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Police arrest man after robbery, abduction, and standoff A man is in custody after a crime spree that ended in a standoff with Springfield Police. After a robbery, the suspect is accused of abducting a woman from a nursing home before holding her hostage during a police standoff. Police say the woman did not suffer any physical injuries. It started when an armed man robbed the Kum and Go at 425 N. West Bypass at ...

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UPDATE: Police say standoff in north Springfield connected to robbery, abduction Police are connecting a four hour long standoff at a north Springfield home Sunday morning to an armed robbery and an abduction.  It all started at 3:20 a.m. Sunday, when police say they responded to an armed robbery at the Kum and Go at 425 N. West Bypass in Springfield. A man showed a gun, demanded money and fled with an undetermined amount of cash. Soon after ...

Arkansas towns continue recovery from 2014 tornado It's been one year since a deadly and destructive tornado outbreak in Arkansas, and the recovery is still underway. The death toll from the April 27, 2014, outbreak reached 16 with lives lost in Faulkner County, Pulaski County and White County. TMayflower and Vilonia were the towns  the hardest hit. Mayflower Mayor Randy Holland says that patience has been the largest obstacle to overcome. Holland says you ...

Cards ace Wainwright placed on 15-day DL with ankle injury St. Louis Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left Achilles and left ankle injury, the team says, and could be out much longer. The 33-year-old pitcher was injured while batting in the top of the fifth inning over a 5-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. The injuries occurred after Wainwright broke from the batter's box ...

Springfield's Convoy of Hope responds to earthquake-ravaged Nepal International humanitarian relief organization, Convoy of Hope, has a team en route to Nepal after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed more than 1,400 people and caused widespread devastation. “Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world and is not well equipped to respond to a disaster of this magnitude,” says Hal Donaldson, president and co-founder of Convoy of Hope. “Because the need is so great ...

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Newgarden claims first IndyCar Series win not far from home
Josef Newgarden (67), right, celebrates after winning the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park, Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Birmingham, Ala. Newgarden held off a hard-charging Graham Rahal on Sunday in the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for his first IndyCar Series victory. (Joe Songer/AL.com via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDITBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Josef Newgarden's wait is over. To his relief, so is the race.

Chelsea's title bid on hold, Everton overpower United
Arsenal's defender Hector Bellerin (L) vies with Chelsea's defender John Terry during the English Premier League football match at the Emirates Stadium in London on April 26, 2015Chelsea will have to keep the champagne on ice for at least a week after their seemingly inevitable progress towards the Premier League title was checked by a goalless draw away to Arsenal on Sunday. Had they beaten their London rivals at the Emirates Stadium, Jose Mourinho's men would have travelled to Leicester City on Wednesday knowing that victory over the resurgent Foxes would have been enough to secure Chelsea's first English title since 2010. Sunday's fiery clash ended with Arsenal going level on points with second-placed Manchester City, with both clubs 10 points adrift of Chelsea, who like the Gunners have five league matches left to play this season.

Japan's prime minister goes to US to showcase close ties
Secretary of State John Kerry, left, greets Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in front of Kerry's residence in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, Sunday, April 26, 2015. Abe arrived in the U.S. Sunday for a weeklong visit. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived in the U.S. on Sunday for a weeklong visit to showcase the success of the alliance built from Tokyo's defeat in World War II, while promoting a political agenda based on still stronger military and economic ties.

Republican presidential contenders woo evangelical voters
U.S. Presidential candidate and Senator of Texas Ted Cruz speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's forum in WaukeeBy Luciana Lopez DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Republican presidential hopefuls in Iowa and elsewhere have recently begun sounding a call to arms to Christian conservatives, describing what they say is an urgent threat to religious liberty. Citing high-profile dust-ups over religious freedom bills in Indiana and Arkansas, the contenders are painting a vivid picture of faith under fire. “In the past month, we have seen religious liberty under assault at an unprecedented level,” Senator Ted Cruz of Texas said on Saturday at a forum sponsored by the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition outside Des Moines.

Kerry to see Iranian FM as nuke talks hit end phase
FILE - In this March 16, 2015 file photo U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, listens to Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, before resuming talks over Iran's nuclear program in Lausanne, Switzerland. The State Department said Kerry and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif would meet Monday, April 27, 2015 at the United Nations on the sidelines of a conference on the nuclear non-proliferation treaty in which both men are participating. (AP Photo/Brian Snyder, Pool, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart will meet this week for the first time since they laid out the framework for a nuclear deal earlier this month.