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Convenience store clerk says man kidnapped and raped her Lebanon police said they had a suspect in custody on Thursday morning after a convenience store clerk reported she was abducted and raped on Wednesday night.  By Thursday evening, the Laclede County prosecuting attorney had not filed charges, and the Lebanon Police Department had not returned reporters' calls all day about the investigation. Police responded to the Kum & Go store on North Jefferson, at the ...

Morrisville Fire asks residents to approve tax levy Right now, Morrisville is funded through voluntary membership. On April 7th, Residents and property owners have to option on the ballot to fund the department through a tax levy of .30 cents per $100.00 dollars of the combined assessed value (not market value) of real estate and personal property. To see how much your tax would be a year, there is a tax calculator on ...

Springfield City Utilities keeping eye on Supreme Court arguments Springfield City Utilities say they're keeping an eye on action at the Supreme Court. "The EPA regulations are going to impact every utility company in the United States in some way shape or form," CU spokesman Joel Alexander said. The High Court is hearing arguments over how high limits on pollution should be for power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency says the new, higher restrictions are decades overdue, ...

Greene county jail inmate dies one day after apparent suicide attempt The Greene County Sheriff says an inmate is dead after jail staff found him on his bed with a bed sheet around his neck. Matthew Davenport, 39, had been in the jail  less than a week on a charge of domestic assault. Authorities found him during the apparent suicide attempt Tuesday. They say jail staff were able to resuscitate Davenport and he went to the ...

Greene county jail inmate dies one day after apparent suicide attempt The Greene County Sheriff says an inmate is dead after jail staff found him on his bed with a bed sheet around his neck. Matthew Davenport, 39, had been in the jail  less than a week on a charge of domestic assault. Authorities found him during the apparent suicide attempt Tuesday. They say jail staff were able to resuscitate Davenport and he went to the ...

Arkansas House advances bill to help restart executions Arkansas House members have endorsed a bill aimed at helping restart executions in the state by allowing different drugs to be used in lethal injections and shielding the drugs' source. Lawmakers advanced the bill to the Senate Thursday in a 73-3 vote. It would allow the Department of Correction to either use a barbiturate or a combination of three drugs for executions. The agency would also ...



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Unsigned No. 1 pick Aiken announces Tommy John surgery
Brady Aiken, the hard-throwing lefty who didn't sign after being last year's No. 1 draft pick by the Houston Astros, announced Thursday he had Tommy John elbow surgery.

Arizona outlasts Xavier 68-60 to reach West region finals
Arizona forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson dunks during the first half of a college basketball regional semifinal against Xavier in the NCAA Tournament, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — T.J. McConnell scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half, freshman Stanley Johnson added 12 points, and second-seeded Arizona made a dominant late rally for a 68-60 victory over sixth-seeded Xavier in the West Regional semifinals on Thursday night.

Top-seeded Wisconsin hangs on to beat North Carolina 79-72
Wisconsin forward Frank Kaminsky (44) reacts next to North Carolina forward Isaiah Hicks (22) after Wisconsin beat North Carolina 79-72 in a college basketball regional semifinal in the NCAA Tournament, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wisconsin looked like a beaten team for much of the game.

Singapore urges restraint as Lee mourners queue for 10 hours
Tents are set up to provide shade for members of the public, as they stand in line to pay their respects for the late Lee Kuan Yew at the Parliament House where he will lie in state for four days, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Singapore. Lee, 91, died Monday at Singapore General Hospital after more than a month of battling severe pneumonia. The government declared a week of mourning for the leader who is credited with transforming the resource-poor island into a wealthy finance and trade hub with low crime and corruption in a region saddled with graft, instability and poverty. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)SINGAPORE (AP) — Singaporeans hoping for a glimpse of long-time leader Lee Kuan Yew's coffin are being urged to stay away from the sprawling queue as waiting times reach 10 hours.

Oil prices fall more than $1 as supply threat eases
A general view shows oil tanks at the Bashneft-Ufimsky refinery plant outside Ufa, BashkortostanOil prices fell more than $1 on Friday, after sharp gains in the previous session, as worries of a disruption to crude supplies due to Saudi Arabia-led air strikes in Yemen eased. Goldman Sachs said in note that the strikes in Yemen would have little effect on oil supplies as the country was only a small crude exporter and tankers could avoid passing its waters to reach their ports of destination. Brent crude was at $58.18 a barrel at 0421 GMT, down $1. Oil jumped around 5 percent on Thursday, the biggest daily gain in a month, as air strikes in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and its Gulf Arab allies sparked fears that escalation of the Middle East battle could disrupt world crude supplies.