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Clouds stick around Friday Cloud cover continues Friday and this weekend. Temperatures will gradually warm into the upper 40s by Sunday. ...

Forest Service will hold public hearing on planned burn in Barry County People in the Ozarks will have a chance to talk to the feds about a planned forest fire. Rep. Billy Long, (R) Misosuri-7th District, said Friday he has secured a commitment from the U.S. Forest Service to hold an open house early next year for constituents to address their concerns and comment on the Forest Service’s controlled burn of 17,000 acres in Mark Twain National Forest ...

Missouri part of settlement with T-Mobile T-Mobile phone customers in Missouri may get a little money back in the New Year. Attorney General Chris Koster announced Friday that Missouri, along with 49 other states and the District of Columbia, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission, has reached a settlement with T-Mobile USA, Inc., to resolve allegations that the company placed charges for third-party services on consumers’ mobile telephone bills ...

Proposal aims to cut red tape for family farms Family farms may harvest some benefits from the upcoming session of the Missouri General Assembly, Secretary of State Jason Kander announced Friday that he will push for legislation to make family farm corporations exempt from paperwork and fees he considers unnecessary. "Missouri is home to hundreds of family farms that feed and fuel the world," Kander said. “Farms don’t move from year to year, so it doesn’t ...

Companies show interest in Regal Beloit property The Regal Beloit Springfield factory will soon be closing and  R.B. Murray Company, the real estate agent for the property, has the 43 acre property listed as available during the first quarter of 2016.  The listing states the facility is over 325,000 square feet and is listed for sale at $11 million. David Murray of R.B. Murray Company says they have had some inquiries about using ...

Man is charged with setting Springfield apartment complex fire Springfield Fire Department Marshal Phil Noah says the fire at Windsor Court Apartments on Dec. 10 was intentionally set.   On Friday, James P. Helfer III, 34, was charged with first-degree arson. The complex is near Campbell Avenue at Grand Street.  It damaged personal belongings of more than a dozen renters. Helfer, who lives in or near the apartment complex that burned, is in the Greene County ...

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FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday that Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" in deciding to shelve a film about a plot to assassinate North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un even though the studio suffered significant damage in a hack attack the FBI blames on the secretive Communist regime.

Iraq clashes with IS delay evacuation of Yazidis
Iraqi Kurdish forces survey a bridge rigged with explosives by Islamic State militants, as they inspect the area in Zumar, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Iraqi Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants managed on Thursday to open up a corridor to Sinjar Mountain so that thousands of people from the country's Yazidi minority who have been trapped there can flee, said a senior Kurdish official. Tens of thousands of Yazidis became trapped in the mountain in early August, when the IS extremists captured the towns of Sinjar and Zumar, prompting the exodus. (AP Photo/Zana Ahmed)BAGHDAD (AP) — Sporadic clashes between Iraqi Kurdish fighters and Islamic State extremists, as well as other logistics problems, are delaying the evacuation of the last Yazidis still trapped on Mt. Sinjar, an Iraqi lawmaker said Friday.

Agency: Jerry Sandusky won't get pension back
FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2012, file photo, former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, center, is taken from the Centre County Courthouse by Centre County Sheriff Denny Nau, left, and a deputy, after being sentenced in Bellefonte, Pa. Sandusky lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has lost a legal battle to restore his $4,900-a-month pension, a benefit that was canceled two years ago after he was sentenced for child molestation.

Obama: Sony decision to cancel movie a 'mistake'
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he thinks Sony Pictures Entertainment "made a mistake" by canceling release of "The Interview" movie.

No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift
FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 file photo, a man takes a picture of a photograph of former Cuban President Fidel Castro during a photo exhibit of Castro by photographer Roberto Chile at the Jose Marti Memorial in Havana, Cuba. Amid the excitement over the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, one person has been conspicuously absent: Fidel Castro. The former Cuban president hasn’t made any public comment about the announcement that the U.S. and Cuba will restore diplomatic relations after more than 50 years of hostility.(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)HAVANA (AP) — Everyone in Cuba is talking about the abrupt turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro.