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Ex-owner of historic building owes Springfield $165,000; bank foreclosed The City of Springfield recently sued a company that borrowed $214,000 from the city 10 years ago to help pay for renovations of a historic building on Commercial Street.  The city says The Lofts at 315, LLC, stopped making its monthly payments last April.  The lawsuit seeks immediate repayment of the balance of the loan, which a city official said Tuesday is $164,913.67. The city’s lawsuit, ...

Ozarks firefighters return after battling wildfires in the west Hundreds of firefighters from the Ozarks are headed West, to help battle massive wildfires raging across much of the country. Several from the National Forest Service are there now, and more will quickly follow. It's hard to imagine standing face to face with a flaming giant-- but Troy Crowe captured several shots from the front line. "This year it has been such a crazy year," Crowe said. He leaves ...

A warm start to September Temperatures will run a bit above average the rest of the week. Find out if this includes the holiday weekend by watching the forecast. ...

Greene County Sheriff's Office warns neighborhoods about car break-ins A crime alert in Greene County is aimed at battling auto break-ins.  The Greene County Sheriff's Office is warning folks on the edges of Springfield to be on the lookout. Greene County neighborhoods are seeing signs of an increase in crime.  The sheriff's office has posted warnings near west Seminole and south Moore Road and in the area of Highway FF and Farm Road 156 in ...

Police offer reward to try to catch 2 burglars in Taney County Detectives are looking for a man and a woman who may have committed multiple burglaries at storage units since early July.  These burglaries have occurred in unincorporated parts of Taney County as well as in Branson. Branson and Taney County detectives ask for help identifying the man and woman seen in these surveillance camera photos. They use a dark Ford Focus station wagon. (Click on each ...

Consumer Reports: Tick danger in autumn You may think your risk of getting Lyme disease ends when the weather starts to cool, but by fall, adult ticks have had more time to become infected with disease-causing bacteria. In some areas, up to 50 percent of ticks can be infected with diseases such as Lyme, compared with only 20 percent in the summer. Consumer Reports tells you how to protect yourself. The best ...

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Citing God's authority, clerk defies Supreme Court on gay marriages
Kentucky Clerk Continues To Deny Same-Sex Marriage LicensesInvoking God's authority, a Kentucky county clerk defied the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday and stood by her refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has refused to issue marriage licenses to any couples - gay or straight - since the court in June ruled that same-sex couples had the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution. On Monday, the same court rejected Davis' request for an emergency order allowing her to deny marriage licenses to gay couples while she appeals a federal judge's order requiring her to issue them.

Assault charges for 3 deputies in horse-chase beating
San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos, joined by Sheriff John McMahon, speaks during a press conference, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in San Bernardino, Calif., announcing that felony assault charges have been filed against San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputies Nicholas Downey, Michael Phelps, and Charles Foster in the in the televised beating of Francis Pusok. A KNBC-TV helicopter news crew followed the chase as Frances Jared Pusok fled deputies on a stolen horse. The station then televised deputies repeatedly punching and kicking Pusok as he lay on the ground. Seven other deputies placed on administrative leave following the April pursuit in the inland desert were not charged. (John Valenzuela/The Sun via AP) MANDATORY CREDITSAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Three sheriff's deputies involved in the televised beating of a man after he tried to escape on horseback have been charged with felony assault.

Trial begins for officer charged with abusing Indian man
Former Madison, Ala. police officer Eric Sloan Parker walks into a federal courthouse, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Huntsville, Ala. Parker is on trial on a federal charge of using excessive force against an Indian man, 58-year-old Sureshbhai Patel, who was thrown down and partially paralyzed during a confrontation in a suburban neighborhood. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Attorneys questioned potential jurors Tuesday in the trial of an Alabama police officer charged with using excessive force against an Indian grandfather who was visiting his family near Huntsville.

Illinois hunts for suspects in killing of veteran police officer
An armed police officer walks throughs field as authorities take part in a manhunt in Fox LakeBy Brendan O'Brien FOX LAKE, Ill. (Reuters) - More than 100 police officers using aircraft and canine units were searching northern Illinois on Tuesday afternoon for three suspects believed to be involved in the fatal shooting of a 30-year veteran police officer, officials said. Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was found wounded on Tuesday morning after reporting that he was pursuing three suspects on foot, the Lake County Sheriff's Office said. Officials have only described the three suspects as two white males and one black male.

Ripken honored by Orioles in celebration of 2131 game
Former Baltimore Oriole Cal Ripken, Jr., acknowledges fans before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch to mark the twentieth anniversary of his streak of 2,131 straight games before a baseball game between the Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)BALTIMORE (AP) — Instead of taking another lap around Camden Yards, Cal Ripken Jr. marked the 20th anniversary of his 2,131st consecutive game by throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Orioles hosted Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.