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Consumer Reports: Best appliances for back to college Heading back to college? Consumer Reports tests loads of appliances that can help stock your new digs. A pod coffeemaker is a convenient way to jumpstart the morning. Consumer Reports top-rated the $130 DeLonghi Nescafé Dolce Gusto Genio. It’s quick to brew that much-needed first cup. Pods are convenient but they’re pricey. And Consumer Reports expert coffee tasters found that the coffee was only so-so. So if ...

?A Selfie with The Flash? Twitter Contest Summer’s biggest party, The Ozarks Empire Fair, begins today, July 24th! And The Ozarks CW wants to make sure you enjoy it even more with our Twitter Contest! Starting Thursday through Saturday August 2nd, when you attend the Ozark Empire Fair, stop by the Ozarks CW booth (in the center hall of the E-Plex) and take a selfie with The Flash. Then, post the picture on ...

Former soccer coach indicted on federal porn charges A former coach from Crocker faces federal child pornography charges. A federal grand jury in St. Louis indicted Kevin Zimmerman, 39, on charges of transportation of child pornography. The charges come on top of local charges filed against Zimmerman in Texas County. The federal indictment charges that Zimmerman had several pornographic photos on a cell phone last fall. He also faces trial in September on charges of ...

Consumer Reports: Best greek yogurt Yogurt continues to grow in popularity. Sales now top 7 billion dollars a year. A lot of the latest growth is propelled by Greek-style yogurt. Most yogurts are nutritious and a good source of calcium. Greek yogurt has even more protein and that’s part of the appeal. Consumer Reports checked out 27 popular Greek yogurts—in plain and vanilla flavors—for both taste and nutrition. The nutritionists noticed something unusual ...

Ex-IRS employee pleads guilty in KC fraud conspiracy A former employee of the Internal Revenue Service in Kansas City pleaded guilty to stealing taxpayers' identity information to receive fraudulent tax refunds. Taylor S. Knight, 32, of Kansas City entered the plea Friday in federal court. She admitted that she used the information to receive fraudulent tax refunds and prepaid debit cards while working at the IRS. Knight and her boyfriend were arrested in August 2011 ...

Hot and humid this weekend Hot temperatures and heat index values near the triple digits stick around for the weekend. We'll cool down next week. ...

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Fair, 88 F

Fri - Partly Cloudy. High: 91 Low: 71
Sat - Partly Cloudy. High: 97 Low: 74
Sun - Partly Cloudy. High: 92 Low: 64
Mon - Partly Cloudy. High: 83 Low: 60
Tue - Partly Cloudy. High: 83 Low: 59

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Radar captures mayfly swarm on Mississippi River
This July 20, 2014 photo provided by the National Weather Service in LaCrosse, Wis., shows a massive swarm of mayflies captured on radar as they emerge from the Mississippi River and drift north with the wind. A NOAA spokesman says they know the images show insects when the swarm appears over the river with no warning, but they don’t know what kind of bug it is until people start calling _ mayflies in this case. (AP Photo/National Weather Service)MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mayflies have begun emerging from the Mississippi River in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and leave behind slimy messes. They've already been blamed for at least one car crash this week in Wisconsin.

What happened? The day Flight 17 was downed
FILE - In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 mobile phone photo provided by Andrei Kashtanov, smoke rises from the site where a Malaysia Airlines commercial plane went down in eastern Ukraine. All 298 people aboard the Boeing 777 traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur were killed. (AP Photo/Andrei Kashtanov)SNIZHNE, Ukraine (AP) — It was lunchtime when a tracked launcher with four SA-11 surface-to-air missiles rolled into town and parked on Karapetyan Street. Fifteen hundred miles (2,400 kilometers) to the west, passengers were checking in for Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Carjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 2 children
A police officer walks past the wreckage of a carjacked vehicle that police say hit a group of people on a corner in Philadelphia on Friday, July 25, 2014, killing two children and critically injuring three other people. One of the children was pronounced dead at the scene and another at a hospital, Homicide Capt. James Clark said. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Alejandro A. Alvarez) MANDATORY CREDIT; THE EVENING BULLETIN OUT, TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALESPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her sport utility vehicle at gunpoint, drove off but later lost control and plowed into a group of people on a corner near a fruit stand in Philadelphia on Friday, police said. Two children were killed, and three other people were critically injured.

House votes to boost child tax credit for some
FILE - In this June 20, 2014, file photo, Rep. Dave Camp , R-Mich., at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday, July 25 in the House. "It is time we make some simple improvements to the child tax credit, so it keeps up with the cost of raising children," said Camp. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — More families with higher incomes could claim the popular child tax credit under a bill that won approval Friday in the House. But in a dispute that divides Republicans and Democrats, millions of the poorest low-income families would still lose the credit in 2018, when enhancements championed by President Barack Obama are set to expire.

APNewsBreak: Study recommends inmate immunity test
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Federal experts are recommending that California test inmates for immunity to a sometimes fatal soil-borne fungus before incarcerating them at two Central Valley state prisons where the disease has killed nearly three dozen inmates, according to a report obtained Friday by The Associated Press.