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Burglary suspect arrested after chase A man was jailed Thursday night after leading Greene County deputies on a chase. Thursday afternoon, Greene County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a home in the 1500 block of North Farm Road 197 where the homeowner reported a burglary. Stolen items included a handgun and electronics.   The owner was able to provide a possible location near East Kearney Street and North Packer Road.  A deputy spotted ...

Hundreds of Special Olympians set to converge on Springfield A quiet soccer field is being transformed into a field of dreams- come true.   The 2015 Missouri Special Olympics kicks off Friday. More than 1,000 intellectually-challenged athletes will show off their strengths.   The games have been held in Springfield before.  But, after a several year absence, the event returns. This is the first of a four year run on the campus of Missouri State University.   "It's a lot ...

Stone County jail inmate hangs self Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader says an inmate committed suicide on Thursday morning.  Rader says male prisoners were locked down in their cells while jailers moved female prisoners to the recreation area.  He says the lockdown is necessary to keep female and male prisoners separated.  When jailers returned to the male section of the jail about an hour after the lockdown began, they found Hampton had hanged ...

Fishing trip for WWII veterans Wilburn Vest is a retired Marine and World War II veteran. "They assigned me to USS Topeka, a light cruiser which was in the Pacific," says Vest. In 22 and a half years of active duty, the Marine Corp sent Vest on adventures around the globe. "Sea-going was really interesting, of course I worked my can off... I was never assigned any place that I disliked," Vest says. Vest ...

State Rep. Lynn Morris pharmacy license under probation for state violations State Rep. Lynn Morris was disciplined by the Missouri State Board of Pharmacy during the 2015 session of the Missouri General Assembly.  The Board placed Morris’ pharmacist’s license on probation for three years for improperly dispensing prescription medications to himself and others. Morris, R - Ozark, owns the Family Pharmacy stores in the Springfield area.  The stores in Springfield, Ozark and Rogersville were all subject to ...

Full interview: State Rep. Lynn Morris talks about pharmacist's license being on probation State Rep. Lynn Morris was disciplined by the Missouri State Board of Pharmacy this spring.  The Board placed Morris’ pharmacist’s license on probation for three years for improperly dispensing prescription medications to himself and others. Morris, R - Ozark, owns the Family Pharmacy stores in the Springfield area. The stores in Springfield, Ozark and Rogersville were all subject to discipline in settlement paperwork filed in April. In ...



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National Spelling Bee ends in tie for 2nd year in a row
Vanya Shivashankar, 13, left, of Olathe, Kan., left, and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, of St. Louis, hold up the trophy as co-champions after winning the finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Oxon Hill, Md. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — They couldn't be rattled. They couldn't be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Red Sox lefty Rodriguez wins MLB debut, 5-1 at Texas
Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez works against the Texas Rangers during the first inning of a baseball game, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Eduardo Rodriguez threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings to become the youngest Red Sox starter to win in his major league debut on the road since 1967, and Boston beat the Rangers 5-1 to spoil Josh Hamilton's first home game back in Texas on Thursday night.

Hamilton homecoming: 2010 AL MVP back in Texas on home team
Texas Rangers Josh Hamilton makes contact for a double during the second inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton stepped into the batter's box in Texas to a loud ovation. That got even louder when he lined the first pitch he saw into the right-field corner for a double.

Google unveils Android's latest technological tricks
David Singleton, director at Android Wear, speaks during the Google I/O 2015 keynote presentation in San Francisco, Thursday, May 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's next version of its Android operating system will boast new ways to fetch information, pay merchants and protect privacy on mobile devices as the Internet company duels with Apple in the quest to make their technology indispensable.

Ex-US Speaker indicted over $3.5 million in payments
File photo of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert on Capitol Hill in WashingtonCHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced the indictment of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert for evading banking laws and lying to the FBI about payments he made to an unidentified person to conceal past misconduct.