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Frazier's free throws lift Florida over Arkansas, 57-56 GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Michael Frazier II hit two free throws with 1.9 seconds remaining and Florida escaped with a 57-56 victory over Arkansas on Saturday. Dorian Finney-Smith added 16 points, nine rebounds and four assists for the Gators (12-9, 5-3 Southeastern Conference), who won their second straight after a three-game losing streak and got another much-needed resume-booster for the NCAA tournament. Frazier finished with six points ...

Community signs card at mall for wounded officer Shoppers took a break from bargain hunting to sign a get well card for a police officer injured in the line of duty.  Radio station 105.1 Bob FM placed a large card in one of the corridors of the Battlefield Mall Saturday afternoon. Shoppers were encouraged to write notes of support for Springfield Police office Aaron Pearson.  Pearson was seriously injured last Monday when he was shot ...

Springfield woman cashes in big with stop for coffee A stop for coffee paid off big for a woman from Springfield. Jan Hiegert bought a “Crossword Time!” Scratchers ticket at Rapid Roberts, 3351 E. Sunshine in Springfield, on Jan. 23. She uncovered the top prize of $50,000 later that evening at home. “I thought it was $500, then $5,000,” recalled Hiegert. “After realizing it was $50,000, I texted my daughter – ‘Call me ASAP!’” When her daughter ...

Fire damages hardwood business north of Springfield A hardwood business near Brighton sustained heavy damage following a massive fire Friday night. Flames erupted just before 9:00pm at Missouri Hardwood Products.  No word on what started the fire.  KY3 crews on the scene observed a shop or warehouse that likely looked like a total loss due to the blaze.   Several bright flashes or explosions were also spotted by the KY3 photographer.   ...

VIDEO: FYI Guy scores with football decorations for the big game! KY3's Sara Forhetz visits with FYI Guy Jeremy Rabe. ...

8 employees at Arkansas Scholarship Lottery could lose jobs Eight Arkansas Scholarship Lottery workers could have their positions axed if the lottery becomes part of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports the move could reduce salaries by more than $400,000 a year. State Sen. Jimmy Hickey, R-Texarkana, has proposed legislation that would create an Arkansas Lottery Division in the finance department, require the governor to appoint the lottery director and abolish ...

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Rescue of 2 injured climbers underway on Mount Hood
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Clackamas County sheriff's office says a helicopter rescue operation is underway on Mount Hood after two climbers were injured.

Islamic State says it has beheaded second Japanese hostage Goto
People walk past television screens displaying a news program, about an Islamic State video showing Japanese captive Kenji Goto, in TokyoBy Sylvia Westall and William Mallard BEIRUT/TOKYO (Reuters) - Islamic State militants said on Saturday they had beheaded a second Japanese hostage, journalist Kenji Goto, after the failure of international efforts to secure his release through a prisoner swap. The hardline Islamist group, which controls large parts of Syria and Iraq, released a video which seemed to show the beheaded body of Goto and threatened further attacks on Japanese targets. Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani said the video appeared to be genuine. Islamic State had said Goto, 47, was held along with a Jordanian pilot.

Obama condemns slaying of Japanese journalist by IS
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling the apparent beheading of a Japanese journalist by an Islamic State militant a "heinous murder" and declaring that the United States stands in solidarity with the Japanese people in denouncing a "barbaric act."

IS claims beheading of second Japanese captive
Demonstrators stage a rally to demand the release of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto who has been kidnapped by the Islamic State group in front of the Prime Minister's official residence in Tokyo on January 30, 2015The Islamic State group said in a video Saturday it had beheaded a second Japanese hostage, drawing outrage from Tokyo and condemnation from Washington. Japanese journalist Kenji Goto is seen kneeling next to a standing masked man who speaks with a British accent and blames the Japanese government for his "slaughter". The executioner, who is standing against a mountainous background, addresses Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, saying the murder of Goto would mark the beginning of "the nightmare for Japan". Goto's killing, he said, was the result of "reckless" decisions by the Japanese government.

Laird takes a 3-shot lead in Phoenix Open
Martin Laird tees off on the 17th hole during the third round of the Phoenix Open golf tournament, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in Scottsdale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — For all his birdies Saturday, two big pars kept Martin Laird in control at the Phoenix Open.