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Terra Haff and News Producer | September 30, 2011
In today's Community Closeup we sit down with Sarah Hough with the Urban Districts Alliance to talk about this year's Oktoberfest. In collaboration with the ALWAYS popular 5th Annual Taste of Springfield , it's a first-ever Springfield experience, OktoberFest Village!  Here's what you can expect from OktoberFest this year. Ceremonial tapping of the keg - 1pm Sampling of beers from around the world - 2pm Beer stein race Brat eating contest Hear the sounds of Traditional OktoberFest music Live music from Gas Pump Talent, 65 South & The Airwalks.
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by KSPR News and news@kspr.com | February 18, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The stork made a special delivery to the KSPR newsroom. KSPR Sports Director Mike Scott and his wife Shannon welcomed a new baby girl Sunday night.  Macy Jade Scott weighed six-pounds, 12 ounces.  She is 20 inches long. Mom, Macy, big brother and Mike are all doing well.  
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June 28, 2013
KSPR'S very own Morning Show Reporter Sheena Elzie is heading out for maternity leave, but not before baby makes her first TV debut! Watch it here!!
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Terra Haff and News Producer | October 10, 2011
Welcome back to KSPR in our community closeup we have Heather Mansfield has written a book on social media for social good. Our media partner, the Springfield Business Journal, recently tagged you as one of the 12 people we need to know this year. Heather Mansfield will be the Hilton Garden Inn, 4155 S. Nature Center Way Tuesday 7:30am to talk about non-profits and how they can use social media to their benefit. Tickets are $15.
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Mike Scott and mscott@kspr.com | February 5, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, MO - On the eve of Super Bowl XLVI, we asked KSPR's "experts" their predictions on who will win Super Bowl XLVI between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. The big game is 5:30 pm from Indianapolis' Lucas Oil Stadium.
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by Melody Pettit, KSPR News and mpettit@kspr.com | February 4, 2013
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. -- The boom was heard around the Ozarks on Saturday night.  That's when viewers started talking about the explosion that shook houses and rattled windows. Over the weekend officials said it came from exploding targets.  KSPR wanted to see how loud they really are, so we had volunteers shoot a couple. Saturday night, about 40 people in Lawrence County called 911 concerned about an explosion.  Lawrence County Sheriff Brad DeLay says there was no bomb, no injuries reported, and no damage from what his department can tell.
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Kyle Bosch and kbosch@kspr.com | April 29, 2011
Due to ABC News coverage of the Royal Wedding, KSPR News This Morning will be seen on The Ozarks CW Friday morning. Here's where you can find The Ozarks CW: Antenna: 33-2 Mediacom: Channel 5, 705 (HD) Direct TV: Channel 15 Dish: Channel 17 or 7225 (HD)
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KSPR News | February 14, 2012
You may have noticed over the past couple days that Natalie Nunn has been absent from the newsroom. That's because Natalie is taking some time off to rest before giving birth to her second child, at the recommendation of her doctor.  She hopes to be back as soon as possible! You can email her your thoughts and well-wishes at nnunn@kspr.com.
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By: Melody Pettit, KSPR News | May 10, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Between the cups, the juice and all the hungry mouths, snack time at Southside Kids Preschool can get messy. “Lunchtime is the worst. They get it all over their clothes, the table and on the floor,” said Cassandra Wolfe. That's why Wolfe agreed to test tout the $10 Gyro Bowl. “If it works it would be less messes for us to clean up for sure,” she said. Its rotating sphere claims to prevent spills. “It's kind of nifty.
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by Joanna Small, KSPR News and Reporter and Photographer | August 28, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A neighborhood asked KSPR News for help on Wednesday.  Neighbors say a homeowner moved out and left some things behind and those "things" can't survive without him.   They say power at the home just south of Republic Road has been cut for weeks and occasionally one of the people who used to live there returns to take a shower.  Otherwise, they say, there's no movement at the house -- almost. Shirley McKean says animals just seem to find her.  Willow, her cat, and Fantasia, her daughter's dog, were both strays that wandered into her life.  Sophie, her papillion, wandered into her heart.
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August 23, 2013
  A Laclede County jury recommended the death penalty for 33-year-old Jesse Driskill.  Earlier this week the same jury found him guilty of ten felonies including two murders and rape.  Driskill attacked and killed 82-year-oldJohnnie and 76-year-old Coleen Wilson in their rural home near Lebanon three years ago.     Their son and his two children have never spoken publically about the crime before, and to be honest, they didn't want to speak Friday. ...
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and Email Chris / Follow Chris on Twitter | August 22, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A hotel on south Glenstone Avenue will close next month to make way for a possible new retail center. KSPR's media partner the Springfield Business Journal reports the Howard Johnson Hotel and Conference Center will close Sept. 8. The owners of the property say it's under contract right now; the new owners could tear the building down and replace it with a retail facility. KSPR News called the hotel for comment last week, but our calls weren't returned.
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KSPR Weather Blog and KSPR Weather | August 19, 2013
Today - it's another gorgeous one for the Ozarks. We'll see much of the same pattern that we were under over the weekend. High temperatures will be pushing the mid 80s with plenty of sunshine. Normally we are in the 90s this time of the year, but that is coming eventually. In fact, we haven't hit 90 degree temps so far this August. High pressure is to thank for the rain-free weather - keeping all the storms up and over the state. That system will push east allowing winds to be out of the southeast.
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by Jonah Kaplan, KSPR News and jkaplan@kspr.com | August 12, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo -- Springfield city council meets tonight but the biggest debate could come tomorrow afternoon. That's when members will sit down to talk about pseudoephedrine. The Queen City of the Ozarks could be the latest town to make the drug prescription only. Today KSPR News went to a city which already has a similar policy in place to find out about its impact on business and law enforcement. Without calling it the perfect solution, officials in Branson say moving pseudophedrine behind the counter as a prescription-only drug has put officers ahead of those using it for the wrong reasons.
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Meteorologist Bob Trihy | August 11, 2013
 Our dry weather will come to an end as the threat for showers and storms increase on Monday and last into Tuesday. The threat for large hail and damaging winds is off to our southwest, but we can't rule out some strong storms for us.  It will be tough to see the Perseid Meteor showers the next couple of night with clouds blocking the view much of the time.  Temperatures on Monday will remain below normal with clouds and increasing rain chances.  Showers will be spotty this evening, so the outdoor plans are in good shape.
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By: Staff | August 9, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Here we go again. The KSPR Weather Team is tracking our next rainmaker to the west of Springfield.  This system is moving northeast out of Oklahoma.  Flooding is a possibility in areas already hit hard by heavy rain earlier in the week. This round of rain should end by afternoon.  More storms, however, could fire up Friday evening.  There is also the potential for more rain Friday night into Saturday.  Stay tuned to KSPR.com and the KSPR Weather App for the latest storm tracks and forecasts.
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Meteorologist Bob Trihy | August 9, 2013
 Showers and some thunderstorms are increasing across the region. There have been a few counties across Arkansas that have seen a couple of warnings this evening.  The threat for storms and possible flooding continue into the weekend...with some areas picking up more rain. But notice the bulk of the heavier rain is further to the south and east.  For the most part, Futurecast keeps us free of any substantial rain into Saturday morning, with the exception of northern Arkansas.
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by Chris Brewer, web editor | July 23, 2013
Jeopardy! was a popular hit at the Ozark Empire Fair last year, and KSPR is bringing it back on a larger scale. For the first time, KSPR will host a variety of Jeopardy! games that expand beyond weather to news and sports! KSPR's news and sports anchors join the Jeopardy! fun at the fair as they bring News Jeopardy! and Weather Jeopardy! to fairgoers at the E-Plex this year. With as many people as participated in Weather Jeopardy! in 2012, expanding the event will make it an even bigger hit this year.
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by Lauren Matter, KSPR News and lmatter@kspr.com | July 4, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Fire officials say a lightning strike caused a house fire in south Springfield.  Crews were called to the 1400 block of W. Highland just before midnight Wednesday. Neighbors called about the fire.  They say it looked like it started in the garage and spread to the rooms above. The people who lived there were not home.  A fire marshal says a lightning strike sparked the fire. Neighbors tell KSPR they saw a lot of lightning in that area before the fire started.
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