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Soak him Kevin Lighty takes ALS ice bucket challenge

Soak him! Kevin Lighty takes ALS ice bucket challenge

KSPR Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lighty found the courage to to the ALS ice bucket challenge at the Game of the Week in Monett. At least it was hot!  KSPR Meteorologist Lindsey Slater and KSPR Sports' Bobby Oler lent a helping hand.

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Blister beetles

Blister beetles in alfalfa fields can poison livestock

The compound that causes the poisoning is cantharidin, which causes blistering of the mouth, tongue and digestive tract.

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Pain pill policy change impacts pharmacist and you

Restrictions to be put into affect for narcotic painkillers

Major changes are on the way on for the most popular prescribed painkiller in America.

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Power outages leave Christian Co homeowners struggling to s

Power outages left Christian Co. homeowners struggling to stay cool

KSPR's Sheena Elzie explains why it took so long to fix a transformer that blew up.

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Ready for the hottest weekend yet this summer Near record

Ready for the hottest weekend yet this summer? Near record

KSPR Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks ahead to a stretch of hot weather.

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Nixa fire station site

Nixa voters will consider bond issue for fire station

The measure aims to raise $2.5 million for station, new fire truck.

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Sun with thermometer

Extreme heat can kill people; here are ways to stay healthy

High temperatures will near 100 until Monday

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Giraffe born Aug. 18, 2014

Zoo opens voting for name of baby giraffe

The calf was born on Monday evening in Springfield.

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Ambulance 3

RV crash near Brighton kills 2

The motor home blew a tire on Thursday afternoon.

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Gavel and Scales

Woman found mentally fit for trial in Arkansas slaying

Woman accused of shooting man three times last year.

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Copper thieves stealing vases from cemetery

Copper thieves steal hundreds of bronze vases from Missouri cemetery to sell as scrap

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CC outage

Power restored in areas affected by outage in Christian County

Damaged transformer cut power overnight to thousands.

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Paddlefish

Missouri Department of Conservation

Colorado man pleads to Missouri paddlefish crime

Man admits to illegally dealing paddlefish caviar from Truman Lake.

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KSPR Friday Morning Forecast Hottest in 2 Years

Hottest in over 2 years

We knew it was bound to happen sometime. Heat advisories in effect in many areas across the Ozarks. This will continue through Sunday evening.

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Ava School Board Members Meet Amid Controversy

Man Elects Stepfather-in-Law to Ava School Board, Prosecutor Objects

Despite opposition from the Douglas County Prosecuting Attorney, two controversial members of the Ava R-1 School Board voted on behalf of the district Thursday night.

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Ava School Board Members Meet Amid Controversy

Despite opposition from the Douglas County Prosecuting Attorney, two members of the Ava School Board attended and voted at a meeting Thursday night.

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Seymour student attendance down

Seymour school district down in enrollment

District superintendent says the economy is to blame.

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Student Athletes Beat the Heat

Student Athletes Beat the Heat

Trainers recommend staying hydrated around the clock in order to prepare for practice.

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A Hot Weekend

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the very warm conditions for the weekend.

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Nearly 2 000 give back their time for United Way s Day of Ca

Nearly 2,000 give back their time for United Way's Day of Caring

KSPR's Sheena Elzie shows us how the United Way is making a difference one volunteer at a time.

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Parents advised to watch students athletes

As this week’s heat streak continues, parents are encouraged to keep a close eye on student athletes that are playing fall sports because when simply walking outside is nearly unbearable playing an active sport in this weather could make you seriously ill. Trainers tell us there’s a lot of prep work that should be done before practice.

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Overcrowding in county jails

Recurring problem, creates more issues in county jails

kspr's lauren pozen is in boone county with how this affects more than just the jails.

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MGN Online

What's Going Around: Allergies

Allergy symptoms include fullness and pressure in your sinuses and your ears, watery, itchy and runny eyes, a runny nose, and post nasal drip.

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Branson adds air service for the fall

Branson AirExpress will fly limited scheduled October-December

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KSPR says goodbye to Lauren Matter

KSPR says goodbye to 'KSPR's This Morning's' Lauren Matter

KSPR 'This Morning's' Lauren Matter is leaving. She is heading to Lubbock, Texas.  The news team said goodbye Thursday morning.

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Cops caring 32

Ozarks celebrates Day of Caring

More than 2,000 volunteers join efforts for annual event.

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Handcuffs and police lights

Three arrested after armed robbery in Marion County

Deputies say man pulled a gun on a convenience store clerk.

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Parkview Day of Caring

Ozarks marks annual Day of Caring

Volunteers deploy on projects around the Ozarks

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James Foley

GlobalPost

U.N. condemns execution of U.S. journalist

The United Nations on Friday condemned the beheading of American journalist James Foley by his ISIS captors as "heinous and cowardly" and said the execution shows the increasing danger to journalists reporting in Syria.

The execution video, posted Tue...

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Chinese fighter jet

Department of Defense

Chinese fighter comes close to U.S. Navy jet

A Chinese fighter jet made several "dangerous" and "unprofessional" passes at a U.S. Navy plane this week -- coming as close as 20 feet at one point -- in what the White House called a "deeply concerning provocation."

The incident occurred Tuesday in ...

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Game roundup: Cubs' Arrieta beats familiar foe

CHICAGO -- Jake Arrieta struck out five and allowed four hits in seven innings in his first appearance against his former team as the Chicago Cubs beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-1 on Friday afternoon. Arrieta, acquired in a trade with Baltimo...

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Man sells shirts in Ferguson

Adrees Latif/Reuters

3 blacks on 12-person Ferguson grand jury

Ever since it happened, race has been front-and-center in the vigorous debate over the fatal shooting of African-American teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer.

Could it also factor into those 12 people now deciding whether that Ferguson, ...

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Gingrich: Can Obama handle ISIS?

Traveling in Europe this week, I had a chance to see the world through the eyes of the London Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail.

The view from Britain was startlingly different than the view from Martha's Vineyard, where President Obama is...

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Cubs' Arrieta beats former team

CHICAGO -- Jake Arrieta relished the chance to face his former team on Friday, but it wasn't long before it became just another game. The right-hander struck out five and allowed just four hits in seven innings in his first appearance again...

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MLB roundup: Red Sox land Cuban defector Castillo

The Boston Red Sox won the bidding for Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo, who is expected to join the team this season. ESPN reported that the 27-year-old will be in Boston on Saturday to have a physical. The Red Sox and Castillo have agreed...

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NBA roundup: Wait almost over: Love deal nears

CHICAGO -- Jake Arrieta relished the chance to face his former team on Friday, but it wasn't long before it became just another game. The right-hander struck out five and allowed just four hits in seven innings in his first appearance again...

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Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill releases song to support Ferguson

Lauryn Hill has been performing her song "Black Rage" in concert for years, but on Wednesday she released a recording of the song in support of the residents of Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of the Michael Brown incident.

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Obama ISIS speech serious face

REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Is Obama heading toward airstrikes in Syria?

After three years of avoiding it, President Barack Obama finds himself being pushed toward military action in Syria.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey both made clear that defeating Islamic State jihadists ram...

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Cevallos: Why keep prosecutor on Brown case?

As the investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown continues, critics, including Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, have questioned the prosecutor's efficiency and impartiality.

Some residents and community leaders contend that St. Louis County Prosecuting...

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NFL roundup: Browns mull special package for Manziel

Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine, who named Brian Hoyer as his starting quarterback two days ago, said Friday he is not ruling out a two-quarterback system featuring a package with rookie Johnny Manziel. "We could potentially look at a t...

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Mosque massacre: 65 dead in attack in Iraq

Suspected Shiite militiamen opened fire Friday inside a Sunni mosque in northeast Iraq, killing dozens in an attack that appeared to derail the formation of a new government -- something world leaders have said is a must if the country hopes to defea...

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Soak him Kevin Lighty takes ALS ice bucket challenge

Soak him! Kevin Lighty takes ALS ice bucket challenge

KSPR Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lighty found the courage to to the ALS ice bucket challenge at the Game of the Week in Monett. At least it was hot!  KSPR Meteorologist Lindsey Slater and KSPR Sports' Bobby Oler lent a helping hand.

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Gordon, Browns remain in limbo

While most of the news from the Cleveland Browns during this year's training camp involves Johnny Manziel, coaches, players and fans are still awaiting to hear about the fate of wide receiver Josh Gordon. As of late Friday afternoon, the le...

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Steelers having multiple problems

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers may be in more trouble than even their Cheech & Chong running mates of Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount. They have problems on the field on the other side of the ball too, on defense. The Steelers...

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Blister beetles

Blister beetles in alfalfa fields can poison livestock

The compound that causes the poisoning is cantharidin, which causes blistering of the mouth, tongue and digestive tract.

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Who was arrested in Ferguson?

By the time the tear gas started to clear in Ferguson, Missouri, at least 212 people had been arrested over nearly two weeks of clashes with police. A lot has been said about the fact that just a handful of them were actually from Ferguson.

But there...

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What makes a movie quote so quotable?

Screenwriter William Goldman has written some of the most famous lines in movie history.

You know the ones. "My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die" from "The Princess Bride." "Is it safe?" from "Marathon Man." "Follow the mone...

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Pain pill policy change impacts pharmacist and you

Restrictions to be put into affect for narcotic painkillers

Major changes are on the way on for the most popular prescribed painkiller in America.

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OBristol spring race pushed back in 2015

By Seth Livingstone NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Bristol Motor Speedway's spring race weekend will move from March to April 18-19 for the 2015 season. The announcement was made Friday by NASCAR vic...

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Video shows Evans in brawl

By Seth Livingstone NASCAR Wire Service Distributed by The Sports Xchange BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Bristol Motor Speedway's spring race weekend will move from March to April 18-19 for the 2015 season. The announcement was made Friday by NASCAR vic...

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Va teen sexting

Parents turn in teen for sexting

A Virginia mother got a nasty shock when she went through her daughter’s cell phone and tablet.

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Power outages leave Christian Co homeowners struggling to s

Power outages left Christian Co. homeowners struggling to stay cool

KSPR's Sheena Elzie explains why it took so long to fix a transformer that blew up.

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1965 Selma to Montgomery March Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March in Alabama.

Facts: Throughout March of 1965, a group of demonstrators faced violence as they attempted to march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery, Alabama, to demand the...

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Ready for the hottest weekend yet this summer Near record

Ready for the hottest weekend yet this summer? Near record

KSPR Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks ahead to a stretch of hot weather.

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Pain pill policy change impacts pharmacist and you

Pain pill policy change impacts pharmacist and you

KSPR's Lauren Pozen explains how the change will make hydrocodone harder to get.

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Bergen: Should West just pay ISIS ransom?

ISIS demanded 100 million euros ($132.5 million) in ransom for the release of James Foley, the American journalist kidnapped and killed by the terrorist group in Syria, according to a spokesman for GlobalPost, the news website for which Foley freelan...

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Adam Gadahn Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of al Qaeda translator and spokesman Adam Gadahn.

Personal: Birth date: September 1, 1978

Birth place: Winchester, California

Birth name: Adam Yahiye Gadahn

Father: Philip Gadahn, goat farmer and carpenter

Mother: Jennifer Gadahn...

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Labor Day Fast Facts

Here's a look at Labor Day, a legal holiday celebrated in the United States and Puerto Rico to honor working people. Labor Day is on Monday, September 1, 2014.

Facts: It is celebrated on the first Monday in September.

In many other countries, May Day ...

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Warren, through lawyer, disavows Ready for Warren

Elizabeth Warren is not Ready for Warren.

In a letter to the Federal Election Commission Friday, Warren fully disavowed herself of Ready for Warren, a super PAC with the explicit goal of encouraging the liberal Massachusetts senator to run for preside...

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In New Hampshire, Rick Perry says he's getting prepared

Returning to New Hampshire for the first time since his failed 2012 presidential campaign, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Friday he has learned "some really, really good humbling lessons."

Perhaps the biggest among them, he said, was preparation.

"I don't ...

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Recap: Cubs 4, Orioles 1

Cubs 4, Orioles 1: Jake Arrieta burned his former team by scattering four hits over seven innings and Luis Valbuena and rookie Javier Baez each belted a solo homer as host Chicago won the opener of a three-game interleague series.Logan Watk...

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