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PHOTOS: Fans get an up close look at a monster truck

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:20am

Fans at the Ozark Empire Fair got to take a close up look at monster trucks. 

VIDEO: Take a ride inside a monster truck at the fair

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:16am

A view from the inside of the monster truck ride at the Ozark Empire Fair. 

VIDEO: The Monster Truck ride at the fair

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 11:02am

Watch a monster truck ride run the course at the Ozark Empire Fair. 

A little bit warmer

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 9:02am

High temperatures will be a bit warmer today. There is a chance for rain in the forecast along with cooler readings. Find out what to expect by watching the forecast.

Altercation leads to stabbing in north Springfield

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 6:48am

One man was taken to the hospital after a stabbing in north Springfield late Saturday afternoon. 

Police say the stabbing occurred after a fight broke out between two men in the 1000 block of E. Norton Road just before 4:30 p.m. 

The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries. No arrests have been made. The investigation is ongoing. 

Man accused of trying to run over and shoot ex-girlfriend in Pulaski County

Sun, 08/02/2015 - 12:49am

Pulaski County Sheriff's deputies arrested Eric Hargrove, 28, for attempting run over and shoot his former girlfriend.

The ordeal started around 1:30 on Saturday morning at a bar on Highway Z just outside of the St. Roberts city limits.

After spotting his ex-girlfriend at the Chicken Bones Bar and Grill, Hargrove confronted her in the parking lot, and according to witness statements to deputies, he tried to run the woman over with his truck. The suspect then attempted to shoot her, authorities stated in a press release. Neither the ex-girlfriend nor any bystanders were harmed. After the incidents, Hargrove took off.

Around 10 a.m., deputies arrested Hargrove. He is being charged with first degree assault and armed criminal action. His bond is set at $500,000.

Missouri boaters getting a break at the pump

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 10:25pm

For years, boaters filling their tanks at What's Up Dock have paid a ¢17-per-gallon tax that goes to fixing Missouri roads. 

"Oh, it's been around as long as I remember," Ryan Hamilton of Port of Kimberling Marina said. It's a tax he, and many other boaters, think doesn't make much since, since the boats using the fuel don't use the roads. "They've never wanted to take it off before."

But now the state is doing just that. A new law going into effect at the end of the month is getting rid of the tax for boaters filling up on the water, a move that marina workers say is just common sense.

"We cant even sell the fuel to a vehicle, our pumps are hundreds of feet away from the shore so, it makes total sense not to charge a road tax on on-water use," Hamilton said. 

Right now boaters are able get a refund for that tax if they save their receipts, and send them to the Department of Revenue. Port of Kimberling does that work for people who have accounts with them, but Hamilton says it's a long process and many boaters don't know about or just don't do.

"Probably at least 75 percent of the people don't even bother filing for their refund," Hamilton said. 

Even though ¢17-per-gallon doesn't sound like much, marina workers say over the course of a summer the savings can really add up.

"We hear stories about people that may get $30-$40 back and we may hear some boaters that get a couple hundred dollars back, so it all depends on the size of the boat that they have and if they're down every weekend or if they just come down a couple times a year."

But Hamilton said the new law will make a big difference for everybody on the lake.

That law goes into effect on August 28.     

Seasonable heat and lower humidity continue

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 6:39pm

Temperatures will fall into the upper 60s overnight tonight with light winds. Sunday will be a lot like today, only slightly more muggy. Mostly sunny skies and highs in the lower 90s will prevail.

VIDEO: Monster trucks the Saturday star at the fair

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 6:20pm

KY3's Drew Douglas reports from the Ozark Empire Fair. 

Man killed in Harrison industrial accident

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 4:22pm

One man is confirmed dead after an industrial accident in Harrison, Arkansas. 

The incident happened just before 5:00 p.m. Friday at the Claridge plant located at 219 Industrial Park Road. Harrison Police Chief Paul Woodruff told KY3 News on Saturday that Marvin Estes, 59, was working with a piece of machinery when his right leg became entangled in the equipment. 

Officials said that a co-worker of Estes called 911 after hearing him scream for help. When first responders arrived on scene, Estes was deceased. 

Estes' body is being sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab in Little Rock for autopsy. The investigation is ongoing. 

University of Missouri discounts some online tuition costs

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 4:03pm

The University of Missouri says it will give a 10 percent tuition discount to Missouri students enrolled in a full degree program online.

The university announced Friday that the discount will begin this fall. The typical online student takes two three-credit-hour courses a semester. Without the discount, online courses cost the same as classes on campus - $276.20 a credit hour for undergraduates. The Kansas City Star reports the new program targets community college graduates pursuing a four-year bachelor's degree while working or raising a family. Eligible students must be Missouri residents and graduates of a Missouri public community college. They also must be working toward a degree from the university's undergraduate distance programs. The university says about 3,400 of the 15,400 students taking online courses are online-only students.  

Zobrist hits 2 HRs, Royals beat Jays 7-6

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 3:00pm

Ben Zobrist hit two home runs, Eric Hosmer singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals beat the Toronto Blue Jays 7-6 on Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak. Zobrist, who went 3 for 4 and scores three runs, also homered in the first and doubled and scored in the sixth. Yordano Ventura (6-7) gave up five runs and six hits in seven innings to win back-to-back starts for the first time since April. Wade Davis worked the eighth and Greg Holland pitched around a walk and a single for his 23rd save. Josh Donaldson grounded out to end it, stranding the tying run at third. Facing new Blue Jays reliever Mark Lowe, Zobrist tied it at 5 with a drive to right. Lorenzo Cain doubled and scored on Hosmer's base hit, Kendrys Morales singled Hosmer to third and Salvador Perez hit a sacrifice fly. Lowe (0-2) was charged with three runs after allowing just four in 34 prior appearances this season. Jose Bautista hit two solo homers and Josh Donaldson added a two-run drive, but Toronto's winning streak ended at three.

PHOTOS: Royals visit the Blue Jays Saturday afternoon

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 2:39pm

The Kansas City Royals visited the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre Saturday afternoon. (Photos by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Boozman: States need more flexibility in nutrition bill

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 11:18am

U.S. Sen. John Boozman said states like Arkansas need to be given more flexibility in how they administer child nutrition programs as the funding bill comes up for renewal this fall. The Republican lawmaker from Arkansas on Friday told reporters he supports giving more flexibility through the Child Nutrition Act, which funds the National School Lunch and summer food programs along with many others. The current Child Nutrition Act expires in September, and Boozman sits on the Senate Agriculture Committee that will take up its reauthorization.

Boozman said he wanted to look at more flexibility from rules requiring children in some feeding programs to go to a particular center. Boozman toured a feeding program at the Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library in Little Rock.

State political parties broke, fundraising less important

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 10:58am

Missouri's Republican and Democratic parties are in debt with just about a year left before the 2016 primary elections and must essentially start from scratch in terms of fundraising. But political scientists say the parties need less money after the Missouri Legislature in 2008 repealed limits on campaign contributions, which has changed the political dynamic in the state and shrunk the role of parties in elections. Political leaders and experts say parties still matter in terms of candidate recruitment, on-the-ground campaigning and data-driven voter analysis. But unlimited direct donations mean individual candidates are bringing in more money and have increasing influence.  

Part 2: Finishing touches on flag, popsicle

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 9:53am

FYI Guy Jeremy Rabe puts the finishing touches on our wooden projects. 

Part 1: Wooden popsicle and wooden American flag

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 9:36am

FYI Guy Jeremy Rabe shows us how to make a wooden popsicle and an American flag. He'll be giving it away at the Ozark Empire Fair on Monday, Aug. 3!

Your Movie Friend on new Mission Impossible and Vacation

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 9:22am

Your Movie Friend Aaron Dicer on two new long-running franchises. He sizes up "Vacation," and "Mission Impossible."

Arkansas sales tax holiday taking place this weekend

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 9:14am

Looking to save some money on back-to-school essentials? Arkansas' annual sales tax holiday is taking place this weekend.

The holiday began at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and lasts until 11:59 p.m. Sunday. 

State and local sales tax will not be collected on the following items during the 48-hour period: 

*Clothing and footwear if the sales price is less than $100 per item *Clothing accessories and equipment if the sales price is less than $50 per item *School supplies *School art supplies *School instructional materials

Missouri's tax holiday will take place next weekend. 

Thank you, Ozarks, for helping us reach another Facebook milestone!

Sat, 08/01/2015 - 8:25am

We want to share a Facebook milestone you helped us reach!

The KY3 Facebook page topped 200,000 'LIKES' this week.  We thank all of our Facebook followers for making us the "Place To Be" on the social media site over the last few years.

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