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UPDATE: Missing Woman Found The Springfield Police Department says a missing person has been located. Spring D. Green was located in a vehicle in Christian County sometime late Tuesday night. Police say Green was taken to the hospital for some previous injuries. Green last spoke to a family member early Tuesday. During the day Tuesday, police issued an alert for her.  Family members feared Green was in danger because ...

McCaskill plans events focused on campus assaults  U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is planning to travel to Missouri colleges and universities to discuss ways of addressing sexual violence on campuses. McCaskill's office says she will hold events at schools in 10 cities next week to listen to opinions about her legislation on the topic. The bill would require campuses to designate advocates to confidentially discuss options with victims and to develop agreements with local law ...

College students work to "Stomp Out Hunger" Wednesday is the first day of the Stomp Out Hunger food drive. "About a third of the world's population doesn't have shoes," said Lora Hobbs, co-founder of Sole Food. "Some don't want them, but some do want and need them." Last year, the all-collegiate shoe drive in Springfield collected 33,000 pounds of shoes. This year, organizers have their sights set higher. "In my head I'd like to collect ...

Missouri lawmakers to start review of water patrol  Missouri state representatives will hold a hearing Wednesday to review management, trooper training and a 2011 merger between the state highway and water patrols. The review follows the death of a 20-year-old handcuffed man who drowned May 31 in the Lake of the Ozarks. A state trooper had arrested the man for drunken boating and handcuffed him before the man slipped into the water. The trooper says ...

Discussion to focus on making police more diverse Top political and law enforcement leaders from the St. Louis area are gathering to discuss ideas to help the region's law enforcement agencies become more diverse. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is hosting a round-table discussion at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The focus is the challenge of low minority participation in law enforcement, a topic that gained significant attention following the shooting of Michael Brown ...

Video: Severe storms possible today and Thursday Moisture will increase today and severe storms are possible late today. A better chance exists tomorrow. ...

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Mock, 1st female pilot to circle globe, dies at 88
CINCINNATI (AP) — The first female pilot to fly solo around the world has died. Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock was 88.

Coca-Cola to revise executive pay plan
Coca-Cola to revise executive pay planCoca-Cola is revising its pay plan for executives after shareholders including Warren Buffett called it excessive. The world's largest beverage maker says its long-term incentive program will now distribute ...

Karadzic: I am not linked to wartime atrocities
FILE - A Thursday, July 11, 2013 photo from files showing former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic awaiting the start of his appeal at the courtroom of the U.N. Yugoslav war crimes tribunal (ICTY) in The Hague, Netherlands. Prosecutors called former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic a liar in closing remarks at his genocide trial, saying his denials of responsibility for atrocities committed on a massive scale while he was in charge lack any credibility. Prosecutor Alan Tieger said Karadzic, 69, should be imprisoned for life if found guilty. Karadzic says he is innocent of any wrongdoing and was unaware of the 1995 slaughter of more than 7,000 Muslim men and boys by Serb forces at Srebrenica, the worst massacre in Europe since World War II. (AP Photo/Michael Kooren, Pool, File)THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic insisted Wednesday that U.N. prosecutors do not have "a shred of evidence" linking him to atrocities throughout the Bosnian war and accused them of putting the Serb people on trial.

Man to be sentenced for plot to bomb holiday event
FILE - A Nov. 27, 2010, file photo provided by the Multnomah County, Ore., Sheriff's Office, shows Mohamed Mohamud. Nearly four years after 19-year-old Mohamud showed up at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., and triggered what turned out to be a fake bomb provided by the FBI, he is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mohamed Mohamud, the young Somali American convicted of trying to bomb Portland's downtown square while it was filled with holiday cheer, will learn Wednesday if he gets to leave prison before he's an old man.

Lithuania protests Russian seizure of fishing ship
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania has accused Russia of violating international maritime law by seizing a Lithuanian fishing vessel and its 28-member crew in Arctic waters.