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Woman killed in exchange of gunfire at business off of Ozark square The Missouri Highway Patrol says a woman was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire outside a business off the Ozark square. Somer Brook Speer, 37, was found dead of a gunshot wound at her business 417 Bail Bondsmen shortly after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday.  That is located on North Avenue.   Investigators say another bail bondsmen was serving a warrant for Speer's arrest. That's when the ...

Police identify man responsible for recent alarming armed robberies and carjackings Police say a man wanted for a felony parole violation is also wanted for questioning in multiple armed robberies in Springfield. Police identify him as Justin Russell.   During those robberies, police say someone attacked multiple women, displaying a gun.  Police say the suspect demanded purses and threatened to kill them.  Police believe the suspect in those armed robberies is also involved in a car-jacking where a ...

Flooding likely this weekend Heavy rain will produce flash flooding for the Ozarks this weekend. Find out how much rain may fall by watching the forecast. ...

Most shoppers plan to do at least some holiday shopping online Even before the Thanksgiving turkey is done, many of you are making plans for Black Friday shopping.   At Walmart, their black Friday deals start on Thanksgiving Day.  Not a lot of folks we found say they'll be shopping tomorrow, but they all plan to do one thing in common, do at least part of their shopping online. The Black Friday deals will include TVs, gaming consoles ...

Scam of the Week: Don't cash this paycheck It can be a very expensive time of the year with gifts to buy and holiday dinners.  Many people look for seasonal jobs to bring in extra cash. Click delete if you see this job listing in your inbox.  It's the Scam of the Week. "Three hundred dollars a week. Who would not want to have that?" asked Jeannie Guillen. Guillen lives in Lebanon and works in Springfield. ...

6PM Report: Witnesses describe shooting off square in Ozark The Missouri Highway Patrol says a woman was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire outside a business off the Ozark square. Somer Brook Speer, 37, was found dead of a gunshot wound at her business 417 Bail Bondsmen shortly after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday.  That is located on North Avenue.   ...

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At funeral for slain Minneapolis man, vow to seek justice
Irma Burns, center, mother of Jamar Clark, is escorted from her son's casket during funeral services at Shiloh Temple International Ministries Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015 in Minneapolis. A steady stream of mourners entered the north Minneapolis church on Wednesday to pay their respects to Clark, whose death in a confrontation with police sparked more than a week of protests. (Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES LOCAL TELEVISION OUTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people filled a Minneapolis church on Wednesday for the funeral of a black man whose death in a confrontation with police has sparked days of ongoing protests, while charges were pending against four men suspected in a shooting that wounded several of the protesters.

Chicago calm a day after release of video of police shooting teenager
Protestors including Lamon Reccord, 16, confront police during a demonstration in response to the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald in ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - The white Chicago policeman charged with murder in the death of a black teenager he shot 16 times spent his first day in custody on Wednesday confined to a jail hospital ward as calm prevailed in a city that had braced for civil unrest over a newly issued video of the slaying. Five people were arrested late on Tuesday in mostly peaceful demonstrations following release of the graphic footage showing 17-year-old Laquan McDonald being gunned down in the middle of a street on Oct. 20, 2014 as he was walking away from police who confronted him. A new round of protests on Wednesday at the Chicago's criminal courthouse and City Hall were sparsely attended, though members of the City Council's black caucus again demanded the resignation of Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy.

Latest: 2 handcuffed as Chicago protesters disrupt traffic
Chicago police scuffle with protesters in Chicago, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. White Officer Jason Van Dyke, who shot Laquan McDonald 16 times last year, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, hours before the city released a video of the killing. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT CHICAGO TRIBUNE; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; THE HERALD-NEWS OUT; DAILY CHRONICLE OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALESCHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):

Actor Paul Walker's father sues Porsche over fatal crash
FILE - In this April 29, 2011, file photo, actor Paul Walker poses during the photo call of the movie "Fast and Furious 5," in Rome. Walker's father sued Porsche on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, for wrongful death, claiming the Porsche sports car he was riding in was defective and lacked safety features that might have saved his life during a 2013 crash in Valencia, Calif. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Walker's father sued Porsche for negligence and wrongful death Wednesday over the 2013 accident that killed the "Fast & Furious" star.

Protesters to target Chicago shopping area on Black Friday
In this Oct. 20, 2014 frame from dash-cam video provided by the Chicago Police Department, Laquan McDonald, right, walks down the street moments before being shot by officer Jason Van Dyke in Chicago. Van Dyke, who shot McDonald 16 times, was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (Chicago Police Department via AP)CHICAGO (AP) — Small groups of demonstrators gathered again Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot by a white police officer, and they urged supporters to join them in trying to shut down Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue shopping district during the Black Friday shopping bonanza.