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Pictures: KSPR and KY3 come together for United Way's Day of Caring KSPR and KY3 employees worked together to make a neighborhood better in Springfield for the United Way Day of Caring.  Volunteers across the Ozarks pitched in to help with several projects. ...

Fresh tomato and Parmesan pastry 8/21/14 1 can of croissant dough 3 multicolored fresh heirloom tomatoes, sliced 3 tablespoons of melted butter 1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon of dried basil 1 tablespoon of olive oil Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spread out pieces of croissant dough, creating a large rectangle. Brush center of dough with melted butter leaving a quarter inch border around the edge. Shingle fresh sliced tomatoes over the melted butter. Sprinkle tomatoes with ...

Big airlines predict Labor Day air travel to be up from a year ago A trade group for the nation's big airlines predicts that air travel over the Labor Day weekend will rise 2 percent from the same holiday last year. Airlines for America expects 14 million people to fly within the U.S. in the seven days ending Sept. 2. Separately, the auto club AAA forecasts that 34.7 million Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home by car or ...

Branson adds air service for the fall Branson’s airport will feature flights to Chicago and Houston this fall. The airport announced that Branson AirExpress will begin flying four to six days a week on October 25. The service will end for the season on December 7. The one-way tickets to Chicago Midway and Houston’s Hobby airports will begin at $99 each one way. The service later this year will be provided by Branson ...

Breaking News: Governor Nixon orders Missouri National Guard out of Ferguson Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson Thursday afternoon. The National Guard is working with the Missouri Highway to "systematically withdraw' from the city. The decision follows consecutive nights of fewer protests and fewer arrests.  The governor signed an executive order, calling up the National Guard to assist law enforcement on Monday.  They arrived on Tuesday. Governor Nixon ordered the ...

Of 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police records show that 163 arrests have been made in the Ferguson protest zone since the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, but just seven are residents of the St. Louis suburb. Brown was killed Aug. 9 by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson, spurring widespread protests, along with some rioting and looting. St. Louis County spokeswoman Candace Jarrett provided information to The Associated Press ...

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Manziel, Browns agree he's not ready to start
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) talks with Brian Hoyer during practice at the NFL football team's facility in Berea, Ohio Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Earlier head coach Mike Pettine names Hoyer as the regular season starter against the Steelers in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)BEREA, Ohio (AP) — On one knee and far from the action, quarterback Johnny Manziel leaned on his orange helmet and watched.

Shooting turns 'outstanding' US police officer into pariah
Protesters rally outside the office of St Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch, demanding the arrest of Darren Wilson on August 20, 2014It took six months, and as many bullets, for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson to go from local hero to internationally-known outcast for the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. Late on Wednesday, a middle-aged white couple turned up in Ferguson holding pro-Wilson placards.

Torture anime banned at woman's kidnap-rape trial
This undated photo provided by the Philadelphia Police Department shows 21-year-old Christina Regusters. The trial of Regusters, charged with abducting a kindergartner from her Philadelphia classroom and sexually assaulting her, is being delayed amid jury problems. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Police Department, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A young woman charged with abducting a 5-year-old Philadelphia girl from school and raping her had frequently viewed Japanese anime depicting sexual torture, prosecutors disclosed Thursday.

Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup
FILE - This July 3, 2014 file photo shows Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaking at the Pentagon. Hagel said Thursday that US airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but he expects Islamic State militants will regroup and stage a new offensive. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.

GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap
Congressional investigators say the Pentagon violated the law when it swapped five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years.