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Local car shops inundated with flooded engines from rain

Local car shops inundated with flooded engines from rain

After sudden and fast rain hit the Ozarks, car shops saw a lot of people who had flooded their engines.

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Controversial Letter Sent to Fire Captain

Springfield Attorney Dee Wampler sends a letter to an Ozark Fire Captain about same-sex benefits.

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Wednesday Evening Forecast Storms Still Possible Thursday

Wednesday Evening Forecast: Storms Still Possible Thursday

We could see more showers and thunderstorms heading into Thursday morning but nothing like the flooding like the flooding we saw Wednesday.

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Kenneth Haymes

Missing man is found

Kenneth Haymes had been missing since Sept. 5.

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Greenwood School

Supporters of 2 historic 1-room schools celebrate milestones

Greenwood School between Strafford and Marshfield is 100 years old.  Volunteers recently did some preservation work on it.

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Arc of the Ozarks investigates theft from group home

Arc of the Ozarks investigates theft from group home

Administrators of the non-profit organization believe an employee stole cash and gift cards from a group home in Springfield.

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State investigates theft at Arc of the Ozarks group home

Arc of the Ozarks leaders say the suspect an employee stole from one of their group homes in south Springfield. They're determined to find the person who stole from the venerable. 

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Forum on Friday focuses on ways state could fight children's obesity

A state panel is holding the meeting in central Springfield.  It wants to give the Legislature ways that the state could help prevent obesity in children.

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Yen to Zen: Ocean Zen will move to Mr. Yen's location

Mr. Yen's closed last spring after being open 16 years.  Ocean Zen has been open for 10 years.  When it moves this winter, it will be in its third location in Springfield.

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Century Elementary in Nixa deals with power outage

Schools across the Ozarks lose power during rainstorm

The wet weather caused some problems at schools across the Ozarks. In Nixa, it was lights out at three schools for part of the morning.

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Photos: 2 guys have fun in city park turned into lake

Jennifer Adams sent these photos of two guys who were paddling and swimming on Wednesday at Kirkwood Park just off Seminole Street between Glenstone and Lone Pine avenues, just east of the Brentwood branch library.

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Missouri House chamber

Group wants all H.S. seniors in Missouri to pass citizenship test

Former Gov. Bob Holden and other political leaders say the test is necessary to educate students on democracy.

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Fraud by Prime, Inc., salesman brings prison, order for restitution

Investigators say Travis Honaker embezzled at least $945,000 over a five-year period.

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Man who asked for girl's sexually explicit photos gets long prison term

Ezra Robert Gramm has been convicted in both state and federal courts.

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Slideshow: Heavy rain floods Tracker Road in Nixa

The heavy rain has led to flooding in Christian County too.  This is video from Tracker Road and Raspberry.

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WATCH: Heavy rain floods Tracker Road in Nixa

The heavy rain has led to flooding in Christian County too.  This is video from Tracker Road and Raspberry.

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Long honored with small business award

National Federation of Independent Business named Long a Guardian of Small Business.

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PHOTOS: Century Elementary in Nixa spends morning in the dark.

Century Elementary School in Nixa lost power during the thunder storm Wednesday morning. Principal Dr. Jennifer Chastain shared these pictures of the kids making the best of it. 


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Flash floods leave drivers stranded

Driver gets stuck trying to get through 3 feet of water

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PHOTOS: Heavy rains pelt Springfield Wednesday morning

Heavy rain brought high water to the area of Kansas Expressway and West Sunshine


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MSU Missouri State University campus

MSU continues enrollment growth

The overall system and the Springfield campus have never had more students than they do this semester.

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Pictures: Heavy rain fills Fassnight Park in Springfield

More than two inches of rain fell in a short period Wednesday morning in Springfield.  These are images from a water-logged Fassnight Park.

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WATCH: Heavy rain leads to flooding in central Springfield Wednesday

Nearly two inches of rain fell on Springfield in a short period of time Wednesday morning.  The high water made travel treacherous across the Ozarks during the morning hours.

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Early morning fire destroys Branson home

Fire crews say home appeared to be vacant when it burned. 

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Office of Senator Claire McCaskill

McCaskill questions auto safety regulators

Missouri senator questions NHTSA leader about auto safety enforcement.

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Joplin tornado aid worker sentenced for fraud

Woman who worked at disaster relief agency sentenced for fraud involving Joplin tornado

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Springfield airport gets near perfect safety inspection

Airport receives highest rating for tenth straight year.

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KSPR Wednesday Weather Forecast Storms today

Sct'd Storms Throughout the Day

Today we're tracking scattered showers and thunderstorms along a stall front to our west. The thunderstorm clusters will start in our northwest and progress south and east throughout the afternoon.

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Missouri mayor accused of stealing from town

Missouri mayor, treasurer accused of stealing money from village account

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How a car seat is installed can be the difference between life and death

Cox Health recommends parents get help from a certified technician. 

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Preview: UNLV at Houston

Houston is hoping the opening of its new on-campus facility will spur the Cougars on to a big season when conference play finally begins. However, despite recording the largest home crowd since 1991, the Cougars dropped their home opener in...

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Preview: Rutgers at Navy

Quarterbacks will be in the spotlight when Navy hosts Rutgers on Saturday, but for completely opposite reasons. While the Midshipmen seem to have two consistent signal-callers under center, the Scarlet Knights don't know if they even have o...

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Much-hyped Castillo makes debut for Red Sox

PITTSBURGH -- Nothing involving the Boston Red Sox happens outside the spotlight. There is still a throng of media covering the team, even though Boston is last in the American League East a year after winning the World Series. Outfielder R...

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Anatomy of ISIS: How 'Islamic State' is run

Put yourself in the shoes (and sixth-century black robes) of ISIS' Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the mysterious boss of the terror group that is striking fear into the hearts of leaders around the world.

In the past couple of years you've managed to avoid dr...

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Preview: San Jose State at Minnesota

Minnesota will be limping into its non-conference finale Saturday against visiting San Jose State. Starting quarterback Mitch Leidner, who left last week's loss to Texas Christian with what's being called a turf-toe injury, is the key healt...

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A's at crossroads after brutal loss to Rangers

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Some losses are tougher to take than others. Closer Sean Doolittle and the Oakland Athletics know that all too well after collapsing in the ninth inning Wednesday night and losing 6-1 to the surging Texas Rangers. The A's...

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Police: Still no suspect in Thai beach deaths

Thai police are still searching for suspects in the killings of two British tourists on an idyllic resort island, with DNA tests not matching evidence found on the female victim's body.

Provincial police chief Kiatthipong Khaosumarng said that 12 DNA ...

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Preview: Indiana at Missouri

No individual in the country has been responsible for more points this season than Missouri's Maty Mauk, but perhaps no player has been as dominant as Indiana's Tevin Coleman. Seeking their seventh 4-0 start in the last nine years, the 19th...

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Angels blank Mariners, then clinch AL West title

No individual in the country has been responsible for more points this season than Missouri's Maty Mauk, but perhaps no player has been as dominant as Indiana's Tevin Coleman. Seeking their seventh 4-0 start in the last nine years, the 19th...

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Struggling vets Lackey, Wacha to rejoin Cardinals rotation

ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright did what every ace aspires to do in the heat of a pennant race: Summon up his best stuff and command, resulting in a shutout of Milwaukee that kept St. Louis 2 1/2 games ahead of hard-charging Pittsburgh in the ...

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Preview: Louisville at Florida International

Florida International hopes to fare better against Louisville this weekend than it did in last season's meeting, but the truth is that it really can't go any worse. The Golden Panthers host the Cardinals on Saturday, nearly one year to the ...

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Preview: Miami (Fla.) at Nebraska

Despite only a 10-game history, the rivalry between Miami (Fla.) and Nebraska may be one of the most significant in college football in the last 30 years. From the Hurricanes upsetting the Cornhuskers in 1984 for their first national title ...

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5 movements that could learn from Scotland

"Do you agree that Scotland should be an independent country?"

This is the question the people of Scotland will be asked today as the country holds a referendum that could see an independent Scotland by 2016.

Engagement in Scotland is at record levels,...

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Preview: Indiana at Missouri

No individual in the country has been responsible for more points this season than Missouri's Maty Mauk, but perhaps no player has been as dominant as Indiana's Tevin Coleman. Seeking their seventh 4-0 start in the last nine years, the 19th...

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Preview: Brewers at Cardinals

The Milwaukee Brewers have been tormented over the years by Adam Wainwright and now must face another nemesis in the finale of their three-game series against the host St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. After falling victim to a complete game...

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Recap: Rangers 6, Athletics 1

Rangers 6, Athletics 1: J.P Arencibia belted a three-run homer during a six-run ninth inning as visiting Texas stunned Oakland.Rougned Odor doubled home the tying run off closer Sean Doolittle (1-4) and Adam Rosales collected three hits as ...

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Ebola patients buying survivors' blood

As hospitals in nations hardest hit by Ebola struggle to keep up, desperate patients are turning to the black market to buy blood from survivors of the virus, the World Health Organization warned.

The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has killed at...

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Angels 5, Mariners 0

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Angels were forced to wait late into the night Wednesday to uncork their American League West title celebration, but their patience paid off. Their 5-0 win over the Seattle Mariners, coupled with the Texas...

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Hamels, Phillies take care of Padres

SAN DIEGO -- Philadelphia Phillies ace Cole Hamels has no problems going home to San Diego. "I've always liked pitching in this ballpark, although it feels like they're making it smaller," the left-hander said Wednesday night after holding ...

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Scotland independence vote

Scotland votes in independence referendum

Scotland's voters headed to the polls Thursday to cast their ballots in the country's landmark independence referendum.

There, they will face a straightforward yes/no question: Should Scotland be an independent country?

More than 4.2 million people hav...

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House approves plan to assist Syrian rebels

The House on Wednesday approved President Obama's request to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against ISIS.

With significant opposition to the proposal in both parties, the vote was 273 -156. More than one third of the House -- 71 Republicans ...

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America's most foul-mouthed states

Who's got America's biggest potty mouth? The answer may surprise you.

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Meg Ryan in 1983 Burger King commercial

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Before they were famous: Celebrity commercials

Not everybody starts at the top, and that includes celebrities. In that spirit, click on to see 30 commercials featuring some of your favorite TV and movie stars before they were famous.

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Jimi Hendrix in Woodstock documentary

Warner Bros. Entertainment

On this day: September 18

America takes out its first loan, The New York Times and the United States Air Force are born, guitar legend Jimi Hendrix dies, and "The Guiding Light" ends after 72 years, all on this day.

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Recap: Rangers 6, Athletics 1

Rangers 6, Athletics 1: J.P Arencibia belted a three-run homer in a six-run ninth inning as as visiting Texas stunned Oakland.Rougned Odor doubled home the tying run off closer Sean Doolittle (1-4) and Adam Rosales collected three hits as t...

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Game roundup: Dodgers' lead cut after Rockies rout LA

DENVER -- The outburst by the Colorado Rockies was sudden and sustained, early and decisive. They pounced on Dodgers spot starter Carlos Frias for eight runs in the first inning Wednesday and overwhelmed Los Angeles 16-2, reaching a season ...

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Recap: Phillies 5, Padres 2

Phillies 5, Padres 2: Cole Hamels struck out nine in seven innings and Ben Revere recorded two hits and two RBIs as visiting Philadelphia knocked off San Diego.Freddy Galvis also drove in a pair of runs and Darin Ruf notched two hits and sc...

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Recap: Angels 5, Mariners 0

Derek Jeter begins the final homestand of his career when the New York Yankees open a four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday in a matchup of teams trying to fend off elimination in the American League wild-card chase. Je...

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Recap: Phillies 5, Padres 2

Phillies 5, Padres 2: Cole Hamels struck out nine in seven innings and Ben Revere drove in a pair as visiting Philadelphia knocked off San Diego.Freddy Galvis added two RBIs and Darin Ruf had two hits and scored twice for the Phillies, who ...

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Cain, Aoki lead Royals past White Sox

Phillies 5, Padres 2: Cole Hamels struck out nine in seven innings and Ben Revere drove in a pair as visiting Philadelphia knocked off San Diego.Freddy Galvis added two RBIs and Darin Ruf had two hits and scored twice for the Phillies, who ...

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Preview: Blue Jays at Yankees

Derek Jeter begins the final homestand of his career when the New York Yankees open a four-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday in a matchup of teams trying to fend off elimination in the American League wild-card chase. Je...

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NFL enduring off-field PR nightmares

The bad news kept piling on the National Football League on Wednesday with the arrest of an Arizona Cardinals player.

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Preview: Indians at Astros

The Cleveland Indians technically are still alive in the American League wild-card race but are going to need some help over the last 11 games. The Indians will try to take care of their own business by earning a series win when they visit ...

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