Thousands of teens descend on Springfield for annual Catholic conference

Thousands of teenagers from across the county descended on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield this weekend for the Steubenville Youth Conference.

PICTURES: Crews work accident scene in Taney County

Western Taney County Fire District

Fire fighters from the Western Taney County Fire District free people trapped in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 86 near Ridgedale.

Photos: Hogs for dogs

Springfield, Mo. -- Local motorcyclists ride to raise money for C.A.R.E. Animal Shelter.

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