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Funeral for Alton police officer/firefighter is Friday Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the flags of the United States and Missouri at all state government buildings in Oregon County to be flown at half-staff on Friday in honor of Fire Chief Eddie J. Johnson Jr., of the Alton Fire Department. The flags will fly at half-staff from sunrise until sunset that day.  Johnson's funeral that day is at 2 at Alton High School. ---- Earlier report: An Alton ...

World Series Game 2 pregame: Royals fans aren't ready to give up Fans from the Ozarks and others from much farther away joined Kansas City residents to cheer on the Royals. ...

Battlefield Mall stores hire holiday helpers The Help Wanted signs are out. Job seekers were at the Battlefield Mall where hundreds of positions are up for grabs. Dozens of retailers gathered in one place to hire hundreds of cashiers, servers and sales reps. Many hope a seasonal job, will become a full time permanent job. "All the stuff I learned in the military basically puts me a head," said Louis Casado. Casado served in Iraq ...

2nd Honor Flight of the Ozarks trip was long, satisfying day Seventy-five veterans from the Ozarks were treated to a trip to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday to see the monuments in their honor. ...

Murder suspect's hearing reveals details of finances, gambling losses, DNA A judge refused to set a bond for the man accused of murdering a couple from Springfield last spring.  Mark Porter, 53, of Ozark, appeared in Judge Mark Powell’s Greene County courtroom on Wednesday morning.  Porter is charged with first-degree murder for the deaths of Gary and Jan Tyrrell in their home in southeast Springfield.  Porter waived his right to a preliminary hearing, at which prosecutors ...

Slideshow: Royals take batting practice at 'The K' before World Series Game 2 The Royals took batting practice Wednesday afternoon before Game 2 of the World Series.  The Giants took a 1-0 series lead after a 7-1 victory on Tuesday night. ...

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Tribe's highest court orders candidate off ballot
FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene speaks to supporters in Window Rock, Ariz. Deschene has lost another round in a language fluency dispute, all but ending his bid for office. The tribe's high court on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, upheld a ruling from a lower court that said Deschene is not qualified to seek the top elected post because he doesn't speak fluent Navajo. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A candidate for tribal president on the nation's largest Indian reservation lost another round in a language fluency dispute Wednesday, all but ending his bid for office.

White House says immigration plans not final yet
The White House on Wednesday cautioned against making assumptions about President Barack Obama's changes to immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department ...

US girls stopped in Germany, suspected of trying to join IS
A flag of the Islamic State (IS) is seen in Iraq on September 11, 2014.Washington (AFP) - Three teenage American girls who were suspected of wanting to join Islamic State jihadists were sent home after they were intercepted in Germany, US media reports and officials said Wednesday.

Albania PM seeks to ease tensions with Serbia
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his office in Tirana, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Albania’s prime minister has told the Associated Press that a heated spat with Serbia over a soccer match triggered by drone would not derail a common effort to seek faster European Union membership. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's prime minister said Wednesday that his nation and Serbia must try to end decades of hostility toward one another by focusing on major issues such as their mutual desire to join the European Union, not last week's dispute over a soccer match.

Bank robber who bummed cigarette gets 10 years
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh.