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Branson businesses experience end of the summer boom

Stores and attractions in Branson say Labor Day weekend this year was one of the busiest in years.

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Thunderstorm Watch issued for much of southwest Missouri until Tuesday morning

Heavy wind, heavy rain, hail and lightning all expected in a strong line of storms.

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Holliday, Wong lead Cardinals past Pirates, 5-4

Matt Holliday had the go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning after Kolten Wong's pinch-hit homer tied the score, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.

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Mizzou RB Russell Hansbrough takes starting role

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — As Missouri opened its season with an inconsistent 38-18 win against South Dakota State on Saturday, Russell Hansbrough appeared to be in top form.

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Officer leaves gun inside bathroom at Cheddar's Restaurant in Springfield

 A worker found an unexpected surprise in a Springfield bathroom.

Horse injured when underground pipe caves in

Horse injured after the ground beneath it caves in

A family near Roach, Missouri says they were horseback riding along Highway 7 in Camden County when the ground underneath their horses gave way.

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Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters are likely to hear a lot about good teachers and local control in the coming months.

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Rams announce practice squad minus Mizzou's Michael Sam

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams have signed 10 players to their practice squad. As expected, Michael Sam was not among them.

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SLIDESHOW: Strong storms roll through the Ozarks Monday night

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Mother nature took no day off on Labor Day.  Strong storms rolled through Monday.  These are viewer submitted pictures.

Slideshow: Strong storms damage homes near Sparta Monday morning

Bea Eaton snapped these images of homes damaged from a strong storm between Ozark and Sparta Monday morning.

PHOTOS: Labor Day storm cleanup

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An early morning thunderstorm left behind downed trees and power lines on Labor Day in Springfield. 

Pictures: Miller's Freedom Fest

MILLER, Mo. - Round Grove Church held their annual Freedom fest, full of food, live music, live magic, a car show and lots of family-friendly fun for the entire community.

Pictures: Arkansas travels to Auburn for season opener

The Arkansas Razorbacks fell to the Auburn Tigers 45-21 Saturday on the plains in Auburn.

PICTURES: Waynesville debuts new 12-screen movie theater

Waynesville is going to the movies Friday night – in a much bigger way. B&B's Theatre Patriot 12 Waynesville opens Friday, offering movie goers a new place to enjoy movies.

The Patriot boasts a Grand screen 6 stories wide and 4 stories tall with 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound and numbered recliner seating which allows for assigned seats.

For those 21 and older, they also have a Marquee Bar & Grille Area…

Pictures: Missouri State students 'Sample Springfield' Wednesday

Sample Springfield at Missouri State University is a tradition over 30 years old. In the fall, 3,500 new students will flood both the Missouri State campus and the Springfield community. Sample Springfield is a chance for area businesses to come on campus and share information about what they offer as well as samples, giveaways, and coupons. This means there is a lot of free stuff!!!  We want…

Action Hero Night at Chick-Fil-A

It was the 7th Annual Action Hero Night at Chick-Fil-A on Tuesday, August 26. It was a family fun event free to the community where kids could come out and get pictures with their favorite heroes/heroines. Kids could also test their high-flying skills in the Spider-Man Bounce House, test their agility in the Laser Maze, challenge their courage crossing the Lava Pit, master their aim with the…

Pictures: Ping pong and golf ball sized hail falls on El Dorado Springs

Rose Rector of El Dorado Springs, Missouri snapped these hall shots Tuesday evening around 7:00 p.m.  A strong storm rolled through the Cedar County community as the sun set.

Pictures: Man surrenders after standoff with police in central Springfield

A man surrendered to the Springfield Police Department's Special Response Team (SRT) shortly before 9:30 Tuesday morning after a standoff at a home in the 800 block of North Douglas Avenue. That section of the road was closed between Nichols Street to the north and Central Street to the south.  James Varnum, 29, of Springfield, had a warrant for his arrest issued by a judge in June after he…

PICTURES: Royal Ranger Cardboard Boat Regatta

Boats made out of cardboard, helmed by teams of Royal Rangers, race on Stockton Lake. The big question is this: how many boats will make it back to shore still afloat?

PHOTOS: Woodcarvers give lessions on making art

Southern Missouri Woodcarving Artists taught carving techniques and showed how to transform wood into works of at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center.


PHOTOS: Branson Balloon Festival

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Photographer Phil Shockley captured these images at the Branson Balloon Festival at the Recplex Saturday

Slideshow: Congrats to KY3s Steve Grant for "Man of the Year" honor

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Congratulations to our KY3 colleague Steve Grant.  He was honored as a Springfield Business Journal "Man of the Year."  Steve and 19 others were recognized for professional, philanthropic and civic contributions to our community.  Steve just celebrated his 40th year on the air.

Pictures: Branson Balloon Festival

The Branson Balloon Festival kicked off Friday morning featuring hot air balloons, powered parachutes, skydiving and helicopters. Participants took to the air sailing over the rolling hills of Branson as powered parachutes joined the flock. The event continues through the night with skydivers taking to the air at 6 pm followed by another balloon flight. If you missed the it today the Branson…

Pictures: KSPR and KY3 come together for United Way's Day of Caring

KSPR and KY3 employees worked together to make a neighborhood better in Springfield for the United Way Day of Caring.  Volunteers across the Ozarks pitched in to help with several projects.

Pictures: Huge pot bust in Boone County

Boone County, Ar. - A large marijuana farm was spotted from the air by a Boone County Sheriff's Deputy.  There were an estimated 50,000 to 70,000 found that carried an approximate street value of 1,000 dollars per plant.  This was the largest bust that anyone at the Sheriff's Office can remember.

Pictures: Remembering Adriaunna Horton, one-year later

The community of Golden City gathered Tuesday evening to remember Adriaunna Horton. The young girl was abducted from the town's park, then murdered one-year ago. A prayer vigil was held, which included a balloon release in her honor. Adriaunna would have been 13-years-old this year. The man accused of killing her, Bobby Bourne Junior, is set to stand trial next September.

WATCH: Police fire tear gas, explosives overnight in Ferguson

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Police fire explosives and gas canisters at protesters in Ferguson Monday night into Tuesday.  Governor Nixon lifted the curfew for the area Monday.

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