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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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Joanna Small and Reporter and Photographer | May 15, 2013
New research says pedophiles may be born with the urge to have sex with children, and it's already controversial.   Wednesday, in a special report, we hear from people who believe it and those who don't.   Some of this new theory about pedophilia comes from studies on convicted sex offenders.  It was done at the Criminal Center for Mental Health and Addiction in Toronto.   Here are just a few things they found: a large number of pedophiles are left-handed, at least an inch shorter than normal, about ten IQ points below average, and have less white matter in their brains.  Some scientists say those are all biological so pedophilia likely is as well.  Not everyone buys that though, even an actual sex offender.
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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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Joanna Small and Jason Crow and Reporter and Photographer | March 8, 2012
The radical right is exploding across the United States and here in Missouri according to a study just released by the Southern Poverty Law Center.  The SPLC says membership in patriot groups has grown by 750% in the last three years.     There are 28 groups in Missouri.  We want to clarify, these are not categorized as hate groups.  But that is the stigma members of the Ozarks' branch of the Missouri Militia say they are constantly fighting.   Guns, guerilla-like warfare, and plots to overthrow the government.  Ed Taylor knows that's what you think of when you hear the word "militia.
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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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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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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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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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Mary Moloney, Jason Crow and Reporter, Photographer | October 2, 2011
Attention Arkansas drivers! It is now against the law to use a cell phone when driving in school and construction zones. People who live around the Eagle Heights Elementary School in Harrison spent Sunday reacting to the laws that will affect their neighborhood. "I think it's a good law," said Watson Strong while looking at the crosswalk across the street from his house. Dewayne Fiveash also lives in the neighborhood with the school zone. The man is a father of five and drives a truck for a living.
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By Melody Pettit and mpettit@kspr.com | July 28, 2012
KSPR received a number of calls and reports from viewers about an incident Saturday morning at the Double Tree Hotel on North Glenstone. Police say a woman intentionally jumped from the 7th floor and fell to her death in the hotel lobby. We typically don't report suicides but since it happened in a public place and impacted hundreds of hotel guests and travelers in the area near Glenstone and Kearney, we feel the need to report what happened. We are not releasing the woman's name.
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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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