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Spooktacular at Dickerson Park Zoo Hundreds of kiddos and their families are heading out to the zoo in their costumes. Everyone from Scooby Doo to Space Baby is out to get candy and see lots of spooky Halloween decorations, the zoo animals, and hundreds of hand-carved jack-o-lanterns. The event is each Thursday through Sunday evening from 6:30 to 9:00 through October 31st. The event is designed for families with young children and your ...

Fire officials believe arsonist set several overnight fires Springfield Fire officials believe an arsonist is responsible for several building fires in western Springfield. Fire Marshal Bill Spence said the fires were set at about 11:30 Saturday night, all in the same neighborhood near the 2000 block of Webster. Spence said the fires were set minutes of each other and he believes a serial arsonist set the fires. "When you have four fires that are in ...

Rams fans, Ferguson protesters fight; 2 arrested ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) — Police say two women have been arrested after dozens of Rams fans and Ferguson protesters clashed outside the Edward Jones Dome. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that one protester tried to jab a Rams fan with a pole bearing an upside down American flag on Sunday afternoon, after the Rams beat the Seattle Seahawks. The scuffle broke out when fans argued with ...

Santos' 48-yard field goal lifts Chiefs over Bolts SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cairo Santos kicked a 48-yard field goal field goal with 21 seconds left and the Kansas City Chiefs beat San Diego 23-20 Sunday, snapping the Chargers' five-game winning streak. The Chiefs moved into field goal range thanks to Alex Smith, who completed three straight passes on the drive for 53 yards, including a 29-yarder to Dwayne Bowe. Smith was playing on the same ...

Man flees scene after firing shots at home in West Springfield Springfield Police are looking for a man who opened fire on a home in the city’s west side. Lt. Culley Wilson says at about 2 p.m. Sunday, police received a call that a man had stopped his car in front of a home in the 600 block of West Nichols, got out and fired between three and five shots at the house. One person was outside ...

Rams stun Seahawks 28-26 In its first game after their bombshell trade of wide receiver Percy Harvin to the New York Jets Friday, the Seattle Seahawks continued their unsuccessful search for answers. Falling behind 21-3 midway through the second quarter, the defending Super Bowl champions slipped to 3-3 with a 28-26 loss to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday at the Edward Jones Dome. Seattle drew within 21-19 when quarterback Russell ...

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Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia's new president
Joko Widodo waves ahead of his swearing in as Indonesia's seventh president at Parliament in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Joko Widodo completed a journey from riverside slum to presidential palace on Monday, cheered through the streets following his inauguration by tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grass-roots support that swept him to power.

Fire at British power station under control - RWE npower
Firemen spray water into one of the cooling towers at Didcot B Power Station in DidcotLONDON (Reuters) - Fire crews have brought under control a fire that started late on Sunday at Britain's Didcot B Power Station, about 70 miles (113 km) west of London, operator RWE npower said. "Emergency services are still on site but the fire is under control," a spokeswoman for RWE npower told Reuters on Monday. Nobody has been injured in the blaze, the operator said earlier. The fire broke out in one of the cooling towers, the BBC reported earlier on its website, citing Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue. ...

Japan casino plan likely delayed again, official says
By Tetsushi Kajimoto and Yuko Yoshikawa TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's plan to legalize casino gambling has likely been delayed again, a senior official said on Monday, dealing a further political blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Casino operators including Las Vegas Sands, Genting Singapore, MGM Resorts and Melco Crown Entertainment are waiting in the wings as potential investors in what analysts say is one of the world's biggest untapped markets, worth tens of billions of dollars a year. ...

Keselowski keeps title hopes alive at Talladega
Brad Keselowski celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Talladega Superspeedway, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Talladega, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Brad Keselowski packed a punch on the track, the only place that mattered after a controversial week.

Small avalanches hamper final search for Nepal storm survivors
Handout photo of people gathering near a helicopter belonging to Nepal Army used to rescue avalanche victims at Thorang-La in Annapurna RegionBy Rupam Jain Nair KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Small avalanches hampered the search for Nepali porters and guides missing for six days after a devastating Himalayan storm, officials said on Monday, as rescue crews began to scale back the hunt for survivors of a disaster that killed 40 people. Nearly 600 people have been rescued from the popular hiking trail around Annapurna, the world's tenth highest peak, after it was hit by unseasonable snow and avalanches brought by the tail end of a cyclone that swept through neighboring India. ...