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Explosive device found during fugitive search in Pulaski County

Sheriff Ron Long says information obtained by investigators about fugitive Vernon Parker Jr. led them to an address on Shawnee Road near Laquey.

Car crashes into apartment building near Ozark Empire Fairgrounds

Residents tell KY3 someone in the car was trying to steal a bike, and when people tried to stop the car, it hit first one apartment building, then plunged into the wall of another.

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Man steals deputy's patrol car before crashing, burning, fleeing

The crash destroyed the patrol car south of Greenfield.

New Home for Hero

Breaking ground on new home for Iraq war veteran

Sgt. Derrick Hurt lost both legs to injuries he suffered in Iraq in 2003. The army veteran has a hard time getting around his current home in his wheel chair, so Helping A Hero is going to build him a new home.

Sales tax holiday is next weekend; what you need to know

Missouri's sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, August 1, and continues through Sunday, August 3. Arkansas' sales tax holiday will fall on the same weekend, but will begin on Saturday and end Sunday.

Pulaski County robbery leaves elderly man hospitalized

According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department, deputies first found the victim's abandoned car on a farm and went to check on him at his house.

Man killed after Sea-Doo crashes in Camden County

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Gene Grumbois, 29, was operating his 2010 Sea-Doo when he struck a dock walkway around 9:15 p.m.

1 killed, 1 injured in shooting after alumni picnic in St. Louis suburb

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that two people were shot Saturday night in Heman Park after the annual University City alumni picnic was scheduled to end.

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Pictures: Groundbreaking ceremony for Army Sgt's new home

Helpingahero.org, an organization that builds homes for our nation's heroes, held a groundbreaking ceremony Sunday for Army Sgt. Derick Hurt's new home in Greenfield. Sgt. Hunt lost both of his legs when a grenade exploded beneath his feet while serving in Mosul, Iraq. KY3 followed Derick during his treatment at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington.

Pictures: Springfield church celebrates 125 years

A special worship service and fellowship dinner were part of the festivities in north Springfield on Sunday for a church celebrating 125 years of existence. Members of National Heights Baptist Church say their church is one of the oldest in Springfield and southwest Missouri. The event was a chance for members past and present to reflect on 125 years of history and service to the community.

PHOTOS: Sheriff's Department patrol car destroyed

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A Dade County Sheriff's Department unit was destroyed in a crash and fire Sunday. The department has not yet released details of the incident.

Pictures: Springfield Landfill fire

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A small fire started in the middle of the field at the Springfield Landfill.  It created quite a bit of smoke that the wind blew across Highway 13.  Currently the cause of the fire is still unknown. 

Pictures: Back-to-school shopping spree at Ozark Walmart

140 underprivileged kids went on shopping spree for school year essentials at the Walmart in Ozark on Saturday. It was all part of the Christian County Elks Lodge back to school giveaway. Each child was given $100 to spend on clothes, shoes and other apparel.
    

SLIDESHOW: St. Louis area warehouse up for sale; you get its famous landmark too

(img6)Ketchup at Collinsville

For $500,000 you can get yourself a 170-foot bottle of ketchup.  It's not filled with ketchup.  It's not even a bottle.  This historic piece of Collinsville, Illinois is an old water tower.  You get the warehouse beneath it too.

SLIDESHOW: Power returns to southwest Springfield after crash into pole Friday

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Power returned Friday afternoon to parts of Southwest Springfield after a a crash into a power pole.  The car crashed into a pole on Farm Road 156 a few blocks east of the West Bypass.

Pictures: Third Eye Blind performs at the Ozark Empire Fair

90's rock band Third Eye Blind opened the Ozark Empire Fair Thursday.  The California band played past favorites and new songs featured on an upcoming album.  Check out the snapshots from the concert.

Pictures: Springfield's "Members Only" rocks the Ozark Empire Fair

Springfield's 80's cover band Members Only rocked the Ozark Empire Fair Thursday night.  Check out the slideshow from the nation's premiere 80's tribute band's concert.

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.

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These are viewer submitted pictures from June 2014.

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