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Arkansas details changes to Medicaid expansion

Many participants required to contribute monthly to health savings accounts

Jobs

Local online firm to create new jobs

HealthcareFirst Inc. plans to hire an additional 20 local employees for new Springfield headquarters

Sample ballots for elections on Aug. 5

Find your county in the list and click on the link for a copy of the sample ballot for the  elections in Missouri.

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Blunt, McCaskill praise Senate vote on veterans health care

Bill also passed house and awaits president's signature

(img1)Consumer Reports: Not so natural cosmetics

Consumer Reports: Not so natural cosmetics

Sales of cosmetics and personal care products labeled “natural” have soared recently. But “natural” on the package does not necessarily mean natural inside. This according to a year-long investigation by Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine, which found many body care products with potentially harmful ingredients, such as coal tar color, triclosan, and chemicals that release formaldehyde.…

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Pro-alcohol petition ends in 2 Arkansas counties

A group advocating alcohol sales in dry Arkansas counties says it hasn't gathered sufficient support in Faulkner and Craighead counties.

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Arkansas county officials uphold librarian firing

Marion County officials say librarian termination not related to book-throwing complaint

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Stores prepare for back-to-school sales tax holiday

Stores selling school supplies are getting ready for large crowds looking to save over the sales tax holiday.

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July User Uploaded Photos

These are viewer submitted pictures from June 2014.

Pictures: Free Ride Day at the Ozarks Empire Fair (Part 2)

Many people came to the fair for Free Ride Day.

PHOTOS: 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: Tuesday at the Ozark Empire Fair

People came out to enjoy the sixth day of the fair Tuesday afternoon.

Pictures: KY3's Abby Dyer reads to kids at Story Break

KY3 Meteorologist Abby Dyer read to kids at the Republic Library Tuesday as part of the KY3 Story Break.

Pictures: Groundbreaking ceremony for Army Sgt's new home

Helpingahero.org, an organization that builds homes for our nation's heroes, held a groundbreaking ceremony Sunday for Army Sgt. Derick Hurt's new home in Greenfield. Sgt. Hunt lost both of his legs when a grenade exploded beneath his feet while serving in Mosul, Iraq. KY3 followed Derick during his treatment at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington.

Pictures: Springfield church celebrates 125 years

A special worship service and fellowship dinner were part of the festivities in north Springfield on Sunday for a church celebrating 125 years of existence. Members of National Heights Baptist Church say their church is one of the oldest in Springfield and southwest Missouri. The event was a chance for members past and present to reflect on 125 years of history and service to the community.

PHOTOS: Sheriff's Department patrol car destroyed

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A Dade County Sheriff's Department unit was destroyed in a crash and fire Sunday. The department has not yet released details of the incident.

Pictures: Springfield Landfill fire

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A small fire started in the middle of the field at the Springfield Landfill.  It created quite a bit of smoke that the wind blew across Highway 13.  Currently the cause of the fire is still unknown. 

Pictures: Back-to-school shopping spree at Ozark Walmart

140 underprivileged kids went on shopping spree for school year essentials at the Walmart in Ozark on Saturday. It was all part of the Christian County Elks Lodge back to school giveaway. Each child was given $100 to spend on clothes, shoes and other apparel.
    

SLIDESHOW: St. Louis area warehouse up for sale; you get its famous landmark too

(img6)Ketchup at Collinsville

For $500,000 you can get yourself a 170-foot bottle of ketchup.  It's not filled with ketchup.  It's not even a bottle.  This historic piece of Collinsville, Illinois is an old water tower.  You get the warehouse beneath it too.

SLIDESHOW: Power returns to southwest Springfield after crash into pole Friday

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Power returned Friday afternoon to parts of Southwest Springfield after a a crash into a power pole.  The car crashed into a pole on Farm Road 156 a few blocks east of the West Bypass.

Pictures: Third Eye Blind performs at the Ozark Empire Fair

90's rock band Third Eye Blind opened the Ozark Empire Fair Thursday.  The California band played past favorites and new songs featured on an upcoming album.  Check out the snapshots from the concert.

Pictures: Springfield's "Members Only" rocks the Ozark Empire Fair

Springfield's 80's cover band Members Only rocked the Ozark Empire Fair Thursday night.  Check out the slideshow from the nation's premiere 80's tribute band's concert.

Pictures: Opening day at the 2014 Ozark Empire Fair

The Ozark Empire Fair started Thursday night.  Take a tour of the midway.

Slideshow: Batman meets his fans in Springfield

He's still fighting crime after 75 years.  Springfield's very own Caped Crusader met with some of his youngest fans at Battlefield Mall on Wednesday.  The Springfield Batman makes several appearances each year, visiting children in local hospitals to cheer them up.

Pictures: Harmonica therapy COPD patients

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Harmonica Therapy is now offered at the Wheeler Heart and Vascular Center to anyone with C-O-P-D, chronic lung conditions or patients with heart problems.

Experts say playing the harmonica helps break up phlegm in the lungs, and strengthen the breathing routine. 

Photos: Setting up for the 2014 Ozark Empire Fair

Workers began setting up for The Ozark empire Fair Monday.

Pictures: Overturned semi shuts down I-44 Monday morning near Strafford

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The westbound lanes at the 88 mile marker in Strafford are open.  They were closed for more than 3 1/2 hours after a tractor trailer overturned.  The crash happened just before 3:00 a.m. Monday.  Traffic had to be detoured until crews could clear the wreckage.  One person is being treated injuries.

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