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Hanaway resumes campaign

Catherine Hanaway resumed her campaign for governor on Friday, and she chose to do so in southwest Missouri. KSPR News caught up with the former speaker of the House at Taney County’s Lincoln Day in Branson.


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Springfield officials address concerns about 417 Rentals

Springfield officials address concerns about 417 Rentals. Changes to the city code could be coming.

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List of Easter egg hunts around the Ozarks

Looking for eggs this Easter?  Try one of these Easter egg hunts for the kids.


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Snowy Saturday morning

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty with a look at snow on Saturday

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Human Trafficking

Human trafficking in the Ozarks

Hundreds of woman are offered up for sex each week.

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City Council receives arbitrator’s recommendations for police union

City Council accepts arbitrator's report union to vote on recommendations Monday. 

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Boy in Branson Hit By Car on Hwy. 76

A six year old boy is recovering from an incident that occurred Thursday in Branson.

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VIDEO Weekend weather forecast - Rain Snow Saturday

VIDEO: Weekend weather forecast - Rain & Snow Saturday

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at where you could see some snow this weekend.

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Investigation into the death of Michael Ireland

New details in the death of a man shot and killed by Springfield Police.

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Crews take on massive job, moving historic church the weight of Statue of Liberty

Crews start moving historic Springfield church the weight of the Statue of Liberty. KSPR's Sheena Elzie reports.

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Man charged with rape, kiddnapping of clerk in Lebanon

Woman escaped after she was taken at knifepoint from Kum & Go in Lebanon.

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Ten Commandments

Arkansas House panel advances Ten Commandments display bill

Proposal would allow a Ten Commandments monument near the state Capitol.

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Timmons move

Timmons Temple is on the move in north Springfield

Historic African-American church moving to new location in Silver Springs Park. 

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Arkansas jobs

Arkansas unemployment rate drops slightly in February

More people found work in Arkansas in February. 

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PHOTOS: Semi crashes on I-44 near Buckhorn in Pulaski County

Truck veers into the ditch along I-44 at Mile Marker 153 in Pulaski County. 

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KSPR Friday Morning Forecast Rain Mix Early

From severe to snow

Today features increasing sunshine and highs in the mid 40s (after this morning's snow). However, another batch is on the way. Our Winter Threat Track is back! Thought we were done with this graphic, but here we go again. Remember this is a threshold as to how bad conditions will be - not snowfall totals. Tonight, another band of snow will set up to the NE, and a light dusting will be possible.

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Arkansas execution

Arkansas House advances bill to help restart executions

Bill aims to restart executions in the state by allowing different drugs to be used in lethal injections and shielding the drugs' source.

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Rate adjustments saving CU customers a little money each month

Electric customers of City Utilities can expect to pay approximately $1.00 less for service during the months of April through September 2015, compared to the same period last year. 

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Missouri execution

Execution set for man convicted of contract killing

Kimber Edwards was convicted of hiring a man to kill his ex-wife in a child support dispute. 

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Watch out for reward survey scams

BBB warns you about reward survey scams

Don't click on any unwanted emails.

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VIDEO Thursday evening weather - Rain and snow possible

VIDEO: Thursday evening weather - Rain and snow possible

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty with a look at when some rain and snow could move in.

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Phone call to the storm shelter winner

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty calls the winner of the KSPR Early Warning storm shelter contest.

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Superintendent ousted: "They did not give me any reason"

Questions remain about why former Marshfield Schools Superintendent Mark Mayo was unexpectedly voted out. He tells KSPR his contract was reaffirmed in February.

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El Dorado Springs students help police catch a cow

Generally, when a high schooler gets called into the front office, it means they’re in trouble. But that certainly wasn’t the case for two brothers in El Dorado Springs earlier this week.


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Greene County Jail

Greene county jail inmate dies one day after apparent suicide attempt

The Greene County Sheriff says an inmate is dead after jail staff found him on his bed with a bed sheet around his neck. Matthew Davenport, 39, had been in the jail  less than a week on a charge of domestic assault.

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Joplin man convicted of murdering Missouri Southern football coach at movie theater

After three hours of deliberation, a jury found Jeffrey Bruner guilty of first-degree murder and armed criminal action for shooting and killing a Missouri Southern State University football coach outside of a movie theater in 2013.


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Timmons Temple jacked up

Historic stone church begins its move to park

The move from the current location to the eventual permanent location in Silver Springs Park will be completed in stages.  The 444,000-pound building moved about 30 feet on Thursday.

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Elk Ranch Hollow submerged vehicle search

Searchers find SUV in swollen creek, but no body

Holiday Island firefighters found the white SUV on Thursday morning after a report that Leatherwork Creek washed a vehicle off Arkansas 187 near Beaver on Thursday night.

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Stone Co. Family Recovering From Lightning Caused House Fire

A Stone county family is without a home today...the cause...a lightning strike from last night's storms.

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Kum Go Abduction

Employee abducted from Kum & Go

One man now in police custody

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Springfield officials address concerns about 417 Rentals

Springfield officials address concerns about 417 Rentals. Changes to the city code could be coming.

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WATCH: Hanaway returns to campaign trail

Catherine Hanaway resumed her campaign for governor on Friday, and she chose to do so in southwest Missouri. KSPR News caught up with the former speaker of the House at Taney County’s Lincoln Day in Branson.

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Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking

Hundreds of women are offered up for sex each week in the Ozarks.

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VIDEO Weekend weather forecast - Rain Snow Saturday

VIDEO: Weekend weather forecast - Rain & Snow Saturday

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at where you could see some snow this weekend.

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Investigation into the death of Michael Ireland

New details in the death of a man shot and killed by Springfield Police. KSPR's Lauren Pozen has the story. 

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KSPR Friday Morning Forecast Rain Mix Early

KSPR Friday Morning Forecast: Rain/Mix Early

KSPR Meteorologist Lindsey Slater

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VIDEO Thursday evening weather - Rain and snow possible

VIDEO: Thursday evening weather - Rain and snow possible

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty with a look at when some rain and snow could move in.

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Phone call to the storm shelter winner

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty calls the winner of the KSPR Early Warning storm shelter contest.

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(img1)Bull escapes trailer at El Dorado Springs gas station

High schoolers help police catch a cow

Generally, when a high schooler gets called into the front office, it means they’re in trouble. But that certainly wasn’t the case for two brothers in El Dorado Springs earlier this week.


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New numbers show crime is up in Springfield

Spike in crime. Violence is on the upswing in Springfield. KSPR's Lauren Pozen reports on what police officers intend to do about it.

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Kum Go Abduction

Kum & Go Abduction

An employee was abducted in at knife point at a Lebanon gas station.

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Survive the Storm Pet owners now have place to take

Survive the Storm: Pet owners now have place to take their animals during a storm in Greene County

KSPR's Leigh Moody shares how a grant is making one Greene County tornado shelter pet-friendly.  WATCH Survive the Storm on KSPR @ 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

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WATCH: 'World News Tonight' report highlights KSPR Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lighty's hail report

'World News Tonight's' report on the wild weather Wednesday night featured KSPR's Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lighty.  But we could not air that piece because of the newscast because of tornado warnings.  We thought we would still share it.

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(img1)Flooding on Cowskin Creek

RAW VIDEO: Cowkskin Creek spills out of its banks in Douglas County

Viewer Debbie Wray captured this video of Cowskin Creek spilling out of its banks in Douglas County.

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Aerial Video: High above Moore, Oklahoma shows the destruction of Wednesday's storms

The Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, Oklahoma is again assessing the damage of a tornado.  The Wednesday twister damaged homes and businesses.  But no one was killed.

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WATCH: Tornado touches down in Madison County, Arkansas

A tornado ripped through the community of Clifty in Northwest Arkansas Wednesday night.  That's in Madison County.  The severe weather damaged buildings at a chicken farm. Nobody was injured.

 

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Flooding Douglas Co

VIDEO: Douglas County flooding

Heavy rain brought Cowskin Creek near Ava in Douglas County above its banks.

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SOGI campaign heating up

Less than two weeks until the April 7th election, and campaigns for and against repeal are heating up. Some election signs have been vandalized.

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VIDEO: Tornado hits near Tulsa Wednesday night; one confirmed dead

The Tulsa County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that one adult has died in a storm that hit the Sand Springs area Wednesday evening.  This is video courtesy of CNN/KTUL.

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Caught on Tape Strong storm rolls through Branson area Wedn

Caught on Tape: Watch strong storm through storm chaser's camera near Branson Wednesday evening

KSPR Storm Chaser Brian Depriest captured this strong thunderstorm on his static camera inside his storm chasing vehicle. This area was under a Thunderstorm Warning Wednesday evening.

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Caught on Tape: Tornado reported on the ground near Oklahoma City Wednesday evening

Major power flashes in Moore, OK were caught on tape as a possible tornado moves through the city.

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WATCH: Strong storm rolls through Springfield during rush-hour Wednesday

Our cameras captured strong storms rolling through Springfield after the 5:00 p.m. hour.  

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VIDEO Barking dog sends owner to court

VIDEO: Barking dog sends owner to court

The owner says she wasn't given a warning.

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RAW Video: Hail slams Springfield Wednesday afternoon

KSPR's Lauren Pozen captured this video of hail in north Springfield.

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Officer gets woman out of car to safety

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Woman found passed out in car on busy highway

A police officer worked frantically to get a woman out of a car stopped on a busy California freeway at night.

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Investigators quiz Lubitz contacts for clues

Investigators continued to work Saturday to piece together the secret life of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, who officials say was hiding an illness from his employers. He had been declared "unfit to work" by a doctor.

They are expected to quest...

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Recovery worker hoisted from plane crash site

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Flight 9525 crash recovery workers face treacherous task

It's a dangerous and grim task. The workers gathering the pulverized pieces of Germanwings Flight 9525 and the remains of the 150 people on board must contend with high winds as well as treacherous terrain.

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Recovery worker hoisted from plane crash site

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Recovery worker flies above Germanwings crash site

Recovery workers are flown in and out of the Germanwings crash site in the French Alps hanging from a helicopter.

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Yemen bombing intense; political will growing

In just a few weeks, good relations with neighbors have become a matter of survival for Yemen's President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi.

On Saturday, he joined his allies in Egypt, while battles raged on in his country.

After Houthi rebels occupied the capita...

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Palestine Marathon: race for recognition

In the biblical city of Bethlehem, Sana Jamaani is warmed up and ready to run. This isn't her first race, but she says it is her most important.

"I'm running in the holy land," Jamaani smiles. "I'm running in Palestine."

More than 3,000 runners came to...

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Taraji P. Henson had said son was profiled during traffic stop

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Taraji Henson sorry for racial profiling claim

Actress Taraji P. Henson is apologizing for claiming her son was racially profiled during a traffic stop in Southern California last year.

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Pebble Time Kickstarter project raised $20.3 million

During its monthlong crowdfunding campaign, which ended 10 p.m. ET Friday, Pebble Time shattered two Kickstarter records -- fastest project to raise $1 million (49 minutes) and most raised ($20.3 million).

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U.S. Navy rescues Saudi pilots after ejection

The U.S. Navy rescued two Saudi Arabian air force pilots from the Gulf of Aden, a U.S. military official said Friday. The pilots had ejected from their F-15 aircraft after experiencing mechanical failure, Saudi officials said.

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Preview: Kings at Wild

The Minnesota Wild did the Los Angeles Kings an enormous favor on Friday night. But Los Angeles shouldn't expect the same charity themselves on Saturday as the Kings visit Minnesota looking to sweep the season series. The Wild have won four...

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Nigeria election: Voters head to polls

After weeks of delays because of an Islamist insurgency, Nigerians head to the polls Saturday to elect a president of the African nation with the continent's biggest economy.

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Preview: Blue Jackets at Blues

The St. Louis Blues look to remain in the thick of the race for both the Central Division title and the Presidents' Trophy when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. St. Louis enters the day one point behind Nashville for the div...

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Preview: Ducks at Islanders

The Anaheim Ducks visit the New York Islanders on Saturday afternoon for the penultimate stop on their Eastern Conference road trip. Anaheim has one win in three games on the trip as it continues to struggle against the East (15-13-2). The ...

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Preview: Sabres at Avalanche

The St. Louis Blues look to remain in the thick of the race for both the Central Division title and the Presidents' Trophy when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. St. Louis enters the day one point behind Nashville for the div...

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Preview: Nuggets at Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers appeared to have righted themselves after a slump and look for their third straight victory when they host the Denver Nuggets on Saturday. Portland endured a five-game losing streak before bouncing back with road ...

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Preview: Devils at Hurricanes

The New Jersey Devils' postseason aspirations are hanging by a thread, while the Carolina Hurricanes bid adieu to any playoff talk long ago. The Devils look to give their bleak postseason hopes a jolt and snap a three-game skid when they vi...

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Gonzaga beats UCLA NCAA Tournament

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2015 NCAA Tournament in photos

With the Sweet 16 field now set for the 2015 Men's NCAA Basketball Tournament, check out some memorable photos from all the action on the court.

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Preview: Sharks at Flyers

The San Jose Sharks look to keep their slim postseason aspirations afloat when they make the sixth stop of their seven-game road trip against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon. San Jose skated to its second win in six contests w...

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Preview: Rangers at Bruins

The San Jose Sharks look to keep their slim postseason aspirations afloat when they make the sixth stop of their seven-game road trip against the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday afternoon. San Jose skated to its second win in six contests w...

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Somalia hotel siege ends with 20 dead

A siege that started with gunmen detonating a bomb and spraying bullets in a hotel in Somalia ended early Saturday with at least 20 people dead, authorities said. The attack lasted for hours.

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On this day: March 28

Vikings sack Paris, the Hollywood Walk of Fame gets its first star, President Eisenhower dies, and Three Mile Island melts down, all on this day.

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Recap: Oilers 4, Stars 0

Oilers 4, Stars 0: Richard Bachman stopped 29 shots to blank his former team as host Edmonton put a significant dent in Dallas' playoff quest.Benoit Pouliot scored and set up a tally, Andrew Miller converted a penalty shot for his first NHL...

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Recap: Michigan State 62, Oklahoma 58

Michigan State 62, Oklahoma 58: Travis Trice scored nine of his 24 points in the final five minutes and the Spartans outlasted the Sooners in the East Regional semifinals of the NCAA Tournament in Syracuse, N.Y.Denzel Valentine scored 13 of...

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Winslow leads Duke past Utah

HOUSTON -- Duke answered a challenge from Utah with a little grittiness on the defensive end and a lot of freshman forward Justise Winslow on offense. Winslow scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as top-seeded Duke outlasted...

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Stars playoff chances deteriorate with loss to Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Faint hope deteriorated Friday for the Dallas Stars after a devastating 4-0 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. The Stars were clinging to the last gasps of life in their playoff chase, sitting eight points behind the hard-cha...

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Recap: Trail Blazers 87, Suns 81

EDMONTON, Alberta -- Faint hope deteriorated Friday for the Dallas Stars after a devastating 4-0 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. The Stars were clinging to the last gasps of life in their playoff chase, sitting eight points behind the hard-cha...

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Yost confident in Royals' rotation after Ventura gem

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- There was some concern about the Royals' rotation, which had been shaky early in spring training. Yordano Ventura had an odoriferous 10.29 ERA in his first three Cactus League starts, surrendering 15 hits and eight runs i...

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Gonzaga beats UCLA NCAA Tournament

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NCAA Sweet 16: Michigan State pulls upset

Gonzaga used to be the cool pick to score an upset in the early rounds of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. In recent years, the Mark Few-coached Bulldogs have been one of the teams that could win it all.

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Recap: Pelicans 102, Kings 88

The Oklahoma City Thunder added injury to insult Friday but are still looking good in their quest for a postseason spot. The Thunder will try to move on without the prospect of a return from Kevin Durant when they visit the Utah Jazz on Sat...

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Recap: Spurs 94, Mavericks 76

Warriors 107, Grizzlies 84: Stephen Curry went 8-of-12 from 3-point range and totaled 38 points and 10 assists as Golden State sprinted past Memphis to match its franchise record for wins.Klay Thompson added six 3-pointers en route to 28 po...

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Recap: Warriors 107, Grizzlies 84

Warriors 107, Grizzlies 84: Stephen Curry went 8-of-12 from 3-point range and totaled 38 points and 10 assists as Golden State sprinted past Memphis to match its franchise record for wins.Klay Thompson added six 3-pointers en route to 28 po...

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Preview: Thunder at Jazz

The Oklahoma City Thunder added injury to insult Friday but are still looking good in their quest for a postseason spot. The Thunder will try to move on without the prospect of a return from Kevin Durant when they visit the Utah Jazz on Sat...

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NBA roundup: Hawks win, clinch No. 1 seed in East

ATLANTA -- Forward DeMarre Carroll scored 19 of his 24 points in the first half to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a 99-86 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday. The victory, along with Cleveland's loss to Brooklyn, enabled Atlanta to clinch firs...

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