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Pictures: Arkansas opens 2015 season at home against UTEP

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 4:48pm

The Arkansas Razorbacks opened the 2015 season at home in Fayetteville against the University of Texas-El Paso Miners.  

Pictures: Tailgate season too at the University of Arkansas

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 4:21pm

Check out the sights from the football tailgating areas on the University of Arkansas campus.  The Razorbacks opened the 2015 season against UTEP Saturday.

PHOTOS: Apple Picking Day in Rogersville

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 2:37pm

Sunshine Valley Farm in Rogersville invited visitors to pick some apples Saturday.

U. of Arkansas chancellor searchers heading to Dallas

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 12:35pm

The search committee seeking a new chancellor for the University of Arkansas' Fayetteville campus will interview applicants in Dallas. UA System President Donald Bobbitt told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette  that he doesn't know yet how many of the 15 people who have applied thus far will be invited to the interviews later this month. Bobbitt said each of the 17 search committee members are invited. Bobbitt said Dallas' airport has more flights arriving during the day, making it more convenient than trying to bring the candidates to Little Rock. The committee is seeking a replacement for G. David Gearhart, who retired at the end of July. The meetings are tentatively planned for Sept. 24-26 at the Hyatt and the Grand Hyatt hotels at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.  

Three boys escaped Lives Under Construction Boys Ranch-- were later captured

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 12:29pm

The Stone County Sheriff's Office is not releasing many details, but workers there tell us three boys escaped the Lives Under Construction boys ranch sometime late Friday night, or Saturday morning.

Sheriff Doug Rader says they have been located and returned.  The department would not release any more information on their escape.

The Lives Under Construction Ranch Web-site says it is "a residential treatment home for at-risk boys between the ages of 7 and 21. We desire to help each boy find his way back to his family by changing his behaviors and by helping him discover those things about himself that help him re-build a positive structure for a successful future. This is done through behavior management techniques and individualized counseling, whereby goals are set for each young man, with the staff helping each boy achieve his goals. "

Two boys escaped in 2013 and were later charged with murder. James Allen, 16, and Anthony Zarro, 17, are accused of stabbing and bludgeoning Brian and Margaret Brooks of Michigan at their son's vacation home on Table Rock Lake.    

FYI GUY: Jeremy Rabe begins a no-bake layer cake

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 12:26pm

You'll never believe one of the main ingredients!

FYI GUY: Jeremy Rabe finishes off a no-bake layer cake

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 12:25pm

Jeremy makes a tasty treat - with Twinkies!

VIDEO: Your Movie Friend reviews A Walk in the Woods and Transporter Refueled

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 12:11pm

Aaron reviews two new films in theaters this weekend. 

Pickup driver killed in Wright County crash

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 11:43am

A man from Mountain Grove died in a one-vehicle accident in Wright County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Luke January, 47, of Mountain Grove, died Friday when his pickup ran off Route AD south of Mountain Grove and overturned. January was thrown from the truck and pronounced dead at the scene.

Troopers report January was not wearing a seat belt.

Group aiming to get marijuana legalization on the ballot collects signatures at Art Walk

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 9:35am

A group of people petitioned on the square Friday night, during the First Friday Art Walk.

They were collecting signatures in hopes of getting the legalization of marijuana on the ballot in 2016.

One of the biggest criticisms about the 'The Missouri Cannabis Restoration and Protection Act' is that it's simplistic -- for example, no restrictions on age and it wouldn't allow police officers to issue tickets solely for driving under the influence of marijuana.

Some people say Cannabis is medicine -- others say it's a drug that needs to remain illegal.

"Because of marijuana, I've gone out of my house, I can go out and deal with people. I'm not hiding anymore. My pain is gone, I just have a life now," said one supporter.

"I used to work with people that would actually smoke on the job. And they couldn't work because they were high, and just the way it affected them. So, how are you going to drive when people can't even (work)… I feel like it's just the same as alcohol. It might do different things, but they still can't function properly," said the opposition.

Organizers of the petition say they have about 40-thousand signatures. They need at least 160-thousand to get on the ballot.  

Teen found bullet holes in her car

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 9:25am

Greene County deputies are investigating why a teenager's car was hit by bullets on Thursday.

The teen found the damage after noticing a part of a bullet in her floorboard after she arrived at school.

Deputies located several shell casings outside her home in the southwestern part of the county.

There is no suspect description or suspect vehicle information available.  

A Walk in the Woods and Transporter Refueled reviews

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 9:19am

Your Movie Friend Aaron Dicer sizes up the two latest flicks out at the theater.

Part 2 Video: Layered No Bake Cake

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 9:16am

FYI Guy Jeremy Rabe puts the finishing touches on our holiday cake.

Part 1 Video: No Bake Layer Cake

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 9:13am

Red, white and blue cake for you! See how FYI Guy Jeremy Rabe whips together a four-ingredient cake. It's easy and tasty!

Expect affordable gas prices, increased traffic enforcement for Labor Day weekend

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 8:17am

Thousands of drivers will hit Missouri's roadways for the holiday weekend, with many planning to travel 50 miles or more from their home.

Holiday weekends always bring a large concentration of traffic and fatality crashes and for that reason, the Missouri State Patrol is stepping up their enforcement this weekend.

Last Labor Day, there were 901 traffic crashes across the state of Missouri. Additionally, 369 people were injured and six people died.

The state patrol will be participating in several special operations on some of the most heavily traveled roadways this weekend, including Highways 60, 65 and 44.

If you're heading out of town this Labor Day, the state patrol asks that you leave early and drive with plenty of patience, as you'll likely be encountering both construction and heavy traffic. You can also eliminate distracted driving by putting down your cell phone.

If your holiday plans include alcohol, designate a sober driver before the fun gets started. And finally, don't forget the importance of wearing your seat belt.

"Of the 766 people that lost their lives last year in the state of Missouri in traffic crashes, approximately 63% of those were unbuckled," said Sergeant Jason pace. "So think about that choice to not be buckled up. It just takes a few seconds, but it could be a life or death situation."

The Missouri State Patrol won't only be focusing on enforcement, they're also there to provide assistance.

If you witness an accident, call star-55, which will direct you to the nearest state patrol office for help. You're encouraged to call the same number if you witness any kind of dangerous situations while driving.

"If you witness any sort of criminal behavior out there, or you just suspect that maybe there's a dangerous driver out there, of course you as a driver don't need to be calling, have your passenger call, dial star-55, we can get our officers in position and try to locate that individual and again, make it safer on the roadways for everybody," said Sergeant Pace.

There is good news if you're stopping at the pump this weekend. According to AAA, Americans will see the lowest Labor Day gas prices since 2004 this year. The national average is at $2.44 per gallon, but many places across the Ozarks will see even lower prices. Most stations in Springfield are at $2.18 per gallon as of Saturday morning.

Weekend Forecast: Muggy & hot with a few showers

Sat, 09/05/2015 - 7:53am

While most of the are will stay dry all weekend a few showers can't be ruled out Saturday and Sunday. It will be muggy and hot.

A few pop up showers Saturday

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 10:34pm

High humidity and sunshine will combine to create a few pop up storms Saturday. More rain is on the horizon! Find out when the wet weather will arrive by watching the forecast.

Teenager's car shot in southwestern Greene County; deputies investigating

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 10:29pm

Greene County deputies say a teenager's car was hit by bullets Thursday.

The teenager found the damage after noticing a bullet projectile in her floorboard after she arrived at school.  Deputies located several shell casings outside of her home in the southwestern part of the county.  

Detectives are investigating the incident at this time.   There is no suspect description or suspect vehicle information available. 

"We are very fortunate no one was injured in this incident," states Sheriff Jim Arnott. "It is alarming and worrisome when random acts like this occur, but our Deputies are working diligently to investigate this and keep our citizens safe."

If anyone has any information, please contact the GCSO Tip Line at 417-829-6230.  

Jurors to decide fate of man who killed 3 at Jewish sites; doctor testifies Miller to only live a few years

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 10:29pm

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — An expert says the Missouri man convicted of killing three people at Jewish sites in Kansas will live only a few more years.

Jurors heard testimony Friday in the sentencing phase of 74-year-old Frazier Glenn Miller's trial.

The 74-year-old anti-Semite, who is representing himself, called Dr. James Lineback to the stand. The pulmonologist says Miller, who suffers from emphysema, likely will live another five to six years.

Miller killed 69-year-old William Corporon and Corporon's 14-year-old grandson, Reat Griffin Underwood, at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, then shot 53-year-old Terri LaManno at the nearby Village Shalom retirement center in April 2014. None of the victims was Jewish.

Miller, who founded a Ku Klux Klan chapter in his native North Carolina, is facing death or life in prison. Jurors will hear closing arguments Tuesday.


This story has been corrected to show that jurors will begin, not resume, their deliberations in the sentencing phase after closing arguments Tuesday.

With 12+ heroin overdoses in 10 days; 3 deaths may be linked to drug

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 10:22pm

Beginning the week of August 17, the Pulaski County area experienced more than a dozen heroin overdoses within a 10-day period.  Investigators suspect three deaths in Richland and Waynesville were caused by heroin.

A multi-agency initiative was implemented to identify the sources from which this deadly heroin was coming from, and terminate their operations.  A small, strike-team quickly located possible suspects throughout the County, and began executing Search and Arrests warrants.

Resulting from this investigation, several individuals from Pulaski County and the Chicago area were arrested.  In addition, a substantial amount of heroin was seized during the course of this endeavor.

Arrested during this operation were:

Jessica Hunter, 33 – Distributing a Controlled Substance, $1 million bond; Michael Beauchamp, 30 – Distributing a Controlled Substance, $500,000 bond; Derrick Crenshaw, 35 – Distributing a Controlled Substance Near a School, $500,000 bond; Rachael Yracheta, 30 – Warrants for Theft, $5,000 bond; Forgery $10,000 bond; and Possession of a Controlled Substance, no bond; Amanda Hayes, 37 – Distributing a Controlled Substance, $250,000 bond; and Latisha Cocroft (33) – Distributing a Controlled Substance, no bond.

Additional charges and arrests may be forthcoming from these cases.  Officers and deputies from numerous Pulaski County law enforcement agencies participated in this investigation, and received assistance from the Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.