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Sheriff Joey Kyle in Ferguson

Christian County Sheriff Joey Kyle traveled to Ferguson Monday night as an observer.

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Sheriff Kyle Visits Ferguson

The Christian County Sheriff traveled to Ferguson Monday night into Tuesday to view the situation.

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Construction begins on fixing Springfield s 70K mistake

Construction begins on fixing Springfield's 70K mistake

Construction crews began sawing down a wall at the intersection of Jefferson and Bennet after city officials take the blame for building the wall too high.

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Long week of heat

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the week ahead which will have intense heat.

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(img1)Evangel ice bucket challenge

WATCH: Evangel University puts new twist on ALS ice bucket challenge

New Evangel University President Dr. Carol Taylor took the ice bucket challenge for ALS Tuesday.  But she wasn't the only one.  Watch as her staff put a unique twist on the cold challenge with the help of the Evangel football team. (Courtesy Evangel University)

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Trial on hold

Trial on hold for Saudi Arabia man

Major changes in the case of a man from Saudi Arabia accused of kidnapping a woman from a Springfield nightclub.

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Greene County to add court fee to cases

Greene County to add court fee to cases

KSPR's Sheena Elzie explains why that fee will ease the county's growing pains.

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Missouri State reaches out to recovering addicts

Homework, finals, and accumulating debt. There’s plenty of things for a college student to stress about and counsellors at Missouri State University want to make sure peer pressure to drink and abuse drugs isn’t one of them. In fact, they created a brand new program to support recovering addicts.


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VIDEO Tuesday evening weather - The heat continues

VIDEO: Tuesday evening weather - The heat continues

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty with the ongoing heat.

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Jefferson Ave.-Bennett St. wall reconstruction

Crews start lowering new bridge walls on Bennett Street in Springfield

Their project will fix a problem that engineers and planners didn't foresee when Bennett and the bridge were rebuilt over the past several months.

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Christopher Collings

High court upholds conviction for murder of Rowan Ford

Christopher Collings faces a death penalty for the rape and murder of a 9-year-old girl in November 2007.  A jury convicted him in March 2012.

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Greene County adds new court fee

KSPR's Sheena Elzie adds up how much more you'll pay and where the money is going.

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Courtesy of MGN Online

New dental clinic for uninsured kids opens in Bolivar

The clinic is part of Citizens Memorial Hospital's Miles for Smiles Dental program.

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Giraffe born Aug. 18, 2014

Giraffe calf arrives at Dickerson Park Zoo

The zoo in Springfield now has nine giraffes.

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KSPR Tuesday Morning Forecast The Heat is On

Stifling Heat Continues

After a few showers this morning east, we could see an uptick in activity once again in the early afternoon. This activity will mainly be to the north and east.

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Students give to community

Drury freshmen spend their last day before classes lending a helping hand.

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End of an Era in Mount Vernon

Unless someone comes forward, several historic buildings on the square could soon be razed.

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End of an Era for Mount Vernon

Several buildings on the square dating back to the late 1800s could be razed.

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Friends family light lanterns on Hailey Owens 11th birthday

Community celebrates Hailey Owens 11th birthday

Six months after she police say Hailey Owens was kidnapped and killed, her family tries to make the most of what would of been her 11th birthday.

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Leigh s Lost and Found unique-looking puppy found

Leigh's Lost and Found: unique-looking puppy found

KSPR's Leigh Moody introduces us to our featured lost pet of the week.

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(img1)Nelly shows up in Ferguson

WATCH: Rapper Nelly walks with protestors on the streets of Ferguson

Monday, rapper Nelly walked the streets of Ferguson.  Nelly told CNN he supported and I loved and everything should be behind the Brown family right now.  

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Police Chief Paul Williams speaks about Tyrrell homicide arrest

When it comes to the Tyrrell murder, we knew very little about the investigation until the probable cause statement was released by the Greene County Prosecutor on Friday. Police didn’t even say how the Tyrrells died. However… Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams says the length of the investigation and the lack of detail that was initially released is typical for this type of crime.

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Greene County Commission OKs new fee for criminal cases

The fee will be used to build and maintain courts buildings.

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A week full of heat

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at our next round of rain and the heat that is just around the corner.

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Crime in Nixa down

Crime down significantly in Nixa

KSPR's Lauren Pozen reports while police say crime is down  in Nixa, that doesn't mean people should let their guard down too.


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VIDEO Monday evening weather - Storms overnight

VIDEO: Monday evening weather - Storms overnight

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty talks about storms that could move in while you sleep.

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Child killed in tragic accident in Springfield

Child killed in tragic accident in Springfield

KSPR's Sheena Elzie reports on what police say happened in at a home in Springfield.

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Police investigation

Baxter County unsolved crime: 2 burglaries at 1 home

The break-ins were last spring in the Jordan area, south of Norfork Lake.

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Leigh's Lost and Found picture, lost Corgi/Dachshund mix

Leigh's Lost and Found: featuring a lost Corgi/Dachshund mix

The female dog is less than a year old and was found running loose in Springfield

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Toddler who died was hit by aunt's car

Police released the boy's name on Monday afternoon.

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New York Stock Exchange trader

CNN

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Markets are struggling to take another step forward ahead of some big announcements.

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Ferguson August 20

Ferguson streets were calm until bottles fly

There were high hopes that the nightly protests in Ferguson would end peacefully for a change Tuesday. That promise held out for most of the evening -- until a water bottle flew at police.

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Ferguson August 20

Ferguson streets were calm until bottles flew

A grand jury is set to decide on whether or not to charge a Ferguson officer of shooting Michael Brown.

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What we know about Ferguson

Events are unfolding at a rapid pace in Ferguson, Missouri. The city has been in turmoil since August 9, when white city police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager.

Protesters and law enforcement officers have c...

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Missouri governor Jay Nixon

REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Michael Brown shooting: Who's who in Ferguson

As tensions in Ferguson, Missouri, have bubbled, one official after another has taken the lead, grappling to figure out how to stop it from coming to a boil.

First, it was the police chief who took charge and stumbled. Then, the governor entered the p...

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Israel targets Hamas Aug. 20

Strikes, counter strikes resume in Mideast

The depressing cycle of strikes and counter strikes between Israel and Hamas resumed as talks for a longer term truce fell apart.

Since the ceasefire crumbled Tuesday, militants in Gaza have fired about 70 rockets into Israel -- including 29 in 20 min...

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Fried plantains

Make this Central and South American staple at home!

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Becker shocked by Djokovic backlash

It wasn't often Boris Becker was caught out by a barrage of volleys on the court -- but the tennis great says he was stunned by the level of criticism he received after being appointed as Novak Djokovic's coach.

Eyebrows were raised when Becker, a six...

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Flat Russian beer market hits Carlsberg

Beer sales in Russia are losing their fizz as the economy grinds to a halt, hurting Western brewers such as Carlsberg.

The Danish company warned Wednesday that profits would fall this year as the crisis over Ukraine hits consumer sentiment and growth...

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James Foley in helmet

Courtesy Dan Shakal

ISIS claims it has beheaded American journalist

ISIS has released a video that it says shows the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley.

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James Foley CNN

James Foley remembered as 'brave' journalist

For James Foley's family and friends, a purported ISIS recording was the answer they hoped they'd never hear to their questions about his disappearance.

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Beheading of James Foley recalls past horrors

The beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS militants has stirred grim memories, bringing into focus once again the risks faced by reporters in modern conflicts.

His death recalls the murder of Daniel Pearl, the Wall Street Journal corres...

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ACT Scores graphic

Springfield seniors' ACT scores edged up last spring

The Springfield School District's 2014 graduating class outperformed state and national average composite scores on ACT exams.

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Japan landslide

Heavy rains, landslides kill 27 in Japan

Residents combed through mud and debris looking for bodies of their loved ones after heavy rains triggered landslides that swallowed up homes in the western Japanese city of Hiroshima on Wednesday.

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Ebola virus

CDC

Patient tested for possible Ebola exposure in California

Another patient is being tested in the United States for possible Ebola exposure -- this time, in California.

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U.N. embarks on huge aid airlift into Iraq

The U.N. refugee agency is due to begin a massive four-day airlift of aid Wednesday into northern Iraq, where fighting between Islamist extremists and Kurdish forces has created a humanitarian crisis.

It's one of the largest aid pushes the agency has ...

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McLouth to miss rest of Nationals season

WASHINGTON -- When the Washington Nationals signed Nate McLouth prior to this season, they envisioned a fourth outfielder who could provide both power and speed when needed. But a disappointing season is over for McLouth, who spent the past...

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Brewers reliever Henderson's year comes to an end after shoulder surgery

MILWAUKEE -- Jim Henderson's frustrating season came to a disappointing end Tuesday morning on an operating table in Florida. The right-handed reliever underwent surgery on his right shoulder and will not return in 2014, manager Ron Roenick...

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Indians look past Atchison's age, give him new deal

MINNEAPOLIS -- Beyond all the old man jokes on social media and in the clubhouse, the Cleveland Indians have a deep respect for 38-year-old reliever Scott Atchison. Respect doesn't pay the bills, though. On Tuesday, the Indians made sure to...

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Cubs win shortened game thanks to unplayable field

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs claimed a rain-shortened, 2-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants early Wednesday morning. The Giants might protest to get the game restarted. A surprise storm that hit in the fifth inning Tuesday night and dif...

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Protesters advance on Pakistan parliament

Anti-government protesters have managed to breach a high-security zone in Pakistan's capital, despite the presence of thousands of security personnel.

A blackout had been enforced overnight Tuesday in Islamabad's "red zone," a heavily guarded area of ...

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Red Sox won't demote slumping Bogaerts

BOSTON -- No, the Boston Red Sox never expected that Xander Bogaerts would struggle as much as he has this season, especially at the plate. But no, they also aren't ready to send him back to the minors to work out his problems. One day afte...

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Preview: Giants at Cubs

The San Francisco Giants might not be eager to get back to Wrigley Field on Wednesday after an unsettling loss a night earlier. The Giants look to regain their hold on the National League's final wild-card spot when they continue a three-ga...

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Gunmen rob Saudi convoy in Paris

Gunmen attacked a Saudi Embassy convoy in Paris on Sunday, stealing 250,000 euros ($334,000) and diplomatic documents, French police say.

According to a police union spokesman, a Saudi prince was traveling with the motorcade, but the gunmen appeared t...

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Police: Kids, adults hostage after robbery

Hours after two robbery suspects shot at police and took eight people hostage, the standoff inside a suburban Chicago home continued early Wednesday .

Authorities got their first indication of trouble in the form of a 911 call about a robbery around ...

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Planned Malaysian attacks 'not ISIS-linked'

There are no immediate links between the 19 people arrested on suspicion of planning terror attacks on Malaysia's administrative capital, Putrajaya, and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), police said Wednesday.

"These individuals, however, sh...

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Recap: Cubs 2, Giants 0 (5)

Cubs 2, Giants 0 (5): Anthony Rizzo homered and Tsuyoshi Wada pitched five solid innings to lead host Chicago to a rain-shortened victory in the opener of the three-game series. Rizzo blasted his 29th homer out to right-center field in the...

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Crisp, A's get back on track in win over Mets

Cubs 2, Giants 0 (5): Anthony Rizzo homered and Tsuyoshi Wada pitched five solid innings to lead host Chicago to a rain-shortened victory in the opener of the three-game series. Rizzo blasted his 29th homer out to right-center field in the...

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Preview: Reds at Cardinals

Johnny Cueto looks to become baseball's first 16-game winner and breathe some life into the stumbling Cincinnati Reds when they play the finale of a three-game series in St. Louis on Wednesday. Cueto has won five straight starts and seven c...

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Cubs 2, Giants 0 (4 1/2 innings)

CHICAGO -- Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 in a game that was delayed due to poor field conditions and finally called after 4 1/2 innings. An intense 15-minute downp...

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Game roundup: Unplayable field helps Cubs win

CHICAGO -- Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 2-0 in a game that was delayed due to poor field conditions and finally called after 4 1/2 innings. An intense 15-minute downp...

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Crawford leads Dodgers to win over Padres

LOS ANGELES -- After being swept by the Milwaukee Brewers over the weekend, the San Diego Padres were a welcomed sight for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Carl Crawford homered and drove in three runs, and the Dodgers rallied from a three-run defi...

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Cardinals scoring game-winner on hit batter

LOS ANGELES -- After being swept by the Milwaukee Brewers over the weekend, the San Diego Padres were a welcomed sight for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Carl Crawford homered and drove in three runs, and the Dodgers rallied from a three-run defi...

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