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Fantastic Shopping Weather Windy warm weather is in store for Christmas shoppers this weekend. Get the latest on temperatures and gusty winds by watching the forecast. ...

Springfield shoppers get head start on holiday deals Springfield shoppers lined up for black Friday deals a little early Thursday afternoon. Dozens of people waited in line at the Best Buy in Springfield. The electronics store opened at 5 p.m. on Thursday. Some people waited for longer than two days to get their hands on some of the black Friday deals. "We lined up Tuesday at about 2:00," Jason Heaton said. Heaton said waiting in line ...

Three teens from Nixa, one teen from Sparta killed in crash The highway patrol says a pickup truck slammed into a tree, killing four teenagers.  It happened just before 11:00 Wednesday night on Pleasant View Road, south of Highway O, west of Highlandville. The driver, Landon Potts, 17 and  passengers, Logan Middleton, 19, and Cody Uber, 19 were from Nixa;  and Lance Porterfield, 19 of Sparta died in the crash. Potts was a junior at Nixa High ...

Giving thanks by giving back The Springfield Victory Mission hosted a thanksgiving dinner that was open to those who had no where else to celebrate the holiday. About 20 volunteers from Second Baptist Church of Springfield partnered with the Victory Mission to provide the meals to about 250 people, many of them homeless. The traditional thanksgiving feast started with a chapel service. Both the dinner guests and volunteers said they had much to ...

RAW VIDEO: Holiday shoppers line up for deals in Springfield Thursday night Holiday shoppers took advantage of the Thanksgiving shopping deals in Springfield at the Sunshine Street Walmart.  This is video from the 6:00 p.m. hour.  (Courtesy: Josh Napper) ...

Nixa community mourns the loss of area teens killed in fatal car accident A fatal car accident claimed the lives of three teens from Nixa and one from Sparta late Wednesday evening. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol the crash happened on Pleasant View Road near Highlandville just before 11pm. News of the accident has traveled quickly through the communities where the victims lived and attended school. “I heard it this morning around 6am from my mom and I ...

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Exclusive: Obama plan to 'Power Africa' gets off to a dim start
U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the University of Cape TownBy Joe Brock JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Barack Obama last year told a cheering crowd in Cape Town that a $7 billion plan to "Power Africa" would double electricity output on the world's poorest continent and bring "light where currently there is darkness". A year later, the U.S. president's flagship project for Africa has already achieved 25 percent of its goal to deliver 10,000 megawatts of electricity and bring light to 20 million households and businesses, according to its annual report. But the five-year plan has not yet delivered the power. ...

Volcano in south Japan erupts, disrupting flights
In this Nov. 26, 2014 photo, volcanic smoke billows from Mount Aso, Kumamoto prefecture, on the southern Japanese main island of Kyushu. The volcano is blasting out chunks of magma in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater. The Japan Meteorological Agency said Friday, Nov. 28 that Mount Aso had spewed out lava debris and smoke, shooting plumes of ash a kilometer (3,280 feet) into the sky. The observatory does not expect the eruption to increase in scale. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDITTOKYO (AP) — A volcano in southern Japan blasted out chunks of magma Friday in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater.

Sherman's big night leads Seattle past 49ers again
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Richard Sherman offered one final challenge to San Francisco: "I told their sideline if they threw it my way I'd end the game."

Namibia votes in election favoring ruling party
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The southern African nation of Namibia is voting in parliamentary and presidential elections expected to deliver a comfortable win for the ruling party, which has been in power since independence in 1990.

10 Things to Know for Friday
Lights twinkle in a mall in Canberra, Australia where David Richards has set a Guinness World Record by stringing up almost 1.2 million Christmas lights in the center of the national capital, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. Guinness World Records on Friday confirmed that the 120 kilometers (75 miles) of multicolored wire strung in the shape of three interconnected giant, wrapped Christmas gifts was the world’s largest image made of Light Emitting Diode, or LED, lights. (AP Photo/AAP Image, Alan Porritt) AUSTRALIA OUT, NEW ZEALAND OUT, PAPUA NEW GUINEA OUT, SOUTH PACIFIC OUT, NO SALESYour daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.