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MO lawmakers push to relax helmet law The universal helmet law in Missouri requires all motorcyclists to wear a helmet at all times while riding. But for years people have been fighting that regulation. "I wear a seat-belt religiously, I don't believe that the state, the nanny state of Missouri, should force you to, just like with wearing a helmet," said Ron Jackson. Jackson's riding partner, Marsha Crom, works in the medical profession; she never ...

New report highlights major impact of nonprofit groups in Springfield Every day, thousands of people across the Ozarks are assisted by hundreds of helping hands. “Our community is very caring and it has been for a very long time,” stated Jennifer Kennalley, President and CEO of United Way of the Ozarks. It’s been no secret there are a lot of local non-profit agencies, from charities and colleges, to hospitals and food banks. “If there were nor non-profits in ...

Viral Video: Driver kills goose in Springfield parking lot as mother nests nearby Surveillance cameras recorded an SUV running over a male goose while the mother was nesting nearby.  The person who ran over that goose could face a serious fine.  The Migratory Bird Treaty Act protects birds, their nests, and their eggs.  If you recognize the vehicle, you can contact Springfield police or the Missouri Department of Conservation at (417) 895-6880. ...

Storms taking aim on the Ozarks Breezy winds tonight will help to blow up some thunderstorms on Thursday. Beautiful weather returns on Friday. Will it last through the weekend? Find out by watching the forecast. ...

Police: Springfield woman set home on fire, leaving one-year-old child outside Police say a woman set a home on fire, leaving a baby boy out font in an infant car seat.   Officers were called to the home in the 21 hundred block of N. Delaware just before 6:00 pm Wednesday, after neighbors noticed the woman acting suspicious.  They say the woman left the one-year-old boy out front, then went back inside and set fire to the ...

Raw Interview: Parents of Hailey Owens discuss daughter's abduction, changes to Amber Alert law Hailey Owens' family is pushing for changes that could help save another child's life.   The goal of Hailey's Law is to improve and speed up the state's Amber Alert system.  They asked to talk about that night and how they hope to make a difference.  (This is a portion of that interview.) ...

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Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'
President Barack Obama attends a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka State Guest House in Tokyo, Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Junko Kimura-Matsumoto, Pool)TOKYO (AP) — Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" — even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin's handling of the crisis in Ukraine.

Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro soccer team
In this Tuesday, April 22, 2014 photo, from left to right, Israeli Arab players Hanin Gamal Nasser, Walaa Hussien and Noura Abu-Shanab pose with their coach during a practice session in Petah Tikva, Israel. When the Israeli women’s soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel’s national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a decision that sets the team apart from many of its rivals _ he recruited from the Arab villages of northern Israel. For Hapoel Petah Tikva, the addition of five Arab-Israeli women has made waves in the league, as Arab-Israelis often face discrimination in Israel on and off the field. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)PETAH TIKVA, Israel (AP) — When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a decision that sets the team apart from many of its rivals — he recruited from the Arab villages of northern Israel.

Russia not abiding by Geneva agreement says Obama
A pro-Russian armed man stands guard near the state security service building in SlavianskDonetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - US President Barack Obama accused Russia on Thursday of failing to respect an agreement to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, the latest salvo in the Cold War-like duel between Washington and Moscow over the future of the ex-Soviet nation. Obama's comments came as the interior and defence ministries said Thursday Ukraine's military clashed with pro-Kremlin rebels in two eastern towns overnight. Obama said Washington was ready to slap fresh sanctions on Moscow, a day after Russia, which has massed tens of thousands of troops on its border with Ukraine, warned that it was ready to strike if its interests were attacked.

Oregon gay marriage ban gets day in court
Plaintiffs, attorneys and supporters walk out of federal court where a federal judge heard oral arguments in two cases challenging Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage in Eugene, Ore., Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Judge Michael McShane did not say which way he was leaning, but his questioning focused heavily on how he should apply precedents from higher courts. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon urged a federal judge Wednesday to strike down Oregon's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

Last year's deadbeats do best as stocks stall
FILE - In this Tuesday Oct. 9, 2012 file photo, a technician prepares 1 Kg gold bars of 995.0 purity to pack for delivery at the Emirates Gold company in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Safer investments like utilities, gold and government bonds were supposed to flop in 2014 as investors pulled out their money and put it into higher risk, higher growth stocks that benefit from a pickup in the economy. But instead of fading, “safe haven” investments are among the year’s best performers. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Financial markets rarely stick to the script, and this year is no different.