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Just a few scattered storms Wednesday Scattered thunderstorms are in the forecast through the weekend. Find out if they will bring light rain or a downpour by watching the forecast. ...

Chase in Greene County ends with driver in house, then arrested A man is jailed after a chase that started southwest of Springfield on Tuesday evening. The chase started about 6:30 at a home on West Roxbury Street, west of  the city and south of Battlefield Road.  Deputies say residents at that home accused the driver of stealing a van.   The owners followed it first while on the phone with 911.  Greene County deputies then took up ...

Man from Nixa dies after snake bites him twice in James River A man from Nixa died after he was bitten twice by a venomous snake while in the James River over the extended Memorial Day weekend. Gilbert DeLeon, 37, was wading at the Delaware Access Area of the James River when he was bitten on Friday.  Christian County Coroner Brad Cole says his girlfriend wanted him to get medical attention, but he refused and tried to treat ...

Frequent water outages affect mobile home renters, nearby business More than 100 families near Republic have spent many days this spring with no running water.   The well at the Alpine Village Mobile Home Park supplies renters as well as a nearby business just off U.S. 60. "You lose customers. If you're not open, they go looking for another place to go. They may come back; they may not," said Mary Jenkins, owner of Just One ...

Buyer beware lesson: Woman paid $4,000; year later, got zilch A woman paid thousands of dollars for something she needs in her home. The business doing the work has yet to deliver. "To slip and fall that's my biggest fear," said Wanda Gray. Wanda Gray says she desperately needs a walk-in tub. "The doctor said I got really bad arthritis," she said. Getting the money wasn't easy. "I refinanced my house," she said. She ordered a nearly five thousand dollar walk-in ...

Springfield woman believes a little homework saved the roof over her head Hazel Freeman had unexpected guests. She says two men with American General Construction knocked on her door with an offer. "He was so persuasive and it seemed like he knew what he was doing," she said. An insurance claim would be his payday. Even though Freeman says she's had no trouble. "It was a serious situation and he could get me a new roof in a week," said ...



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Fair, 68 F

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Tue - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 78 Low: 62
Wed - Mostly Cloudy. High: 81 Low: 64
Thu - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 78 Low: 66
Fri - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 78 Low: 64
Sat - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 73 Low: 58

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Group: Hamas tortured, killed Palestinians in 2014 Gaza war
FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2014, file photo, masked Palestinian gunmen of the Hamas militant group stand during a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the group in Gaza City. Amnesty International on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, accused the militant group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians during the war in the Gaza Strip summer 2014, saying some of the actions amount to war crimes. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading international watchdog on Wednesday accused the militant Hamas group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians during the war in the Gaza Strip last year, saying some of the actions amount to war crimes.

Zanzibar police beef up fight against sexual, physical abuse of women
Zanzibari women attend elections rally of main opposition party CUF in Zanzibar's Stone TownRISING WAVE OF ASSAULTS Zanzibar has started to roll out gender and children desks in all police stations in Unguja and Pemba islands as part of a broader government policy to curb the rising wave of sexual assaults against women and children, officials said. At Bububu police station, in Zanzibar's urban west district, the recently launched gender desk is attracting some abuse victims who are now willing to report their experiences, officials said.

Travel ban ends for Guantanamo inmates swapped for Bergdahl
FILE - In this file image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. A one-year travel ban is expiring for five senior Taliban leaders held in U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay until they were released last year in exchange for Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for nearly five years after he walked away from his Army post in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Voice Of Jihad Website via AP video, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A one-year travel ban is expiring for five senior Taliban leaders held in U.S. detention at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, until they were released last year in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, raising the possibility that the five can move freely around the world as early as Monday.

Rick Santorum faces steep climb in second White House run
FILE - In this photo taken on May 21, 2015 file photo, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City. He exceeded the political world’s expectations by scoring a second-place finish in the race for the Republican presidential nomination four years ago. Yet as he readies a second White House run, Santorum may struggle even to qualify for the debate stage in 2016. An aggressive advocate for conservative family values, the 57-year-old Republican is announcing his presidential intentions on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — He exceeded the political world's expectations by scoring a second-place finish in the race for the Republican presidential nomination four years ago. Yet as he readies a second White House run, Rick Santorum may struggle even to qualify for the debate stage in 2016.

Better than ever, LeBron leads Cavaliers into NBA Finals
Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James listens during the trophy presentation with his oldest son, LeBron James Jr., after the Cavaliers defeated the Atlanta Hawks 118-88 in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND (AP) — Escorted by family members and friends, LeBron James walked out of Quicken Loans Arena cradling his sleepy youngest son with his left arm while clutching an expensive bottle of champagne in his right hand.