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Accused killer of Hailey Owens wants statements thrown out An attorney for a Springfield man suspected of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl want statements he made to police after his arrest to be suppressed.   Attorney Patrick Berrigan writes in court documents that Craig Michael Wood was suffering from intoxication, emotional turmoil and psychological instability when he was arrested in February in the death of Hailey Owens.   The girl was abducted from her neighborhood and found ...

Prosecutor charges 3 for shooting on south side of Springfield The Greene County prosecuting attorney charged three people for a shooting just outside of Springfield.  Each is charged with robbery and assault.  Investigators say the victim knows his attackers. The three people were arrested after a witness called 9-1-1 about the shooting on Wednesday afternoon just south of the James River Freeway on East Buena Vista Street.  Greene County sheriff's deputies found no victim or attackers ...

Frank Haith leaving Mizzou for Tulsa hoops job Missouri head basketball coach Frank Haith is leaving the Tigers to take the head coaching job at Tulsa. Haith departs after only three years at Mizzou, where the Tigers missed the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008. Tulsa athletic officials introduced Haith at a Friday afternoon news conference. Haith came to Missouri from the University of Miami in 2011. He lead the Tigers to ...

Consumer Reports: Home insurance you can count on When a storm slams through your front door, the damages you suffer are often determined by fate. But how easily you can pick up the pieces may be determined by your home insurer. Consumer Reports finds most people are pretty satisfied with their insurance company –– until they put in a claim. And most people only shop for home insurance once and then forget about it. ...

Mostly sunny and warm Friday and Saturday Skies stay mostly sunny through Saturday. Cloud cover increases Sunday but most of the area stays dry. ...

Pet food plant expanding, adding jobs in Verona More jobs are coming to Verona. The Missouri Department of Economic Development and Kemin Industries Friday announced that Kemin will expand its production facility in Verona. The 5-year expansion plan includes a more than $14 million capital investment and is expected to create 24 new jobs. The expansion will allow increased production capacity of the existing facility that manufactures meat protein used in palatants for ...

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Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors
In this Thursday, April 10, 2014 photo Jude Kilburn, of Yorkshire, England, runs across the finish line of the Boston Marathon while on vacation in Boston. With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year’s bombings elevating interest in one of the world’s greatest races, the 118th Boston Marathon, scheduled for Monday, April 21, 2014, could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)BOSTON (AP) — With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area.

Tulsa hires Frank Haith as new hoops coach
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference this summer.

American identifies cleric in US terrorism case
FILE- In this Oct. 9, 2013 file courtroom drawing, defense attorney, Jeremy Schneider, left, represents accused terrorist Mustafa Kamel Mustafa, center, in Manhattan federal court, in New York. Opening arguments in Mustafa’s terrorism trial began in New York on Thursday, April 17, 2014. Federal prosecutors accused Mustafa of training and aiding terrorists in the 1990s while hiding in plain sight as the leader of a London mosque, while Mustafa’s attorney told jurors his client had never harmed Americans and did not participate in any of the acts charged in the case. (AP Photo/ Elizabeth Williams, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. man says an Egyptian cleric on trial in federal court on terrorism charges is the "very angry" imam he met in London years ago.

Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals.

SpaceX launches Dragon capsule to ISS
SpaceX's Falcon 9 spacecraft, with the Dragon reusable capsule, sits on the launch pad on May 18, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, FloridaWashington (AFP) - Private US firm SpaceX launched its unmanned Dragon capsule to the International Space Station on Friday, its third trip carrying supplies and equipment to the orbiting lab.