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VIDEO: FEMA here to offer flood recovery assistance KY3's Emily Wood talks to William Lindsey from FEMA about the agency's efforts to help people affected by December floods. ...

Failure to fire teacher could cut state funds to University of Missouri system The University of Missouri system would be nixed from a higher education funding boost under action taken by a House committee.  A legislator blamed the system's handling of race-related protests for her vote. Rep. Donna Lichtenegger, R - Jackson, heads the House Appropriations-Higher Education Committee.  She steered a spending plan for higher education through her committee on Wednesday.  It includes a 2 percent increase for state ...

Homemade chocolate cups with fresh fruit and whipped cream Homemade chocolate cups with fresh fruit and whipped cream Ingredients6 balloons 1 cup of strawberries, stemmed and sliced 1 cup of raspberries 1 cup of blackberries 1 cup of blueberries 1/2 cup of kiwi, peeled and sliced 1 cup of whipped cream 6 mint leaves 16 ounces of mini semisweet chocolate chips DirectionsMelt the chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth Blow up all six balloons to about the size ...

Crash caused 2nd pedestrian death in 2 weeks in Springfield A 68-year-old pedestrian died on Tuesday evening after being hit by a car on South Glenstone Avenue near Cherokee Street.  Police say Marilee Sarver was crossing the road eastbound when she was hit by a southbound car about 6:35 p.m. Police said late Wednesday afternoon that Sarver died at the scene.  The red 2005 Ford Five Hundred sedan that hit her was driven by a 20-year-old ...

Scam of the Week: You might get this pricey postcard in the mail Perhaps you got the postcard in the mail. It says you have a package that needs to be delivered. Ann Baird got the postcard in the mail from the Notification Warehouse Center. She has a shipment on hold. "I don't order jewelry," she said. It says her parcel is worth $297. All she has to do is pay for the shipping and handling.  Jewelry Design Concepts in not accredited ...

Thursday @ 10: Comic creator from the Ozarks KY3's Paula Morehouse introduces us to an Ozarks man who has Hollywood calling about his art. ...

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Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2016 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. State and local governments would be permanently barred from taxing access to the Internet under a bipartisan compromise the Senate began pushing toward final congressional approval. McConnell said Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, the measure would relieve people of “the worry that their Internet access is being taxed.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.

Judge to State Dept: finish Clinton email release this month
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton visits a polling place in Manchester,A federal judge ordered the U.S. State Department to complete its public release of the work emails of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton by Feb. 29, according to a ruling filed on Thursday. U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras also ordered the department to release at least 550 more emails by this Saturday, as well as further releases on Feb. 19 and Feb. 26. The department was ordered last year to have released all the emails it had from Clinton's private email server by Jan. 29, but asked the court for an extension last month, saying it had forgotten to send about 7,000 pages of emails to other departments for internal reviews.

John Lewis on Sanders' civil rights work: 'Never saw him'
Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., a leader of the civil rights movement, joins the Congressional Black Caucus Political Action Committee in endorsing Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as prominent African-American Democrats rush to her aid ahead of the Feb. 27 Democratic primary in South Carolina, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights leader John Lewis on Thursday dismissed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' 1960s work on racial equality, saying, "I never saw him. I never met him."

Pentagon chief predicting 'tangible gains' in Iraq, Syria
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. NATO defense ministers met for a second day on Thursday to discuss Turkey’s request to help deal with Europe’s ongoing migrant crisis and the current situation in Iraq and Syria. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter predicted on Thursday that recent U.S.-led efforts to accelerate the fight against the Islamic State group would produce "tangible gains" in Iraq and Syria by March, even as coalition partners pledged to expand and deepen their military contributions.

France's Total slashes investment amid oil price collapse
Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne, pictured on June 2, 2015, told reporters on February 11, 2016: "We have to be good on what we can control, our expenses. So we are going to continue to make efforts to control our expenses"French oil company Total said Thursday it had cut its investment target this year as it steps up efforts to drastically cut costs to counter a global collapse in oil prices. Total said it would invest up to two billion dollars less in 2016 than originally planned, as it, like other oil giants, grapples with weak oil prices that have slumped around 70 percent since mid-2014 due to chronic oversupply and on Thursday got close to 13-year lows. Total shares closed 3.3 percent lower on the Paris stock exchange, but still outperformed the wider Paris stock market, which ended down 4.1 percent.