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Kidnapper of Kum & Go clerk may have staked-out other stores before commiting crime For police, it started with a call from a customer at the Kum and Go at the intersection of Highways 64 and 5 on Wednesday night.  It came from a customer who grew concerned after walking in and finding no employee inside the store. “When we get a call like that, we kind of think maybe the clerk is in the bathroom, or maybe something happened ...

Tossing textbook for technology: Republic schools will spend $2.4 million for new classes and laptops A computer + the internet + curious middle Schoolers = Mrs. Shumakers math class.   " I think it's definitely more interesting than just sitting at a table and having a pen and paper," says student Kelcey Trusler. " You get to have computers and the environment is so much more, it makes you want to learn," says Trusler. KY3's Jehan Sheikh visited one of several classes ...

A little more late March snow The round of rain and snow is headed towards the Ozarks Saturday morning. There may be some minor accumulations. Find out where by watching the forecast. ...

DOR closures put extra burden on free tax services Tax day is just weeks away, but many people aren't able to get the tax help they need after the Department of Revenue closed offices that have helped many people file state taxes. Now other free tax services are seeing a major spike in demand for tax advice. "We've seen probably a fifty percent increase in the number of people we see at our tax clinics," Drury ...

Spring cleaning for abandoned house It's a spring cleaning for a north side neighborhood as a problem property is torn down. Today is demolition day at 902 North Main street in Springfield. The house was built in 1907, but now the city is paying to have it torn down. You might think it's a shame to see a house that's nearly a hundred years old get reduced down to splinters and scrap, but ...

Realtor threatened at Greene County home Realtors across Springfield are on heightened alert after one of their own is threatened with a loaded gun inside a home she was visiting to list for sale.   Realtors across town got an e-mail alerting them to the threat.  Murney Associates real estate agent Laura Daly says, "Our broker here at Murney sent out the notification from another agency." It happened inside a house southwest of Springfield ...

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Yemen's president calls Shiite rebels 'stooges of Iran,' directly blaming country for chaos
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Yemen's president calls Shiite rebels 'stooges of Iran,' directly blaming country for chaos.

Alps crash pilot told ex 'everyone will know my name': report
German and Spanish police officers pay tribute to the victims of the Germanwings plane crash at a memorial in Le Vernet on March 27, 2015The Germanwings co-pilot who crashed his Airbus in the French Alps, killing all 150 aboard, told his ex-girlfriend that "one day everyone will know my name", according to German newspaper Bild. The black box voice recorder indicates that Lubitz, 27, locked his captain out of the cockpit on Tuesday and deliberately flew Flight 4U 9525 into a mountainside, French officials say, in what appears to have been a case of suicide and mass killing. French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said that all the signs were "pointing towards an act that we can't describe: criminal, crazy, suicidal". German prosecutors revealed that searches of Lubitz's homes netted "medical documents that suggest an existing illness and appropriate medical treatment", including "torn-up and current sick leave notes, among them one covering the day of the crash".

Car bomb blasts Nigerian poll station, no casualties
Nigerians wait for to register before voting in Jere, some 60 kilometers (40 miles) from the capital Abuja, Nigeria Saturday, March 28, 2015. Nigerians are going to the polls on Saturday to vote in presidential elections. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Police say a car bomb exploded at a polling station in Nigeria's south-central Enugu state but did not hurt people gathering to vote in a presidential election that analysts say is too close to call.

Official: Al-Shabab siege at Somali hotel ends, 17 dead
Somali soldiers take position after a bomb that was detonated at the gate of one of Mogadishu's most popular hotel. Friday, March, 27, 2015, A Somali police official says a suicide bomber has detonated his explosives-laden car at the gate of a hotel popular with government officials in Mogadishu. Capt. Mohamed Hussein says gunfire could be heard inside the Maka-Mukarramah Hotel, but it was not clear if any gunmen had managed to penetrate the hotel's gate( AP P hoto/Farah Abdi Warsameh)MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali troops on Saturday took full control of a hotel that extremist gunmen stormed and occupied for more than 12 hours following a suicide bombing. At least 17 people died and dozens were wounded.

Search continues for at least 2 after apparent NYC gas blast
A man distributes pastries to weary firefighters at the site of an explosion and fire in the East Village neighborhood of New York, Friday, March 27, 2015. Thursday's inferno caused the collapse of three buildings and fire damage to a fourth, the fire department said. It left four people in critical condition and more than a dozen others injured and at least one family searching for a loved one. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — Emergency workers are searching for at least two people still missing after an apparent gas line explosion leveled three apartment buildings as investigators piece together what exactly caused the blast that injured 22.