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Doug Magditch and dmagditch@kspr.com | December 22, 2010
Like nearly every young girl, growing up, Tara Carter wanted a pony. The only difference from most, is she got one. "I thought, well, that's a good idea. We got room and we got the place to do it, so she can do what she'd like," says Roy Carter, Tara Carter's father. With that first horse, blossomed a new talent. It was the beginning of a life-long passion "I just always loved animals. So, it just kind of came naturally," says Carter. Carter found full-sized horses were too big for her, so she decided to downsize.
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Terra Haff and News Producer | March 21, 2012
ROLLA, Mo. -- Jurors will soon decide if an Ozarks man convicted of first degree murder will live or die. A jury found Chris Collings guilty last night of first degree murder in the death of  9 year old Rowan Ford of Stella. A very emotional day on the stand Wednesday. For the first time Rowan Ford was not just a picture, we learned about the person she was and the people her life impacted. Her mother, sister, two teachers, and relatives of her childhood best friend took the  stand.
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KSPR News | July 15, 2010
Greene County investigators served two search warrants after a 3-year-old girl was injured at her father’s Fair Grove home. On July 7, officers arrived to find the father “covered in blood” holding his daughter outside the home on North Quail Haven Lane. The father told detectives he was in the garage when he heard a “thud in the driveway.” The man and his girlfriend told officers they did not know how she was hurt. At the hospital, doctors found two depressed skull fractures at the rear base of the skull and the top of the skull.
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Emily Rittman, Ben Knaup and Reporter, Photographer | February 8, 2012
A convicted sex offender suspected in a handful of new cases is now charged with two new felony counts against a young victim. Wayne Files was in court Wednesday to ask for a bond reduction. Three women who say they were molested by Wayne Files were in tears in the courtroom. It was the first time they saw him face to face in years. They say they don't want him to have any more victims. Files told the judge he's innocent by entering a not guilty plea. "I hope they put him away and throw away the keys this time,” Files' ex-wife Katherine Files said.
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Mary Moloney, KSPR News Reporter and mmoloney@kspr.com | June 19, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- From a convicted criminal to a victim, 21-year-old James Heatherly sits in a Springfield hospital as he recovers from a gunshot wound. Already, he has a drug conviction and he has robbery, weapons, and more drug charges pending. Springfield police said the tables have turned. Heatherly was the victim of a shooting that happened midday Monday in the middle of a crowded parking lot. Two days after the shooting, the sun shines over Stacy Mason and her daughter Lily after a busy day of shopping.
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Doug Magditch and dmagditch@kspr.com | September 22, 2010
They say a man's home is his castle. In Eureka Springs, Ark., the man may have helped, but Quigley's Castle is his wife's creation. Elise Quigley was a collector, recycler, and visionary. Now, visitors come from all over the country to see her home. There's something to be said for 'making do.' "Live with what you have," says Quigley's granddaughter, Debbie Smith. Quigley was the queen of it. Just look at her castle. "It was her unique design," says Smith.
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Joanna Small and Joel Girdner and Reporter and Photographer | August 22, 2011
  The wait was long and the end was inconclusive.   Protesters at the Republic School Board meeting tonight didn't get the answers they hoped for, but they did make a statement, protesting what they call the mishandling of a middle schooler's rape and a book ban.     By the time the Republic School board adjorned their closed session meeting and welcomed the public about 50 protestors had gathered.  They were asked the leave their signs...
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Lauren Pozen, KSPR News Reporter; Ben Knaup KSPR News Photographer | May 16, 2013
SALEM, Mo.--A major effort is underway to stop a three-year-old Labrador Retriever in Salem from being put to death. The ordeal started a year ago, when  Phineas the dog, nipped a little girl. "I want my dog back," says Lexi Sanders fighting back tears. Phineas's owners say he was protective of his family. They say he was a kind and gentle four-legged friend. "If another dog would come in the yard, he would stay between that dog and our kids. He would follow them around everywhere," says Phineas's owner Amber Sanders.
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Doug Magditch and dmagditch@kspr.com | February 3, 2011
Thousands of photographs, showcasing the history of the Ozarks. Photographer and businessman Domino Danzero documented the Ozarks at the turn of the century. Now, his work is on display at Missouri State University . "Humor and the humanity. That, to me, is the kernel of this whole collection," says Nancy Brown Dornan. Dornan never really knew her grandfather. He died when she was young girl, but she can remember an idea of him. "I remember the humor and I remember the fun in my grandfather," says Dornan.
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By Melody Pettit and mpettit@kspr.com | October 22, 2012
A Springfield family says their 13-year old is being teased, bullied, and threatened at school and they say school officials aren't doing anything to help. The family says a fight between neighborhood kids has moved into the classroom. They say it's gotten so bad; they were worried the young girl would take her own life. So they took action before that happened. 13-year old Nichole used to love playing basketball at school, Pipkin Middle. Now her street will have to do, she says she would rather die than go back.
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