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Fort Leonard Wood bomb squad arrives

Military bomb surfaces in eastern Greene County

The bomb was found on an abandoned property between Strafford and Rogersville.  A bomb squad from Fort Leonard Wood arrived to take care of it.

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What you need to know about the back-to-school tax holiday

From Friday, August first till Sunday, August third, there won't be any sales tax on back-to-school purchases like clothes, school supplies, computers and software. But the state tax break will only save shoppers 4.25%. 

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Back to School Deals

Back to School Deals

The latest on back to school deals and how you can save.

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Back to School

Health officials say don't wait to the last minute

With summer winding down, back to school time here in the Ozarks for many kids.

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Attorney fights back against K2 charge

Attorney fights back against K2 charge

The Federal Government says two people from Rogersville knew they were selling an illegal product that people used to get high, even advertising it to teens.

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5 are arrested, 3 are charged for brutal beating of elderly man

The fifth suspect was arrested on Tuesday morning.   The victim remains in critical condition in a hospital after being bound with duct tape in his home for a long time.

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Police investigation

Springfield police look for babysitter who refused to give son to mom

The mother told police that she didn't think her son was in physical danger.  The man who had her son is her ex-boyfriend.

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Casting Crowns poster for JQH Arena

Casting Crowns will perform at JQH Arena

The concert is Oct. 31.  Tickets go on sale on Aug. 1.

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Rain returns this week

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the latest round of rain to move into the Ozarks.

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Dog bite victim goes through rabies treatment, cautions pet owners about vaccinations

Local pharmacist Miguel Nunez says the series of 15 shots was more painful than the actual dog bite. He hopes his story will encourage pet owners to keep their veterinary vaccinations up-to-date.

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KSPR Tuesday Morning Forecast Nice Again

Another Taste of Monday

Today, it's a repeat of Monday's weather. Highs getting to the low 80s and humidity remains low as well! Nice for the end of July.

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Springfield Slumlord not endoring rent checks

KSPR continues the investigation into Chris Gatley and his multiple rental properties and the way he conducts his business.

You asked, we listened; a month after KSPR investigated a man who some people call a Springfield slumlord, we continue to get complaints.

KSPR’s Melody Pettit introduced us to Chris Gatley, the man behind 417 Rentals and other rental companies.

KSPR has received dozens of emails and calls complaining about his practices since our first report about him in June. The complaints are about horrible…

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Locals "freaked out" by body found near Stockton Lake

People who live near Stockton Lake can only speculate if it was an accident or if a killer is on the loose.

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Gavel and Scales

Suit contected to behavior by camp counselor

The latest civil suit against Kanakuk Ministries is claiming that the organization allowed Peter Newman to violate its rules and regulations at their camp and did not take any disciplinary actions.

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Suspect Still On the Run after Stealing Patrol Car

Few answers from elected officials after a sheriff's patrol car is stolen. The driver crashed and burned the car, and ran away.

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No answers after stolen patrol car

Elected officials are still not responding to questions after a patrol car was stolen Sunday morning.

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Man who may have stole cop car is charged with stealing private car

Christopher Peebles' father said Sunday that he believes his son was driving this Dade County patrol car before it crashed into another vehicle and burned.  Hours before this crash, he's accused of stealing another car.

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Saudi Arabian citizens charged with kidnapping, rape

Judge finds Saudi Arabian citizen not guilty of sexual assault, kidnapping

Ahmed Alanazi and another man were charged with kidnapping a woman from a nightclub, taking her in a taxi to their apartment, and sexually assaulting her.

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Property crime in the Ozarks

Thieves after smaller ticket items

Police say thieves are after what you leave behind in your vehicle. It is going on across the Ozarks, but in Christian County, police there say it's on the rise.

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Police investigation

Hikers find body next to Stockton Lake

The FBI is investigating because the body was on federal property.

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County clerk opens office on Saturday for absentee voters

The Greene County Clerk's office will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, as well as during business hours on weekdays.

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KSPR Monday Morning Forecast

Cooler Temps to Kick Off the Work Week

After topping out close to 100° over the weekend, this week's temps will feel like night and day. The jet stream has dropped, allowing cooler air to invade the Ozarks. Highs today near 82°.

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Special Ceremony for Greenfield Veteran

Sgt. Derick Hurt lost his legs while serving in Iraq. On Sunday, a special ceremony was held in his honor.

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Helping a Hero

A wounded veteran is getting a new house in Dade County.

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Sheriff's patrol car stolen, destroyed in fiery crash

Dade County car stolen, destroyed in crash south of Greenfield

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Man from Wheaton killed in crash

Driver killed when truck leaves road, overturns

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PHOTOS: Sheriff's Department patrol car destroyed

A Dade County Sheriff's Department unit was destroyed in a crash and fire Sunday. The department has not yet released details of the incident.

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Cases of rabies down in Missouri

Cases down to 14 from 39 at the same time last year

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Carl Edwards

Carl Edwards may be seeking new ride

Columbia native reportedly will leave Roush-Fenway Racing for Joe Gibbs Racing for 2015 NASCAR season

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More VA employees told to falsify data

Roughly half the schedulers at multiple Veterans Affairs hospitals said they received instructions from supervisors to falsify data and hide the true time it took patients to be seen by a doctor after making an appointment, new details from an intern...

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Huge LA water main break

Huge water main break floods LA streets

A water main break causes streets to flood in Los Angeles.

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Leafs sign D Gardiner to 5-year deal

Defenseman Jake Gardiner signed a five-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team announced Tuesday. According to multiple media reports, Gardiner will make $4.05 million per season throughout the deal. USA Today Sports reported t...

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Will latest sanctions on Russia work?

More Russian aggression in Ukraine. More U.S. and European sanctions imposed on Moscow.

What seems like diplomatic tail-chasing so many months into the Ukraine conflict invites questions about how Western powers can defuse the worsening conflict in Ea...

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Surprise Senate highway vote near deadline

Alert: last-minute plot twist on a national issue that may involve your commute.

As the U.S. Highway Trust Fund skids toward an August 1 money shortage, the Senate decided Tuesday to keep the issue in limbo at least a day or two more.

The chamber veer...

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Shujaiya neighborhood, Gaza

Palestinian Information Center

Israel: Ball 'is in Hamas' court'

Hamas and Israel blamed one another Tuesday for the lack of a cease-fire in a conflict that has left more than 1,200 people dead, raising questions about just what it will take to end the fighting in Gaza.

International efforts to broker a deal to end...

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Fort Leonard Wood bomb squad arrives

Military bomb surfaces in eastern Greene County

The bomb was found on an abandoned property between Strafford and Rogersville.  A bomb squad from Fort Leonard Wood arrived to take care of it.

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Scott takes on big challenge as Lakers coach

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The stars were aligned Tuesday morning at Los Angeles Lakers headquarters. None beamed brighter than Earvin "Magic" Johnson. With the Lakers formally introducing Byron Scott as their new head coach, Johnson, who freque...

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Mother, ACLU sue Border Patrol over shooting

U.S. Border Patrol agents who killed a Mexican teenager should be brought to justice, a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday argues, claiming the agents used excessive force when they opened fire.

Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, 16, was shot dead and found fac...

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White House considers deportation options

As Congress wrestles with legislation aimed at easing the southern border crisis, the White House is considering steps President Barack Obama can take on his own to address an immigration system widely viewed as broken and in need of reform.

One poten...

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NBA roundup: Woman named union chief

Michele Roberts was elected executive director of the NBA Players Association nearly 18 months after Billy Hunter was ousted. NBA commissioner Adam Silver confirmed the move late Monday. Roberts is the first woman to be the union's executiv...

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U.S., EU hit Russia with more sanctions

Russia became more isolated Tuesday than it has been at any time since the end of the Cold War after new, hard-hitting sanctions were announced by the European Union and the United States, U.S. officials said.

U.S. President Barack Obama said the meas...

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NFL roundup: Seahawks' Winston signs for one year

Eric Winston signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, who envision the eight-year veteran at right tackle. Winston confirmed the signing via Twitter on Tuesday. "Season finally starts for me today! Looking forward to chasing a ring...

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Scott takes on big challenge as Lakers coach

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The stars were aligned Tuesday morning at Los Angeles Lakers' headquarters. None beamed brighter than Earvin "Magic" Johnson. With the Lakers formally introducing Byron Scott as their new head coach, Johnson, who has f...

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What you need to know about the back-to-school tax holiday

From Friday, August first till Sunday, August third, there won't be any sales tax on back-to-school purchases like clothes, school supplies, computers and software. But the state tax break will only save shoppers 4.25%. 

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Back to School Deals

Back to School Deals

The latest on back to school deals and how you can save.

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Back to School

Back to School

KSPR's Jonathan Harper reports on the immunizations your child needs before they go back to school.

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Back to School

Health officials say don't wait to the last minute

With summer winding down, back to school time here in the Ozarks for many kids.

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Attorney fights back against K2 charge

Attorney fights back against K2 charge

The Federal Government says two people from Rogersville knew they were selling an illegal product that people used to get high, even advertising it to teens.

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Mississippi's abortion clinic can stay open

Mississippi's lone abortion clinic can stay open, after a federal appeals court Tuesday ruled against a law that effectively would have shut it down -- contending that it's not right to simply pass the buck to other states.

Tuesday's decision by the 5...

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McDonald's may be liable for worker lawsuits

Facing a barrage of lawsuits from fast food worker groups seeking fair treatment and compensation, McDonald's could be on the verge of losing one of its main protections.

The National Labor Relations Board's top lawyer on Tuesday determined that McDo...

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Attorney fights back against K2 charge

Attorney fights back against K2 charge

KSPR's Lauren Pozen spoke with John Kizer who says his clients didn't break the law.

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Francona: Gaza, why it's different this time

The current round of fighting between the Israel Defense Forces and the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, or Hamas, in Gaza has been raging for over three weeks. Both sides have suffered casualties -- the numbers are much higher on the Palesti...

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Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Obama announces new sanctions against Russia

New, stepped-up U.S. sanctions against Russia as tensions continue in Ukraine will ratchet up pressure against the country, U.S. President Barack Obama said Tuesday.

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Twitter zooms 29% higher on strong sales and mobile growth

Things are looking up for Twitter -- or at least, for its stock price.

Twitter shares surged 29% in after-hours trading Tuesday after it posted strong second-quarter sales. Twitter's better-than-expected quarterly report helped allay fears among inves...

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US Mexican border

REUTERS/Mike Blake

House GOP leaders unveil smaller border bill

Struggling to come up with enough votes to pass a funding bill to address the southern border crisis, House Republican leaders further scaled-back their proposal on Tuesday, unveiling a $659 million measure aimed at bringing conservatives on board.

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Kentucky great 'Wah Wah' Jones dies

Legendary Kentucky multi-sport standout Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones died at age 88 on Sunday in Lexington, Ky. The 6-foot-4 Jones played on the Wildcats' "Fabulous Five" teams that won NCAA championships in 1948 and 1949. The All-American also ...

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Sick, ill

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Sick leave policies pick up steam

Biviana Lagunas must skip class or her part-time job when her 4-year-old germ-magnet brother Derik is running a fever, because their mother has no paid time off.

That could change, because the San Diego city council was one of two cities -- the other ...

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5 are arrested, 3 are charged for brutal beating of elderly man

The fifth suspect was arrested on Tuesday morning.   The victim remains in critical condition in a hospital after being bound with duct tape in his home for a long time.

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Amgen joins job-cut parade

The economy is on the mend, but the pink slips keep flying.

Amgen became the latest company to announce major layoffs, despite signs that the U.S. jobs picture is improving.

In its earnings presentation Tuesday, the biotechnology firm revealed it plan...

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Ebola virus in black and white

Centers for Disease Control

Ebola doctor in Sierra Leone dies

A doctor who was on the front lines fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone has died from complications of the disease, Doctors Without Borders said Tuesday.

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Police investigation

Springfield police look for babysitter who refused to give son to mom

The mother told police that she didn't think her son was in physical danger.  The man who had her son is her ex-boyfriend.

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Elsner: Was Kerry's cease-fire plan leaked?

The current rift between Israel and the Obama administration over the terms of a cease-fire in Gaza is empowering hard-liners in the Israeli government and in Hamas who don't want to end the fighting.

In recent days, the Israeli media has been full o...

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