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Pictures: 2nd Annual Diaper Derby at Battlefield Mall

The 2nd Annual Diaper Derby was held Saturday at the Battlefield Mall in Springfield. There were three divisions consisting of crawlers, beginning walkers and experienced walkers. The winner from each of the heats then competed for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize. Prizes included Simon American Express Giftcards and trophies. 

PHOTOS: The game is not over at the 1984 arcade downtown

The games, and the people who play them, at downtown Springfield's 1984 arcade. 

Pictures: Thousands learn safety 'Safe and Sound Saturday' in Springfield #2

KY3's 'Safe and Sound Saturday' showcased safety businesses and organizations across the Ozarks. Thousands this year attended the free event at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

PHOTOS: Crashes tie up traffic on U.S. 65 near E. Sunshine

Two crashes involving four cars sent at least three people to the hospital Saturday afternoon. 

PHOTOS: Cedar County holds 5K run to honor fallen deputy

Aaron VanBlack shared these pictures from Stockton at the Matthew Chism 5K. The event is raising money for the family of Cedar County Deputy Matthew Chism, who was killed on duty last year. His wife, Amber, hopes to travel to Washington, DC for a remembrance of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. 

Pictures: Thousands learn safety at KY3's 'Safe and Sound Saturday'

KSPR's 'Safe and Sound Saturday' showcased safety businesses and organizations across the Ozarks. Thousands this year attended the free event at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

Pictures: Aaron Sachs and Associates give out bike helmets at 'Safe and Sound Saturday'

Aaron Sachs and Associates has made bike safety a top priority for kids in the Ozarks.  The law firm gave out thousands of helmets at KY3's 'Safe and Sound Saturday.' 

Pictures: Driver moves pickup in nick of time to keep gas station from burning near Springfield

The driver of a pickup got a big scare on Friday afternoon at a gas station west of Springfield. The pickup burst into flames right after the truck was filled with gasoline.  

It happened about 4:30 at the Briarwood One station along U.S. 60 (Sunshine Street) between West Bypass and the James River Freeway.  Harold Kuschmeader, the owner, had just finished filling up when he spotted smoke near the…

SLIDESHOW: What's blooming in the Ozarks this spring

How's your flower bed this spring?  Here's some of the beautiful spring flowers and trees blooming in the Ozarks.  

PHOTOS: Getting ready for Saturday's Safe and Sound

Businesses and organizations taking part in Saturday's Safe and Sound event got their booths set up on Friday. Safe and Sound takes place Saturday morning and afternoon at the e-Plex at the Ozark Empire Fair. 

PHOTOS: Mercury spill in Ash Grove

ASH GROVE, Mo. - A small amount of mercury was spilled in the pump room of the Ash Grove Police Station.  The Department of Natural Resources was called in to help in the cleanup of the spill.  

Pictures: Battlefield Lanes transforms into Andy B's Entertainment Center

After several months of re-construction, one of Springfield's oldest bowling venues has a new name, and a greatly-expanded set of offerings.

Andy B's Entertainment Center is the new name of the venue formerly known as Battlefield Lanes.

Pictures: Police surround house after report of shooting in north Springfield

Springfield Police surrounded a house on the city’s north side after a report of a shooting.

Police are staging in the area of the 1700 block of N. Sherman Ave, between Division and Commercial Streets. Officers responded to a call of a woman being shot at a home there. Police have set up a perimeter, blocking streets in the area surrounding the house.

Police spent several minutes trying to make…

PHOTOS: Police surround house in in north Springfield

Police responded to call of possible shooting in 1700 block of N. Sherman Ave. 

PHOTOS: Aircraft with gear issues returns safely to Springfield-Branson National Airport

American Airlines flight 2982 bound for Chicago returned to Springfield shortly after takeoff after the crew reported possible issues with the landing gear. 

Pictures: Springfield Torch Run for Show-Me-State Games

Springfield kicked off the second leg of the torch run celebrating this summer's Show-Me-State Games.  Runners carried the torch from Park Central Square to home plate at Hammons Field.  (Pictures by Paul Adler/James Rothwell)

Pictures: Springfield's Cherry Blossom Kite Festival

Dozens of folks flocked to the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center this weekend for the Cherry Blossom Kite Festival.  The annual family-friendly event highlights Springfield’s Sister City relationship with Isesaki, Japan and Tlaquepaque, Mexico. Kids and adults were invited to fly kites in the park as well as take part in numerous other activities. 

PHOTOS: Viewers share their views of the clouds Sunday morning

Valerie Smith Hochstedler Jerico Springs

Viewers shared their snapshots of dark skies over the Ozarks. 

Pictures: Remembering Branson's Jasmine Miller

Several dozen people lined the Highway 76 strip in Branson to remember a 6-year-old girl who was found strangled to death at the Windsor Inn motel in Branson back in February. The event was a show of support for Jasmine and her parents Jason and Lori. The event was organized by the non-profit group Jesus Was Homeless. Prosecutors charged 55 year old John Roberts with the murder of Jasmine Miller.

PHOTOS: Firefighters help open Fireman's Landing

Firefighters from around the country helped open Silver Dollar City's latest attraction. 

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