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Police: Springfield woman set home on fire, leaving 1 year old child outside Police say a woman set a home on fire, leaving a baby boy out font in an infant car seat.  Officers were called to the home in the 21 hundred block of N. Delaware just before 6:00 pm Wednesday, after neighbors noticed the woman acting suspicious.  They say the woman left the 1 year boy out front, then went back inside and set fire to ...

Raw Interview: Hailey Owens's parents discuss daughter's abduction, changes to Amber Alert law Hailey Owens' family is pushing for changes that could help save another child's life.   The goal of Hailey's Law is to improve and speed up the state's Amber Alert system.  They asked to talk about that night and how they hope to make a difference.  (This is a portion of that interview.) ...

Raw video: Driver kills goose as mother nests nearby Surveillance cameras recorded an SUV running over a male goose while the mother was nesting nearby.  The person who ran over that goose could face a serious fine.  The Migratory Bird Treaty Act protects birds, their nests, and their eggs.  If you recognize the vehicle, you can contact Springfield police or the Missouri Department of Conservation at (417) 895-6880. ...

Spence leaves presidency after helping Evangel University 'come of age' Imagine 40 years of doing the same job: mission accomplished, finding one's calling, yes; doubling enrollment -- most certainly a notable milestone. Evangel University president Robert Spence, however, is not retiring -- just making a transition. “I have spoken 750 times, but this is the first sermon that ever received a standing ovation,” Spence told students, faculty and staff members this week. He is as much their ...

Raw video: Retiring Evangel president talks with Steve Grant After 40 years, Robert Spence is retiring as Evangel University president.  On Tuesday, he delivered his last chapel sermon to the students and faculty and then sat down for a reflective interview. ...

Summer project will upgrade 'horrendous' Nixa intersection Backed-up traffic at the intersection of Missouri 14 at U.S. 160/Missouri 13 is the cause of many headaches in Nixa, even if you don't live there.  The Missouri Department of Transportation hopes it has some aspirin for relief. In just a few months, that intersection will be a construction site.  Even though a Nixa sales tax for capital improvements failed by a slim margin this month, ...

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Pineda tossed for pine tar; Red Sox beat Yanks 5-1
Home plate umpire Gerry Davis ejects New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda after a foreign substance was discovered on his neck in the second inning of the Yankees' baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected for using a foreign substance less than two weeks after appearing to get away with it in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat New York 5-1 on Wednesday night.

Mavs roll past Spurs 113-92, even series at 1-1
Dallas Mavericks' Monta Ellis (11) is pressured by San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan, right, as he tries to score during the first half of Game 2 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Monta Ellis scored 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks rolled to a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, snapping a 10-game skid against the Spurs and evening their first-round series at a game apiece.

Court won't review Michael Jackson doctor's case
FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 file photo, Michael Jackson's former doctor Conrad Murray sits in a courtroom during his involuntary manslaughter trial in Los Angeles.The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday April 23, 2014, to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, Pool, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment.

Phelps having fun in his return to swimming
Michael Phelps laughs while talking with coaches during a training session Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz., as he prepares to compete for the first time since retiring after the 2012 London Games. The 22-time Olympic medalist is entered in three events at the Arena Grand Prix starting Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt York)MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life.

Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97
Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) grabs his neck after being elbowed by Charlotte Bobcats' Josh McRoberts during the second half in Game 2 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Bobcats 101-97. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James drove to the rim as time was winding down, got clobbered by Josh McRoberts and sat on the hardwood gathering himself for a few seconds afterward.