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by Mike Landis, KY3 News and mlandis@ky3.com | January 14, 2011
HIGHLANDVILLE, Mo. - It's nearly impossible to miss it.  Rising from a hilltop near U.S. 65 is a massive structure that’s turning the heads of the curious. Is it a warehouse, a hotel, or a convention center?  The answer has been no mystery for Christian County leaders. “It is our understanding that it is a private residence,” explained Bob Atchley, Planning and Zoning Administrator. In fact, it'll be one of the largest private homes in America.
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Chris Replogle, KY3 News and creplogle@ky3.com | July 5, 2011
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Show me the money! Missouri's unclaimed property office reports a record $36 million this past fiscal year.  Treasurer Clint Zweifel says it jumped by four percent compared to the record-breaking 2010 fiscal year. Companies must turn over assets to the state after failing to contact customers for five or more years.  What's owed to your family?   Just log onto the treasurer office's to search your name.    
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by Maria Neider, KY3 News and mneider@ky3.com | November 15, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Local butchers Seth and Grant Hoerman have been processing deer meat in Fair Grove for eight years.  The brothers just opened a new business in Springfield featuring their jalapeno and cheddar venison brats, summer sausage, jerky and snack sticks.  The Horrmann Meat Company is near Battlefield Road at Kansas Expressway.  On Ozarks Today on Tuesday, the men showed one of their favorite recipes for firearms deer...
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By Dustin Hodges, KY3 News and dhodges@ky3.com | January 16, 2013
BRANSON, Mo. - Many bird watchers are braving the cold weather to see one of Mother Nature's most beautiful creatures, the American Bald Eagle. Sightings are most common in Missouri in January and February. The Department of Conservation says anywhere where there is water is a good place to see Bald Eagles. Thy say the reason is that bodies of water up north are starting to freeze over for the winter, so the eagles are moving south for food. Places like Table Rock Lake, Lake Taneycomo, Bull Shoals Lake, Lake Springfield and Stockton Lake are good places to spot bald eagles.
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by Sara Forhetz, KY3 News and sforhetz@ky3.com | February 23, 2011
HERMITAGE, Mo. -- The Hickory County sheriff says a former coach and teacher at Weaubleau High School has confessed that he sent nude photos and lewd text messages to teenage girls.    Sheriff Ray Tipton says Ryan Bilby, 26, met with investigators on Wednesday.  Bilby, who taught history and coached girls softball and boys basketball, resigned after the investigation began a few days ago. He was in his first year at Weaubleau High School....
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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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edited news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri | October 3, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A woman from Ash Grove was sentenced in federal court on Wednesday for stealing nearly $480,000 from her employer in Nixa a fraud scheme.  Carla Wilson, 54, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Richard Dorr to three years and one month in federal prison without parole.  The court also ordered Wilson to pay $611,000 in restitution. Last April 12, Wilson pleaded guilty to forging checks from her employer and to filing a false tax return.  Wilson, an accountant, was employed at Kitchenland USA, as an office manager beginning in August 2004 until she was terminated on Sept.
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by Paula Morehouse and pmorehouse@ky3.com | November 9, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A federal grand jury indicted three members of a family from Springfield for their roles in what investigators call a conspiracy to distribute synthetic drugs, commonly referred to as K2, including a product called Kryp2nite.  Investigators believe the Franklin family has hauled in around $6.7 million from the sales of those products in the past three years.  With those funds, investigators believe, Brandon, Douglas and Caitlyn...
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edited news release | December 22, 2010
   SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man from Nixa received a 17-month federal prison sentence with no chance of parole for attempting to defraud the government by claiming a tax refund for himself, and helping others claim tax refunds to which they were not entitled.  U.S. District Judge Richard Dorr sentenced Jason Powell, 32, on Tuesday.  After his prison sentence, Powell will be on three years of supervised release, and obligated to pay $71,622 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.
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edited news release from Missouri State Highway Patrol | August 27, 2012
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Several news laws took effect in Missouri on Tuesday.  The following explanations are provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol: On August 28, 2012, many new state laws and changes to existing laws become effective in Missouri. To increase public awareness, Colonel Ronald K. Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, informs the public of the new laws and changes dealing with the Patrol, criminal law, motor vehicle and boat operations, licensing and public safety.  What follows below are highlights of new laws and changes to existing law based upon the Missouri General Assembly's bill summaries.
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | December 4, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A federal drug task force brought charges Friday and Monday against five men from southwest Missouri who are suspected of importing methamphetamine from California and Mexico and selling it in this area.  All five of the men were in custody by Tuesday. The charges are against Noe Moreno-Malagon of Ozark, Juan Moreno-Malagon of Highlandville, Jesus Moreno-Malagon of Ozark, Valentin Gomez-Torres of Battlefield, and Luis Ramon-Lara. The charges say the men distributed “in excess of 50 grams of actual methamphetamine” over the past two years.  A task force with officers from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Springfield Police Department has been investigating them.
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