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Phillips 66: 25K gallons of diesel fuel leaks into Mississippi River A 35-mile section of the Mississippi River has been closed after Phillips 66 says about 25,000 gallons of diesel fuel leaked in southwestern Illinois. Spokeswoman Melissa Erker told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the company discovered a leak about 8:45 a.m. Friday in a pipeline that runs from its storage terminal to a barge loading dock near the Wood River Refinery, which is about 20 miles upriver ...

Arkansas panel weighing how to administer lobbying law Arkansas Ethics Commission members are determining how they will administer a new law restricting their ability to investigate elected officials who accept gifts from lobbyists. Act 1280 was passed by the Legislature this year and grants a grace period to any lawmaker or other state elected official who unintentionally accepts a prohibited gift from a lobbyist and returns it within 30 days. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that ...

Thanks for making 'Safe and Sound Saturday' a big success KY3 Inc. would like to thank everyone for making 'Safe and Sound Saturday' another big success.   More than 12,000 visitors showed up to the one-day safety event Saturday at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.  The third-annual free safety show featured vendors across the Ozarks focused on keeping your family safe and healthy.   'Safe and Sound Saturday' moved to the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds for the first time ...

Downtown business part arcade, part history museum Retro seems to be in these days, and the 1980’s seem to be the target destination for the Way Back Machine in downtown Springfield. The arcade 1984 is all in with the 80s. Seven partners operate the S. Jefferson Ave. business that takes its visitors back to the days when days when video arcades were the place to spend your quarters after school and on weekends. ...

Pictures: Thousands learn safety 'Safe and Sound Saturday' in Springfield #2 KY3's 'Safe and Sound Saturday' showcased safety businesses and organizations across the Ozarks. Thousands this year attended the free event at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. ...

Missouri program helps shelter dogs and prison inmates Missouri's Puppies for Parole program has marked a big milestone: 3,000 adoptions. Missouri Department of Corrections director George Lombardi started the program five years ago. It pairs shelter dogs with inmates at 19 Missouri prisons, who train the dogs over an eight-week period to get them ready for adoption. A ceremony marking the 3,000th adoption was Thursday at the prison in Bonne Terre. Most dogs are adopted ...

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Curry scores 34, Warriors beat Pelicans 106-99 in Game 1
Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) shoots past New Orleans Pelicans' Tyreke Evans, left, Quincy Pondexter (20) and Anthony Davis (23) during the first half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball playoffs Saturday, April 18, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 34 points with an MVP-worthy performance, and the Golden State Warriors went up big before holding off the New Orleans Pelicans 106-99 in their playoff opener Saturday.

Blues whip Wild 4-1, even series at game apiece
Minnesota Wild's Matt Dumba, left, collides with St. Louis Blues' Patrik Berglund (21), of Sweden, as Berglund and Wild's Nino Niederreiter, of Switzerland, chase after a loose puck during the second period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Saturday, April 18, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals in the first period and then had an empty-netter for his first career playoff hat trick, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday that evened their playoff series at a game apiece.

Finance officials see rising risks to economic recovery
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, speaks during a news conference after the IMFC meeting at the World Bank-International Monetary Fund annual meetings in Washington, Saturday, April 18, 2015. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance officials said Saturday they see a number of threats on the horizon for a global economy still clawing back from the deepest recession in seven decades, and a potential Greek debt default presents the most immediate risk.

'Star Wars' design team teases 'Force Awakens' themes
This image released by Lucasfilm shows a scene from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," the highly anticipated film by J.J. Abrams that hits theaters Dec. 18. (Lucasfilm via AP)ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is about a generational transfer in more ways than one. Set 30 years after the events in "Return of the Jedi" and coming to theaters just over 30 years after the film first debuted, that idea remained top of mind for the film's brand new production design team, fans learned at Star Wars Celebration on Saturday.

IMF, World Bank 2015 spring meetings in Washington on Saturday
The following are highlights of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings on Saturday in Washington, where finance ministers, central bankers and other top officials are gathering. Europe has sheltered itself from turbulence. "The fall in the value of the euro is very good news for all of Europe and in particular for France.