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Walmarts are still hotspots of crime, but Springfield police see progress - Springfield News-Leader Springfield News-LeaderWalmarts are still hotspots of crime, but Springfield police see progressSpringfield News-LeaderNearly two years into a focused effort by Springfield police to reduce crime at the city's Walmarts, the national retailer still accounts for more than half the city's shoplifting calls, but a department leader says there's been "considerable progress ... ...

Look Inside: Menards opens in Hollister; Springfield waits for planned stores - KY3 Look Inside: Menards opens in Hollister; Springfield waits for planned storesKY3HOLLISTER, Mo. Something new, something very big is finally in business. After months of construction, Menards has opened it's first southwest Missouri location here. "I tell you, it was a lot of hard work; it was a team effort. Just to see the look on ... ...

Flu Shot Clinic in Springfield Today - OzarksFirst.com OzarksFirst.comFlu Shot Clinic in Springfield TodayOzarksFirst.comSPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- There is another opportunity to get a flu shot in Springfield today, if you don't have insurance. The Springfield Flu Coalition will provide free shots from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Crosslines, 615 N. Glenstone, for adults who do ... ...

Grant helps add more bite to Springfield Police Force - KY3 Grant helps add more bite to Springfield Police ForceKY3In Police stand-offs, dogs like Charlie are invaluable. Charlie and his handler, Officer Michael Karnes have worked together for more than two years. " We use their nose more than anything," says Karnes. " Their nose is what locates what we're looking for. ...

Report Expected on Condition of Historic Footbridge - OzarksFirst.com OzarksFirst.comReport Expected on Condition of Historic FootbridgeOzarksFirst.comSPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Springfield City Council expects to find out more tonight about the condition of, and options for, the historic Jefferson Avenue Footbridge on Commercial Street. The bridge was closed in March for evaluation, after an inspection ... ...

Dream Center to help 'fill gaps for families' in north Springfield - Springfield News-Leader Dream Center to help 'fill gaps for families' in north SpringfieldSpringfield News-LeaderNorth Point Church announced this week plans to launch the Springfield Dream Center in January 2017. The center will be an independent nonprofit housed in what is now the Hamlin Memorial Baptist Church at 829 West Atlantic Ave. Hamlin gifted the ... ...

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Pipeline protester: Removal imminent from company property
Protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline encampment sits Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, on private property near Cannon Ball, N.D., owned by the pipeline developer, Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners. Both the local sheriff and Energy Transfer Partners have said the protesters are trespassing and must leave. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Protesters trying to halt construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota believe law enforcement officers could take quick action Wednesday to remove them from private land owned by the pipeline company.

The Latest: Trump says he would stand by Israel
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel- Old Post Office, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

Microsoft aims to wow with high-end PCs, 3D software
Microsoft chief executive officer Satya Nadella talks at a Microsoft news conference October 26, 2016 in New YorkThe US tech giant announced its first desktop computer, called Surface Studio, a $3,000 high-end "all-in-one" device that aims at Apple's Mac. "We're creating a new category that transforms your desk into a creative studio," Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said at the unveiling in New York. With a large, 28-inch (71-centimeter) hinged touchscreen display touted as "the thinnest desktop monitor ever created," Surface Studio adds to the Microsoft lineup of tablet and laptop devices for the premium segment, in a challenge to Apple.

Apple slips as supply woes weigh on holiday sales forecast
The Apple Inc. store is seen on the day of the new iPhone 7 smartphone launch in Los AngelesApple Chief Executive Tim Cook acknowledged in a post-earnings conference call on Tuesday that strong demand for the phone, which features two cameras, caught the company off-guard. "The mix that we projected on iPhone 7 Plus is short of what the reality is. The phone has a higher average selling price than the iPhone 7 variant and brings in more money for the company.

The Latest: Jesse Jackson joins oil pipeline protesters
Civil rights activist Jesse Jackson sits atop a horse Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, while visiting the protest camp against the Dakota Access oil pipeline outside Cannon Ball, N.D. Jackson said he came "to pray together, protest together and if necessary, go to jail together." (AP Photo/James MacPherson)BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest (all times local):