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Much of Monday rain free The weather looks to remain very active for the next couple of weeks. Find out when the rain is forecast in order to better plan your days by watching the forecast. ...

Tornado Confirmation: Twister hits St. Clair County, destroys home An EF-1 tornado tore through St. Clair county Sunday afternoon and destroyed several buildings. The tornado hit just north of Osceola. "We didn't really have time to think, it just happened," Brenden Jones said. Jones' father was in a house destroyed by the tornado. "He said he saw the barn blow up and the stock trailer was headed for his front door, so he headed to his ...

Missouri's Carl Edwards wins NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 Columbia, Missouri's Carl Edwards held off Greg Biffle on Sunday night to win NASCAR's longest race, the Coca-Cola 600. Edwards snapped a 49-race winless skid for his first victory since joining Joe Gibbs Racing. He took the lead when he stayed out and the leaders pitted with 20 laps to go for his first win ever at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished third, Matt Kenseth ...

Settlement approved in deadly crash involving deputy A judge in southwest Missouri has approved a settlement in a fatal crash involving a Newton County deputy. The Joplin Globe reports that the family of 33-year-old Cory Sheppard, of Neosho, recently reached a settlement of about $460,000 in their wrongful-death lawsuit against Newton County and Deputy David Trimble. Circuit Judge Tim Perigo approved the settlement in Newton County Circuit Court on Friday. Sheppard was killed three years ...

Pictures: Missouri's Carl Edwards wins NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Columbia, Missouri's Carl Edwards gamble on fuel paid off as he won for the first time in 2015.  He's now eligible for NASCAR's Chase if he remains in the Top 30.  Greg Biffle finished second.  Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finished third. (Pictures courtesy Jerry Markland/Rainier Ehrhardt/Brian Lawdermilk/Jared C. Tilton/Getty) ...

MSU Bears to host NCAA regional tourney at Hammons Field This morning the MSU Bears beat Bradley University, making them Missouri Valley Conference baseball champs. Then Sunday afternoon they found out Springfield will host a regional of the NCAA baseball tournament that leads up to the College World Series. "It's going to be great to not have to travel and be in our home stadium and hopefully fans come out and I'll be looking forward to it," ...

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Partly Cloudy, 61 F

Mon - Partly Cloudy. High: 81 Low: 62
Tue - AM Clouds/PM Sun. High: 81 Low: 63
Wed - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 82 Low: 63
Thu - PM Thunderstorms. High: 82 Low: 66
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More than 430 dead in India heatwave
A resident of Hyderabad sleeps in the shade on a tricyle at the roadside on May 22, 2015 as temperatures in India soarMore than 430 people have died in two Indian states during a heatwave that has seen temperatures nudge 50 degrees Celsius and force Kolkata's iconic yellow taxis off the road, officials said Monday. Officials warned the toll was almost certain to rise, with figures still being collected in some parts of the hard-hit Telangana state in the country's south, and with no end in sight to the searing conditions. Large parts of India, including national capital New Delhi, have endured days of sweltering heat, prompting fears of power cuts.

Spanish local election shakes up political landscape
Barcelona en Comu leader and mayoral candidate for Barcelona, Ada Colau (L), celebrates her party's victory in Spain's municipal and regional elections, on May 24, 2015 in BarcelonaSpain faced a changed political landscape Monday after the "Indignado" protest movement gave the ruling conservative rivals a battering in local elections, topping the vote in Barcelona and shattering the governing party's majority in Madrid. The new political groups Barcelona En Comu and Ahora Madrid were formally launched just a few months ago, but the results of the vote show they are already loosening the grip of the two big parties that have run Spain for nearly four decades. Ahora Madrid, led by 71-year-old retired judge Manuela Carmena, came second behind Spain's governing Popular Party (PP) -- but it could govern the capital if it joins forces with the main opposition Socialists, who came third.

Iraqi official: US defense chief has 'incorrect information'
FILE - In this Friday, March 27, 2015 file photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, commander of Iran's Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, right, greets Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei while attending a religious ceremony in a mosque at his residence in Tehran, Iran. The chief of an elite unit in Iran's Revolutionary Guard has accused the U.S. of having "no will" to stop the Islamic State group after the fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, an Iranian newspaper reported Monday. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP, File)BAGHDAD (AP) — A spokesman for the Iraqi government says U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has been given "incorrect information" following his criticism of its security forces over the fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State group.

French president revives political duo with his ex
FOR STORY SLUGGED FRANCE PRESIDENT'S EX BY SYLVIE CORBET - In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 French President Francois Hollande, left, French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal and French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, right, attend a plenary meeting of a French-Italian summit entitled "Economy, Investment and Finance"during a French-Italian summit at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Segolene Royal is the French president’s ex-partner and mother of his four children, who is a prominent government minister, and she is increasingly appearing alongside President Hollande during important official functions. (Jacques Demarthon/Pool Photo via AP, FILE)PARIS (AP) — Someone has been appearing more and more often alongside French President Francois Hollande on official visits abroad and in high-level meetings in Elysee Palace. It's no ordinary someone — it's Segolene Royal, the president's ex-partner and mother of his four children, and one of his most prominent government ministers.

Islamic State faces battle in Iraq, bombs in Syria
Members of the Iraqi army and Shi'ite fighters launch a mortar toward Islamic State militants outskirt the city of FallujaBAGHDAD/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State poured more fighters into Ramadi on Monday as security forces and Shi'ite paramilitaries renewed efforts to retake the western Iraqi city that fell to the Islamists a week ago in a major setback for the government. In Palmyra, the Syrian air force launched strikes at buildings captured by Islamic State, whose occupation of the city has raised fears that the insurgents will destroy its famed Roman ruins. Islamic state has killed at least 217 people execution-style, including children, since it moved into the Palmyra area 10 days ago, according to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.