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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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SGF outages

VIDEO: Parts of Springfield without power all morning

KSPR's Rachel Dubrovin reports Glenstone was blocked near Evangel University for repairs to power poles. 


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Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

Fall hours begin at Wilson's Creek

Fall hours for visiting the park begin Tuesday. 

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KSPR Monday Morning Forecast Labor Day Storms

A Stormy Labor Day

After round one of storms early this morning, round two is possible leading into this afternoon along a cold front.

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Indians-Royals game suspended in 10th inning, will resume Sept. 22

Thunderstorm suspended game in Kansas City in the 10th inning. 

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Suspect eludes police after high-speed chase

Police tried to stop driver who stopped a three stores overnight; may be related to Sunday robberies. 

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New program helps foster youth further education

New program helps foster youth further education

The pilot program is being tested in Springfield and St. Louis.

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Community reacts to Sunday morning robberies

Shots were fired at convenience stores in North Springfield early Sunday morning. Police say no one was hurt, but there’s little information about the man that commit the string of crimes.


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Shots fired at North Springfield convenience stores

Shots fired at North Springfield convenience stores

Police say suspect could be responsible for five armed robberies early Sunday morning.

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Sunday Evening Forecast Severe Weather Possible Labor Day

Sunday Evening Forecast: Severe Weather Possible Labor Day

A cold front will move into the Ozarks Monday with the potential for severe weather.

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Manhunt

Police looking for man who fled traffic stop near Rogersville

Man wanted for warrants including felony burglary.

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Casey's rob

Police investigate rash of armed robberies overnight

Police report three convenience stores, two people robbed at gunpoint

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Veterans

Missouri vets get break on business startups

Startups for Soldiers Act waives fees for military members starting businesses.

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Police shooting

Man shot, killed in confrontation with KC police

Man shot and killed during confrontation with officers.

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PHOTOS: Lucas Oil National Drag Boat racing in Wheatland

Phil Shockley captured the action at the Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing event in Wheatland, Mo. 

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Missouri Department of Agriculture

Grants available to put Missouri products on school lunch menus

Program offered through state Department of Agriculture offers small business grants.

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Police investigate shooting in Springfield

Police investigate two Springfield shootings

Police are investigating a shooting in the 900 block of S. Nettleton Ave. in Springfield.  The second shooting occurred near South New near Monroe Terrace.

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New York Stock Exchange floor

CNN

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Summer is over. Let's get to work.

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Cameron sets out plans to counter jihadi risk

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has laid out his battle plan to counter the threat posed by Islamist extremists returning to Britain after fighting with terror groups overseas.

But already there are questions over how effective those measures would b...

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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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Montana firefighters save mountain lion cubs

Two Montana firefighters dressed in their bright yellow firefighting gear stand smiling broadly, each cuddling what looks like a blackened and charred chunk of wood.

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Obama in Wis.

CNN

Obama: 'I'd join a union'

President Barack Obama told a large union audience in Wisconsin on Monday that while "Republicans in Congress love to say no," he is the one who "placed a bet on America's workers."

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Thousands of child refugees held in Thailand

Thousands of migrant children, including newborn babies, are being locked up in squalid and cramped detention facilities each year in Thailand, enduring serious physical and emotional harm, according to a new report.

The 67-page report from Human Righ...

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Vote, election file

Five must-follow races for the midterms

While Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer, it's also the unofficial start to the campaign season.

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Eric Cantor

Paul Courson/CNN

Eric Cantor goes to Wall Street

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is taking his talents to Wall Street, joining boutique investment bank Moelis & Co. as a vice chairman and board member.

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Suspected U.S. drone strike hits Somalia

A suspected U.S. drone strike targeted senior leaders of Al-Shabaab in southern Somalia, but it's not clear if the leader of the Islamic militant group was wounded or killed, a Somali official said Tuesday.

The Pentagon would only say it carried out ...

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Ebola virus pink

CDC

Experimental Ebola vaccine trial starts soon

A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin this week at the National Institutes of Health, amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly virus in West Africa.

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Indians ace Kluber needs to regain winning touch

CLEVELAND -- It's difficult to say which was more surprising, the score of the Indians' loss to the Tigers Monday, or the Indians' starting pitcher. The Indians, who led the major leagues with a 2.39 ERA in the month of August, gave up 20 h...

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Rockies' Ynoa shines in long-awaited debut

DENVER -- The journey began for infielder Rafael Ynoa in the Dominican Summer League. He played there in 2006 and 2007 and then came to the United States, where he toiled for six more seasons in the Los Angeles Dodgers' organization. After ...

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Hosmer's return puts Butler on Royals bench

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- First baseman Eric Hosmer came off the disabled list and was in the lineup. First baseman-designated hitter Billy Butler was not. The Royals are 22-11 when Butler starts at first, which is where he played in August with ...

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The cult of Xiaomi seeks world domination

Hugo Barra walks on stage to cheers from several hundred ardent fans. The Xiaomi executive, wearing a wig and sequined silver shirt, launches into a Chinese song and dance routine.

While still several notches below Beatlemania, the Hong Kong fan fest ...

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Rangers LHP Holland finally ready to make season debut

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Left-hander Derek Holland will make his long overdue debut Tuesday for the Rangers. Holland tore cartilage in his left knee while falling while playing with his dog in January. He would require microfracture surgery. Nea...

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Milwaukee Fast food strike

CNN

Fast-food workers plan nationwide protest

The campaign to get fast-food workers paid at least $15 a hour resumes later this week.

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Feisal Omar/Reuters

Pentagon: US military conducts operation in Somalia

U.S. military forces conducted an operation Monday against the Al-Shabaab network in Somalia, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said.

"We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when approp...

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Hudson finally back with D-backs

SAN DIEGO -- The first September addition to the Arizona Diamondbacks' roster is not exactly a young prospect. Right-handed pitcher Daniel Hudson, who hasn't pitched in the major leagues since June 26, 2012, was reinstated from the 60-day d...

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Preview: Giants at Rockies

The San Francisco Giants appear to have the pitching necessary to reach the postseason, but their big bats - Hunter Pence and Buster Posey - could put them over the top. The hot-hitting duo tries to help San Francisco bounce back from a tou...

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Bud Light Budweiser blurb

Fred Prouser/Reuters

World's most popular beers

Think you can guess which beer is consumed the most worldwide? Take a look at a list of the most popular beers in the world and where they are brewed, according to CNN Money.

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Rachel Bilson as Summer Roberts in The OC

Warner Bros. Television

Cutest fictional TV college coeds

TV shows are full of fictional college coeds attending usually equally fictional institutions of higher learning. In honor of back to school, study up on some of our favorites.

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Instrument of Surrender of Japan, World War II

U.S. Army Signal Corps

On this day: September 2

London burns, Atlanta falls to Union forces, Japan surrenders to end World War II, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrates its opening with a star-studded jam, all on this day.

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Preview: Brewers at Cubs

The Milwaukee Brewers likely will be without center fielder and lineup catalyst Carlos Gomez again when they continue their road trip in Chicago against the Cubs on Tuesday. "Hand or wrist is not good for him," Milwaukee manager Ron Roenick...

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Preview: Blue Jays at Rays

Jose Bautista is trying to keep the Toronto Blue Jays in the playoff chase on his own with homers in five straight games, one shy of the club record set in 2001 by Jose Cruz Jr. Bautista, who has belted 29 home runs this season, will try to...

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Preview: Reds at Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles hope to have shortstop J.J. Hardy in the lineup Tuesday, when they welcome the Cincinnati Reds to town for the first of three interleague contests. Hardy left Monday's 6-4 loss to Minnesota after seven innings due to b...

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Preview: Rangers at Royals

The Kansas City Royals hope to maintain their slim division lead when they host the Texas Rangers in the middle contest of their three-game set Tuesday. Kansas City remained one-half game ahead of Detroit in the American League Central with...

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Preview: Phillies at Braves

The Atlanta Braves have struggled all season to consistently score runs, but the offensive futility reached a new low Monday as four Philadelphia Phillies pitchers combined for a no-hitter. The Braves host the Phillies for the second of thr...

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Preview: Red Sox at Yankees

The New York Yankees are trying to hang around in the American League wild-card chase, and a lot will be determined after their upcoming nine-game homestand. The Yankees try to rebound from losing four of their last six when they host the r...

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Jimi Jamison, Survior

Notable deaths of 2014

From legendary actors to fashion designers, take a look at the most notable deaths of 2014.

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Jimi Jamison, Survior

Survivor lead singer Jimi Jamison is dead

Jimi Jamison, who belted out the hits "The Search is Over" and "Burning Heart" for 1980s rock band Survivor, has died. He was 63.

"The entire Survivor family is very shocked and saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison," the band's official...

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Preview: Nationals at Dodgers

After turning Dodger Stadium into their own launching pad in the series opener, the Washington Nationals face a tougher test Tuesday against Los Angeles ace Clayton Kershaw. The Nationals have blasted 14 home runs over their last four games...

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Cards' Descalso thrives with rare regular action

ST. LOUIS -- Daniel Descalso is a utility infielder in name only this year, lacking a role on a St. Louis Cardinals team with a set starting lineup at the three positions he plays. With rookie Kolten Wong at second, Jhonny Peralta at shorts...

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Preview: Diamondbacks at Padres

The San Diego Padres aren't a factor in the postseason race, but they're a force in their home park. The Padres look to continue their strong play at Petco Park in the second of a four-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday. S...

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