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Springfield police arrest man after standoff at home People who live in a neighborhood near Cherokee Street at Missouri Avenue had to deal with a huge police operation on Thursday.   It started in  the afternoon with blocked-off streets. Many patrol cars and an armored vehicle were part of the operation outside a home.   The Special Response Team was at the scene, and then moved toward the home.   Police say they eventually arrested ...

Special legislative session will debate funds for Ferguson public safety Gov. Jay Nixon says he will call a special session of the General Assembly to provide funding for public safety efforts related to protests in the Ferguson area. A news release from the governor's office issued late Friday says, due to the increased presence of the State Highway Patrol and the Missouri National Guard in the region, the state's financial obligations for emergency duties are on ...

Nixa takes second in Class 5 football with 25-22 loss to Battle Darion Hall returned an interception for a touchdown in the third quarter to lead Battle (Columbia) to a 25-22 win over Nixa in the Class 5 state championship game on Friday. Battle (11-4) is the first Missouri team to win a state title in its first year of playoff eligibility.  The school opened in 2013-14 and was not eligible for postseason play last season.  The school ...

Slideshow: Missouri celebrates SEC East Championship with fans on Faurot Field Mizzou fans rushed Faurot Field after the 21-14 win Friday over Arkansas.   The win sealed the second-straight Southeastern Conference Championship. ...

Windy and Warm for the Weekend Strong south winds will usher in very mild weather for the weekend. Find out just how warm it will be this weekend before winter returns on Monday by watching the forecast. ...

Crews finish Glenstone construction project in time for holiday shopping season The construction project that snarled traffic on Glenstone for months is finished, just in time for the holiday shopping season. "We're all pretty thankful, it's a lot easier to get in and out," Anthony Clutts said. Clutts works at Johnny Mac's, a sporting goods store near Glenstone.  The project lasted the entire summer. Crews added more lanes all the way from Battlefield to the James River Freeway, ...

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15 arrested as demonstrations return to Ferguson
A protester is taken into custody Friday, Nov. 28, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Several protesters have been taken into custody during a demonstration outside the police department. Tensions escalated late Friday during an initially calm demonstration after police said protesters were illegally blocking West Florissant Avenue. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Disrupting commerce, transit and traffic became focal points for demonstrators across the country days after the announcement that a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri declined to indict the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Funeral in Md. set for surgeon who died of Ebola
FILE - In this April 2014, file photo, provided by the United Methodist News Service, Dr. Martin Salia poses for a photo at the United Methodist Church's Kissy Hospital outside Freetown, Sierra Leone. Salia, who died of Ebola after treating patients in his native Sierra Leone, will be remembered in the suburbs of Washington, where his family lives. Forty-four-year-old Salia died earlier this month at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. His body was cremated. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, Nov. 29, at his family’s parish in Landover Hills, Md. Salia is survived by his wife and two sons. (AP Photo/United Methodist News Service, Mike DuBose, File) MANDATORY CREDITLANDOVER HILLS, Md. (AP) — A surgeon who died of Ebola after treating patients in his native Sierra Leone will be remembered in the suburbs of Washington, where his family lives.

Bahrain voters cast ballots in runoff election
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahraini voters returned to the polls Saturday for a runoff election being boycotted by the opposition for the tiny island nation's first new parliament since widespread Arab Spring-inspired protests nearly four years ago.

Three dead in attack and Islamist protests in Egypt
People shout slogans against the military and interior ministry during an Islamist protest in the Cairo suburb of MatariyaCAIRO (Reuters) - Three people including an army general were killed and at least 28 wounded on Friday in militant attacks, some claimed by a group loyal to Islamic State, and clashes at Islamist protests around Egypt, security sources and health officials said. Police were out in force at the demonstrations, organised by a hardline Salafi group calling for removal of the government of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the ex-army chief who led the overthrow of elected Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in July 2013. ...

Liberia's Supreme Court suspends election campaign over Ebola
A man walks by a sign that reads "Ebola is real" in MonroviaMONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia's Supreme Court suspended campaigning for next month's senate election on Friday while it considers a petition warning that electioneering risks spreading the Ebola outbreak, the information minister said. A group including some former government officials and political party representatives filed the petition earlier this week for the Dec. 16 vote to be delayed until next year when the outbreak will possibly be over. Liberia, the nation hardest hit by the worst Ebola epidemic on record, has seen over 3,000 of its citizens killed by the disease. ...