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Niangua River bridge fatal crash

Crash killed truck driver from Warsaw, 3 vacationers at Lake of the Ozarks

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a flat tire caused the head-on crash on Wednesday morning.

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Christian County Commissioner candidate a convicted felon

When a candidate runs for County Commissioner, they have to fill out a signed affidavit saying they have never plead guilty to a felony and they have never been convicted of a felony.

Derek Watkins filled out this paperwork, but it wasn't true.

The Editor of the Christian County Headliner says she looked up Watkins' name in court records and found he pleaded guilty to forgery in 2001.

"The problem I…

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Cops: Couple in Rogersville sold $ 1 million of synthetic pot in 2 years

Doy Case, 79, and Tressie Case, 67, each face nine charges after a grand jury indictment for the sale of K2 at their business, Magic Dragon, from 2010 and 2012.

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9th annual event titled "Bikers and Babes at the Beach"

9th annual event titled "Bikers and Babes at the Beach"

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VIDEO Wednesday evening weather - Cooling off

VIDEO: Wednesday evening weather - Cooling off

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at when the cooler air will arrive.

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Food safety high priority at the Ozark Empire Fair

Food Safety At The Fair

The Ozark Empire Fair starts tomorrow and a big part of the Fair is the food. Food safety is a top priority as vendors prepare for the beginning of the Fair.

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Sac-Osage Hospital, Osceola

Sac-Osage Hospital in Osceola will close in August after 45 years

The hospital has been struggling financially for years.  Citizens Memorial Hospital of Bolivar is going to operate a clinic in Osceola but will not keep the hospital open.

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Bus safety in Springfield

KSPR's Lauren Pozen took a ride on the bus in Springfield and shows you what's on the bus to keep everyone safe.

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U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners sign

Inmate's death at Federal Medical Center may be homicide

The inmate who died was from California, and had been in Springfield for more than three years.

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White House: President will visit Missouri next week

President Obama will give a speech on the economy

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Summer Camp

Drury offers summer camp for gifted kids

Summerscape gives kids hands-on learning experience

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SHeena bears

Black bears showing up around Branson

Bear sightings increase as they enter mating season in the Ozarks

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Carrington Hall MSU

MSU attracts near record dollars in grant funding

University collected almost $22 million in grants in FY 2014

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Extra Muggy with Storms Possible

Yesterday was the hottest day of the year, and today will be somewhat similar. We started off crazy muggy and in the upper 70s. Highs today will top out near 91°.

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Minimum wage proposal needs more signatures

Supporters hope to raise minimum wage by $2 an hour in Arkansas

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Sparta breakin

Man found bleeding after break-in call

Police found man after answering call of break-in in Sparta

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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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hibachi day 2

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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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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(img1)Child abuse Money

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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MH17 -- Convoy of hearses in Netherlands

REUTERS/Toussaint Kluiters

Dutch pay respects to MH17 victims

A lone bugler sounding the traditional military farewell "Last Post" marked the arrival Wednesday in the Netherlands of the first dead from the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

The grieving nation then held a moment of silence to honor those kill...

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Guests refuse to leave Airbnb host's house

If the old saw about houseguests being like fish is true -- after a few days they begin to stink -- imagine what it must smell like in poor Cory Tschogl's 600-square-foot condo in Palm Springs, California.

Tschogl entered into an agreement through th...

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Affordable Health Care Act support in Rhode Island

REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Fake applicants got Affordable Care Act subsidies

Nearly a dozen fake applicants were able to obtain coverage subsidies under the Affordable Care Act during undercover testing of enrollment controls, a government watchdog said.

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Joseph Wood executed Arizona

Arizona DOC/KPHO

Inmate gasps, snorts during Arizona execution

Joseph Wood snorted and struggled to breathe during his nearly two-hour lethal injection Wednesday, his attorney said.

"It took Joseph Wood two hours to die, and he gasped and struggled to breathe for about an hour and 40 minutes. We will renew our ef...

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Taiwan plane crash wreckage

Wong Yao-wen/Reuters

Report: 48 killed in Taiwan plane crash

At least 48 people were killed when a twin-engine turboprop plane crashed Wednesday while attempting to land in bad weather in Taiwan's Penghu Islands, according to Taiwan's Central News Agency.

Two of the people killed were French and 10 people were...

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Suns sign F Tucker

The Phoenix Suns finalized the signing of forward P.J. Tucker to a multiyear contract on Wednesday. The team did not announce financial terms, but previous reports puts the deal at three years and $16.5 million. "His new contract fulfills o...

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Ukraine jets shot down


Ukraine: Two military jets shot down

Were the missiles that shot down two Ukrainian military planes on Wednesday fired from the Russian side of the border?

That's a possibility that U.S. intelligence analysts are investigating, U.S. officials told CNN on Wednesday. Pro-Russian rebels qui...

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Rays' Escobar booted after strikeout

ST. LOUIS -- Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar was ejected from Wednesday night's game with the St. Louis Cardinals after arguing a called third strike in the top of the fourth inning. Escobar started to first base after taking a 3-2 p...

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Bloomberg flying to Israel to protest FAA ban

A combative Michael Bloomberg told CNN on Wednesday the United States erred in banning airline flights to Israel after a Hamas rocket landed near its main airport earlier this week.

The former New York mayor flew overnight to Ben Gurion Airport in Tel...

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Arkansas continues defending 12-week abortion ban

McDaniel on Wednesday filed a reply brief with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which is weighing whether to uphold a federal judge's decision that the 12-week ban is unconstitutional.

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Preview: Mets at Brewers

Slumping Ryan Howard was not in the Phillies' starting lineup against a left-handed pitcher for the second time in six post-all-star break games on Wednesday night, and his future with the team is in serious question. Manager Ryne Sandberg ...

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Arkansas granted $1 million for winter cleanup

Federal officials declared 14 counties eligible for a public assistance program after the Dec. 5-6 storm.

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U.S. extends ban on flights into Tel Aviv

Critics lashed out Wednesday against the Federal Aviation Administration, which extended its ban on U.S. airlines' flights to and from Tel Aviv, Israel.

Calling the decision a "mistake," Michael Bloomberg -- who arrived in Israel on El Al, Israel's na...

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Sierre Leone Ebola doctor contracts virus

A doctor who has played a key role in fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone is infected with the disease, according to that country's Ministry of Health.

Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan is being treated by the French aid group Medicins Sans Frontieres --...

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NHL roundup: Rangers, Kreider agree on two-year deal

The New York Rangers and forward Chris Kreider avoided a salary arbitration hearing by agreeing to a two-year contract, the team announced Wednesday. The deal is reportedly worth $2.35 million for the 2014-15 season and $2.6 million in 2015...

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NBA roundup: Bulls include McDermott in Love offer

First-round pick Doug McDermott and two previous first-rounders -- Taj Gibson and Nikola Mirotic -- are part of the Chicago Bulls' trade offer to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love according to NBA reporter Chris Sheridan. "The hang-...

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Teen pilot killed at sea in quest for record

An American teenager who was trying to set a world record for flying around the world was killed and his father is missing after their plane crashed into the ocean off American Samoa on Tuesday night, the boy's family said.

Haris Suleman, 17, was try...

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Missouri Lottery gave less to education in 2014; governor orders a review

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered a review of the Missouri Lottery after a decline in the proceeds transferred to education.

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CDC lab chief resigns after anthrax incident

The head of the bioterrorism lab involved in potentially exposing dozens of workers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to deadly anthrax bacteria has resigned.

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Royals' Hosmer leaves game with hand injury

CHICAGO (AP) — Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer was removed from Wednesday's game with the Chicago White Sox because of decreased grip strength in his right hand.

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'Pristine' original Superman comic up for auction

Superman's debut comic book sold for just 10 cents in 1938. But today, a rare original is worth many times more.

A "pristine" copy of Action Comics #1 will go on auction in August, eBay announced Wednesday.

Collectors know of about 50 remaining copie...

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3 women arrested on terrorist funding charges

They sent money overseas for "orphans" and "brothers in the mountains," or for "camels," according to court records.

The Justice Department alleges that three women arrested Wednesday actually directed the money labeled "living expenses" to Al-Shabaab...

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United States Foreign Service

Alleged Nazi dies hours before extradition

A suspected Nazi war criminal died in Philadelphia overnight Tuesday, just hours before a U.S. court ruling cleared the way for him to be extradited to Germany to face trial.

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Macan - Porsche's physics-defying SUV

Porsche already made my favorite SUV to drive, the Cayenne. Now there's something even better, the new Porsche Macan, a smaller SUV that's lighter, quicker and even more fun.

While the larger Cayenne feels very similar to a sports sedan from behind th...

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In Colorado, Christie doesn't shy away from pot comments

While in Colorado on Wednesday, Chris Christie said he's "not backing off an inch" from his previous comments against the state's decision to legalize marijuana.

"What I said is what I believe," the New Jersey Republican governor said. "I think legali...

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Commonwealth Games open in Glasgow

Queen Elizabeth II opened the 20th Commonwealth Games in the Scottish city of Glasgow Wednesday ahead of 11 days of sporting competition headlined by a cameo appearance by the fastest man on the planet Usain Bolt.

Britain's monarch read out a message ...

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Niangua River bridge fatal crash

Crash killed truck driver from Warsaw, 3 vacationers at Lake of the Ozarks

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a flat tire caused the head-on crash on Wednesday morning.

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Crash in Camden County kills 4

The crash between a dump truck and a pickup blocked traffic on the bridge north of Camdenton. 

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NFL roundup: Bowlen relinquishes control of Broncos

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is resigning control of the team to focus on battling Alzheimer's Disease. Team president Joe Ellis is assuming control of the franchise, which Bowlen purchased in 1984 when the team faced bankruptcy. In 16 p...

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Gruden: RG3 'hands down' Redskins' best QB

RICHMOND, Va. - Jay Gruden is not leaving any room for interpretation. The Washington Redskins' rookie head coach said Robert Griffin III is the starting quarterback. "That's for sure. Hands down," Gruden said at the opening of his first tr...

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Recap: Tigers 11, Diamondbacks 5

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is resigning control of the team to focus on battling Alzheimer's Disease. Team president Joe Ellis is assuming control of the franchise, which Bowlen purchased in 1984 when the team faced bankruptcy. In 16 p...

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Kansas City Chiefs

DEAL DONE! Chiefs, Charles reach 2-year deal

Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles has reached a two-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Passengers at Israels Ben Gurion Airport

REUTERS/Siegfried Modola

FAA ban: Israeli setback, Hamas victory

The FAA's ban on U.S. flights to and from Israel's main airport for a second day marks another blow to that country's economy and a success for Hamas militants, experts said Wednesday.

Even Israeli officials acknowledged the economic setback in the fi...

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