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by Jonah Kaplan, KSPR News and jkaplan@kspr.com | April 4, 2013
OZARK, Mo -- It maybe part of your bedtime routine - plugging your phone into a charger overnight - but firefighters want you to change that for your safety. The cell phone is something you plug into the wall; it generates heat and transfers electric currents. Put it in the wrong spot and that could spark a fire. Firefighters say cell phone chargers, like anything else plugged in, needs space to breath. If it gets too hot - it can catch fire - and it's happened once before in Greene County.
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Emily Rittman, Ben Knaup and Reporter, Photographer | April 10, 2012
GREENE COUNTY, Mo. - All across the Ozarks tree owners are noticing what's often called an icky invasion. The presence of eastern tent caterpillars is also a sign of spring. Eastern tent caterpillars are creating large white nests or tents in many trees. “At least once or twice a day we are getting a call,” Missouri Department of Conservation Resource Forester Frances Main said. “They say 'there is this fuzzy worm all of my trees and they are in this bag on the trunk of the tree.
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KSPR News | June 16, 2010
Quickly confusing a cashier into giving a thief too much cash is called quick changing and it's happening again in the Ozarks. It's an old trick that causes a worker to give someone more change than they deserve. Gas station clerk Lashara Luttrull says she's not naïve -- but she still got conned. She says a scammer fooled her once now she wants to warn others about quick change confusion. "For the life of me I can't think of when I handed him the other $50," Luttrull said, recalling the day she was tricked.
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KSPR News | February 23, 2010
A wife is charged with prostitution in Greene County, 10 months after police say they caught her husband selling her for sex. Monday, prosecutors charged 44-year-old Kimberly Hamilton with prostitution. Her husband, 47-year-old Vincent Hamilton, pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution earlier this month. KSPR dug through five years of Greene County court records to see just how many women and men have been charged with prostitution. In the most recent investigation from last April , six officers set up cameras inside Room 340 in the Baymont Inn Suites at 2445 N. Airport Plaza Ave. Police say they found a craigslist post for a woman named “Kara” who described herself on craigslist as a "classy independent beauty hot sexy milf.
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by Jonah Kaplan, KSPR News and jkaplan@kspr.com | February 18, 2013
BRANSON, Mo -- The show must go on.  For Branson, that means keeping alive a rich history even without the stars of its past. Stephen Critchfield and Bob Huels have lived and worked in the Music City for more than 20 years and call this era the end of a life cycle event. "We've come to a time where all of this happened at once and it's coming to a life cycle changes as well," Critchfield said.  "This market was built with people who said, 'I want to sleep in my bed, I want a great sound system every night, I want the lights to work and I want to run the show myself.
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Mary Moloney, KSPR News and mmoloney@kspr.com | January 24, 2012
The United States Supreme Court ruled Monday that sex offenders convicted before 2006 may not have to register if they move across state lines. In the 7-2 ruling, Justices said rules requiring sex offenders to update their registration when crossing state lines don't automatically apply to those who committed their crimes before the law was passed. The law, the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act, also known as the Adam Walsh act, created a national sex offender registry.
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By: Chris Replogle | May 21, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Stay ahead of the storms with the KSPR Weather App. Track radar in the Ozarks or on the go anywhere across the country.  Also, view the latest video forecasts from KSPR meteorologists.  And get up to the minute weather alerts for where you live. The app is available for the iPad, iPhone and Droids.   Download it for free today.
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Lauren Pozen, KSPR News and lpozen@kspr.com | March 13, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Higher Learning Commission of the Assemblies of God will decide, perhaps within a month, whether to merge Central Bible College with Evangel University. If approved, the consolidation would happen in August. When Eli Villa graduates this spring, his college may not be here in the fall. "It is kinda weird to think....oh, there may not be a campus for us to go back to, at least the way we remember it," he says. Central Bible College offers undergraduate programs with a focus on training ministers and missionaries.
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Emily Rittman, Ben Knaup and Reporter, Photographer | January 13, 2011
A man with ties to the defense industry is constructing a massive home in Highlandville. The home's nearly 73,000-square-foot size is drawing lots of attention from interested onlookers. According to the Census Bureau, the average new home size over the last five years was between 2,100 and 2,500 square feet. The house under construction could fit close to 29 average homes inside, with room to spare. At 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, President Obama and his family share 55,000 square feet.
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by Joanna Small, KSPR News and Reporter and Photographer | March 7, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A new Missouri law designed to be a solution could cause more problems.  The law took effect last August and allows scrap yards to dispose of vehicles ten years old or older without a title.  The idea behind the law is to make it easier to scrap an old, inoperable vehicle -- kind of like the Cash for Clunkers deal a few years ago.   Cody Blood is the proud owner of a compact, hatchback, rust-brown 1980 Toyota Corolla....
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Mary Moloney, KSPR News Reporter and mmoloney@kspr.com | October 1, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Ruth Berkland shook the bugs out of her bed. It's part of her daily routine, in her apartment infested with roaches. "They call it the 'Springfield slums,'" said Berkland as a roach crossed her kitchen table. "Places like this have nothing but drugs and alcohol flying in and out of here. Shootings out back, dead bodies being pulled out across the alleyway. It's crazy. " Roaches scattered in the shower, on the ceiling, and in the mop of her apartment. "Nobody should have to live like this with bugs literally dropping on you while you are taking a shower," she said.
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by Hugh Keeton, KSPR News | November 11, 2011
Springfield, Mo. - The Greene County Collector's office has announced that personal property and real estate tax receipts can now be printed by taxpayers online. The Collector's office mailed 2011 tax bills to county property owners on Wednesday, November 9th. These bills must be paid by Dec. 31 to avoid penalties. If you don't receive your bill, you can easily print one online at www.countycollector.com . This year, for the first time, taxpayers can help save tax dollars by electing to print their own receipts online rather than have the county pay for the postage to mail it. The taxpayer can do this by checking a box on the return portion of their statements.
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Lauren Pozen, KSPR News Reporter; Ben Knaup KSPR News Chief Photographer and lpozen@kspr.com | September 20, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - It was one location, four hours and five arrests. It happened Thurday night after an undercover prostitution sting in Springfield in the 500 block of south Grant, near Mount Vernon. Neighbors say this street is the office for prostitutes fishing for clients. "One lady is getting ready to move to Florida and she just walks around with her little dog. You'd just never know," says Joann Miller. Miller works at the laundromat at Grant and Mount Vernon. She's seen the women at work.
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