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One man taken to hospital in helicopter after a crash in Bois D'Arc Fire and medical crews worked to rescue a man from a truck that went off the road and overturned into a grove of trees Tuesday morning. Former Greene County Presiding Commissioner Dave Coonrod found the crash just before 4:00 a.m., at west Farm Road 128, and north Farm Road 55. That's in Bois D'Arc. Bois D'Arc's Fire Chief says the man driving the truck missed a turn, ...

A different weather pattern takes hold Sun will return today, with a drier pattern beginning. ...

Greene County families sign-up to recieve Christmas meal, toys through Crosslines For families dealing with financial hardships, the holiday season can be a stressful time. "This year has been a little tough on us. I'm raising my granddaughters and my husband is the only one working and my son lost his job so he needed to move back in so we needed a little extra help this year," said Melanie Miller. Miller, along with dozens of others are ...

Armed robber holds up convenience store Police are looking for a man who held up a gas station in central Springfield.  Police say a man walked into the Kum & Go in the 2100 block of South Campbell just before 10:30 Monday night.  The station is located south of Bass Pro Shops. The man showed a hand gun and demanded money from the clerk and then ran off. Police and a K-9 ...

Family of man shot by police officer seeks independent investigator The family of a man shot to death by a Springfield police officer last Wednesday night wants an independent investigator to investigate the shooting.  The family of 23-year-old Magnum Phillips says it doesn't want the Springfield Police Department investigating his shooting death. The family hopes a third party, like the Missouri State Highway Patrol, can take over the investigation. Police were called to the Hillcrest mobile home ...

New fuel for heated Springfield council controversy A heated controversy on Springfield City Council gets hotter.  Councilwoman Kristi Fulnecky says she is the victim of dirty politics.   "I don't think it is right to use taxpayer dollars to go after a fellow council member just because of the way she thinks," she said Monday. Earlier this fall, the five council members and Mayor Stephens claimed Fulnecky had been behind on paying her business ...

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Bulgarian police end check at Sofia airport, explosive not found
Bulgarian authorities have found no explosive devices after checking bags found in a Belgian-registered van parked just outside the capital's international airport, the interior ministry said on Tuesday. Bulgarian police evacuated part of Sofia's international airport around midday as a police bomb disposal squad, counter-terrorism officers, border guards, fire fighters and medical teams moved in around the vehicle. "No explosive device has been found inside the van," the ministry said in a statement.

Volkswagen's US sales plunge 25 percent in November
Volkswagen's US sales fell to 23,882 units in November 2015, down nearly 8,000 from a year earlierVolkswagen's US sales plunged 25 percent in November after it suspended sales of diesel vehicles in the wake of an emissions cheating scandal, the embattled German automaker said Tuesday. VW froze sales of diesel car models in the United States on November 4 after new accusations on the use of software that cheats on emissions tests. "Volkswagen was lucky to hold its own in the months immediately following the revelation of the emissions problems, but its luck on sales ran out in November," said Michelle Krebs, senior analyst for Autotrader.

US auto sales accelerate in November
US auto sales continued to accelerate in November 2015, with the Detroit Three carmakers on December 1 forecasting further growth in the months to comeUS auto sales continued to accelerate in November with the Detroit Three carmakers on Tuesday forecasting further growth in the months to come. GM and Fiat Chrysler forecast that the overall annual sales pace for the industry would top 18 million vehicles once all carmakers have reported their November results. "We believe US auto sales will continue to grow in 2016, based on the underlying strength of the economy," said Mustafa Mohatarem, GM chief economist.

Lawyer: Boy taken by dad in 2002 has visited mom in Alabama
Bobby Hernandez, right, listens to defense attorney Ralph DeFranco in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court before pleading not guilty to kidnapping and other charges on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015 in Cleveland. Authorities allege Hernandez took his 5-year-old son from an Alabama home in 2002 and created a life for them in Ohio under new identities, a ruse discovered through discrepancies with the boy's Social Security number as he began the college application process. (AP Photo/Kantele Franko)CLEVELAND (AP) — The attorney for a Cleveland man accused of kidnapping his son in 2002 and creating a life for them under new identities says the now-18-year-old recently reconnected with his mother in Alabama.

The Latest: Negotiators take heart at Obama comments
U.S. President Barack Obama gestures during a news conference at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Obama discussed the COP21 climate change summit, and the threat of terrorism from the Islamic State Group. (AP PhotoMichel Euler)LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The latest news from the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local: