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Mourning the death of a hero A former Marshfield Fire Chief will be laid to rest on Wednesday. Ed Noland will be honored as a firefighter who fell in the line of duty, although the injury that led to his death happened more than 3 years ago. "He was the most courageous man I ever met," says Eric Loe, Noland's son. Marshfield Fire Chief Michael Taylor says the whole community is mourning Noland's death. "He's ...

PHOTOS: Crash ties up traffic on U.S. 65 south of Ozark Emergency crews are on the scene of a crash with injuries in the south bound lane of U.S. 65 south of Ozark near Saddlebrooke. ...

Warmer Sunday and next week After a cold Saturday temperatures will begin warming for Sunday and into next week. ...

Softball players go to bat for Officer Pearson Hundreds of people hit, pitched and caught today, all in an effort to raise money for Springfield Police Officer Aaron Pearson, who was shot in the line of duty earlier this year. Eighteen teams braved colder temperatures and played in a softball tournament, with all of the money raised going to Pearson's family.The tournament raised more than $2,000 from registration alone and organizers say they'll earn ...

Drivers line up to shred, destroy sensitive documents AARP of Missouri teamed up with CU Community Credit Union and the Computer Recycling Center in Springfield for a Fraud Prevention Day. The event offered free paper shredding and digital recycling Saturday at the Computer Recycling Center on N. Prince Lane. The event helped visitors by safely recycling sensitive information on paper or on digital media like hard drives, laptop computers or cellphones. AARP and CU Community ...

Missouri bills would ban gender neutral housing, unisex bathrooms Gender-neutral university housing and many unisex public bathrooms would be banned in Missouri under bills that have been introduced in the Legislature. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Rep. Jeff Pogue submitted the bills last week. The Salem Republican says he wants to "protect the social norms of our state." The legislation comes about one month after the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia announced ...

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Singapore bids farewell to Lee Kuan Yew in elaborate funeral
An army officer arranges funeral service programs on seats ahead of a state funeral for the late Lee Kuan Yew, at the University Cultural Center, Sunday, March 29, 2015, in Singapore. During a week of national mourning that began Monday after Lee's death at age 91, some 450,000 people queued for hours for a glimpse of Lee's coffin at Parliament House. A million people visited tribute sites at community centers across the island and leaders and dignitaries from more than two dozen countries attended the state funeral. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)SINGAPORE (AP) — Tens of thousands of Singaporeans undeterred by heavy rains lined a 15 kilometer (9 mile) route through the Southeast Asian city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession Sunday for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew.

Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'
First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during a taping of the Black Girls Rock award ceremony at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Saturday, March 28, 2015, in Newark. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black woman while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life.

Lee Kuan Yew Singapore state funeral: LIVE REPORT
Hong Kong (AFP) - 05:39 GMT - Housing and education - The procession route has been carefully planned to take in landmarks considered emblematic of Lee's social achievements, including public housing estates -- 90.3 percent of Singaporeans own their own homes under a programme started by Lee, who believed home ownership gave citizens a stake in their country. It also passed by Singapore Polytechnic, a nod to the founding leader's emphasis on education as vital to the city-state's future. 05:26 GMT - Tough leader - The procession has passed by the headquarters of Singapore's Corrupt Practices Investigation bureau -- a symbol of the former prime minister's tough stance against graft. Lee, who held office for 31 years, was an authoritarian and controversial leader, but is widely revered for having transformed Singapore from a British colonial outpost into one of Asia's wealthiest societies in his three decades in power.

Anticipation and angst as Europe ends milk quotas
European dairy farmers are facing the end of three decades of milk quotas on Wednesday with a mixture of anticipation and angst as it will allow them to serve growing demand in emerging markets, but could also cause a crash in pricesEuropean dairy farmers are facing the end of three decades of milk quotas on Wednesday with a mixture of anticipation and angst as it will allow them to serve growing demand in emerging markets, but could also cause a crash in prices. In northern Europe, farmers have hailed the move as a chance to cash in on the growing global thirst for milk, particularly in China. The Netherlands and Germany, Europe's largest producer, are gearing up for increases of 20 percent.

Air Canada plane leaves Halifax runway on 'abrupt' landing
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — An Air Canada plane made an "abrupt" landing and left the runway at the Halifax airport in bad weather, but there were no immediate reports of injuries, authorities said early Sunday.