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Much of Monday rain free The weather looks to remain very active for the next couple of weeks. Find out when the rain is forecast in order to better plan your days by watching the forecast. ...

Tornado Confirmation: Twister hits St. Clair County, destroys home An EF-1 tornado tore through St. Clair county Sunday afternoon and destroyed several buildings. The tornado hit just north of Osceola. "We didn't really have time to think, it just happened," Brenden Jones said. Jones' father was in a house destroyed by the tornado. "He said he saw the barn blow up and the stock trailer was headed for his front door, so he headed to his ...

Missouri's Carl Edwards wins NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 Columbia, Missouri's Carl Edwards held off Greg Biffle on Sunday night to win NASCAR's longest race, the Coca-Cola 600. Edwards snapped a 49-race winless skid for his first victory since joining Joe Gibbs Racing. He took the lead when he stayed out and the leaders pitted with 20 laps to go for his first win ever at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished third, Matt Kenseth ...

Settlement approved in deadly crash involving deputy A judge in southwest Missouri has approved a settlement in a fatal crash involving a Newton County deputy. The Joplin Globe reports that the family of 33-year-old Cory Sheppard, of Neosho, recently reached a settlement of about $460,000 in their wrongful-death lawsuit against Newton County and Deputy David Trimble. Circuit Judge Tim Perigo approved the settlement in Newton County Circuit Court on Friday. Sheppard was killed three years ...

Pictures: Missouri's Carl Edwards wins NASCAR's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Columbia, Missouri's Carl Edwards gamble on fuel paid off as he won for the first time in 2015.  He's now eligible for NASCAR's Chase if he remains in the Top 30.  Greg Biffle finished second.  Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finished third. (Pictures courtesy Jerry Markland/Rainier Ehrhardt/Brian Lawdermilk/Jared C. Tilton/Getty) ...

MSU Bears to host NCAA regional tourney at Hammons Field This morning the MSU Bears beat Bradley University, making them Missouri Valley Conference baseball champs. Then Sunday afternoon they found out Springfield will host a regional of the NCAA baseball tournament that leads up to the College World Series. "It's going to be great to not have to travel and be in our home stadium and hopefully fans come out and I'll be looking forward to it," ...



Current Conditions:
Mostly Cloudy, 63 F

Forecast:
Sun - Cloudy. High: 71 Low: 59
Mon - Partly Cloudy. High: 82 Low: 62
Tue - AM Thunderstorms. High: 80 Low: 64
Wed - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 80 Low: 63
Thu - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 82 Low: 66

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Asian shares little changed, Fed views hurt some markets
Tokyo Stock Exchange staff members work at the bourse at TSE in TokyoBy Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares got off to a slow start on Monday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank was poised to raise interest rates this year if the economy keeps improving as expected. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.1 percent in early trade, with weakness in Southeast Asia offset by rises in China, Australia and South Korea. Japan's Nikkei stock index added 0.7 percent, getting a tailwind from a weaker yen and better-than-expected April exports.

The Latest on weather: 3rd death blamed on weekend storms
Leaves and branches are scattered throughout a flooded yard after a roof collapsed during a morning storm Sunday, May 24, 2015 in Houston at the Rockport Apartment Homes on S. Gessner. (Eric Kayne/Houston Chronicle via AP)10:50 p.m.

The Latest in Cleveland: Holiday arraignments for protesters
Protesters are escorted to a bus for transport after getting arrested after protesting the acquittal of Cleveland police officer Michael Brelo Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Cleveland. The acquittal came at a time of nationwide tension among police and black citizens punctuated by protests over the deaths of black suspects at the hands of white officers — and following a determination by the U.S. Department of Justice that Cleveland police had a history of using excessive force and violating civil rights. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)11:50 p.m.

David Letterman drives into retirement with Indy 500 tribute
David Letterman, who ended his 33-year career as a late-night television host Wednesday, waves to fans as he walks through the pit area before the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — David Letterman has a new No. 1 on his personal Top Ten list of reasons he loves the Indianapolis 500.

Famed Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave dies at 78
FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2012 file photo, trumpeter Marcus Belgrave performs at the 33rd annual Detroit Jazz Festival, in Detroit. Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday, May 24, 2015. He was 78. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Ricardo Thomas, File) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT; MAGS OUTDETROIT (AP) — Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. He was 78.