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Kidnapper of Kum & Go clerk may have staked-out other stores before commiting crime For police, it started with a call from a customer at the Kum and Go at the intersection of Highways 64 and 5 on Wednesday night.  It came from a customer who grew concerned after walking in and finding no employee inside the store. “When we get a call like that, we kind of think maybe the clerk is in the bathroom, or maybe something happened ...

Tossing textbook for technology: Republic schools will spend $2.4 million for new classes and laptops A computer + the internet + curious middle Schoolers = Mrs. Shumakers math class.   " I think it's definitely more interesting than just sitting at a table and having a pen and paper," says student Kelcey Trusler. " You get to have computers and the environment is so much more, it makes you want to learn," says Trusler. KY3's Jehan Sheikh visited one of several classes ...

A little more late March snow The round of rain and snow is headed towards the Ozarks Saturday morning. There may be some minor accumulations. Find out where by watching the forecast. ...

DOR closures put extra burden on free tax services Tax day is just weeks away, but many people aren't able to get the tax help they need after the Department of Revenue closed offices that have helped many people file state taxes. Now other free tax services are seeing a major spike in demand for tax advice. "We've seen probably a fifty percent increase in the number of people we see at our tax clinics," Drury ...

Spring cleaning for abandoned house It's a spring cleaning for a north side neighborhood as a problem property is torn down. Today is demolition day at 902 North Main street in Springfield. The house was built in 1907, but now the city is paying to have it torn down. You might think it's a shame to see a house that's nearly a hundred years old get reduced down to splinters and scrap, but ...

Realtor threatened at Greene County home Realtors across Springfield are on heightened alert after one of their own is threatened with a loaded gun inside a home she was visiting to list for sale.   Realtors across town got an e-mail alerting them to the threat.  Murney Associates real estate agent Laura Daly says, "Our broker here at Murney sent out the notification from another agency." It happened inside a house southwest of Springfield ...

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About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands
This Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 image shows Ngwe Thein, 42, who has been living on an island near Benjina, Indonesia for three years, after being forced to work on a fishing trawler with inadequate food and little or no pay, he said. In the wake of an AP report on fishermen who were enslaved, on Thursday, March 26, 2015, Thai lawmakers voted unanimously to create tougher penalties for violating the country's anti-human trafficking law, including the death penalty. But in a Thursday email, Phil Robertson, deputy director of Human Rights Watch's Asia division said, "The Thailand government has made repeated verbal commitments to get tough with traffickers but every time real follow-up has been lacking." In the meantime, Thein is one of the thousands of men who are waiting. (AP Photo/APTN, Esther Htusan)JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved.

Italian court throws out Knox conviction once and for all
Raffaele Sollecito leaves Italy's highest court building in Rome, Italy, 27 March 2015. American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend expect to learn their fate Friday when Italy's highest court hears their appeal of their guilty verdicts in the brutal 2007 murder of Knox's British roommate Meredith Kercher. (AP Photo/Massimo Percossi, ANSA) ITALY OUTROME (AP) — Amanda Knox, who maintained that she and her former Italian boyfriend were innocent in her British roommate's murder through multiple trials and nearly four years in jail, was vindicated Friday when Italy's highest court threw out their convictions once and for all.

Notre Dame beats Stanford 81-60, advances to Elite Eight
Notre Dame guard Lindsay Allen (15) shoots over Stanford forward Erica McCall (24) during the second half of a women's college basketball regional semifinal game in the NCAA Tournament, Friday, March 27, 2015, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lindsay Allen scored a career-high 28 points to help top-seed Notre Dame defeat Stanford 81-60 in the NCAA women's Sweet 16 on Friday night.

Amanda Knox grateful to 'have my life back' after court saga
SEATTLE (AP) — Amanda Knox says she's grateful "for the life that's been given to me" after Italy's highest court overturned her murder conviction in the slaying of her roommate.

Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission
Russia's Soyuz-FG booster rocket with the space capsule Soyuz TMA-16M that will carry a new crew to the International Space Station (ISS) is installed at the launch pad in Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Friday, March 27, 2015. The new Soyuz mission is scheduled for Saturday, March 28.(AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — Two Russians and an American floated into the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning what is to be a year away from Earth for two of them.