SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- It's a special time of year. Many children get excited about what might be under the tree come Christmas day. But for some parents, like Casey Doubledee, it's a struggle making ends meet.
CENTERTON, Ark.. -- On December 15, Vicki Morrow and her family lost everything they had when her home went up in flames.
(CNN) -- Santa wasn't the only one racing against the clock to get packages to homes last night. UPS was too.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Salvation Army is reaching out to those who are in need of both food and friends on Christmas day.
CNN -- t’s Christmas. And whether you celebrate it or not, we’re sure you can get behind the spirit of the holiday – it’s about hope, about love, about believing in the impossible.
SOUTHWEST MISSOURI -- Looking for a break from cooking on Christmas? Check out this list for local restaurants that will be open for the holiday.
UNITED STATES -- Santa has gotten the all-clear for entry into the U.S.
CARTHAGE, Mo.--- Christmas is this Wednesday and area grade school students are giving their opinions on what is hot.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The KOLR10 Daybreak team would like to say happy holidays. Check out the video we made!
HANSON, Ky. -- It was a Christmas surprise to remember.
CNN -- Heart disease is still the number one killer of Americans. So this holiday season, why not give a loved one a gift to help them to protect their heart?
(CNN) -- Eight-year-old Laney Brown will never see Christmas again. Her doctors say leukemia will take her soon.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Shoppers in Springfield are wrapping up their Christmas gift lists, and major retailers are giving them extra time to do it.
Wentzville, Mo.—Fire fighters from the Wentzville fire department handed out 426 coats to struggling families that have children in need of a warm winter coat Dec. 21.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--Crosslines of the Council of Churches of the Ozarks is handing out Christmas food baskets and toys Dec. 21 to around 4,500 families in need.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Children at the CoxHealth Pediatric Unit were in for a very special surprise today. It was all part of the 7th annual “Jay Sanpietro Jr. Toy Drive”. The toy drive is in remembrance of Corporal John A. Sanpietro Jr. who was killed in the line of duty in 2005.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Victory Mission is helping to make the holidays brighter for Springfield’s homeless.
CBSNews -- It was only a few years ago that big retailers raised eyebrows by keeping their doors open during Thanksgiving. Now some are planning not to close at all this holiday season.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Five-time platinum recording artist Collin Raye visited KOLR10 on Friday.
The holidays are upon us - a time to celebrate the season with gift giving and holiday fare. But with this comes an unexpected health risk.
Secret Service investigating theft of payment card information at hundreds of Target stores around country
NOEL, Mo.--- An annual Christmas card tradition is continuing in a small Southwest Missouri town. People from around the world send their Christmas cards to the Noel, Missouri post office.
JOPLIN, Mo.--- For a group of Joplin collectors, it's Christmas all year round. The Joplin Ornament Club has been meeting for 21 years.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Here's a chance to pay it forward. The Salvation Army is asking for lots of volunteers to help organize and man it's Christmas Toy Shop, starting today.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Today is the final day for the special Bucket Blitz - an all out effort to help the Salvation Army meet its Tree of Lights Campaign goal in the Ozarks. Dr. Robert Spence talks about the local needs your donation will help.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- E-mail systems are being flooded by internet merchants offering last-week specials for last-week Christmas shoppers. The state Division of Finance urges those shoppers to be careful.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Many people took a detour out of their day Monday to offer up donations to help the Salvation Army meet its Tree of Lights campaign. The 3-day Bucket Blitz continues today in the Battlefield Mall parking lot.
A Raleigh, North Carolina television news anchor and his family up the ante on Christmas cards. They made a video dressed in Christmas jammies.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Christmas is next Wednesday. That means time is running out for you to ship your holiday gifts. Folks at FedEx are expecting a huge surge in shipping today.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- With just over a week away until the Salvation Army kettles are swept up across the city, officers are asking for your help! KOLR10's Brett Martin explains how the recent winter storms have taken a toll on the Salvation Army's wallet.
BOLIVAR, Mo. -- Citizens Memorial Hospice is holding a tree lighting ceremony tonight. It's part of the lights of annual Remembrance Service.
REPUBLIC, Mo. -- Wilson's Creek National Battlefield presents the 10th Annual Memorial Illumination Ceremony, featuring over 2,539 luminaries, representing those killed, wounded, or missing at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, August 10, 1861.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – On Thursday, Dec. 12, the Urban Districts Alliance announced the parade route for the 2013 Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade presented by Systematic Savings Bank.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Christmas may be two weeks away but don't tell that to students at three schools in Greene County.
JOPLIN, MO.--- Clark Griswald may have some competition when it comes to Christmas light decorations.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The holidays are upon us, and let's face it -your kid... and your big kid - want the newest game console. But which is better? Sony's Playstation 4 or Microsoft's XBox One?
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Winter weather like we're seeing can wreck our roads and take a toll on our pipes, pets and plants but apparently snow is good for Christmas trees waiting to be sold.
BRANSON, Mo. -- The Adoration Scene will be lit tonight, December 9 at 5:30 p.m., after requests for the scene on Mt. Branson to be lit for the Christmas season for residents and tourists alike to enjoy.
CBSNews -- There's never a good time to lose your phone – or have it stolen. But amid the hustle and bustle of the holidays, the odds of something happening to your phone increase substantially. Have you taken the appropriate steps to ensure that you can recover your smartphone if it’s lost or stolen?
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Monday, December 9th is the last day to submit an application for Christmas assistance to the Crosslines Holiday Center.
(CBS News) -- The number of holiday injuries has increased for the fourth year in a row, according to a new government report. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said there was about 15,000 injuries involving holiday decorating between Nov. and Dec. 2012.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The harsh driving conditions over the weekend will cause the Toys for Tots motorcycle ride to be cancelled for what the organization says is the first time in 34 years.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Drury University will present its annual Christmas Vespers service Sunday, December 8th. There will be two services this year, one at 3:00 p.m. and one at 7:00 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Marine Corps is collecting toys for it's Toys For Tots program again this Christmas and today, Marines get the chance to have a lot of fun - shopping for local kids.
JOPLIN, MO.--- The Secret Santa has hit the red kettles yet again this year in Joplin.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- We've made it through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Now, it's time to give back.
There's a new crop of tablets, from the iPad Air to the latest Kindle. But don't just consider price and size. Finding the right one will depend on how you or the person you're giving it to plans to use it. Check out which ones are best for play, productivity and parents with young children with thie CNET holiday gift guide.
Shoppers who didn't finish their shopping on Black Friday or Cyber Monday still have other opportunities ahead to find some deals in stores and online.
Toys are getting more high-tech, even Barbie. In this CNET holiday gift guide, we'll show you toys controlled by the wave of hand, pajamas that tell bedtime stories and a mirror that does the face painting for you.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Salvation Army starts taking applications for Christmas assistance starting today, Monday, December 2. Residents of Greene and Christian counties are eligible for the help.