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KSPR News | July 21, 2010
Dickerson Park Zoo released results tests today on two giraffes that died in unrelated incidents. June 2, a 10-year old male giraffe arrived at the Springfield Zoo and had difficulty during the unloading process from the trailer, even falling to the ground. While it was obvious the animal sustained a neck injury, the tests showed the blunt force caused partial dislocation of a bone or joint to several areas of the neck. Also partial bruising. The giraffe had to be euthanized. A giraffe born on June 30th died days later.
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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 31, 2012
A Republic foster parent is charged with molesting the children he was trusted to care for. Two different children say Mark D. Obrien abused them while they lived with him at his home   on Maple Avenue in Republic. A judge issued a warrant for Obrien's arrest. The allegations date back to 2007. “We believe he has been a foster parent over the last ten years to approximately 35 children,” Republic Police Department Sgt. Mark Wilcox said. “There have been allegations of him making one of the children sleep outside in a dog pen.” Obrien is charged with one count of felony child abuse, three counts of statutory sodomy and two counts of possession of child pornography.
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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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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 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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Emily Rittman, Paul McReynolds and Reporter, Photographer | May 18, 2011
After 29 years of waiting, a murder victim's family members say they finally got justice. In 1982 in a rural area of Salem, Judy Spencer was strangled with her own shoelace and shot in the neck. Her body was dragged and dumped in the foundation of an abandoned outhouse. A jury convicted Spencer's then boyfriend of capital murder in October of 2009. This week the Supreme Court of Missouri upheld that decision. For more than a year and a half, Spencer’s family waited to find out if a jury's guilty verdict would stick.
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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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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 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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