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Giving thanks by giving back The Springfield Victory Mission hosted a thanksgiving dinner that was open to those who had no where else to celebrate the holiday. About 20 volunteers from Second Baptist Church of Springfield partnered with the Victory Mission to provide the meals to about 250 people, many of them homeless. The traditional thanksgiving feast started with a chapel service. Both the dinner guests and volunteers said they had much to ...

RAW VIDEO: Holiday shoppers line up for deals in Springfield Thursday night Holiday shoppers took advantage of the Thanksgiving shopping deals in Springfield at the Sunshine Street Walmart.  This is video from the 6:00 p.m. hour.  (Courtesy: Josh Napper) ...

Nixa community mourns the loss of area teens killed in fatal car accident A fatal car accident claimed the lives of three teens from Nixa and one from Sparta late Wednesday evening. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol the crash happened on Pleasant View Road near Highlandville just before 11pm. News of the accident has traveled quickly through the communities where the victims lived and attended school. “I heard it this morning around 6am from my mom and I ...

Windy and Warmer for Black Friday Shopping Strong south winds will usher in much warmer temperatures through the weekend. Find out how strong will winds will get and how warm it will be by watching the forecast. ...

SLIDESHOW: Soldiers at Fort Leonard Wood celebrate Thanksgiving with 10,000 meals served Fort Leonard Wood dining facilities served nearly 10,000 Thanksgiving Day meals Thursday to soldiers assigned to Fort Leonard Wood units and their family members. Veterans, military retirees and their dependents were also invited to partake in the annual celebratory meal, which featured four tons of turkey, 1,000 pounds of shrimp, 3,000 pounds of rib eye and more than 1,800 assorted pies.  In addition to Thanksgiving being a time ...

Turkeys provided for displaced Ferguson workers FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis County chapter of the NAACP is passing out Thanksgiving turkeys for those who lost jobs due to the rioting in Ferguson. NAACP officials on Wednesday said they will distribute 200 turkeys Thursday afternoon from the St. Louis County NAACP headquarters on Natural Bridge Road. Recipients must present a paycheck stub to show proof that they work at a business ...

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Ferguson takes comfort in Thanksgiving
People are served with a Thanksgiving meal at a church in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 27, 2014A peaceful Ferguson came together Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving and recover from violent protests that erupted when a police officer was not charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager. "I believe God enough to know we will rebuild," said Reverend Carlton Lee, the pastor at Flood Christian Church, which was burnt beyond repair during the violence on Monday. He spoke at a service at the nearby Wellspring Church, saying he had received death threats and was devastated to watch the building go up in flames. Wellspring offered a free traditional Thanksgiving lunch of turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans and pumpkin pie to members of the community and a diverse group of Christians from nearby parishes who came to express support.

Eagles dominate Cowboys on Thanksgiving
Mark Sanchez of the Philadelphia Eagles passes against the Dallas Cowboys in the first half, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on November 27, 2014The Philadelphia Eagles seized sole possession of first place with a 33-10 demolition of the Dallas Cowboys behind Mark Sanchez's precision passing and a superb defensive effort on Thanksgiving. Sanchez threw a touchdown pass and ran for another for the Eagles who improved to 9-3 and now lead the second place Cowboys (8-4) in the race for top spot in the NFC Eastern Division. "Nobody gave us a chance today," said running back LeSean McCoy.

Visitors crowd Vegas buffets for a day of feasting
Josh Wells, 32, of Oklahoma City sits at a table with family and friends eating an unconventional Thanksgiving feast at the Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. Vegas visitors lined up Thursday before noon for a chance to pile plates high for an unconventional holiday on the Strip. (AP Photo/Kimberly Pierceall)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas visitors lined up early Thursday at the city's mega-buffets to pile their plates high for an unconventional holiday meal on the Strip.

Seahawks lead 49ers 13-0 at halftime
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Steven Hauschka kicked two second-quarter field goals, and the Seattle Seahawks led the San Francisco 49ers 13-0 at halftime Thursday night.

Pele says 'nothing serious' with him
FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2008 file photo, Brazil's soccer great Pele greets supporters prior to a friendly soccer match, in Brasilia, Brazil. A Brazilian hospital says Pele has been transferred to a "special care" unit to be monitored while being treated for a urinary infection. The Albert Einstein hospital in Sao Paulo, said in a statement Thursday. Nov. 27, 2014, that the 74-year-old Pele was transferred to a quieter wing. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian great Pele says he is not seriously ill, easing fears Thursday that his health deteriorated even though a hospital said he was in intensive care and undergoing renal support treatment.