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VIDEO Attorney says police coerced Wood s confession

Attorney says police coerced Craig Wood's confession

Drugged, drunk, and mentally ill. That's how an attorney describes Craig Michael Wood the night Hailey Owens died. Wood is charged with kidnapping and killing the 10-year-old Springfield girl.

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Accused killer of Hailey Owens wants statements thrown out

Defense attorney says Craig Michael Wood asked for questioning to stop.

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Elex Integrity Unit

Secretary of State, House Republicans argue over budget, election integrity

Two sides at odds over $80,000 for Elections Integrity Unit.

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Lower number of people required to sell liquor on boat

Bill designed to discourage boating while drinking

Sponsor of the new law is designed to encourage people to stop drinking on their own boats.

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Controversial remarks made by Marionville mayor

Marionville aldermen set special meeting on Monday on mayor's comments

At least two aldermen want the board to draft a resolution in response to Mayor Dan Clevenger's comments about Jewish people.

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Road closed sign

2 races will block roads in Springfield on Saturday

The Go Girl Run starts at 7.  The Easter Seals 5K starts at 10.

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Justice scales

Patient seeks damages against doctor for nude photos

State police say investigators found numerous images of nude women, including the plaintiff, on the cellphone of Dr. Paul Becton of Paragould.

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Friday Evening Forecast Easter Weekend Looks Good

Friday Evening Forecast: Easter Weekend Looks Good

It looks like the weather will cooperate for the Easter holiday weekend...with some rain chances later Sunday into Monday.

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Shooting scene, South Roanoke Avenue, Springfield

Prosecutor charges 3 for shooting during pot buy near Springfield

Investigators say the teenage victim and his attackers knew each other.

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Man says police beat him

Elderly man says police beat him

KSPR's Lauren Pozen reports on a 78-year-old man from Humansville who says police beat him so bad, he had a black eye and had to get stitches.

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Jeannia Smiley-Hall

Woman is accused of helping with home invasion that terrorized elderly woman

Charges follow a three-month investigation of a series of crimes.  Jeannia Smiley-Hall is a sister of one of the four men who were charged two months ago.

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New Frank haith image

Frank Haith leaving Mizzou for Tulsa hoops job

Leaving after missing NCAA tourney, three years at Missouri.

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Help Wanted

Pet food plant expanding, adding jobs in Verona

Company to spend $14 million, add 24 new jobs.

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Police-KSPR

Global warming study predicts higher crime

Study says higher temperatures will cause more crime.

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Museum near Springfield could have triceratops fossils on Monday

A team from the Missouri Institute of Natural Science unearthed the majority of the bones last June.

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Photos: Dinosaur excavation for triceratops bones coming to Springfield

The Missouri Institute of Natural Science (MINS) hopes to welcome a new and large permanent resident on Monday.  Matt Forir, director of the museum at MINS, plans to arrive from Wyoming with him the fossilized remains of a triceratops.

Members of the institute dig team are already familiar with this triceratops.  Carrie Mackey Hammond, Doug Gere, Lori Strawhun, Brett Houser, Joel Alexander, Samie…

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Highway Funding

Missouri Senate panel endorses 1-percent transportation sales tax

The measure would head to the November ballot for voter approval if the full Senate approves it.

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Jobless rate down

Arkansas unemployment rate dips below 7 percent

First drop to below 7 percent in five years.

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Joplin prepares to open several new safe rooms

Rooms can hold 1,000 to 1,500 people.

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Houses passes education aid for dyslexia

Bill would extend help under "Bryce's Law."

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KSPR Friday Morning Weather A-Okay Forecast

Fantastic Friday on Tap

Today, it's going be awesome. Get ready. Highs will boost to the upper 70s with increasing sunshine.

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Corps of Engineers

Barry County campground will not open this year

Corps of Engineers says budget will keep Viney Creek closed.

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Dale Bumpers

Wildlife refuge to be renamed after former Senator, Governor

A national wildlife refuge in southeastern Arkansas will be renamed after former Gov. and U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers.

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State of Missouri

Missouri House votes to expand sales tax exemptions

Pizza parlors, doughnut stores and other restaurants could get a tax break under legislation passed by the Missouri House.

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St. Louis Blues Logo

Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

Alexander Steen scores winner at 26 seconds of third OT.

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Handcuffs and police lights

Man arrested, stolen cars found after long standoff

Suspected wanted on several warrants barricaded himself in house.

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Polk County Safe Place Program

Polk County has new "Safe Place" Program for youth in need

The program will help young people in dangerous situations caused by abuse, homelessness, or violence.

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VIDEO Protesters want Marionville mayor impeached

Controversy grows after Marionville mayor's comments

Police said Miller, also known as Frazier Glenn Cross, opened fire at two Jewish centers Sunday. Three people died from the shooting. Miller, a well-known white supremacist, reportedly yelled, "Heil Hitler" as he was being arrested. Two days after the shootings, Marionville Dan Clevenger told KSPR News that he considers Miller a friend.

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VIDEO Thursday evening weather - A little rain

VIDEO: Thursday evening weather - A little rain

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the chance for rain in the Ozarks.

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Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield admission is free this weekend

This is National Park Week, so this weekend is a good time to visit.

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More Local News

1 still critical after Pa. school stabbing

Only one student remains in critical condition after a stabbing rampage earlier this month at a high school outside Pittsburgh, a hospital official said Saturday.

A spokeswoman for Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, said a 15-year-...

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7.5-magnitude quake off Papua New Guinea

An earthquake struck late Saturday off Papua New Guinea's eastern coast with a preliminary magnitude of 7.5, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake struck at 11:27 p.m. (9:27 a.m. ET) and occurred at a depth of 19 miles (32 km), the USGS said.

It ...

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South Korea families wait

Kyung Lah/CNN

Divers make new attempt to recover bodies

Relatives of missing passengers aboard the capsized South Korean ferry gave out DNA samples Saturday as rescuers conducted more dives into the wreckage.

The ferry sank Wednesday, leaving at least 33 people dead and nearly 270 missing. It was headed t...

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Yemen map

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Air strike in Yemen kills suspected militants

Three senior al Qaeda operatives were among 12 suspected militants from the network killed in a drone strike in Yemen on Saturday, three Yemeni Defense Ministry officials told CNN.

The strike, which killed at least 15 people, hit a pickup truck in al...

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URGENT - Papau-New-Guinea-Earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck late Saturday off Papua New Guinea's eastern coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a tsunami warning for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

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Aleppo, Damascus, Syria

CNN

4 French journalists held in Syria are freed

Four French journalists who had been held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, the French president's office said Saturday.

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URGENT - Yemen-Drone-Target

(CNN) -- The drone strike targeting militants in Yemen on Saturday was aimed at three "well-known" operatives from al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula linked to a training camp in southern Yemen, according to a source from the region. Nobody killed in ...

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Mt Everest

Larry Lazo/CNN

Death toll rises in Mount Everest avalanche

Another Sherpa guide has died in Friday's Mount Everest avalanche, bringing the death toll to 13, a Nepalese government official said Saturday.

It is the single deadliest accident on Mount Everest, officials said. Three others are missing, said Madhu ...

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Bob Harper's favorite low-cal meals

For 14 seasons, Bob Harper has been the man behind many of the transformations on NBC's "The Biggest Loser."

His new book, "Skinny Meals: Everything You Need to Lose Weight -- Fast!" is chock full of 100 new recipes, all under 350 calories. We asked ...

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Malaysia altitude map

CNN

Official: Search to be completed in a week

The underwater drone scanning for traces of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 should complete its task in the zone under scrutiny within a week, as the search for the plane intensifies, a government official said Saturday -- day 43 of the effort.

"Today an...

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Can the Klan rebrand?

Pointy hats, white robes, crosses burning, bodies hanging from trees.

The images of the Ku Klux Klan are reminders of the nation's ugliest moments from the Civil War through the struggle for racial equality in the 1960s.

Last Sunday, the world was con...

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Ayman Al-Zawahiri

Reuters TV

New message from al Qaeda leader

Familiar terrorist groups, familiar threats, familiar boasts and grievances -- all in new messages tied, either directly or indirectly, to al Qaeda.

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URGENT - Nepal-Everest-Avalanche

(CNN) -- Another Sherpa guide died in Friday's Mount Everest avalanche, bringing the death toll to 13, a Nepalese government official said Saturday.

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URGENT - France Syria Journalists Freed

(CNN) -- Four French journalists who had been held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, the French President's office said Saturday. Edouard Elias, Didier François, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres are in good health despite the tough co...

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Officer's child gets new heart

WFAA

Dallas officer's son gets heart transplant

Sawyer Jones, the two-year-old son of police officer Patrick Jones, has been waiting for a new heart for months. One became available just before Easter, the timing of which was not lost on the Jones'

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Ukraine-Russia unrest

CNN

No move by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatists in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk dug in for another day Saturday in defiance of an international deal aimed at helping resolve a crisis that has threatened to devolve into civil war.

So far, the separatists have rejected ...

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Mastodon tooth

HEIDI STOLL

Nine-year-old steps on ancient mastodon tooth

Mastodons -- elephant-like beasts that lumbered across North America more than 10,000 years ago -- are long extinct, but apparently it wasn't tooth decay that did them in.

A 9-year-old Michigan boy stumbled across something -- literally -- that, it tu...

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Braves' Harang flirts with no-hitter again

NEW YORK -- In 1,347 starts for the Atlanta Braves, the trio of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz combined to carry a no-hitter into the seventh inning a grand total of three times. Aaron Harang has now done it twice in four starts. ...

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A's Doolittle rewarded with five-year deal

NEW YORK -- In 1,347 starts for the Atlanta Braves, the trio of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz combined to carry a no-hitter into the seventh inning a grand total of three times. Aaron Harang has now done it twice in four starts. ...

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Denver Delta jet

Daryl Orr/KDVR

FBI questions passengers on Delta flight

The FBI questioned passengers from a Delta Airlines flight from Detroit to Denver on Friday after a potential security threat.

"The majority of the Delta Flight 1500 passengers have been allowed to claim their luggage and continue with their travel pl...

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South Sudan map

CNN

U.N.: 48 killed at South Sudan base

Heavily armed militants staged an attack on a U.N. peacekeepers' base that was sheltering civilians in South Sudan on Thursday, killing at least 48 people and seriously injuring dozens more, a U.N. spokesman in the country said Friday.

The attack on ...

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Police lights file

Body found could be missing 5-year-old

Massachusetts investigators said Friday they think they have found the remains of Jeremiah Oliver, a 5-year-old boy who was missing for months before police were called.

Though positive identification has not been made, Worcester County District Atto...

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Diamondbacks end skid with rare win over Dodgers

LOS ANGELES -- The Arizona Diamondbacks finally defeated the team that provided the most trouble for them in the first month of the season. Second baseman Aaron Hill hit a two-run single in the top of the 12th inning to give the Diamondback...

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Preview: Wizards at Bulls

The Washington Wizards worked hard over the final week of the regular season to jump into the No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference. Their reward for that strong finish is a date with the fourth-seeded Chicago Bulls, who will host Game 1 of ...

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Recap: Royals 5, Twins 0

The Washington Wizards worked hard over the final week of the regular season to jump into the No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference. Their reward for that strong finish is a date with the fourth-seeded Chicago Bulls, who will host Game 1 of ...

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Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 2 (12)

Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 2 (12): Aaron Hill drove in the go-ahead runs with a single in the 12th as Arizona outlasted host Los Angeles.A.J Pollock led off the 12th with a double off Chris Perez (0-1) and pinch-hitter Cliff Pennington was hit...

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Recap: Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 2

Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 2 (12): Aaron Hill drove in the go-ahead runs with a single in the 12th as Arizona outlasted host Los Angeles.A.J Pollock led off the 12th with a double off Chris Perez (0-1) and pinch-hitter Cliff Pennington was hit...

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A's pummel Astros 11-3

Athletics 11, Astros 3: Yoenis Cespedes homered among his three hits and had three RBIs to continue his assault on Houston pitching and host Oakland cruised after scoring seven runs in the first inning.Alberto Callaspo and Josh Reddick home...

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Preview: Diamondbacks at Dodgers

The Arizona Diamondbacks finally figured out how to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday, it just took a few extra innings. The Diamondbacks will attempt to improve to 2-5 against their division rivals on the season when they visit the Do...

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Recap: Athletics 11, Astros 3

Athletics 11, Astros 3: Yoenis Cespedes homered among his three hits and had three RBIs to continue his assault on Houston pitching and host Oakland cruised after scoring seven runs in the first inning.Alberto Callaspo and Josh Reddick home...

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Recap: Padres 2, Giants 1

Padres 2, Giants 1: Tyson Ross pitched eight shutout innings and Yasmani Grandal homered as host San Diego edged San Francisco.Ross (2-2) allowed four hits and one walk and struck out a season-high nine before exiting. The game's first run ...

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Preview: Astros at Athletics

The Oakland Athletics try to continue their dominance of Houston when they host the Astros on Saturday in the middle contest of a three-game series. The Athletics improved to 21-5 all-time against the Astros with an 11-3 victory Friday. Oak...

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Diamondbacks 4, Dodgers 2 (12)

The Oakland Athletics try to continue their dominance of Houston when they host the Astros on Saturday in the middle contest of a three-game series. The Athletics improved to 21-5 all-time against the Astros with an 11-3 victory Friday. Oak...

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