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Video #1: Greene Co. GOP presiding commissioner candidates The three Republican candidates for Greene County presiding commissioner talk about how they would fund government services without raising taxes.  We'll have two more sets of interviews with the candidates later.  The Republicans are squaring off in the primary election on Aug. 5. ...

Military bomb surfaces in eastern Greene County Greene County sheriff's deputies, detectives, the Springfield Fire Department bomb squad, and an Army bomb squad are investigating the discovery of a military grade bomb that was found at an abandoned property between Strafford and Rogersville on Tuesday.  The bomb is at 9828 E. Charity Drive, east of Missouri 125. Neighbors say the people who used to live in the house have been gone for about ...

Investigators relentlessly tracked suspects in beating case Five people are in custody, all suspected of playing a part in beating an 82-year-old man in a wheelchair and burglarizing his rural home near Swedeborg in Pulaski County. Ray and Sharon Downs had heard the news, but didn't know it was so close to home.  "I said, 'Mr. Willhite meets all the description, but surely not that close,'" said Ray Downs. The probable cause statements against the ...

CoxHealth patients needing prosthetics devices will soon see faster service CoxHealth’s new Center for Prosthetics and Orthotics in southwest Springfield is nearly ready to open. Some of the staff provided a tour of it on Tuesday. “The leg I have is pretty simple because I have a lot of my limb left,” said technician Ashleigh Bentz. You could say Bentz knows exactly what her patients are going through. “I was born with three toes and missing a bone ...

Food vendors see rise in sales at Ozark Empire Fair At the halfway point of the Ozark Empire Fair, organizers said vendors are selling more than they have in previous years. Fair Food and Beverage Director Ban Agee said concession sales are up about ten to 15 percent from last year. "I don't have any set numbers, but we are definitely up a lot more than last year I can tell by just talking to my vendors," ...

Daycare employees discover homemade bombs near playground Daycare employees in Bolivar faced a scary situation on Monday morning when one of them found several homemade bombs just feet from their childcare center.  It happened at Kiddee Korral on Holt at Laverne. "The safety of the kids, it's our main concern," said Rhonda Hibbitt, an employee at Kiddee Korral. The daycare's director made the unexpected discovery in a lot behind the center's playground early Monday ...

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5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product dubbed "pink slime" by critics.

4 charged with murder in death of USC student
Suspects arrested in fatal attack on USC studentFour teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a study group.

Byron Scott sees swift title contention for Lakers
Former Los Angeles Lakers players from left, Jamaal Wilkes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Byron Scott, Earvin "Magic" Johnson with general manager Mitch Kupchak pose during a news conference to introduce Scott as the new Lakers head coach in Los Angeles Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Scott is the former head coach for New Jersey, New Orleans and Cleveland, reaching two NBA Finals with the Nets. He was the NBA's coach of the year in 2008. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Byron Scott was a key component of the Los Angeles Lakers' Showtime teams, a smooth shooting guard with sizzling competitive fire. He believes his purple-and-gold championship pedigree makes him the ideal coach to return the struggling 16-time champions to NBA contention.

Israel's 'Iron Dome' makers were hit by hackers, expert says
By By Eric Auchard VIENNA (Reuters) - Three Israeli defense contractors behind the Iron Dome missile shield and related systems were robbed of hundreds of documents by hackers linked to the Chinese government starting in 2011, a U.S.-based computer forensics expert said on Tuesday. Comment Crew, as the hacking group is known, stole designs for Israeli rocket systems in a spree of attacks during 2011 and 2012, Joseph Drissel, chief executive of Cyber Engineering Services (CyberESI), said in a phone interview. The targets of the online attacks were top military contractors Elisra Group, Israel Aerospace Industries[ISRAI.UL], and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. The companies built the system that now partially insulates Israel from rocket barrages fired from the Gaza Strip.

Food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed as part of a company's $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC related to the network's coverage of a meat product derided as "pink slime."