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Private Arnold Jack Jennings honored during Memorial Day ceremony

Military honors for Springfield woman's father 70 years after his death during WWII

Arnola Jennings received a surprise gift of her late father's military medals and patches from her children.

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Wrong-way driver leads to crash on James River Freeway Monday

Two suffered injuries in a crash Monday involving a wrong-way driver on James River Freeway.


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The top three issues bothering Springfield's northside

City leaders say the community listening sessions were a success. People showed up, spoke out, and voted. Now the numbers are in.

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North Springfield's top issues, according to people living there

City leaders say the community listening sessions were a success. People showed up, spoke out, and voted. Now the numbers are in and three things stood above the rest.

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Sinkhole may have exposed exciting new find

Engineers says the sinkhole at Top of the Rock may have exposed a new cave system.

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Scouts leaders wanted in Mountain Grove area

Mountain Grove area is seeing a shortage in children and programs are becoming defunct.

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Survey team confirms tornado near Theodosia

Storm in Ozark County Sunday packed winds of 95 mph.

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Springfield Regional for NCAA Baseball Tourney revealed; Missouri State national seed

No. 8 national seed Missouri State now knows its 'Road to Omaha.'


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KSPR Monday Morning Weather Soggy and muggy

Not a total washout, but...

Not too bad for travelers. Today will be rain free for much of the day across the region. Highs near 80 or so with isolated showers.

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Arkansas earns No. 2 seed in Stillwater Regional for NCAA Baseball tourney

The Arkansas Razorbacks will not travel far in its 'Road to Omaha.'

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Kansas City not putting minimum wage hike on August ballot

Several faith-based, labor and social justice groups gathered nearly 4,000 signatures of registered voters for a ballot measure.

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Peanut, the famous figure 8 turtle, to spend time in the Ozarks this summer

Peanut, the famous figure-8 turtle, will spend some time in the Ozarks this summer. 


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Habitat for Humanity of Springfield

Japanese students to visit Habitat ReStore

Students will visit to learn how Habitat for Humanity recycles building materials. 

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Lowry City damage

Tornado confirmed near Lowry CIty in St. Clair County

Homes, outbuildings damaged; winds estimated at 100 MPH.

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Do your research before you hire a mover

Do your research before you hire a moving company

The Better Business Bureau says for you to do your homework before you move or hire a moving company.

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Memorial Day events planned in the Ozarks

Memorial Day events planned in the Ozarks

A look at some of the events planned for Memorial Day in the Ozarks.

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Missouri State earns NCAA Tournament regional host bid

Hammons Field will host its first NCAA regional tournament this weekend.

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Veterans recall the real meaning of Memorial Day

Veterans recall the real reason why the nation celebrates Memorial Day.

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PHOTOS: Storm damage north of Osceola

Viewers sent us these pictures of storm damage Sunday north of Osceola. 

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Wacha improves to 7-0, Cards end 3-game skid by beating KC

Cards salvage final game of weekend series. 

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Weather service to examine storm damage near Osceola, Lowry City

Weather Service says damage reports point to possible tornado. 

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PHOTOS: Cardinals and Royals meet in series ender

The St. Louis Cardinals wrapped up their weekend series with the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

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MSU Bears win 16th straight, win MVC Baseball tournament title

Ranked #8 nationally, Bears hope to host NCAA Tournament regional. 

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Most of Missouri Ozarks placed under tornado watch

Watch in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday. 

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Arkansas graduation rates rise as students step up pace

Arkansas college students graduating more quickly. 

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Tornado watch issued for most of Arkansas

Watch in effect until 7 p.m. Sunday. 


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VIDEO: A gully washer pours through the Ozarks just before noon

A very hard rain fell at the KSPR studio just before noon Sunday. 

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2 in custody after armed robbery in Springfield

Two men were taken into custody at a Springfield apartment complex following an early morning armed robbery. 

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KSPR Early Warning Weather

Flash Flood Watch covers area for rest of holiday weekend

Heavy rains expected Sunday will increase chances of localized flooding. 

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(img1)Top 3 issues on the north side of Springfield

North Springfield's top issues, according to people living there

City leaders say the community listening sessions were a success. People showed up, spoke out, and voted. Now the numbers are in and three things stood above the rest.

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KSPR Monday Morning Weather Soggy and muggy

KSPR Monday Morning Weather: Soggy and muggy

KSPR Meteorologist Lindsey Slater

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VIDEO: A gully washer pours through the Ozarks just before noon

A very hard rain fell at the KSPR studio just before noon Sunday. 

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Search for missing girl comes to an end

KSPR's Jonathan Wahl Reports.

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Greene County inmate accused of killing Ashley Onescu

It all started on June 30th, 2014. Police say Onescu’s husband last saw her near the Library Station at Kansas Expressway and Kearney Street in north Springfield. Court documents show Onescu was with a friend who told police he saw her get in a car to go see Newman, who was staying at a house on South John Avenue in East Springfield, and that’s where this story takes a series of tragic turns.


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WATCH Latest update on huge sinkhole at Top of the Rock

WATCH: Latest update on huge sinkhole at Top of the Rock

The massive hole opened up early Friday morning at the golf course in Taney county

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4 years later

Remembering the Joplin Tornado.


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Statues replaced

KSPR's Jonathan Wahl Reports. 

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"Shocked and Saddened" in Christian County

Acting Sheriff Brad Cole assumes his new role in Christian County. Meanwhile, people in the county are speaking out about former Sheriff Joey Kyle.

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(img1)WATCH: Neighbors discuss Madison Street shooting

WATCH: Neighbors discuss Madison Street shooting

As police continue their investigation of the two people who were killed Wednesday night on West Madison Street, they’re now calling the deaths a murder-suicide.

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Christian County Acting Sheriff

KSPR's Jonathan Wahl Reports.

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VIDEO Thursday evening weather - Storms returning this week

VIDEO: Thursday evening weather - Storms returning this week

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty with a look at storm chances this weekend.

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(img1)WATCH: Christian Co. leaders react to sheriff investigation

WATCH: Christian Co. leaders react to sheriff investigation

Presiding commissioner says he alerted the state about possible corruption

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(img1)WATCH: Update on murder-suicide on Madison

INVESTIGATION CONTINUES: Two dead on W. Madison Street

Springfield police say they found a man and woman dead on Wednesday night in a home in the 2500 block of West Madison Street;  that's a couple blocks north of Grand Street and a few blocks west of Kansas Expressway.


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VIDEO Wednesday evening weather - Soggy holiday weekend

VIDEO: Wednesday evening weather - Soggy holiday weekend

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty with a look at storms in the forecast for the weekend.

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6PM Team Coverage: Christian Co. Sheriff Joey Kyle resigns after plea deal on criminal charges

Christian County Sheriff Joey Kyle pleaded guilty on Wednesday to federal charges of stealing public money and money laundering.   He received a one-year prison sentence and resigned from office.

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27 shot, 8 killed in Baltimore over weekend

Twenty seven shootings have led to eight homicides in Baltimore since the start of the Memorial Day weekend

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Teen dies in flooding on way home from prom

At 18, Alyssa Renee Ramirez's accomplishments read like a list of many teenagers' dreams: Homecoming queen. Student council president. Cheerleader. Star athlete.

Her storied high school career was nearing an end with one final rite of passage -- her ...

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Daughters: B.B. King was 'poisoned'

Two of B.B. King's daughters are alleging that the blues legend was poisoned to death by his closest associates. But the coroner says preliminary autopsy results don't support that contention.

King's daughters, Patty King and Karen Williams, made the ...

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Austin-area woman coordinates volunteers

Christy Degenhart has turned her Wimberely, Texas, hardware store into a command center for a volunteer army to help connect those who need aid with those who can give it.

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Oklahoma woman dies in tornado

Sandra Callicoat Swinney, 48, was killed when her home was destroyed in a tornado touchdown in Blue, Oklahoma, Monday afternoon.

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Hula hooping in North Korea

So there I was, on stage, swinging three hula-hoops in front of a big crowd of wildly cheering North Koreans. It's not what I went there to do and I had not anticipated that this sort of thing might happen.

I don't like to be the center of attention....

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On this day: May 26

Bram Stoker's "Dracula" is published, John Wayne and Miles Davis are born, Ford stops making the Model T, and the King of Pop marries Elvis' daughter, all on this day.

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Nicole Kidman at 2014 Cannes

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Surprising celebrity birthplaces

Think you know where your favorite celebrity was born? You may want to think again. Check out these celebrity birthplaces that may surprise you.

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Pictures: Springfield National Cemetery Memorial Day service

Hundreds gathered to honor our fallen heroes on Monday at the Springfield National Cemetery Memorial Day service.

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Biden at podium

CNN

Biden praises Iraqi military after Carter's remark

American officials attempted to explain on Monday the claim made over the weekend by Defense Secretary Ash Carter that Iraqi defense forces "showed no will to fight" prior to the ISIS siege of Ramadi.

The comment, made in an exclusive interview with C...

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MLB roundup: Yankees rough up Royals

NEW YORK -- Chase Headley hit a two-run home run while Brian McCann and Brett Gardner hit three-run homers during an eight-run first inning and the New York Yankees snapped a season-high six-game losing streak with a 14-1 rout of the Kansas...

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Brewers RHP Peralta lands on disabled list

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers will be without starting pitcher Wily Peralta for at least the next month after a test revealed Monday that the right-hander strained his left oblique, sending him to the disabled list for the first time i...

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Mets await word on status of injured 3B Wright

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Brewers will be without starting pitcher Wily Peralta for at least the next month after a test revealed Monday that the right-hander strained his left oblique, sending him to the disabled list for the first time i...

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Exhumed bodies confirmed to be migrants

Malaysian authorities have confirmed that the 139 graves and 28 abandoned camps discovered close to the Thai border are related to human trafficking.

Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said that Malaysian police and border guards, as part o...

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Preview: Padres at Angels

As San Diego continues to struggle offensively, the Los Angeles Angels may have taken a big step toward hitting their stride as they host the Padres on Tuesday in the second contest of a three-game series. Los Angeles has the luxury of Albe...

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Angels 4, Padres 3

As San Diego continues to struggle offensively, the Los Angeles Angels may have taken a big step toward hitting their stride as they host the Padres on Tuesday in the second contest of a three-game series. Los Angeles has the luxury of Albe...

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38 killed in fire at China nursing home

Thirty-eight people were killed and six others injured after a fire broke out at a nursing home in central China late Monday, authorities said.

Two of the injured were seriously hurt, the Administration of Work Safety in Henan province said in a state...

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Preview: Rangers at Indians

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Left winger Matt Beleskey scored 45 seconds into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks rebounded from blowing a late lead to earn a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals.The Du...

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Ducks 5, Blackhawks 4 (OT)

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Left winger Matt Beleskey scored 45 seconds into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks rebounded from blowing a late lead to earn a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals.The Du...

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Courtesy Adrian Hogan

Street artist sketches Tokyo on coffee cups

Mention coffee cup art to anyone nowadays and their eyelids begin to droop at the prospect of another Instagram picture of a barista's swirly latte foam creation.

But the work of Adrian Hogan, a self-employed illustrator based in Tokyo, should jolt t...

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Ducks 5, Blackhawks 4 (OT)

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Left winger Matt Beleskey scored 45 seconds into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks rebounded from blowing a late lead to take a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Monday in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals.The Du...

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Bounce House

Brandon Burchett

Waterspout lifts bounce house; 3 children hurt

Three children were injured on Monday when a waterspout came onshore and lifted the inflatable bounce house they were in, authorities said.

The house was swept across a parking lot into a roadway, according to police in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The N...

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Ciudad Acuña

CNN

13 dead after tornado hits Mexican border city

In six seconds, a tornado ripped through the border city of Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, with a ferocity that officials said hasn't been witnessed in more than 100 years.

At least 13 people were killed, including three children, Acuña Mayor Evaristo Lenin P...

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More Storms...Humidity...and Warmth

We're looking at more hit and miss storms on Tuesday...some heavy rain could fall under some of these storms.

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Rockets 128, Warriors 115

HOUSTON -- James Harden scored 16 of his game-high 45 points in the third quarter as the Houston Rockets staved off several furious runs by the Golden State Warriors and averted a sweep in the Western Conference finals with a 128-115 win Mo...

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Inside the battle for Ramadi: Iraqi soldier speaks

Flanked by friends on a busy downtown Baghdad street, Asa'ad al-Yassiri pulls out a tattered piece of paper. It's his medical release from the Iraqi military, allowing him leave for a bullet wound to his left arm.

His contingent was among the last to ...

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Mariano Rajoy

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Ruling parties suffer in Spain, Poland

Voters in Spain and Poland had a message for incumbents Sunday: We are not pleased.

But in Ethiopia, once the votes are counted, the ruling party is expected to win by a landslide.

Herewith the details of democracy in action in three very different cou...

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Boko Haram hack 10 to death in Nigeria

Boko Haram militants hacked 10 people to death in a Friday raid on a village in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state, a local government administrator said Monday.

Dozens of Boko Haram insurgents stormed Pambula-Kwamda village in Madagali district, which...

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FBI investigates threats against flights

Law enforcement scrambled on a busy long weekend travel day to ensure airplanes were secure after at least 10 anonymous phone calls were made threatening commercial flights.

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Flood damage in Waverly, Texas, May 2015

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37 Texas counties called disaster areas

Record-setting rains left officials in Texas and Oklahoma scrambling to assess the scope of the damage and destruction Monday as an emergency coordinator told reporters that a dozen people were missing in one county.

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Private Arnold Jack Jennings honored during Memorial Day ceremony

Military honors for Springfield woman's father 70 years after his death during WWII

Arnola Jennings received a surprise gift of her late father's military medals and patches from her children.

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