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Ozark High School football coach resigns Ozark High School is looking for a new head football coach, Mark Bliss turned in his resignation on Thursday.  In his four years at Ozark, he compiled a record of 28 - 17.  In 2012, Bliss led Tigers to a state semifinal appearance.  During Bliss’ tenure, 17 Tigers signed with colleges and universities to continue their football careers. The Ozark School Board voted to accept the resignation ...

Crime Stoppers fugitive Steven Hill is in custody Crime Stoppers of Greater Springfield said Dec. 19 that Hill is in custody, although not as a result of a tip.  ...

Fit Friday: "12 Days of Christmas" Workout Trainer Jay Johnson has a workout that gets easier as 2015 draws closer.  Each exercise goes down in reps as you go.  Johnson says that makes it easier to tackle and he's seen more of his clients stick to the workout.  Here's your holiday "to do" list to burn those extra calories before the new year. "12 Days of Christmas" Workout 12 Twisting crunches (oblique twists. 12 on ...

Local college breaks ground on Missouri Veterans Memorial College of the Ozarks held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for a memorial honoring Missouri veterans who served in Vietnam. President Dr. Jerry Davis announced that 'Hard Work U' will construct the memorial from donations received from the Legends of Golf PGA Champions Tour, which took place in June near the campus The memorial will bear the names of over 1,400 Missourians who served in the Vietnam War. ...

Vote for your favorite ugly sweater We asked for your ugly Christmas sweater pictures and you delivered! Now you can vote for your favorite. The winner will get a $300 Visa gift card. Online voting end this Sunday at midnight. Click here to vote for your favorite ugly Christmas sweater picture. The winner will be announced on Monday. If you didn't get your picture uploaded in time, here's a consolation prize-- the ...

Volunteer opportunities during the holiday season Are you looking to lend a helping hand this holiday season? At your request, we’ve compiled a list of local volunteer driven not-for-profits that assist our neighbors in need.  Click on an organization's name below to be directed to their website, to find out how you can make someone's day merry and bright.  Springfield:  Council of Churches of the Ozarks  Victory Mission The Kitchen, Inc.  The Salvation Army Ronald McDonald House Christian County: Least ...

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Full text of U.S. FBI statement on Sony cyberattack
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Following is the full text of the FBI's statement on Friday on the recent cyberattack against the Hollywood movie studio Sony Pictures, a unit of Sony Corp. :

Bush officials gave CIA wide latitude
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate investigation portrays a dysfunctional relationship between the Bush White House and the CIA regarding the agency's brutal interrogation program. The report says the White House didn't press hard for information, and the agency withheld details about the brutality of the techniques while exaggerating their effectiveness.

Officials: Pakistan executes 2 convicted militants
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani officials say authorities have hanged two convicted militants in the first executions following the reinstatement of the death penalty in the wake of this week's Peshawar school massacre.

Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps walks into a courthouse for a trial on drunken driving and other charges, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Baltimore. Documents show that the 29-year-old was leaving Baltimore's Horseshoe Casino Sept. 30 when he was pulled over for speeding and crossing the double yellow line on a highway. Police say Phelps registered a .14 per cent on a blood-alcohol test. The legal limit to drive is .08 per cent in Maryland. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)BALTIMORE (AP) — Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps pleaded guilty to drunken driving on Friday, almost three months after he was arrested after leaving a Baltimore casino.

Phillies finalize deal sending Jimmy Rollins to Dodgers
FILE - In this june 14, 2014, file photo, Philadelphia Phillies' Jimmy Rollins bats during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Philadelphia. The Phillies have finalized their trade of Jimmy Rollins, sending the All-Star shortstop and cash to the Los Angeles Dodgers for right-hander Zach Eflin and left-hander Tom Windle. The deal was agreed to last week at the winter meetings and announced Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, a day after the Dodgers completed a trade that sent slugging outfielder Matt Kemp to San Diego. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Phillies have finalized their trade of Jimmy Rollins, sending the All-Star shortstop and $1 million to the Los Angeles Dodgers for right-hander Zach Eflin and left-hander Tom Windle.