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170-Year-Old Tree Falls During Storm

A piece of history, older than the Civil War, came crashing down during severe weather Monday.

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Masterson girl Gabriella and mom Bayleigh

Police: missing 3-year-old Lamar girl found safe in Joplin

Police believed Gabriella Masterson's non-custodial mother, Bayleigh Masterson, took the girl.

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Next round of storms

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty breaking down the next round of storms for the Ozarks.

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Death investigation continues on Kentwood Avenue

Medical examiner is investigating the scene while police prepare to release the name of the woman that was found dead in the home. 

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Police investigating death on Kentwood Ave

Police investigating death on Kentwood Ave

Police blocked off a portion of the street for most of the day to investigate the death of a woman.

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Crossing guard issue in Springfield Public Schools

Crossing guard issue in Springfield Public Schools

School board officials say current crossing guards are late or often absent, crossing guard supervisor says that's untrue.

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(img1)vid-Ozark firefighter pushes for same-sex benefits

Ozark firefighter pushes for same-sex benefits

KSPR's Sheena Elzie explains two opinions from two lawyers.

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Michael Sam

Mizzou's Michael Sam set to sign with Dallas Cowboys

The co-Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Year was cut by the St. Louis Rams.

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Tornado confirmed in Monday storm system near Joplin

The tornado damaged trees Sunday south of Joplin in the community of Leawood.

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Kleemann Theresa missing woman

Missing woman from Greene County is found, hospitalized

Theresa Kleemann was missing for more than a week until someone found her in Branson.

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How To Protect YOUR pictures on Apple ICloud

How to protect your smartphone from hackers

Cell phones and privacy are in the spotlight after a massive Hollywood hacking scandal. 

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VIDEO Tuesday evening weather - Another round of rain

VIDEO: Tuesday evening weather - Another round of rain

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the next round of rain moving into the Ozarks.

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SLIDESHOW: Go inside the new Joplin High School

The new Joplin High School opened Tuesday.    The school is bigger, better, and in a brand new location.

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Head-on crash kills woman from Green Forest

The crash was on Monday in Madison County.

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Chris Young

Country music star Chris Young will perform in Springfield

Young has several No. 1 hits in his career, including "Tomorrow" and "Voices."

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KSPR Tuesday Morning Forecast Rain Rain Rain

Storms continue today - esp south

After the storms from Monday night and earlier this morning, a flash flooding threat remains a possibility as rain continues to pummel areas South of I-44.

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No Labor Day Business Due to Power Outage

Some restaurants were planning to be open on Labor Day, but Mother Nature had other plans.

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Businesses Closed Due to Power Outage

Businesses along Glenstone, including Schlotzky's, were hoping to be open for the Labor Day holiday, but had to close after severe weather.

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Tracking Severe Storms

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty tracking the latest on severe storms overnight.

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Severe weather snaps power poles

Severe weather hit Springfield early Monday morning and the north side of town saw the worst of it. The wind took out six poles along Glenstone and the four-lane road was shut down for most of the day. 

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Severe weather knocks out power for Evangel University

Students lost electricity for a couple hours after power poles came crashing to the ground Monday morning. Students tell us it put a kink it their Labor Day plans.

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Exeter dog problems

Animal control not an option for many small towns

Some small towns in the Ozarks are left with little options for animal control.

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Community Close up- Unique Cox Prosthetic clinic

Community Close up- Unique Cox Prosthetic clinic

Interview about Cox's specialized Prosthetic clinic

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Leigh's Lost and Found: lost Jack Russell Terrier mix

Leigh's Lost and Found: featuring a lost Jack Russell Terrier mix who tangled with a skunk

Animal control picked up the female on Pythian after she got sprayed by a skunk

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Video Leigh s Lost and Found featuring a lost Terrier mix

Video: Leigh's Lost and Found featuring a lost Terrier mix

The female Jack Russell Terrier/Heeler mix was found on east Pythian

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VIDEO Monday evening weather - Heavy Rain Likely Tonight

VIDEO: Monday evening weather - Heavy Rain Likely Tonight

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the next round of rain to impact the Ozarks.

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US Japan

Former WWII prisoner of war invited to Japan

Man from Mountain Home accepts, says gesture "a little late." 

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Park Central tree

Woman cited for chopping down tree on square

Woman cited for vandalism for chopping down young tree. 

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Higher education

State treasurer encourages college saving

September is College Savings Month.

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Della outage

Storm causes power outages across Springfield

Outages are widespread, but limited.

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Recap: Tigers 4, Indians 2

Tigers 4, Indians 2: J.D. Martinez smacked a three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to lift visiting Detroit past Cleveland for the second consecutive day.Torii Hunter drew a leadoff walk against Cody Allen (5-4) and Miguel Cabrera ...

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Cardinals extend division lead with win over Pirates

ST. LOUIS -- The last time Adam Wainwright gave up three homers in a game was four years ago. So was the last time he knocked in three runs in a game. Tuesday night, he did both, and his bat helped make up for the Pittsburgh Pirates' long-b...

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Preview: Mets at Marlins

ST. LOUIS -- The last time Adam Wainwright gave up three homers in a game was four years ago. So was the last time he knocked in three runs in a game. Tuesday night, he did both, and his bat helped make up for the Pittsburgh Pirates' long-b...

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Recap: Giants 12, Rockies 7

Tigers 4, Indians 2: J.D. Martinez smacked a three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to lift visiting Detroit past Cleveland for the second consecutive day.Torii Hunter drew a leadoff walk against Cody Allen (5-4) and Miguel Cabrera ...

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American businesses feel targeted by China

An increasing number of American businesses say they feel less welcome in China amid a government crackdown that has ensnared foreign firms.

A new survey conducted by the American Chamber of Commerce in China shows that 60% of its members feel less we...

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Recap: Cubs 7, Brewers 1

Cubs 7, Brewers 1: Arismendy Alcantara homered and Luis Valbuena had two hits and an RBI and scored twice as host Chicago sent Milwaukee to its seventh straight loss. Chicago's Jake Arrieta (8-5) struck out four and allowed one run and fiv...

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Cubs' Arrieta pitches well enough to get win

CHICAGO -- Jake Arrieta felt less sharp than normal on Tuesday but his six-inning effort was still more than enough on a milestone night. Making his 100th career appearance, the Chicago Cubs right-hander allowed just one run and scattered f...

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170-Year-Old Tree Falls During Storm

A piece of history, older than the Civil War, came crashing down during severe weather Monday.

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170-Year-Old Tree Falls During Storm

A tree owned by a Greene County Commissioner fell during severe weather. It's believed to be 170-years-old.

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Recap: White Sox 6, Twins 3 (10)

White Sox 6, Twins 3 (10): Dayan Viciedo belted a tiebreaking homer to lead off the 10th inning and Tyler Flowers clubbed a pair of two-run shots, lifting visiting Chicago in the opener of a two-game series. Viciedo hammered an opposite-fie...

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Rookies guide Red Sox past Yankees

NEW YORK -- Nights like Tuesday are what the Boston Red Sox have in mind for the future of two of their youngsters. Shortstop Xander Bogaerts Bogaerts had his first career four-hit game, and center fielder Mookie Betts enjoyed his first car...

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Recap: Cardinals 6, Pirates 4

Cardinals 6, Pirates 4: Adam Wainwright drove in a career high-tying three runs and pitched six innings to fuel host St. Louis past Pittsburgh.Wainwright (16-9) allowed four runs and seven hits in a mediocre performance for the Cardinals' a...

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Astros 8, Angels 3

HOUSTON -- Brad Peacock produced his third consecutive solid start, working into the seventh inning of the Houston Astros' 8-3 victory over the red-hot Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park. Peacock (4-8) has allowed four ...

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Wainwright wins 16th, Cardinals beat Pirates

Adam Wainwright earned his 16th win and matched his career best with three RBIs, carrying the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

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Cardona: Ban reclining seats on planes

We have now witnessed the third instance in only nine days of a flight being diverted from its original destination because someone leaned her seat back and someone objected.

Has it come to this? Do we really need air marshals on flights now to inter...

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Perez drives in go-ahead run as KC tops Texas 2-1

Salvador Perez hit a scorching liner off the glove of third baseman Adrian Beltre for a single, allowing Jarrod Dyson to score the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and helping the Kansas City Royals beat the Texas Rangers 2-1 on Tuesday night.

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Cardinals 6, Pirates 4

ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright gave up three homers in a game for the first time in four years, but made up for it with his bat. Driving in three runs in a game for just the second time in his career, Wainwright helped the St. Louis Cardinals...

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Recap: Cubs 7, Brewers 1

ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright gave up three homers in a game for the first time in four years, but made up for it with his bat. Driving in three runs in a game for just the second time in his career, Wainwright helped the St. Louis Cardinals...

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Cubs 7, Brewers 1

CHICAGO -- Jake Arrieta made his 100th major league appearance one to remember, scattering five hits over six innings and leading the Chicago Cubs to a 7-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday. Arrieta (8-5) gave up a run in the third ...

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Royals 2, Rangers 1

CHICAGO -- Jake Arrieta made his 100th major league appearance one to remember, scattering five hits over six innings and leading the Chicago Cubs to a 7-1 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday. Arrieta (8-5) gave up a run in the third ...

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Chamber of Commerce ramps up efforts

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is ramping up efforts on behalf of North Carolina Republican Senate nominee Thom Tillis in one of the most watched and most expensive Senate races this election year.

The Chamber on Wednesday is launching its second genera...

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Tigers 4, Indians 2

CLEVELAND -- J.D. Martinez's three-run home run with one out in the top of the ninth inning lifted the Detroit Tigers to a 4-2 win over the Cleveland Indians Tuesday night at Progressive Field. The Indians took a 2-1 lead into the top of th...

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Masterson girl Gabriella and mom Bayleigh

Police: missing 3-year-old Lamar girl found safe in Joplin

Police believed Gabriella Masterson's non-custodial mother, Bayleigh Masterson, took the girl.

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Red Sox 9, Yankees 4

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- R.A. Dickey and two relievers combined on a two-hitter Tuesday as the Toronto Blue Jays hammered the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 in the first game of a three-game series at Tropicana Field. In one of his best starts this seas...

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Game roundup: Dickey, Jays hold Rays to two hits

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- R.A. Dickey and two relievers combined on a two-hitter Tuesday as the Toronto Blue Jays hammered the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 in the first game of a three-game series at Tropicana Field. In one of his best starts this seas...

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How North Korea may be using U.S. detainees

The setup was bizarre.

North Korean officials whisked a CNN team away in a van, purportedly to go meet with a high-ranking government official.

Hours later, they arrived in the capital and were presented with three Americans held captive in the reclu...

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Three dead, two critically injured in Kansas City shootings; shooter remains on the run

In Kansas City, three people are dead and two more critically wounded after an apparent shooting Tuesday.  Police went door-to-door in the area looking for a suspect driving a beige SUV.  Police say they received a call about the disturbance, then arrived to find the victims.  One person was dead outside the home, two others were found dead inside the home.

ONE PERSON WAS FOUND DEAD OUTSIDE A HOME…

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Cowboys DT Brent conditionally reinstated as NFL player

Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent, who was convicted of intoxication manslaughter and spent five months behind bars, was conditionally reinstated as an NFL player with the Dallas Cowboys on Tuesday. The conditions include Brent bei...

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naked in Topeka

Kansas councilwoman fighting public nakedness

A Topeka, Kansas, councilwoman wants to end public nakedness in her city.

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DNA frees brothers convicted in 1983 murder

A pair of siblings who served decades behind bars in the rape and murder of a North Carolina child will walk out of prison free men Wednesday after DNA evidence implicated someone else.

Henry McCollum and Leon Brown were just teenagers when they were...

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Mets 8, Marlins 6

MIAMI -- Juan Lagares had a career-high four hits and scored three runs to lead the New York Mets past the Miami Marlins 8-6 on Tuesday night at Marlins Park. Lagares, the Mets' center fielder and leadoff batter, also had a walk, two steals...

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Phillies 4, Braves 0

ATLANTA -- Philadelphia right-hander Kyle Kendrick won his third straight start Tuesday, holding the Atlanta Braves scoreless over seven innings in a 4-0 win at Turner Field. Kendrick (8-11) gave up three hits, two walks and struck out four...

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Blue Jays 8, Rays 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- R.A. Dickey and two relievers combined on a two-hitter Tuesday as the Toronto Blue Jays hammered the Tampa Bay Rays 8-2 in the first game of a three-game series at Tropicana Field. The knuckleballer Dickey improved t...

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