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by Jay Scherder, KY3 News and jscherder@ky3.com | July 11, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo -- Missouri Governor was in town Wednesday at the South Side Senior Center to sign legislation concerning financial exploitation. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reports about one out of every five calls to the Elder Abuse Hotline deals with financial exploitation. It's a constant battle, and before this law prosecutors didn't have all the tools they needed to go after criminals. "It is an awful and unfortunate truth that each year thousands of older folks are the victims of financial exploitation," said Governor Nixon.
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by Mike Landis, KY3 News | February 1, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, MO - Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen is planning to open a new restaurant in the city.  The announcement is being made nearly five years after the company left the market, closing all three of its Springfield locations. Building plans filed with the City of Springfield, indicate one of the proposed locations is 1710 S. Glenstone.  Records indicate that lot, owned by Jared Enterprises, is currently occupied by a Purple Burrito restaurant. Popeyes, based in Atlanta, GA, formerly operated restuaurants at 631 S. Glenstone, 1421 W. Kearney, and 1725 W. Sunshine.  According to the company's website, " ...Popeyes is a leader in the New Orleans segment of the foodservice industry and is the world's second largest quick-service chicken concept based on the number of units.  As of April 17, 2011 Popeyes had 1,997 restaurants in the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Cayman Islands, and 25 foreign countries.
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | December 14, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A federal grand jury indicted 21 owners of 13 businesses that have sold synthetic marijuana, commonly called K2, Spice and other names, in southwest Missouri.  The charges, which are described by the U.S. attorney's office as "separate but related," were announced at a news conference on Friday afternoon. The indictments say the products are falsely sold as "incense" and "not for human consumption. "  For several years, however, people have been buying them and using them to get high, often with dangerous side effects and health problems.
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by KY3 News and news@ky3.com | March 28, 2012
WARSAW , Mo. -- A man from rural Henry County was charged on Wednesday morning for a shooting death on a county road on the Benton/Henry county line.  Lonny Mays, 67, faces charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the death of Rudy Romdall, 66, who also lived in rural Henry County.  Mays and Romdall, as well as other people, had been involved in ongoing disputes in recent months at a nearby subdivision called Sky Village. ...
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by Jay Scherder, Emily Wood and Linda Russell KY3 News and news@ky3.com | February 25, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield police shot and killed a man about 8 a.m. at a home at 2506 W. Grand St., after going there to serve a search warrant.  The police chief said Friday afternoon that several officers were on routine administrative leave while the fatal shooting is investigated. Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams says Det. Travis Wilson was hit in the right back/hip by a bullet during an exchange of gunfire with the man, who stepped outside the home.  Other officers shot and killed the man.  Investigators don't know which of several officers shot the man. Wilson was treated for his wound at a hospital and released.  He's recovering at home.  The detective was not wearing a protective bulletproof vest.  He was wearing a suit, not a police uniform.  This is the first time in 16 years that a Springfield police officer was shot.
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by Jay Scherder and jscherder@ky3.com | January 24, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo -- More than $2.3 million worth of drugs and property have been recovered since the Crime Stoppers program began in 1984.  In 2011, the program is running stronger than ever. Contract Ky3's Jay Scherder broke down the process of how a tip becomes an arrest. He also shows how that translates into money in your pocket.  "Over the holidays season there was a purse snatch robbery near the Battlefield Mall," said Crime Stoppers Officer Lee Walker. "Within two hours we started getting tips.
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by Mike Landis, KY3 News and mlandis@ky3.com | July 10, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, MO. - A state highways commission has approved funding for the long-planned expansion of U.S. Highway 60 east toward Rogersville. Betty Wise has worked hard to build a home surrounded by beautiful landscaping. "I have been happy here.  Built my garden and everything," Wise stated. Betty says her 30 years here are full of good memories.  But, the place itself will soon be just a memory.  That's because a freeway interchange will soon run right through what's now her living room.
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video report by Sara Forhetz, KY3 News; text from edited news release and sforhetz@ky3.com | March 14, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The U.S. attorney's office on Monday charged two men with distributing large amounts of cocaine and crack cocaine in the Springfield area.  One witness quoted in a detective's affidavit described Carlous Horton and Christopher Holmes as operating the largest cocaine/crack cocaine operation in the area. Horton, 35, of Nixa, and Holmes, 25, of Springfield, were charged in separate criminal complaints in U.S. District Court.   Law officers arrested both of them on Monday morning after raids on expensive homes in Springfield and Nixa, and they made their first appearances in federal court on Monday afternoon.
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by Ed Fillmer, KY3 News special contributor and news@ky3.com | September 4, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Joyce Reed started a new era on KY3 News.  After growing up in Buffalo, she became the station's first evening news co-anchor.  Thirty-five years later, she still thrives on news coverage. On a recent day, an explosion rocked a small town south of Tulsa, Okla.  In a television newsroom, Reed was doing exactly what she likes to do: help with the coverage of a story.  Reed is vice president for news content at three stations in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. This explosion caused injuries and evacuations.  Reed's reporters covered it live.
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | March 27, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Detectives believe a murder in northeast Springfield in December occurred during the sale of heroin.  That detail was made public on Wednesday in a search warrant document filed at the Greene County Judicial Center. Marlo Hodges is charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of James Davis on Dec. 7, 2012, at 1360 E. Brower St.  A woman who was with Davis was stabbed but survived.  Police had not revealed why Davis, who recently moved to Springfield from St. Louis, and the woman were visiting the home.  In an application written in February for a search warrant for a nearby home, a detective wrote, “Witnesses involved in the incident (fatal shooting at 1360 E. Brower)
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Cara Restelli and Contact Cara | August 31, 2010
Nowadays, it's hard to know who to trust when answering a knock at the door.  We've received calls from some of you who know this firsthand. Louise Pullium says a few weeks ago she got caught up in a sales pitch when a salesman came to her door.  She says the salesman said he was with T & B Sales and was touting Advanage the Wonder Cleaner. He told Pullium that he had recently gotten laid off from his job in Detroit, and that her purchase would help him get back on his feet.
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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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