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Indicted former banker faces new charges A federal grand jury indicted a businessman from Springfield for additional bankruptcy fraud, after being indicted last year for a series of bank fraud and wire fraud schemes that totaled more than $3.3 million in losses. Richard Gregg, 59, is charged in a 25-count indictment handed up on Wednesday.  This superseding indictment replaces the original indictment returned on Feb. 28, 2013, and adds eight additional counts ...

Consumer Reports: Hot car dangers 44 children died last year from heat stroke inside cars. Accidentally leaving a child behind in a hot car has happened to parents from all walks of life—a CEO of a hospital, a vice principal, a preacher and so many others. Fatigue, anxiety or distractions can throw anyone’s life off course. On an 80-degree day, Consumer Reports engineers found even with the windows partially open, the temperature jumped ...

Fresh corn salad 7/24/14 8 ears of corn, husked 2 limes, cut into wedges 4 tablespoons + 4 tablespoons, mayonnaise 2 teaspoons each of salt and pepper 3/4 cup of feta or cojita cheese 2 tablespoons of minced chivesPreheat grill to 400 degrees Brush corn cob with mayonnaise Place on hot to grill and grill on each side for 1.5 minutes until there are visible grill marks on each side of the corn cob Remove ...

Ozark Empire Fair prepares for 78th edition The Ozark Empire Fair begins its 78th edition Thursday and crews are getting ready for big crowds at the fairgrounds. Workers spent this day putting on the finishing touches to get ready for the crowds of people that will begin arriving at 4 p.m.. Most of the hard work at the fair was done earlier this week, but some last minute setup continued through the afternoon. Doug Patillo ...

Longtime businessman Bill Foster dies at 86 Springfield businessman Bill Foster has died at age 86. Starting with a downtown Laundromat after World War II, he went on to build a small chain of nursing homes, then assisted living facilities. His family company, Foster Hospitality Group, also designs hotels. He presented the OTC Foundation with three homes north of the OTC Springfield Campus, a gift valued at nearly $300,000. As a result of ...

Man admits burglaries at Bolivar airport hangars A man from Halfway pleaded guilty on Wednesday for stealing items from hangars at the Bolivar airport.  Curtis Brazzell, 29, received a five-year prison sentence for five counts of second-degree burglary and one count of possession of a controlled substance. Polk County sheriff’s deputies say Brazzell and Francis Ann King of Bolivar broke into five hangars and stole a nail gun, air compressor, drill, other tools, ...



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U.S. House panel votes to authorize lawsuit against Obama
U.S. President Obama disembarks from Air Force One as he arrives at Los Angeles International AirportBy Annika McGinnis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday took another step toward authorizing a lawsuit against President Barack Obama, claiming he has overstepped his executive powers. In a partisan vote of 7-4, the House Rules Committee approved the legislation, likely setting it up for consideration by the full House next week. The Republican initiative already has spawned a bitter debate with Democrats less than four months before elections that will determine the political control of Congress next year. House Speaker John Boehner wrote in June that Obama's use of executive orders, including raising the minimum wage for federal contractors and stopping deportations of undocumented youths brought to the United States by their parents, risked giving him a "king-like authority." But Boehner has tamped down calls from some fellow Republicans who have called for impeachment proceedings against Obama, which would be a first step toward removing him from office.

Facebook stock hits all-time highs on strong earnings
Facebook stock jumped to record highs Thursday as strong earnings from the leading social network sparked fresh buyingFacebook stock jumped to record highs Thursday as strong earnings from the leading social network sparked fresh buying. Facebook said Wednesday profits leapt to $791 million during the three months ended June 30 in a 138 percent increase from a year earlier. Revenue in the quarter surged to $2.91 billion, with approximately 62 percent of that money coming from ads served up on mobile devices such as smartphones or tablet computers. The number of people who visited the online social network at least once a month climbed to 1.32 billion in a 14 percent rise from the same quarter last year, according to Facebook.

Shooting at hospital near Philadelphia injures 3
DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus and say they have reports people have been injured and a suspect is in custody.

Ohio State marching band director fired
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues," some involving rituals where students were pressured to march in their underwear or participate in sexually themed stunts.

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DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Police: Shooting at Philadelphia area hospital leaves as many as 3 wounded, suspect held.