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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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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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Reporter: Lauren Matter, Photographer: Tony Nguyen and lmatter@kspr.com, tnguyen@kspr.com | January 24, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - If you or your child are feeling sick, and know it's not the flu it could be another illness that is going around. It's very contagious and children, mostly young children, get sick with it the most. It's called RSV. It's a respiratory infection that goes directly into the lungs and can cause bronchiolitis. Inflammation and mucus in the tubes in the lungs prevents air from getting in and out and makes it more difficult for children and adults to breathe.
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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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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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Sheena Elzie and selzie@kspr.com | April 1, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Gangs and the crimes behind them have become a growing concern  in Springfield. Now area leaders trying to stop the problem before it gets worse. Graffiti all over town is area leaders say is sending a bad message when it comes to gangs. That's what they're concerned about, gang activity. Currently, there are anywhere between 600 to 700 gang members in the Springfield area. That's according to Gang Task Force member and Prevention Deputy Director Chris Davis.
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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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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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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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by Dave Stewart, managing editor, KSPR News and dstewart@kspr.com | November 28, 2012
HIGHLANDVILLE, Mo. -- With video provided by The Pensmore Mansion, we're getting a new look at the 72,000-square-foot home being built near Highlandville, a few miles south of Ozark. The building was featured during a talk about green technology in Springfield on Wednesday evening.  The unique construction has been featured on several news programs, including nationally. Steven Huff, a software entrepreneur, started construction on The Pensmore in 2008.  The house is bigger than the White House and fortified to withstand an EF-5 tornado.
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Reporter: Lauren Matter, Photographer: Tony Nguyen and lmatter@kspr.com, tnguyen@kspr.com | April 4, 2013
Mt. Vernon, MO. - If you have a cough that won't go away, a sore throat or stuffy nose you probably have an upper respiratory infection or illness. That's What's Going Around this week. Most upper respiratory infections are a virus and more often than not, it's just the common cold. Some upper respiratory illnesses can be more serious such as laryngitis, tonsillitis, sinus infections, or bronchitis. Symptoms include a cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, headache or low-grade fever.
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