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Eric Hosmer Kansas City Royals

Big inning leads Royals to 7-2 victory in World Series Game 2 over the Giants; Kansas City evens series

The two teams will travel to San Francisco for Friday night's Game 3.

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Woman charged with sodomy to appear in court

Amanda J. Jackson has already entered a guilty plea to statutory sodomy. She will appear in court again this week.

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Slideshow: Royals vs. Giants in Game 2 of the World Series

Check out our images from Game 2 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium between the Giants and the Royals.

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Kicked in the head, stabbed in the back

Eight people are now facing charges for their involvement in a fight that broke out in rural Wright County Friday Night. Sheriff Glenn Adler says the investigation continues and the prosecutor may file more charges as more people come forward with information.

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Johnson Eddie

Funeral for Alton police officer/firefighter is Friday

Alton Fire Chief Eddie Johnson Jr. was on his way to a house fire west of Alton when he lost control and rolled his police cruiser several times.

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Stabbing victim tells her side of the story

Stabbing victim tells her side of the story

Abby Dake was at the Wright County bonfire that turned into an all out brawl on Friday night. She suffered the most severe injuries, including three stab wounds on her back and a punctured lung.

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National lead poisoning prevention week

Free lead testing in Webster County this week

This week is national lead poisoning prevention week, officials in Webster County are offering the testing for free.

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Kansas City Royals fans not giving up on World Series dream

Kansas City Royals fans not giving up on World Series dream

KSPR's Hugh Keeton shows us the scene at Kauffman Stadium before Game 2 of the World Series.

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Wednesday Evening Forecast A Minor System Then Warming Up

Wednesday Evening Forecast: A Minor System...Then Warming Up

We're looking at a weakening cold front heading our way tonight into early Thursday with just a few showers...then warmer into the weekend.

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Marshfield teacher faces more charges

Marshfield teacher faces more charges

KSPR's Lauren Pozen reports on the new charges a Marshfield teacher faces.

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Officials concerned social security raise won't help all families

For the millions who depend on social security benefits, you'll soon be getting a bigger paycheck. Some are concerned the extra money might not be good for some families.

KSPR'S Sheena Elzie explains.

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Road Closed

Bridge work closes James River Freeway lanes tonight, Thursday night

The eastbound lanes of U.S. 60 between Campbell Avenue and National Avenue will close at 10 p.m. tonight.  They will reopen at 5 a.m. Thursday.

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Scales of justice

Woman who 'cut matches' is guilty of making meth

Terisa Stephens, who was a meth user when she was arrested, faces a prison sentence of five to 15 years because she helped a man manufacture meth.

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Scene Greenbrier double homicide

Judge denies bail for Tyrrells' accused killer

Judge orders Mark Porter remain held without bond.

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SSA 1022

Social Security increase may come at a cost to seniors

Increase may affect other benefits for seniors. 

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Joplin tornado debris

Joplin will get 155 new trees for tornado recovery

Missouri city struck by deadly tornado in 2011 to get 155 trees as part of recovery effort.

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Ross will early vote while Hutchinson launches tour

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross is casting his ballot early for the Nov. 4 election, while Republican rival Asa Hutchinson plans to launch a tour in western Arkansas.

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School accident

Child walking to school hit by SUV

Child suffered non-life threatening injuries 

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Veterans

Arkansas VA seeks to change name

State agency hopes to avoid confusion with federal VA. 

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Kansas City Royals

Bumgarner quiets Royals bats in Giants' Game 1 World Series win

Game 2 is Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

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Band pays tribute to man killed with anti-freeze

A local band paid tribute to one their former members on Tuesday night. Mark Staudte was poisoned to death with anti-freeze, according to court documents.

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Slideshow: Game 1 of the World Series between the Giants and the Royals

Check out these images from around the ballpark for Game 1 of the World Series between the Giants and the Royals at Kauffman Stadium.

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Tuesday Evening Forecast Another Great Day Wednesday

Tuesday Evening Forecast: Another Great Day Wednesday

We're looking at another mild day and dry one for Wednesday as temperatures make it into the 60s and 70s.

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Royals superfan getting ready for World Series

Royals superfan ready for World Series

Springfield native says he can't wait till the first pitch for game one of the World Series.

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Shooting in North Springfield

Shots fired at home in Springfield

Springfield police say there are plenty of unanswered questions.

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Immediate help for domestic violence victims

Immediate help for domestic violence victims

It's one of the most unreported crimes in the Ozarks and police say every year, it gets worse.

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From cremation to beautiful creations

Funeral home administrators tell us the Midwest took longer to pick up on the cremation trend when compared to the rest of the nation. But now, almost a third of local families choose it over a traditional burial. However, what some families do with those remains may surprise you.

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Creative ideas for cremains

Creative ideas for cremains

More Springfield families are choosing cremation. What they do with the ashes may surprise you.

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Murray Jade

Judge sends mom's case to trial court for death of 4-year-old son

Murray is accused of hitting Skylar Bradley hard enough to knock him off his bed.  The boy died at a hospital in Springfield last December.

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holiday hiring

More companies hiring for the holidays

If you're looking for a job or know someone who is then you might be in luck this holiday season. More businesses are expected to hire help for the holidays.             KSPR's Sheena Elzie shows you just how many are hiring.

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Oilers 3, Capitals 2

The Carolina Hurricanes remain in search of their first victory as they continue their five-game road trip against the Calgary Flames on Thursday. Carolina began its trek with a shootout loss to the New York Rangers - its second straight de...

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Preview: Hurricanes at Flames

The Carolina Hurricanes remain in search of their first victory as they continue their five-game road trip against the Calgary Flames on Thursday. Carolina began its trek with a shootout loss to the New York Rangers - its second straight de...

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Recap: Oilers 3, Capitals 2

Flyers 5, Penguins 3: Pittsburgh native R.J. Umberger scored the go-ahead goal at 6:50 of the third period and set up Matt Read's tally two minutes later as visiting Philadelphia upended its Keystone State rival.Sean Couturier recorded an e...

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Recap: Flyers 5, Penguins 3

Flyers 5, Penguins 3: Pittsburgh native R.J. Umberger scored the go-ahead goal at 6:50 of the third period and set up Matt Read's tally two minutes later as visiting Philadelphia upended its Keystone State rival.Sean Couturier recorded an e...

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Former Blackwater guard Nick Slatten CENTER

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Ex-Blackwater guards guilty in Iraq shooting

After marathon deliberations, a federal jury found four ex-Blackwater Worldwide contractors guilty Wednesday in a deadly 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad's Nusoor Square.

Nicholas Slatten, 30, of Sparta, Tennessee, the team's sniper, was found guilty of...

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Woman charged with sodomy to appear in court

Amanda J. Jackson has already entered a guilty plea to statutory sodomy. She will appear in court again this week.

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Woman charged with sodomy to appear in court

Amanda J. Jackson will appear in court in Dallas County on Thursday regarding a probation violation.

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Royals DH Butler set for move to pinch-hit role

The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osb...

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Flyers make themselves at home in Pittsburgh again

Salvador Perez pointed to his mouth and then to his chest. The objects of his ire were the blazing eyes and flapping lips of San Francisco reliever Hunter Strickland. The Royals had just treated Strickland like a piñata, busting open the si...

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Kansas City Royals fans

World Series Blog Game 2: Giants vs. Royals

Follow the Game 2 action with us in our World Series blog.  Leave your comments below.

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Seahawks insist there is no Harvin Hangover

RENTON, Wash. -- Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll knows the best way to show that his team is past the chaos of last week is to beat the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. As the team prepares for its third trip in three years to Carolina, Car...

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New tune in Nashville: Titans play musical chairs

The Titans plan to start rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger against the Texans on Sunday, according to sources familiar with the situation. The move could also signal the beginning of the end for quarterback Jake Locker in Tennessee. The ...

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New White House fence jumper

David Catrett/CNN

White House fence jumper quickly detained

A man jumped over the White House fence Wednesday night -- but he barely made it onto the lawn before two police dogs took him down.

"Dog got him," a Secret Service spokesman said.

The Secret Service identified the man as Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, ...

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Kevin VIckers CAN Sgt at Arms

Parliament of Canada

Canadian official hailed as 'hero'

As sergeant-at-arms of Canada's House of Commons, Kevin Vickers is accustomed to being in the middle of big things.

But never before like this.

Members of parliament, the press and the public hailed the 58-year-old Vickers on Wednesday after he reporte...

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Canada War Memorial crime scene

REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Canadian victim remembered for smile, heart

Nathan Cirillo was the strong, smiling type.

The Canadian army reservist could look the part of intimidating soldier, the way that his abundant muscles filled out his uniform. But his Instagram and Facebook page and recollections shared online suggest...

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Flyers 5, Penguins 3

PITTSBURGH -- Matt Read and Pittsburgh native R.J. Umberger scored third-period goals, carrying the Philadelphia Flyers past the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3 during a nationally-televised game between the rivals Wednesday at Consol Energy Center...

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Cohen: Not supposed to happen in Canada

It was a surprise, even for a journalist, to be driving down Wellington Street, the city's ceremonial thoroughfare, and to find myself swept into the chaotic aftermath of a disaster. I was rushing to a television studio at mid-morning and passing by ...

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Slideshow: Royals vs. Giants in Game 2 of the World Series

Check out our images from Game 2 of the World Series at Kauffman Stadium between the Giants and the Royals.

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Kicked in the head, stabbed in the back

Eight people are now facing charges for their involvement in a fight that broke out in rural Wright County Friday Night. Sheriff Glenn Adler says the investigation continues and the prosecutor may file more charges as more people come forward with information.

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Saints face Packers to begin key stretch

METAIRIE, La. -- Even before they reach the midway point of their schedule, the New Orleans Saints begin a five-day stretch Sunday that could make or break their season. It may not be critical at this point, but it certainly is an important...

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With rookie struggling, Ravens hope Monroe returns

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- After enduring some rough moments over the past month while undrafted rookie offensive tackle James Hurst learned on the job, the Baltimore Ravens hope to get veteran tackle Eugene Monroe back on the field Sunday agains...

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Chiefs' Charles had good buzz but no concussion

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Combine "concussion" and the "NFL" in a request to an internet search engine, and millions of results pop up regarding a hot-button issue. The topic arose again Wednesday when the Kansas City Chiefs returned to practice ...

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Report: Season could be over for Raiders' Woodley

Oakland Raiders defensive end LaMarr Woodley has a torn biceps that is believed to be a season-ending injury, according to a report Wednesday night. Woodley suffered a biceps tear during Sunday's loss to the Arizona Cardinals, NFL.com repor...

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Michael Brown

Ferguson protest tense; autopsy info leaked

Ferguson police and protesters clashed on Wednesday night after tensions escalated during a scheduled demonstration, part of the Ferguson October movement.

Between 100 and 150 protesters marched from the corner of Canfield Drive and Florissant Avenue...

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Canadian convert to Islam was Ottawa shooter

What would spur someone to walk up to a war memorial, shoot a soldier guarding it, then rush into Canada's Parliament?

That question might never be fully answered, at least to the satisfaction of the slain soldier's family and a Canadian public lookin...

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Canadian PM Harper briefed on attacks

REUTERS/Deb Ransom/PMO/Handout via Reuters

Canada PM: Soldier slain 'in cold blood'

First a soldier guarding a hallowed war memorial was gunned down in Canada's capital. Then shots erupted in the halls of the country's Parliament minutes later.

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Packers, Rodgers get 1-2 punch from Ryan brothers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Six weeks after enduring a lot of pressure in the pocket from coach Rex Ryan's New York Jets defense, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is bracing for more of the same Sunday from a New Orleans Saints defense co...

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Preview: Blue Jackets at Sharks

The San Jose Sharks have one of the league's most grueling early-season schedules, playing nine of their first 12 away from home, but they will get a brief respite from the road when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday. The Shar...

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Preview: Islanders at Bruins

The Boston Bruins appear to be back on track following a dreadful start to the season and will go for their third straight win when they host the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins scored four goals total in their first four games a...

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Countering Cards: Eagles insert wrinkle to spring McCoy

The Boston Bruins appear to be back on track following a dreadful start to the season and will go for their third straight win when they host the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins scored four goals total in their first four games a...

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Cardinals flying behind Palmer's strengthening arm

TEMPE, Ariz. -- As far as Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is concerned, the shoulder injury that caused him to miss three games is a thing of the past. He's back to practicing every day, and this week he was able to hit the weig...

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Preview: Coyotes at Wild

After managing only two goals on 69 shots combined in a pair of losses, the Minnesota Wild look to get their offense back in gear when they host the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday. The Wild started the season by scoring eight times in two impr...

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