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Police: Springfield woman set home on fire, leaving 1 year old child outside Police say a woman set a home on fire, leaving a baby boy out font in an infant car seat.  Officers were called to the home in the 21 hundred block of N. Delaware just before 6:00 pm Wednesday, after neighbors noticed the woman acting suspicious.  They say the woman left the 1 year boy out front, then went back inside and set fire to ...

Raw Interview: Hailey Owens's parents discuss daughter's abduction, changes to Amber Alert law Hailey Owens' family is pushing for changes that could help save another child's life.   The goal of Hailey's Law is to improve and speed up the state's Amber Alert system.  They asked to talk about that night and how they hope to make a difference.  (This is a portion of that interview.) ...

Raw video: Driver kills goose as mother nests nearby Surveillance cameras recorded an SUV running over a male goose while the mother was nesting nearby.  The person who ran over that goose could face a serious fine.  The Migratory Bird Treaty Act protects birds, their nests, and their eggs.  If you recognize the vehicle, you can contact Springfield police or the Missouri Department of Conservation at (417) 895-6880. ...

Spence leaves presidency after helping Evangel University 'come of age' Imagine 40 years of doing the same job: mission accomplished, finding one's calling, yes; doubling enrollment -- most certainly a notable milestone. Evangel University president Robert Spence, however, is not retiring -- just making a transition. “I have spoken 750 times, but this is the first sermon that ever received a standing ovation,” Spence told students, faculty and staff members this week. He is as much their ...

Raw video: Retiring Evangel president talks with Steve Grant After 40 years, Robert Spence is retiring as Evangel University president.  On Tuesday, he delivered his last chapel sermon to the students and faculty and then sat down for a reflective interview. ...

Summer project will upgrade 'horrendous' Nixa intersection Backed-up traffic at the intersection of Missouri 14 at U.S. 160/Missouri 13 is the cause of many headaches in Nixa, even if you don't live there.  The Missouri Department of Transportation hopes it has some aspirin for relief. In just a few months, that intersection will be a construction site.  Even though a Nixa sales tax for capital improvements failed by a slim margin this month, ...

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US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years
Deputy Attorney General James Cole concludes his news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Cole announced the new standards that will be considered in deciding whether to recommend clemency for certain non-violent drug prisoners. Wednesday's announcement is part of an ongoing effort to trim the nation’s prison population and help convicts who were given what the Obama administration says were unduly harsh sentences for drug crimes. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government says.

Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97
Charlotte Bobcats' Al Jefferson (25) defends Miami Heat's LeBron James during the first half in Game 2 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and the Miami Heat held on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the teams' Eastern Conference first-round series.

No promises, no pressure as Phelps plunges back in
Michael Phelps practices for the Arena Grand Prix at the Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa, Arizona on April 23, 2014Mesa (United States) (AFP) - Michael Phelps plunges back into competitive swimming on Thursday, unsure if his comeback will yield more Olympic glory but confident it won't diminish his past achievements. "I know if I really want to compete at a high level, I have to be ready by this summer," said Phelps, who still must meet the qualifying standard for the US championships.

10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos
10ThingstoSeeSports - Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, becomes emotional after winning the 118th Boston Marathon, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.

Hillary Clinton calls for more sanctions on Russia
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waves to an audience as she is introduced as a keynote speaker at the Edmund Fusco Contemporary Issues Forum at the University of Connecticut, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she believes that the outcome in Ukraine will be a bad one for Russia.