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by Joe Daues KSPR News | November 14, 2011
It's happened to us, and it's probably happened to you if you use Facebook.   You click on the news feed to see what others are posting and there it is; a graphic image of pornography. Although none of the news networks or the Associated Press are reporting it yet, several other news organizations are aware of it.    The Christian Post, Gawker, The Examiner, and AVN are all reporting hackers have invaded Facebook with a virus that has plastered porn all over. From the Christian Post: The hacks do not seem to have specific targets but happen at random with some user's newsfeeds being littered with objectionable content and others not seeing anything.
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by Joe Daues | September 11, 2012
Springfield, MO   The Better Business Bureau says watch out for a Facebook scam that seeks your personal information.    Judy Mills from the Better Business Bureau explains how to avoid this scam.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and E-mail: cbrewer@schurz.com / Twitter: @iamchrisbrewer | February 13, 2013
A representative for Bill Cosby says a monologue being shared across the Internet, particularly on Facebook, is being falsely attributed to the comedian. The piece is titled "I'm 83 and I'm Tired. " It claims that Cosby says he's worked his whole life and is tired of people arguing that there is a need to redistribute wealth to low income communities. The rep says the statement has been out there for awhile and is completely "bogus. " According to Snopes, the statement was originally made by former Massachusetts State Senator and Marine Corps veteran Robert A. Hall.
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Joanna Small and Adriana Futrell and Reporter and Photographer | August 10, 2011
  The controversy continues over a law that limits Facebook friendships and now a third party is threatening to get involved.   We first told you about this law two weeks ago.  The majority of what's in Senate Bill 54, the Amy Hestir Protection Act, has nothing to do with Facebook.   It prevents teachers with substantiated sexual misconduct claims against them from transfering to another district without full disclosure.  The problem is a few small paragraphs somewhere in the middle, and now the ACLU is alluding to legal action if there's not some clarification.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | January 24, 2012
Carthage Police have apologized for  what the chief calls an accidental posting of a crude photograph on the department's Facebook page.    Police Chief Greg Dagnan says the photograph of male genitals appeared briefly on the department's new Facebook page yesterday. He says the computer used to make the post also held photos from an investigation and an employee made an unfortunate mistake.    The Chief says steps will be taken to make sure it doesn't happen again.
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May 25, 2011
Authorities have identified the body of a toddler whose disappearance in the Joplin tornado drew an outpouring of concern when it was posted on Facebook. His mother, Carol Jo Tate, told The Associated Press Wednesday, that the body of 16-month-old Skyular Logsdon was identified at the morgue handling tornado victims. More than 10,000 people supported a "Bring Skyular Logsdon home" page set up after the boy vanished in Sunday's tornado. The 18 year old Tate remains hospitalized with severe injuries at at a hospital in Pittsburg, Kansas.
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by Mary Moloney, Brandon Foster and KSPR News Reporter, Photojournalist | November 23, 2012
BOLIVAR, Mo. -- Copycats. It is not just teasing language used on the playground; some are consider it a dangerous repercussion of serious events. Last Thursday, Bolivar Police arrested Blaec Lammers after he bought weapons and a movie ticket. Investigators said Lammers admitted he wanted to mimic the Colorado movie theater massacre. This week, police worried there may be a copycat to the copycat after a Bolivar man posted on facebook Lammers would have had help. Mykah Brogan wrote, "I see why Blaec Lammers wanted to kill alot (sic)
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Joanna Small and Joel Girdner and Reporter and Photographer | July 27, 2011
  A new Missouri law is forbidding friendship between teachers and students, at least on Facebook.   It's part of a bill Governor Jay Nixon just signed designed to more clearly define teacher-student boundaries.     Senate Bill 54 is not specific to Facebook but rather any kind of social networking that is exclusive and allows for private communcation.   The problem lies in the details, or rather the lack of details.   On one of the hottest days of the year a little friendly exchange is about the only thing that helps pass yet another grueling eight hour day on the Nixa High School football field.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | March 29, 2012
A warning tonight about a brazen scam sweeping the country, cheating people out of 100 million dollars last year alone. According to consumer protection advocates, thieves who can imitate the voices of your children, your grandchildren and your friends can trick you into sending them emergency money. Here's how it works: they call victims with a story of woe like a car crash or a jailhouse stay in a foreign place and then tell you the police are demanding restitution. Tricked by the voice on the end of the line, the victim then wires the requested money.
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Terra Haff and News Producer | March 5, 2011
Three young women help bring a smile to other teens just in time for prom season. Kailey Martin, Katie Parker and Toree Kostreba got the idea of a prom dress donation from a magazine.       New and nearly new dresses flew off the rack free of charge Saturday in Nixa.          "Becca's Closet" started last year when the girls realized there was a problem. "We would definitely love to do this again. So given a heads up that if you would like to donate a dress then you can find us on facebook at pretty little prom if you want to donate a dress and we will probably have left overs if you still need one. " says toree kostreba.
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Mary Moloney, KSPR News Reporter and mmoloney@kspr.com | September 30, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- In February, 10-year-old Christian Hunter was isolated from some of his classmates. The Springfield student wasn't allowed to go on field trips, because of the school permission slip "They want us to sign away all of our legal rights. It's just wrong on so many levels, it's just not even funny," said Christian's father Matthew Hunter. While parents took a stand, Christian had to stay away from off campus activities. "It's hard to look at your child if you care for your child very much, it's hard to look at your child and see that pain," Hunter said softly.
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Lauren Pozen, KSPR News Reporter and Jonathan Wahl, KSPR News Photographer and lpozen@kspr.com | September 28, 2013
A homeless man has a new start thanks to a small community in northern Arkansas. With only the clothes on his back, Shane Carson made the woods his home. "When you woke up in the morning, the sun was hitting down on you and you were sweating like a stuffed pig. It didn't feel good," says Shane Carson. Within a week, Carson went from living in a trailer to the woods. "It was the easiest place to go. I wasn't going to be out in the open flaunting on that I am homeless, help me. " This is not the first time he's been here.
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Lauren Pozen, KSPR News Reporter; Chris Bryant, KSPR News Photographer and lpozen@kspr.com | August 15, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Springfield police are looking into a person going around impersonating a firefighter. The impersonation happened on the fire department's own Facebook page. It's a Facebook page looked at constantly, not just by people who live in Springfield, but the people who run it too. That's how the fire department  spotted an impersonator on its page. Because the case is under investigation, fire officials are keeping quiet. "We want to safeguard our employees and also city employees not just the fire department," says Assistant Fire Chief, David Pennington.
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Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lighty and klighty@kspr.com | August 5, 2013
More rain in the forecast over the next several days, and with an already very saturated ground we are concerned about additional flash flooding. Depending on where heavier bands of storms set up, will determine just who will get the flooding. This morning areas across northern Webster and Wright, along with southern Dallas and Laclede counties saw 2" to 4" of rain. Flash flood watch in effect for nearly everyone.   The next round of rain will occur later tonight in conjunction with another wave that will move in and provide storms overnight and into early Tuesday.
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Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lighty and klighty@kspr.com | July 26, 2013
It has been a very overcast and rainy Friday across the Ozarks as a front moves in and kicks of widespread rain. The rain is fairly steady and will last through the evening hours.   Rain should be close to coming to an end by the time the concert kicks off at the fair tonight. It may start out with some rain, but should end with dry conditions as the midway closes at 11pm. You might even need a light jacket! Come see us for Weather Jeopardy!   Looking ahead to the weekend, temperatures will be much cooler than normal!
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Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lighty and klighty@kspr.com | June 21, 2013
A warm Friday as temperatures reach 90 again and heat index readings in the upper 90's. We have also had a few isolated storms develop. Most areas will remain dry but a few places will get some rain.   The weekend and into next week will be consistently dry and temps. in the low 90s. This pattern won't break anytime soon.   Great weekend to hit up the lake, sunny with highs near 90!   Have a great weekend!   Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lighty   Follow KSPR Weather on Twitter and Facebook ; you can also follow Kevin on Twitter and Facebook .  
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Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lighty and klighty@kspr.com | June 3, 2013
After a gorgeous Monday, we will start our Tuesday off on a nice note as well. Temperatures will head back into the upper 70's, but we will be watching storms developing out to the west.   Storms across  KS and OK will push east and could pose a small severe threat across far western MO late tomorrow night. More storms are likely on Wednesday and Thursday as well.   The exclusive threat track from KSPR shows a 3 coming into FAR western MO. Storms could also be strong on Wednesday.
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Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lighty and klighty@kspr.com | May 22, 2013
It was a gorgeous Wednesday with temperatures in the 70's and we will be doing the same thing again tomorrow. Plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the mid 70's are expected on Thursday.   Looking ahead to the weekend, a nice warming trend will continue but we will also be watching for a little rain. While the chances of rain aren't real high, a few storms will be possible each day through the weekend.   Enjoy the nice weather! Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lighty   Follow KSPR Weather on Twitter and Facebook ; you can also follow Kevin on Twitter and Facebook .  
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Mary Moloney, KSPR News Reporter and mmoloney@kspr.com | April 17, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- They are secret messages sent to the masses. Missouri State University students flocked to facebook to share their intimate thoughts about others. "You are seriously one beautiful woman! If I ever get a chance, I would love to ask you out on a date!" stated anonymous post #1033. "You are so adorable! Pretty much everything about you makes my day. So worth going to class just to see you," poster #1015 wrote. On March 31, Missouri State Secret Admirers went "live" on facebook.
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by Mary Moloney, KSPR News and mmoloney@kspr.com | April 16, 2013
MARSHFIELD, Mo. -- Facebook is a place for friends to gather online. Police said the social media site was an outlet for a teenage girl to type a long-kept secret to her friend. According to court documents, the girl's father found the Facebook message and called authorities. "It was something that came out to a friend, so we call that an accidental disclosure. The child is not trying to tell on this person to get them in trouble or to cause law enforcement to go after them or anything like that.  They are just confiding in a friend," said Webster County Prosecuting Attorney Danette Padgett.
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