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Cyber Crimes

State adds money to local computer crime task force

Task force adds computer help to investigations in nine county area of Ozarks.

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Bull Shoals Police Chief Dan Sutterfield

Arrested police chief placed on leave

Bull Shoals, AR chief facing federal charges.

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Same sex marriage

Judge will hear arguments in challenge to Ark. gay marriage ban

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza scheduled a hearing for Thursday afternoon.

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Student loan debt

Arkansas AG warns of student loan scams

AG says for-profit companies offer same services borrowers can get for free.

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Missouri House endorses early voting measures

Proposal would allow early voting for nine days before elections.

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Mobile home

Senate votes to exempt used mobile homes from sales tax

Move restores exemption struck down by the courts.

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Sen. Mike Cunningham

VIDEO: Exempting used mobile home from sales tax

Sen. Mike Cunningham, (R) Rogersville, argues for restoring the sales tax exemption on used mobile homes.

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KSPR Thursday Weather Forecast Rain Chances Increase

Slight Rain Chances This Afternoon

A cold front is pushing through MO, which will trigger a few showers later this afternoon. Honestly, most locations won't see much. We'll top out in the low 60s as well.

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Death of Fair Grove man investigated

Man was reported missing by family members; found dead near home.

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Senators mull jumping jack as state exercise

Missouri lawmakers are considering official designation for the jumping jack.

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Boone County hires lawyers for civil rights case

Boone County to defend itself in civil rights lawsuit by man freed from prison.

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Marionville Citizen Demands Impeachment

Marionville citizens rally in front of City Hall

Marionville citizens rally to protest the mayor's recent comments on his friendship with KC shooter.

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Greene County Sheriff's Office investigating suspicious death near Fair Grove

Greene County Sheriff's investigators found the victim's body during an extensive search on his rural property near his home.

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Shooting scene, South Roanoke Avenue, Springfield

Possible shooting injures person on south side of Springfield

Witnesses say they heard gunshots, victim walked into Cox South Hospital.

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Man dies in crash in which he may have been racing 2nd driver

The man who died hit a UPS delivery truck head-on.  The crash was Tuesday afternoon on a residential street in Camdenton.  

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Family Dollar adding new location

Popular store opening location on Glenstone Avenue

Despite 400 stores closing across the nation, Family Dollar is coming to Springfield, Missouri.

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Reported rape

Reported rape in the Ozarks

A 19-year-old woman says a man she knew raped her while another man watched.

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Mercy opens third new hospital in Springfield

Mercy opens third new hospital in Springfield

KSPR's Sheena Elzie give us a tour of the new medical facility.

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VIDEO Wednesday evening weather - Rain to return

VIDEO: Wednesday evening weather - Rain to return

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the rain heading for the Ozarks.

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Dogs and Parasites

Dogs and Parasites

The warmer weather means an increasing chance for parasites to infect your dog....and there are ways to prevent it.

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Jessica Conner

Woman found dead in home likely was stabbed several times

Police said they are investigating the death of Jessica Conner as a homicide but have said no more.

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(img1)Marionville Mayor supports Miller

Marionville Mayor: I agree with Frazier Miller's beliefs, not behaviors

"I am a friend of Frazier Miller helping to spread his warnings," wrote Marionville Mayor Dan Clevenger in a letter to a newspaper.  "The Jew-run medical industry has succeeded in destroying the United State's workforce."

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Missouri lawmakers pass tax cut bill; veto is possible

The proposed tax cuts for individuals and many business owners would begin in 2017, but only if state revenues rise by at least $150 million per year before then.

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Wind turbines, wind power

CNN

Missouri Farm Bureau opposes multi-state transmission line for wind power

Opponents say the transmission lines would reduce property values and potentially create a health risk.

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Arkansas Interstate 49

Interstate 49 to stretch into Arkansas

Sections of I-540, US 71 to be dubbed I-49

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Exeter woman cashes $50K lottery ticket

Winner to use jackpot to help with sister's medical bills.

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Branson says liquor laws compliance is improving

City says a recent enforcement sting found 92 percent of businesses checked were in compliance with laws.

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Andrew Taylor Still

Hall of Famous Missourians inducts osteopathic doctor

A.T. Still founded the American School of Osteopathy in Kirksville.

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Arkansas Scholoarship Lottery

Arkansas lotto eyes advertising with universities

Lottery commission may add college-themed advertising.

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VIDEO Mercy opens new rehab center

Mercy opens new rehab hospital in south Springfield

New $28 million facility can treat more than 60 patients full-time.

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Beau Biden says he plans to run for governor in Delaware

Beau Biden said Thursday he won't seek re-election this year as Delaware attorney general and plans instead to run for governor in 2016.

"Over the past few months, as I've been planning to run for reelection, I have also been giving a great deal of th...

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Police: Man licked cop’s eye during arrest

Police say a man licked a police officer's eye while resisting arrest.

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Cyber Crimes

State adds money to local computer crime task force

Task force adds computer help to investigations in nine county area of Ozarks.

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The Divergent trend: Bad for stocks

In the hit movie and novel "Divergent", people are divided into different tribes based on their personalities. If you don't fit in somewhere you're considered "divergent", and that's where the trouble starts for the young heroine Beatrice Prior.

So w...

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Russia Ukraine clashes 4_17

Reuters

Base attack overshadows Russia, Ukraine talks

Ukrainian, Russian and Western diplomats held emergency talks in Switzerland on Thursday, in the hope of resolving a deepening crisis that has seen armed pro-Russian protesters seize swaths of Ukraine.

The unrest in the restive east, which shares a bo...

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URGENT - Ukraine-Nonlethal-Aid

(CNN) -- President Obama has signed off on sending more non-lethal aid to the Ukrainian military, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced Thursday.

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Obama, Biden

Pete Souza/The White House

'Guys' trip' raises questions about Obama's '16 choice

The selfie. The "guys' trip." An endorsement? Not quite.

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Cheo Feliciano

Alvin Baez/Files/Reuters

Salsa legend Cheo Feliciano dies in car wreck

Jose Luis "Cheo" Feliciano, a giant of salsa music and Puerto Rican legend, died in a car crash early Thursday morning in San Juan, police said.

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NBA playoff matchups set

When the Memphis Grizzlies edged the Dallas Mavericks in overtime Wednesday night, sealing the No. 7 seed in the Western Conference playoffs, the first-round matchups for the NBA's postseason were set.

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Bull Shoals Police Chief Dan Sutterfield

Arrested police chief placed on leave

Bull Shoals, AR chief facing federal charges.

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Stocks file

Mark Blinch/Reuters

Stocks fight back from morning drop

The Dow , S&P 500, and Nasdaq are flat, but that's a lot better than they were doing earlier today when the Dow was down more than 50 points.

There's hope that the rebound rally this week could continue. The Dow soared 162 points on Wednesday, while ...

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'Duck Dynasty' family cancels stage show at JQH Arena

The family's stage show features cast members from the A&E show.

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Chevy Cobalt accident, tied to ignition system

Courtesy The Cooper Firm

GM's recalled Cobalt a failure from the start

The Chevrolet Cobalt, the car at the center of the General Motors recall crisis, was a losing bet from the start.

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Same sex marriage

Judge will hear arguments in challenge to Ark. gay marriage ban

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza scheduled a hearing for Thursday afternoon.

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Detroit pension cuts hit civilian workers hardest

As Detroit moved closer to plugging its massive financial hole this week, a stark fact of life was hammered home for thousands of retirees: Civilian employees, including sanitation and office workers, could end up bearing the brunt of pension cuts.

Th...

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NBA player to open Hooters in Russia

Andrei Kirilenko, the National Basketball Association player known as AK-47, plans to open five Hooters franchise restaurants in his native Russia.

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Miley Cyrus

CNN

Miley Cyrus faces long recovery from illness

Miley Cyrus could be in celebrity sick bay for another three weeks because of an "extreme allergic reaction" to an antibiotic, her representative said Thursday.

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Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart joins Ria for money transfer service

 Wal-Mart says it will cut fees for customers by up to 50 percent compared with similar services.

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Hoppie the sea lion

Courtesy Marine Mammal Center

Lost sea lion pup found in California orchard

Up a river without a paddle.

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Texting and driving

Ferre Dollar/CNN

Texting driver who hit cyclist: 'I just don't care'

A texting motorist who slammed into a bicyclist in Australia has some regrets -- about her car.

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South Korean ferry sinks, rescuers

Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

Hundreds missing after South Korean ferry sinks

Rescue boats and helicopters are scrambling to find almost 300 passengers, including scores of high school students, missing after a ferry sank off the southwest coast of South Korea.

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South Korean ferry sinks, search efforts

Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

Questions mount in South Korean ferry disaster

Anguished relatives of missing South Korean ferry passengers waited somberly for answers Thursday as rescuers fought bad weather, murky water, darkness and time to find a way deep into the capsized ship.

Authorities believe 287 people -- many of them ...

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Sidney Rice, Seattle Seahawks, January 2013

Tim Shaffer/Reuters

WR Rice to stay in Seattle

Wide receiver Sidney Rice is going to be with the Seattle Seahawks next year.

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Selfie-taker gets kicked by conductor

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Selfie-taker gets kicked in head by train conductor

A man attempting to take a selfie as a train zips past him was kicked in the head by the train's conductor.

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Chris Johnson

Doug Benz/ Reuters

NFL roundup: RB Johnson signs with Jets

Running back Chris Johnson signed a two-year deal with the New York Jets on Wednesday.

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Bloomberg: I'm coming after NRA

A year ago on Thursday, the U.S. Senate failed to pass a bill that would have helped fix our nation's gun laws by requiring background checks on all purchases of firearms. Ninety percent of all Americans -- and more than 80% of gun owners -- believe ...

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New NCAA rule to protect QBs from low hits

The NCAA approved a new rule Wednesday that would make it illegal to hit the quarterback below the knees during a passing situation.

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Pope Francis, kids on Popemobile

REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Reasons why Pope Francis is cool

Take a look at the many reasons why Pope Francis is cool.

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Generic, abortion protester

Jim Young/Reuters

History of abortion in America

A judge has overturned North Dakota's restrictive abortion law. Take a look at the history of this hot-button issue in America.

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Family members of missing ferry passengers

REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Mother's grief: 'My daughter's in the water'

Through the unrelenting rain, with the biting winds whipping against her tear-stained face, Christine Kim stands on the cold, gray harbor. "Inside that water," she says, pointing to the choppy waters of the Yellow Sea, "there is my own child."

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Best markets landlord

Best markets for landlords

Want a great return on your real estate investment? Head to Detroit!

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World War I love letters

WWI love letters found during renovation

Love letters dating back to World War I are found in the attic of a home undergoing renovations in Indiana.

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Michael Gordon, Joe Bouvier, Wash House

Courtesy Farran Powell

Beer, grilled cheese and really clean clothes

Nestled on a New York side street, a new type of laundromat has opened its doors, offering gourmet cheese sandwiches and drop-off laundry services.

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