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Charges are filed after man dragged sheriff's deputy while fleeing from traffic stop A man is charged with dragging a Greene County sheriff's deputy after the car in which he was riding was pulled over for a traffic violation.  The sheriff's department says Eugene Culpepper, 40, led officers on a brief pursuit after hopping into the driver's seat before stopping the car and fleeing on foot. Prosecutors charged Culpepper on Thursday with assaulting a law enforcement officer and resisting ...

Coconut chicken tenders with spicy Thai dipping sauce 3/15/15 12 thawed Rochester tenders 2 cups of shredded coconut 1 cup plus 1 cup of all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon of Caribbean jerk seasoning 6 eggs, beaten 1 cup of Thai sweet chili sauce (To taste) salt and pepperCut the chicken tenders in half lengthwise Combine jerk seasoning, 1 cup of flour and coconut Whisk the eggs Dredge a chicken tender in the remaining 1 cup of flour Put tender into the eggs Coat tender ...

Missouri House endorses lawsuit caps for medical malpractice The Missouri House is moving forward with a measure to limit the amount of noneconomic damages that can be awarded to victims of medical malpractice. The House gave initial approval Wednesday to a bill to reinstate limits on how much juries can award in some types of damages such as pain and suffering in medical malpractice cases against health care providers. The bill caps noneconomic damages, which ...

All morning flights to and from DFW cancelled at Springfield airport; afternoon flights on schedule A winter storm in Dallas is disrupting travel to and from Springfield-Branson National Airport again Thursday. According to the airport’s website, all three arriving flights and all four departing flights to Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport before noon were cancelled. That’s the second time in a week. All flights to and from DFW at SGF were cancelled Saturday. Dozens of flights at DFW are cancelled after the ...

Missouri House gives initial approval to tax amnesty measure A measure that would waive penalties if Missourians agree to pay back taxes has initial approval from the state House. House members in a voice vote on Wednesday gave support to the tax amnesty proposal by lead budget writer Rep. Tom Flanigan of Carthage. The measure needs a second vote before it can head to the Senate. Delinquent taxpayers would need to pay their bills between July ...

Video: And now, we warm up The last in a series of storms is moving away with a warmer pattern coming for several days. ...

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Boko Haram kills scores in NE Nigeria, militants amass in Gwoza
A screen grab made on January 20, 2015 from a video of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram shows Abubakar Shekau, the group's leader, delivering a message at an unknown locationBoko Haram fighters killed 68 people, many of them children, in northeast Nigeria, as militants began amassing in the strategic town of Gwoza against a possible fight-back by military forces. The atrocity in Njaba, some 50 kilometres (31 miles) from the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, happened at dawn on Tuesday and also saw attackers raze the village, witnesses and vigilantes said. Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger last month began a joint operation against the Islamists, who have captured swathes of territory in the northeast and also begun cross-border attacks. On Thursday, Nigeria announced that troops were now in "full control" of Mafa, some 50 kilometres east of Maiduguri, "after completing the operation to clear terrorists from the town".

Dog's leg amputated after being shot, tied to train tracks
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot repeatedly was expected to survive after her leg was amputated Thursday.

Iranian role in fighting IS in Iraq: Where will it lead?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran's growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells in the Pentagon, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for Tikrit.

AbbVie to buy leukemia drugmaker Pharmacyclics for $21B
This Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 photo shows the exterior of Abbvie, in Lake Bluff, Ill. AbbVie will spend about $21 billion to buy leukemia drugmaker Pharmacyclics in its first major deal attempt since walking away from a $55 billion takeover of Shire last fall, the company announced, late Wednesday, March 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)AbbVie will spend about $21 billion to buy fellow drugmaker Pharmacyclics and add another major revenue producer to a portfolio that already includes the world's top-selling drug.

Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, crashes into fence; 6 hurt
NEW YORK (AP) — Officials say six people aboard a plane from Atlanta that skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing have injuries that aren't life threatening.