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Rep. Jeff Roorda

Missouri Democrat reconsidering support for GOP tax cut

Lone Missouri Democrat to vote for GOP tax cut reconsidering support after governor's concerns

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Drury University

Drury cuts ribbon on new West Plains facility

Drury opens new College of Continuing Professional Studies online office.

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KSPR Wednesday Morning Weather Windy and Warm

Another Warm Day, But Windy!

Today, we're tracking another warm afternoon, but the winds will be picking up ahead of our next cold front. Highs getting to the mid 70s with a mix of sun and clouds.

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VIDEO Care-A-Vanners help build homes for those in need

"Care-A-Vanners" build homes for those in need

More than 100 RVs rolled in to Springfield this week. The Habitat for Humanity "Care-A-Vanners" will complete 38 projects, including the building of a new home.

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Medical Marijuana

House OKs use of cannabis extract for epilepsy

Missouri House endorses legislation allowing use of marijuana extract for epilepsy

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Missouri exceeding target for reducing energy use

Missouri exceeding target for reducing energy use in state office buildings.

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State capitol

Missouri House panel to consider impeaching governor

Republican-led Missouri House committee plans hearing on measures to impeach Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

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Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

Gov. Jay Nixon declined William Rousan's clemency request on Tuesday evening, clearing the way for the execution to proceed.

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Marionville moving forward after racial rift divides town

Marionville moving forward after racial rift divides town

Marionville city officials hope to put the Mayor's comments and the town meeting behind them and move forward. Now they are trying to figure out how to change their racist reputation.

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Missouri Governor denies clemency for death row inmate

William Rousan is scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.  Tuesday night, Governor Jay Nixon denied Rousan's request for clemency.

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VIDEO Tuesday evening weather - Active pattern

VIDEO: Tuesday evening weather - Active pattern

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the chances for storms over the next several days.

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Taney County Flood Buyout

After three years, flood victims finally receive money

One Taney County official says he's relieved the owners of the nine properties were taken care of by the county, the state, and FEMA.

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Storms return this week

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty is tracking the latest rounds of storms headed for the Ozarks.

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Domestic dispute woman hit by van

Man speeds away after woman says he rammed her with van

Deputies say the woman told them she was riding with the man and they started fighting.

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Justice scales

Judge convicts woman for stealing from employer in Bolivar

Amy Jenkins, 39, waived her right to a jury trial, and Judge John Porter convicted her after a trial on Monday.

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Man plans to sue Humansville

Man plans to sue City of Humansville

KSPR's Lauren Pozen reports about a man who says police badly beat him and his plans to sue the City of Humansville.

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Sen. John Boozman

Arkansas U.S. Sen. John Boozman's heart surgery went well

His office says the Republican senator was taken to a hospital in Rogers and admitted on Monday night after suffering chest and arm pain.

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Craig Wood in court

Autopsy shows Hailey Owens was sexually assaulted after kidnapping

The prosecutor asked a judge to add rape and sodomy charges to the murder and kidnapping case against Craig Wood.  They could make this a death penalty case.

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People killed outside Jewish Community Center and nursing home in Overland Park

Interfaith vigil in Springfield will honor 3 people killed in Overland Park

The student-organized service will be Tuesday, April 29.

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Community closeup Clay Cooper brings live music to KSPR

Community closeup: Clay Cooper brings live music to KSPR!

Country musician Clay Cooper gives us a sneak peak at what we can expect at the See the World in Branson Music Fest, starting tomorrow!

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Daniel Clevenger Resigns

Marionville mayor resigns

As promised on Monday night, Dan Clevenger dropped off his letter of resignation on Tuesday morning.  He was elected mayor on April 8.  The letter is one sentence.

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Tax time

KEYE, IRS, Tax Website

Analysis says Missouri tax-cut bill would mean $0 state taxes for earners over $9,000

Gov. Jay Nixon likely will announce his veto of the bill on Tuesday.

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VIDEO Dangerous applications for kids

Dangerous applications for kids

A viral blog post warns parents about 7 dangerous apps.

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KSPR Tuesday Morning Forecast Sunshine Reigns

Gorgeous Earth Day

Today, much better than that soggy Monday. Highs will boost to near 70 degrees with a light north breeze. This will keep those temps from getting out of control.

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Mayor of Marionville to face protestors at Monday s meeting

Marionville's mayor resigns following comments made about Jewish community

Dan Clevenger's resignation will be effective at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday.

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Mayor of Marionville to face protestors at Monday s meeting

Mayor of Marionville to face questions at Monday's council meeting

KSPR's Mary Moloney reports one week after Marionville's new mayor made statements that drew national attention about the deadly shootings at a Jewish community center in Kansas City.  Dan Clevenger was elected earlier this month.

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Handcuffs and police lights

Car traps woman against building; driver faces assault charge

Police say Jermaine Watkins of St. Robert fled after he hit a woman by backing his car into her on Sunday evening.

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Leigh's Lost and Found: featuring a lost Dachshund mix and a unique Husky mix

Both are female and the Husky has one blue eye and one half blue/half brown eye

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Video Leigh s Lost and Found featuring two lost female dogs

Video: Leigh's Lost and Found featuring two lost female dogs

The Catahoula/Husky mix and Dachshund/Beagle mix were both found wandering loose at animal control

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Object of interest MH370

MH370 search: 'Object of interest' found

Australian officials say an "object of interest" in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane has been found, but Malaysian authorities said it was too early to tell if it is a real lead.

Australian Transport Safety Bureau Chief Commissione...

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South Korea ferry search

South Korea Joint Task Force

Hope fades in South Korea ferry search

Divers retrieved yet more bodies from the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol on Wednesday as hopes of finding survivors faded on news that rescuers haven't found any air pockets inside the ship.

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Russell Allen, Jacksonville Jaguars, November 2013

Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Jaguars LB retires after suffering on-field stroke

It was more than a mild surprise when the Jacksonville Jaguars quietly released 27-year-old starting linebacker Russell Allen after five seasons.

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Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer in True Blood

HBO Image

HBO shows coming to Amazon ... not Netflix

Non-HBO subscribers will soon be able to watch some of the network's old TV shows, like "The Sopranos" and "The Wire," on Amazon Prime's streaming video service.

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More drug offenders eligible for clemency

More federal prisoners serving drug sentences can apply for clemency after the Justice Department announced new rules Wednesday.

Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced that the department would broaden the criteria for clemency, a move that is e...

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Obama in Oso Washington

REUTERS/Larry Downing

Obama vows government support post-landslide

Calling their grit, resiliency and sense of community an inspiration to all Americans, President Barack Obama promised Tuesday that those impacted by last month's deadly landslide in Washington won't be forgotten -- least of all by the federal govern...

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Melbourne, Australia

Travelers set to splurge in 2014

If you're looking to splurge on travel this year, you're not alone.

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Supreme Court

Chris Turner/CNN

Michigan affirmative action ban upheld

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan law banning the use of racial criteria in college admissions, a key decision in an unfolding legal and political battle nationally over affirmative action.

The justices found 6-2 that a lower court did no...

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First on CNN: Scarborough making another New Hampshire appearance

Joe Scarborough, the morning show pundit, author and presidential buzz-stirrer, will speak to the New Hampshire Republican Party's annual meeting next month, a GOP source told CNN on Wednesday.

The MSNBC host will attend the May 3 meeting in Concord t...

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It's official: Austerity drives down Europe's deficits

The eurozone kept government borrowing under control last year, meeting its own limit for the first time since 2008.

It was one more layer of evidence that the region is emerging from a devastating debt crisis.

Net borrowing by the 18 governments shar...

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Lupita Nyong'o, 2014 Oscars

Jeremy Freeman/CNN

Nyong'o named People's 'Most Beautiful Woman'

Lupita Nyong'o is having quite the ride. The "12 Years a Slave" actress won an Oscar for best supporting actress, signed a deal with cosmetics giant Lancôme to become its first black ambassador, and now People magazine has bestowed one of its highest honors on her -- Most Beautiful Woman for 2014.

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Lupita Nyong'o

REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

People's 'World's Most Beautiful' list 2014

People magazine recently named Lupita Nyong'o its "World's Most Beautiful" for 2014. See which other ladies earned a coveted spot on the annual list.

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Racing generic, winners flag

Caren Firouz/Reuters

NASCAR Driver Capsules, April 23

Capsules for the top 20 drivers in the Sprint Cup standings, plus five additional drivers of note.

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URGENT - Drug Sentences Clemency

(CNN) -- The Justice Department has announced new rules expanding the number of federal prisoners serving drug sentences who can apply for clemency.

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Waitress customer funeral North Carolina

Waitress raises money for customer's funeral

A waitress in North Carolina is paying it forward in a big way, trying to get a former customer a proper funeral.

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Soccer Ball

Paulo Whitaker / Reuters

Barcelona transfer ban suspended by FIFA

It's been largely a season of gloom for Barcelona, but the Spanish champions received a rare ray of light Wednesday following the suspension of the club's transfer ban.

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Mitt Romney's new starring role

Mitt Romney is weighing in on competitive Republican primary for a GOP held House seat in California -- the latest sign that the 2012 Republican presidential nominee plans to play an influential role in helping to shape the future of his party.

CNN ha...

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Madeleine McCann, age progression to 9

Teri Blythe/Metropolitan PD

Police: 6 new cases linked to McCann probe

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal are looking at six more cases where a male intruder entered holiday villas where children were staying, police said Wednesday.

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The secret to human flight? This suit

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Actually, it's a bit of both.

Wingsuits fly for the same reason jets take off and eagles soar.

The suits turn the human body into an "airfoil" -- a curved wing that produces lift by allowing air to flow faster over the win...

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Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs

John Gress/Reuters

Wrigley Field still 'home' 100 years later

Living around Wrigley Field has always felt magical to diehard Chicago Cubs fan Deb Gordils, who was born and raised in Wrigleyville, just blocks away from the famed ballpark.

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New York Stock Exchange floor

CNN

Stocks: Cautious start ahead of tech results

U.S. stocks kicked off Wednesday's trading session on a hesitant note as investors take a wait-and-see approach ahead of high profile earnings reports from Apple and Facebook later today.

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New York Stock Exchange floor

CNN

Stocks: Waiting for big tech earnings

Investor sentiment was weak on Wednesday as Wall Street sifted through and awaited another batch of earnings reports, including by Apple and Facebook.

Dow Chemical reported a double-digit increase in net earnings earnings per share compared to the yea...

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Five scenarios in eastern Ukraine

Ukraine's young government is running out of viable options for restoring its control of eastern regions and preserving the country's territorial integrity. Government and police buildings in more than a dozen places are still held by pro-Russian pro...

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The man who invented the Internet (sort of)

David Wallechinsky didn't invent what's on the Internet. It just seems that way.

In 1977, Wallechinsky, his father Irving Wallace and his sister Amy Wallace published "The Book of Lists." The compendium of cleverly presented facts, such as "15 People ...

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Pro-Russian protesters, Luhansk, Ukraine

Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

Ukraine: Pro-Russian militants to be targeted

Pro-Russian militants will be targeted in four key cities in Ukraine's restive east, Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister said Wednesday, even as a contingent of U.S. paratroopers was due to arrive in Poland for military exercises prompted by the crisis.

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Oliseh: From Super Eagle to African pioneer

When Sunday Oliseh was a young boy kicking a football around the dusty streets of Lagos, he never dreamed he would one day carry the hopes of 170 million people on the world's biggest sporting stage.

"As a child, the World Cup was something that was n...

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TV scorecard: Will your favorite show return?

Every April it happens.

Fans of TV series are waiting to find out if their favorite shows will return next season. Often, they won't know until May, when the networks present their fall schedules.

In recent years, we've seen last-minute renewals of sh...

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Cuba Gooding Jr

Reuters

Celebrity breakups of 2014

Breaking up is hard to do, even for celebrities. Take a look at the notable celebrity splits of 2014.

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URGENT - Ukraine Interior Ministry Death

(CNN) -- A local politician whose body was found near the eastern Ukraine city of Slaviansk died as a result of injuries from torture and drowning, Ukraine's Interior Ministry said Wednesday. Vladimir Rybak's body was found on Saturday, two days afte...

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Hawaiian Airlines stowaway

CNN

Stowaway jumped fence 6 hours before takeoff

The teen stowaway who survived a five-hour flight hidden in the plane's wheel well is recovering in a Hawaii hospital, a state health official said.

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Rep. Jeff Roorda

Missouri Democrat reconsidering support for GOP tax cut

Lone Missouri Democrat to vote for GOP tax cut reconsidering support after governor's concerns

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URGENT - South Korea Ferry Death Toll

(CNN) -- The death toll from the sunken South Korean ferry Sewol has risen to 156, South Korea's coast guard said Wednesday. The number of missing is now 146, the coast guard said.

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Drury University

Drury cuts ribbon on new West Plains facility

Drury opens new College of Continuing Professional Studies online office.

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