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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | April 15, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The U.S. Social Security Administration says its investigator was not able to see a list of Missourians who have permits to carry concealed weapons.  The investigator received the list from the Missouri State Highway Patrol last January as he tried to investigate possible fraud by people who claim they are entitled to Social Security benefits for being mentally disabled. The passing of the list to the federal government bothers Republican legislators and gun rights advocates who say it violates the privacy of concealed-carry weapons (CCW)
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Mary Moloney, KSPR News Reporter and mmoloney@kspr.com | April 15, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Highway patrol troopers have new technology at their fingertips for the fingerprints of drivers. The patrol has 27 mobile fingerprint scanners. With a swipe, troopers can potentially identify the dangerous and wanted. "If a person has committed a crime, they would be taken to the jail immediately and fingerprinted at the jail properly and sent to the FBI if it's a felony. We already have everything in place," detailed Springfield lawyer Dee Wampler. "There's a lot of money being invested in this.
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by Lauren Matter, KSPR News and lmatter@kspr.com | April 8, 2013
GLADSTONE, Mo. -- Police here say a suspect for the disappearance of a 5-year-old girl was located at an apartment complex, but the girl was not with her.  KMBC reports Tami Lampkins is being interviewed by police regarding the disappearance of Lili High. The Missouri State Highway Patrol earlier issued an Endangered Person Advisory after Lili was apparently taken by a friend of her mother on Sunday around 9:30 p.m.  Lili was last seen wearing gray and red spandex pants and a yellow t-shirt.  She is missing four front teeth.
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by KSPR News and news@kspr.com | March 29, 2013
BRANSON, Mo. -- Branson police spent a couple of hours Friday night on the hunt for a man they say may be responsible for the murder of another man at an apartment complex. Police officers say they received a call on Friday afternoon that someone was stabbed at the Branson Place Apartments at 3515 Arlene Street.  On the way to the complex, police saw a car crashed into a pole alongside the road.  The man in the car ran into the nearby woods.  Branson's assistant police chief says, when they arrived at the apartments, they found a man in his 20s dead, but not from a stabbing.  Police say they will have to do an autopsy to figure out the cause of death.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and E-mail: cbrewer@schurz.com | March 19, 2013
LAKE OZARK, Mo. - Police in Lake Ozark are searching for a boater today. A man was last seen in or around his boat at the Ozark Yacht Club on Saturday, according to authorities. Lake Ozark police and troopers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol say they're searching the lake and surrounding areas, trying to find the missing man.
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by Jonah Kaplan, KSPR News and jkaplan@kspr.com | March 19, 2013
REPUBLIC, Mo -- Residents say Monday night's deadly crash in Republic started when someone revved up his engine. The driver killed was Garrett Blotter, 16,a Republic High School sophomore. A passenger, Desmond Roy, 16, remains in critical condition. The crash occured on Miller Road, about a mile away from the Republic Community Center.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Blotter lost control at the top of a hill, skidded off the road and then struck a tree. People heard it happen.  Alyssa Griffin said she heard an engine's roar and then a pop, like someone's tire blew.
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by Joanna Small, KSPR News and Reporter and Photographer | February 22, 2013
BRANSON, Mo. -- Det, Travis Wilson's brush with a bullet on Friday morning is the first time in 16 years that a Springfield police officer was hit by gunfire.  Wilson is certainly not alone, however.  Although rare, other officers in the Ozarks have been shot at and shot. They happened decades apart while working for different agencies at different points in their careers, yet retired Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper Allen Hines and Branson dispatcher Mike Staworski tell the same story about their brushes with death.
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by Lauren Pozen, KSPR News and lpozen@kspr.com | December 23, 2012
WILLARD, Mo. -- A man from Springfield died after he lost control of his car and hit a tree.  It happened late Sunday on Farm Road 106 near Willard. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says William Pope, 36, was driving east when his Saturn went off the road and hit a fence and then the tree. Pope died at the scene. The patrol says he was not wearing a seatbelt.
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by KSPR News and news@kspr.com | October 15, 2012
ROGERSVILLE, Mo. -- City police and other law enforcement agencies are investigating the shooting death of a 24-year-old man at his home on Mill Street across the street from Logan-Rogersville Upper Elementary School.   The Rogersville police chief said Russell Lawson's mother found his body between 9 and 10 a.m. Monday.   Police Chief Paul Laughlin explained Lawson was shot in the head. The department treated the shooting as a homicide and not a suicide.  Laughlin said no one in Lawson's family has reported talking to him since Sunday morning.
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Mary Moloney and KSPR News Staff and mmoloney@kspr.com | September 15, 2012
WILLARD, Mo. -- Four Springfield family members are among the dead after a plane crashed north of Willard.  Troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed a 2002 Cirrus SR22 went down just after midnight Saturday in a field north of Farm Road 123 in Willard. The pilot of the plane is believed to be 44-year-old John Lambert. He was with a family friend 46-year-old Robin Melton of Ozark. Lambert's 16-year-old son Grayson, 15-year-old daughter McKinley, and 10-year-old son Joshua were also killed in the crash.
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