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Springfield man charged with making a terrorist threat

Police say man threatened specific officers, police headquarters.

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Arkansas opens 2016 at home against UTEP

#18 Arkansas hosts UTEP in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

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Mizzou opens new season hosting in-state guest

#24 Missouri opens 2015 season at home against SE Missouri. 

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KSPR Friday Morning Forecast Some storms for the holiday

Thunderstorms on the rise this weekend

Heat index! Say what? Yup, it's back. Today's highs will top out near 91° with a heat index near 95 or so. Sunshine will continue as well.

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Arkansas governor heading trade mission to Cuba

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is leading a delegation to Cuba to promote the state's agriculture in the wake of the U.S. embassy reopening in Havana.

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Part of Kearney Street is shut down after a crash in North Springfield

Police closed traffic in both directions on West Kearney after a crash early Friday morning.

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11-year-old St. Louis boy shoots and kills persistent teen intruder

St. Louis County police say an 11-year-old boy fatally shot a 16-year-old intruder during a home invasion.

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Should Islam be taught in schools as part of history?

One parent in Nixa Schools is speaking out after learning what his daughter is studying in school. Islam is part of a class on the history of "Religions in the Middle East."

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Two dozen cows missing in Barry County

Two dozen cows are missing from a field in Barry County. While sheriff’s deputies are investigating the loss as a crime, the cows’ owner describes it as more of a mystery.


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VIDEO: Dog and owner reunion goes wrong

A Humansville rescue organization attempts to reunite a dog and his owner, but the unexpected happens.

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Springfield man charged with making a terrorist threat

Police say man threatened specific officers, police headquarters.

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Man convicted in deadly shooting in Springfield neighborhood

Jonathan Greer convicted of involuntary manslaughter, armed criminal action.

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Some holiday weekend rain

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty shows you what part of your weekend could see some rain.

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Pulaski County Heroin

"I've seen so many horrible, absolute sickening things"

Herion user warns about the dangers of the drug

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VIDEO Thursday evening weather - Weekend storms possible

VIDEO: Thursday evening weather - Weekend storms possible

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the chance for rain during this holiday weekend.

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Fall colors are early this year

If you think some of the fall colors you're seeing are a little early...you are correct.

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Kraft Heinz expands Kraft Singles recall

The recall covers 1-, 3- and 4-pound Kraft Singles American and White American cheese product sold in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and 10 other countries and territories.

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9th person pleads guilty for false income tax returns scheme

Heather Drennen, 32, of Cameron, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David Rush to making a false and fraudulent income tax return.

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Sex offender absconders

How sex offenders who fail to register are tracked down

Missouri requires sex offenders to register every 90 days, but sometimes that doesn't happen. Take a look at the Missouri State Highway Patrol website, where it lists all of them.

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Hot car baby

Passerby helps save baby left in hot car in Springfield parking lot

Man called for help after finding toddler sweating and crying in a National Ave. parking lot. 

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'Live United' during United Way special Friday

Television and radio stations in Springfield are proving they 'Live United' with a special one-hour program highlighting the United Way.  It airs on each of the local stations beginning at 7:00 p.m. Friday.

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Taney County burglars

2 are in custody for storage unit burglaries in Taney County

Officers arrested them on Thursday and detectives are preparing probable cause statements that could lead to charges from the prosecuting attorney.

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Dennis Milligan

Ethics Commission to investigate complaint against Arkansas treasurer

The Arkansas Ethics Commission will investigate portions of an ethics complaint filed against Arkansas Treasurer Dennis Milligan last month.

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The croup is What's Going Around

Health care pros are dealing with kids suffering from breathing problems. 

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Two convenience stores robbed in Springfield

Police say suspect used rifle; similar descriptions given in both robberies. 

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KSPR Thursday Morning Forecast Hot and humid conditions

Stagnant weather pattern continues

Today we still have high pressure anchored to the east...bringing in the gulf moisture which attributes to a hot and humid day.

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Missouri election

Tax vote in district with only one voter cancelled

Columbia panel cancels plans for election; sole voter in district would have voted no. 

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Incredible Pizza Company announces expansion at Springfield restaurant

The expansion is expected to be completed by the first week of December. 

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iPhone stops bullet during armed robbery of student

iPhone stops bullet during armed robbery of student

A device you likely take with you everywhere is now being credited with saving the life of a college student.

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Marshfield water tests positive for bacteria

After a test from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, results show that Marshfield is in violation of a drinking water standard. But no boil order is necessary.

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Fighting the fire with fewer volunteers

Volunteer firefighters: They work for free and they’re more common than you might think. But fire chiefs across the Ozarks say they’re having trouble recruiting volunteers, and it’s a national struggle that has continued for years.

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(img1)WATCH: Farmers search for two-dozen missing cows

WATCH: Farmers search for two-dozen missing cows

Two dozen cows are missing from a field in Barry County. While sheriff’s deputies are investigating the loss as a crime, the cows’ owner describes it as more of a mystery.


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VIDEO: Dog and owner reunion goes wrong

A Humansville rescue organization attempts to reunite a dog and his owner, but the unexpected happens.

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VIDEO Thursday evening weather - Weekend storms possible

VIDEO: Thursday evening weather - Weekend storms possible

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the chance for rain during this holiday weekend.

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Sex offender absconders

Sex offender absconders

KSPR's Lauren Pozen reports on sex offenders who don't register and the consequences they face.

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'Live United' during United Way special Friday

Television and radio stations in Springfield are proving they 'Live United' with a special one-hour program highlighting the United Way.  It airs on each of the local stations beginning at 7:00 p.m. Friday.

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VIDEO: The croup is What's Going Around

KSPR's Lindsey Slater reports. 

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WATCH: Fighting the fire with fewer volunteers

Volunteer firefighters: They work for free and they’re more common than you might think. But fire chiefs across the Ozarks say they’re having trouble recruiting volunteers, and it’s a national struggle that has continued for years.

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Wednesday evening weather - Arrival of cooler temps

Wednesday evening weather - Arrival of cooler temps.

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at when some cooler weather arrives.

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(img1)Keeping police safe

How police in the Ozarks are coping with latest string of officer deaths

The slayings of more than 20 police officers this year have turned national attention toward the risks of policing.

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Branson Jail Changes

KSPR's Jonathan Wahl Reports.

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WATCH: Popular Table Rock Lake beach reopening after summer flooding

KSPR's Sheena Elzie shows us what had to happen to reopen Moonshine Beach on Table Rock Lake.

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WATCH: Missouri POST Commission asks for suggestions on officer training

KSPR's Sheena Elzie explains why police are asking the people for suggestions for training officers.

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Teens arrested after botched robbery and stabbing

Teens arrested after botched robbery and stabbing

Two Gassville teens were arrested on Monday for trying to kill a 44-year-old man. The Baxter County sheriff says the teen girls lured the man to a marina east of Mountain Home by telling him they would have sex with him, and then stabbed him multiple times.

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VIDEO Tuesday evening weather - More of the same

VIDEO: Tuesday evening weather - More of the same

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty with a look at more warm temperatures.

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Lawrence County 911

KSPR's Jonathan Wahl Reports.

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WATCH: Springfield Police ask for your suggestions in how it trains officers

KSPR's Sheena Elzie reports on how you can help the Springfield Police Department improve.

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KSPR Tuesday Morning Forecast Hot and humid

KSPR Tuesday Morning Forecast: Hot and humid

KSPR Meteorologist Lindsey Slater

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(img1)Eureka Springs firefighter recovering in Springfield burn unit

Eureka Springs firefighter recovering in Springfield burn unit

Eureka Springs Fire Chief Randy Ates says a vacant mobile home caught fire Saturday night, and two firefighters went in to put it out. But when something went wrong with one of their air packs, and a firefighter was airlifted to Springfield.

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Jobs August

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Unemployment rate dips, 173,000 jobs added in August

The U.S. Labor Department says 173,000 jobs were added in the month of August, and the unemployment rate dropped to 5.1 percent.

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Google: New Chrome is faster and will save your battery

Google has released a new version of Chrome that it claims will make your browser faster and give your laptop battery extra life.

Chrome is the world's most-used browser, but it ain't perfect. All those nifty Chrome extensions and useful background ap...

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Who is Kentucky clerk Kim Davis?

She stands at the crossroads of a controversy between same-sex marriage and faith.

Kim Davis is the clerk of Rowan County, Kentucky. And she finds herself in jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples after the U.S. Supreme Court lega...

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Rubio, Clinton pitch to Puerto Rico

Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio are forgoing the early primary states for separate trips Friday to Puerto Rico -- even though residents of the U.S. territory can't vote in the general election for president.

Puerto Rican voters can however take part i...

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Arkansas opens 2016 at home against UTEP

#18 Arkansas hosts UTEP in the first-ever meeting between the two schools.

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U.S. unemployment rate hits 5.1%, lowest in 7 years

Talk about a toss up. The state of U.S. jobs is pretty healthy. But the latest jobs report presented a mixed bag of news.

First the good: the U.S. unemployment rate fell to 5.1%, down by nearly half since the peak (10%) during the Great Recession.

Whil...

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Donald Trump's most provocative quotes

Since announcing his presidential campaign in June, Donald Trump has made headlines with a series of provocative quotes and comments. Check out some of the most notable, as compiled and transcribed by eonline.com and other sources.

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European migrant crisis at a glance

Europe is in the midst of an unprecedented human migration. Fleeing war, fearing for their life and dreaming of a better life far from the poverty and upheaval of their unstable nations, hundreds of thousands are flocking to Europe's shores. The migr...

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States with the highest jobless rates

While unemployment have been steadily falling nationwide, these states just can't seem to catch a break.

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Hong Kong defies logic to draw with China

Hong Kong continues to punch above its weight in World Cup qualifying after it claimed a 0-0 draw against China in Shenzen.

China's 1.4 billion population might dwarf Hong Kong's 7.2 million, but it was the former British colony that got the better of...

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Police: 11-year-old fatally shoots intruder, 16, in St. Louis County

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County police say an 11-year-old boy fatally shot a 16-year-old intruder during a home invasion, but some neighbors say they don't believe that account.

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URGENT - Hungary migrant train police

(CNN) -- Hungarian riot police pushed refugees back onto a train which has been at a standstill in Bicske, west of Budapest, for the past day, a CNN team witnessed Friday afternoon. The police appeared to be sealing the train, according to the CNN te...

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Mizzou opens new season hosting in-state guest

#24 Missouri opens 2015 season at home against SE Missouri. 

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Officials: 3 hurt in University of Arkansas machete attack

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Officials say a man with a machete injured two people during an attack in a wooded area of the University of Arkansas campus.

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4 plead guilty in London jewel heist

Four men pleaded guilty Friday, admitting their role in a spectacular heist in the heart of London's jewelry district.

Quantities of gems and cash were stolen from a safe deposit company in Hatton Garden over the four-day Easter holiday.

John Collins, ...

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170 million wills, estate documents available

You can learn a lot about people from their wills.

You can see who was happily married and who was disappointed in their families. You can see who prized brevity and who parceled out every item as if handled by a loquacious auctioneer with lambskin gl...

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Aylan Kurdi photos: Why world needed to see

The first time I received pictures of a dead child washed ashore was in April. It was sent to me by a Libyan coastguard contact. There was no subject line on the email so I didn't know what to expect.

I had seen photos of corpses being removed from be...

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The Earth has 3 trillion trees, study finds

The good news: A new study finds that there are 3.04 trillion trees on Earth, 7½ times more than previous estimates.

That's more than 3,000,000,000,000. A whopping 12 zeros. Roughly 422 trees -- a tiny forest! -- for every person on the planet.

The bad...

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Ky. clerk's office issues marriage license

With the clerk who had refused them in jail, William Smith Jr. and James Yates on Friday morning became the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in Rowan County, Kentucky.

Pressing through a throng of reporters, Smith and Yates picked u...

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AbilityOne investigation expands

Federal agents from Washington raided Memphis Goodwill this week as part of a growing national fraud investigation into AbilityOne, the top taxpayer-funded program that provides work to disabled workers, according to inside sources.

More than two doze...

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Trump stumped on foreign policy, hits 'gotcha' questions

Donald Trump stumbled when asked about the heads of major terrorist organizations on Thursday and then lashed out at what he called a "gotcha question."

Trump, the front-runner for the GOP nomination, blasted conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt in an ...

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'Empire' fans vie for spot in season 2

Whether they're Team Cookie or Team Boo-Boo Kitty, it's no secret that fans love "Empire," the hit Fox TV show breaking records and winning over critics with its blend of love, hip-hop and unvarnished family drama.

About 16.7 million viewers tuned in ...

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Video might hold clue to Ill. officer's killing

Police may soon have "significant" evidence to announce in this week's killing of an Illinois police officer, including footage from a home security video system in the area of the shooting.

Any video in the area could help authorities determine who s...

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White House staffer resigns

The White House staffer indicted for allegedly shooting at her Capitol Police officer boyfriend has resigned.

According to a White House official, Barvetta Singletary, 37, submitted her resignation effective Aug. 28. The White House accepted her resi...

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URGENT - Kentucky Rowan County Same Sex Marriage License

(CNN) -- William Smith Jr. and James "Jim" Yates on Friday morning became the first same-sex couple to receive a marriage license in Rowan County, Kentucky. The couple received the license from a deputy clerk the day after a federal judge sent County...

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KSPR Friday Morning Forecast Some storms for the holiday

Thunderstorms on the rise this weekend

Heat index! Say what? Yup, it's back. Today's highs will top out near 91° with a heat index near 95 or so. Sunshine will continue as well.

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What will Apple announce on Wednesday?

Despite what a recent Apple invitation promised, Siri is terrible at giving hints.

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Trump: U.S. should 'possibly' accept refugees

Republican front-runner Donald Trump said Friday that the European refugee crisis is "so horrible" that he would consider allowing the U.S. to accept some of the displaced refugees.

When asked whether the United States should assist European countrie...

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11-year-old left alone with sister kills teen

An 11-year-old St. Louis-area boy left alone at home with his 4-year-old sister staved off several home invasion attempts before finally shooting and killing a 16-year-old intruder, according to police.

At least one neighbor, however, offered a differ...

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Trump: Gay marriage the 'law of the land'

Republican front-runner Donald Trump said Friday that he wished a Kentucky county clerk, Kim Davis, was not jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but he added that the Supreme Court has ruled and it is "the law of the la...

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Fans out in force for new Star Wars toys

The force of global commerce was strong Friday. But good luck finding any Captain Phasma toys!

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Princess Charlotte: Worth $5 billion after four months

Talk about sibling rivalry! Prince George will be king one day, but his baby sister is where the money is.

The youngest member of the royal family, four-month old Princess Charlotte, will be worth nearly $5 billion to the British economy, according to...

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Arkansas governor heading trade mission to Cuba

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is leading a delegation to Cuba to promote the state's agriculture in the wake of the U.S. embassy reopening in Havana.

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