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Livestock at the Ozark Empire Fair

Sheep and cows are brought into the fairgrounds Wednesday in preparation for the start of the Ozark Empire Fair on Thursday.

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Do your kids know what to do when they're home alone?

We’re just weeks away from the start of a new school year. When the bell rings and school lets out for the day, many students will find themselves home alone, waiting for parents to get off work.


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Girl hospitalized after roller coaster ride at Silver Dollar City

10 year old complained of neck pain after riding Outlaw Run.

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Man drowned in Douglas County creek

Was wading in the creek with his wife.

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Wednesday PM Forecast: More comfortable weather

We're looking at lower humidity as we head through time as a cold front continues to sink to the south bringing in more drier air.

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Food Inspections Begin

Health inspections begin at the Ozark Empire Fair

Food vendors have to meet state guidelines before they can sell food.

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Family fight takes a terrifying turn

A mother daughter fight takes a frightening turn with the two women stabbed.
Police say the daughter started it. The argument turned violent just after 10 o'clock Tuesday night at an apartment at Campbell and Grand.

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UPDATE: Jeopardy! schedule for the remainder of the Ozark Empire Fair

Join KSPR at the 2015 Ozark Empire Fair

KSPR wants to see you at the Ozark Empire Fair.  Join us inside the cool E-Plex for special storm presentations and of course Weather Jeopardy! with the KSPR Weather Team.

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Homing pigeons killed in Mountain Grove fire

Fire fighters were able to rescue some birds from burning building.

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Man arrested after armed robbery at west Springfield convenience store

Store on W. College St. was robbed of cash and cigarettes just after 2 a.m. 

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PHOTOS: Last minute set up on Ozark Empire Fair eve

Vendors and crews are making final preparations for the beginning of the Ozark Empire Fair Thursday. 

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Stabbing in Springfield

Mom and daughter sent to hospital after stabbing fight

A mother and daughter are in the hospital after a stabbing fight, on Tuesday evening.

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Springfield couple killed in crash identified

Couple died in crash Tuesday at Battlefield and West Bypass. 

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Engineers investigate area where pedestrian was hit on Glenstone

Woman in coma after she was struck by a car at Glenstone and Page. 

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Arkansas Democrats consider renaming annual fundraiser

Party leaders consider dropping "Jefferson-Jackson" from name since both former presidents owned slaves. 

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Effort starts to fight Kansas City's new minimum wage law

Business groups aiming to overturn new minimum wage. 

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McCaskill criticizes spending on new State Department training center

Missouri Senator says agency wasted $140 million on security training center. 

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Pay close attention to pets in the heat

Pets are just as vulnerable to the heat as humans are. 

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Highway Funding

House, Senate move toward passage of transportation patch

Sen. Roy Blunt says short term bills hamper opportunities for economic growth. 

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Nixon calls for ethics changes after lawmakers' resignations

Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri's ethics laws need to be revamped in light of accusations that led to the resignations of two state lawmakers this year.

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Arkansas education

Task force chair says changes needed to Common Core standards

Arkansas Lt. Governor says he thinks Arkansas should keep some elements of Common Core but make changes where necessary and give them a new name.

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KSPR Wednesday Weather Forecast Heat coming to an end

Storms return with hot temps

Yup, another Excessive Heat Warning in effect - but it will be our last for a while. Areas east of 65 will feel well above triple digits again this afternoon.

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Nixon sets special election to fill Missouri House vacancies

Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday announced elections will be held Nov. 3 to fill three vacancies in the House of Representatives.

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Three men charged with trying to steal semi full of toilet paper

Authorities say three Memphis men are accused of trying to steal a semi trailer loaded with toilet paper valued at $70,000.

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Keith Mills: "I feel this is politically motivated"

One of the candidates for Christian County Sheriff is suspended from his job in the sheriff's office, but he tells KSPR he is still in the race for the top law enforcement job in the county.

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Tax problems for Chris Gatley and 417 Rentals

Gatley owes almost $300,000 in back property taxes.

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Cooler air arriving

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty with a look at the cooler air moving in.

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Chase leads to deadly crash killing suspect, another driver south of Branson

The crash happened on Highway 65 about a half-mile south of the state line.

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(img1)WATCH: Parents discuss rules for being 'home alone''

HOME ALONE: Make sure your kids know what to do

We’re just weeks away from the start of a new school year. When the bell rings and school lets out for the day, many students will find themselves home alone, waiting for parents to get off work.


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Sen. Claire McCaskill says agency wasted $140 million in choosing site for training center. 

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Fatal wreck kills two men

KSPR's Jonathan Wahl Reports.

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(img1)WATCH: Flood cleanup in Texas County

WATCH: Flood cleanup in Texas County

From high waters to high temperatures: People in Texas County are cleaning up after the latest flood, all while battling the extreme heat. Texas County Emergency Management Director Bennie Cook says the damage will likely cost more than a million dollars.

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VIDEO Tuesday evening weather - Cooler air soon

VIDEO: Tuesday evening weather - Cooler air soon

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty with a look at the cooler air on the way.

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Two killed in crash at Battlefield and West Bypass Tuesday; third person injured

Springfield Police say two people have died in a crash at the intersection of Battlefield Road and West Bypass in Springfield.

A third person was injured in the crash. The crash is delaying traffic in the area.

We have a crew on the scene.  Watch for updates.

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Nuisance Law is Approved

Springfield City Council approves the reformed Nuisance Law

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(img1)WATCH: Jurassic Journey Part 2, the hunt for Henry continues (1)

WATCH: Jurassic Journey Part 2, the hunt for Henry continues

The Director of the Missouri Institute of Natural Science leads a team to Wyoming to excavate the largest Triceratops ever found in North America, dubbed Henry.

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(img1)Thick uniforms, high stress, and no complaints

Dark uniforms, high stress, and no complaints

The extreme heat is affecting everyone in the Ozarks, but it’s especially tough on those of us who spend their days working out in the elements. 

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VIDEO: Dancing with the Stars preforming live.

Photojournalist Jaime Escue shows us dancers from Dancing with the Stars preforming a live show at Hammons Hall on Sunday the 26th.  View this exclusive story only here at KSPR.COM.

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VIDEO Monday evening weather - Excessive Heat Warning

VIDEO: Monday evening weather - Excessive Heat Warning

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the very warm temperatures in the forecast.

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Leigh's Lost and Found, Hound/Shepherd mix puppy

WATCH: Leigh's Lost and Found: featuring a lost Hound/Shepherd mix puppy

The male puppy is seven months old and was found at 2070 east Bennett

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WATCH: Liquor ad at downtown market center of controversy

KSPR's Sheena Elzie shows you why the company is saying sorry and what is has to do with a country song.

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VIDEO: LibraryCon Geek Out

Where will you find authors, illustrators, movie makers and costumed fans this summer? At The Library’s first-ever LibraryCon!

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VIDEO Friday evening weather - Intense heat

VIDEO: Friday evening weather - Intense heat

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the very warm temperatures this weekend.

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(img1)Heat advisory over the weekend

HOW HOT? Heat advisory issued for Saturday

We’re in for another hot weekend. How hot? Well, not enough to fry an egg sunny side up on the sidewalk. We tried. However, with the heat advisory topping out at over 100 degrees, it is hot enough to do hot yoga outside, if you’re up for a sun salutation.


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MH370: If debris confirmed, what next?

If confirmed to be from missing flight MH370, could a small portion of plane wing be the clue investigators need to unlock one of aviation's biggest mysteries?

On the surface, it's what investigators have been waiting for -- the first physical piece o...

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Michael Gross/State Department

Clinton calls for Cuban embargo to be lifted

Hillary Clinton will call on Congress to lift its longtime trade embargo against Cuba, her campaign said Wednesday.

Clinton, the Democratic presidential frontrunner, will make her case Friday in a speech in Miami, four weeks after President Barack Oba...

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Library of Congress

On this day: July 30

Henry Ford is born, the host nation captures the very first World Cup, the USS Indianapolis sinks into shark-infested waters, and Hoffa goes missing, all on this day.

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10 late-summer destinations worth bad weather

With the dog days of summer here, Yahoo! Travel offers 10 travel destinations that may not offer the perfect late-summer weather, but make up for it with deep discounts.

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Warner Bros. Television

'Friends' stars: Where are they now?

July 30 marks not only the International Day of Friendship but also Lisa Kudrow's 52nd birthday. Coincidence? Perhaps, but what better time to check in with Kudrow and your other favorite "Friends" from the classic '90s sitcom?

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Hamels deal will continue Phils' sell-off

TORONTO -- Cole Hamels' final start for the Philadelphia Phillies likely was the no-hitter the left-hander threw against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday at Wrigley Field. That means that another player from the Phillies' 2008 World Series cham...

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Red Sox could shed more parts before deadline

TORONTO -- Cole Hamels' final start for the Philadelphia Phillies likely was the no-hitter the left-hander threw against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday at Wrigley Field. That means that another player from the Phillies' 2008 World Series cham...

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For MH370 families, hope hangs by a thread

For relatives of the 239 people who disappeared aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the past 17 months have been full of cruel twists and turns.

Now, they are facing fresh emotional turmoil after the discovery Wednesday of a piece of debris in the w...

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Mumbai bomber Yakub Memon hanged

The man considered to be the mastermind behind coordinated bomb attacks in Mumbai in 1993 that left 257 people dead has been executed.

Yakub Memon was hanged at a prison in the western state of Maharashtra at around 6.30 a.m. local time, Indian Home M...

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MH370: Debris 'looks like' Boeing 777

Debris found in the western Indian Ocean on Wednesday appears to be part of a Boeing 777, the same model as Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared in 2014, according to a source close to the investigation.

The source said there is a unique elem...

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David Amyot via CNN

Rubio, Huckabee: No outrage over Planned Parenthood?

Two Republican presidential candidates tied separate controversies over Cecil the Lion and Planned Parenthood together in one tweet in recent days.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee tweeted Tuesday that the lion was getting more attention than the Pl...

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CNN

Perry challenges Trump to pull-up contest

The war of words between businessman Donald Trump and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry reached the jungle gym on Wednesday, when Perry challenged Trump to a pull-up contest.

"Let's get a pull-up bar out there and let's see who can do the most pull-ups," s...

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Trump predicts Clinton flameout, Biden rise

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told CNN's Dana Bash on Wednesday that he would beat Hillary Clinton in a 2016 matchup -- if the former secretary of state makes it that far.

"Believe me. I will beat Hillary," he said in an interview tha...

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Red Sox could shed move parts before deadline

BOSTON -- The trade deadline is upon them, and there is nothing for the Boston Red Sox to do but trade off more veteran assets with an eye toward the future. On Monday, they sent right fielder Shane Victorino to the Los Angeles Angels and t...

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Huckabee: I wasn't comparing Obama to Hitler

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is standing by his dire warning that President Barack Obama's Iran nuclear deal could bring about another Holocaust.

The Republican presidential contender said he wasn't comparing Obama to Adolph Hitler when he asse...

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Preview: Angels at Astros

The Houston Astros try for a three-game sweep of the visiting Los Angeles Angels on Thursday as they continue to serve notice that their turnaround season is no fluke. Houston, which averaged 104 losses over the past four seasons, prevailed...

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House approves federal highway bill

The House of Representatives approved a bill extending the federal highway program for three months, giving Congress more time to negotiate an agreement on a longer term deal to pay for road, bridge and transit projects across the country.

The vote w...

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Reports: Rangers acquire lefty Hamels from Phillies

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers took a big step toward returning to contention in the years ahead by acquiring Philadelphia ace Cole Hamels in a blockbuster trade Wednesday night, according to various media outlets. Texas also received pitc...

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CNN

Jindal: Bush 'got it wrong' on immigration

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he disagreed with competing GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush's plan for comprehensive immigration reform, arguing that the conversation can only happen once the border is secure.

"I think the Gang of Eigh...

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CNN

Schumer: How did theater shooter get gun?

Sen. Chuck Schumer on Wednesday asked the FBI to investigate how the Lafayette, Louisiana, theater shooter was able to purchase a gun despite having well-documented mental health issues.

The New York Democrat also called on Congress to pass new legis...

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Jon Stewart on White House meetings: 'It's not a secret'

On Wednesday's "Daily Show" Jon Stewart addressed, well, himself.

The satirical host opened the show with a discussion of his reportedly "secret" White House meetings with President Obama.

"It was openly listed, and I went through the normal White Hou...

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Preview: Rockies at Cardinals

For those in management, baseball is a business. But for the players involved in the game it is so much more. Mets infielder Wilmer Flores put that on display Wednesday night after he was allegedly traded from the Mets to Milwaukee. The tra...

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Preview: Yankees at Rangers

The Milwaukee Brewers saw one big deal fall through Wednesday night but they still might undergo a roster overhaul before they open a four-game series with the visiting Chicago Cubs on Thursday. The Brewers are expected to be active ahead o...

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Preview: Cubs at Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers saw one big deal fall through Wednesday night but they still might undergo a roster overhaul before they open a four-game series with the visiting Chicago Cubs on Thursday. The Brewers are expected to be active ahead o...

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Livestock at the Ozark Empire Fair

Sheep and cows are brought into the fairgrounds Wednesday in preparation for the start of the Ozark Empire Fair on Thursday.

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University cop in Samuel DuBose shooting due in court

Former University of Cincinnati Police Officer Ray Tensing is scheduled to make his first court appearance Thursday morning after being indicted on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges in the shooting death of Samuel DuBose.

Hamilton County Prose...

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Pool

Jack Lew warns Congress over debt ceiling

Congress has been fighting over the Iran trade deal, a highway bill and Puerto Rico's debt crisis.

On Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sent legislative leaders a little reminder about another contentious item: the debt ceiling.

Lew's basic messag...

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Trump, Family Leadership Summit

Scott Olson/Getty Images

Donald Trump's list of media winners and 'losers'

Donald Trump says he wants to be president to "make America great again," but his candidacy has been focused on improving journalism as much as anything.

The outspoken bllionaire's Twitter feed has long been filled with often-cutting observations on r...

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From Facebook

Facebook is now the world's most-used tech product

Think Facebook is passé? Think again.

At the end of June, nearly 1.5 billion people used Facebook at least once a month, the company reported on Wednesday. That's more than any other technology product in the world, including Microsoft's ubiquitous Wi...

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Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone

Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

Samsung misjudged high demand for its smartphone

Oops! Samsung hasn't been making enough of their flagship Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones.

Samsung experienced "supply difficulties from higher-than-expected market demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge," the company said in a statement released alongside their se...

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URGENT - Indian yakub memom

(CNN) -- Indian authorities on Thursday execute Yakub Memon for his role in the coordinated bomb attacks in Mumbai in 1993 that left 257 people dead, the country's Home Ministry spokesman Kuldeep Dhatwalia tells CNN.

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YouTube

Top 10 consumer complaints include car dealers, home repairs

Shady car dealers, shoddy home-repair jobs and credit card fees top the list of complaints people have about their interactions with businesses in 2014.

The North American Consumer Protection Investigators, an association of government consumer protec...

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