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Baxter County man charged with beating his son

Grandparent called police after noticing injuries on boy, 5

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Gavel and Scales

Three headed to federal prison on child porn charges

Sentences range from 10 to 20 years without parole

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(img1)Daughter of beating

Raw Video: Daughter of elderly man beaten in Pulaski County talks about case

The sheriff in Pulaski County says the suspects in the beating of an elderly man are likely involved in other crimes in Pulaski and surrounding counties.  Police found Robert Willhite in his home near Swedeborg on Friday morning with critical injuries.  Willhite's daughter talked to us about her father.
   

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Blunt Press conference

Sen. Blunt touts renewal of child advocacy law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt says the passage of federal legislation should provide assistance to Missouri centers that aid child victims of violent crimes.

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Areas of rain tonight

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the rain moving across the Ozarks.

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Pulaski arrest photo

Several arrested in robbery, beating of elderly man

Elderly wheelchair-bound victim was tied up and beaten in his home

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Devaliti J Keithley T Sleeth K murder suspects

Springfield police have 3 suspects for murder in February

All three were booked into the Greene County jail on Tuesday night but they had not been charged, as of midday Wednesday.

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(img1)Obama on congress

WATCH: President Obama has message for Congress from Kansas City

President Obama stopped in Kansas City Wednesday to deliver an address on the economy.  He took a shot at Congress too.

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The Salvation Army's main office in Springfield

The Salvation Army

Salvation Army looks to help kids get back to school

Salvation Army collecting, distributing back to school items for kids

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Asa Hutchinson

Arkansas candidate will pay for homestead tax credits

The Republican candidate for governor improperly claimed credits in two counties.

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(img1)Alligator caught in Missouri

WATCH: Fisherman catches alligator in Missouri pond

A man fishing in a small subdivision pond in suburban St. Louis might have expected to catch bass or crappie, but certainly not an alligator.

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Paul Mueller Building

Paul Mueller reports solid second quarter

Springfield company continues rebound from losses

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KSPR Wednesday Morning Weather Rain today

On and off rain showers

Today we are tracking on and off scattered showers. The areas with the best chance to see them will be south and west of Springfield, around an area of Low Pressure in Oklahoma. Not expecting anything strong or severe, just plain ol' rain.

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Missouri reports case of mosquito-borne virus

Mosquito-borne virus reported in Missouri man; health officials say infection occurred abroad

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Explosive device determined to be a dud

People are allowed to return home after investigators cleared the scene.

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Bomb Scare Near Rogersville

Residents of a mobile home park were evacuated Tuesday when a bomb was found on the property.

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Rain returns to the forecast Wednesday the humidity too

Rain returns to the forecast Wednesday; the humidity too

KSPR Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks ahead to rain chances for Wednesday.

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Homemade bombs found near Bolivar daycare

Bolivar daycare employee finds homemade bombs near playground

Bolivar firefighters detonate four homemade pressure explosives found near an occupied daycare Monday.

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Fort Leonard Wood bomb squad arrives

Military bomb determined to be a dud

The bomb was found on an abandoned property between Strafford and Rogersville.  A bomb squad from Fort Leonard Wood arrived to take care of it.

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What you need to know about the back-to-school tax holiday

From Friday, August first till Sunday, August third, there won't be any sales tax on back-to-school purchases like clothes, school supplies, computers and software. But the state tax break will only save shoppers 4.25%. 

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Back to School Deals

Back to School Deals

The latest on back to school deals and how you can save.

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Back to School

Health officials say don't wait to the last minute

With summer winding down, back to school time here in the Ozarks for many kids.

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Attorney fights back against K2 charge

Attorney fights back against K2 charge

The Federal Government says two people from Rogersville knew they were selling an illegal product that people used to get high, even advertising it to teens.

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5 are arrested, 3 are charged for brutal beating of elderly man

The fifth suspect was arrested on Tuesday morning.   The victim remains in critical condition in a hospital after being bound with duct tape in his home for a long time.

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Police investigation

Springfield police look for babysitter who refused to give son to mom

The mother told police that she didn't think her son was in physical danger.  The man who had her son is her ex-boyfriend.

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Casting Crowns poster for JQH Arena

Casting Crowns will perform at JQH Arena

The concert is Oct. 31.  Tickets go on sale on Aug. 1.

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Rain returns this week

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the latest round of rain to move into the Ozarks.

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Dog bite victim goes through rabies treatment, cautions pet owners about vaccinations

Local pharmacist Miguel Nunez says the series of 15 shots was more painful than the actual dog bite. He hopes his story will encourage pet owners to keep their veterinary vaccinations up-to-date.

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KSPR Tuesday Morning Forecast Nice Again

Another Taste of Monday

Today, it's a repeat of Monday's weather. Highs getting to the low 80s and humidity remains low as well! Nice for the end of July.

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Springfield Slumlord not endoring rent checks

KSPR continues the investigation into Chris Gatley and his multiple rental properties and the way he conducts his business.

You asked, we listened; a month after KSPR investigated a man who some people call a Springfield slumlord, we continue to get complaints.

KSPR’s Melody Pettit introduced us to Chris Gatley, the man behind 417 Rentals and other rental companies.

KSPR has received dozens of emails and calls complaining about his practices since our first report about him in June. The complaints are about horrible…

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Cardis acquire Masterson from Indians

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall told the Around The League Podcast in January that his 2014 campaign would be "something you guys never seen before." As it turns out, Marshall was just getting started with the bold predictions....

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Baxter County man charged with beating his son

Grandparent called police after noticing injuries on boy, 5

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Discord in Georgia over housing migrant kids

As Congress debates whether to pass a bill to help deal with the influx of unaccompanied Central American minors crossing the U.S.-Mexican border, government leaders throughout the country continue to debate how to handle and where to house the child...

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Obama

CNN

Obama lambasts Republicans for 'hatin' all the time'

Days before Congress' summer break begins, President Barack Obama used a Wednesday morning speech in Kansas City, Mo., to lambast Republicans who are preparing to sue him rather than take action on some of his agenda items.

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SIPHIWE SIBEKO / Reuters

R. Kelly concert appearance canceled

An R. Kelly concert appearance in Columbus, Ohio, has been canceled after protests.

Kelly was scheduled to perform at the Fashion Meets Music Festival, scheduled for Labor Day weekend in the Ohio capital. But after a backlash on social media, the fest...

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Guns

Gregg Canes/CNN

Domestic violence: Next in gun-control fight

The scene is intense: A man is ferociously knocking on a door while a woman inside the house calls 911, saying that her ex is trying to break in. A child sits on the couch.

The man bursts in and grabs the child, and the woman yells not to take the to...

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Justin Masterson

Associated Press

Cardinals acquire starter Justin Masterson

According to the St. Louis Cardinals website the defending National League champs acquired Cleveland Indians right-handed starting pitcher Justin Masterson Wednesday afternoon.

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Kings sign LW King to 3-year deal

The Los Angeles Kings agreed to terms on a new three-year contract with restricted free agent left winger Dwight King, the team announced Wednesday. The two sides agreed on a $5.85 million deal, forgoing the need for Friday's salary arbitra...

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Kings sign F/C Eric Moreland

The Los Angeles Kings agreed to terms on a new three-year contract with restricted free agent left winger Dwight King, the team announced Wednesday. The two sides agreed on a $5.85 million deal, forgoing the need for Friday's salary arbitra...

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Federal Reserve

Floyd Yarmuth/CNN

Federal Reserve stays on cruise control

The U.S. economy is strengthening but the Federal Reserve remains in cruise control.

The Fed decided to once again reduce its monthly bond purchases by $10 billion, as expected.

The central bank has been gradually reducing, or tapering, its monthly bo...

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Ryan meets the press, dodges 2016 questions

Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, chairman of the House Budget Committee, is known to glide through the hallways of Capitol Hill with headphones in his ears. It's a tactic he employs to avoid pesky reporters. But the Republican faced down a flurry of ques...

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Bills' Bradham suspended one game

Buffalo Bills outside linebacker Nigel Bradham has been suspended for the season opener for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, the league announced Wednesday. Bradham will be eligible to return to the Bills' active roster on Mon...

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Gavel and Scales

Three headed to federal prison on child porn charges

Sentences range from 10 to 20 years without parole

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(img1)free fair ride

Video: Free ride day at the Ozark Empire Fair

A few fair-goers beat the raindrops Wednesday morning for free ride day at the Ozark Empire Fair.  Check out the cool fun.

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NY stock exchange

Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Stocks perk up after Fed sticks to plan

Stocks trimmed losses Wednesday after the Federal Reserve did pretty much what everyone expected.

The Dow Jones industrial average was flat, but the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq both moved higher. Bind yields rose as well, a sign that investors believe the...

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Emails show Lerner dissing conservatives

Conservative Republicans have been pretty tough on Lois Lerner over the IRS targeting scandal.

And now, it appears, the former tax official at the center of the controversy, was none too fond of a particular brand of conservatives, either.

An email e...

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(img1)Daughter of beating

Raw Video: Daughter of elderly man beaten in Pulaski County talks about case

The sheriff in Pulaski County says the suspects in the beating of an elderly man are likely involved in other crimes in Pulaski and surrounding counties.  Police found Robert Willhite in his home near Swedeborg on Friday morning with critical injuries.  Willhite's daughter talked to us about her father.
   

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Vladimir Putin Russia President

RIA Novosti / Reuters

Will latest sanctions on Russia work?

More Russian aggression in Ukraine. More U.S. and European sanctions imposed on Moscow. What seems like diplomatic tail-chasing so many months into the Ukraine conflict invites questions about how Western powers can defuse the worsening conflict in Eastern Europe.

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Capitol building dome

Burke Buckhorn/CNN

Democrats, Republicans spar over Obama lawsuit

The House of Representatives is expected to move one step closer to suing President Barack Obama on Wednesday when it approves a resolution authorizing House Speaker John Boehner to file a lawsuit.

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Ebola virus in black and white

Centers for Disease Control

Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone dies

A doctor who was on the front lines fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has died from complications of the disease, Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday.

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Ebola virus pink

CDC

What know about the Ebola Virus

Learn more about the Ebola virus and why there is no reason for Americans to panic.

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Can Argentina avoid another default?

It's going right down to the wire -- Argentina has just hours to avoid a second debt default in 13 years that could plunge the country into turmoil.

The crisis stems from a legal battle with a small group of "holdout" creditors that have demanded paym...

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Shujaiya neighborhood, Gaza

Palestinian Information Center

In Gaza, 'humanitarian window' shuts fast

Israel authorized a four-hour "humanitarian window" Wednesday in Gaza, but it lasted nowhere near that long.

Militants continued to fire rockets from Gaza into Israel during the announced time frame, and Israel responded with airstrikes.

In making the ...

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'Substantial' UCLA damage after pipe break

Hundreds of vehicles waterlogged and stranded. A famous basketball court possibly warped. Six facilities out of commission, including a student health center.

A day after millions of gallons of water gushed out of a old, busted water main, UCLA had qu...

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Walmart alcohol sales Iowa

Walmart alcohol sales policy under fire

Walmart customers in Iowa are fed up with the retail giant's policy on alcohol sales.

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Obama, Kansas City

CNN

Obama: 'Is the economy doing well for ordinary folks?'

President Barack Obama delivered remarks in in Kansas City, Missouri on whether or not the economy is "doing well for ordinary folks who are working hard every single day"

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Suns, Bledsoe gap widening?

Restricted free agent Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns are no closer to a contract, and the gap between the sides could be expanding. The Suns offered Bledsoe a four-year, $48 million contract, but he is holding out for something closer to...

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Zayn Malik

CNN

Celebs step into Israel-Gaza PR minefield

Celebs are using social media accounts, which are essential for building their show business brands, as political platforms that can cause a negative buzz.

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Paige Einstein/CSPI

Nine popular, but unhealthy restaurant meals

Warning: These meals are hazardous to your health. Delicious, perhaps, but hazardous.

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Paige Einstein/CSPI

9 most unhealthy chain-restaurant meals

Warning: These meals are hazardous to your health. Delicious, perhaps, but hazardous.

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Blunt Press conference

Sen. Blunt touts renewal of child advocacy law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt says the passage of federal legislation should provide assistance to Missouri centers that aid child victims of violent crimes.

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Donetsk, Ukraine damage

Raja Razek/CNN

Ukraine claims rebels planted mines near MH17

International investigators' quest to carry out their duties at the crash site of the downed Malaysian airliner hit another roadblock Wednesday, as Ukrainian officials warned of possible land mines near the site.

Ukraine's National Security and Defen...

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Areas of rain tonight

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the rain moving across the Ozarks.

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