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Officer leaves gun inside bathroom at Cheddar's Restaurant in Springfield A worker found an unexpected surprise in a Springfield restaurant's bathroom. Police say the employee at the Cheddar's on South Glenstone in Springfield found a 357 left inside a bathroom stall around 9:30 p.m. Sunday.  That employee then called 9-1-1.  Turns out it belonged to an officer from the Dallas, Texas area. Police tell us that officer returned to pick up the weapon. ...

Horse injured after the ground beneath it caves in A horse is being treated for injuries after an underground pipe collapsed beneath the horse and its rider on Saturday. The family that owns the horse say they are worried the injury could cost the horse its life. 14 year old Charisma Hynes was horseback riding with her grandfather and little brother Saturday near their home north of Roach, Missouri. They were riding along a stretch of ...

Thunderstorm Watch issued for much of southwest Missouri until Tuesday morning The National Weather Service issued a Thunderstorm Watch for much of southwest Missouri until Tuesday morning. The watch includes Barry, Barton, Betnon, Camden, Cedar, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Dent, Greene, Henry, Hickory Jasper, Laclede, Lawrence, McDonald, Maries, Miller, Morgan, Newton, Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, St, Clair, Stone, Texas, Vernon, Webster and Wright Counties.  Strong storms began building Monday evening in southeast Kansas and central Missouri.  The watch lasts ...

Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri voters are likely to hear a lot about good teachers and local control in the coming months. Public education groups are gearing up for a big battle with prominent political donor Rex Sinquefield over a proposed constitutional amendment changing teacher employment standards in Missouri. The proposal will be labeled as Constitutional Amendment 3 on the November ballot. It would limit teacher ...

Rams announce practice squad minus Mizzou's Michael Sam ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams have signed 10 players to their practice squad. As expected, Michael Sam was not among them. The Rams added two each at linebacker, offensive line, wide receiver and safety Monday, fortifying needy positions. Sam starred at defensive line for Missouri, but coach Jeff Fisher said the defensive line was the strongest group on the team. Rookie quarterback Garrett Gilbert ...

Springfield's City Utilities reopens part of Glenstone Ave. after Monday morning storms Traffic is again moving on Glenstone Avenue between Springfield and Pythian in Springfield after storms damaged trees and power poles in the area. One lane of southbound traffic remained closed Monday afternoon.   City Utility crews worked to repair or replace six power poles that were blown into the roadway during a strong storm Monday.  More than 1,000 customers lost power in the storm.  The outages were widespread, ...

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Partly Cloudy, 83 F

Mon - Heavy Thunderstorms. High: 88 Low: 68
Tue - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 86 Low: 68
Wed - AM Thunderstorms. High: 92 Low: 71
Thu - Sunny. High: 95 Low: 71
Fri - PM Thunderstorms. High: 92 Low: 68

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Mexico investigates huge fish kill in lagoon
Fishermen collect dead "popocha" fish at the Cajititlan lagoon in Tlajomulco de Zuniga, Jalisco State, Mexico, on September 1, 2014Fishermen used shovels, wheel-carts and trucks in western Mexico to pull tons of dead fish out of a lagoon that has been the scene of four fish kills this year. Authorities are investigating whether negligence at wastewater treatment plants was to blame after millions of fresh water fish locally known as "popocha" began to float up in the Cajititlan lagoon last week. Some 130 fishermen from the town of Tlajomulco continued to pull dead fish out of the water on Monday and buried them in pits, removing some 53 tons so far, according to the Jalisco state environment agency.

U.S. forces carry out operation against al-Shabaab in Somalia
Department of Defense spokesman said. "We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate," Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement. Al Shabaab is an Islamist group affiliated with al Qaeda that wants to impose its own strict version of Islam in Somalia. It ruled most of the southern region of Somalia from 2006 until 2011, when African peacekeeping troops marched into the capital, Mogadishu.

Acid victims' photo shoot draws attention in India
In this Aug. 4, 2014 photo provided by Rahul Saharan, Indian acid attack victim Ritu poses during a fashion photo shoot in New Delhi, India. Twenty-year-old Ritu was attacked by her cousin during a dispute over property about two years ago. And sisters Sonam, 22, and Chanchal, 17, had been asleep in their village in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh when acid was poured over them by a group of men who had been harassing them for sexual attention. The fashion photo shoot featuring five acid attack victims is drawing wide attention in India, where open discussions about violence against woman are drawing attention to a long-ignored public scourge.(AP Photo/Rahul Saharan)NEW DELHI (AP) — A fashion photo shoot featuring five victims of acid attacks is drawing wide attention in India. While the country keeps no official statistics on acid attacks, there are regular reports in the media of attackers targeting victims to disfigure or blind them, often because of spurned sexual advances.

Australian dad accused of abusing Thai-born twins
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian man has been charged with sexually abusing twin girls he fathered several years ago to a Thai surrogate mother, media reported late Monday.