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Toxic fumes force mass evacuation near Knoxville

A derailed train car burst into flames early Thursday, unleashing toxic fumes and forcing the evacuation of 5,000 people in Tennessee, authorities said.

Seven deputies were hospitalized after exposure to the fumes in Blount County, said Marian O'Bria...


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Photos: Helicopter rescue at Forbes Campground in Benton County

Benton County Sheriff Rick Fajen said three people at a private campground in the Forbes area, 10 miles east of Warsaw, were trapped by the rising Deer Creek early Wednesday.  They managed to escape to high ground, which turned into an island.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol sent a helicopter from Jefferson City to rescue two people from the state of California and one person from…

Pictures: Two tractor-trailer crashes on I-44 near Rolla tied up traffic early Wednesday morning

Two tractor-trailer crashes slowed traffic on Interstate 44 in Phelps County on Wednesday morning.  The crashes happened around 4:15 a.m. near the 173 mile marker, 11 miles west of Rolla near Jerome and the Little Piney River.   The Doolittle Rural Fire Department and the Rolla Fire Departments responded to the crashes.

Brandon Williams snapped these images of the crashes. 

In one crash, the driver…

Pictures: Niangua River rises fast Wednesday after heavy rain

Weavers Tackle Store submitted these images of the fast-rising Niangua River near Lebanon Wednesday.  Heavy rain Wednesday morning led to flash flooding in the area.

Pictures: Viewer submitted images of Wednesday's flooding across the Ozarks

Check out the viewer submitted these flooding pictures from across the northern half of the Ozarks Wednesday.

PHOTOS: Flood waters race through Camden County

High water flooded J Highway in Camden County between Mack's Creek and Camdenton. 

Pictures: Ameren opens floodgates Wednesday morning at Bagnell Dam

Bagnell Dam floodgates open

Ameren opened the floodgates at Lake of the Ozarks Wednesday morning.  These pictures from the Lake Sun

PICTURES: Hazy sunrise in Springfield through smoke of Canadian wildfires

Photojournalist Thomas Leonard snapped images of an unusual sunrise in Springfield Tuesday.  The sun rose through the smoke traveling south from several Canadian wildfires.  

Photos: Car owner stops thief by firing shots

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The Greene County Sheriff's Department says the owner of a car fired shots at a man who was trying to steal the vehicle early Tuesday.

The attempted theft was at the intersection of Farm Roads 146 at Farm Road 129; that's at the southeast corner of Rutledge -Wilson Farm Park just west of Springfield.

Police say the man ran off but was arrested about two blocks away in the 1300 block of Farm Road…

PICTURES: Police investigating two-car crash near Grand and Fort Monday evening

A two-car crash Monday evening in Springfield sent one car on its top in the middle of an intersection.

The crash happened in the 5:00 p.m. hour near Grand and Fort.  Police there were just minor injuries in the crash.  Police did not say on the scene how the crash started.


Pictures: Gypsy Blancharde's arraignment before Greene County judge

A woman from Springfield made her first court appearance in Greene County on Monday morning for the murder of her mother.  Gypsy Blancharde is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the stabbing death of Clauddinea "Dee Dee" Blancharde.

[Pool photos by Chase Snider, KTTS News]

Pictures: Viewer submitted storm photos from Sunday

Viewer submitted storm photos from Sunday. No touchdowns were reported, but there were reports of some wind damage. 

Pictures: The Rolling Stones rock Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium

The Rolling Stones still got it.  The band played Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Saturday night.  Photojournalist Tim Leimkuhler snapped this pictures.

PHOTOS: 2015 Sertoma Duck Race

Six thousand rubber ducks took over Finley River Park, for a good cause.  The ducks were adopted out and raced down stream.  The person lucky enough to adopt the rubber duck that crossed the finish line first walked away with the $4,000 grand prize.  The event raised money to support the Care To Learn foundation.  

PICTURES: Cox Health Women's and Children's Hospital Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Open House

The Dee Ann White Women's and Children's Hospital is the latest addition to the Cox South building, which houses modern equipment and private rooms for families of newborns. People were given tours of the new facilities after a ribbon cutting ceremony.

PICTURES: Cox Children's Health and Safety Fair

Along with the opening of the new expansion at Cox South, they also held a health and safety fair for kids. With live entertainment, tours of the helicopter, lessons on how to give CPR, bicycle training classes, and much more, there was a lot for kids to learn about when it comes to their health and safety.

Photos: First same-sex couple gets marriage license in Greene County

The first same-sex couple to apply for a marriage license in Greene County since the U.S. Supreme Court's historic ruling showed up at the county Recorder of Deeds Office about 3 p.m. Friday.   Angie Brayfield (wearing the hat) and Kresta Stewart got the license and told reporters that their ceremony will be in St. Louis. 

Brayfield and Stewart live in the Springfield area.  They have a son and a…

SAME SEX MARRIAGE: Missouri, Arkansas leaders react to SCOTUS decision

Missouri and Arkansas leaders react to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to forbid states from enforcing bans on same-sex marriage. 

Pictures: Storm rolls through Monett

Viewer submitted pictures of storm clouds in Monett. 

Pictures: DCO fund raiser was a touch of paradise

Developmental Center of the Ozarks held its annual fundraiser at Millwood with a Party In Paradise theme.  Live music from a Kansas City area band SOCA Jukebox featuring steel drums set the mood while attendees reached for their checkbooks to meet the goal of $30,000.

OBAMACARE DECISION: Missouri and Arkansas leaders react

Obamacare ruling

Missouri and Arkansas elected officials react to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the King v. Burwell case.

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