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Local agencies push preparedness during Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week The National Weather Service wants you to get ready for severe weather. Local and state emergency management agencies recognize the first week of March as Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week.   There's a state-wide tornado drill and a push to encourage families to develop an emergency plan. "We are right on the heels of what typically for our region of Missouri is filled with severe weather. We start ...

2 dead after crash in McDonald County Two people are dead following a two-vehicle crash in McDonald County on Thursday.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that a 2006 Ford F150 failed to negotiate a curve on MO 59, two-miles north of Noel, and struck a 1998 Mercury Mystique head-on around 11:00 a.m.  The driver of the car, 28-year-old Ashley Tharp of Pineville, Missouri, and a passenger, 27-year-old Cody Blevins of Sebastian, Florida, were killed. ...

Group names 100+ businesses in favor of keeping gay-rights law in Springfield On Thursday, supporters of Springfield's new Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) bill took to the steps of City Hall.  The gathering took places just one month before Springfield voters decide the fate of the controversial ordinance. The protections, passed by the Springfield City Council last fall, makes it illegal for an employer to fire someone (or not hire them to begin with); for a landlord ...

Portis scores 24 to lead No. 18 Arkansas to wild 78-74 win COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Michael Portis scored 24 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead No. 18 Arkansas to a 78-74 victory over South Carolina on Thursday night. The Razorbacks (24-6, 13-4 Southeastern Conference) trailed by 11 points with 7 minutes left in a wild game during which they led by 20 in the first half With the win, Arkansas clinched second place in the SEC ...

Family, friends, were worried about Schweich in days before his death Friends and family were concerned about Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich’s emotional state in the days and hours before he killed himself. According to a statement released by the office of former Missouri Senator John Danforth, an aide to the former senator, Martha Fitz, was on the telephone with Schweich in the final minutes of his life. The statement, which includes a statement about the events from ...

Warmer temps by Friday afternoon After a good bit of winter weather warmer air is finally on the way. Friday will start out cold but warm nicely. ...

Current Conditions:
Fair, 21 F

Fri - Sunny. High: 47 Low: 28
Sat - Sunny. High: 57 Low: 31
Sun - Cloudy. High: 53 Low: 30
Mon - Mostly Cloudy. High: 51 Low: 31
Tue - Partly Cloudy. High: 59 Low: 35

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Late-winter storm continues to batter South, Northeast
Lowell Zeta and his dog Frasier walkwith his roommate Allison De Tal, left, in the falling snow past the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, Thursday, March 5, 2015. The U.S. federal government said its offices in the Washington area will be closed Thursday because of a new round of winter weather expected in the region. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Clocks are springing forward this weekend, but Friday will still feel like winter for much of the country.

South Sudan peace talks adjourn without agreement
South Sudan's President Kiir and rebel commander Machar attend the signing a ceasefire agreement during the IGAD Summit on the case of South Sudan in Addis AbabaADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Peace talks between South Sudan's government and rebels adjourned on Friday and there was no date set for the next meeting, a mediation official said. Fighting erupted in December 2013 after a political dispute in which President Salva Kiir sacked Riek Machar as deputy president. East African intergovernmental body IGAD, which organised the talks, will issue a statement later on Friday, the official said. The fighting has killed more than 10,000 people and driven more than 1.5 million from their homes. The conflict runs along ethnic rifts that pre-date independence. ...

Iraqi forces push on to Tikrit as IS destroys ancient site
This undated handout photo provided by the Library of Congress taken during the autumn of 1932 shows a hill at the site of the ancient city of Nimrud, the second capital of Assyria, an ancient kingdom that began in about 900 B.C., south of Mosul, northern Iraq. Islamic State militants "bulldozed" the renowned archaeological site of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq on Thursday, March 5, 2015 using heavy military vehicles, a statement from Iraq's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said. The city, which was destroyed in 612 B.C., is located on the Tigris River just south of Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, which was captured by the Islamic State group in June.(AP Photo/American Colony Photo Department via Library of Congress)BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, a day after the extremists reportedly "bulldozed" a famed archaeological site in the area.

Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course
Officials work on the scene of a vintage airplane that crash-landed on the Penmar Golf Course in the Venice area of Los Angeles, Thursday, March 5, 2015. Harrison Ford crash-landed the airplane shortly after taking off from a nearby airport and reporting engine problems. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a man battles Darth Vader, Nazis and other evil-doers for work, what does he do for fun? Harrison Ford's answer is found in a pilot's license and the freedom to take to the skies at will.

11-year-old sent home from school for Christian Grey costume
LONDON (AP) — Thousands of British students mark World Book Day by going to school in costume as their favorite fictional characters. But one 11-year-old found himself in a bind when he dressed as Christian Grey, the S&M-loving billionaire hero of erotic thriller "50 Shades of Grey."