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Rogers police say missing 2-year-old boy is safe City police say a missing 2-year-old boy was found in Atoka, Okla.  Police say someone who saw the Amber Alert for Alex Almodovar spotted the vehicle of Brent Wilks, who took him, and called 9-1-1.  An Atoka County sheriff's deputy stopped the vehicle and found the child, who is in good health, and arrested Wilks. Police issued a Morgan Nick Amber Alert early Thursday.  Police said ...

5-year-old Ohio boy tries to save Alabama - Birmingham football program One of the University of Alabama at Birmingham's newest and youngest fans has touched the hearts of those around the school's now defunct football program. Bennett Williams, 5, of Dublin, Ohio, adopted the team a few months ago after seeing the Blazers' fire-breathing dragon logo on a sheet of the 125 FBS team logos his parents printed out so he could learn all of the nicknames ...

Dill dip 12/18/14 This is from "Women Who Can Dish It Out."  It's a perfect appetizer to make the night before an event, so you can spend more time with your guests.  It also travels well. Ingredients: - 1 8-ounce package of fat-free cream cheese - 1 cup of fat-free mayonnaise - 1/2 cup of fat-free sour cream - 3 teaspoons of dill weed - 2 teaspoons of Beau Monde seasoning - 2 ...

Man is accused of targeting elderly people with construction scams A man is jail on charges that he ripped off senior citizens with phony construction scams. The Phelps County Sheriff’s Department says Joseph Perou, 39, is charged with financial exploitation of the elderly and forgery.  Deputies started investigating after receiving complaints of a man taking advantage of seniors and writing a forged check. Investigators say Perou has been a suspect of multiple fraudulent construction contracts throughout the ...

Retiring county clerk reflects on career, looks forward to Spring Training When the Greene County Clerk's office opens for business on January 5, there will be a new name on the office door of the boss. For the first time, the name on the door won't read "Richard Struckhoff." Struckhoff is retiring at the end of the year. Thursday, he answered questions for an “exit interview” about his time in office, the changes he’s seen, and what ...

Crash knocks out traffic signal in west Springfield A two car crash wrecked two cars, and a traffic light Thursday morning. Springfield Police report the cars collided at the intersection of Grant Ave. and West College Street. The force of the impact sent the cars into a traffic light, knocking it out of service. Public Works came to make repairs while police officers directed traffic around the scene. No word on injuries to the drivers.  ...

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U.S.-led air strikes focus on Islamic State Kobani in Syria
An explosion following an air strike is seen in western Kobani neighbourhoodWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led air strikes in Syria focused on the contested city of Kobani near the Turkish border on Thursday, with six air strikes that destroyed seven Islamic State fighting positions, a building and a tactical unit, the U.S. military said. U.S. and partner nations also conducted five air strikes in Iraq on Thursday, targeting Islamic State militants in Tal Afar, Mosul and Ramadi, the U.S. Central Command said in a statement. (Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Bill Trott)

Sony hacking fallout puts all companies on alert
A poster for the movie "The Interview" is taken down by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. (AP Photo/David Goldman)ATLANTA (AP) — Companies across the globe are on high alert to tighten up network security to avoid being the next company brought to its knees by hackers like those that executed the dramatic cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Review panel: Secret Service needs outsider as leader
FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2014 file photo, then-Secret Service Director Julia Pierson pauses while testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. An external review of the Secret Service says the next director should be hired from outside the insular agency. The Homeland Security Department released an executive summary of the assessment on Thursday. The review was led by four former officials, two who served under President Barack Obama and two from the administration of former President George W. Bush. It was launched after a security breach at the White House in September. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service is an "insular" agency that needs a new director hired from the outside, according to former government officials tasked with examining the embattled agency after a man with a knife stormed the White House.

Group challenges timber producer's 'green' label
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A watchdog group is challenging the environmentally friendly "green lumber" certification for Plum Creek Timberlands, one of the nation's biggest landowners and timber producers.

Top Islamic militants killed; more US troops going to Iraq
U.S. MarinesWASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior Islamic State group leaders were killed in U.S. and coalition airstrikes in northern Iraq over the last week, U.S. officials said Thursday, as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel approved new orders for several hundred troops to deploy to Iraq to train Iraqi forces.