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Convenience store clerk says man kidnapped and raped her Lebanon police said they had a suspect in custody on Thursday morning after a convenience store clerk reported she was abducted and raped on Wednesday night.  By Thursday evening, the Laclede County prosecuting attorney had not filed charges, and the Lebanon Police Department had not returned reporters' calls all day about the investigation. Police responded to the Kum & Go store on North Jefferson, at the ...

Morrisville Fire asks residents to approve tax levy Right now, Morrisville is funded through voluntary membership. On April 7th, Residents and property owners have to option on the ballot to fund the department through a tax levy of .30 cents per $100.00 dollars of the combined assessed value (not market value) of real estate and personal property. To see how much your tax would be a year, there is a tax calculator on ...

Springfield City Utilities keeping eye on Supreme Court arguments Springfield City Utilities say they're keeping an eye on action at the Supreme Court. "The EPA regulations are going to impact every utility company in the United States in some way shape or form," CU spokesman Joel Alexander said. The High Court is hearing arguments over how high limits on pollution should be for power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency says the new, higher restrictions are decades overdue, ...

Greene county jail inmate dies one day after apparent suicide attempt The Greene County Sheriff says an inmate is dead after jail staff found him on his bed with a bed sheet around his neck. Matthew Davenport, 39, had been in the jail  less than a week on a charge of domestic assault. Authorities found him during the apparent suicide attempt Tuesday. They say jail staff were able to resuscitate Davenport and he went to the ...

Greene county jail inmate dies one day after apparent suicide attempt The Greene County Sheriff says an inmate is dead after jail staff found him on his bed with a bed sheet around his neck. Matthew Davenport, 39, had been in the jail  less than a week on a charge of domestic assault. Authorities found him during the apparent suicide attempt Tuesday. They say jail staff were able to resuscitate Davenport and he went to the ...

Arkansas House advances bill to help restart executions Arkansas House members have endorsed a bill aimed at helping restart executions in the state by allowing different drugs to be used in lethal injections and shielding the drugs' source. Lawmakers advanced the bill to the Senate Thursday in a 73-3 vote. It would allow the Department of Correction to either use a barbiturate or a combination of three drugs for executions. The agency would also ...



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The Latest: Germanwings sets up family assistance center
An investigator carries bags with items that have been collected in the house of the family of Andreas Lubitz in Montabaur, Germany, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Lubitz was the copilot on flight Germanwings 9525 that crashed with 150 people on board on Tuesday in the French Alps. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)10:25 a.m. (0925 GMT, 5:25 a.m.)

Saudi airstrikes in Yemen target rebel stronghold in north
Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, hold up their weapons to protest against Saudi-led airstrikes, as they chant slogans during a rally in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Saudi Arabia bombed key military installations in Yemen on Thursday, leading a regional coalition in a campaign against Shiite rebels who have taken over much of the country and drove out the president. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi Arabia bombed the northern stronghold of Yemen's Shiite rebels and other key military installations on Friday as a coalition led by the Gulf kingdom carried out airstrikes for a second day.

AP Exclusive: Iran may run centrifuges at fortified site
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, second left, National Security Council point person on the Middle East Robert Malley, 3rd left, and European Union Political Director Helga Schmid. 4th left, head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organisation Ali Akbar Salehi 2nd right, and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif right wait for the start of a meeting at a hotel in Lausanne Switzerland on Thursday March 26, 2015 during negotiations on the Iranian nuclear programme. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated Press.

Sierra Leoneans stay home in final push to stop Ebola
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's 6 million people are being confined to their homes for three days beginning Friday as the West African nation resorts again to a sweeping shutdown in a final push to stamp out Ebola.

Nigerian leader urges peaceful vote amid electoral violence
An electronic billboard with Opposition Presidential Candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, of the All Progressives Congress party, left, and his running mate, Yemi Osinbanjo is seen, in Oshodi neighborhood in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday, March. 26, 2015. Nigeria goes to the polls Saturday to elect a new President. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan is urging his nation to vote peacefully and accept results of Saturday's presidential election, which analysts say will be the tightest in the nation's history.