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The election is August 4.

Missouri GOP senator slams new power plant emissions limits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri is calling a new plan to dramatically cut U.S. power plant emissions a federal overreach.

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Woman is charged for crash that killed couple in Springfield

The crash on West Bypass at Battlefield Road on July 28 killed C.L. Lewis, 72, and his wife, Barbara Lewis, 69, of Springfield.

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Burglar breaks into Springfield's Estes Hatchery

A thief broke into a nearly one hundred year old Springfield business over the weekend, but you could say, he didn't find the golden egg.

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Consumer Reports: Chemical concern, is vinyl flooring safe?

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PHOTOS: Royals drop series finale at Toronto

The Kansas City Royals visited the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday afternoon. The Jays won 5-2.  (Photos by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

PICTURES: Horses and horsepower on parade at the fair

The World Famous Clydesdales lead a parade at the Ozark Empire Fair. 

PHOTOS: Fans get an up close look at a monster truck

Fans at the Ozark Empire Fair got to take a close up look at monster trucks. 

PHOTOS: Royals visit the Blue Jays Saturday afternoon

The Kansas City Royals visited the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre Saturday afternoon. (Photos by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Pictures: Viewer submitted snapshots of the 'blue moon'

The July 31 appearance of the month's second full moon was the first such occurrence in the Americas since August 2012. Every month has a full moon, but because the lunar cycle and the calendar year aren't perfectly synched, about every three years we wind up with two in the same calendar month...a blue moon.

Pictures: See the animal, be the animal

The fair is full of fun rides and tempting food but don't forget to check out all the critters big and small!

Pictures: Meet and greet with Uncle Kracker, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and Kevin Griffin of Better Than Ezra

Several fans of Sugar Ray, Uncle Kracker and Better Than Ezra got to meet the bands before they played the Ozark Empire Fair.   The bands are part of the 'Under the Sun' tour.

Pictures: Uncle Kracker plays the Ozark Empire Fair

Uncle Kracker played his top hits during the 'Under the Sun' tour on the opening night of the Ozark Empire Fair.

Pictures: Viewer submitted snapshots of Thursday's sunset

Viewer submitted snapshots of Thursday's sunset. 

Pictures: Better Than Ezra plays the Ozark Empire Fair

Better Than Ezra finished up the 'Under the Sun' tour at the Ozark Empire Fair.  The group played many of their hits, including 'Good.'

Pictures: Sugar Ray plays the Ozark Empire Fair

Sugar Ray rocked the grandstand at the Ozark Empire Fair Thursday night for the 'Under the Sun' tour.

Pictures: Famous Budweiser Clydesdales trot through the Ozark Empire Fair

The famous Budweiser Clydesdales trotted through the Ozark Empire Fair on opening night Thursday.  They took along some KY3 and KSPR personalities too.

Pictures: Opening night of the 2015 Ozark Empire Fair

The weather was nearly picture-perfect for the first night of the Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield.  This year's theme is 'Summer's Biggest Party on a Stick."

Pictures: Eve 6 plays with the 'Under the Sun' tour at the Ozark Empire Fair

Eve 6 opened up the 'Under the Sun' tour at the Ozark Empire Fair Thursday night.  

Pictures: Diane Staudte appears in Greene County courtroom Thursday

A Springfield woman charged with murdering her husband and son and trying to poison her daughter appeared in a Greene County courtroom for a pre-trial hearing.  

Diane Staudte is charged with first degree murder. She’s accused of killing Mark and Shawn Staudte with antifreeze. Her daughter, Sarah, survived the poisoning in 2013, but remains in a nursing home under a doctor’s care.

Attorneys for…

PHOTOS: Fire destroys building for homing pigeons in Douglas County

Photos courtesy of the Mountain Grove Fire Department.

PHOTOS: Last minute set up on Ozark Empire Fair eve

Vendors and crews are making final preparations for the beginning of the Ozark Empire Fair Thursday. 

Pictures: KY3's Maria Neider hangs out with Budweiser Clydesdales, dog Clyde

The Budweiser Clydesdales have trotted into Springfield for the opening of the Ozark Empire Fair.  KY3's Maria Neider got to hang out with the famous horses Tuesday.  She will travel with them Wednesday to make deliveries.  They will appear at the fair from Juiy 30 - August 2.  (Pictures courtesy Thomas Leonard/KY3)

FLASHBACK 2014 Pictures: Free ride day at the Ozark Empire Fair

Kids of all ages celebrated free ride day at the Ozark Empire Fair.  Check out the fun.

Pictures: Weekend flooding in Houston, Mo.

Viewer submitted photos of flooding in Houston, Missouri, where four to five inches of rain fell on Sunday, swelling the Brushy Creek. No injuries were reported. 

There are currently no severe weather alerts.
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