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Community gathers to raise money for family of Uli Koyoc-Lizama Dozens of people attended a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning to raise money for the family of Wilberth "Uli" Koyoc-Lizama.  The fundraiser took place at Bair's Sports Bar and Grill in Nixa. The restaurant donated all of the food, and employees volunteered their time to serve attendees. "I wanted to do this for the family because we are told by God to love our neighbors...we just wanted ...

Pictures: Community gathers to raise money for family of Uli Koyoc-Lizama Dozens of people attended a pancake breakfast on Saturday morning to raise money for the family of Wilberth "Uli" Koyoc-Lizama. The fundraiser took place at Bair's Sports Bar and Grill in Nixa. The restaurant donated all of the food, and employees volunteered their time to serve attendees, organizer Angela Goode says.   ...

145 mile hiking and biking trail could be coming to MO Missouri landowners are raising concerns about a proposal to turn a stretch of an unused railway into a 145-mile, cross-state biking and hiking trail. Privacy was one issue raised during a meeting last week.  Another concern is that it would create easier access to livestock on private property. The Rock Island Corridor rail line has not had train traffic since 1981.  If converted, the new trail would stretch ...

Wet, windy and colder Sunday A cold front brings scattered showers, gusty winds and temperatures in the 40s to the Ozarks. ...

58 pets adopted during C.A.R.E.'s free adoption event The Castaway Animal Rescue Effort, commonly known as C.A.R.E, held a no fee pet adoption on Saturday.  The event, inspired by "Change a Pet's Life Day," took place at both of the shelter's locations in Springfield and Ozark. Organizers say 58 dogs and cats were adopted during business hours.  "We are beyond happy for these new families and want to thank everyone who came out for our ...

Governor not releasing funds aimed to help doctor shortage The Springfield Chamber of Commerce says southwest Missouri is facing a growing shortage of doctors, especially in rural areas. "By the year 2030 we expect for the number of elderly people with chronic diseases to double and we're already in a spot where people have to wait quite a while to get in to see a doctor," says Matt Morrow, President of the Springfield Area Chamber ...



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Kerry in Nigeria to urge non-violence before presidential vote
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives for a meeting to discuss the threat of Islamic State (IS), at Lancaster House in LondonBy Warren Strobel LAGOS (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Nigeria on Sunday to urge its rival political camps to respect the outcome of a Feb. 14 presidential election, amid concerns that post-poll violence could undermine the fight against Boko Haram militants. Boko Haram has killed thousands, kidnapped hundreds and displaced more than a million people during its campaign to carve out an Islamic state in the northeast of Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation. Overnight Boko Haram attacked the main northeastern city of Maiduguri, leading to hours of fighting before Nigerian troops repelled the militants.

Kerry in Nigeria to warn against postelection violence
In this photo taken on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, Nigerian presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari, center, from the All Progressives Congress (APC) party rides atop a bus as he arrives for a party rally in Kano, Nigeria. A Dutch lawyer at the ICC and Nigerian rights activists say they have evidence showing Nigeria's 2015 presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari instigated violence that led to the killings of some 800 people after he lost 2011 elections. (AP Photo/Sani Maikatanga)LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is encouraging the main candidates in Nigeria's upcoming presidential vote to accept the results and tamp down potential postelection violence in a country reeling from an al-Qaida linked insurgency.

11 dead in unrest on Egypt uprising anniversary: state media  
A woman mourns during the funeral of Shaima al-Sabbagh, an Egyptian protester who was killed in clashes with the police in Alexandria, on January 25, 2015Cairo (AFP) - At least 11 people were killed in unrest in Egypt on Sunday as the country marked the fourth anniversary of its 2011 uprising, state media reported.

Three protesters killed on anniversary of Egypt uprising as tension grows
SPAP activists chant slogans during a protest in CairoBy Maggie Fick and Shadi Bushra CAIRO (Reuters) - Three people were killed during pro-democracy protests in Egypt and a bomb wounded two policemen on Sunday, the anniversary of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, security sources said. The anniversary is a test of whether Islamists and liberal activists facing one of Egypt's toughest crackdowns have the resolve to challenge the U.S.-backed government once again. Security forces have been stamping out dissent in Egypt since then-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted elected president Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in July 2013 after mass protests against his rule.

Nigeria repels suspected Boko Haram attack on Maiduguri city
Leader of militia hunters helping the army to fight the Boko Haram insurgence in the northeast region of Nigeria, holds a magazine of bullets in his hands during an interview in YolaBy Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria's military repelled an attack by suspected Boko Haram militants on Borno state capital Maiduguri in the northeast, security sources said on Sunday, a crucial win as the insurgents already control a large territory in the area. The assault on Maiduguri began just after midnight, killing at least eight people and injuring 27, mostly civilians, sources at two hospitals said. The army's inability to quash the Sunni jihadist group is a major headache for President Goodluck Jonathan, who is seeking re-election in February and who visited the state capital on Saturday as part of his campaign. Opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari had been due to arrive on Monday.