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Contact KY3: Scam of the Week Sept. 2 Perhaps it has happened to you. Due to suspicious activity, your credit card is locked. Sometimes it's because you traveled and your credit card company wants to verify it was you. Sometimes a crook wants to fool you. Luckily, a Strafford man wasn't duped. "Hardly ever do I get a call. My wife might call me," said Jim Chowning. Chowning has a cell phone in case of an emergency. ...

With Fall moving in, here's what you need to know about City Utilities tree trimming policy The overnight storms that rolled through on Monday were a reminder for hundreds of people of what it's like to live without electricity for a while. In 2007, thousands of homes in Springfield were without power for up to two weeks. Since then, Springfield City Utilities has had a much stricter tree trimming policy. They say it's the most controversial thing they do, but also the most beneficial ...

Original host of KY3's 'Children's Hour' dies at age 90. Another of the KY3 originals has died.  Claudia Cox, 90, was part of the family from Springfield who put this station on the air in 1953. Cox started “Children's Hour” and co-hosted “Mid-Day,” the forerunner of our Noon News.  Her ever-present smile and charm served her well in those early years of local programming. Cox shared her memories of 'winging it' on our 25th anniversary broadcast. After helping ...

College of the Ozarks limits cell phone use You probably pick yours up several times during the workday to make a call, check a text, or surf the web.  But at the campus that bills itself as "Hard Work U", using cell phones on the job or at other designated times is now forbidden. Students at College of the Ozarks enjoy socializing as much as any other college students.  "You just walk in, find ...

Mizzou's Michael Sam set to sign with Dallas Cowboys Multiple media reports say the Dallas Cowboys are ready to sign former Mizzou defensive end Michael Sam. The reports say if Sam passes a physical on Wednesday, he'll be signed to the Cowboys practice squad.  Sam made headlines this spring as the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team. The St. Louis Rams cut Sam over the weekend. ...

Tornado confirmed in Monday storm system near Joplin The National Weather Service confirmed an EF1 tornado in Newton County, Missouri Monday. The twister touched down near Leawood at 11:08 p.m.  That is just south of I-44 near Joplin.  The tornado was part of a larger path of straight-line wind damage near the intersection of Reinmiller and Birch.  The storm uprooted and snapped trees in that area. ...

Current Conditions:
Fair, 73 F

Tue - Thunderstorms Late. High: 84 Low: 69
Wed - Isolated Thunderstorms. High: 91 Low: 72
Thu - PM Thunderstorms. High: 94 Low: 71
Fri - PM Thunderstorms. High: 92 Low: 66
Sat - Showers. High: 78 Low: 58

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Alaska Senate hopefuls pull ads mentioning deaths
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Television ads in Alaska's U.S. Senate race have been pulled by the two major party candidates after complaints from the family of two slaying victims.

Fukushima workers sue Tepco over unpaid wages, reliance on contractors
Workers conduct operations to construct an underground ice wall at Tepco's tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plantBy Kevin Krolicki IWAKI Japan (Reuters) - A group of Fukushima workers on Wednesday sued Tokyo Electric for unpaid wages in a potentially precedent-setting legal challenge to the utility and its reliance on contractors to shut down a nuclear plant destroyed by the industry's worst accident since Chernobyl. The lawsuit, filed by two current and two former Fukushima workers, claims that Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc and its contractors failed to ensure workers are paid promised hazard allowances, a court filing showed. The workers say Tokyo Electric, widely known as Tepco, allowed subcontractors to skim funds allocated for wages to bolster their own profits on the decommissioning project at the expense of workers.

Following his own rules, Monfils into US Open QFs
Gael Monfils, of France, reacts after a shot against Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)NEW YORK (AP) — Gael Monfils follows his own rules.

Girl who fatally shot Arizona gun instructor said weapon was too powerful
Shooting instructor Charles Vacca stands next to a 9-year-old girl at the Last Stop shooting range in White HillsBy David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - A 9-year-old girl who fatally shot a gun range instructor with an Uzi submachine gun last week told her mother immediately afterward that the weapon was too much for her to handle and had hurt her shoulder, a sheriff's report released on Tuesday said. The girl's family also did not realize right away that the instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, had been struck by a round from the gun, according to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office report. Vacca had been showing the girl how to fire an Uzi at the Arizona Last Stop gun range in White Hills last week when the recoil caused her to lose control of the high-powered weapon, the sheriff's office has said. Vacca was struck by at least one bullet and later died, in an accident that touched off debate over the wisdom of giving children access to high-powered firearms, even in a controlled setting such as a gun range.

10 Things to Know for Wednesday
A column of destroyed Ukrainian military vehicles are seen near the village of Novokaterynivka, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Ukrainian troops have over the past week suffered a string of major military losses in their offensive against Russian-backed separatist rebels, losing large swathes of territory and having hundreds of soldiers captured. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: