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Searchers find SUV in swollen creek, but no body Holiday Island firefighters found a white Ford Explorer that was washed off a highway by swollen Leatherwood Creek on Wednesday night.  The swift current and muddy waters made it impossible to figure out if a body was inside, so recovery crews used a winch and a rope pulley to roll over the SUV.  No body was inside. Earlier, crews tried to use an underwater camera to ...

Recycle unwanted documents and electronics this Saturday Just in time for spring cleaning, gather up unwanted personal documents and electronics. Keep tabs on your digital footprint. The Computer Recycling Center on 528 N. Price Lane, is teaming up with CU Community Credit Union and AARP for Fraud Prevention Day. Swing by to protect the environment and your ID.   You can typically get rid of not-pending personal documents that are seven years or older. ...

Christian ministers speak out for and against repeal on anti-discrimination ordinance City of Springfield Question 1 on the ballot on April 7 is no doubt the most controversial measure up for vote, and now now some people who identify themselves as conservative Christians are speaking out in support of the city's anti-discrimination ordinance.  They see the ordinance as a way to protect lesbians,  gays, transgender persons, and bisexuals. "I believed there was a sin that could be ...

Man kidnaps, rapes store clerk Lebanon police said they had a suspect in custody on Thursday morning after a convenience store clerk reported she was abducted and raped on Wednesday night.  By Thursday evening, the Laclede County prosecuting attorney had not filed charges, and the Lebanon Police Department had not returned reporters' calls all day about the investigation. Police responded to the Kum & Go store on North Jefferson, at the ...

Report shows Nixa daycare worker mistreated several toddlers There's new evidence that the investigation of a Nixa daycare worker goes far beyond how she treated and disciplined one child in her care.  We showed you the treatment of the first little boy a few weeks ago.  But now a state report shows mistreatment of several other toddlers. Megan Harris was already devastated to see the way the daycare teacher treated her son, Caleb.  But ...

Animated "Star Wars" tribute film taking internet by storm It's not unusual for people who love certain movies - "Star Wars," for example - to make their own fan films.  But one guy took his love of the epic franchise to new levels. Paul Michael Johnson spent the past four years hand-drawing and animating "TIE Fighter," a seven-and-a-half galactic dogfight between Empire and Rebel spacecraft.  It's animated to look like a 1980's-era Japanese cartoon, including ...

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NCAA says it will monitor impacts of Indiana religious law
FILE- In this March 16, 2015, file photo, workers add team names to a 2015 NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament bracket that is displayed on the side of the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday, March 26, that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)With the Final Four a week away from shining a spotlight on Indianapolis, NCAA President Mark Emmert said Thursday that the governing body for college sports is concerned about an Indiana law that could allow businesses to discriminate against gay people.

Astros Triple-A club pulls 2017 championship ring promotion
The Fresno Grizzlies are so confident the Houston Astros will win a title soon, they planned to hand out replica 2017 World Series rings as a promotion this season.

Hollywood golden age actress Sally Forrest dies at 86
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sally Forrest, an actress-dancer who graced the silver screen throughout the '40s and '50s in MGM musicals and films such as the 1956 noir "While the City Sleeps," died on March 15 at her home in Beverly Hills, California. She was 86 and had long battled cancer.

US: Chicago-area cousins planned US terrorist attack
In this courtroom sketch, Jonas M. Edmonds, left, and Hasan R. Edmonds, right, stand in front of an FBI agent as they appear at a hearing at federal court in Chicago, Thursday, March 26, 2015, following their arrests Wednesday on charges of conspiring with the Islamic State group. Hasan Edmonds, an Illinois Army National Guard soldier, and his cousin, Jonas Edmonds, are both U.S. citizens from the Chicago suburb of Aurora. (AP Photo/Tom Gianni)CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring "the flames of war to the heart" of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin bragged he could kill up to 150 people in a terrorist attack in the U.S., federal prosecutors said Thursday in announcing men's arrests.

Lawyer says kidnapping wasn't a hoax, boyfriend was drugged
This undated photo released by the Vallejo Police Department shows Denise Huskins. Police say Huskins, who was reported kidnapped from her boyfriend's San Francisco Bay area home and held for ransom, has contacted her father to say she's in the Southern California city of Huntington Beach. (AP Photo/Vallejo Police Department)VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The strange case of a California woman who disappeared for two days grew stranger still Thursday, with her uncle and a lawyer for her boyfriend insisting she was kidnapped while police said it was a hoax.