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Kenji Goto Japanese ISIS hostage

ISIS: Second Japanese hostage beheaded

(CNN) -- A newly-distributed ISIS release appears to show the decapitated body of captive Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, after an English-language lecture is given by masked ISIS executioner "Jihadi John" to the people of Japan.

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Community signs card at mall for wounded officer

Local radio station places card for Battlefield Mall shoppers to sign for Officer Aaron Pearson. 

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Springfield woman cashes in big with stop for coffee

Lottery ticket pays $50,000 prize for Springfield woman.

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8 employees at Arkansas Scholarship Lottery could lose jobs

Proposal would place lottery under Department of Finance and Administration.

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Fort Leonard Wood commander assigned to Pentagon

New commander returns to Fort Leonard Wood after serving on post from 2005-07.

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Pierce City eyeing 4-day school week

School board to vote on new calendar Feb. 18. 

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Hardwoods Fire

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Fire damages hardwoods shop north of Springfield late Friday night

A hardwood business near Brighton was heavily damaged following a massive fire Friday night.

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Osage Beach man killed in crash

An Osage Beach man is dead following a motor vehicle crash early Saturday morning. 

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Man killed in boating accident on Gasconade River

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports two men were travelling upstream in a 1991 Alweld jon boat when it struck a rock around 8:00 pm Friday, upstream from Morton's Bluff. 

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Crane community speaks out about basketball coach

After we posted the story about Crane Coach Dale Lamberth on Thursday night, many people in that community contacted KSPR News, speaking out in his defense. One mother says he did not deserve to be put on paid administrative leave.


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Dr. John Bentley honored as 'Springfieldian of the Year'

Dr. John Bentley was named the 2015 Springfieldian at the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting Friday.

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A cold & rainy weekend

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at all of the rain headed for the Ozarks.

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VIDEO String of Vehicle Thefts

4 vehicles stolen in Southwest Springfield in a single morning.

The Greene County Sheriff's Department says they could be connected.

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Students want to change Harrison, Arkansas' reputation

A group of high school students want to use the power of social media to change the perception of their community. It's happening in Harrison, Arkansas.

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VIDEO Friday evening weather - Cold Rainy Weekend

VIDEO: Friday evening weather - Cold & Rainy Weekend

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the rain chances for this weekend.

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Safety Council of the Ozarks to close immediately

Group has spent more than three decades making the Ozarks a safer place to live and work

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STUDY: Lack of Children's Division workers, foster parents behind child abuse, neglect

 Child abuse and neglect are a huge problem in Greene County. Now a Springfield group has released a new study it says shows the root of the problem.

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Miller man faces federal charges for shooting at cropduster plane

ncident happened in December of 2014 in rural Lawrence County, Missouri.

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Salvation Army providing shelter from extreme cold

Warming center to open Sunday night

Center to open as forecast calls for lows in mid teens. 

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Governor names new Webster County Assessor

Governor names deputy collector to post to replace assessor who resigned. 

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Fireplace blamed for fire that damages Springfield home

Crews say overloaded fire place caused the fire. 

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KSPR Friday Morning Forecast Tracking Winter Weather

Wintry weather on the way

Today, we're looking good with highs in the mid 40s and more sunshine. The wind dies down too - so that's already better than earlier this week.

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Abuse study

Child abuse study finds case worker pay, workload a problem

Study finds too many kids, too few foster families. 

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Fire damages, closes kitchen at Nixa McDonald's

Fire under fryer put out quickly, restaurant closed for repairs. 

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Toddler hospitalized after fall into Phelps County pond

Toddler wandered away from sibling and fell into pond near Rolla. 

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Pot Bust

Truck inspection nets big marijuana haul, one arrest

Troopers inspect truck on I-44, find 800 pounds of marijuana, arrest driver from California. 

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SLIDESHOW: Firefighters battle house fire in Springfield

Firefighters are battling a fire in the 400 block of East Seminole in Springfield.  The fire started shortly before 9:00 a.m.  We have a crew on the scene.

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Developing: Man arrested after assaulting Battlefield police officer

Kyle Mueller was taken into custody late Thursday night following a brief manhunt. Police say he assaulted the officer during an attempted arrest then took off. 


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Missouri Cuba

Nixon to travel to Cuba in March

Governor will lead trade mission with food and ag companies in March. 

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Two men sentenced for Arkansas investment scheme

Men convicted of scamming woman out of $500,000.

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(img1)Crane community speaks out about coach

Crane community stands up for basketball coach

After we posted the story about Crane Basketball Coach Dale Lamberth on Thursday night, many people in that community contacted KSPR News, speaking out in his defense. Some say he did not deserve to be put on paid administrative leave.


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(img1)Dr. John Bentley named 'Springfieldian of the Year'

WATCH: Dr. John Bentley honored as 'Springfieldian of the Year'

Dr. John Bentley accepted the annual 'Springfieldian of the Year' honor at the annual Chamber of Commerce's annual meeting Friday night.

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VIDEO String of Vehicle Thefts

VIDEO: String of Vehicle Thefts

4 vehicles were stolen in Southwest Springfield, and all on the same morning.

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VIDEO Friday evening weather - Cold Rainy Weekend

VIDEO: Friday evening weather - Cold & Rainy Weekend

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the rain chances for this weekend.

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Tsui's battle with cancer

An animal that was rescued from poor conditions in 2014, has been diagnosed with bone cancer. She will be put to sleep on Friday.

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Fundraising for Officer Pearson's family

A special meeting took place on Thursday night to highlight and coordinate fundraising events around Springfield.

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Crane coach could be out of a job

Basketball is a big deal for the small town. The Crane Pirates are currently 18-2 and ranked number one in Class 2.  Coach Dale Lamberth is the reigning SWCL Coach of the Year, and he has a record of 66-12 for his three seasons as their basketball coach. Needless to say, the school board’s decision has the whole town talking.

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New Signal Timing in Springfield

VIDEO: New Signal Timing in Springfield

Public Works is working to improve traffic flow in the city.

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VIDEO Thursday evening weather - Rain Snow This Weekend

VIDEO: Thursday evening weather - Rain & Snow This Weekend

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at who may get the rain and who may get the snow.

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Coming together for Officer Aaron Pearson

Springfield officers hope to give injured officer Aaron Pearson a voice.

KSPR's Lauren Pozen explains why officers say they are going to stand up and speak for injured officer Aaron Pearson.

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What winter road construction means for your drive

What winter road construction means for your drive around Springfield

KSPR's Sheena Elzie explains why MoDOT has crews ahead of schedule on projects.

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VIDEO: Crews fight fire on N. Ethyl in Springfield

Crews responded to call on N. Ethyl at about 8:30 a.m.

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Retracing the crime: The shooting of Officer Pearson

On Wednesday, Joshua Hagood is charged with shooting a Springfield Police Officer. The details surrounding the shooting are also made public.

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VIDEO Veteran Foster Care

VIDEO: Veteran Foster Care

A new program in Southwest Missouri will give veterans an alternative to nursing homes.

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VIDEO Wednesday evening weather - Weekend snow chances

VIDEO: Wednesday evening weather - Weekend snow chances.

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at when these warm temperatures come to an end and wintry precipitation arrives.

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No blurred lines in law enforcement

KSPR's Lauren Pozen reports how the lines aren't blurred when it comes to law enforcement and how everyone comes together during difficult times. 

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Josh Hagood's grandmother speaks out

Following Monday's shooting, the man arrested in the case has still not been charged with the crime. His grandmother speaks out.

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VIDEO: Local Senator supports elderly care bill

Sen. David Sater, (R) Cassville, expresses support for a bill that would encourage more family involvement in the care of elderly long-term care facility residents. 

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KSPR Wednesday Weather Forecast Wicked Winds

KSPR Wednesday Weather Forecast: Wicked Winds

KSPR Meteorologist Lindsey Slater

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New details: Suspect for shooting of Springfield officer was arrested hours before

KSPR's Sheena Elzie reveals the man arrested in the shooting of a Springfield police officer was in custody five hours before the incident.

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VIDEO How to make sure you don't buy a stolen car

VIDEO: How to make sure you don't buy a stolen car

On average of about three motor vehicles were stolen each day in Springfield last year.

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(img1)Ozark alderman review dog bite ordinance

If a dog bites an intruder, who should get punished?

Currently, if a dog bites someone in the city, the dog’s owner is required to have it quarantined for ten days, no matter what. Ozark Veterinarian Richard Linn says it’s an important safety precaution, because the rabies vaccine isn’t 100% effective.  But a city leader says there should be an exception to the rule. 

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Community signs card at mall for wounded officer

Local radio station places card for Battlefield Mall shoppers to sign for Officer Aaron Pearson. 

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Falcons reportedly will name Quinn coach on Tuesday

The worst-kept secret in the NFL will finally become official on Tuesday when Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is named head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, according to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. For the past few weeks,...

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Canadiens 1, Capitals 0 (OT)

MONTREAL -- Left winger Max Pacioretty scored in overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 1-0 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday afternoon at Bell Centre. Goaltender Carey Price stopped 36 shots for Montreal (32-13-3) while Brade...

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What Super Bowl? The Ad Bowl has already begun

The Super Bowl is Sunday evening, but the Ad Bowl is already underway.

Some Super Bowl advertisers have been previewing their ads for days, trying to maximize their multimillion dollar investments. Others are keeping their ads under wraps until game t...

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Kenji Goto Japanese ISIS hostage

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ISIS: Second Japanese hostage beheaded

(CNN) -- A newly-distributed ISIS release appears to show the decapitated body of captive Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, after an English-language lecture is given by masked ISIS executioner "Jihadi John" to the people of Japan.

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Video: ISIS purportedly beheads hostage

A newly distributed ISIS release appears to show the decapitated body of captive Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, after an English-language lecture is given by masked ISIS executioner "Jihadi John" to the people of Japan.

The 1-minute, seven-second vid...

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Recap: Illinois 60, Penn State 58

Illinois 60, Penn State 58: Malcolm Hill scored 27 points and scored the go-ahead basket with 4.5 seconds remaining as the host Fighting Illini held off the Nittany Lions.Hill shot 4-of-5 from 3-point range and 10-of-15 overall for Illinois...

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Recap: Tulsa 78, USF 71 (OT)

Tulsa 78, USF 71 (OT): Rashad Smith scored 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting as the host Golden Hurricane outlasted the Bulls in overtime in American Athletic Conference action.James Woodard added 16 points, including a team-high four 3-pointer...

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Wisconsin gets fifth straight win vs. Iowa

Illinois 60, Penn State 58: Malcolm Hill scored 27 points and scored the go-ahead basket with 4.5 seconds remaining as the host Fighting Illini held off the Nittany Lions.Hill shot 4-of-5 from 3-point range and 10-of-15 overall for Illinois...

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Source: Ukraine talks in Minsk yield no deal

No agreement was reached in Belarus on Saturday in talks aimed at ending months of deadly fighting between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian rebels, a diplomat with knowledge of the discussions said.

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Bodies under sheets Ukraine

Shelling kills 12 in eastern Ukraine

In the mist, artillery shells edge nearer the city's center.

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Chancellor's knee injury reportedly just a bruise

Washington looked like it was turning its season back around with three straight wins but has dropped its last two games as the final third of the regular season looms. The Huskies will try to stop the slide when they host California on Sun...

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Preview: California at Washington

Washington looked like it was turning its season back around with three straight wins but has dropped its last two games as the final third of the regular season looms. The Huskies will try to stop the slide when they host California on Sun...

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U.S., Russian cross Pacific in balloon

They didn't go around the world, but then again it didn't take them close to 80 days. Regardless, it's likely Jules Verne would be very proud of American Troy Bradley and Russian Leonid Tiukhtyaev, who together broke records crossing the Pacific toge...

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Arrest made in body parts in suitcase killing

A 59-year-old man was arrested early Saturday in connection with the grisly discovery of body parts in a suitcase left on a San Francisco sidewalk.

Mark Andrus was booked for murder, San Francisco Police Department spokeswoman Grace Gatpandan said.

Po...

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Top 25 roundup: Pitt knocks off Notre Dame

PITTSBURGH -- James Robinson's jumper with 12 seconds left put Pittsburgh ahead and he added a clinching free throw with 1.6 seconds remaining as the Panthers knocked off No. 8 Notre Dame 76-72 on Saturday, ending the Fighting Irish's five-...

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John Berman: Rooting for Patriots after all

I am all in.

Go Patriots.

Win. By a lot.

Some of you who follow this space will know I have had a somewhat tortured two weeks reconciling my genetic predisposition to be a Patriots fan, with my disdain for breaking the rules. (Some of you probably don't...

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Pittsburgh 76, Notre Dame 72

PITTSBURGH -- James Robinson's jumper with 12 seconds left put Pittsburgh ahead and he added a clinching free throw with 1.6 seconds remaining as the Panthers knocked off No. 8 Notre Dame, 76-72, on Saturday, ending the Fighting Irish's fiv...

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Recap: Seton Hall 90, Xavier 82

Seton Hall 90, Xavier 82: Sterling Gibbs scored 22 points as the Pirates outlasted the visiting Musketeers in a foul-plagued Big East Conference contest. Freshman guard Isaiah Whitehead (foot stress fracture) returned from a nine-game abse...

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Owl attack

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Oregon man says owl hit his head twice

Ron Jaecks of Salem says he was jogging when an owl swooped down and struck him on the head twice. Other people in the area also have reported being attacked by an owl.

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In football they trust: Polynesians' pipeline to the American dream

There are only about 300,000 Samoans and Tongans in America but their impact in one of the most American sports of all time is huge.

"As Polynesian kids, we were much bigger than the other kids in high school so it was natural for us to excel and do w...

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Chancellor's knee injury reportedly just a bruise

Tennessee 71, Auburn 63: Armani Moore scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the host Volunteers spoiled ex-coach Bruce Pearl's return to Thompson-Boling Arena.Kevin Punter scored 17 points - including 3-of-4 beyond the arc - Josh Rich...

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Recap: Seton Hall 90, Xavier 82

Seton Hall 90, Xavier 82: Sterling Gibbs scored 22 points as the Pirates outlasted the visiting Musketeers in a foul-plagued Big East Conference contest. Freshman guard Isaiah Whitehead (foot stress fracture) returned from a nine-game abse...

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West Virginia 77, Texas Tech 58

Seton Hall 90, Xavier 82: Sterling Gibbs scored 22 points as the Pirates outlasted the visiting Musketeers in a foul-plagued Big East Conference contest. Freshman guard Isaiah Whitehead (foot stress fracture) returned from a nine-game abse...

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Recap: Tennessee 71, Auburn 63

Tennessee 71, Auburn 63: Armani Moore scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the host Volunteers spoiled ex-coach Bruce Pearl's return to Thompson-Boling Arena.Kevin Punter scored 17 points - including 3-of-4 beyond the arc - Josh Rich...

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Mass Rising

'Draft' picks: Seattle vs. New England beers

The New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks hail from two of the finest craft beer regions in the U.S.

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Pittsburgh 76, Notre Dame 72

No. 17 West Virginia 77, Texas Tech 58: Devin Williams went 7-of-9 from the floor and had 18 points and eight rebounds as the Mountaineers pulled away from the visiting Red Raiders.Daxter Miles Jr. added 12 points and three steals and Juwan...

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Recap: West Virginia 77, Texas Tech 58

No. 17 West Virginia 77, Texas Tech 58: Devin Williams went 7-of-9 from the floor and had 18 points and eight rebounds as the Mountaineers pulled away from the visiting Red Raiders.Daxter Miles Jr. added 12 points and three steals and Juwan...

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Super Props: Investing in the big game

Temple 55, Tulane 37: Quenton DeCosey scored 17 points and pulled down seven rebounds as the Owls turned up the defensive intensity to down the visiting Green Wave in American Athletic Conference play.Will Cummings added 13 points, six rebo...

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Recap: Temple 55, Tulane 37

Temple 55, Tulane 37: Quenton DeCosey scored 17 points and pulled down seven rebounds as the Owls turned up the defensive intensity to down the visiting Green Wave in American Athletic Conference play.Will Cummings added 13 points, six rebo...

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Wisconsin 74, Iowa 63

No. 5 Wisconsin 74, Iowa 63: Frank Kaminsky recorded 24 points and nine rebounds as the visiting Badgers defeated the Hawkeyes in Big Ten play for their fourth straight victory.Nigel Hayes contributed 14 points and three assists while Sam D...

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Recap: Wisconsin 74, Iowa 63

No. 5 Wisconsin 74, Iowa 63: Frank Kaminsky recorded 24 points and nine rebounds as the visiting Badgers defeated the Hawkeyes in Big Ten play for their fourth straight victory.Nigel Hayes contributed 14 points and three assists while Sam D...

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Springfield woman cashes in big with stop for coffee

Lottery ticket pays $50,000 prize for Springfield woman.

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