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Fantastic Shopping Weather Windy warm weather is in store for Christmas shoppers this weekend. Get the latest on temperatures and gusty winds by watching the forecast. ...

Springfield shoppers get head start on holiday deals Springfield shoppers lined up for black Friday deals a little early Thursday afternoon. Dozens of people waited in line at the Best Buy in Springfield. The electronics store opened at 5 p.m. on Thursday. Some people waited for longer than two days to get their hands on some of the black Friday deals. "We lined up Tuesday at about 2:00," Jason Heaton said. Heaton said waiting in line ...

Three teens from Nixa, one teen from Sparta killed in crash The highway patrol says a pickup truck slammed into a tree, killing four teenagers.  It happened just before 11:00 Wednesday night on Pleasant View Road, south of Highway O, west of Highlandville. The driver, Landon Potts, 17 and  passengers, Logan Middleton, 19, and Cody Uber, 19 were from Nixa;  and Lance Porterfield, 19 of Sparta died in the crash. Potts was a junior at Nixa High ...

Giving thanks by giving back The Springfield Victory Mission hosted a thanksgiving dinner that was open to those who had no where else to celebrate the holiday. About 20 volunteers from Second Baptist Church of Springfield partnered with the Victory Mission to provide the meals to about 250 people, many of them homeless. The traditional thanksgiving feast started with a chapel service. Both the dinner guests and volunteers said they had much to ...

RAW VIDEO: Holiday shoppers line up for deals in Springfield Thursday night Holiday shoppers took advantage of the Thanksgiving shopping deals in Springfield at the Sunshine Street Walmart.  This is video from the 6:00 p.m. hour.  (Courtesy: Josh Napper) ...

Nixa community mourns the loss of area teens killed in fatal car accident A fatal car accident claimed the lives of three teens from Nixa and one from Sparta late Wednesday evening. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol the crash happened on Pleasant View Road near Highlandville just before 11pm. News of the accident has traveled quickly through the communities where the victims lived and attended school. “I heard it this morning around 6am from my mom and I ...

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Nigeria says too much boom time oil savings spent on state governors
Nigeria's Finance Minister Okonjo-Iweala speaks during an interview in AbujaBy Camillus Eboh and Julia Payne ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's finance minister said on Thursday that a significant portion of the billions of dollars drained from the oil savings account over the past two years was distributed to powerful governors instead of being saved for a rainy day. Nigeria, Africa's biggest oil producer, is grappling with financial difficulties owing to a 30 percent fall in the price of oil since June, which has added pressure on the government's already depleted fiscal buffers. ...

Tanzania PM sidesteps calls to quit over graft claims
Mizengo Pinda, Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania, speaks during the Millennium Development Goals Summit at United Nations headquarters in New YorkDAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania's prime minister on Thursday sidestepped calls from a parliamentary committee to resign over accusations that he had approved illegal payments to a private power company. Tanzania has discovered massive gas reserves off its coast, but the energy sector has long been dogged by allegations of graft, causing delays in disbursement of aid by donors. ...

Oil plunge a panacea for crude-reliant Asia
People wait to cross a street in front of a Shell filling station with the electric indicator showing a liter of regular gas price, top, at 148 yen, or $1.25, per liter (554 yen, or $4.69 per gallon) in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. It is also a panacea as pump prices fall, giving individuals more disposable income and lowering costs for many businesses. Partly because of the shale oil boom in the U.S., the world is awash in oil but demand from major economies is weak so prices are falling. The latest slide was triggered by OPEC’s decision Thursday to leave its production target at 30 million barrels a day. Member nations of the cartel are worried they’ll lose market share if they lower production. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. It is also a panacea as pump prices fall, giving individuals more disposable income and lowering costs for many businesses.

Northeast Nigeria bus station blast kills 40 people - sources
YOLA, Nigeria (Reuters) - A roadside bomb tore through a bus station near a busy junction in northeast Nigeria on Thursday, killing 40 people including five soldiers, witnesses and a security source on the scene said. The security source and witness Abubakar Adamu, a mechanic who narrowly avoided being blown up himself, said the blast set several buses on fire at the Marabi-Mubi junction, in a part of the country plagued by violence linked to the Boko Haram Islamist insurgency.

Canada to deploy military health staff to Sierra Leone in Ebola fight
By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will send up to 40 military staff to Sierra Leone to help battle Ebola, the government said on Thursday as it also launched a campaign to recruit healthcare workers to help operate treatment centers in three West African countries. The death toll in the world's worst Ebola epidemic had risen to 5,689 out of 15,935 cases reported in eight countries as of Nov. 23, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. ...