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New leader of Missouri State NAACP promises more inclusion The new leader of the Missouri State NAACP says he plans to build a younger, more inclusive organization. Nimrod "Rod" Chapel Jr. was elected last month as the 14th President of the Missouri State NAACP. He told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch that t's important to include leaders of groups such as Black Lives Matter, which rose to prominence after the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown, ...

Watch: The Vacuum Cleaner Museum in St. James will suck you in Thousands upon thousands of vacuum cleaners are made on the assembly lines in St. James at Tacony Manufacturing ranging from lower priced and more affordable to high end products.  However, there is something more peculiar going on down below in the basement and you might just get sucked in.  The world's first vacuum cleaner museum and factory outlet boasts more than 750 cleaners throughout a ...

Major traffic slowdowns after crash on west Chestnut Expressway in Springfield A major thoroughfare in Springfield was shut down for a few hours Sunday. Traffic was halted in both directions on Chestnut Expressway between the West Bypass and I-44. A car crashed into a utility pole and caused some major damage early Sunday. No power lines were touching the ground, but police shut down all lanes of traffic on West Chestnut Expressway in the area as a precaution. Two ...

Arkansas Counties declared disaster areas after severe weather Dozens of Arkansas counties have been declared disaster areas by President Barack Obama after severe weather and flooding inundated the state between December and January. After the president's disaster declaration on Friday, the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management says 38 counties now qualify for federal assistance. Gov. Asa Hutchinson had asked the White House for a major disaster declaration because it allows residents and local governments in ...

Chef Ryan Tiller with Wings and Garlic Ranch Dip Buffalo Ranch Crockpot Wings 2 Lbs. Chicken Wings 8 oz. Buffalo Wing Sauce 1 Pk. Ranch Dressing Mix ½ tsp. Oregano Dash Sea Salt Dash Black Pepper Combine wing sauce, ranch mix, salt, pepper, and oregano in a medium size bowl. Add chicken wings and toss to coat. Place in a lined crockpot and cook on high for 2/12 – 3 hours until cooked through. Pour on a lined baking sheet and ...

Polar employee defends company, crosses picket line Scores of union members with the United Steel Workers are striking against what they call unfair labor practices at the Polar Tank Trailer factory, but some of their co-workers don't think the strikers are helping their cause. "The issues is just the way they treat us; Has nothing to do with wages, it's all about how we're treated," says Union Steward Frankie Kelley. While many workers at ...

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The Super Bowl ad game: Celebrities, animals and humor
The Super Bowl ad game: Celebrities, animals and humorThe latest developments in Super Bowl commercials before, during and after the Big Game: 5:00 p.m. Watch out for celebrities, cute animals and humor. Super Bowl advertisers are turning to a mix of tried-and-true ...

The Latest: Obamas celebrate Super Bowl with wings and pizza
Denver Broncos Peyton Manning arrives at Levi's Stadium before the NFL Super Bowl 50 football game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Super Bowl Sunday from AP reporters covering the game, the telecast, the commercials and fans around the world (All times local):

Sheriff: Texas teen kills mom, 2 neighbors, then himself
In this Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 photo, Uvalde County Sheriffs Deputies talk with an individual while guarding the intersection to a neighborhood several miles outside of Uvalde after a standoff resulted in multiple deaths. The incident started on Friday. (Kin Man Hui, San Antonio Express-News via AP) RUMBO DE SAN ANTONIO OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITMcALLEN, Texas (AP) — A 19-year-old killed his mother and two neighbors before turning his gun on himself in a shooting that brought SWAT and various emergency vehicles to a rural area in Texas, authorities said Sunday.

After Rubio stumbles, rivals see opening in New Hampshire
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a campaign stop Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Hudson, N.H. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — Marco Rubio's uneven debate performance just days before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary has emboldened a trio of governors seeking to stem his rise in the Republican race for president. But if Rubio's rivals can slow him in New Hampshire, they are likely to leave the GOP with a muddled mix of establishment contenders and no clear favorite to challenge Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

Sanders big campaign plans clash with political realities
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a campaign stop at Great Bay Community College, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Portsmouth, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — As he campaigns for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders promises voters a "political revolution" that will fundamentally remake the American economy and its education and health care systems.