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Water over low water crossing

Floods, winds damage the Ozarks, strand campers, wash cars off roads

Torrential rains deluged mid-Missouri early Wednesday,   The storm system also had high winds that knocked down trees and power poles.

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Pictures: Two tractor-trailer crashes on I-44 near Rolla tied up traffic early Wednesday morning

Two tractor-trailer crashes slowed traffic on I-44 near Rolla Wednesday morning.  The crashes happened around 4:30 a.m. near the 173 mile marker.  The Doolittle Rural Fire Department and the Rolla Fire Departments responded to the crashes.  Brandon Williams snapped these images.

 

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Flash flood washes cars out of Mack's Creek parking lot

Business owner says water was two feet high in his building. 

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Pictures: Niangua River rises quickly after heavy rain Wednesday

Weavers Tackle Store submitted these images of the fast-rising Niangua River near Lebanon Wednesday.  Heavy rain Wednesday morning led to flash flooding in the area.

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Pictures: Viewer submitted images of Wednesday's flooding across the Ozarks

Check out the viewer submitted these flooding pictures from across the northern half of the Ozarks Wednesday.

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PHOTOS: Flood waters race through Camden County

High water flooded J Highway in Camden County between Mack's Creek and Camdenton. 

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Bagnell Dam

Nathan Bechtold/LakeExpo.com

Bagnell Dam opens flood gates at Lake of the Ozarks

Dam opened 11 of 12 flood gates; ordered Truman Dam to close gates upstream.

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Bagnell Dam floodgates open

Pictures: Ameren opens floodgates Wednesday morning at Bagnell Dam

Ameren opened the floodgates at Lake of the Ozarks Wednesday morning.  These pictures from the Lake Sun

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KSPR Wednesday Midday Forecast On board the rain train

Stormy day with some severe threats

Flash Flood Watch is in effect until Thursday. Round and rounds of rain are on the way that will last several days.

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Rivercut opens (1)

Flooded golf course re-opens to a rainy day, fewer golfers

Half of the Rivercut Golf Course was closed for repairs after June flooding. 

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Laclede flooding

VIDEO: Heavy rains cause flooding in Laclede County

KSPR's Lauren Pozen reports from Laclede County. 

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Man gets 15 years for killing Nixa teenager

Jesus Padilla pleaded guilty to killing Joey Phillips last August. 

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Southwest Treatment Plant

City of Springfield

Springfield city sewer rates increasing

Average bill going up 82 cents a month with new rate.

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Fort Leonard Wood

Flooding affects roads on Fort Leonard Wood

Water from heavy rains close streets and roads on Army base. 

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Baxter County Sheriff's Office

Man arrested after shots fired at a car with child inside

Victims told deputies suspect fired a shotgun at and rammed their car. 

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Heavy rains cause flooding in northern Ozarks

Benton County authorities rescued a driver from a flooded car near Lincoln.

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Missouri election

Field grows for Missouri Lt. Governor's race in 2016

Republican, Democrat join race this week.

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Early morning storms cause tree damage

High winds blew down trees in Polk and Pulaski Counties Wednesday morning. 

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VIDEO: Stormy Wednesday followed by rainy days

KSPR's Lindsey Slater says expect a few days of rain after a stormy Wednesday. 

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Watch out for black bears this summer

The Missouri Department of Conservation says it's very important that you never get in the habit of feeding a bear because that does more harm than good for the bear.

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Double Star

"Double Star" appears in the night sky

A rare treat in the night sky happened on Tuesday evening. Jupiter and Venus appeared as a "double-star."

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Missouri born ballerina makes history

Misty Copeland was born in Kansas City, Missouri and is now the first African-American woman principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre.

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Air Quality Level: Moderate Risk

As of Tuesday night, Southwest Missouri is listed in a "Moderate Risk" when it comes to air quality. People with respiratory issues are advised to use caution outdoors.

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New technology coming to Springfield classrooms

New technology coming to Springfield classrooms

Approved budget provides money for new technology to enhance learning.

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Making more space for Greene County inmates

Greene County Commissioners have a plan that they say will solve the jail’s overcrowding issue and speed up the criminal justice system. But the plan comes with a high price tag, an estimated $44 million.

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Strong storms possible

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at our severe weather chances.

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UPDATE: Woman dies after crash in north Springfield

A woman was killed after a two-car crash Tuesday afternoon.

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(img1)Camden storm siren issues

Some storm sirens down in the Ozarks

Some storm sirens in the Ozarks are down tonight. If there is a tornado warning, those people won't be able to hear it.

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marriage

Same-sex marriage fight turns to clerks who refuse licenses; clerk in Arkansas resigned

County Clerk Dana Guffey said Monday that she has notified the county judge of her plans to resign.  Cleburrne County is about 60 miles north of Little Rock.

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VIDEO Tuesday evening weather - Storms returning

VIDEO: Tuesday evening weather - Storms returning

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the chance for storms overnight.

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Laclede flooding

VIDEO: Heavy rains cause flooding in Laclede County

KSPR's Lauren Pozen reports from Laclede County. 

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AM WX 070115

VIDEO: Stormy Wednesday followed by rainy days

KSPR's Lindsey Slater says expect a few days of rain after a stormy Wednesday. 

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(img1)More space for Greene County inmates?

Space for more inmates? Greene County Commission has a plan

Greene County Commissioners have a plan that they say will solve the jail’s overcrowding issue and speed up the criminal justice system. But the plan comes with a high price tag, an estimated $44 million.

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VIDEO Tuesday evening weather - Storms returning

VIDEO: Tuesday evening weather - Storms returning

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the chance for storms overnight.

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Blazing RED Sun this morning

Sun captured around 7:15 this morning outside KSPR Studio

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VIDEO Monday evening weather - Active week ahead

VIDEO: Monday evening weather - Active week ahead

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty look at the chance for rain this week.

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WATCH Leigh s Lost and Found featuring a Jack Russell mix

WATCH Leigh's Lost and Found featuring a Jack Russell mix

The female dog was found last week in the 2800 block of east Cherry

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WATCH: Woman charged in mother's murder pleads not guilty

KSPR's Sheena Elzie has the details from the courtroom.

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Blancharde s lawyer wants her case separated from Godejohn s

Blancharde's lawyer wants her case separated from Godejohn's

Gypsy Blancharde is charged with killing her mother at their home north of Springfield on June 10.

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Video: Gypsy Blancharde in Greene County Associate Circuit Court

A woman from Springfield made her first court appearance in Greene County on Monday morning for the murder of her mother.  Gypsy Blancharde is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the stabbing death of Clauddinea "Dee Dee" Blancharde.

[Pool video shot by Jerrod McCully]

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(img1)Huckabee on SCOTUS ruling

Huckabee says SCOTUS marriage ruling in unconstitutional

Huckabee says the Supreme Court should not have the power to redefine marriage because they’re not elected officials.


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VIDEO Weekend weather forecast - Finally turning cooler

VIDEO: Weekend weather forecast - Finally turning cooler

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at how long the cooler air will stick around.

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Man dies while plowing field

KSPR's Jonathan Wahl reports.

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Emergency managers watch rainfall carefully

Emergency managers watch rainfall carefully

The ground is saturated from last week, so a little rain could cause flooding.

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Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

Supreme Court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

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Same sex Greene

VIDEO: Local officials react to marriage ruling

KSPR's Lauren Pozen reports on how the Greene County Recorder is reacting to Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage. 

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KSPR Friday Morning Weather Rounds of storms

KSPR Friday Morning Weather: Rounds of storms

KSPR Meteorologist Lindsey Slater

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Wimbledon 2015: Sharapova, Dimitrov advance

Boyfriend and girlfriend, Grigor Dimitrov and Maria Sharapova posted back-to-back wins on the same court on yet another sizzling day at Wimbledon.

Dimitrov faces a significant drop in the rankings if he loses early at the All England Club in London t...

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Airport, delayed flight, travel, jet

SXC

DOJ subpoenas airlines for 'unlawful coordination'

The Justice Department has sent subpoenas to several major airlines as part of an investigation into "possible unlawful coordination" to limit capacity increases, and thereby keeping ticket prices high, a department spokeswoman said Wednesday.

The de...

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Water over low water crossing

Floods, winds damage the Ozarks, strand campers, wash cars off roads

Torrential rains deluged mid-Missouri early Wednesday,   The storm system also had high winds that knocked down trees and power poles.

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Pictures: Two tractor-trailer crashes on I-44 near Rolla tied up traffic early Wednesday morning

Two tractor-trailer crashes slowed traffic on I-44 near Rolla Wednesday morning.  The crashes happened around 4:30 a.m. near the 173 mile marker.  The Doolittle Rural Fire Department and the Rolla Fire Departments responded to the crashes.  Brandon Williams snapped these images.

 

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Christie: It's an absolute controlled anger

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the latest contender to throw his hat in the ring at a chance for the Republican presidential nomination, has been notably criticized for his bursts of anger on the campaign trail.

Among various confrontations with rep...

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Hillary Clinton heckled

KFMB

Poll: Bush, Trump rising nationally for GOP

With nearly all of the expected 2016 presidential candidates formally in the race, a new CNN/ORC national poll finds two recent entrants to the GOP field on the rise, while Hillary Clinton maintains her position atop the Democratic field, though hold...

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Donald Trump

Iowa poll: Donald Trump takes second place

Whatever New Hampshire saw in Donald Trump, it looks like Iowa is seeing it too.

After taking second place in the latest New Hampshire polls, Trump is also claiming the silver in Iowa -- where he traveled hot off his announcement -- claiming 10% of su...

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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Sanders readies for first financial test

Just as Bernie Sanders' presidential bid picks up momentum, his David-versus-Goliath mission against Hillary Clinton is facing up to its first major hurdle as both campaigns tout their first fundraising hauls of the 2016 contest.

Sanders, who's enjoyi...

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David Sweat mugshot

New York State Police

Sweat: I got frustrated with breakout partner

After convicted murderers David Sweat and Richard Matt pulled off their brazen escape from an upstate New York prison, their relationship quickly began to sour, according to a law enforcement official briefed on Sweat's interviews with investigators....

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Nats add Coolidge to President's race

Move over, George Washington. There's a new President in town.

At Nationals Park, more specifically.

Although he last sought office in 1924, President Calvin Coolidge will run again on Friday night -- the eve of his 143rd birthday, which is on Independ...

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Airport, delayed flight, travel, jet

SXC

DOJ subpoenas airlines for 'unlawful coordination'

(CNN) -- The Justice Department has sent subpoenas to several major airlines as part of an investigation into "possible unlawful coordination" to limit capacity increases, and thereby keeping ticket prices high, a department spokeswoman said Wednesda...

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Hillary Clinton June 2015

Thomas Shea/Getty Images

Aide: Clinton raised over $45 million

Hillary Clinton's campaign raised over $45 million in primary money during their first quarter of their 2016 bid, a Clinton official with knowledge of the fundraising operation told CNN on Wednesday.

Clinton and her team have focused intently on raisi...

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Nicholas Winton, UK's Schindler, dies at 106

Sir Nicholas Winton, who saved hundreds of children from the Holocaust, has died at the age of 106, his son Nick Winton confirmed to CNN Wednesday.

Winston organized the rescue of 669 children from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in the months before Wor...

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iPhone gun case

From Japan Trend Shop/CNN

Cops hate this gun-shaped iPhone case

Police are up in arms over an iPhone case that's shaped like a gun.

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Reds 2, Twins 1

CINCINNATI -- Minnesota's Trevor May and Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto teamed up to turn in an old-fashioned pitchers' duel Wednesday in a game decided by a throwing error on a throw that didn't need to be made.Cueto (5-5) posted his longest ou...

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Flash flood washes cars out of Mack's Creek parking lot

Business owner says water was two feet high in his building. 

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Flames sign F Frolik to five-year deal, re-sign Ramo

The Golden State Warriors and restricted free-agent forward Draymond Green have broken off contract talks, a source told Yahoo Sports on Wednesday. The Warriors met with Green and agent B.J. Armstrong in Los Angeles after 12:01 a.m. ET on T...

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Pictures: Niangua River rises quickly after heavy rain Wednesday

Weavers Tackle Store submitted these images of the fast-rising Niangua River near Lebanon Wednesday.  Heavy rain Wednesday morning led to flash flooding in the area.

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Wash fire 1

KOMO

Official: Washington fire likely human-caused

Investigators have "ruled out any natural cause" for the fire that has destroyed at least 29 homes in central Washington state, a sheriff's official told reporters Wednesday.

"There was no lightning that could have caused the fire. So more than likel...

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Predators sign C Ribeiro, D Jackman

The Nashville Predators re-signed free agent center Mike Ribeiro to a two-year, $7 million contract Wednesday. The club also signed free agent defenseman Barret Jackman to a two-year, $4 million contract worth $2 million in both 2015-16 and...

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Blues sign F Lehtera to three-year extension

The St. Louis Blues signed forward Jori Lehtera to a three-year contract extension Wednesday. Lehtera's extension will begin with the 2016-17 season. Lehtera, 27, appeared in 75 regular season games with the Blues during his first NHL seaso...

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Pictures: Viewer submitted images of Wednesday's flooding across the Ozarks

Check out the viewer submitted these flooding pictures from across the northern half of the Ozarks Wednesday.

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Siri's best Easter eggs

Warning: Apple's Siri is the queen of sass.

Sure, Siri will help you find directions, play a song or set reminders for you.

But there's another, grittier side to Apple's virtual assistant.

Since Siri's 2010 debut, users have been discovering Siri's "...

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Creed movie trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures

First look at 'Rocky' spinoff 'Creed'

The first trailer has been released for "Creed," the latest addition to the "Rocky" movie franchise.

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Wild re-sign C Granlund, D Prosser

The Minnesota Wild re-signed center Mikael Granlund and defenseman Nate Prosser to two-year contracts Wednesday. The club also re-signed forward Ryan Carter to a one-year contract. Granlund, 23, collected 39 points (eight points, 31 assists...

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Google Chrome

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

20 ways to make your Chrome browser better

The Web can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. If you're a Google Chrome user, there are thousands of browser plug-ins called "extensions" that can make it easier to stay on top everything you do online.

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PHOTOS: Flood waters race through Camden County

High water flooded J Highway in Camden County between Mack's Creek and Camdenton. 

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Mt Zion fire 95

Williamsburg County Fire Department

FBI: Lightning may have caused SC church fire

Federal investigators suspect lightning may have caused the fire at Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina, senior officials in the FBI said Wednesday morning.

The FBI has been working with the National Weather S...

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iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus

Apple

Apple iPhone 6S photos have been leaked

The iPhone is undergoing a makeover. Even if you can't see it yet.

Leaked images of the new iPhone don't look too different from the current iPhone 6 at first glance, according to photos obtained by 9to5Mac.

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Airplane! movie image

Paramount Pictures

'Airplane!' celebrates 35 years

"Airplane!" is 35 years old? We know what you're thinking: Surely, you can't be serious? Well, we are serious, and don't call us Shirley.

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Capitals re-sign RW Galiev

Kevin Love, who opted out of a deal with the Cavaliers in June, bypassing a $16.7 million salary for next season, announced Wednesday he would return to Cleveland. "I'm going back to Cleveland," Love wrote for The Players Tribune in a post ...

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Love: 'I'm going back to Cleveland'

Kevin Love, who opted out of a deal with the Cavaliers in June, bypassing a $16.7 million salary for next season, announced Wednesday he would return to Cleveland. "I'm going back to Cleveland," Love wrote for The Players Tribune in a post ...

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President, first lady host Girls Scouts at White House campout

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Girl Scouts evacuated from White House lawn

It started as a dream night for fifty Girl Scouts, who got to be the first scouts in history to camp out on the South Lawn of the White House

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