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Police investigate shooting in Republic A woman is in a hospital and a man is in custody after a shooting in a neighborhood south of U.S. 60. It happened around 9:30 Thursday night in a home on West Nicholas.  Witnesses say a woman was carried off on a stretcher, and a man was seen in handcuffs in the back of a police car. Investigators with Republic Police and the Greene County Sheriff's ...

Property tax mistake leaves Christian County schools short of budget A mistake at the Christian County Assessor's office is leaving Nixa Public Schools $1.9 million short of its budget. This year, the county changed how it values taxpayers' personal property, but the office's programmers didn't make the switch and people who paid online had their property overvalued. "We responded very quickly once we found it," Christian County Assessor Danny Gray said. In previous years, the county assessed cars ...

More families seek assistance from Salvation Army's "Toy Shop" It's exactly one week until Christmas, and the Salvation Army is working to make sure kids have plenty surprises under the tree and in their stocking. 950 families are seeking Christmas assistance from the salvation Army's toy shop, an increase from last year. The agency estimates 3 to 4 thousand children will benefit from the toy shop. Each family will go home with 2 toys per child ...

Foggy Morning Commute A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect tonight until 10am Friday. Visibilities may fall to near zero in some spots. Get all the details by watching the forecast. ...

Joplin church celebrates reopening following 2011 tornado Members of a Catholic parish in Joplin that had its church, rectory and elementary school destroyed in a May 2011 tornado have celebrated Mass at their new church for the first time. The Joplin Globe reports hundreds of residents on Wednesday packed the new St. Mary's Catholic Church for a dedication service and its first Mass. The service was led by the Most Rev. James Johnston, ...

Sex offender arrested after posing as Santa Claus in Kansas City KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a sex offender has been arrested after performing as Santa Claus for Kansas City area children. The Jackson County Sheriff's said in a news release Thursday that the 50-year-old man faces a charge of failing to register as a sex offender for not reporting his employment. The man was booked into jail Wednesday and bond was set at $20,000. The ...

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Marathon bombing survivor in 'Yes to Dress' finale
FILE - In this May 23, 2013 file photo, Boston Marathon bombing survivor Pete DiMartino, of Rochester, N.Y., and his girlfriend, Rebekah Gregory, hold hands prior to DiMartino throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before a Red Sox game at Fenway Park in Boston. DiMartino and Gregory were injured in an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The couple were chosen for the “Dream Wedding Contest” given by Theknot.com, a wedding planning website. Gregory’s fit-and-flare Sophia Moncelli dress, the couple’s rings and location were chosen by the site’s users. The couple tied the knot last April in front of 125 people at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Her search for the perfect wedding dress is featured in Friday night’s season finale of TLC’s popular reality show, “Say Yes to the Dress.” (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon bombings took Rebekah DiMartino's leg, but they couldn't rob her of her joy as a new bride.

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In this Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 photo, Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) drives during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic in Boston. The Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, Dec. 18, 2014, cutting ties with the last remnant of Boston's last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

Warriors beat Thunder 114-109 after Durant injury
Golden State Warriors' Andre Iguodala celebrates after scoring against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry had 34 points and nine assists, and the Golden State Warriors rallied from an early 17-point deficit to beat Oklahoma City 114-109 on Thursday night after Thunder star Kevin Durant left with a sprained right ankle.

Pakistan to appeal bail for Mumbai attacker
A Pakistani army officer, stands by a wall riddled with bullet marks, inside the Army Public School attacked last Tuesday by Taliban gunmen, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. The Taliban massacre that killed more than 140 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching devastation, pools of blood and young lives snuffed out as the nation mourned and mass funerals for the victims got underway. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani prosecutor says the government will try to cancel the bail granted to the main suspect in the Mumbai terror attacks.

39 bowl games and a reason to watch every one
FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014, file photo, Washington linebacker Shaq Thompson (7) runs for a 57-yard touchdown against Eastern Washington in the first half of an NCAA football game in Seattle. Shaq Thompson played both offense and defense this season and excelled both ways, making him the perfect guy to be the AP All-America first-team all-purpose player. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)Over the next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in between. You should watch them all. Here's why: