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Weather Channel show on Joplin tornado includes KY3 reporter KY3's Ashley Reynolds was one of the first out-of-town reporters to arrive after the deadly EF5 tornado struck Joplin.  On May 22, 2011, she was working a Sunday night shift.  At 5:17 p.m., everything changed. Reynolds and photographer Justin Haase immediately headed toward the storm and sent some of the first images of the overwhelming damage.  Reynolds soon became part of the story as a witness ...

Wilson's Creek National Battlefield admission is free this weekend The National Park Service invites everyone to get to know their national parks during National Park Week.  It's waived entrance fees during the first weekend of National Park Week, April 19-27, 2014. “If you have never visited Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, this would be an excellent time to come out and experience a treasure,” said park Supt. Ted Hillmer.  “These are your national parks that are ...

City of Nixa has 25 free weather radios for senior citizens Hundreds of people die each year in weather-related events.  Being prepared for such disasters can save lives. That’s why, for the second year in a row, the City of Nixa is giving away 25 weather radios to Nixa residents 55 and older. “We’re proud to help keep the community safe for the second year in a row,” Mayor-elect Brian Steele said. “It’s so important that our ...

Uncle Sam demands Stockton woman pay 40-year-old debt Check your tax refund and check it twice.  A woman from Stockton received much less than she expected. "You think you are doing everything correct; then all of a sudden," Cyndi Schroder said. Schroder questioned if a letter that she got from the Internal Revenue Service was legitimate. "You never know what people's capabilities are," she said. "It doesn't look like a typical letter you would receive from the ...

Freeze damaged Ozarks fruit crop A shot of cold air this week is taking a toll on the fruit crop across the Ozarks.  At Sunshine Valley Farm east of Springfield, they're busy taking care of the apple trees, but there's nothing they can do to change what Mother Nature already did. "I thought, 'Now wait a minute, I know I reset this last night.  This can't be accurate,' but it was," ...

Sprinkles tonight; Sunshine Friday A few sprinkles are possible tonight but the Easter weekend is looking better and better. Get the latest forecast by watching the video.  ...

Current Conditions:
Mostly Cloudy, 51 F

Thu - Showers Early. High: 63 Low: 39
Fri - Mostly Sunny. High: 71 Low: 44
Sat - Partly Cloudy. High: 74 Low: 50
Sun - Few Showers. High: 73 Low: 55
Mon - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 70 Low: 53

Full Forecast at Yahoo! Weather

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Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation
South Korean rescue team members prepare to search for passengers of a ferry sinking off South Korea's southern coast, in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Fears rose Thursday for the fate of more than 280 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea. (AP Photo/Yonhap) KOREA OUTMOKPO, South Korea (AP) — A doomed ferry's captain delayed evacuation for half an hour after a South Korean transportation official ordered preparations to abandon ship, raising more questions about whether quick action could have saved scores of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, according to a transcript of the ship-to-shore exchange and interviews with a crewmember.

Gunmen kill 20 at S. Sudan UN base
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Gunmen killed at least 20 people and wounded 70 others when they stormed a UN base in South Sudan Thursday, the US envoy to the world body said.

Garcia Marquez, godfather of magic realism, dies at 87
Front page from a local newspaper announcing the death of Colombian Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in Cali, Colombia, on April 17, 2014Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, has died at the age of 87. Known affectionately as "Gabo," the author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and "Love in the Time of Cholera" was one of the world's most popular Latin American novelists and the godfather of a literary movement that witnessed a continent in turmoil. The longtime journalist was a colorful character who befriended Cuban leader Fidel Castro, got punched by fellow Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa and joked that he wrote to make his friends love him. "One thousand years of solitude and sadness for the death of the greatest Colombian of all time," Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wrote on Twitter.

Rangers score 3 in 3rd, top Flyers in opener 4-1
New York Rangers' Derick Brassard, left, and Anton Stralman, right, celebrate with Mats Zuccarello after Zuccarello scored a goal during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Hagelin's contribution to the New York Rangers' playoff-opening win was etched all over his busted-up mouth.

Nobel winner Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, dies at 87
File photo of Garcia Marquez standing outside his house on his 87th birthday in Mexico CityBy Anahi Rama MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian author whose beguiling stories of love and longing brought Latin America to life for millions of readers and put magical realism on the literary map, died on Thursday. A prolific writer who started out as a newspaper reporter, Garcia Marquez's masterpiece was "One Hundred Years of Solitude," a dream-like, dynastic epic that helped him win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Garcia Marquez died at his home in Mexico City. Known affectionately to friends and fans as "Gabo," Garcia Marquez was Latin America's best-known and most beloved author and his books have sold in the tens of millions.