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Suspect arrested hours before officer shot; grandmother says she can't defend him but still loves him The grandmother of Joshua Haygood, the man accused of shooting a Springfield police officer, painted a troubled picture of her grandson's life that started when he was born. June Hagood said although she still loves her grandson, she can't defend his actions. "Sometimes kids are not very lovable, but you don't stop loving them." Mrs. Hagood wishes things were different; she said "you feel so helpless." Her grandson, she ...

Ex-officer shot on job 26 years ago talks about experience, recent officer shooting Dec. 28, 1989, is the day that Springfield police arrested Timothy Lee DePriest. DePriest was wanted for robbery, rape and murder in California. His arrest ended in a foot chase through downtown Springfield. Moments before the arrest, Cpl. Larry Robinson cornered DePriest but was shot in the arm. His call back to police department headquarters resonated the gravity of what went on.   This week, 27 years later, ...

After highs in the 60s winter weather possible Saturday Windy warm weather is on tap for Wednesday. Winter weather is possible to close out the month of January. Find out about the ups and downs of our forecast by watching the weather. ...

Firefighters battle fire at home in north Springfield Firefighters battled a fire at a two-story house Tuesday night in north Springfield. Flames could be seen shooting out of the home at Webster and Broadway when neighbors arrived.  Neighbors tell KY3 News the home had been vacant. ...

Portis, Qualls lead Arkansas past Tennessee 69-64 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Bobby Portis had 17 points and eight rebounds as Arkansas atoned for an earlier loss with a 69-64 win over Tennessee on Tuesday night. The win is the third straight for the Razorbacks (16-4, 5-2 Southeastern Conference), who are off to their best 20-game start since going 17-3 to open the 1997-98 season. Arkansas lost 74-69 in Knoxville two weeks ago, but it ...

Slideshow: Flames shoot out of home in north Springfield Tuesday night Firefighters battled a fire at a two-story house Tuesday night in north Springfield. Flames could be seen shooting out of the home at Webster and Broadway when neighbors arrived.  Neighbors tell KY3 News the home had been vacant. ...

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Japan PM slams 'despicable' Islamist execution threat
A large TV screen in Tokyo on January 27, 2015 displays a news reports about Japanese hostage Kenji Goto who has been kidnapped by the Islamic State groupAn angry Japanese prime minister on Wednesday slammed as "utterly despicable" an Islamist militant threat to kill both a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot unless Amman releases a jihadi bomber. The clock was ticking towards the 24-hour deadline Islamic State group militants set in their latest chilling video, which warned they will execute freelance journalist Kenji Goto and airman Maaz al-Kassasbeh if they do not get their way. "This was an utterly despicable act, and I am appalled," Japanese premier Shinzo Abe told reporters. "The government, in this extremely serious situation, has been asking for the Jordanian government's cooperation towards the early release of Mr Goto, and this policy remains unchanged," he earlier told ministers.

Thieves smash stolen SUV into San Francisco museum for gold
A vehicle is seen smashed into the window of the Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. Thieves in the SUV smashed through the glass doors of the museum and made off with gold nuggets on display. (AP Photo/Kristin Bender)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Wells Fargo Bank officials vowed to reopen a popular corporate museum in the heart of San Francisco's financial district after thieves smashed a stolen SUV through its front door and made off with historic gold rush nuggets on display.

Cuomo, de Blasio, defend strict NYC storm regulations
FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2015, file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, and top city officials hold a news conference at the city's Office of Emergency Management, in New York in advance of a storm that shut down the city's transportation system when predictions were that the storm would dump 18 to 24 inches of snow on the city. The next day de Blasio revealed that his administration only received word that the subways - which are under the state’s control - were being shut down mere minutes before Cuomo made the public announcement. He declined to second-guess the decision but made clear he wanted its repercussions studied. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File )NEW YORK (AP) — They appeared to be scenes from a frozen apocalypse.

Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid forecast 2nd-guessing
Taylor Millar, left, hugs her friend Jennifer Bruno, after Bruno was forced to vacate her house when it was heavily damaged by ocean waves in a winter storm, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Marshfield, Mass. The storm has punched out a section of the seawall in the coastal town of Marshfield, police said. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out as New Yorkers and others spared its full fury questioned whether forecasts were overblown.

Surge in dollar-debt leaves some African nations exposed: think tank
An employee counts U.S. dollar bills before changing it to Philippine Pesos inside a money changer in ManilaA surge in foreign debt issuance by African nations has left some fragile economies exposed to the risk of billions of dollars in foreign exchange related losses if the U.S. currency strengthens abruptly, a think-tank said on Wednesday. Judith Tyson, senior researcher at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), said the notional losses in terms of higher interest and capital repayments could total $11 billion in the event of a slump of 35 percent in African currencies against the dollar. Ivory Coast would be most exposed, risking losses equivalent to some 11 percent of its GDP, due to its high debt and long maturities, the report said. Seychelles could face losses equivalent to 6.5 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP), with Gabon and Senegal faces possible losses of around 4 percent, she said.