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Great Easter weekend ahead We'll stay warm and dry through Sunday night. Highs will be in the mid 70s Saturday and Sunday. ...

Garage sale permits required in Springfield Yard sales are a great way to score good deals and get to know your neighbors, but the City of Springfield reminds people that before you have that sale, you must register it first.   A city code requires people having garage sales to provide basic information about the location and dates of the sale to the Springfield licensing office.   This allows them to make sure ...

Eggscellent Easter Egg hunting weather Very nice weather is expected for the Easter Weekend. The rain is expected to hold off until after dark Sunday evening. Find out how warm the weekend will be by watching the forecast. ...

Woman injured in shooting in Brighton Friday evening Greene County Sheriff's authorities are investigating a shooting that injured a woman Friday evening in Brighton, Missouri. Investigators believe the shooting was a domestic dispute over property off of Farm Road 6.  A woman suffered minor injuries after the bullet grazed her in the head.  She was taken to a Springfield hospital.  Investigators took into custody a second person involved for questioning.   ...

Proposed tax could generate $8-billion for Missouri transportation Drivers across the Show-Me State have been seeing a lot of road construction in recent years.  "They have been great safety improvements,” said Becky Baltz, MoDOT District Engineer. MoDOT says the flow of money available for projects has slowed down; meaning we will soon be seeing fewer big projects.  The department says annual revenue in 2014 is $700-million, down from $1.3 billion a year in 2009.  The ...

Accused killer of Hailey Owens wants statements thrown out An attorney for a Springfield man suspected of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl want statements he made to police after his arrest to be suppressed.   Attorney Patrick Berrigan writes in court documents that Craig Michael Wood was suffering from intoxication, emotional turmoil and psychological instability when he was arrested in February in the death of Hailey Owens.   The girl was abducted from her neighborhood and found ...

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Ukraine calls 'Easter truce' as separatists hold firm
A pro-Russian separatists walk past map regional government building in Donetsk, in eastern UkraineBy Pavel Polityuk and Aleksandar Vasovic KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - The Ukrainian government said it will not attack pro-Russian separatists over the Easter weekend as its U.S. ally threatened Moscow with new sanctions if it fails to persuade the militants to surrender. The Kremlin denies having control over gunmen who want their eastern regions to follow Crimea in being annexed by Russia. Moscow scolded Washington for treating Russia like a "guilty schoolboy" following their agreement in Geneva on Thursday that Ukrainian militants should disarm and vacate occupied buildings. Ukraine's government, short of effective forces, has shown little sign of trying to recapture the dozen or so town halls, police stations and other sites seized over the past two weeks, despite proclaiming the launch of an "anti-terrorist operation".

Iran says Arak heavy water reactor dispute virtually solved
A picture taken on January 15, 2011, shows a general view of the heavy-water reactor facility at Arak, IranTehran (AFP) - Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said Saturday that a dispute with world powers over the Arak heavy water reactor has been "virtually solved", the Al-Alam Arabic-language television reported.

At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter
Masked pro-Russian activists play with a ball as they guard a barricade at the regional administration building that they had seized earlier in Donetsk, Ukraine, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the premises.

French journalists free after 10-month Syria hostage ordeal
A screengrab taken on April 19, 2014, from a video released by Dogan News Agency shows shows (from left to right) Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Pierre Torres and Nicolas Henin arriving at the Mehmet Akif Inan hospital in TurkeyFour French journalists taken hostage in Syria last year were freed on Saturday after a 10-month ordeal in the world's most dangerous country for the media. French President Francois Hollande announced the release of Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres, saying they were "in good health despite the very challenging conditions of their captivity". Turkish soldiers found the four men abandoned in no-man's land on the border with Syria overnight, wearing blindfolds and with their hands bound, the Turkish news agency Dogan reported. They had been captured in two separate incidents in June last year while covering the conflict in Syria.

4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed
FILE - This file photo provided on Monday, June 10, 2013 by Prix Bayeux and dated Oct. 9, 2012, shows French journalist Didier Francois gesturing during a debate held in Bayeux, western France, as part of the Prix Bayeux Award. President Francois Hollande's office said in a statement Saturday April 19, 2014 he feels "immense relief" after learning Saturday of the release of Edouard Elias, Didier Francois, Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres _ all said to be in good health despite "very trying conditions" of their captivity. (AP Photo/Mikael Quemener, Prix Bayeux, File)PARIS (AP) — Four French journalists held hostage in Syria since June have been released, France's presidential palace said Saturday.