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North Arkansas native killed in avalanche in Nepal

NBC News channel contributed to this story.

New fire engine helps cut response times in Bolivar

For the first time in 16 years the Bolivar City Fire department has a new engine.

MU grad gives $1M to journalism school for LGBT education

A University of Missouri graduate has donated $1 million for to the journalism school for LGBT research and education.

Centralia, Mo. soldier killed in 1970 buried after Saturday memorial

The Columbia Missourian reports that a memorial was held Saturday in Centralia for Rodney Griffin. 

19-year-old KC mother indicted in child's death

The Jackson County prosecutor's office says grand jurors have indicted Donniesha Lasha Lee on charges of second-degree murder and child abuse. 

(img1)Legends of Golf Sunday

675 volunteers help make Legends of Golf Tournament possible

The Legends of Golf Tournament brought thousands to the Ozarks to cheer on many of their favorite past and present pro golfers.

Man in custody after robbery kidnapping and standoff

Police arrest man after robbery, abduction, and standoff

Man robs gas station, abducts nurse from nursing home, and holds her hostage during standoff with police.

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Photos: World Tai Chi Day 2015

Tai Chi practitioners gather at St. John's-Mercy Memorial Garden in Joplin.

Pictures: Police surround house in north Springfield

Springfield police surrounded a home in the 1800 block of N. Missouri Ave. on Sunday morning.  Officials say the incident initially began as a hostage situation, but due to the safe release of the hostage, the incident transitioned into a barricade situation with an armed man. After a couple hours of negotiation, the man surrendered to police. Police say they are awaiting a search warrant to…

Pictures: Arkansas Bigfoot Conference

Bigfoot believers across the nation are in Vilonia, Arkansas, this weekend for the state's Bigfoot conference. Organizers say it's an opportunity to share stories on Sasquatch sightings, and learn how to track down evidence of the ape-like creature. 

PICTURES: 2015 Springfield Color Run

SPRINGFIELD, MO - The Happiest 5K on the Planet is back! With buckets of colorful powdery paint and something new for 2015, this international event will leave its mark on your heart (and your clothes). (All photos by Thomas Leonard/KY3 News)

Pictures: Rock 'n Ribs BBQ Festival in Springfield

The 16th Annual Rock 'n Ribs BBQ Festival kicked off Friday night at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield. 80 teams are competing for the best BBQ, which guests are able to sample. The event, which benefits 7 local children's charities, continues Saturday. Tickets are $10 at the gate. For more information, visit

Pictures: Day one at the 'Bass Pro Legends of Golf' near Branson's Top of the Rock

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The legends of golf opened play Friday at the 'Bass Pro Legends of Golf' tournament at Top of the Rock near Branson.  The PGA Champions Tour event features many of the legends of the game, including Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player.  (Pictures courtesy Chris Condon/Getty Images)

Pictures: Jack Nicklaus has fun off the course at the Bass Pro Legends of Golf Tournament

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There's more than just golf at Johnny Morris' 'Top of the Rock Golf Course' near Branson. Legend Jack Nicklaus took to the lake for some fly fishing.  (Getty Images: Chris Condon / Contributor)

Pictures: Behind the scenes of the Rock 'n Ribs BBQ Festival

The 16th Annual Rock 'n Ribs Barbeque Festival kicks off Friday night at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield. 80 teams will come together to compete for the best barbeque, which guests will be able to sample. The event benefits 7 local children's charities. Tickets are $10 at the gate. For more information, visit

Photos: Man robs bank in Thayer

THAYER, Mo. -- This man robbed the Great Southern Bank in Thayer on Wednesday morning about 8:30, and law enforcement officers are looking for him. 

The FBI says the man handed a teller a note that demanded cash.  The note appeared to be written on a GSB deposit/withdrawal slip. 

The teller gave the robber some money and he fled on foot, running west.  He did not show a weapon.

Anyone with…

Pictures: Earth Day cleanup on Lake Springfield

Volunteers spent Earth Day to clean in and around Lake Springfield.  The focus was on a five-mile stretch from the Creighton Access to Southwood Access.

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, Ashley, hopes to travel to Washington, DC for a remembrance of law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. 

PHOTOS: Meet the pets looking for a forever home at the Southwest Missouri Humane Society

Here are some pets available for adoption at the Southwest Missouri Humane Society in Springfield, as of April 22, 2015.  If you are interested in a pet, you can call (417) 833-2526.  (All photos are from UTurn Studios, Springfield, Mo.)

Pictures: Incredible viewer snapshots of Sunday's rainbows

Viewer submitted snapshots of Sunday's rainbows. 

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. 

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…

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