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Pictures: Wednesday night bout of winter weather ...

Baby born 3 months early, brings big blessing to one Ozarks Family  " I love you Otto, You're strong buddy," says David Wilhite. David and his wife Erin welcomed their son Otto, 3 and a half months early. " A baby before Christmas was not on the agenda when he's not due until March 20th," says Erin. Mom, Erin, was brought to the hospital after having severely high blood pressure. Doctors made the call that Otto had to make ...

Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect tonight A mix of rain sleet and snow should begin to exit the area early in the morning. Amounts have been minor so far. Find out if more is in store by watching the forecast. ...

MoDOT crews prepare for overnight snow and sleet Hundreds of MoDOT crews prepared to keep streets all over Southwest Missouri clear Wednesday night. MoDOT engineer Michael Middleton said about 230 plows and salt trucks will be working across the area. "This is one of those events where very easily we could spend a majority of the night driving around checking, making sure bridge decks are good, and not do a whole lot of pushing or ...

Winter Weather Advisory extended for the Missouri Ozarks Prepare for the Ozarks next round of winter weather. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in effect from 4:00 p.m. Wednesday to Thursday at 9:00 a.m.  The area stretches throughout all of central and southern Missouri in the Ozarks.  Snow, freezing rain and sleet are all possible.  Snow accumulations could total up to one-and-a-half inches.  Higher amounts could add up locally. Stay tuned ...

Raw Video: Snow falls Wednesday night at Missouri State University Storm spotter Josh Napper snapped this video of snow falling at Plaster Stadium at Missouri State.   You can find more of his work at AviWxChasers.com ...

Current Conditions:
Wintry Mix, 33 F

Thu - AM Snow Showers. High: 39 Low: 34
Fri - Cloudy. High: 40 Low: 35
Sat - AM Clouds/PM Sun. High: 42 Low: 35
Sun - Cloudy. High: 45 Low: 36
Mon - Showers. High: 47 Low: 36

Full Forecast at Yahoo! Weather

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Putin says Russia's turn to Asia was planned long ago
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