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Independent living center set to break ground on new facility The Southewest Center for Independent Living is a very busy place. "We serve people with disabilities in an eight county area of Southwest Missouri," said Leslie Manor, Marketing & Development Director for The Southewest Center for Independent Living. The Springfield based non-profit organization provides free medical equipment, help learning new technology, support and referral services to about 1,100 disabled clients each year. And that number continues to ...

Just a few scattered storms Wednesday Scattered thunderstorms are in the forecast through the weekend. Find out if they will bring light rain or a downpour by watching the forecast. ...

Chase in Greene County ends with driver in house, then arrested A man is jailed after a chase that started southwest of Springfield on Tuesday evening. The chase started about 6:30 at a home on West Roxbury Street, west of  the city and south of Battlefield Road.  Deputies say residents at that home accused the driver of stealing a van.   The owners followed it first while on the phone with 911.  Greene County deputies then took up ...

Man from Nixa dies after snake bites him twice in James River A man from Nixa died after he was bitten twice by a venomous snake while in the James River over the extended Memorial Day weekend. Gilbert DeLeon, 37, was wading at the Delaware Access Area of the James River when he was bitten on Friday.  Christian County Coroner Brad Cole says his girlfriend wanted him to get medical attention, but he refused and tried to treat ...

Frequent water outages affect mobile home renters, nearby business More than 100 families near Republic have spent many days this spring with no running water.   The well at the Alpine Village Mobile Home Park supplies renters as well as a nearby business just off U.S. 60. "You lose customers. If you're not open, they go looking for another place to go. They may come back; they may not," said Mary Jenkins, owner of Just One ...

Buyer beware lesson: Woman paid $4,000; year later, got zilch A woman paid thousands of dollars for something she needs in her home. The business doing the work has yet to deliver. "To slip and fall that's my biggest fear," said Wanda Gray. Wanda Gray says she desperately needs a walk-in tub. "The doctor said I got really bad arthritis," she said. Getting the money wasn't easy. "I refinanced my house," she said. She ordered a nearly five thousand dollar walk-in ...

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The Latest: Sharapova advances to 3rd round at French Open
Russia's Maria Sharapova reacts as she plays compatriot Vitalia Diatchenko during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Paris, (AP Photo/David Vincent)PARIS (AP) — The Latest from the French Open:

German city evacuates 20,000 people to defuse WWII bomb
Ambulances line up in front of a building of social services during an evacuation of 20,000 from their homes in Cologne, western Germany, on May 27, 2015The unexploded US-made device, which lay five metres (16 feet) underground and was discovered Friday, was set to be defused later in the day, and river traffic on the nearby Rhine was to be halted during the operation, city officials said. Residents living within a kilometre (about half a mile) of the site have been told to leave their homes, among them around 1,100 people from a large old people's and care home, they said.

More than four espressos a day can harm health: EU
Drinking the caffeine equivalent of more than four espressos a day is harmful to health, especially for minors and pregnant women, the EU's EFSA food safety agency saidDrinking the caffeine equivalent of more than four espressos a day is harmful to health, especially for minors and pregnant women, the EU food safety agency said on Wednesday. "It is the first time that the risks from caffeine from all dietary sources have been assessed at EU level," the EFSA said in a statement, recommending that an adult's daily caffeine intake remain below 400 milligrammes a day. Deciding a recommended limit was a request of the European Commission, the EU's powerful executive body, in an effort to find a Europe-wide benchmark for caffeine consumption.

Queen Elizabeth announces plan for EU referendum law
Britain's Queen Elizabeth arrives at Westminster Abbey for a thanksgiving service on the final day of VE day commemorations in LondonBritain's Queen Elizabeth said on Wednesday the government would pass a law paving the way for a referendum on the country's membership of the European Union, in a speech setting out Prime Minister David Cameron's legislative plan for the coming year. "Early legislation will be introduced to provide for an in-out referendum on membership of the European Union before the end of 2017," the queen said, speaking in parliament. "My government will renegotiate the United Kingdom's relationship with the European Union and pursue reform of the European Union for the benefit of all member states," she added.

UK's re-elected Cameron outlines plans in Queen's Speech
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II travels in a carriage from Buckingham Palace towards the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. The Queen will deliver a speech to open Britain's Parliament after the new Conservative government was elected. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON (AP) — Britain's first all-Conservative government in two decades has unveiled its plans for power, including laws to hold a referendum on European Union membership, give Scotland more autonomy and toughen immigration policies.