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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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Webster Co. Courthouse

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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Tsui's battle with cancer

It's a story we first reported last September. An abandoned, malnourished dog was rescued from a backyard in Springfield. After extensive rehabilitation, she is now facing another battle.

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Controversy in Crane: Top-ranked coach on leave

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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Police search for man after assaulting Battlefield Police Department officer

Police are searching an area west of Springfield for a man who assaulted a Battlefield Police Department officer during an arrest.

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Tricky winter forecast this weekend

Chief meteorologist breaks down the details of this weekends snow chances.

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KSPR partners with City of Springfield for benefit concert for injured officer Aaron Pearson

KSPR is partnering with the City of Springfield to host a benefit concert at the Gillioz Theatre.  

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New Signal Timing in Springfield

Big changes to traffic flow in Springfield

Public Works is updating the signal timing throughout the city.

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Scales of justice

Judge sentences 2 men from Mountain Home for swindling investors of $539,000

One man is going to prison and the other is going to be confined to home for three years.

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Homeless Count Program Today in Springfield

The Homeless Count in Springfield Today

The Homeless Count occurred today in Springfield as the city's homeless went to the fusion center to gather much needed items.

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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

Officers hope to give injured Officer Pearson a voice

The Springfield Police Officer's Association is meeting with members of the business community Thursday night  who want to lend their support to 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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Judge denies bond in first court appearance of accused cop shooter

Judge denies bail, sets preliminary hearing for shooting suspect for Feb. 27.

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Joshua Hagood

Police release list of items seized from van after officer was shot

Police say Joshua Hagood, the suspected shooter, was in the van when it stopped in a neighborhood south of Evangel University, making a police officer suspicious.

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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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Body Cameras

Body Cameras

The use of body cameras for police officers.

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VIDEO Tuesday evening weather - Major changes on the way

VIDEO: Tuesday evening weather - Major changes on the way

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at how our weather changes later this week.

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MLB notebook: Braves, Rockies swap pitchers, catchers

The Atlanta Braves continued to make player moves, trading right-handed pitchers David Hale and Gus Schlosser to the Colorado Rockies on Friday for minor-league catchers Jose Briceno and Chris O'Dowd. Hale pitched in 45 games for the Braves...

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ISIS launches attack on Kirkuk in Iraq

ISIS militants have attacked Kirkuk in northern Iraq, an effort that might be an earnest attempt to capture the key oil-rich city or perhaps to divert Kurdish troops fighting to capture the Islamist extremist group's stronghold of Mosul.

For months, I...

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Hagel: Gitmo transfers source of friction

White House officials pressured Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to increase the pace of detainee transfers from the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay, the outgoing secretary admitted to CNN's Barbara Starr in an interview Friday.

Those comments come just...

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Official: Killer recorded market attack

The terrorist who gunned down four people at a kosher market in eastern Paris earlier this month recorded the attack on a camera, a U.S. intelligence official told CNN on Friday.

The information backed up a report by Eric Pelletier, a national securit...

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Who actually benefits from Obama's 'Middle Class Economics'

President Obama says he's all about the middle class.

He's coined a new term, Middle Class Economics, and released a raft of plans that he says will help these families get ahead. To pay for it, he'd tax the rich.

But not everyone in the middle class ...

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Shake Shack workers get in on IPO riches

It's not just investors that made out like bandits Friday as Shake Shack ended its first day of trading 120% higher than its IPO price. Some of its workers made money, too.

Every Shake Shack manager got stock options Friday, CEO Randy Garutti told CN...

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Man reunited with lost dog

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Man finds his stolen dog during search for new pet

Deciding to move on after his beloved German shepherd was stolen from his backyard 18 months ago wasn't easy for Richard Brower.

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Hawaii Shark Encounter

'Shark Week' becomes 'Summer of the Shark'

Just when you thought it was safe to watch the Discovery channel in the summer...

In a clever promotional gambit, the channel announced on Thursday that "Shark Week," one of its biggest yearly events, will be getting a bit of an expansion in 2015.

This...

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Tampa Bay Humane Society

Custody battle brewing over 'Zombie Cat'

A custody battle could be brewing over the Florida cat that was supposedly thought to be dead, buried and found alive several days later.

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Police: 5 held in sex assault on teen girl

The Englewood, Colorado, school system is urging parents to talk with their children after a sexual assault case involving several students.

Five teenage males have been arrested, four of them juveniles who attend public schools in the Denver suburb o...

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Preview this year's Super Bowl commercials

For many people the action on the field at Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday will be secondary to the commercial breaks. Check out some of the ads to watch for during the big game.

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Titans fire personnel VP Dawson

The Tennessee Titans fired vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson on Friday, and general manager Ruston Webster said they will not replace him. Webster said director of college scouting Blake Beddingfield and pro scouting coordinato...

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SB XLIX: Seahawks S Chancellor added to injury report

As a part of his state of the league address on Friday, commissioner Roger Goodell addressed Deflategate and the ongoing investigation by Ted Wells. Goodell said the investigation is centered around underinflated footballs used in the AFC c...

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3 clues that Romney wasn't going to run

While Mitt Romney announced he wouldn't run for president on Friday, he had personally come to that decision a week prior -- well before he made campaign-style stop in Starkville Mississippi, on Wednesday that kept the national press scrutinizing his...

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Lethal shelling rocks Ukraine city of Donetsk

Twelve people were killed Friday in shelling in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk, an official with the pro-separatist City Council said, as the conflict between the military and pro-Russian separatists escalated in the past week.

CNN could not conf...

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Steiner: The Super Bowl ad you must watch

Of the slew of expensive ads streaming into our living rooms courtesy of this Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX, there's one commercial that I hope all 100 million viewers watch carefully.

It's only 30 seconds long. The visuals pan the inside of a family's hou...

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Judge to jury: Enjoy Super Bowl, be vigilant

To watch or not to watch.

That is the question for 12 jurors and six alternates in the Massachusetts murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez when the region's beloved Patriots play in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday.

On a day in w...

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Super Bowl ad: Snickers

Snickers has released its Super Bowl commercial… and it's calling on two big Hollywood names and a classic sitcom family to sell the candy bar.

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3 arrested after deadly Mexico hospital blast

A gas truck driver and two assistants were arrested Friday in connection with a deadly gas explosion that leveled part of a maternity hospital in Mexico City, killing at least three people and injuring dozens, authorities said.

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Super Bowl ads: What's in, what's out?

CNN's Karin Caifa looks at the trends that are in and out among this year's Super Bowl advertisers.

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Porcupine gives hungry owl a surprise

A hungry great horned owl is now nicknamed “Quill” after he took on a porcupine – and lost.

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Police video: how to survive mass shooting

A stark re-enactment of a gunman in a mass killing is depicted in a new video by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department that says it's trying "to increase the odds for survival" for innocent bystanders.

The video of three gunman scenarios is so v...

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Call center alerts police to alleged assault

A telemarketer making a sales call from Las Vegas helped to end a domestic violence situation 900 miles away in Oregon on Wednesday evening, according law enforcement officials.

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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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Four more minor-leaguers suspended

Minor-league pitcher Tyler Gonzales was suspended for 100 more games and three other minor-leaguers were banned for 50 games Friday for violations of Major League Baseball's drug policy. Gonzales, a right-hander who was suspended 50 games i...

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Orioles, 1B Pearce agree on one-year deal

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan has filed a lawsuit against his longtime financial advisor, seeking more than $1 million in damages, KENS-5 in San Antonio reports. In the lawsuit, Duncan alleges that Charles Banks misused Duncan's $7.5...

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Boehner tug-of-war between moderates, right

House Speaker John Boehner is no longer just taking hits from the right, as moderate Republicans are pulling him back in his direction as well.

As he gets ready to take on the most volatile issue yet in the new Congress -- how to avoid a potential sh...

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Why Mitt Romney bowed out

In the end, as it always has been with Mitt Romney, it was about the data.

Three weeks to the day since he informed a group of Republican financiers in New York that he was serious about a third presidential bid, Romney on Friday finally pulled the pl...

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Radio host Michael Medved says he has cancer

Popular conservative radio host Micahel Medved has stage three throat cancer, and is taking a leave of absence while undergoing treatment.

Medved told his listeners on the air and in a letter on Friday afternoon.

"I always knew that it would take somet...

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Romney exit widens path for Jeb Bush

Mitt Romney's decision to pass on 2016 anoints Jeb Bush as the clear establishment favorite in the Republican presidential race and lays down a challenge to the party's divided conservatives.

Though the first contests will not take place in early voti...

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Suge Knight arrested in fatal hit-and-run

The man whose hit-and-run death led to the arrest of former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was also a former rap label owner as well as a father figure to wayward youths and gang members, a friend said Friday.

Terry Carter, 55, wasn't a product of the...

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Delta pilot locked out of cockpit

An airplane landing without the captain in the cockpit?

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