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Butler's pinch-hit HR lifts Royals over Indians

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pinch-hitter Billy Butler's two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning sent the Kansas City Royals over the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Friday night for their fourth straight win.

Dogs in Flight at the Ozark Empire Fair

Dogs in flight at the fair

K9's in Flight is a free show offered at the Ozark Empire fair. It features several dogs showing off high-flying tricks. All the dogs in the show are rescued from animal shelters across from across the state. Sissy, a Border-Collie, just qualified for the national dog Frisbee competition. You can watch Sissy and all her friends perform all week long.  The show is in between the Elephant rides…

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Rams: No restrictions on Bradford

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams have no restrictions in training camp for quarterback Sam Bradford, coming off a season-ending knee injury in November.

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Top of the Rock, Buffalo Ridge golf courses in Branson earn Top 10 honors by Yahoo! Travel

Johnny Morris' Top of the Rock and Buffalo Ridge golf courses ranked among Top 10 courses in the country.

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Butler's pinch-hit HR lifts Royals over Indians

Pinch-hitter Billy Butler's two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning sent the Kansas City Royals over the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Friday night for their fourth straight win.

Missouri Highway Patrol confirms drowning on Stockton Lake

Boy drowns at swimming and camping site near Rolla

The boy drowned at the popular Fugitive Beach swimming and camping site near Rolla.

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Cubs hand Cardinals 4th straight loss, 7-6

Luis Valbuena hit a decisive two-run homer in the seventh inning Friday, and the Chicago Cubs overcame a three-run deficit to hand the St. Louis Cardinals the fourth straight loss, 7-6.

Man robs c-store; Springfield police seek tips

The robbery was about 4:15 a.m. Friday at the Fast Trip at 1472 E. Kearney St.

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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.

Pictures: Zombie Walk in Lebanon

 It looked like the Zombie Invasion in Lebanon Saturday evening. More than 100 people dressed up for the 5th annual Zombie Walk, which wound through several blocks downtown. All proceeds--several thousand dollars--go toward COPE, a Laclede County facility that helps domestic violence victims.

Pictures: Sir Paul McCartney plays Kansas City's Sprint Center

Sir Paul McCartney appeared in Kansas City July 16 at the Sprint Center.  He played a good mixture of Beatles, Wings and his solo songs.  (Pictures courtesy of Barb Carrigan)

Pictures: Craft Beer Bash in Springfield

Thousands were expected to take part in the Craft Beer Bash that kicked off Saturday afternoon in Downtown Springfield. The event featured live music, local cuisine, and a chance to sample more than 100 beers, including some local favorites.

Pictures: Hundreds gather at Branson Landing on Saturday for American Idol Bus Tour

The American Idol Bus Tour drew in hundreds of hopeful contestants for next season's show. The bus tour is a smaller version of the main auditions, which are held in bigger cities across the country.

Pictures: Greene County solar energy farm

Springfield City Utilities announced last fall that an empty field at Farm Roads 112 and 209 would be the site of the Ozarks' first solar energy farm. That vision has now become reality.

July User Uploaded Photos

These are viewer submitted pictures from June 2014.

Slideshow: Your snapshots of Wednesday evening's sunset

Viewer submitted photos of Wednesday evening's sunset.

Photos: Groundbreaking for new Sherwood Elementary School

Springfield School District officials broke ground on Wednesday afternoon for a new Sherwood Elementary School in the southwest part of the district. The school will be just south of Horton Smith Golf Course and the Ozark Greenways Trail along Golden Avenue.

The district plans to put up to 450 students in the school, which will replace the present Sherwood Elementary School on Scenic Avenue at…

Photos: Flying rock damages dental office

Employees and patients at a dental office in Springfield got a big surprise on Tuesday afternoon.  A giant rock shattered the front window at James River Dental, 4205 S. Nature Center Way.

"It just sounded like a glass cabinet shattering, so we ran to the front.  Thank goodness, if it'd been one more glass over, it would've hit our front office personnel, sitting, in the back of the head,” said…

Photos: July flowers at the Xeriscape Garden

Many flowers are in bloom at the Springfield Xeriscape Garden.

PICTURES: Giant moth visits KY3

Do you know what kind it is?  The velvety, bright-colored creature landed on a side door at KY3 this morning. It fits the description of a Royal Walnut Moth.  Check out this link to learn more about the moth-->

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