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Halloween tricks on Pickwick

Halloween 2014 was cold and windy in Springfield, but if you think some chilly weather is going to keep kids from their candy, think again. We set out to find some trick-or-treaters braving the cold, and we found them, by the hundreds, on Pickwick Avenue.


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Deep freeze Saturday morning

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the bitter cold and rain returning to the forecast.

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Slideshow: Trick-or-Treaters visit KY3 and KSPR

KY3 and KSPR turned scary Friday.  Family of KY3 Inc. employees trick-or-treated at the station on Halloween.

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VIDEO Weekend weather forecast - Very cold

VIDEO: Weekend weather forecast - Very cold

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty talks cold temperatures.

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(img1)Logan-Rogersville deer

Brush truck collides with deer

The Logan-Rogersville brush truck was on its way to a house fire when it crashed with a deer. 

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SLIDESHOW: See how the staff at KY3 & KSPR celebrate Halloween

We always have fun on Halloween.  This year's theme was classic TV on our Antenna and COZI TV stations.

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Election officials predict 6 in 10 will skip Tuesday's election

Statewide predictions put turnout at less than 40 percent. 

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Mark Porter

Greene County Jail

Porter pleads not guilty to Tyrrell murders

Former school administrator appears in Greene Court Circuit Court Friday. 

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Jamestown img

Jamestown property to be auctioned Friday afternoon

Expensive property was never developed; Greene County left to pay back bonds. 

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Missouri Rehabilitation Center Mt. Vernon

Rehab center closing in Mt.Vernon, 300 jobs end Friday

Rehab center closing after more than 100 years.

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PHOTOS: Pets looking for a forever home at the Southwest Missouri Humane Society

Here are some pets available for adoption at the Southwest Missouri Humane Society in Springfield, as of October 31, 2014.  If you are interested in a pet, you can call (417) 833-2526.  (All photos are from UTurn Studios, Springfield, Mo.)

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KSPR Friday Morning Forecast Happy Halloween

Chilling Halloween for Trick or Treaters

Today, it's Halloween and the forecast is pretty frightening! Yeah, I know. :)

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Missouri election

Secretary of State names Elections Integrity Task Force

Task force will meet during election years. 

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Kentucky Missouri

Missouri hosts improved Kentucky team Saturday

Bowl-eligible Tigers hope to extend Wildcats losing streak. 

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Arkansas Miss St.

Arkansas visits top-ranked Mississippi State Saturday

Razorbacks try for first SEC win of season against #1` Bulldogs,

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Rams 49ers

Rams make first visit to 49ers new home needing win

St. Louis Rams (2-5) at San Francisco 49ers (4-3)

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Buena Vista fire

Fire destroys home near Strafford

Family of four escaped, but home was a total loss. 

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Jets CHiefs

Chiefs hosts spiraling Jets Sunday

Chiefs have won two straight, Jets have lost seven striaght. 

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Trick-or-treating safety tips

How to have a fun, but safe night.

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Sheriff: Arkansas man punches 2 Baxter County deputies

A northern Arkansas man has been arrested after authorities say he punched two deputies in the face.

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WGA 1030

What's Going Around? Colds and flu

Colds and flu are replacing allergies as we go deeper into the fall

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ATV accident

ATV accident kills man in Shannon County

ATV driver hit Jeep on rural highway; two others injured.

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Petition to overturn sexual orientation ordinance

Two weeks ago, the Springfield City Council approved an ordinance to protect sexual orientation and gender identity for hiring, housing, and public accommodations. But voters could decide to change that.

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Thieves take UTV s from Springfield repair shop

Thieves take UTV's from Springfield repair shop

Business owner says two of the off-roading vehicles belong to kids. Police have fingerprints and security camera footage to aid their investigation.

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Thieves steal off-roading vehicles from repair shop

Thieves steal $30,000 worth of off-roading vehicles from a maintenance shop in north Springfield. Two of the vehicles belong to a couple of the shop’s youngest customers. While police investigate, the owner will find a way to make it up to the kids.


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Watch out for drunk drivers on Halloween

Driving safety on Halloween night

Some services here in Springfield are designed to get drunk drivers off the road.

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VIDEO SWI Industrial Solutions

Springfield manufacturer hopes to create new jobs

The company employs people who are developmentally disabled.

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Halloween to be scary cold

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the deep freeze in the forecast for this Halloween.

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Zombie, monster, Halloween

Springfield fire stations, Art Museum will host trick-or-treaters

The Art Museum will be open on Friday morning; the fire stations will be open in the evening.

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Peshmerga fighting force arrives in Kobani

Kurdish fighters from Iraq have finally arrived in Kobani in northern Syria to reinforce Syrian Kurds in the battle against ISIS for control of the town.

A Kurdish activist in Kobani said late Friday he saw more than 100 Kurdish fighters known as Pesh...

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Truancy costs $108 in Lakeland

WTSP

Truants get $108 ticket in Lakeland, Fla.

Truant officer Adam Williams monitors the streets of Lakeland looking for students not in school. Getting caught skipping class in Lakeland results in a $108 ticket for people under 16. Presented with a ticket, the mother of one 16-year-old girl said “$108? You tell me what’s going to happen. I don't think she's going to have a Christmas."

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Dog gets owner arrested

Man's best friend? Maybe not.

A pooch in Alabama got its owner busted for alleged drug offenses -- all with a gleeful wag of its tail.

The dog, Bo, was caught up in the incident when police executed a drug search warrant this week at the home of susp...

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Ms August Senior Calendar

WABC, Cedar Crest Resident Care Fund, Larry Curran

13 months of hot, sexy seniors brings in the cash

You've seen those calendars of nearly naked firefighters. Now a group of seniors in Pomptom Plains, New York, are following suit. The “Cedar Crest Stars 2015 Calendar” has raised more than $8,000 in just three weeks.

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Washington homeowner shooting

KOIN

Washington homeowner dispute ends in gunfire

A neighborhood dispute in Washington that included an ominous threat ended with one woman dead and another in critical condition. The neighbor, John Kendall, allegedly pulled up to the family’s car and shot the woman in the face. Kendall then led police on a chase before he killed himself.

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Preview: Suns at Jazz

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson became a much richer man this week and he should be eager to prove his worth when the Warriors host the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night. Thompson signed a four-year, $70-million extension Frida...

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Preview: Lakers at Warriors

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson became a much richer man this week and he should be eager to prove his worth when the Warriors host the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night. Thompson signed a four-year, $70-million extension Frida...

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Kmart theft

WSB, Kmart, Cobb County Police

Alleged shoplifter takes a few swings at Kmart employee

Police are looking for an alleged shoplifter in the Atlanta area who they say attacked a Kmart store employee who tried to stop him.

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Preview: Nuggets at Thunder

Two games into the season and the Chicago Bulls are already back to answering questions about the health of Derrick Rose. The Bulls hope to have the former MVP in the lineup when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday. Rose, who ...

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Preview: Bulls at Timberwolves

Two games into the season and the Chicago Bulls are already back to answering questions about the health of Derrick Rose. The Bulls hope to have the former MVP in the lineup when they visit the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday. Rose, who ...

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Preview: Bucks at Wizards

The Washington Wizards open up their home schedule Saturday against the Milwaukee Bucks, hoping to take advantage of familiar confines a bit more than they did last season. The Wizards, who started their current campaign by splitting a pair...

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Girls killed Halloween

KCAL, KCBS

3 trick-or-treaters killed by speeding car

A speeding car struck and killed three girls, including twins, who were trick-or-treating in California, authorities said.

The girls, all 13, were in costume and carrying bags of candy in a residential area in Santa Ana.

They had the right of way at a...

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Girls killed Halloween

KCAL, KCBS

Three 13-year-olds killed while trick-or-treating

A speeding car struck and killed three 13-year-old girls, including twins, who were trick-or-treating in Santa Ana, California. They had the right of way at a crosswalk near an elementary school when a car hit them Friday night and sped off, according to the Santa Ana Police Department.

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Preview: Pacers at Hawks

Overlooked in Atlanta in the past by players with flashier games and over-hyped expectations, there is no question that Al Horford is the key to Atlanta making a push for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference this season. Horford and the...

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Preview: Blue Jackets at Devils

After snapping its NHL-record 18-game losing streak in the shootout, the New Jersey Devils look to continue their good fortune when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. Jacob Josefson scored the lone goal of the bonus format as ...

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Preview: Canucks at Oilers

The Edmonton Oilers look to end their lengthy homestand on a winning note as they host the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday. Edmonton began its season-high seven-game stretch at Rexall Place with a 2-0 loss to Vancouver before reeling off four...

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Preview: Grizzlies at Hornets

After finishing the biggest comeback in franchise history in their opener, Charlotte Hornets hope to carry the momentum into a matchup with the visiting Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday. The Hornets rallied from a 24-point deficit for a 108-10...

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Gay's 40 lead Kings over Blazers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- After an opening night stumble, the Sacramento Kings did the things that their coach anticipates seeing frequently this season. Rudy Gay's 40 points were a bonus. The Kings forward put up the second-highest scoring eff...

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Thomas, Len lead Suns past Spurs

PHOENIX -- Last year, guard Isaiah Thomas was toiling in Sacramento for the lowly Kings and center Alex Len played sparingly in 42 games as rookie with Phoenix. Friday night, the young duo served as a 1-2 punch off the bench to help wear do...

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Recap: Clippers 118, Lakers 111

PHOENIX -- Last year, guard Isaiah Thomas was toiling in Sacramento for the lowly Kings and center Alex Len played sparingly in 42 games as rookie with Phoenix. Friday night, the young duo served as a 1-2 punch off the bench to help wear do...

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Recap: Suns 94, Spurs 89

Suns 94, Spurs 89: Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points off the bench and Markieff Morris added 20 points and 11 rebounds as Phoenix knocked off visiting San Antonio.Eric Bledsoe collected 12 points and nine rebounds while Alex Len picked up his ...

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Recap: Clippers 118, Lakers 111

Clippers 118, Lakers 111: Blake Griffin scored 39 points and the Clippers dropped the host Lakers to 0-3 for the first time since 1978.Jamal Crawford added 22 points off the bench, including seven in the final five minutes, and J.J. Redick ...

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Andrew Tahmooressi

Jill Tahmooressi

Mexico frees jailed U.S. Marine reservist

Mexico freed U.S. Marine reservist Sgt. Andrew Paul Tahmooressi, who'd been held in a prison there for seven months.

Tahmooressi boarded a flight for Miami from San Diego.

"It is with an overwhelming and humbling feeling of relief that we confirm tha...

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Recap: Memphis 40, Tulsa 20

Cincinnati 38, Tulane 14: New Orleans native Munchie Legaux tied a career high with three touchdown passes as the visiting Bearcats downed the Green Wave in American Athletic Conference action. Legaux replaced starter Gunner Kiel after th...

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Recap: Cincinnati 38, Tulane 14

Cincinnati 38, Tulane 14: New Orleans native Munchie Legaux tied a career high with three touchdown passes as the visiting Bearcats downed the Green Wave in American Athletic Conference action. Legaux replaced starter Gunner Kiel after th...

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3rd victim dies from Washington school attack

A third teenage girl has died from last week's shooting at a Washington state high school.

Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died Friday night at Providence Regional Medical Center, the hospital said.

She and four other students were shot October 24 in the c...

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Third-period burst ignites Flames' win over Predators

CHICAGO -- LeBron James scored 36 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 114-108 overtime win against the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. The Cavaliers overcame a five-point deficit in the final minute of the ...

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NBA game roundup: James' 36 leads Cavs past Bulls

CHICAGO -- LeBron James scored 36 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 114-108 overtime win against the Chicago Bulls on Friday night. The Cavaliers overcame a five-point deficit in the final minute of the ...

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Obama, Biden selfie

White House/Twitter

Joe Biden: Senate tie-breaker?

For Joe Biden, an evenly divided Senate would be a BFD.

If Tuesday's midterm elections result in a Senate split, the vice president will suddenly find himself in one of his favorite places: the spotlight. Biden would become a crucial player in the Sen...

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Suns 94, Spurs 89

PHOENIX -- Phoenix guard Isaiah Thomas had 18 of his 23 points in the second half and center Alex Len added career highs with 10 points and 11 rebounds as the Suns ended the game on a 12-2 run and rallied to beat the San Antonio Spurs 94-89...

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Kevin Smith clerks

REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Kevin Smith ready to film 'Clerks III'

The news about "Clerks III" just keeps getting better.

Writer and director Kevin Smith recently gave an update on the project while speaking with "Clerks" star Jeff Anderson (aka "Randal") on his podcast, saying that if all goes well, "Clerks III" wi...

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Recap: Maple Leafs 4, Blue Jackets 1

Maple Leafs 4, Blue Jackets 1: Daniel Winnik led the way with a goal and two assists in his 500th career NHL game as visiting Toronto upended short-handed Columbus.Phil Kessel scored as part of a three-point performance, Nazem Kadri added a...

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Recap: Flames 4, Predators 3

Maple Leafs 4, Blue Jackets 1: Daniel Winnik led the way with a goal and two assists in his 500th career NHL game as visiting Toronto upended short-handed Columbus.Phil Kessel scored as part of a three-point performance, Nazem Kadri added a...

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