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by Gene Hartley and Mike Landis, KY3 News and mlandis@ky3.com | March 16, 2011
MARSHFIELD, Mo. -- The Webster County prosecuting attorney charged a couple from Rogersville on Wednesday with abusing an 8-year-old boy while they were punishing him.  An investigator believes Helen Brown, 38, and Lee Ann Howard, 42, made the boy go out in public while wearing a diaper, and deprived him of food and sleep until he finished a difficult homework assignment. According to probable cause statements used as the basis of the charges, Howard and Brown live together and care for the boy.  The Webster County Sheriff's Department's investigation started late in February.
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by the Accociated Press | May 26, 2013
OZARK, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri county health department has posted health advisories for three waterways because of high bacteria levels.   The Springfield News-Leader reports that the  Christian County Health Department has posted advisories warning swimmers about high levels of E. coli bacteria at the Jim Turner Access at Finley River Park in Ozark, the Shelvin Rock Access southwest of Nixa and the Delaware Access west of Nixa. The health department tests public waterways for E. coli, a type of bacteria that can cause diarrhea, dehydration and other problems.
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by Linda Russell, KY3 News and lrussell@ky3.com | June 21, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Developer Paul Larino of Nixa signed a contract months ago to buy the old Hickory Hills School site.  He missed his first scheduled payment of more than $2 million to the Springfield School District this month and asked the district not to void his contract. Larino announced his plans for Hickory Hills Marketplace in December.  Now the plans may be in question, as Larino has not kept part of the contract with the district. The plan calls for the old Hickory Hills School to be torn down and an anchor store and restaurants to be built on the site, which is the northeast corner of Chestnut Expressway at U.S. 65. "We are going to cater to some nicer restaurants, probably will be a component of some relocation of fast food restaurants that are not currently in this area," Larino said in December.  Larino didn't make the deadline of June 15 for his first payment of $2.5 million.  The Springfield School District sent a statement on Tuesday: "On June 28, the school board will discuss during executive session its option concerning the Hickory Hills property.
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by Joe Hickman | September 15, 2011
 For the third year, the highly-successful Professional Bullriders circuit is coming to Springfield's JQH Arena Friday-Sunday with 40 of the top bullriders in the world competing.  But if you're looking for a local rooting interest, you might want to look to a competitor who's not human.  His name is "Boot Daddy".  One of the biggest, baddest bulls on the PBR circuit with only 5 of 13 riders able to stay on him for the full 8-seconds.  And he's...
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by Emily Wood, KY3 News and ewood@ky3.com | June 26, 2012
BOLIVAR, Mo. -- The kid-friendly fountains are flowing, the water in the blue slide is gushing, and the pools are all filled up.  After a long wait for City of Bolivar taxpayers, the new $6 million  Bolivar Aquatic Center finally is almost complete.  The center, located at the YMCA, opens Saturday. "I understand its been something that's been a frustration for the citizens of bolivar, and I share their frustration," said Bolivar City Administrator Darin Chappell. The pool was first scheduled to be open in September 2011.  An independent engineer for the City of Bolivar said the concrete in the aquatic center was poured incorrectly, causing it to crack.  The engineer recommended a total redo of the cracked concrete for safety and durability, but the city opted to simply fill the cracks for a quicker opening date.
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by Jay Scherder, KY3 News and jscherder@ky3.com | August 31, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo -- There is free money available to help repair your home. It's not too good to be true, but there are a few restrictions. Shirley Knight lives on a fixed income. Finding money to make repairs to her house isn't easy. "I only get a certain amount a month. So it is very, very difficult," said Knight. But one day, repairs did appear and at no cost to Shirley. "I was tickled to death. I was tickled to death," she said. It's thanks to Habitat for Humanity's Creating Healthy Homes project.
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by KY3 News and newsalerts@ky3.com | February 17, 2011
OZARK, Mo. -- A woman whose husband died eight years ago from brain cancer has won an appeal at the U.S. Veterans Administration.  Sheree Evans claimed his death resulted from Edward Evans' exposure to Agent Orange when he was a Marine in the Vietnam War.  A law firm in the Washington, D.C., area says the ruling means Evans will receive widow's benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The law firm, Bergmann & Moore, says the ruling is the first time that the VA has admitted a link between Agent Orange exposure and glioblastoma multiforme, the brain cancer that killed Edward Evans in 2003.
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by Mike Landis, KY3 News and mlandis@ky3.com | April 6, 2011
BOLIVAR, Mo. - When it comes to community water parks, there's little doubt Bolivar's will make a big splash. Work in underway on the town's new aquatic center, soon to be complete with a convertible top. "The panels will automatically slide off so half of the roof will be exposed,"  explained Rom Mersch, city administrator. Inside the facility will be two pools, water slides, and a children's 'adventure area.' "It is going to essentially be a water park that is affordable, explained Chad Jensen, executive director of the Roy Blunt YMCA in Bolivar.
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by Emily Wood, KY3 News and ewood@ky3.com | July 13, 2012
BRANSON, Mo. -- During the summer months, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Rangers test E. Coli levels in area lakes and rivers weekly.  This year, levels have been up and down, but no beaches have tested to have dangerous levels of bacteria. "We asked a lot of people in the area, 'Where's the best place to go?' and a lot of people recommended we come here," said Jon Styron, a visitor from Indiana. Styron traveled to Branson with his wife and his three children.  The family spent Friday on Moonshine Beach.
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by Linda Russell, KY3 News and lrussell@ky3.com | September 18, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Two new veterans clinics are scheduled to come to the Ozarks, with one of them only a couple months from opening its doors. Springfield veterans are accustomed to the drive to the Veterans Administration clinic in Mt. Vernon for basic health care, and the much longer drive to the VA Hospital in Fayetteville.  So news of a large clinic coming to Springfield is welcome. "We have World War II veterans here at this post who now have to drive the 2 ½ hours, sometimes inclement weather to have things done at Fayetville," said American Legion Post 639 commander Bill Roark.
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by Chad Plein, KY3 News and cplein@ky3.com | March 17, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- One of the most highly anticipated events of the summer is canceled.  James River Assembly of God says it's not money but timing that ended its annual I Love America religious and patriotic celebration. After reviewing schedules and looking over plans for another event on the grounds of Springfield Underground, James River Assembly of God Charities says it just can’t continue the 14-year Independence Day event that’s attracted thousands of families.
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by Linda Russell and KY3 Reporter | June 22, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- The bed bug epidemic that began in 2010 isn't over.  If anything, it's picking up speed.  But local exterminators say their methods of getting rid of the bugs are now tried and true.   Hotels, dorms and hospitals are among places constantly working to keep the bugs out.  But they're even showing up in places like semi tractors and travel trailers. "We're doing several jobs a week lately.  So it's started increasing rapidly, and in the past year or so, it's continued to increase rapidly," says Ivan Eftink, Bug Zero owner.  Eftink says his company did four bed bug jobs this week and has at least that many scheduled for next week.
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by Linda Russell, KY3 News and lrussell@ky3.com | January 14, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Safe to Sleep program is a warm and safe place to sleep for women who would otherwise be sleeping on the streets.  When organizers got it going, and set up cots in churches like Pathways United Methodist, they thought there might be 12 or 15 homeless women who could use a place to stay at night.  They were shocked by the number of women needing to get inside out of the elements at a place where they can feel safe. The women setting up for the night at Pathways United Methodist Church on Monday are happy to be setting up inside.  "I thank God every day for this, because sleeping in a tent was just not cutting it, and it was getting cold," said Sandy Hainline.
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Abby Dyer and adyer@ky3.com | May 3, 2013
Storm Shelters save lives, but many people don't have them because they are simply too expensive. After witnessing the damage from the Joplin tornado, Russel Gehrke made it his mission to provide storm shelters to Joplin tornado survivors that can't afford one on their own. Gehrke said, “I noticed the playground at burger king was still standing and that was kind of like…huh.   And then I noticed another playground standing at the Catholic church. It got me thinking that the plastic used in the playgrounds that withstood the tornado, we could make a concrete form out of recycled plastics and build storm shelters that are more cost effective.” Testing storm shelters in an expensive endeavor.  The typical test costs about $3,500.  So, in order to cut down on those costs to test his new materials, Russel invented "The Shredder".  "The Shredder" is a glorified pitching machine that is powered by a motorcycle and can throw pipes and 2x4s at about 200 ft/sec.
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