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Power outages in Christian County expected to last into Friday; shelter open in Ozark

7,600 customers lost power Thursday afternoon after damage to a transformer. Shelter open for affected customers through the night.

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Transformer fire leaves thousands without power

People in Christian County didn't have power for hours after a fire at an Ozark substation.

Progress Report: New 'At Home' store, Cox South construction projects on track

Demolition work is nearly complete on the interior of the former K-Mart building on S. Campbell Ave.  Soon, it will house the area’s first ‘At Home’ Home Décor superstore.

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Arkansas attorney general rejects marijuana plan

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the proposed wording for a prospective ballot item that would let voters decide whether to legalize marijuana in the state.

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UA's Trey Flowers named preseason All-SEC

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — University of Arkansas defensive end Trey Flowers has been named to the preseason All-Southeastern Conference team in a vote of conference coaches.

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Hansbrough has 55-yard TD in Missouri scrimmage

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Russell Hansbrough had a 55-yard scoring run against the second-team defense at a scrimmage that ended Missouri's training camp.

Kansas City Chiefs and overall No. 1 pick Eric Fisher agree to terms

AP Source: Chiefs LB Mays to have wrist surgery

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Chiefs linebacker Joe Mays will have surgery on his wrist after hurting it in a preseason game against Carolina and could miss the start of the season.

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New assault complaints against ex-Mizzou RB emerge

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two more former University of Missouri students have gone public with assault allegations against ex-running back Derrick Washington, including a women's soccer player who said her coach suggested she could lose her scholarship if she pursued her complaint that Washington punched her in a 2010 fight.

Power outages in Christian County expected to last into Friday; shelter open in Ozark

7,600 customers lost power Thursday afternoon after damage to a transformer. Shelter open for affected customers through the night.

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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.

Pictures: Celebrating Hailey Owens' 11th birthday

Hundreds gathered Monday evening to celebrate the life of Hailey Owens. The little girl, who would have turned 11-years-old today, was kidnapped and murdered seven-months ago. The birthday celebration featured live music, food and a lantern launch.  Dozens of bikers hit the pavement to ride in her honor. Some even decorated their bikes and cars with pink and purple streamers & bandannas...…

Slideshow: Paul, Maria & Brandon take ice bucket challenge

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The Ozarks Today team took the ALS ice bucket challenge up a notch thanks to the Springfield Fire Dept.

Pictures: Heroes homecoming in Springfield

After spending months in the Middle East, 100 soldiers with the 1107 Aviation Group
were reunited with their families Sunday morning at the Oasis Convention Center in Springfield.

PHOTOS: Trash truck crashes in Polk County

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PICTURES: Celebrating National Aviation Day at Barnstormers Field

National Aviation Day is coming and the Ozark Mountain Barnstormers RC Club are celebrating it while supporting a cause: The club took to the skies with their RC planes in support of the Wounded Warriors Project.

PICTURES: 5th Annual Cherish Kids Run

With the goals of raising awareness, offering resources, and providing support for kids in Missouri get adopted, Cherish Kids annual 5k/10k/kids k event kicked off with thousands running for a good cause.

SLIDESHOW: Woman rescued from burning home in Springfield Friday

Crews fought a losing battle against a fire in a house in the 500 block of South Warren Ave.

Photos: College move-in day, MSU and Drury University

It is an annual right of passage every August at local colleges.  Missouri State and Drury Universities both welcomed a new batch of freshman today.  School begins on Monday at both schools.

Pictures: Hundreds line the streets of Ferguson, Mo., Thursday evening

These pictures were snapped by our crew in Ferguson, Mo., Thursday evening. They state that 'everyone seems to be celebrating that the police are not [here] with full body armor and tanks.'

Pictures: Dairy Queen's 'Miracle Treat Day'

Thursday was Dairy Queen's annual Miracle Treat Day. For every Blizzard sold, the fast food chain donated $1.00 to the Children's Miracle Network.  The money collected for CMN at DQ locations in the Ozarks will stay local. This is the 30th year for the event, which has raised more than $100,000,000.

Pictures: Dozens gather at Park Central Square to remember Michael Brown

Springfield was one of a number of cities around the country that held peace vigils Thursday night for the events that have been taking place in Ferguson. About 70 people gathered at Park Central Square, stating their stance against perceived police brutality.

Pictures: View the 1st day of school snapshots from across the Ozarks #2

Remember your first day of school.  These are the many viewer submitted snapshots from the first day of school across the Ozarks.

Slideshow: KY3's "First Day of School" photo contest entries #2

Thanks for all of the first day of school photo contest entries through Facebook.  Enter today win great prizes.

PHOTOS: Southwest Springfield manhunt

Police search southwest Springfield for a man wanted on federal weapons charges.

SLIDESHOW: Flash bombs and tear gas send protestors, media running in Ferguson

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Police used flash bombs and tear gas overnight to clear out demonstrators and news crews in Ferguson.  It was the fourth straight night of clashes since a police officer shot and killed a teenager.  Police had asked for vigils and protests to be held at night to calm the tension.  CNN affiliate KMOV captured this incident.

Slideshow: KY3's "First Day of School" photo contest entries

Thanks for all of the first day of school photo contest entries through Facebook.  Enter today win great prizes.

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