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Blue Bell recalls all of its ice cream products Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries on Monday recalled all its products on the market after two samplings of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeriosis.  Blue Bell's chief executive Paul Kruse said in a statement that the company "can't say with certainty" how the bacteria was introduced to the manufacturing line. The company last month issued its first recall after ice cream contaminated with listeriosis ...

SW Missouri sheriff's department gets body cams for all deputies It's a win win. That's what the Laclede County sheriff says about the department's new body cameras. As of three weeks ago, every deputy in the Sheriff's Department was issued a body camera. The devices, says Sheriff Wayne Merritt, are a tool to protect citizens and his deputies. He warns, though, the video is only part of the equation in any case, because cameras can distort reality such ...

People express concerns about Mount Judea hog farm changes A controversial hog farm near the Buffalo National River is hoping to change how it deals with some waste from its operation, but people living nearby say they don't want to chance any changes to the C&H hog farm. In the past, public  meetings about the C&H hog game in Mount Judea have drawn a lot of concern from people, and Monday's meeting in Jasper was ...

April showers return Tuesday The next round of thunderstorms should move in Tuesday afternoon. Find out how much more rain the Ozarks could see this week by watching the forecast. ...

Volquez leads Royals to 7-1 win over Twins in series opener KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Edinson Volquez dodged trouble for seven innings, and the Kansas City Royals scored a pair of runs on wild pitches before pounding the bumbling Minnesota Twins, 7-1 on Monday night. Alcides Escobar returned from a sprained knee to score a run, and Kendrys Morales and Paulo Orlando drove in a pair each as the Royals finally figured out Twins nemesis Kyle ...

Teens escape from behavioral health unit A handful of teens escaped from the Lakeland Behavioral Health unit along west Grand in Springfield Monday night. Police Sgt. Chad Hampton says five teens forced their way out of the main part of the facility and climbed onto the roof.  Some then jumped down and ran away. Hampton says officers set up a perimeter around the neighborhood and caught everyone who had escaped, then returned them ...

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Amid GOP criticism, Clinton defends family foundation
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with employees at Whitney Brothers during a campaign stop, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Keene, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has found herself on the defensive during her first presidential campaign visit to New Hampshire this year, pushing back against swirling questions about her family foundation.

Credit Suisse profits jump by nearly a quarter
Credit Suisse says a strong performance by its private banking unit helped first quarter net profit rise by 23% to $1.1 billionSwiss banking giant Credit Suisse said Tuesday a strong performance by its private banking unit helped first quarter net profit rise by 23 percent to 1.05 billion Swiss francs (1.02 billion euros, $1.1 billion), outstripping forecasts by analysts. Its investment bank posted a 14 percent rise in pre-tax profits to 945 million francs. CEO Brady Dougan said that while trading revenue was higher than last year, the bank had a "difficult start to the year" due to a slowdown in underwriting only to benefit from later volatility in the markets. The Swiss central bank shocked domestic and global markets with its decision on January 15 to end three years of efforts to hold down the value of the Swiss franc against the euro, sending the currency soaring.

Detroit expects Abdelkader back for Game 3 against Tampa Bay
Detroit Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg (40), of Sweden, is stopped by Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop (30), defenseman Braydon Coburn (55) and right wing Nikita Kucherov (86), of Russia, during the third period of Game 2 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning won the game 5-1. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)DETROIT (AP) — Even though they managed a split in the first two games at Tampa Bay, the Detroit Red Wings are trying to turn this playoff series around.

Little guys will need to come up big for Celtics, Mavs
Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas (4) loses the ball after a foul by Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) in the second quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)While LeBron James and his star-studded supporting cast were firing away at underdog Boston in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series, the smallest guy on the court for the Celtics was putting up the biggest fight.

Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products
In this April 10, 2015, file photo, Blue Bell ice cream rests on a grocery store shelf in Lawrence, Kan. Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday, April 20, 2015, for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeriosis. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.