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Mother of homicide victim speaks about her daughter's life, untimely death A mother is grieving the sudden, tragic loss of her daughter.  “I just can’t believe that child, at [age] 26, got murdered. I can’t believe it,” stated Kimberly Candie.  On Friday, Kimberly went to check on her daughter, Jessica Conner, at her home on Sherman Avenue.  Inside, she found her daughter lying in a pool of blood. “When I found Jessi I hollered her name like four times, ...

Clouds and rain chances on the increase Cloud cover will thicken over the Ozarks tomorrow with the chance for a fw sprinkles. The better chance for rain comes Easter Sunday. Find out if the outdoor Easter egg hunt is possible by watching the forecast. ...

Greene County Sheriff's Office investigating suspicious death near Fair Grove The Greene County Sheriff's Office is calling a man's death near Fair Grove suspicious. Investigators responded to the home of 52-year-old Curtis Parker on Highway E east of Fair Grove Wednesday evening.  Family members became concerned about Parker's well being.  Searchers using an aircraft found his body on the rural property. Greene County Sheriff Jim Arnott says items found inside the house led investigators to call this ...

Mo. Gov. Nixon denounces passage of tax cut JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is describing a tax-cut bill passed by the Legislature as a "reckless fiscal experiment." The Democratic governor indicated Wednesday that he likely will veto the income tax cut, just as he did a similar bill passed last year by the Republican-led Legislature. Nixon convened a news conference to denounce the legislation a mere hour after the House gave ...

Possible shooting injures person on south side of Springfield Greene County sheriff's deputies are investigating an incident in which someone may have been shot in Greene County, just outside the city.  The incident was reported about 5 p.m. in the area south of James River Freeway and east of Campbell Avenue, at a home on Buena Vista Street near Jefferson Avenue. When deputies arrived, they found neither a victim nor a shooter.  They say a ...

Man dies in crash in which he may have been racing 2nd driver The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving three vehicles on Tuesday afternoon in which a man died and a teenager was arrested.  No charges were filed by Wednesday afternoon, and they may be weeks away because of the need for additional investigations. The crash was about 2:30 p.m. on Lakeview Drive, a residential street just north of Ozark Drive, in Camdenton. That’s ...

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UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade
VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. nuclear agency says Iran has neutralized half of its stockpile of higher-enriched uranium that could be turned quickly into the core of a nuclear weapon.

Nigeria: principal denies kidnapped students free
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The principal of a northeastern Nigerian school said she cannot confirm a military report that more than 100 female students kidnapped by Islamic militants are free.

China factories face new challenge as growth slows
In this April 12, 2014 photo, Chinese made smart phone speakers are displayed in a booth at the Global Sources Spring China Sourcing Fair in Hong Kong. As China's economy downshifts, manufacturers are bracing for the turning point that’s in store for the world’s second biggest economy. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)HONG KONG (AP) — As China's growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low cost producer is no longer enough to prosper.

Ukraine: Live Report
Russia's President Vladimir Putin gives his annual televised question-and-answer session in Moscow09:02 GMT - Geneva talks - In Geneva, US Secretary of State John Kerry has been speaking to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia as ministers gather for talks, AFP's Nicolas Revise tells us. Asked by one journalist what Deshchytsia plans to tell his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, Kerry answers: "We are going to talk about that first."

Putin says Ukraine's decision to disbanded Berkut police will backfire
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Ukraine's Berkut riot police, a force disbanded by authorities in Kiev after being blamed for the deaths of protesters, had served honorably in the line of duty. Answering a question from a former Berkut officer in televised call-in with the nation, Putin told him "there is no doubt you and your colleagues ... professionally and honorably carried out your duty." He said the decision to disband the force after deadly clashes during protests that ousted President Viktor Yanukovich would "backfire for the Ukrainian state because you cannot humiliate fighters and make kneel fighters who are defending the interests of the state." (Reporting by Alexei Anishchuk;