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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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by Mary Moloney, KSPR News reporter and mmoloney@kspr.com | October 2, 2012
STOCKTON, Mo. -- Black walnut harvesters brace for a difficult season.  After last year's stellar crop, producers now expect lower than usual numbers.  Many growers blame the drought. "There is going to be somewhat of an impact.  It's probably going to be a slightly more down crop than it would be typically.  But the full impact isn't going to be known until we start cracking these nuts and see what kind of yield we are getting out of them," said David Hammons, vice president of marketing for Hammons Products Company . Typically, Hammons Products Company needs 20 million pounds of black walnuts a year.
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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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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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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 | July 9, 2013
SAINT LOUIS, Mo -- Governor Jay Nixon says he's closed a loophole in a Missouri law when it comes to reporting child abuse. With his signature today, mandatory reporters suspecting child abuse or neglect now must report it directly to a hotline -- not just report it to someone else. Previously in Missouri, people only had to share suspicions with their managers; further action was technically out of their hands. Not anymore. The new law says that's illegal, and people will have one day to report abuse and neglect directly to social services -- who will then have two days to launch an investigation.
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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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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 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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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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Doug Magditch and dmagditch@kspr.com | October 27, 2010
Visitors to Phelps Grove Park have claimed, for years, they see a woman in a wedding dress under a bridge. "There's stories that have been around for a long time, a lot of them haven't been proven one way or another," says Janice Tremeear, co-founder of the Route 66 Paranormal Alliance. The park's story, is that of a bride on her wedding night. According to the tale, her groom got jealous. "[He] spurred the horse on. The horse bolted and the carriage flipped off the bridge, upside-down, on top of the bride, broke her neck," says Tremeear.
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Mary Moloney, Jason Crow and Reporter, Photographer | August 27, 2011
With the stroke of a pen, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon made the sale, distribution or possession of synthetic cannabinoids and synthetic cocaine illegal. Starting Sunday, people who have k2, bath salts, and other substances can be charged with a felony. To read the new law, click here . The bill summary is here. Yet for many around the Ozarks, the law is an infringement on people's rights. Saturday, Troy White was looking to buy a package of the soon-to-be outlawed substance.
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