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Springfield Police searching for missing woman The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person and is asking for assistance from the public. The missing person is identified as Lisa Joan Wing, a 33-year-old white female. She is approximately 155 pounds, 5 feet 7 inches tall with brown hair and hazel eyes. Wing was last seen on Feb. 20, 2015, in Springfield. The family of Wing believes she is possibly ...

Frigid Friday The work week will end on a frozen note with winter weather ahead for the weekend. Get the weekend outlook and much more by watching the forecast. ...

State Auditor Tom Schweich dies after apparently shooting self on purpose Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich died at a hospital in St. Louis on Thursday after shooting himself with a handgun at his home in Clayton, a suburb of St. Louis.  The Clayton police chief said his department's investigation is far from over but all indications are that Schweich meant to commit suicide. Paramedics took Schweich to a hospital in St. Louis after a 9-1-1 call from his ...

Man is charged for shooting at Springfield intersection Springfield police officers arrested Kelly Brooks Jr., 32, for a shooting at the intersection of Fremont Avenue at Sunset Street last Saturday.  Police say Marion Allen, 39, was shot multiple times before the gunman drove away.  Allen's injuries are non-life threatening. A detective interviewed Brooks about the shooting on Wednesday.  He was arrested shortly after that interview and prosecutors charged him with one count of first-degree ...

Christian County Sheriff says department lacks resources to handle increasing crime One Ozarks sheriff believes the number of recent violent crimes in the metropolitan area can be attributed, in part, to a fast growing population and a shortage of law enforcement officers.   Patrol officers in Christian County cover nearly 600 square miles, with two to four cars on patrol at a time.  "We'll be on the east side of the county, way out Sparta, Bruner area, ...

Angie's List: Avoid Roof Repair Mother Nature can wreak havoc on your roof. Heavy snowfalls, gusting winds, torrential rains and extreme temperatures all take their toll over time. If your roof hasn't been inspected in a while, it might be time. Replacing a roof is expensive! It could run you 10-to-20-thousand dollars or more. Regular inspections can help you protect your investment, but it's still possible to develop a leak. While you ...

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Union, Shell discuss meeting on U.S. refinery strike: sources
Workers from the USW union walk a picket line outside the Shell Oil Deer Park Refinery in Deer Park, TexasThe United Steelworkers union (USW) and representatives for several U.S. refineries discussed on Thursday a possible resumption of face-to-face negotiations to settle a 26-day strike, two people familiar with the discussions told Reuters. No date had been set as of Thursday for resuming direct meetings with Shell Oil Co, which is representing the refiners, the sources said. "The USW continues to be ready and willing to resume negotiations with Shell at any time," said union spokeswoman Lynne Hancock. "Other than that, I don't have any information on when talks will resume." Shell Oil Co, the U.S. arm of Royal Dutch Shell Plc , confirmed making contact with the union.

China bans ivory carving imports for one year
A cameraman stands by seized ivory tusks displayed prior to their destruction by incineration in Hong Kong on May 15, 2014Beijing has imposed a one-year ban on the import of ivory carvings, amid international criticism that rapidly-growing Chinese demand could push wild African elephants to extinction within a generation. The move, which took effect Thursday, was announced by China's State Forestry Administration in a statement posted on its website. It comes days ahead of a visit to China by Britain's Prince William, who has campaigned against illegal wildlife trafficking. China is a signatory to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, but regulated sales of ivory carvings are legal in the country.

Walker: Protesters prepared him to confront global terrorism
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker runs onstage to address the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Thursday that his experience taking on thousands of protesters in his state helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world.

Los Angeles police ID suspect in fatal street race
Car skid marks are visible along a street in the Chatsworth section of Los Angeles, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. A souped-up car that was illegally street racing lost control and careened onto a sidewalk, killing two spectators and critically injuring another before its driver ran away early Thursday, police said. All three victims were struck by a silver, late-model Mustang that hit a curb, bounced onto the sidewalk, spun around and crashed into a utility pole, Los Angeles police Detective Bill Bustos said. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police on Thursday asked for the public's help to find the suspected driver of a Ford Mustang that veered out of control during a street race in the San Fernando Valley and plowed into spectators, killing two men and critically injuring a third.

No. 2 South Carolina women top No. 11 Mississippi St. 69-50
South Carolina's Aleighsa Welch, center, drives against Mississippi State's Ketara Chapel, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tiffany Mitchell had another player-of-the-year performance to bring No. 2 South Carolina another Southeastern Conference title.