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Plenty of rain for holiday shopping The rain has finally begun for the Ozarks. Find out how much will fall by watching the forecast. ...

Bargain hunters kick off Black Friday sales on Thanksgiving Hundreds of people lined outside of Best Buy on Thursday to get Black Friday deals before Black Friday. When the doors opened at five o'clock, the deal-hungry shoppers poured into Best Buy in Springfield. "I got three TVs a new surround sound system and a few gifts for some friends and family," Chris Barshis said.  For Chris and dozens of others shoppers, this is just the start of ...

UPDATE: Police capture Dallas County escaped inmate in northwest Springfield A man who escaped the Dallas County Jail late Thursday afternoon was back in custody by 8:30 pm Thursday night. Sheriff Mike Rackley says Christopher Cornelius, who is 37 years old, escaped from the jail about 5:40 pm after overpowering a female guard who he locked in a holding area. The guard was not injured. The Missouri Highway Patrol says Cornelius stole a grain truck from ...

Neighbors say Springfield man shot by police was a "nice kid" but had anger issues A Springfield man is dead following an officer-involved shooting Wednesday night.  Springfield Police identify him as 23 year old Magnum Phillips.  Police responded to a domestic disturbance at the Hillcrest mobile home park near Kearney and Golden at about 9:00 PM Wednesday. Magnum Phillips' next door neighbor says it's all a big shock. "He was a nice kid," says Arleen Perryman.     Police were called to Hillcrest ...

Man, 23, shot dead while trying to take gun from SPD officer Springfield Police say the man killed in an officer-involved shooting tried to take away an officers gun during a domestic dispute call.  Officers responded at about 9 p.m. Wednesday to a mobile home park in the 2200 block of N. Golden. They found Magnum Phillips, 23, with a knife. police say Officer Kolby Helms tried to negotiate with Phillips, then ordered him to drop the knife. ...

Holiday shopping guide: Deal or dud? Black Friday can be a bargain or a bust. There are deals to be had on Gray Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, but how do you know if you're getting the most bang for your buck? It's not just about the price. Historically you can get the best deals on electronics on Black Friday, but buyer beware. Here's a secret companies don't want ...

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Teen killed by Chicago officer had broken, troubled family
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, file photo, a protester holds a sign as people rally for 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times by Chicago Police Department Officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. McDonald, whose name demonstrators are shouting as they march the streets and plan to shut down the city’s glitziest shopping corridor on Friday, lived a troubled life full of disadvantages and at least one previous brush with the law. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)CHICAGO (AP) — A black teenager shot 16 times by a white Chicago police officer was a ward of the state when he died, having spent years being shuttled between different relatives' homes and foster care from the time he was 3.

Notorious warlord seeks comeback, leverage in Afghanistan
FILE - In this March 8, 2007 file photo, Afghan rebel leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is seen in this photo grab from a video received by Associated Press Television in Karachi, Pakistan. Seeking to gain new leverage, a notorious Afghan warlord who was designated a "global terrorist" by the United States and blacklisted by the United Nations along with Osama bin Laden, wants to come out of the shadows. In videotaped remarks to the AP, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar casts himself as an interlocutor who can help bring about peace but it's hard to gauge what role, if any, the feared mujahedeen leader could play in Afghan politics. (AP Photo via AP video, File)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — After more than 40 years at war, one of Afghanistan's most notorious warlords, designated a "global terrorist" by the United States and blacklisted by the United Nations along with Osama bin Laden, wants to come out of the shadows.

One more memorable moment for Favre, Packers at Lambeau
Brett Favre acknowledges the crowd during a ceremony at halftime of an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Green Bay, Wis. Favre’s retired No. 4 and name were unveiled inside Lambeau Field during the ceremony. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Brett Favre had one more memorable moment with the Green Bay Packers.

Killing ramps up fears of Venezuela poll violence
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro delivers a speech in front of the Miraflores presidential palace, in Caracas on November 21, 2015Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the fatal shooting of an opposition leader appeared to be a gangland score-settling, dismissing claims it was politically motivated ahead of elections. An attacker shot Luis Manuel Diaz dead on Wednesday evening in the central Guarico region at a campaign rally for the December 6 legislative elections, party officials said, ratcheting up fears that violence could erupt in the lead-up to the polls. The event was also attended by Lilian Tintori, the wife of a jailed opposition leader and a high-profile critic of Maduro.

New York reassures tourists after terror threat
New York police officers guard the parade route during the 89th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 26, 2015 in New York CityNew York is reassuring tourists that America's biggest city is safe as it prepares to welcome more than five million visitors for the busy holiday season after the Paris attacks. After the Paris attacks on November 13, an Islamic State group propaganda video broadcast images of New York from Times Square. Despite what he calls a "sprinkling of a few cancellations," he is still encouraging people to visit the metropolis for the "magical holiday season" that lasts through December until New Year.