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Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

Winter hours begin at Wilson's Creek

Park goes to Winter schedule beginning Sunday. 

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Arkansas Prison

Communities make pitch for new Arkansas prison

Several Arkansas cities and counties have submitted proposals to host a proposed $100 million maximum-security prison.

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Slideshow: UAB vs. Arkansas; Homecoming in Fayetteville

The Arkansas Razorbacks battled the University of Birmingham Blazers for Homecoming Saturday in Fayetteville.

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Ebola Virus

Congresswoman wants more Ebola-related restrictions

Rep. Vicky Hartzler, (R) Missouri 4th District, wants more controls on health workers returning from Africa.

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Rep. Tom Cotton and Sen. Mark Pryor

Arkansas Senate hopefuls make nice in final ads

Arkansas Senate hopefuls try to put happy face on ads in final days of bitter race

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Grain farming

Strong supply, but low prices for corn, soybeans

Record harvest pushing prices down this year. 

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Governor's Cup

Governor to present cup to Rams/Chiefs winner Sunday

Gov. Jay Nixon plans to attend game at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday

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Springfield man convicted of sexually assaulting young girl

Victim among witnesses to testify against Andrew McDonald

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United jet

United flight makes emergency landing at Springfield Airport

Jet bound for Denver experienced depressurization, diverted to SGF.

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Generic World Series 2014

Royals win 3-2, take 2-1 lead in World Series

Royals never trailed in taking Game 3 win.

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Emergency landing at Springfield-Branson Airport

A flight makes an emergency landing on its way to Denver. We spoke with passengers stuck in Springfield.


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Emergency landing at Springfield airport

Emergency landing at Springfield airport

A flight on its way to Denver made a sudden descent into Springfield Friday night. The emergency landing was due depressurization in the aircraft. No one was seriously injured, but we spoke with some people on board about their harrowing experience.

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Calm now, but storms soon

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the warmth this weekend and when more storms could be headed for the Ozarks.

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VIDEO Weekend Forecast - Near record warmth

VIDEO: Weekend Forecast - Near record warmth

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty takes a look at the wildly warm weather for this weekend.

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PHOTOS: Farewell to a fallen firefighter in Alton

Alton's fire and police chief, Eddie Johnson, was remembered in funeral services Friday. He died in a crash while driving to a house fire. (Photos by Eric Neilsen)

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Scammers going after snowbirds

Scammers target snowbirds

It is a way to get scammed when you least expect it. We all know when the weather cools off, it is nice to hit the road and go someplace warmer. People who do that are called "snowbirds." 

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James River motorcycle

Crash on James River Freeway sends two to the hospital

Two hurt when motorcycle and pickup collide. 

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Community closeup Donate a can get a coffee

Community closeup: Donate a can, get a coffee

Lindsey Neddenriep from Ozarks Food Harvest sits down with Melody Pettit to talk about the annual Cans for Coffee drive at McDonald's.

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Mercy babies 2

Springfield hospital experiencing baby boom

Mercy Springfield predicts a four-year high in deliveries this year.

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Vandy Mizzou

Missouri hosts Vanderbilt in homecoming game Saturday

Vandy is winless in SEC play in 2014, win would make Tigers bowl eligible.

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KSPR Friday Morning Forecast Foggy Start but Warming Fast

WARM weekend on the way

Temps are heating up across the Ozarks. Today features high in the mid and upper 70s with plenty of sun. That's a good

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Mark Christenson

Missouri Department of Corrections

Religious leaders ask Governor to stop execution

Mark Christeson scheduled to die Wednesday for three 1998 murders.

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Ambulance 4

West Plains toddler hit and killed in driveway of home

Child, 1, died in West Plains hospital minutes after she was hit. 

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Rams v Chiefs

Chiefs, Rams meet for first time since 2010

St. Louis Rams (2-4) at Kansas City Chiefs (3-3)

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Arkansas UAB

Arkansas hosts UAB in last non-SEC game of season

Razorbacks play last non-conference game of the season

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Chestnut Grant crash

Crash slows rush hour traffic downtown

Crash blocked traffic at W. Chestnut Expressway and Grant Friday morning. 

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Kearney West Bypass

Woman injured in crash in West Springfield

Woman was hurt in crash involving a cement truck. 

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World Series 2014

World Series TV ratings increase from Game 1 to 2

Game 2 of World Series stays close deeper into night, boosting television ratings

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Animal abuse reported in Webster County

Authorities are investigating a report of two pit bulls being abused in Webster County.

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Nebraska 42, Rutgers 24

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Ameer Abdullah ran 19 times for 225 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 16 Nebraska defeated Rutgers, 42-24, on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Abdullah, a senior running back, had touchdown runs of 53, 48 and 49 yards en rou...

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Cavs exercise option on Waiters, waive Edwards

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Ameer Abdullah ran 19 times for 225 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 16 Nebraska defeated Rutgers, 42-24, on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Abdullah, a senior running back, had touchdown runs of 53, 48 and 49 yards en rou...

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G Johnson waived by Kings

The Washington Wizards waived forward Damion James and guards John Lucas and Xavier Silas on Saturday. The team's roster is at 15 players. ...

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Wizards waive James, Lucas, Silas

The Washington Wizards waived forward Damion James and guards John Lucas and Xavier Silas on Saturday. The team's roster is at 15 players. ...

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Wilson's Creek National Battlefield

Winter hours begin at Wilson's Creek

Park goes to Winter schedule beginning Sunday. 

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Recap: Arkansas 45, UAB 17

Arkansas 45, UAB 17: Jonathan Williams racked up 166 total yards and two scores as the host Razorbacks used their potent ground attack to strangle the Blazers.Williams (153) and Alex Collins (82) combined for 235 of the Razorbacks' 273 rush...

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Recap: Kansas State 23, Texas 0

Kobe Bryant said Steve Nash can go to sleep at night knowing he did everything he could in order to return this season. Bryant also said that if he was in Nash's position, he would accept his fate as well. "You can control what you can cont...

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US airstrikes on ISIS

REUTERS/Shawn Nickel/U.S. Air Force/Handout

Iraqi forces, Kurds claim gains against ISIS

Iraqi security forces have regained control of the area of Jurf al-Sakhar, a town south of Baghdad, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Saturday, as they battle to keep ISIS militants in check.

In a post on Facebook, al-Abadi saluted the effort...

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Davis, Brown deny knowledge of UNC fraud

Former North Carolina football coaches Butch Davis and Mack Brown both denied knowing about any academic fraud going on at the school. Davis and Brown spoke on the air during halftime of ESPN2's game between Rutgers and Nebraska on Saturday...

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Arkansas Prison

Communities make pitch for new Arkansas prison

Several Arkansas cities and counties have submitted proposals to host a proposed $100 million maximum-security prison.

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Police lights file

Death toll as Lebanese army, militants clash

Lebanese military forces battled militants in Tripoli on Saturday, resulting in the deaths of two militants and two civilians and injuries to 13 troops, the Lebanese army said.

State media and security officials said nine Lebanese soldiers were killed...

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Timberwovles waive Heslip, down to 16

Guard Brady Heslip was waived on Saturday by the Minnesota Timberwolves, who reduced their roster to 16 players. Heslip, 24, appeared in four preseason games for the Wolves, tallying five points, two steals and one rebound in nine minutes o...

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Suns release C Earl Barron

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived forward Shane Edwards, general manager David Griffin announced on Saturday, reducing the Cavs' roster to 15 players. Edwards appeared in six preseason games for the Cavaliers, averaging 1.5 points and 2.2 rebo...

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Rockets sign Richmond, waive Johnson

The Houston Rockets signed guard Akeem Richmond as a free agent and requested waivers on guard Geron Johnson on Saturday. Richmond is an undrafted free agent out of East Carolina. He had transferred to the school from Rhode Island. He start...

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Cavs release Edwards, reduce roster to 15

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived forward Shane Edwards, general manager David Griffin announced on Saturday, reducing the Cavs' roster to 15 players. Edwards appeared in six preseason games for the Cavaliers, averaging 1.5 points and 2.2 rebo...

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Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting vigil

Jason Redmond / Reuters

Grandfather: Marysville school shooter hit cousins

When a gunman opened fire at students in a school cafeteria in Washington state on Friday, he was not shooting at random targets, his relative said.

Jaylen Fryberg, who witnesses said gunned down students at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, is the cou...

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Obama hugs Nina Pham

Larry Downing/Reuters

To hug or not to hug -- never a question

To hug or not to hug? That was not a question for President Barack Obama, who invited previously Ebola-stricken nurse Nina Pham to the White House Friday for a visit and a hug in the Oval Office.

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Slideshow: UAB vs. Arkansas; Homecoming in Fayetteville

The Arkansas Razorbacks battled the University of Birmingham Blazers for Homecoming Saturday in Fayetteville.

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Obama hugs Nina Pham

White House Photo

White House: Ebola scare under control

The White House believes Americans shouldn't fear an Ebola outbreak occurring in the U.S. But some are still criticizing the government's response to the situation.

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Jack Bruce

Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Cream bassist Jack Bruce dies

Jack Bruce, singer, songwriter and bassist for legendary 1960s rock band Cream, died Saturday at 71.

Bruce's family confirmed the death of the Scottish musician on his official website and Facebook page.

"The world of music will be a poorer place with...

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Jack Bruce

Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Notable deaths of 2014

From legendary actors to fashion designers, take a look at the most notable deaths of 2014.

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James Corden, Late Late Show CBS

REUTERS/Jon Blacker

Corden to start 'Late Late Show' March 9

James Corden now has a date for his first broadcast of "The Late Late Show": March 9, 2015.

"We're excited to begin CBS' next chapter after midnight and introduce James' wide range of performance talents and fearless creative instincts to American tel...

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Chrissy Teigen

REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Teigen tells Twitter 'ta-ta for now'

Model and TV personality Chrissy Teigen is usually one of Twitter's more resilient members. But after getting lost in a "sea of hate and anger" on the platform, Teigen has tapped out.

The 28-year-old turned into a Twitter all-star after she joined in...

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Ebola Virus

Congresswoman wants more Ebola-related restrictions

Rep. Vicky Hartzler, (R) Missouri 4th District, wants more controls on health workers returning from Africa.

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Report: Titans RB Greene arrested

Tennessee Titans running back Shonn Greene was arrested Friday night on several driving violations, according to the Tennessean. Greene's charges included resisting a stop when approached by police in Franklin, Tenn. Greene was also charged...

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Ebola

Centers for Disease Control

Ebola: Woman isolated in N.J. tests negative

A preliminary test shows that a health care worker who traveled to West Africa does not have Ebola, New Jersey officials said Saturday. But the unidentified woman will remain in quarantine at a hospital in Newark for at least 21 days under a controve...

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Operating room, hospital

Ferre' Dollar/CNN

Quarantines if you treat Ebola in Africa?

When doctors risk their lives and sacrifice their livelihoods to go to West Africa and provide desperately needed treatment to those suffering from Ebola, what should be their reward upon coming home?

Three weeks off, some say -- whether they like it ...

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Raptors waive Cherry, Hamilton

The Toronto Raptors waived guard Will Cherry and forward-guard Jordan Hamilton on Saturday. The Raptors completed their preseason schedule Friday with an 83-80 win over the New York Knicks in Montreal and finished 7-1. Cherry played in five...

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URGENT - Washington School Shooting Victims

(CNN) -- Two of the shooting victims at Washington's Marysville-Pilchuck High School were identified Saturday as Shaylee Chuckulnaskit and Gia Soriano, both 14, according to the Providence Regional Medical Center Everett's chief medical officer Joann...

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Report: OSU dismisses CB Offray

Oklahoma State dismissed freshman cornerback Juwan Offray from the team this week following his arrest for public intoxication, according to OColly.com. Offray was arrested Sunday morning along with wide receiver Jhajuan Seales after they w...

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Rep. Tom Cotton and Sen. Mark Pryor

Arkansas Senate hopefuls make nice in final ads

Arkansas Senate hopefuls try to put happy face on ads in final days of bitter race

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Rams have banged-up secondary for Chiefs

Rams have banged-up secondary for Chiefs with several players nursing injuries

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Vandy QB Robinette medically cleared for Missouri

Vanderbilt QB Robinette medically cleared from concussion, will be in uniform at Missouri

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