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Two new industrial developments could bring activity, jobs to Springfield A country lane and quiet pasture could be giving way to some bustling industries.   The City Council will soon be voting on separate annexation and rezoning measures. Approval of the bills would pave the way for at least two new heavy manufacturing developments on Farm Road 199 south of Kearney Street.   First would be a new SRC facility.  SRC is a re-manufacturing company with several facilities spread ...

Hitchhiker attacks Good Samaritan who stops to give him a ride A Carroll County man is in custody after the sheriff's office says he tied a man to a tree and beat him up. The Carroll County Sheriff's Office says Charles Taylor of Eureka Springs was driving down County Road 717 when he stopped to pick up a hitchhiker. The sheriff's office says Taylor knew the man who has been identified as Jeffrey Matlock. While giving Matlock a ride ...

Scam of the Week: Don't fall for the trademark trick If you work for or own a business with a logo, crooks are sending you a bill. You need more than just good ingredients, an experienced cook and fine sauces to make a Springfield-famous lunch. "You become very protective of it," said Wing Yee Leong. Perfecting a dish takes decades. Wing Yee Leong says serving excellent food on each plate keeps the doors open. "It's your reputation. You trademark ...

Beautiful sunsets tonight Rain chances increase this week ...

Blancharde appears in Greene Co. court; detective says she met boyfriend on Christian dating site A woman from Springfield made her first court appearance in Greene County on Monday morning for the murder of her mother.  Gypsy Blancharde, 23, is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the stabbing death of Clauddinea "Dee Dee" Blancharde, 48. Dee Dee's body was found in her home just north of Springfield on June 14.  Law enforcement officers arrested Blancharde and her boyfriend, ...

Tennesseean who drove to Missouri for sex with girl gets 10-year prison term A man from Tennessee received a 10-year, 1-month federal prison sentence on Monday for enticing a minor victim to engage in illicit sexual activity in Lawrence County.  Dylan Garcia, 29, of Huntingdon, Tenn., will not be eligible for parole and will have 15 years of supervised release after he gets out. Garcia, who pleaded guilty last Dec. 19, admitted he used the Internet and a cell ...

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Greek foreign minister tells China Greece will not leave the euro zone
Greece will not leave the euro zone, the country's foreign minister Nikos Kotzias told China's Ambassador to Greece Zou Xiaoli, according to a statement on China's Foreign Ministry website. "Greece will not leave the euro zone, and is willing to work with China to further develop bilateral relations and practical cooperation in all areas," the Foreign Ministry statement cited Kotzias as saying.

Labour can only win if trusted on economy - leadership candidate
Britain's opposition Labour Party leadership contender Liz Kendall delivers a keynote speech at De Montfort University in LeicesterIf the British Labour Party is to win power, it must convince voters it can run the economy by offering to cut debt and restore budget surpluses, Labour leadership candidate Liz Kendall said on Tuesday. After Prime Minister David Cameron defeated Ed Miliband in the May 7 election, the opposition Labour party is searching a new leader as it grapples with the reasons for its worst election defeat since 1987. "Any political party that wants to be elected must be trusted with people’s money," Kendall said in a speech at Reuters.

20 dead after Indonesian military plane crashes in flames
Indonesian police and military officials secure the crash site of a Hercules plane in Medan, North Sumatra province on June 30, 2015Medan (Indonesia) (AFP) - An Indonesian air force transport plane crashed Tuesday shortly after take-off, exploding in a fireball in a city residential area and killing at least 20 people.

The Latest: Greek banks to reopen to let pensioners get cash
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras prepares for a TV interview at the State Television (ERT) in Athens, Monday, June 29, 2015. Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked at ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a July 5 referendum that could determine whether the country has to ditch the euro currency and return to the drachma. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest news on Greece's financial woes on a day a big repayment to the International Monetary Fund is due and the country's bailout program with European creditors ends (all times local):

In 'first', IS beheads two women in Syria: monitor
-Men believed to be members of the Islamic State group turn Syrians back to the city centre of the town of Tal Abyad, on June 13, 2015The Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria on accusations of "sorcery," the first such execution of women in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said Tuesday. "The Islamic State group executed two women by beheading them in Deir Ezzor province, and this is the first time the Observatory has documented women being killed by the group in this manner," Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said. The Britain-based monitor said the executions took place on Monday and Sunday and involved two couples.