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by Jay Scherder, KY3 News and jscherder@ky3.com | April 25, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- It's being called the "Internet Doomsday. " Thousands of computers could go offline this summer because of a virus. According to InformationWeek , at its peak the malware was infecting machines used by half of all Fortune 500 companies as well as nearly half of government agencies. Since then things have calmed down considerably, but if your computer is still infected going into the summer, your computer could  lose the internet. "It infected about four million computers worldwide-about 500,000 in the United States," said FBI Supervisory Special Agent Josh Nixon.
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by Dustin Hodges, KY3 News and dhodges@ky3.com | September 12, 2013
BOLIVAR, Mo  --  Flu season will be here before you know it; but if your computer has a virus now, you can get any bugs wiped out for free this weekend. Saturday morning Southwest Baptist University is holding what they call 'Disinfection Day'. Folks can bring in their computer and SBU students will run a virus scan on it and if need be they'll remove any viruses that are on your computer as well as closing any other files or programs that are making it run slowly. Officials say this free service could save you hundreds of dollars.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and cbrewer@schurz.com | January 15, 2013
TULSA, Okla. -- What do you do when your weather computers go down and you need to go on the air to give the forecast? You draw your own weather maps, of course. That's what happened in Tulsa, Okla. on Monday at KTUL, when meteorologist Andrew Kozak did the weather the old-fashioned way on a morning newscast.
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edited news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri | January 28, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A man from Monett was sentenced in federal court on Monday for possessing cartoons that depicted child pornography.  Christjan Bee, 36, received a three-year in federal prison sentence without parole, followed by five years of supervised release. Last Oct. 15, Bee pleaded guilty to possessing an obscene image of the sexual abuse of children.  The pornographic cartoon, which depicted children engaging in sexual behavior, is categorized as obscene and therefore illegal.
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edited news release | July 4, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Hundreds of thousands of Internet users may lose their online access on July 9, 2012, and Better Business Bureau is urging all consumers and businesses to run a quick and easy diagnostic test to see if their computers are infected. The FBI's  DNS Changer Working Group  can detect the malware and explain how to fix infected machines. “Everyone should check to see if their computer is infected,” said Judy Mills, president/CEO of BBB of Southwest Missouri.
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Posted by Kristy Schiebel and kschiebel@schurz.com | September 14, 2012
ST LOUIS -- She was a new millionaire and didn't even know it.  Turns out a woman from Illinois was the holder of a winning powerball ticket sold at a St. Louis gas station in early August.  The 57-year-old had bought the ticket on her way to work and then set it aside.  She recently checked old tickets stacked next to her computer, and found one worth a million dollars.
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edited news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri | June 22, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A soldier stationed at Ft. Leonard Wood received a 15-year federal prison sentence on Thursday for producing child pornography.   Lawrence Ellrick, 36, also will be on supervised release for the rest of his life after he leaves prison. Last Dec. 15, Ellrick pleaded guilty to the sexual exploitation of a child.  Ellrick admitted he used a minor (identified as Jane Doe) to produce child pornography between Jan. 1 and May 31, 2010. Ellrick forfeited to the government a computer hard drive, a laptop computer, a desktop computer and a digital camera, all of which were used to commit the offenses.
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edited news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri | October 15, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A man from Monett pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to possessing cartoons that depicted child pornography.  Christjan Bee, 36, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge James England to possessing obscenity. On Aug. 8, 2011, Bee's wife contacted the Monett Police Department and reported she found files she believed to be child pornography on a computer used by her husband.  Police officers executed a search warrant at Bee's residence and seized his computer.
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Maria Neider, KY3 News | October 16, 2012
MONETT, Mo.-- A southwest Missouri man who was turned in to police by his wife pleaded guilty to possessing cartoons that depict child pornography.         Prosecutors announced Monday that 36-year-old Christian Bee of Monett entered his plea Monday in federal court in Springfield.         Bee's wife called Monett police in August last year after finding the files on her husband's computer. Forensic investigators found a collection of electronic comics, titled "Incest Comics," on the computer.
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by Chris Clackum, NBC News and newsalerts@ky3.com | May 6, 2011
The Cloud is the latest internet innovation.  It's popping up more often in commercials and in other conversations about security of computer information. The Cloud concept was derived from cloud-like drawings that illustrated the connectivity that the internet would deliver.  It involves physical locations with giant computer servers.  The whereabouts of these servers are not widely advertised.  It allows users to remotely store their data, not on their personal computer, and accessible from any internet connected device.
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by Dustin Hodges, KY3 News and dhodges@ky3.com | September 12, 2013
BOLIVAR, Mo  --  Flu season will be here before you know it; but if your computer has a virus now, you can get any bugs wiped out for free this weekend. Saturday morning Southwest Baptist University is holding what they call 'Disinfection Day'. Folks can bring in their computer and SBU students will run a virus scan on it and if need be they'll remove any viruses that are on your computer as well as closing any other files or programs that are making it run slowly. Officials say this free service could save you hundreds of dollars.
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by Chris Brewer, web editor and cbrewer@schurz.com | June 12, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Jeff Thomas gets looks nearly everywhere he goes -- some quizzical, others odd, and some simply doing a double take. The web systems analyst at Missouri State is just another person that wouldn't ordinarily stand out, except for a device he's wearing that looks similar to a pair of glasses mixed in with the aesthetics of a sci-fi film. He gets even more stares when he asks a question to seemingly no one in particular. That's okay by him, however, because they can't see exactly what he sees -- the answer to what he's seeking, in a small screen above his eye. What everyone's looking at is known simply as Google Glass, a wearable computer that enables one to do a variety of tasks, such as take pictures or video, send a text message, look at email and search for directions to a place.
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | June 12, 2013
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. -- A man from Aurora is accused of collecting more than 9,000 pornographic images, including some of children, on computers at his home.  Gordon Funk, 70, was charged on Tuesday after an investigation by the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department that began on Monday.  The sheriff's department is working with federal investigators “to determine the depth of the incident,” according to a news release.  Funk is in the Lawrence...
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Edited press release from Joe Jerek, Missouri Dept. of Conservation | April 30, 2013
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Conservation wants hunters and anglers to know that the purchase of hunting and fishing permits will be unavailable from 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, through 7 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8. The brief service interruption is for maintenance to the related computer system.  The system maintenance will include online permit purchases and purchases through permit vendors.  MDC has minimized the time required...
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April 9, 2013
      JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri's Revenue Department could no longer keep a computer database of personal documents presented by driver's license applicants under a measure endorsed by the state Senate.  The bill given first-round approval Tuesday would require the Revenue Department to securely destroy the scanned copies of documents, such as birth certificates, collected since December from people seeking driver's licenses.  The...
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edited news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri | February 22, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A member of the Sarcoxie School Board was charged in federal court on Friday with possessing child pornography.  John R. Lewis, 67, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court. Lewis was arrested without incident prior to the school board meeting on Thursday night and was in federal custody on Friday, pending a detention hearing. According to an affidavit filed in support of the complaint, Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers contacted Lewis as part of their investigation into allegations that he had exposed himself to a group of high school students who were working for Lewis on his farm outside Sarcoxie.  The troopers obtained a search warrant for Lewis's residence and seized two desktop computers, a laptop computer and electronic storage devices.
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From KY3 News | February 11, 2013
  Studies show about 50-percent of patients do not take their medicines as prescribed.  Researchers are working on new ways to change that.  What if you could take a lot of pills, or even a whole pharmacy and put the medicine on a chip inside a transistor-like box?   "It's possible that each of those containers can have a different drug in them," according to M-I-T's Dr. Michael Cima.  He helped create the first pharmacy on a chip.  It can be programmed wirelessly to release medication from tiny reservoirs.
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edited news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Missouri | January 28, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A man from Monett was sentenced in federal court on Monday for possessing cartoons that depicted child pornography.  Christjan Bee, 36, received a three-year in federal prison sentence without parole, followed by five years of supervised release. Last Oct. 15, Bee pleaded guilty to possessing an obscene image of the sexual abuse of children.  The pornographic cartoon, which depicted children engaging in sexual behavior, is categorized as obscene and therefore illegal.
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Posted by Chris Brewer, Digital Media Editor and cbrewer@schurz.com | January 15, 2013
TULSA, Okla. -- What do you do when your weather computers go down and you need to go on the air to give the forecast? You draw your own weather maps, of course. That's what happened in Tulsa, Okla. on Monday at KTUL, when meteorologist Andrew Kozak did the weather the old-fashioned way on a morning newscast.
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From KY3 News | January 3, 2013
   There were nearly 100 reported cases of the flu in Greene county during the last week of December.  Every year up to 20-percent of the U-S population gets sick with the flu.  That's driving the work of medical research, trying to develop better ways to fight the illness.  It's a little word that can cause big and uncomfortable problems.  People with the flu describe their symptoms like this:  "You feel cold and warm and you cannot sleep. " "Sore throat, I hate it. It drives me crazy.
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