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A little relief from the heat Slightly cooler air will begin filtering into the Ozarks on Wednesday. Find out how long the nice weather will last by watching the forecast. ...

Harmony House apartment complex plans moving forward Plans for an apartment complex to be used solely by survivors of domestic abuse are moving forward. Harmony House hopes to build a 46-unit, fully furnished apartment complex designed for survivors of domestic abuse. The plans put the complex near the intersection of Scenic Ave. and Grand St.  Harmony House Executive Directer Lisa Farmer said a complex like this is desperately needed in Springfield, a city that ...

Interim Christian County Sheriff releases assessment of his department; includes missing guns and patrol car Interim Christian County Sheriff Dwight McNiel has requested to grand jury be seated to investigate the irregularities of his department over the past few years. Sheriff McNiel released the findings of an internal investigation into his department as an election for a new sheriff nears.  He says the most disturbing part of the report is inventory conducted by the staff and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco ...

Woman hospitalized after she was hit by car at Glenstone and Page Police say a woman was injured after she was hit by a car at Glenstone and Page in Springfield Tuesday night. Police say two people were walking into the street when the car struck one of them.  She was taken to a hospital.  Police did not disclose her condition. Police had to divert traffic in that area.        ...

Hosmer's homer in 9th lifts Royals to 2-1 win over Indians CLEVELAND (AP) — Eric Hosmer's homer with two outs in the ninth inning lifted the Kansas City Royals to a 2-1 victory on Tuesday night over the Cleveland Indians, who have lost eight straight at home — their longest home losing streak in 40 years. Hosmer hit a 3-2 pitch from Trevor Bauer (8-8) over the wall in right for his 11th homer. The shot came ...

Votto's shot, Leake's arm pace Reds past Cardinals 4-0 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Joey Votto hit a three-run home run in support of Mike Leake, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0 on Tuesday night. Votto is the hottest hitter in the majors since the All-Star break, batting .561. He also walked, singled and doubled, giving him an NL-leading 37 multihit games. Leake (9-5) allowed four hits in eight innings to win his ...

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Asia stocks muted ahead of Fed, keep wary eye on China
TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets were muted Wednesday as the recent plunge in Chinese shares kept investors on edge and attention turned to a Federal Reserve meeting that might give clues about the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike.

Man accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal
Stuffed animals adorn the doorstep of Dr. Walter Palmer's River Bluff Dental office in Bloomington, Minn., Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Palmer, accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe, said Tuesday that he thought everything about his trip was legal and wasn't aware of the animal's status "until the end of the hunt." (Scott Takushi/Pioneer Press via AP)BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal.

New York prison worker got 'caught up' in escape plot
Joyce Mitchell cries as she sits with her attorney Stephen Johnston in court on Tuesday July 28, 2015 in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Mitchell, an instructor in the tailor shop at the Clinton Correctional Facility, pleaded guilty to charges of aiding two inmates convicted of murder by smuggling hacksaw blades and other tools to the pair, who broke out and spent three weeks on the run in June. She faces a sentence of 2 1/3 to 7 years in prison under terms of a plea deal with prosecutors. (Rob Fountain/The Press-Republican via AP, Pool)PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who got "caught up in the fantasy" of a prison escape planned by two killers told investigators she performed sex acts with one man and took naked photos of herself for the other.

Dispatcher tells 911 caller, 'deal with it yourself'
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico dispatcher has resigned after telling a panicked 911 caller who was trying to save the life of a shooting victim to "deal with it yourself."

Immigrants, poor fish for their dinner, unaware of mercury
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It's midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay's feet holds five or six white bass, moving sluggishly in the water she scooped from the Des Moines River.