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About KMTR TV In the Garden: Harvesting lettuce In the Garden: Harvesting lettuce
Home gardeners can grow a wide array of leaf, head and butter lettuces in a rainbow of red, maroon, chartreuse and emerald. Salad greens are an important source of vitamins A and C, iron, folic acid, and calcium. Iceberg lettuce pales in comparison, but homegrown, even iceberg gets better.

Lettuce and edible flowers In the Garden #LiveOnKMTR Wednesday, August 5, at 6 a.m.

Crews mop up parts of Stouts Fire, 10 percent contained

Crews mop up parts of Stouts Fire, 10 percent contained

Mop up efforts continued along the northern edge of the Stouts Fire Tuesday as fire crews made good progress during the day on the 17,166-acre fire. 

Springfield woman boosts firefighters' morale and nutrition with donations

Springfield woman boosts firefighters' morale and nutrition with donations »Play Video

A Springfield woman is collecting donations to give to the crews fighting the Stouts Fire. She’s welcoming the public to get involved and help her efforts.

In the Garden: Harvesting lettuce

In the Garden: Harvesting lettuce

Home gardeners can grow a wide array of leaf, head and butter lettuces in a rainbow of red, maroon, chartreuse and emerald. Salad greens are an important source of vitamins A and C, iron, folic acid, and calcium. Iceberg lettuce pales in comparison, but homegrown, even iceberg gets better.

Lettuce and edible flowers In the Garden #LiveOnKMTR Wednesday, August 5, at 6 a.m.

Cable Crossing Fire 40% contained, evacuations lifted

Cable Crossing Fire 40% contained, evacuations lifted
A single-engine air tanker makes a retardant drop on the Cable Crossing Fire. Photo by Austin Arts via DFPA

The Level 1 evacuation notice has been lifted for the Cable Crossing Fire for residents between the Peel Store and the Wolf Creek Trailhead on Little River Road.

President of local NAACP says police 'beat down' his sister

President of local NAACP says police 'beat down' his sister »Play Video
Eric Richardson (file photo)

The president of the local NAACP chapter said he witnessed police "beat down" and arrest his sister "for hugging her 19-year-old son to prevent him from being tazed."

'You’ve secured the perimeter around the fire and kept the footprint amazingly small'

'You’ve secured the perimeter around the fire and kept the footprint amazingly small'
Photos of "thank you" signs, posted on the Cable Crossing Fire Facebook page.

Firefighters report making progress on the Cable Crossing Fire on Monday.

Cities, experts struggle with rising murder rates

Cities, experts struggle with rising murder rates

Officials in Baltimore announced new steps Monday to combat rising murder rates in the city in the wake of the deadliest month there in decades, as police chiefs from major cities across the U.S. met to discuss ways to address spikes in violent crime in their communities so far in 2015.