Police near scene where SUV rammed into officer's car

Man backs stolen SUV into patrol car, flees; officer is injured

The officer tried to stop the SUV about 10:30 along High Street west of Kansas Expressway.


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Police near scene where SUV rammed into officer's car

Man backs stolen SUV into patrol car, flees; officer is injured

The officer tried to stop the SUV about 10:30 along High Street west of Kansas Expressway.

(img1)Scam of the Week: Did you get this postcard in your mailbox? (1)

Call-an-expert panel on Tuesday will offer help if you've been scammed

They're from a Consumer Protection Task Force, and they'll take calls at KY3 from 5 - 7 p.m.

James Schmutz

Theft of 7,000 pills from pharmacy leads to charges in Osceola

Investigators think James Schmutz broke into the Citizens Memorial Hospital Pharmacy on Sunday.

Winter weather impacts construction on Battlefield Road at U.S. 65

The bridge at Battlefield Road over U.S. 65 was supposed to be demolished in mid-February.

Police taking extra step to help domestic abuse victims

Springfield police take extra step to help domestic abuse victims

Now, instead of leaving a phone number for the abused person to call for help, officers make that call themselves.

House fire Morningside St.

Man dies at home that burned in Springfield

Six others escaped from the burning house, which was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on Monday morning.

Jesse Aldridge

Funerals are set for 7 murder victims in Texas County

Law enforcement officers say Joe Aldridge killed seven people and wounded another woman at four locations last Thursday night near the tiny community of Tyrone.

(img1)Scam of the Week: TV tower training at KY3 INC. (1)

Scam of the Week: TV tower training at KY3 INC.

On Monday morning, a few folks stopped by 999 W. Sunshine for a tower training session.

Local Picture Galleries

PHOTOS: Cleaning up the scene of a 23-car pileup near Rolla

KY3's Eric Hilt snapped these photos from the overpass overlooking the scene of Saturday's 23-car pile up on Interstate 44 near Rolla. 

Pictures: Dining in the Dark fundraising event

Dozens flocked to the University Plaza Hotel on Saturday for the first Dining in the Dark fundraising event, organized by Vision Rehabilitation Center of the Ozarks. Money raised from the event will help people living with vision impairment maintain independence through specialized vision care and the use of adaptive technology. 

Photos: 34th Annual Sertoma Chili Cook-Off

Hundreds of hungry spectators sought refuge from the snow at the Springfield Expo Center on Saturday to stuff their bellies full of warm chili. More than 100 cooks competed for the title of People's Choice at the 34th Annual Sertoma Chili Cook-Off. The event draws thousands of people each year, raising money for the Boys and Girls Club and other local youth charities. 

Pictures: Your snapshots of the latest bout of winter weather

Viewer submitted pictures of weekend snowfall. 

Photos: Crash on I-44 in Springfield

This crash was about a mile east of Glenstone Avenue (Exit 80) in the westbound lanes of Interstate 44 early Saturday afternoon.  Both lanes were closed for awhile.  (Photos by photojournalist Thomas Leonard)

PHOTOS: Two children hurt in crash west of Springfield

Three car crash sends two children to the hospital. 

PHOTOS: Snow causes crashes at S. Campbell and James River Freeway

Several vehicles were involved in a couple of crashes at the intersection S. Campbell and the James River Freeway.

Pictures: A look at road conditions in Springfield

A look at road conditions in Springfield around 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Photo Credit: Ozarks Traffic

Slideshow: Hour-by-hour look at weekend snowfall track

KY3's Futurecast maps where to expect the heaviest snow. 

Pictures: Officer Aaron Pearson benefit concert

Those who made it out to benefit concert were definitely entertained by several acts that seemed to blend into one another as the evening progressed.  

Photos: Rural rampage in Texas County

Briefing for reporters

Investigators in Texas County are trying to piece together the details of a shooting spree that left seven people murdered in four different locations.  The suspected shooter  is also dead after killing himself, and his mother died at another location of apparent natural causes.  All the deaths were near the tiny community of Tyrone.

Pictures: Family escapes house fire east near Rogersville

(img17)House fire in Rogersville

The 911 came in just before 5:30 Tuesday morning to the intersection of Farm Roads 170 and 205.

The assistant chief for the Logan-Rogersville Fire District says flames were shooting from the attic of the home when the first units arrived on the scene.

Investigators will soon search for a cause.

The Logan-Rogersville, Springfield, Nixa, Sparta, Strafford, Ozark and Battlefield fire departments…

Pictures: Parents of Hailey Owens testify before Missouri lawmakers about Hailey's Law

Monday night the mother and stepfather of Hailey Owens went before a Missouri House committee to push for changes in the missing child alert system.  

What would be known as "Hailey's Law" would speed up the reporting of child abductions by making Amber Alerts part of a statewide computer system used by law enforcement at all levels.

The Amber Alert for Hailey didn't go out until about two hours…

PHOTOS: Car stops just short of falling onto busy highway

Ethan Forhetz

KY3's Ethan Forhetz snapped these photos of a car that nearly rolled off a hill onto U.S. 65 at Highway F in Ozark Sunday morning. 

PHOTO GALLERY: A Quiet Stroll Through the Park

It is amazing how a little weather can transform our world. With a white blanket covering the ground and nary a soul in sight, the Nathanael Greene / Close Memorial Park takes on a serene feel. (Photos by KY3 Digital Photojournalist Thomas Leonard)

PHOTOS: Car crashes into Whole Hog Cafe on W. Sunshine

No one was hurt when a car crashed into the front of the Whole Hog BBQ Cafe Saturday afternoon. 

PHOTOS: A case of DIY in the ice in Nixa

Richard Harrington of Nixa snapped these pictures of a neighbor taking matters into his own hands and clearing streets and parking lots with a plow blade attached to a 4-wheeler. 

PHOTOS: Viewer photos of ice around the Ozarks

Viewers shared their views of the ice from around the Ozarks. 

PHOTOS: 2 die at house that burned in north Springfield

Firefighters pulled two people from the burning home in the 2200 block of North Roosevelt Avenue on Thursday morning.  They did not survive.

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