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St. Louis police investigate fatal shooting of homeless man

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 6:00am

St. Louis police are investigating the fatal shooting of a homeless man.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 27-year-old Travis Phillips was shot once each in the head and his hand around 3 a.m. Saturday inside a vacant house. Police are looking for a 26 year old man in the shooting.

Phillips' death is the city's 74th homicide of the year. The killing puts this year's homicide total at 19 more than on the same date in 2014.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com 

KY3 earns five first-place honors at Missouri Broadcasters Association

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 11:13pm

The Missouri Broadcasters Association honored KY3 with five top awards at its annual awards banquet at Lake of the Ozarks Saturday.

KY3 News earned eight awards overall.  The five first-place honors include Spot News, Special Programs, Documentary/Public Affairs, Sports and Investigative TV Reporting.

The Ozarks Sports Zone also earned a first-place for top website.

Even hotter Sunday

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 11:07pm

After a steamy Saturday temperatures will be even hotter Sunday.

Rally hawk! Large bird crashes into crowd at Hammons Field

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 10:48pm

The Springfield Cardinals were aided by an extra pair of wings Saturday night.

What appeared to be young hawk or falcon swooped across Hammons field in the bottom of the fifth inning before crash landing in the right field stands.  After fans scattered the bird took flight again, and again crashed, this time along the center field warning track, where it sat for an inning or so.  The Midland RockHounds center fielder kept a close eye on the winged outfielder behind him.

Eventually the bird hopped up onto the right field fence, then with the crowd cheering it on flew into a tree behind the center wall, where it sat for the rest of the game, enjoying a bird's eye view of the Cardinals 8-0 victory.

Car Wash Benefits girl in need of special medical care

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 10:45pm

 " I'm running out of time and I'm running out of options. Right now ill do anything. Car wash. Anything I'll have to do to raise a little bit of extra money to get her what she needs."

A cry for help from a heartbroken mother. Tina Caudle's daughter Taezia was born with NF1, a disease that effects the nervous system.  1 in 3 thousand people have it.  Tina says the disease has left Taezia with numerous tumors that could potentially paralyze her. " We found out that she has about 40 tumors on her back and about 4 on her brain," Tina says.

The family travels to St. Louis where Taezia has a team of NF1 specialists. She had surgery to remove a tumor in December. By April, the tumor grew back even bigger. "Surgery is just not an option anymore," says Tina. So now, Tina is hoping a specialized treatment in Maryland will be their answer..a treatment that their insurance won't cover. Now their turning to strangers for support.  

" It's not even guaranteed to work but I mean what do we got to loose. If we don't try it, She's never going to walk again. It's going to be bad so its something I have to try to do, because if I don't try it its going to kill me for the rest of my life." The Caudle Family will host another Car wash on Sunday June 7th at the Auto Zone on Kearney in Springfield starting at noon.

Taezia also has a fundraising website. http://www.gofundme.com/g3vd98

Following the Trail of Tears in a covered wagon

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 10:25pm

The Trail of Tears cuts across Missouri like a long forgotten scar.

In Battlefield on Saturday, some people gathered to remember the history of the tens of thousands of Native Americans forcibly removed from their homes in the southeast U.S. in the 1830's, and escorted on a death march by the US Army to Tahlequah, Oklahoma. One route of the Trail of Tears passes right through the middle of Battlefield.

"Everybody knows about wilson creek over here, but nobody knows about the trail of tears and that's kinda sad," says Robert Tallbird, a local man who is passionate about preserving Missouri's Native American history.

Tallbird says he is honored to meet two people riding a covered wagon along the entire trail. The couple in the wagon are Gene Glasscock and Noqah Elisi. They are trying to cover 10 miles a day, as they get to know the path of their Cherokee ancestors.

This weekend they've made camp at the Trail of Tears Park next to Battlefield City Hall.

Glasscock, who is in his 80's, says he built the wagon 6 years ago to criss-cross the country pulled by his 3 mules. Glasscock says this trip is deeply personal.

"It's helping me find my identity more, because I never felt like I belonged in the white man's world, and I never felt like I belonged in the Native American world," says Glasscock.

Noqah Elisi says the trip is a way to remember both her son who died 2 years ago, and her ancestors who survived the trail of tears.

"It has become a journey of honoring my grandmothers. They lived through a horrific genocidal act. They had the courage to live," says Elisi.

In their wagon made of wood and used car parts, they retrace the path along which thousands of Native Americans suffered and died.

"It's important to know how your ancestors lived, what happened to them, their story. To honor them and to give thanks for that because you're here because of that," says Elisi.

The wagon is camped in Battlefield through the weekend and Monday they plan to resume travelling 10 miles a day, following country roads as close to the original trail as possible.

Pictures: American Pharoah captures first Triple Crown since 1978

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 6:13pm

American Pharoah does it.  He captured the Triple Crown with a wire-to-wire victory in the Belmont Stakes Saturday.  The 3-year-old becomes the first to capture horse racing's Triple Crown since Affirmed in 1978.  (Pictures by Al Bello/Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Hall's complete game leads MSU to 3-1 win, forces decisive third game

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 5:44pm

All American Matt Hall saved the Missouri State bears’ season with a complete game one-hitter, as MSU topped Arkansas 3-1 to extend the Super Regional in Fayetteville to a third game.

Hall was practically unhittable through six innings, but hit a wild spell in the top half of the sevent, as walks and an error lead to the Razorbacks only run of the game. MSU coach Keith Guttin stuck with Hall after a leadoff walk in the top of the ninth, and the lefthander finished with a flourish, getting Arkansas out with a ground out, a pop-up and a game winning strike out.

The Bears bounced back from Friday’s 18-4 loss by striking first Saturday, scoring in the bottom of the second inning. Right fielder Blake Graham singled home Spencer Johnson, who opened the inning with a walk. The Bears left the bases loaded to end the inning.

MSU put the game away in the next inning. The Bears strung together singles from Tate Matheny, Andy Cheray and Johnson to make it 2-1, then added the insurance run when Graham beat out the throw to first to avoid an inning-ending double play.

Hall struck out eight and walked four to go along with the one hit he allowed to run his record to 12-2.

The two teams meet to decide a trip Omaha and a berth in the College World Series Sunday at 2 p.m.  

Rangers top KC 4-2, Royals drop third straight

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 5:35pm

Wandy Rodriguez pitched seven strong innings and the Texas Rangers defeated the Kansas City Royals 4-2 Saturday for their seventh win in eight games. Texas has won six straight series for the first time since 2012. The AL champion Royals have lost nine of 11. Rodriguez (3-2), a 36-year-old lefty who signed with the Rangers in early April after Atlanta released him in spring training, gave up one run and six hits. He walked none and struck out four. Yordano Ventura (3-5) continued to struggle early, allowing four runs in the first two innings.

PHOTOS: MSU Bears vs. Arkansas Razorbacks, Game 2 of NCAA Super Regional

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 3:53pm

The Bears needed a win to stay alive in the NCAA Baseball tournament Super Regional in Fayetteville.

Harlem Globetrotters tip off summer at Silver Dollar City

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 3:24pm

The Clown Princes of Basketball are now playing home games in Branson.

The Harlem Globetrotters on Saturday tipped off a summer of appearances as part of the Globetrotter Experience at Silver Dollar City. The show runs through July 19. The Globetrotter Experience, utilizing a 4-story video screen and a specially-designed basketball court, showcases highlights from the Globetrotters’ touring show. It’s a 30 minute performance presented three times daily for six weeks.

“With the global popularity of the Harlem Globetrotters, who are Guinness World Record holders and international basketball legends, The Globetrotter Experience will be a unique opportunity for kids and families to see this first-of-its-kind show,” said Brad Schroeder, Silver Dollar City’s Vice President of Entertainment & Events. “Combined with our new Fireman’s Landing area, this will truly be an all-star summer and our biggest family year ever.”

The Globetrotters are owned by Herschend Family Entertainment, the parent company of Silver Dollar City. The team played more than 25,000 games in 122 countries on six continents in its 89 years.  

PHOTOS: Bissett Neighborhood Association holds clean-up day

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 2:39pm

People from northwest Springfield rolled up their sleeves for the Bissett Neighborhood Association's Clean-Up Day. 

PHOTOS: Grill Fest lights up the summer grilling season

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 2:15pm

The Farmer's Market of the Ozarks held its 4th annual Grill Fest Saturday. 

PHOTOS: A perfect day for Free Kids Fishing Fun Day in Springfield

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 1:22pm

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board and the Missouri Department of Conservation hosted the 34th Annual Kids Fishing Fun Day on Saturday at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park in southwest Springfield.

Judge defers ruling in suit over St. Louis stadium funding

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 1:14pm

A St. Louis judge is giving attorneys time to submit written arguments involving a lawsuit against the city regarding a public vote on funding for a new football stadium. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Louis Circuit Judge Thomas Frawley held a hearing Friday but declined to hear arguments in the suit brought by the Edward Jones Domes authority. Frawley scheduled the next hearing for June 25, giving St. Louis city counselors a week to file arguments defending the ordinance requiring a vote. Attorneys for the public board that runs the Edward Jones Dome where the Rams play then will have a week to respond. The dome authority's lawsuit challenges a 2002 ordinance requiring a public vote before tax dollars are used on a new stadium.

Suspected burglar arrested sleeping on the job

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 11:52am

It’s never a good idea to fall asleep on the job – especially if you’re a burglar.

The Baxter County Sheriff’s Department report deputies arrested a man who was found sleeping where he had allegedly broken into a warehouse in Mountain Home. Deputies responded after the warehouse owner and another person found the suspect just before midnight Thursday.

Deputies say James Patrick Lally, 32, of Mountain Home had forced his way into the building on Wallace Knob Road. He had allegedly placed items from inside the warehouse in two piles before he fell asleep in a chair.

The arresting officer reported finding a meth pipe on the suspect. Lally is jailed on charges of breaking and entering and possession of drug paraphernalia.  

Your Movie Friend on Spy and Entourage

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 9:18am

Your Movie Friend sizes up two new flicks at the box office. Check out the grade he's giving Spy and Entourage.

Part 2 Video: Finishing touches on turtle planter

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 9:13am

FYI Guy Jeremy Rabe shows us how to finish up the turtle planter.

FYI Guy Jeremy Rabe makes a turtle planter

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 9:12am

Watch the video above to see our FYI Guy Jeremy Rabe make a planter using a few clay pots and a drip plate.

New campaign launched to find missing Arkansas girl

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 8:57am

A new billboard campaign has been launched in an effort to find an Arkansas girl who's been missing for 20 years.

The campaign was announced Friday at a news conference attended by the girl's mother - Colleen Nick - and Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

The billboards will be placed in the Fort Smith and Alma areas and in northwestern Arkansas and in Little Rock and show an age-progressed picture of Morgan Nick in an effort to show what she might look like today.

Morgan Nick was 6-years-old when she disappeared on June 9, 1995, from a Little League baseball game in Alma. Colleen Nick says her daughter was last seen standing near her car, emptying sand from her shoes after playing with friends.