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New look taken at drowning of handcuffed suspect at Lake of the Ozarks

The death of a handcuffed Iowa suspect who went overboard as a Missouri State Highway Patrol boat was transporting him is getting a fresh look from a special prosecutor.


Need a job or career change? Several companies hosting job fairs this week

Four companies will host job fairs this week in the Ozarks.  

Proposed hiking, biking trail draws mixed response

Hikers and bikers could soon see a new trail in Missouri, along an old rail line.

Nixon's budget plan faces challenges in Missouri Legislature

Republican lawmakers this week raised concerns about approving new spending for this year at the same time the governor is withholding money from some priorities.

Community gathers to raise money for family of Uli Koyoc-Lizama

The restaurant donated all of the food, and employees volunteered their time to serve attendees, organizer Angela Goode says.  

58 pets adopted during C.A.R.E.'s free adoption event

The event, inspired by "Change a Pet's Life Day," took place at both of the shelter's locations in Springfield and Ozark. 

Governor on medical education programs: 'We can't afford it'

Governor not releasing funds aimed to help doctor shortage

Governor Nixon says Missouri can't afford new medical education programs approved by legislature.

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Thieves knock local railroad ride off track near Springfield

Thieves steal bells and whistles from local attraction. 

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Pictures: Your sunset snapshots from Saturday

Viewer snapshots of Saturday's magnificent sunset. 

Pictures: Community gathers to raise money for family of Uli Koyoc-Lizama

Dozens of people attended a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning to raise money for the family of Wilberth "Uli" Koyoc-Lizama. The fundraiser took place at Bair's Sports Bar and Grill in Nixa. The restaurant donated all of the food, and employees volunteered their time to serve attendees, organizer Angela Goode says.  

SLIDESHOW: Pineapple Whip fans wait in long lines for a taste of the summer treat Saturday

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Check out the line at the "Pineapple Whip" that opened in Springfield for a limited winter run.

PHOTOS: Greater Springfield Garage Sale and Marketplace

A look at some of the items for sale at the 22nd Annual Greater Springfield Garage Sale and Marketplace at the E-Plex at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. 

PHOTOS: Grass fire in west Springfield

Rural fire crews from Brookline tackled a grass fire that ignited in two spots in west Springfield just off W. Sunshine between the West Bypass and MO-360 Saturday afternoon. 

Pictures: Remembering Gary Turner and Gay Parita on old Route 66

Route 66 travelers from around the world share some of their pictures from Route 66 adventures at Gay Parita in Paris Springs Junction, Mo.  Gary Turner died January, 22, 2015 of natural causes.  He absolutely loved to sit down and talk for hours with 66 road trippers and always gave you autographed picture of the replica filling station signed, "Friends for life."

Slideshow: Missouri Humane Society rescues 55 Jack Russell Terriers

The Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force rescued 55 Jack Russell terriers from a property outside St. Louis.

Earlier visits to the property determined there was no running water on the property and that the owners, who do not live on the property, provided little to no veterinary care. Investigators found no food available for the animals and food and water bowls were contaminated…

Slideshow: Silver Dollar City shows off construction update for Fireman's Landing

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The construction landmark of the setting of a historic bell marks progress on the $8 million all-new themed area at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri – the 1880s Fireman’s Landing.  The “Setting of The Bell Tower” atop the Fire Station includes a 640 lb. American-made iron bell forged in 1895.  Bells themselves are part of the history of firefighting, as community bells were used to alert…

Slideshow: Pizza places compete for 2015 Pizza Bowl crown in Springfield

Love pizza?  The 2015 Pizza Bowl was the 'place to be' Tuesday night.  Pizza places from around the Ozarks competed to be the best.  Godfather's won the top national pizza award.  Rocco's won the top local pizza.

Slideshow: 4 fires burn near Buffalo National River in northern Arkansas

At least four separate fires were burning in or near Buffalo National River, east of U.S. 65 in southeastern Marion County, as of 1 p.m. Tuesday. The largest, the Jackson Ridge fire in the Lower Buffalo Wilderness, was fully contained, according to the National Parks Service.  (The first three photos in this gallery are from the National Forest Service; the last 11 photos are from videographer…

Slideshow: Springfield school bus in minor crash with 2 students onboard

A Springfield School District bus was in a crash on Tuesday morning. Two teenaged students on the bus are uninjured.  Police say a driver failed to yield to the bus during a left turn onto Battlefield Road near Sagamont Avenue.

Pictures: MLK Day at the Gillioz Theater and Juanita K. Hammons Hall

Hundreds in Springfield gathered at the Gillioz Theater and then later at Hammons Hall for celebrations inspired by diversity to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Photos: MLK Day march in Springfield

A group of close to 1,000 people honored the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on the holiday celebrating his birthday as they marched from Medicacom Ice Park to the Gillioz Theatre in downtown Springfield on Monday morning.

Pictures: "Absolutely Abstract" art display at Maschino's in Springfield

The "Absolutely Abstract" art display runs through February 26 at Maschino's, located at 1715 S. Campbell Ave. in Springfield. 

PICTURES: 2015 MDC Eagle Days

The Missouri Conservation Department's Eagle Days is an event held every year to recognize and observe eagles who make the journey from the bitter cold north to the not-quite-as-bitter-cold midwest to find fish in unfrozen waters. In the months of December and January, over 2000 eagles call Missouri "home."

Pictures: Bicyclist injured in crash on Highway 160 in Nixa

A bicyclist suffered life threatening injuries after being hit while crossing Highway 160 at Highway CC on the north edge of Nixa Friday night. Highway Patrol Corporal Mike McClure says two bicyclists were crossing the road around 7:30 p.m.  The driver of a car saw the first rider, but did not see the second and struck him. The name and age of the victim is not being released at this time.

Slideshow: The 'Place to Be' Friday was the car wash in Springfield

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You too have a dirty vehicle?  Car washes in Springfield were packed after a week of messy weather.

PHOTOS: Snow in Lebanon and around the Ozarks

A look at the snow in Lebanon, and other parts of the eastern Ozarks. 

SLIDESHOW: Winter wonderland after wintry Sunday in Ava, Missouri area

KY3 viewer Debbie Wray snapped these icy snapshots of Sunday's wintry weather in the Ava, Missouri area.

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