KSPR Early Warning Weather: Tornado Watch issued for the Ozarks Wednesday night; Springfield included

The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch for several counties in western Missouri.

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Crime Top Stories

Baxter County Sheriff's Office

Man arrested after shots fired at a car with child inside in northern Arkansas

Victims told deputies suspect fired a shotgun at and rammed their car. 

Man gets 15 years for killing Nixa teenager

Jesus Padilla pleaded guilty to killing Joey Phillips last August. 

Making more space for Greene County inmates

Greene County Commissioners have a plan that they say will solve the jail’s overcrowding issue and speed up the criminal justice system. But the plan comes with a high price tag, an estimated $44 million.

Donald Lamoureaux

Former doctor pleads guilty for trying to have sex with 4-year-old girl

Donald Lamoureaux, 68, of Ash Flat, faces a prison sentence between 10 years and life after he negotiated with an undercover officer over the Internet.

Dylan Garcia

Tennesseean who drove to Missouri for sex with girl gets 10-year prison term

Investigators found Dylan Garcia at a motel in Aurora with a girl who disappeared from summer school.

Brian Reynolds

K2 sales bring 6-year prison term, forfeit of $1.2 million

Stephen Reynolds, the owner of Lucky’s Novelties in Lebanon, pleaded guilty last Aug. 15 to participating in a conspiracy to commit mail fraud and money laundering.

Dustin Hicks

Man who tried to rape prostitute gets 22-year prison sentence

Two years ago, Dustin Hicks contacted a woman who advertised through the website Backpage.  She agreed to meet with Hicks to have sex, and he pulled a knife on her.

5 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.

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