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Video: Big storms and big rains tonight Golf ball size hail, wind gusts over 60 mph and localized flooding will all be possible this evening and tonight. ...

Former WWII prisoner of war invited to Japan The Japanese government has invited a former World War II prisoner of war from Arkansas to visit the country. The Baxter Bulletin reports that 93-year-old Robert Lents, of Mountain Home, was invited as part of the Japanese/POW Friendship Program, which aims to encourage reconciliation. Lents was one of 62 crewmen assigned to the USS Perch at port in the Philippines when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. All ...

Woman cited for chopping down tree on square You could call it a hacking - in the old-fashioned sense.  Springfield Police cited a woman who chopped down a tree on Park Central Square. Police say the woman took the tree on the west side of the square down with a hatchet. The ticket was for vandalism. It happened late Sunday night or early Monday morning.  ...

State treasurer encourages college saving Missouri’s State Treasurer is encouraging people to save for college this month. Clint Zweifel will celebrate College Savings Month in September by visiting elementary school students across Missouri to encourage families to start saving for higher education. As part of College Savings Month, MOST—Missouri’s 529 College Savings Plan has challenged K-5 grade students to draw a poster illustrating what they want to be when the grow ...

Storm causes power outages across Springfield Many people in Springfield began their Labor Day holiday in the dark Monday. City Utilities reported about 1,000 customers lost power after a thunderstorm rolled through the city in the pre-dawn hours.  Trees and power poles were knocked down in different parts of the city. Springfield police reported all lanes of Glenstone, between Pythian and Division, closed due to storm damage. Crews worked to repair or replace ...

Fall hours begin at Wilson's Creek The calendar says fall doesn’t begin for another three weeks. But it begins Tuesday at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield. Fall hours of operation begin Tuesday with Tour Road hours will changing to 8 a.m.-7 p.m. effective. The Visitor Center hours will remain at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. An entry permit of $5.00 per adult or $10.00 per family is required for all persons using the battlefield ...

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Fair, 82 F

Mon - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 88 Low: 69
Tue - Thunderstorms. High: 87 Low: 69
Wed - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 93 Low: 71
Thu - Sunny. High: 95 Low: 71
Fri - PM Thunderstorms. High: 93 Low: 67

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Detained Americans in North Korea seek U.S. help
U.S. missionary Bae appears before a limited number of media outlets in PyongyangBy James Pearson, Alina Selyukh and Matt Spetalnick SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three American citizens detained in North Korea appealed on Monday to the U.S government for help returning home, speaking in rare interviews that were set up by the North Korean government and may signal an attempt by Pyongyang to reopen a long-stalled dialogue. One of them said his health was failing and another described his situation as "urgent." The three men said they were being treated humanely but asked the U.S. Responding to the interviews, the U.S. "Out of humanitarian concern for Jeffrey Fowle, Matthew Miller, and their families, we request the DPRK release them so they may return home," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement, using the formal acronym for North Korea, and referring to the two men awaiting trial.

Serena Williams rolls to US Open quarters
Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, wipes sweat from his face between points against Philipp Kohlschreiber, of Germany, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal of the year with a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Kaia Kenepi at the U.S. Open on Monday, keeping her hopes alive for a third straight Flushing Meadows crown.

Djokovic tops Kohlschreiber, reaches US Open QFs
Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, reacts after a shot against Philipp Kohlschreiber, of Germany, during the fourth round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Playing mostly mistake-free tennis, top-seeded Novak Djokovic reached the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open for the eighth year in a row — and at a 22nd consecutive Grand Slam tournament overall.

Afghan talks on unity government collapse; crisis deepens
Afghan election workers count ballot papers for audit of presidential run-off in KabulBy Hamid Shalizi and Sanjeev Miglani KABUL (Reuters) - Talks on a power-sharing deal between Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates have collapsed, a top leader said on Monday, rekindling fears of ethnic unrest over disputed election results. Secretary of State John Kerry, the runner-up in the vote was to name a "chief executive" in a national unity government conceived to keep the lid on political tensions. Abdullah Abdullah was runner-up in the official election results. Mohammad Mohaqeq, one of Abdullah's vice presidential running mates, told Reuters the two sides could not agree on the powers of the chief executive, accusing the camp of election winner Ashraf Ghani of hardening its position.

Apparent massive hack reveals nude pictures of stars
Oscar-winning American actress Jennifer Lawrence at the "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" world premiere in New York on May 10, 2014Anonymous posters to online message boards boasted of having nude images of scores of female stars including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence and top model Kate Upton. Early reports suggested hackers had "ripped" private images from tech giant Apple's iCloud online data storage, but the firm made no immediate comment and other services may have been targeted. The authorities have been contacted and will prosecute anyone who posts the stolen photos of Jennifer Lawrence," Lawrence's agent told entertainment media. Upton's lawyer, Lawrence Shore, told Us Magazine: "We intend to pursue anyone disseminating or duplicating these images to the fullest extent possible."