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McCaskill plans listening tour for Missouri seniors

Missouri Senator to make stops in Springfield and Branson on tour. 

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Nixa student says it with donuts, secures a date to prom

Sweets for the sweet secures a prom date. 

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Missouri GOP deals with party split at Legislature midpoint

Lawmakers return to the Capitol Monday after mid-session break. 

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Missouri corn

Missouri organic farmers eligible for reimbursement

farmers could get as much as $750 back for certification costs. 

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Crash in Camden County kills one, injures three

Truck crossed center line, hit car head-on. 

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Intruder alert

Intruder wreaks havoc in Ozarks church

Pastor uses shovel to chase down the cuprit

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PHOTOS: Crash ties up traffic on U.S. 65 south of Ozark

Emergency crews are on the scene of a crash with injuries in the south bound lane of U.S. 65 south of Ozark near Saddlebrooke.

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Recycling traffic

Drivers line up to shred, destroy sensitive documents

Event helped people get rid of sensitive digital and paper documents. 

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Missouri LGBT

Missouri bills would ban gender neutral housing, unisex bathrooms

Sponsor says he wants to "protect the social norms of our state." 

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Arkansas budget bill boosts money for schools, prisons

The proposal calls for a 1 percent funding cut to most other state agencies, while keeping higher education funding flat.

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List of Easter egg hunts around the Ozarks

Looking for eggs this Easter?  Try one of these Easter egg hunts for the kids.


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Hanaway resumes campaign

Catherine Hanaway resumed her campaign for governor on Friday, and she chose to do so in southwest Missouri. KSPR News caught up with the former speaker of the House at Taney County’s Lincoln Day in Branson.


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Springfield officials address concerns about 417 Rentals

Springfield officials address concerns about 417 Rentals. Changes to the city code could be coming.

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Snowy Saturday morning

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty with a look at snow on Saturday

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Human Trafficking

Human trafficking in the Ozarks

Hundreds of woman are offered up for sex each week.

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City Council receives arbitrator’s recommendations for police union

City Council accepts arbitrator's report union to vote on recommendations Monday. 

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Boy in Branson Hit By Car on Hwy. 76

A six year old boy is recovering from an incident that occurred Thursday in Branson.

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VIDEO Weekend weather forecast - Rain Snow Saturday

VIDEO: Weekend weather forecast - Rain & Snow Saturday

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at where you could see some snow this weekend.

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Investigation into the death of Michael Ireland

New details in the death of a man shot and killed by Springfield Police.

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Crews take on massive job, moving historic church the weight of Statue of Liberty

Crews start moving historic Springfield church the weight of the Statue of Liberty. KSPR's Sheena Elzie reports.

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Man charged with rape, kiddnapping of clerk in Lebanon

Woman escaped after she was taken at knifepoint from Kum & Go in Lebanon.

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Ten Commandments

Arkansas House panel advances Ten Commandments display bill

Proposal would allow a Ten Commandments monument near the state Capitol.

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Timmons move

Timmons Temple is on the move in north Springfield

Historic African-American church moving to new location in Silver Springs Park. 

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Arkansas jobs

Arkansas unemployment rate drops slightly in February

More people found work in Arkansas in February. 

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PHOTOS: Semi crashes on I-44 near Buckhorn in Pulaski County

Truck veers into the ditch along I-44 at Mile Marker 153 in Pulaski County. 

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KSPR Friday Morning Forecast Rain Mix Early

From severe to snow

Today features increasing sunshine and highs in the mid 40s (after this morning's snow). However, another batch is on the way. Our Winter Threat Track is back! Thought we were done with this graphic, but here we go again. Remember this is a threshold as to how bad conditions will be - not snowfall totals. Tonight, another band of snow will set up to the NE, and a light dusting will be possible.

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Arkansas execution

Arkansas House advances bill to help restart executions

Bill aims to restart executions in the state by allowing different drugs to be used in lethal injections and shielding the drugs' source.

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Rate adjustments saving CU customers a little money each month

Electric customers of City Utilities can expect to pay approximately $1.00 less for service during the months of April through September 2015, compared to the same period last year. 

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Missouri execution

Execution set for man convicted of contract killing

Kimber Edwards was convicted of hiring a man to kill his ex-wife in a child support dispute. 

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Intruder alert

Intruder alert

Groundhog breaks into church causing damage

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Springfield officials address concerns about 417 Rentals

Springfield officials address concerns about 417 Rentals. Changes to the city code could be coming.

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WATCH: Hanaway returns to campaign trail

Catherine Hanaway resumed her campaign for governor on Friday, and she chose to do so in southwest Missouri. KSPR News caught up with the former speaker of the House at Taney County’s Lincoln Day in Branson.

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Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking

Hundreds of women are offered up for sex each week in the Ozarks.

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VIDEO Weekend weather forecast - Rain Snow Saturday

VIDEO: Weekend weather forecast - Rain & Snow Saturday

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at where you could see some snow this weekend.

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Investigation into the death of Michael Ireland

New details in the death of a man shot and killed by Springfield Police. KSPR's Lauren Pozen has the story. 

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KSPR Friday Morning Forecast Rain Mix Early

KSPR Friday Morning Forecast: Rain/Mix Early

KSPR Meteorologist Lindsey Slater

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VIDEO Thursday evening weather - Rain and snow possible

VIDEO: Thursday evening weather - Rain and snow possible

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty with a look at when some rain and snow could move in.

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Phone call to the storm shelter winner

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty calls the winner of the KSPR Early Warning storm shelter contest.

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(img1)Bull escapes trailer at El Dorado Springs gas station

High schoolers help police catch a cow

Generally, when a high schooler gets called into the front office, it means they’re in trouble. But that certainly wasn’t the case for two brothers in El Dorado Springs earlier this week.


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New numbers show crime is up in Springfield

Spike in crime. Violence is on the upswing in Springfield. KSPR's Lauren Pozen reports on what police officers intend to do about it.

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Kum Go Abduction

Kum & Go Abduction

An employee was abducted in at knife point at a Lebanon gas station.

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Survive the Storm Pet owners now have place to take

Survive the Storm: Pet owners now have place to take their animals during a storm in Greene County

KSPR's Leigh Moody shares how a grant is making one Greene County tornado shelter pet-friendly.  WATCH Survive the Storm on KSPR @ 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

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WATCH: 'World News Tonight' report highlights KSPR Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lighty's hail report

'World News Tonight's' report on the wild weather Wednesday night featured KSPR's Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lighty.  But we could not air that piece because of the newscast because of tornado warnings.  We thought we would still share it.

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(img1)Flooding on Cowskin Creek

RAW VIDEO: Cowkskin Creek spills out of its banks in Douglas County

Viewer Debbie Wray captured this video of Cowskin Creek spilling out of its banks in Douglas County.

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Aerial Video: High above Moore, Oklahoma shows the destruction of Wednesday's storms

The Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, Oklahoma is again assessing the damage of a tornado.  The Wednesday twister damaged homes and businesses.  But no one was killed.

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WATCH: Tornado touches down in Madison County, Arkansas

A tornado ripped through the community of Clifty in Northwest Arkansas Wednesday night.  That's in Madison County.  The severe weather damaged buildings at a chicken farm. Nobody was injured.

 

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Flooding Douglas Co

VIDEO: Douglas County flooding

Heavy rain brought Cowskin Creek near Ava in Douglas County above its banks.

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SOGI campaign heating up

Less than two weeks until the April 7th election, and campaigns for and against repeal are heating up. Some election signs have been vandalized.

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VIDEO: Tornado hits near Tulsa Wednesday night; one confirmed dead

The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that one adult has died in a storm that hit the Sand Springs area Wednesday evening.  This is video courtesy of CNN/KTUL.

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Caught on Tape: Watch strong storm through storm chaser's camera near Branson Wednesday evening

KSPR Storm Chaser Brian Depriest captured this strong thunderstorm on his static camera inside his storm chasing vehicle. This area was under a Thunderstorm Warning Wednesday evening.

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Caught on Tape: Tornado reported on the ground near Oklahoma City Wednesday evening

Major power flashes in Moore, OK were caught on tape as a possible tornado moves through the city.

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WATCH: Strong storm rolls through Springfield during rush-hour Wednesday

Our cameras captured strong storms rolling through Springfield after the 5:00 p.m. hour.  

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VIDEO Barking dog sends owner to court

VIDEO: Barking dog sends owner to court

The owner says she wasn't given a warning.

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Brown rice

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Saffron rice with orange and nuts

This dish goes with meat, fish and chicken dishes well!

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Destiny's Child

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Destiny's Child reunites onstage

The three best-known members of 1990s R&B group Destiny's Child reunited onstage Saturday night in a surprise performance

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Angelina Jolie Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards

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Angelina Jolie tells kids 'different is good'

Angelina Jolie took the stage Saturday at Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards and delivered a message of hope to anyone who's ever felt out of place.

In her first public appearance since revealing that she underwent a second preventative sur...

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Report: NFL to research adding goal-line cameras

The NFL will start research and development on Monday into New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick's idea to add cameras to the goal line to assist with replay, Albert Breer of NFL Media reported Sunday. At last week's owners meetings in ...

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Spanish bulgur pilaf

This classic side dish can take many forms, and goes with many dishes.

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Tomato

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Capellini with crabmeat and tomatoes

Complex flavors and rich crabmeat make this dish a winner!

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East Village fire, explosion

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Second body found in rubble of NY building blast

Crews searching at the site where a building exploded in New York's East Village found two bodies in the rubble Sunday, police said.

The victims' remains have not yet been identified, New York police Sgt. Lee Jones said.

Police had been searching for t...

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Pasta noodles

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Spaghetti di vino with beets

Enjoy this beautiful, tasty version of an Italian classic!

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Saffron risotto with vegetables in curry cream sauce

This is a fantastic dish for two to cook together!

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URGENT - New York Explosion Second Body Found

(CNN) -- A second body was recovered Sunday at the scene of last week's building explosion in New York's East Village, New York Police Department Sgt. Lee Jones said.

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Boston Police

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Decorated Boston officer shot in the face

Police officer and former U.S. Army Ranger John Moynihan was honored at the White House less than a year ago as one of the nation's "Top Cops" for helping to save a transit officer wounded in a gunbattle with the Boston Marathon bombers.

On Saturday,...

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Pasta noodles

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Lo mein with Thai coconut-peanut sauce

You control the heat in this classic Asian dish.

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Shrimp lo mein

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Thai cellophane noodles with shrimp

This spicy shrimp salad is the perfect lunch or brunch treat!

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Shrimp lo mein

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Five-spice shrimp and noodles with plum sauce

Five-spice powder lends its classic Chinese flavor to this dish.

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Grilled chicken

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Grilled citrus chicken with kiwi-mango salsa

Wake up your grilled chicken dinner with these amazing flavors!

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Pasta noodles

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Egg noodles and vegetables in spicy peanut sauce

This dish comes together in less than 10 minutes, and the flavors will light up your mouth!

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Tomato

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Spaghetti with tomato-basil sauce

Simple and healthful, this is a quick kid-pleasing dinner.

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St

Ballymaloe Irish stew

Try something different for your St. Patrick's Day feast!

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Grilled chicken

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Parmesan chicken

This lighter version of the old deep-fried favorite is delicious!

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Gonzaga beats UCLA NCAA Tournament

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2015 NCAA Tournament in photos

With the Sweet 16 field now set for the 2015 Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament, check out some memorable photos from all the action on the court.

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Grilled chicken

National Chicken Council

Chicken, corn and tomato skillet

This is comfort food for any time of the year!

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Threat of ground incursion looms over Yemen

Oversized military trucks painted in desert beige hauled tanks in the same camouflage color down a dark highway late Saturday past glowing billboards in the Saudi Arabian town of Jazan.

With the border with Yemen little more than 20 miles away, the t...

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Alabama dismisses DL Taylor after arrest

Alabama dismissed defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor from the team Sunday after he was arrested on domestic violence charges in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The 6-foot-4, 335-pound Taylor, who has a history of domestic violence issues, was arrested Satu...

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Rossi scores stunning win in MotoGP opener

Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi opened the 2015 MotoGP season in spectacular style with a thrilling victory for Yamaha under the floodlights in Qatar Sunday.

He battled it out with fellow Italian Andrea Dovizioso over the final laps, denying ...

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Martin O'Malley

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Martin O'Malley challenges Hillary Clinton

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a major shot at Hillary Clinton on Sunday, saying the country needs a "new perspective" and "new leadership" in the 2016 election. "Let's be honest here," O'Malley said. "The presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families."

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Pence: Indiana 'not going to change' law

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says concerns that his state's new "religious freedom" law will allow businesses to turn away LGBT customers is the result of a "tremendous amount of misinformation and misunderstanding."

But he refused Sunday to answer at lea...

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McCaskill plans listening tour for Missouri seniors

Missouri Senator to make stops in Springfield and Branson on tour. 

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Rockets 99, Wizards 91

WASHINGTON -- Guard James Harden scored 24 points and the Houston Rockets fended off a second-half rally for a 99-91 win over the Washington Wizards on Sunday afternoon. Forward Corey Brewer scored 15 points and forward Josh Smith had 14 po...

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Recap: Rockets 99, Wizards 91

Rockets 99, Wizards 91: James Harden scored 24 points and handed out six assists as visiting Houston downed Washington to earn its fourth straight win.Corey Brewer added 15 points off the bench and Josh Smith had 14 points and 10 rebounds f...

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Iran nuclear program workers

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Talks intensify on Iran's nuclear future

Nuclear talks intensified Sunday between world powers and Iran, but key sticking points remained unresolved as the countries tried to reach a deal to curb Tehran's nuclear program ahead of a Tuesday deadline.

As the negotiations entered their fourth ...

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Nixa student says it with donuts, secures a date to prom

Sweets for the sweet secures a prom date. 

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Alabama dismisses DL Taylor after arrest

Alabama dismissed defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor from the team Sunday after he was arrested on domestic violence charges in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The 6-foot-4, 335-pound Taylor, who has a history of domestic violence issues, was arrested Satu...

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Opinion: TV too diverse? It's only a start

Deadline's TV editor Nellie Andreeva created a stir with her latest column, originally titled "Pilots 2015: The Year of Ethnic Castings -- About Time or Too Much of Good Thing," and now headlined simply "Pilots 2015: The Year Of Ethnic Castings."

In t...

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