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Mourning the death of a hero A former Marshfield Fire Chief will be laid to rest on Wednesday. Ed Noland will be honored as a firefighter who fell in the line of duty, although the injury that led to his death happened more than 3 years ago. "He was the most courageous man I ever met," says Eric Loe, Noland's son. Marshfield Fire Chief Michael Taylor says the whole community is mourning Noland's death. "He's ...

PHOTOS: Crash ties up traffic on U.S. 65 south of Ozark Emergency crews are on the scene of a crash with injuries in the south bound lane of U.S. 65 south of Ozark near Saddlebrooke. ...

Warmer Sunday and next week After a cold Saturday temperatures will begin warming for Sunday and into next week. ...

Softball players go to bat for Officer Pearson Hundreds of people hit, pitched and caught today, all in an effort to raise money for Springfield Police Officer Aaron Pearson, who was shot in the line of duty earlier this year. Eighteen teams braved colder temperatures and played in a softball tournament, with all of the money raised going to Pearson's family.The tournament raised more than $2,000 from registration alone and organizers say they'll earn ...

Drivers line up to shred, destroy sensitive documents AARP of Missouri teamed up with CU Community Credit Union and the Computer Recycling Center in Springfield for a Fraud Prevention Day. The event offered free paper shredding and digital recycling Saturday at the Computer Recycling Center on N. Prince Lane. The event helped visitors by safely recycling sensitive information on paper or on digital media like hard drives, laptop computers or cellphones. AARP and CU Community ...

Missouri bills would ban gender neutral housing, unisex bathrooms Gender-neutral university housing and many unisex public bathrooms would be banned in Missouri under bills that have been introduced in the Legislature. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Rep. Jeff Pogue submitted the bills last week. The Salem Republican says he wants to "protect the social norms of our state." The legislation comes about one month after the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia announced ...

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Lee Kuan Yew Singapore state funeral: LIVE REPORT
Hong Kong (AFP) - 06:47 GMT - Former colony - Lee became Singapore's first prime minister in 1959, when the island gained self-rule from colonial ruler Britain. Lee stepped down in 1990 in favour of his deputy Goh Chok Tong, who in turn was succeeded by Lee's son, the current PM Lee Hsien Loong. 06:32 GMT - Mao, Thatcher, Suharto - In his eulogy, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke of his father's wide network of powerful acquaintances -- some of whom were present at the funeral. "He knew every Chinese leader from Mao Zedong and every US president from Lyndon Johnson," the PM said.

Struggle to explain what motivated co-pilot in doomed flight
Inhabitants pay tribute to the victims in front of a stele, a stone slab erected as a monument, set up in the area where a Germanwings aircraft crashed in the French Alps, in Le Vernet, France, Saturday, March 28, 2015. The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 into an Alpine mountain Tuesday killed all 150 people aboard, and has raised questions about the mental state of the co-pilot. Authorities believe the 27-year-old German deliberately sought to destroy the Airbus A320 as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)LONDON (AP) — A disgruntled worker shoots up a workplace. A student opens fire at a high school. A pilot crashes a planeload of people into a mountainside.

Utility found 'hazardous situation' months before NYC blast
A pile of debris remains at the site of a building explosion in the East Village neighborhood of New York, Friday, March 27, 2015. Nineteen people were injured, four critically, after the powerful blast and fire sent flames soaring and debris flying Thursday afternoon. Preliminary evidence suggested that a gas explosion amid plumbing and gas work inside the building was to blame. (AP Photo/The New York Times, Nancy Borowick, Pool)NEW YORK (AP) — Emergency workers are painstakingly looking for signs of two missing people in the rubble of three New York City apartment buildings leveled in an apparent gas explosion, though authorities acknowledge the chances of finding them are slim.

Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing
Fire trucks and an airport shuttle are on the scene at the Halifax International Airport early Sunday March 29, 2015 after an Air Canada flight from Toronto made an abrupt landing and left the runway in bad weather. The airline said early Sunday that 22 people were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries. (AP Photo/Mike Magnus)HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing and left the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, and officials said early Sunday that 23 people were taken to a hospital for observation and treatment of minor injuries.

Kerry cancels plan to return to US to stay at Iran talks
US Secretary of State, John Kerry, waits for the start of a trilateral meeting at an hotel in Lausanne Saturday, March 28, 2015. Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program picked up pace on Saturday with the French and German foreign ministers joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran's top diplomat ahead of an end-of-March deadline for a preliminary deal. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has cancelled plans to return to the United States for an event honoring his late Senate colleague Edward Kennedy in order to remain at the ongoing Iran nuclear talks in Switzerland.