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PHOTOS: Candlelight Remembrance Service

Springfield's Walnut Lawn Funeral Home held a candlelight service for people who lost a loved one this year.  It was designed to help grieving families heal over the holidays, while is usually a time to spend with family and friends.  The service featured guest speakers, music, and a candle lighting ceremony where lost loved ones names were read.

Pictures: Sacred Art Tattoo's 'Toys for Tats'

Sacred Art Tattoo in Springfield held it's first 'Toys for Tats' event on Friday. The shop is donating toys go to the charity, Crosslines. In return, the shop drew names for a gift certificate for up to $400 toward a tattoo. Sacred Art had a turn-out of around 200 people.

PICTURES: Willard South Elementary Bicycle Donation

Every year, Academy Sports + Outdoors donates bicycles and helmets to students of local schools who have excelled in reading and literature. This year, they chose Willard South Elementary to give away 30 bicycles.

PHOTOS: Joplin church destroyed by tornado holds first mass in new building

St. Mary's Catholic Church in Joplin held its first mass in its new building, three and a half years after the church was destroyed by the 2011 Joplin Tornado. (Pictures courtesy the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau)

PICTURES: Cedar Creek Spa Tour

It's a stressful world sometimes. Big Cedar Lodge recently opened up a new spa to help relieve some of that stress.

PHOTOS: Car crash knocks out traffic signal

Crews had to repair a signal knocked out after a crash at College and Grant Thursday morning. 

SLIDESHOW: 1st snowfall of the season for Kansas City

(img8)Snow storm in Kansas City

The more north you travel from the Ozarks, the more snow you will see.  Snow started falling around Kansas City in the overnight hours.  Up to five inches of snow could fall on the city by Thursday night. (Courtesy CNN/KSHB)

PHOTOS: Meet the dogs and cats looking for forever homes at the Humane Society

Here are some pets available for adoption at the Southwest Missouri Humane Society in Springfield, as of December 18, 2014.  If you are interested in a pet, you can call (417) 833-2526.  (All photos are from UTurn Studios, Springfield, Mo.)

Pictures: Wednesday night bout of winter weather

Your snapshots of the snow and sleet from 12/17/2014.

SLIDESHOW: Rain, sleet or snow? Radar images through the night show us what to expect

What will it do at your house through the night?  KY3's radar offers some insight on where the snow will fall through Thursday morning.

SLIDESHOW: Batman honored by City of Springfield with key to the city

(img11)Batman honored in Springfield

Last week, the city of Springfield honored its own Batman.  Derek Smith donates hundreds of hours too appear at hospitals and at special events dressed as the caped crusader.  He received the key to the city for his charity work last Friday.  (Video courtesy Benjamin Bagwell)

SLIDESHOW: Top Google searches for 2014 in Springfield area


Google released the top searches for 2014.  We broke it down to see what you in the Ozarks were searching this past year.

Slideshow: Springfield elementary students duct tape principal to the wall

This is Portland Elementary School principal Joshua Holt duct taped to the cafeteria wall.   The students used a penny drive to raise $1,800 for computer software.  The class that raised the most money will get to cut off his tie and throw a pie in his face later this week.

Pictures: Pulaski County historic courthouse

The historic courthouse in Pulaski County was built in 1903 and remained functional until 1989 when it was replaced by the new courthouse  built next door.  Much of the original courtroom remains intact with several period correct items.  Volunteers and donations keep the museum running and help is always appreciated.  Trail of Tears, medical, photography, and old school house exhibits are also…

Slideshow: KY3 employees compete for 'ugly sweater' title

KY3 employees wore their ugly sweaters at Monday's Christmas staff lunch.  Which one is the worst?

Slideshow: Fun at the 2014 Springfield Christmas Parade No. 1

Check out the images from the 2014 Christmas Parade in downtown Springfield.  These pictures include KY3 and KSPR personalities.

Slideshow: Fun at the 2014 Springfield Christmas Parade No. 2

Check the images from the 2014 Christmas Parade in downtown Springfield.

Slideshow: Fun at the 2014 Springfield Christmas Parade No. 3

Check out the images from the 2014 Christmas Parade in downtown Springfield.

SLIDESHOW: Small plane crashes near Evangel University Friday evening

Evangel Plane Crash

Four people are hospitalized after a small, single-engine plane crashed on the south side of Pythian Street between Glenstone and Delaware avenues about 5:40 p.m. Friday.   That's just south of Evangel University.  

Slideshow: Police at scene of deadly shooting in Springfield

Police are investigating the city's 17th homicide of the year.  Someone killed Joshua Kelley, 26, early Thursday at a home at 1040 S. Missouri Ave., just south of Grand Street and west of Grant Avenue.

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