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Prices higher for school supplies

Parents give the numbers for how much it costs to prepare kids for school

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Manager says health code problems at Hibachi Grill were cultural misunderstandings

The manager of Springfield's Hibatchi Grill and Supreme Buffet speaks out about being shut down because of health code violations

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A break from the heat

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at when the next cool down arrives.

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Bikers

Bicyclists hospitalized for heat exhaustion on Greene County trail

The two got too hot riding their bikes in northern Greene County.  Neighbors on the a trail assisted the mother and son until ambulances arrived.

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New photographers fee in city parks

Those family photos in the park might soon cost you a few extra dollars.

The Springfield- Greene County Park Board is announcing new policies about what you can and can't do when snapping photos in public parks in the area.

After complaints from some professional photographers in Springfield, Mo, the city will now require a day pass that cost $25 or a one-time annual fee of $150 from anyone making…

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Tuesday evening weather - Hottest day so far

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty has the latest on the hottest day of the year.

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False alarms video

False alarms on the decline in Springfield

You can expect to see more Springfield Police officers responding to critical calls.

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Ron Snodgrass, former St. Clair Co. sheriff

Prosecutor says ex-sheriff treated 'evidence room like his personal tool shed'

Ron Snodgrass served three terms as St. Clair County sheriff from 2001 to 2012 before losing his bid for a fourth term.  He faces three federal theft charges.

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Springfield advocacy center reports increase in child abuse and costs from it

KSPR's Sheena Elzie explains how the costs of the area's child abuse problem is adding up.

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St. Joe State Park map

Cleanup of lead at Missouri park nears end

St. Joe State Park is known for its sand flats, hills and 2,000 acres set aside for all-terrain vehicles.

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Lost camera wedding pictures

New policy changes photo rules in Springfield-Greene County parks

One section of the new policy affects all photographers; the other affects commercial photographers.

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MGN Online

Suspected highway shooter says cell tower data shows innocence

Mohammed Whitaker, charged with 10 shootings on Kansas City-area highways, says he couldn't have been at the site of one shooting.

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It's a Toasty Tuesday

The heat is on! BIG ridge of High Pressure in the upper levels is to blame for the intense heat. This brings in the humidity as well.

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WATCH: Hot weather Tuesday; Lindsey Slater maps near triple-digit heat for the Ozarks

Tuesday is one of the Ozarks hottest days of the summer.  KSPR Meteorologist Lindsey Slater maps the hot spots.

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Multiple health code violations force restaurant to close temporarily

A restaurant in northeast Springfield has been temporarily closed since July 10 after health code inspectors found "repeat critical violations" and "imminent health hazards (cockroaches, backed up drain)."

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Person in handcuffs

The Greene County Sheriff says witnesses helped Deputies catch a suspected burglar

Deputies arrested one man who's suspected of burglary, and two men who are wanted on outstanding warrants Monday.

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Urban beekeeping ordinance passes in Springfield

The ordinance passed at City Council's meeting Monday night.

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Court decision issued in Gerber case

A battle over the control of a family member's remains is decided by a judge.

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WATCH: Leigh's Lost and Found features catahoula mix

In Leigh's Lost and Found report, we are featuring a super loveable catahoula mix.  That proves why it's so very important to have some kind of identification on your pet.   If you recognize this featured dog or if you have lost a pet, call animal control at (417) 833-3592.  Don't forget to the "LIKE" Leigh's Lost and Found Facebook page.

 

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Missouri stands alone in drug database

Missouri stands alone with drug database

Missouri is singled out for being the only state to not have a prescription drug database.

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Monday evening weather - Hottest so far

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the very hot air heading for the Ozarks.

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Dylan Saltkill

Mentally challenged teen may be in danger after crashing stolen car

Dylan Saltkill ran away from home in West Plains, Mo., on Sunday and crashed a car in Ozark County as he tried to get to Mountain Home, Ark.

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Leigh's Lost and Found: Featuring a lost Catahoula/Shepherd mix

The female dog was found in 1100 block of west Division

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Basset hounds rescued in Douglas County

Task Force rescues 10 basset hound puppies in Douglas County

All the 10-week-old puppies were thin to emaciated, had varying degrees of pneumonia, and were suffering from parasites and infections.

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Glean Team harvests for the hungry

Food Bank needs Glean Team volunteers, including for Monday night

A harvest in Battlefield on Monday night could yield 500 to 1,000 pounds of green beans for hungry people in the Ozarks.

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Sex offender

Prosecutor: Admitted sex offender may have molested others

Polk County Prosecuting Attorney Kenneth Ashlock says he’s looking for possible additional victims of a man from Pleasant Hope.

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Hibachi Grill restaurant

Multiple health code violations force restaurant to close temporarily

The Springfield-Greene County Health Department says it's received 23 complaints in the last two years from customers of Hibachi Grill.

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Police investigation

Arkansas medical examiner will do autopsy on man found dead in yard

A friend found the body of Raymond Barnes, 52, in Barnes' yard on Sunday evening.

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WATCH: Turning up the heat! Work week forecast has a summertime feel

KSPR Meteorologist Lindsey Slater looks ahead to a work week warmup for the Ozarks.

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Get ready for a HOT week

Today, July has come back to the Ozarks. Highs will be getting to 90° today. We don't have any advisories for the heat yet, because we don't fall in the criteria (below).

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Choke hold death leads to review of training

New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton ordered an extensive review of the NYPD's training procedures after the death of Eric Garner, the man who was held in a choke hold and died while police attempted to arrest him, Bratton announced at a...

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Bodies from MH17 head to the Netherlands

After spending days exposed to the elements on a Ukrainian field and then inside refrigerated train cars, the first group of victims from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are one step closer to home.

The first plane carrying the remains of some victims ar...

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Hoes' 12th-inning homer pushes Astros past A's

OAKLAND, Calif. -- When Houston Astros left fielder L.J. Hoes called his mom, Gale, on the telephone before Tuesday night's game to wish her a happy birthday, she made a request. "The last thing she said to me was hit a homer for me for my ...

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US, European airlines halt flights to Israel

Passengers boarding an El Al flight at Israel's Ben Gurion airport were settling into their seats, when a civil defense siren howled.

The passengers all piled out and into a shelter.

This was the experience for those trying to fly out from the airport...

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Marrakech: 10 amazing attractions

While many visits to Marrakech revolve around the imposing Koutoubia mosque or Jemaa el Fna, the bustling central square filled with snake charmers and storytellers, there's plenty to do beyond these landmarks.

For those willing to delve deep into the...

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Israeli helicopter fires missile into Gaza

REUTERS/Nir Elias

Politicians talk, rockets fly in Mideast

United Nations workers trying to aid people in Gaza found themselves stuck Tuesday between Israeli soldiers and Hamas fighters, with neither side showing any sign of backing down.

The development came as a rocket fired from Gaza struck near Israel's b...

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Traveling to China? Prepare for the worst

For the next three weeks at least, flying to and within China is going to be a stressful affair, for even the hardiest of travelers.

Hundreds of flights were canceled or delayed Monday and China's civil aviation regulator warned that more flights in ...

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What is Hamas' endgame in Gaza?

For three weeks now, Hamas and Israel have been locked in a deadly battle. Each side points to the other for provoking the conflict, which has left scores -- mainly civilians -- dead.

And yet, a cease-fire seems unlikely, in part because the sides do...

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White House revises contraception opt out

The Obama administration announced revisions to the Obamacare contraception mandate so that nonprofit religious organizations can opt out of signing a release form to avoid covering birth control and workers for those nonprofits are able to obtain se...

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Recap: Astros 3, Athletics 2 (12)

Astros 3, Athletics 2 (12): L.J. Hoes homered with one out in the 12th inning as Houston handed Oakland a rare home loss.Hoes deposited a first-pitch fastball from Fernando Abad (2-4) over the wall in left field to lead the Astros to their ...

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Rare off night frustrates Wainwright

ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright knew what was happening Tuesday night, but he felt powerless to stop it. The St. Louis Cardinals right-hander's normally clean mechanics went awry. He was slouching over on the mound, throwing instead of driving...

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Donald Sterling sues wife, NBA and commish

Donald Sterling has filed a new civil lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking damages from his wife, the NBA and NBA commissioner Adam Silver in their attempt to sell the the L.A. Clippers for $2 billion to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

C...

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What is Israel's endgame in Gaza?

A river of blood runs through Gaza, as homes are smashed to rubble and hospital emergency rooms overflow. The volley of Hamas rockets into Israel continues, even when met with the preeminent firepower of the Israeli military's bombs, missiles and she...

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Montero, Diamondbacks top Tigers, 5-4

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Miguel Gonzalez returned home to deliver one of his best performances of the season. The Baltimore right-hander pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings and permitted just three hits, leading the Orioles to a 4-2 victory over the Lo...

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Astros 3, Athletics 2 (12 innings)

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Left fielder L.J. Hoes lined a tie-breaking solo home run with one out in the top of the 12th inning, and the Houston Astros held on for a 3-2 victory Tuesday night against the Oakland A's at the O.co Coliseum. Hoes rippe...

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Orioles' Gonzalez stymies Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Miguel Gonzalez returned home to deliver one of his best performances of the season. The Baltimore right-hander pitched 7 2/3 shutout innings and permitted just three hits, leading the Orioles to a 4-2 victory over the Lo...

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Indonesia markets cheer Widodo victory

Indonesian markets rallied Wednesday after government officials declared Joko "Jokowi" Widodo the winner of the country's presidential election.

Stocks in Jakarta climbed 1.1% in morning trading, while the rupiah strengthened as much as 0.8% to 11,465...

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Preview: Nationals at Rockies

The first-place Washington Nationals try for a three-game sweep over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday afternoon, but will almost certainly do so without Ryan Zimmerman. The third baseman suffered a right hamstring strain during Washington'...

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Giants outlast Phillies in 14-inning marathon

The first-place Washington Nationals try for a three-game sweep over the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday afternoon, but will almost certainly do so without Ryan Zimmerman. The third baseman suffered a right hamstring strain during Washington'...

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Costa Concordia refloated

TM News Italy

Costa Concordia sets sail on final voyage

The wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship has begun its final voyage.

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DeGrom dominant as Mets top Mariners

SEATTLE -- New York Mets manager Terry Collins can't figure out how rookie pitcher Jacob deGrom keeps flying under the radar, but that won't be a problem if the 26-year-old right-hander keeps pitching like he did Tuesday night. DeGrom turne...

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LaRoche's three-run homer lifts Nats past Rockies

SEATTLE -- New York Mets manager Terry Collins can't figure out how rookie pitcher Jacob deGrom keeps flying under the radar, but that won't be a problem if the 26-year-old right-hander keeps pitching like he did Tuesday night. DeGrom turne...

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Recap: Diamondbacks 5, Tigers 4

Diamondbacks 5, Tigers 4: Miguel Montero delivered a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth inning as Arizona stormed back to deny visiting Detroit.The Tigers, who took the lead in the top of the frame, struggled with their control in the ei...

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Lucroy hits two homers in Brewers' win

Diamondbacks 5, Tigers 4: Miguel Montero delivered a go-ahead two-run single in the eighth inning as Arizona stormed back to deny visiting Detroit.The Tigers, who took the lead in the top of the frame, struggled with their control in the ei...

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Worker, job, businessman

Reuters

Top 25 companies for work-life balance

Juggling a job and home life can be stressful. Find out which companies are making work-life balance a priority.

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Comet Hale-Bopp file photo

U.S. Navy

On this day: July 23

Miss America gives up her crown, Fergie gets a royal wedding, a new comet is discovered, and a singer's life comes to a tragic ending, all on this day.

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Kelsey Grammer and Eddie the dog from Frasier

Paramount Television

TV's all-time 30 greatest pets

Whether they were the star of the show or just part of the cast, television history is filled with animal stars who stole the spotlight from their human co-stars. Here's a look at our picks for the best 30 TV pets ever.

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Pirates looking to upgrade bullpen, rotation

Buy or sell is the question facing the Miami Marlins as the July 31 trade deadline approaches, and at 6 1/2 games out of the final National League wild-card spot the next few days could determine their strategy. The Marlins visit the Atlant...

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Preview: Marlins at Braves

Buy or sell is the question facing the Miami Marlins as the July 31 trade deadline approaches, and at 6 1/2 games out of the final National League wild-card spot the next few days could determine their strategy. The Marlins visit the Atlant...

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Preview: Indians at Twins

The Cleveland Indians are starting to flex their muscle as they attempt to gain ground in the American League Central. The Indians vie for their fifth win in seven outings after the All-Star break when they play the rubber match of the thre...

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Pneumonic plague case in Chinese town

A Chinese town has been on lockdown since last week after a man died of the plague.

Yumen's old town was sealed off by police after a 38-year-old man died in a hospital on July 16, according to state news agency Xinhua. He had contracted pneumonic pla...

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Orioles 4, Angels 2

Orioles 4, Angels 2: Jonathan Schoop hit a two-run homer and Miguel Gonzalez carried a shutout into the eighth inning as visiting Baltimore edged Los Angeles. Gonzalez (5-5) allowed only two singles by Efren Navarro and four walks before ...

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Game roundup: Headley lifts Yankees past Rangers in 14

NEW YORK -- Chase Headley came through in his fourth at-bat as a Yankee, hitting a game-winning single in the 14th inning as New York outlasted the Texas Rangers for a 2-1 victory Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. The switch-hitting third ba...

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