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Plans change for Woodruff Building renovations From top to bottom, the Woodruff Building is beginning to look like Sky 11 apartments. "We're, on the tenth floor, getting close to the finish line on some of the stuff up here," Bruce Adib-Yazdi with the Vecino Group said. But the lack of investors forced the complex to change the setup of the historic building and how its tenants will be renting its renovated rooms. "We could ...

Time to drag out the jacket Temperatures are set to drop 20-25 degrees when compared to Wednesday. Winter weather may make an appearance this weekend. Find out what to expect by watching the forecast. ...

Golf club donates 20% of green fees to wounded officer's family Another unusually warm January day made the setting perfect to play 18 holes. It also helped set the stage for golfers to pay it forward to the man who couldn't be on the course. "Every time he came in he smiled really big and he was just really the peace and quiet of playing golf," explained Beverly Boatright whose family owns Island Green Golf Club in Republic. The ...

Semi and SUV crash on busy Springfield street Springfield police are cleaning up a crash involving a tractor trailer rig and an SUV on Chestnut Expressway.   The crash happened around 7:15 Wednesday night as the semi was turning South on Main from Chestnut.  Officers say the driver of the big rig collided with the SUV, which was headed Eastbound on Chestnut. One person in the SUV suffered minor injuries.  ...

Branson Airport lands new air service Right now the Branson Airport is quiet. The last flight to leave the airport was on January 4th and last year Frontier and Southwest Airlines ended service. It won't be quite much longer. In late February flights will start up again to Houston and today, the airport announced Orange Air arrives on May 6th. Orange Air will operate direct flights to Cincinnati, New Orleans, and Cancun in ...

Robber strikes Subway in Springfield Police are investigating a robbery late Wednesday afternoon at a Subway restaurant. Police say the robber got away with cash from the restaurant on South National Avenue near Mercy Hospital after threatening the clerk with a gun.     ...

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Russia suspends role in Europe's human rights watchdog
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The head of Russia's delegation to Europe's human rights watchdog says the country will suspend its role after losing its right to vote.

Williams, Sharapova to meet in Australian Open final
Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts to getting a point against her compatriot Madison Keys during their semifinal match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams came up with a big service winner to close out the tiebreaker, and bounced around behind the baseline like she'd won a title.

Top comics festival honours Charlie Hebdo in France
People attend the exhibition "Une histoire de Charlie hebdo" ("A History of Charlie Hebdo") in tribute to the dead French cartoonists at Le Musee de la Bande Dessinee in Angouleme, eastern France, on January 28, 2015Angoulême (France) (AFP) - One of the world's leading comics festival was set to open in France on Thursday under tight security as it dedicated this year's event to the murdered cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo. The four-day festival in the western town of Angouleme attracted 200,000 people last year. This year's guests -- including some of the biggest names in comics and graphic novels from around the world -- will find themselves under unprecedented protection after the attacks on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7 that left 12 dead. Graphic novel writers, press cartoonists and animators will be among the stars in attendance, which this year features special displays on Asian cartoons and Jack Kirby, creator of "Captain America", "Hulk" and the "X-Men".

Serena sets up dream Slam final with Sharapova
Maria Sharapova during her Australian Open match against Ekaterina Makarova in Melbourne on January 29, 2015Serena Williams battled past gallant Madison Keys Thursday to set up a dream Australian Open final between the top two seeds after arch-rival Maria Sharapova demolished Ekaterina Makarova. She has a 16-2 record against Sharapova, with the Russian five-time Grand Slam champion losing their every encounter since 2004. Despite the ominous statistic, Sharapova has been in outstanding touch and blew away fellow Russian Makarova 6-3, 6-2 on a blustery afternoon on Rod Laver Arena. She is now in her fourth Australian final, having won in 2008.

Global stocks hit by oil plunge, Fed mention of rate hike
Trader Jonathan Niles, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. U.S. stocks moved higher in early trading Wednesday after very strong earnings from Apple and Boeing. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)TOKYO (AP) — Global shares fell Thursday after oil prices plunged and the Federal Reserve issued a reminder it is still on track to raise interest rates this year. The release of weaker-than-expected retail sales figures in Japan was another reason for gloom.