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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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by Joanna Small, KSPR News and Reporter and Photographer | December 4, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- If you're under the age of 21 and you live in Missouri, you can legally drink.  The idea behind this caveat -- and Missouri is certainly not alone in it -- is to give parents some control over their childrens' alcohol consumption by ensuring they're present when it happens.   Kyle Pierson just turned 21, and he enjoys a beer every once in a while.  But that's not much different from when he was 18, 19, and 20. "My first drink was probably around high school," he 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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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 Melody Pettit, KSPR News and mpettit@kspr.com | January 29, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Several Shoney's restaurants in the Ozarks shut down suddenly.  Now employees want answers and the main question they're asking is "Where's my paycheck?" The former manager says she's owed more than $1,200.  She says hers is one of many stories of frustration and confusion in the wake of the store closings. A guy named Brent Cotter owned eight Shoney's restaurants in the Ozarks, including two in Springfield and one in Arkansas.  They are all closed.  About 20 employees at each location are now confused and upset after finding their place of employment suddenly closed.
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Emily Rittman, Ben Knaup and Reporter, Photographer | March 25, 2011
Probation is no longer an option for a former teacher who had sex with the same student in three counties. Judge Calvin Holden revoked Alison Peck's probation Friday and sentenced her to five years in prison. Peck was originally sentenced to five years supervised probation, required to register as a sex offender and ordered to complete sex offender treatment. “She is used to living in ‘pretend normal’ everything has to look perfect and pristine on the outside but on the inside that is not who Alison is,” Peck’s sex offender treatment provider Kris Hamilton said.
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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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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 5, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Owning a monkey in Missouri requires as much paperwork as owning a dog or cat: none.  State lawmakers are looking at changing that.  There's a bill in the House that would tighten restrictions on keeping a primate as pet. Half of all privately owned primates in the nation live in Missouri, and the facility housing Travis, the chimpanzee who became infamous by mauling a woman in Connecticut, is south of St. Louis.  All it...
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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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Emily Rittman, Jason Crow and Reporter, Photographer | October 27, 2011
A registered sex offender is suspended from Baptist Bible College because he is facing his third charge for exposing himself. In Greene County, Nathaniel D. Miltenberger is charged as a prior offender with sexual misconduct. He is free on bond and banned from several department store parking lots. When Miltenberger moved to Springfield for college two months ago, he was required to register in Greene County as a sex offender. Springfield police say the twice convicted offender committed a similar crime again in Springfield.    A woman leaving Marshalls on Monday with her infant noticed a man parked next to her van. “He was exposed sitting in the front seat,” Springfield Cpl. Matt Brown said.
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May 27, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Hotel magnate John Q. Hammons died Monday.  He was 94-years-old. Hammons' rags to riches story is well known to folks familiar with the key figures in Springfield's growth in the last 50 years.  Hammons' name is everywhere and his legacy will be part of Springfield forever. But there are parts of the John Q. Hammons story that are not often told or repeated.  They aren't scandalous - merely dwarfed by the daily contact we have may have on John Q. Hammons Parkway, the JQH Arena or Hammons Tower.
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