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Governor not releasing funds aimed to help doctor shortage The Springfield Chamber of Commerce says southwest Missouri is facing a growing shortage of doctors, especially in rural areas. "By the year 2030 we expect for the number of elderly people with chronic diseases to double and we're already in a spot where people have to wait quite a while to get in to see a doctor," says Matt Morrow, President of the Springfield Area Chamber ...

SLIDESHOW: Need an umbrella? Your hour-by-hour rainfall forecast for Sunday Will you need an umbrella for church?  Your hour-by-hour rainy forecast for Sunday morning. ...

Thieves knock local railroad ride off track near Springfield For more than ten years the Joplin-Springfield Railway has offered rides on its miniature trains, complete with all the bells and whistles. But last week thieves broke in and stole exactly that -- the trains' bells and whistles. "The whistle mount is right here, they unscrewed that," said owner Dave Holberg. The bell was bolted in there and they unscrewed that. The whistles and bells are over ...

Front brings changes Sunday A cold front will move through the Ozarks Sunday causing windy and cooler conditions. Isolated shower begin overnight and continue Sunday with a few snow flurries possible during the evening. ...

SLIDESHOW: Pineapple Whip fans wait in long lines for a taste of the summer treat Saturday Check out the line at the "Pineapple Whip" that opened in Springfield for a limited winter run. ...

College students fail to apply for millions in grants College students didn't claim $2.9 billion dollars last school year. A Pell Grant is what educators call free college money. Students qualify based on income. They don't have to pay it back. "Student loan debt keeps going up, but if more people took advantage of the grants that are there maybe they wouldn't take out so much in student loans," said Lori Miller with Drury. New analysis from ...



Current Conditions:
Cloudy, 49 F

Forecast:
Sun - Showers/Wind. High: 43 Low: 30
Mon - Partly Cloudy. High: 55 Low: 34
Tue - Sunny. High: 60 Low: 37
Wed - Sunny. High: 64 Low: 41
Thu - Cloudy. High: 44 Low: 26

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Obama received warmly in India, seeks policy advances
U.S. President Barack Obama folds his hands in a traditional Indian greeting gesture, as Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, center, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi laugh during a ceremonial reception at the Indian presidential Palace in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Obama is the first American leader to be invited to attend India's Republic Day festivities, which commence Monday and mark the anniversary of the enactment of the country's democratic constitution. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama was greeted in India Sunday with an elaborate welcome at the country's sprawling presidential palace, then he solemnly laid a wreath at a memorial honoring the father of India's independence movement, Mahatma Gandhi.

In Nigeria, Kerry to discuss election, insurgent group
Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, left, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pose for the media prior to a meeting on the sideline of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. The world's financial and political elite will head this week to the Swiss Alps for a gathering of the World Economic Forum at the Swiss ski resort of Davos. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, Pool)ZURICH (AP) — Reflecting concern over the possibility of postelection violence, America's top diplomat is seeking separate meetings with Nigeria's president and his leading opponent ahead of voting as part of an effort to encourage both sides to accept the results peacefully.

Balloon crew launches in bid to break 2 major records
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An international team has launched its helium-filled balloon from Japan in a bid to reach North America and break two major records en route.

Factbox: How the Greek election works
Greeks vote on Sunday in an election expected to bring in a government led by the leftwing Syriza party. The anti-bailout party led by Alexis Tsipras is leading in the polls but it is unclear if it can win enough seats to govern without having to rely on one or more of the smaller parties. - A total of 18 parties and 4 party alliances are running.

Qatar-based cleric urges protests in Egypt on uprising's anniversary
Riot police detain supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood at Talaat Harb Square, in CairoA Qatar-based Muslim cleric called for protests in Egypt on the anniversary of the country's Jan 25 uprising against Hosni Mubarak and said Mohamed Mursi is Egypt's "legitimate" leader, in a speech that may worsen relations between Qatar and Egypt. Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian-born cleric who has close links to the Muslim Brotherhood, has been critical of Egypt's military-backed government, accusing President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi of betrayal for ousting President Mursi in 2013, a Muslim Brotherhood leader.