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Springfield school buses makes the grade in this year's state inspection The new school year hasn't started yet  but buses in the Springfield school district's transportation fleet are already being put to the test. "Inspectors go through every bus from top to bottom and it's a complete safety inspection," said Rick Emling, SPS Director of Transportation. "They look at all the electronics inside the bus, the emergency exits, all of the lights, the horns and the buzzers that ...

Quilt maker doesn't let blindness stop her from doing 'God's work' Perched over a sewing machine, Diane Rose meticulously pieces together patches of fabric. "My quilts are very detailed and colorful because I'm picky on my colors," said Rose. She has sewn and stitched hundreds of quilts.  With their detailed designs and burnt orange and deep browns, each one tells a story, but their beauty just might belie the quilter's story. "I have very vivid imagination," she said. Rose has ...

Injured Army veteran from Greenfield gets big gift You might remember Sgt. Derrick Hurt, who lost both of his legs as a result of injuries he suffered in Iraq in 2003.  We've followed Hurt's story since he came home from Iraq in 2003.  We last checked in on him in 2012 as he was getting used to new prosthetic legs. Hurt had another important day on Sunday. He's come a long way since first learning ...

Deputies searching for fugitive find explosive device Pulaski County sheriff's deputies discovered a homemade explosive device while searching for a fugitive on Saturday evening.  Sheriff Ron Long says information obtained by investigators about fugitive Vernon Parker Jr. led them to an address on Shawnee Road near Laquey. The Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit from Fort Leonard Wood secured and took possession of the device.  The unit took it to a secured site and detonated ...

Driver makes naked escape after car crashes into building Springfield police are investigating how a car crashed into an apartment building Sunday night on Norton Road, across from the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds. Residents tell KY3 someone in the car was trying to steal a bike that belonged to a child near the Fairvue Studio Apartments in the 1100 Block of West Norton Road. The parents of the child tried to confront the men and ...

Man steals deputy's patrol car before crashing, burning, fleeing Police are looking for a man who stole and then crashed a Dade County sheriff deputy's car on Sunday morning. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports the crash was south of Greenfield around 10:30 a.m.  When the thief struck another car, the patrol car rolled into the ditch and caught fire. The driver ran away from the crash scene and no law enforcement agency reported his arrest ...

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'Sharknado' sequel has bite and lots of laughs
In this image released by Syfy, Ian Ziering, as Fin Shepard battles a shark on a New York City subway in a scene from "Sharknado 2: The Second One," premiering Wednesday at 9 p.m. EDT. (AP Photo/Syfy)NEW YORK (AP) — Don't worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack in the zone most in peril this sharknado season. But I'll be ready.

Oil depot ablaze amid clashes in Libyan capital
In this Saturday, July 26, 2014 frame grab from video obtained from a freelance journalist traveling with the Misarata brigade, shows an airplane on the tarmac of the airport belching black smoke into the air during fighting between the Islamist Misarata brigade and a powerful rival militia, in Tripoli, Libya. The battle for control of Tripoli's international airport began two weeks ago when Islamist-led militias - mostly from the western city of Misrata - launched a surprise assault on the airport, under control of rival militias from the western mountain town of Zintan. Heavy clashes in the country’s restive east between Libyan soldiers loyal to a renegade general and Islamist-led militias killed dozens of people including civilians, health officials said Sunday. On Saturday, the U.S. evacuated its diplomats in Tripoli to neighboring Tunisia and shut its embassy. (AP Photo/AP video)CAIRO (AP) — A fire at the oil depot for the airport in Libya's capital raged out of control Monday after being struck in the crossfire of warring militias battling for control of the airfield, the latest violence to plague the country as foreigners flee the chaos.

German government and industry lobby support tougher sanctions on Russia
By Annika Breidthardt BERLIN (Reuters) - The downing of a Malaysian plane over an area of eastern Ukraine controlled by separatists has made tougher sanctions against Moscow necessary, the German government said on Monday, a position backed by the main business lobby. The EU has frozen assets and banned travel for some Russian officials, after Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea region and began supporting separatists fighting Kiev's forces in eastern Ukraine. "After the crash of the passenger plane MH17, a completely new situation came about which makes further measures necessary," government spokeswoman Christiane Wirtz said at a news conference on Monday.

Moscow questions U.S. allegations Russia shelling Ukraine
The Russian Defence Ministry on Monday cast doubt on pictures that Washington said showed Russia had recently shelled Ukrainian military positions. The United States has accused Russia of instigating the conflict in eastern Ukraine where pro-Moscow separatists are fighting central government forces. Russia has denied any involvement in the conflict. On Sunday, the U.S. State Department released images it said showed Russian forces had fired across the border at the Ukrainian military.

Ukraine claims more territory as fight intensifies with rebels
Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard on the suburbs of ShakhtarskBy Gabriela Baczynska and Aleksandar Vasovic KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine said its troops had taken more territory from pro-Russian rebels near the site where Malaysian flight MH17 was brought down, as international investigators said fighting was preventing them reaching the crash location. Ukrainian officials said two rebel-held towns had been recaptured and attempts were being made to take a village Kiev says was near the launch site of the surface-to-air missile that shot down the airliner with loss of all 298 on board. Analysis of black box flight recorders from the airliner showed it was destroyed by shrapnel from a missile blast which caused a "massive explosive decompression", a Ukrainian official said on Monday. In a report on three months of fighting between government forces and separatist rebels who have set up pro-Russian "republics" in the east, the United Nations said more than 1,100 people had been killed.