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Despite the clouds temperatures gradually warming Low clouds and fog may eventually give way to a few peeks of sun by Sunday. Get the daily forecast and the Christmas outlook by watching the video. ...

Toys for Tats: Wearing hearts and art on their sleeve to give back to kids The owner and tattoo artists at Sacred Heart Tattoo in Springfield are wearing their heart, along with ink on their sleeves while giving back to kids in need. The shop held " Toys for Tats" on Friday afternoon. Anyone who brought a new toy, earned a certificate towards a tattoo with a value ranging from $50 to $400. Donated toys go to the charity Crosslines. Sacred ...

Fort Leonard Wood asking for blood donations over holiday season Around the world, thousands of US soldiers and veterans need blood transfusions at military hospitals. "We work together to make sure that blood product is there when its needed," Major James Burke said. The US armed services use about 400 units of blood a day, and Fort Leonard Wood is one of just 22 blood centers in the world that provide blood donations to army hospitals. The ...

Atty. Gen. Eric Holder to review Lake of the Ozarks drowning U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley says U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will personally review the case of an Iowa man who drowned while in a Missouri state trooper's custody. Grassley said Friday he recently spoke with Holder about 20-year-old Brandon Ellingson's drowning in late May on the Lake of the Ozarks. He says the attorney general told him he would personally review information about the case before ...

Accused arsonist's sister believes he started fire in attempt to kill his mother On December 10th Krystal McCall's neighbor told her to get out of her apartment, and fast. "I'm like, okay. So as soon as I get downstairs I look back and I'm like oh my god, oh my god," says McCall. McCall's building at the Windsor Court apartments was going up in flames. No one was injured in the fire, but 3 apartments were totally destroyed and 12 units, ...

5 year old alerts family of house fire in Fair Play A Fair Play family's home is destroyed by fire, but they have their lives, and it was a five year old that discovered the danger.  Five year old Chance lives with his two older siblings, mom and grandparents.  While the kids' mom was at work, the rest of the family was heading to bed.  That's when Chance became a hero. It wasn't a five year old ...

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AP sources: Umpires, MLB reach 5-year agreement
NEW YORK (AP) — Several people familiar with the deal say Major League Baseball and its umpires have reached agreement on a five-year labor contract.

Egypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdown
In this Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 photo, a gay Egyptian lights his cigarette in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s gay community is going deeper underground in fear after police arrest dozens of men at a Cairo bathhouse in a raid that was then featured on a lurid TV tabloid program stirring up public panic over “debauchery.” Egypt’s government is cracking down on gays, activists say, to promote its credentials as protectors of public morals. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)CAIRO (AP) — Just before midnight, the police navigated down the narrow alleys of an old downtown Cairo district and descended on a rundown bathhouse. They dragged out dozens of nearly naked men, who covered their faces as they struggled to hold up towels, and loaded them into police trucks.

Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign
File - This Nov. 6, 2013 file photo shows anti-whaling activist Paul Watson, center, founder of the Oregon-based Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, as he listens during a contempt of court hearing in federal court in Seattle. Radical environmentalists have been found in contempt of court for failing to heed an order to halt their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 ordered a lower court to determine how much Watson and members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society owe Japanese whalers. (AP Photo/Karen Ducey, Pool, file)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica.

Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2010 file photo, Cuba's President Raul Castro attends the opening ceremony of the International Book Fair in Havana, Cuba. To many exiles and their allies, Castro is a dictator who locks up dissenters and snuffs out political discourse. Cuba’s supporters see the government as heroic, justified by the behavior of its giant enemy to the north and offset by the fact it provides health care and education that most developing countries could only dream of. As often is the case, the truth lies somewhere in between. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)HAVANA (AP) — To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his people to socialist poverty.

Today in History
Today is Saturday, Dec. 20, the 354th day of 2014. There are 11 days left in the year.