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Mark Porter

Greene County Jail

Porter pleads not guilty to Tyrrell murders

Former school administrator appears in Greene Court Circuit Court Friday. 

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Jamestown img

Jamestown property to be auctioned Friday afternoon

Expensive property was never developed; Greene County left to pay back bonds. 

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Missouri Rehabilitation Center Mt. Vernon

Rehab center closing in Mt.Vernon, 300 jobs end Friday

Rehab center closing after more than 100 years.

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PHOTOS: Pets looking for a forever home at the Southwest Missouri Humane Society

Here are some pets available for adoption at the Southwest Missouri Humane Society in Springfield, as of October 31, 2014.  If you are interested in a pet, you can call (417) 833-2526.  (All photos are from UTurn Studios, Springfield, Mo.)

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KSPR Friday Morning Forecast Happy Halloween

Chilling Halloween for Trick or Treaters

Today, it's Halloween and the forecast is pretty frightening! Yeah, I know. :)

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Missouri election

Secretary of State names Elections Integrity Task Force

Task force will meet during election years. 

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Kentucky Missouri

Missouri hosts improved Kentucky team Saturday

Bowl-eligible Tigers hope to extend Wildcats losing streak. 

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Arkansas Miss St.

Arkansas visits top-ranked Mississippi State Saturday

Razorbacks try for first SEC win of season against #1` Bulldogs,

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Rams 49ers

Rams make first visit to 49ers new home needing win

St. Louis Rams (2-5) at San Francisco 49ers (4-3)

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Buena Vista fire

Fire destroys home near Strafford

Family of four escaped, but home was a total loss. 

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Jets CHiefs

Chiefs hosts spiraling Jets Sunday

Chiefs have won two straight, Jets have lost seven striaght. 

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Trick-or-treating safety tips

How to have a fun, but safe night.

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Sheriff: Arkansas man punches 2 Baxter County deputies

A northern Arkansas man has been arrested after authorities say he punched two deputies in the face.

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WGA 1030

What's Going Around? Colds and flu

Colds and flu are replacing allergies as we go deeper into the fall

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ATV accident

ATV accident kills man in Shannon County

ATV driver hit Jeep on rural highway; two others injured.

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Petition to overturn sexual orientation ordinance

Two weeks ago, the Springfield City Council approved an ordinance to protect sexual orientation and gender identity for hiring, housing, and public accommodations. But voters could decide to change that.

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Thieves take UTV s from Springfield repair shop

Thieves take UTV's from Springfield repair shop

Business owner says two of the off-roading vehicles belong to kids. Police have fingerprints and security camera footage to aid their investigation.

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Thieves steal off-roading vehicles from repair shop

Thieves steal $30,000 worth of off-roading vehicles from a maintenance shop in north Springfield. Two of the vehicles belong to a couple of the shop’s youngest customers. While police investigate, the owner will find a way to make it up to the kids.


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Watch out for drunk drivers on Halloween

Driving safety on Halloween night

Some services here in Springfield are designed to get drunk drivers off the road.

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VIDEO SWI Industrial Solutions

Springfield manufacturer hopes to create new jobs

The company employs people who are developmentally disabled.

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Halloween to be scary cold

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the deep freeze in the forecast for this Halloween.

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Zombie, monster, Halloween

Springfield fire stations, Art Museum will host trick-or-treaters

The Art Museum will be open on Friday morning; the fire stations will be open in the evening.

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VIDEO Thursday evening weather - Turning much colder

VIDEO: Thursday evening weather - Turning much colder

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at how cold it will get.

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911 Call Centers

Woman's quick thinking saves her life

A woman's quick thinking, ends up saving her life. A Reddit thread is going viral after a 911 dispatcher says he got a call from a woman who pretended to order a pizza to get her boyfriend to stop beating her.

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Daylight Saving Time ends fall back

Daylight saving time ends Sunday; change smoke alarm batteries

Nearly all American homes have at least one smoke alarm. Firefighters say testing them monthly and installing new batteries twice a year makes sure they still offer protection.

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4,500+ runners will take over streets of Springfield this weekend

Drivers should be on the lookout for runners throughout Springfield, especially on Sunday.  Runners could be here from 41 states.

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Wichita plane crash

Jeffrey Hough

At least 4 died in plane crash in Wichita; more victims are possible

Four people remained missing early Thursday afternoon, but a search was halted at midday.

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(img1)VIDEO: Money drying up for flooding fixes, hiring

Budget cuts put flooding fixes, hiring on back burner

Budget cuts leave Greene County storm water crew with short staff and not enough money for projects. KSPR's Sheena Elzie reports.

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Laclede-MGE natural gas customers will see rate hike as of Saturday

One factor in the rate hike, which was approved by the Missouri Public Service Commission, is the Actual Cost Adjustment factor.

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Mark Porter

Greene County Jail

Porter pleads not guilty to Tyrrell murders

Former school administrator appears in Greene Court Circuit Court Friday. 

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For sale real estate

REUTERS/Larry Downing

Wall Street firm pushes for student loan forgiveness

One Wall Street firm has an idea that's raising eyebrows: forgive some student debt for first-time homebuyers.

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Report: Charges unlikely for 49ers' McDonald

The Santa Clara District Attorney's office likely will not charge San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Ray McDonald with domestic violence against his pregnant fiancee, the San Jose Mercury News reported Friday. The district attorney's Off...

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Homes for the homeless...inside billboards

Billboard ads are expensive to construct, maintain and rent, but they don't serve any functional purposes -- so Michal Polacek redesigned them to house the homeless.

His concept, called "Project Gregory," would create wooden billboard structures fitt...

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Kaci Hickox returns from bike ride

CNN

Judge temporarily restricts Maine nurse's movements

A Maine judge has ordered a quarantine for nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied her Ebola quarantine in a tense standoff with state authorities.

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Smog masks, China

Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Unmasking a new trend: Stylish smog masks

High fashion isn't often inspired by environmental hazards, but as air pollution levels soared in Beijing on Tuesday, models at China Fashion Week walked the runway wearing designer respiratory face masks.

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Jamestown img

Jamestown property to be auctioned Friday afternoon

Expensive property was never developed; Greene County left to pay back bonds. 

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Michigan NCAA football

Reuters

Reports: Michigan AD Brandon to resign

Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon is expected to resign Friday, according to multiple reports.

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Burkina Faso embassy

David Jenkins/CNN

Burkina Faso president resigns

Burkina Faso's military chief is now the head of state of the West African nation, after unrest that led to the resignation of President Blaise Compaore.

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Greg Hardy

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Hardy's trial date pushed back

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy's trial on domestic violence charges was delayed until after the season, according to multiple reports Thursday.

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closeup of football laces

iStock/joecicak

Texas A&M benches QB Hill

Five-star freshman quarterback Kyle Allen will start for Texas A&M on Saturday, sending Kenny Hill to the bench.

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Major League Soccer ball on field, MLS

Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

'Magic' behind new MLS franchise

Intracity rivalries, aka derbies, often provide the highlight of any football season -- whether that be Boca Juniors vs. River Plate, AC Milan vs. Inter or Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspurs -- and Major League Soccer (MLS) is now hoping that Los Angeles can join that illustrious list.

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Creepy clown

Why are clowns so creepy?

Clowns -- they aren't just for circuses and children's birthday parties anymore.

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Generic Election

Sample Ballots: November 2014 Election

Voters will go to the polls for mid-term elections on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

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Eric Frein booking photo

Pike County Jail

Frein search ends, life resumes

Whew.

After 48 days of living with helicopters, heavily armed police officers, the rumors and constant questions -- where is he? -- the people of northeast Pennsylvania can finally relax.

The manhunt for Eric Matthew Frein, accused of killing a Pennsyl...

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Chile's 'Children of Silence' seek truth

Nearly four decades have passed, but Cecilia Rojas cries for her son as if she had lost him yesterday.

Rojas, a 58-year-old resident of the Chilean capital of Santiago, said her baby was taken shortly after she gave birth.

He was born two months early,...

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Israel partially reopens access to holy site

Israel partially reopened access to the Temple Mount for Muslim prayers Friday, a day after taking a rare step of closing it amid Israeli-Palestinian tensions following the shooting of a controversial rabbi and subsequent killing of a suspect.

Midday ...

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Arizona triplets brain surgery

KPHO

Ariz. triplets await brain surgery

For most toddlers play time takes up much of the day. But since birth triplets Izabelle, Edith and Adlette Ramirez have come accustomed to a much busier schedule.

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Exploding airbag, smart car accident

Bill Alberter/CNN

Airbag fix deadlier than problem?

This is one fix for recalled vehicles that might be more deadly than the problem.

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Antares rocket explodes, NASA rocket explodes

NASA

Rocket operator deliberately destroyed it

The unmanned Antares rocket that exploded off the coast of Virginia was deliberately destroyed after it became apparent there was a problem, a spokesman for Orbital Sciences Corporation said Thursday.

The flight termination system was engaged, Barron ...

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UN ambassador tweets airport screening

As fear about the spread of Ebola continues, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power says she'll be following standard health protocol following her return from Africa.

Power tweeted pictures of herself Friday morning being screened at th...

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URGENT - US Ebola Maine Nurse

(CNN) -- A Maine judge Friday issued a temporary order enforcing a quarantine against a nurse who defied an Ebola quarantine in a tense standoff with state authorities. District Court Chief Judge Charles LaVerdiere ordered nurse Kaci Hickox, who rece...

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Zara Phillips carrying Olympic torch on horseback

Kieran Doherty/Reuters

New mum Zara Phillips targets Olympic gold

Zara Phillips is not one to rest on her laurels.

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Russia-Ukraine gas deal to keep Europe warm

Russia and Ukraine's new energy deal ensures gas will flow freely to Europe just in time for winter.

The two countries signed a deal late Thursday worth about $4.6 billion that will see Russia deliver gas to Ukraine from now until the end of March 201...

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Washington Redskins helmet

NFL

Redskins' Hall tears Achilles again

Washington Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall tore his Achilles tendon for the second time in five weeks and will have to redo the same surgery, according to reports Friday.

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Scott Brown

Floyd Yarmuth/CNN

Apology, geography lesson follow debate

Turns out the "gotcha" moment in Thursday's New Hampshire debate wasn't so clear cut.

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CFB Preview: Illinois at Ohio State

KICKOFF: Saturday, 8 p.m. ET GAMEDATE: 11/1/14 SITE: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio TV: ABC SERIES: Ohio State leads Illinois 66-30-4. The Buckeyes have won nine of the last 10 meetings and have a 39-18-4 record in Columbus. The two teams hav...

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CFB Preview: Arkansas at Mississippi State

KICKOFF: Saturday, 7:15 p.m. ET GAMEDATE: 11/1/14 SITE: Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field, Starkville, Mississippi TV: ESPN2 SERIES: Arkansas leads Mississippi State 15-8-1. The Bulldogs have won the last two games, including last year in L...

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CFB Preview: Notre Dame vs. Navy

KICKOFF: Saturday, 8 p.m. ET GAMEDATE: 11/1/14 SITE: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland TV: CBS SERIES: Notre Dame leads Navy 74-12-1. The Irish have won three straight in the series, including last year in South Bend 38-34. RANKINGS: Notre Da...

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Texas A&M benches QB Hill

Five-star freshman quarterback Kyle Allen will start for Texas A&M on Saturday, sending Kenny Hill to the bench. Allen lost a competition in fall camp to Hill, who started the season with a school-record 511 yards passing at South Carol...

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Pumpkin could be here to stay

CNN

Pumpkin: Seasonal trend or here to stay?

Orange is the new green. As pumpkin products become more popular each year, some farmers and food critics believe the squash's popularity could be a lasting trend as consumers seek out local, inexpensive foods that are easy to prepare.

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CFB Preview: Kansas at Baylor

KICKOFF: Saturday, 8 p.m. ET GAMEDATE: 11/1/14 SITE: Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, Kansas TV: ABC SERIES: Oklahoma State leads Kansas State 35-24. The Cowboys forced five second-half turnovers a year ago to outlast the Wildcats 33-...

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