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Developing: Man arrested after assaulting Battlefield police officer A man is behind bars after police say he assaulted a Battlefield police officer near Wilson's Creek Intermediate School on Thursday,  Kyle Mueller was taken into custody late Thursday night following a brief manhunt. Police say he assaulted the officer during an attempted arrest then took off.  Mueller was originally wanted on warrants of second degree burglary and receiving stolen property.  Battlefield, Republic and Springfield police assisted ...

Man assaults officer during attempted arrest in Battlefield Police searched an area west of Springfield on Thursday night for a man who assaulted a Battlefield police officer during an attempted arrest. Police say they were trying to arrest a man who has outstanding warrants, but he attacked the officer and took off.  It happened near Wilson's Creek Intermediate School in Battlefield. Battlefield police, Greene County sheriff's deputies, Springfield police and Republic police all searched the ...

KY3 teams with City of Springfield for benefit concert for Officer Aaron Pearson Here's a date to save if you'd like to help the family of injured Springfield police officer Aaron Pearson. KY3 is partnering with the City of Springfield to host a benefit concert at the Gillioz Theatre.  The concert is called "Playin' and Prayin' for 1641" on the night of Feb. 27;  1641 is the badge number for Officer Pearson, who was shot in the head early ...

Supporting the man behind the badge injured in the line of duty Fellow officers, strangers and friends gather, pouring out their hearts and support for a Springfield  Police officer, shot in the line of duty. Larry Phillips sat in the front row of the meeting at the Springfield Police Officers Association. Officer Pearson was more than just a Police Officer to Phillips. "Aaron and I grew up together," says Phillips." He was the best man in my wedding. ...

A cold rain and snow for Sunday A mix of cold rain and snow can be expected this weekend. Find out what is forecast for your community by clicking on the forecast. ...

Annual count in Springfield brings help for the homeless The annual homeless count helps bring some important resources to get the homeless off Springfield streets.  But to be counted, they must be found, and Thursday's event, Every One Counts, helped draw those who need the help. They come for many of the things we tend to take for granted like hygiene supplies, something to keep warm, and something to eat.  They once took them for ...

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Police: Teen who demanded airtime on Dutch TV acted alone
19-year-old gunman who stormed into the headquarters of Dutch national broadcaster NOS demanding TV airtime Thursday night Jan. 29, 2015, is shown on video as he waits at the TV station broadcast studio in Hilversum, Netherlands. The man claims to be from a "hackers' collective," according to a reporter who spoke to the man during his raid on the TV station offices, causing NOS to go off-air for around an hour. Police arrived to storm the studio and ordered the man to drop the weapon before detaining him. (AP Photo / NOS TV) NETHERLANDS OUT - TV OUTTHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 19-year-old student carrying a fake pistol who forced his way into the Dutch national broadcaster and demanded airtime has told detectives he was acting alone and had no links to any terror organization, police said Friday.

Japan, Jordan seek news on fate of Islamic State captives
Tarawneh, wife of Islamic State captive Jordanian pilot Lieutenant Kasaesbeh, and his sister weep after listening to a statement released by Islamic State in AmmanBy Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Elaine Lies AMMAN/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and Jordan scrambled on Friday to find out what had happened to two of their nationals being held by Islamic State, after a deadline passed for the release of a would-be suicide bomber being held on death row in Amman. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said every effort was being made to secure the release of journalist Kenji Goto. "We are gathering and analyzing information while asking for cooperation from Jordan and other countries, making every effort to free Kenji Goto," he told a parliamentary panel. Jordan's army said state agencies were "working round the clock".

Death toll in bomb blast in southern Pakistan rises to 35
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A police official says the death toll from a blast at a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan has risen to 35.

Obama proposes 'precision medicine' to end one-size-fits-all
White House press secretary Josh Earnest answers questions about the upcoming budget proposal from President Barack Obama, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling for an investment to move away from one-size-fits-all-medicine, toward an approach that tailors treatment to your genes.

Chad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan points as he speaks to supporters in Yola, Nigeria, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windshields and windows on several vehicles. (AP Photo/Lekan Oyekanmi)MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A Chadian warplane and ground troops drove Boko Haram fighters from a Nigerian border town, leaving it strewn with the bodies of the Islamic extremists, witnesses said Friday. The African Union moved to send ground forces to Nigeria and the U.S. said it would assist.