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Young girl hit by a car speaks out  "I felt I was about to die," says Myela Zeurcher, the 9 year old who was hit by a car at the intersection of Oak Grove and Cherry street.  It happened early Wednesday morning as Myela was walking to school at Bingham Elementary. She says the driver was making a right turn onto Oak Grove when she struck her, knocking out Myela's two front teeth.  Myela says ...

Arrest made in deadly shooting in McDonald county; victim identified The McDonald county sheriff confirms they have a man behind bars in connection to Wednesday night's deadly shooting near the town of Jane. Deputies found the body of Rodney Frederick, 35 (photo above) inside the home on Donnelly Lane Wednesday night.  A woman and young boy were also in the house; they had been tied up. Thursday, the sheriff confirmed they had made an arrest in the case, ...

World Series TV ratings increase from Game 1 to 2 NEW YORK (AP) — Game 2 of the World Series stayed close deeper into the night, boosting television ratings. The 12.9 million viewers Wednesday on Fox for the Kansas City Royals' 7-2 win over the San Francisco Giants were an increase of 6 percent from Game 1. The 7.9 rating with a 14 share was still the second-lowest ever for a Game 2. The Giants' 2-0 ...

North Arkansas Electric Coop wins federal loan to help members North Arkansas Electric Cooperative is one of the first two rural electric coops to benefit from a new federal program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Thursday that North Arkansas will receive a $4.6 million loan to help its members pay for things that could reduce their energy costs. Here’s the news release from the USDA: WASHINGTON, October 23, 2014 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced ...

Helping young job seekers find their career path 'Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Jobs' is a forum where high school counselors and businesses are putting their heads together and sharing ideas on how to get young people ready for the work force. Ramona George is a member of the Workforce Investment Board's Youth Council at the Missouri Career Center in Springfield. "We want the youth of today to have a job in tomorrows workforce that will make ...

Child pedestrian hit by car is safety reminder to drivers, pedestrians A 9-year-old girl was hit crossing a Springfield street on Wednesday, even though she was following the rules.  The driver didn't see her.  It could happen to you, too, if you're not careful.  So now is a good time to think about looking out for pedestrians when you drive or for motorists as you walk. Thankfully that little girl hit on her walk to school was ...

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After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, Bellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, pose in protective suits in an isolation room, in the Emergency Room of the hospital, during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients in New York. A doctor who recently returned to New York City from West Africa is being tested for the Ebola virus. The doctor had a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms and was taken Thursday to Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began.

US automaker Ford starts luxury Lincoln sales in China
A Lincoln car is put on display at the "Auto China 2014" exhibition in Beijing in April 2014US automaker Ford has launched its first vehicles under the luxury Lincoln brand in China, the company said, as it seeks to make inroads into a market dominated by German cars. Ford announced in April that it would begin Lincoln sales in China in the autumn, adding to its other passenger car and commercial vehicle offerings in the country -- the world's largest auto market. Lincoln on Thursday launched a mid-sized sedan, the MKZ, priced from 315,800 yuan to 395,800 yuan ($51,770 to $64,885), according to a news release. Management consulting firm McKinsey has estimated that German automakers -- including Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen -- account for 80 percent of the "premium" market in China, which it defines as cars costing upwards of 200,000 yuan.

Manning's Broncos corral Chargers
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning during the game against the San Diego Chargers on October 23, 2014 in DenverFive-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning added to his latest record by throwing three touchdown passes to Emmanuel Sanders in the Denver Broncos 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers. The win comes four days after quarterback Manning broke Brett Favre's record for most career touchdown passes in a 42-17 demolition of the San Francisco 49ers. Against the Chargers, Manning completed 25-of-35 passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns to bring his career National Football League touchdown total to 513.

China, 20 other countries initiate new Asian bank
Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei gives a speech during the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. China and 21 other Asian nations have signed on to the new international bank opposed by Washington as an unnecessary rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.(AP Photo/Takaki Yajima, Pool)BEIJING (AP) — China and 20 other Asian nations signed on Friday to a new Beijing-backed international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.