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Thunderstorm watch covers parts of northern Arkansas The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of northern Arkansas. The watch is in effect until 8 p.m. Sunday. It covers Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Madison, Marion and Newton Counties.   ...

Street near Battlefield Mall to close for the week The City of Springfield will close a street near Battlefield Mall during the week for the next two weeks. Street repairs will require Sunset Street to close to through traffic from Glenstone Avenue to west of the entrance to the Battlefield Mall starting at 8 a.m., Monday. Sunset will reopen for the weekend by 4 p.m., Friday, April 24. Sunset will again close to through traffic from ...

City Council to interview candidates for open seat Springfield City Council will take steps this week fill the one open seat at the council table. Council members on Tuesday will interview interview the five applicants for the Zone 1 seat at its Council Lunch meeting at the Busch Municipal Building. The person chosen will replace Jeff Seifried, who moved to Branson earlier this year for a new job. The Zone 1 candidates are: Brett Esch Esch is ...

Missouri Republicans inch forward on Medicaid changes Missouri Republicans have stuck to their commitment of not expanding Medicaid this session but some incremental changes to the system are moving forward. Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey said last week that they were taking what Republicans have characterized as Medicaid reform in small steps. Dempsey's proposal to raise the asset limit for people with disabilities is one that's passed the Senate and awaits a House ...

Timmons Temple set to make one more move Springfield’s historic Timmons Temple is getting ready for another move. This time, it’s traveling only about 100 feet. A professional moving company from Carthage will begin begin the building’s move to its permanent spot in Silver Springs Park Monday morning. The movers will use special remote-controlled hydraulic dollies powered by a generator which travels with the structure. This is the third planned move for the 200-ton stone ...

Downtown business part arcade, part history museum Retro seems to be in these days, and the 1980’s seem to be the target destination for the Way Back Machine in downtown Springfield. The arcade 1984 is all in with the 80s. Seven partners operate the S. Jefferson Ave. business that takes its visitors back to the days when days when video arcades were the place to spend your quarters after school and on weekends. ...

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Iraqi Shi'ite militia says DNA tests prove Saddam aide dead
File photo of Ezzat Ibrahim al-Douri during a military celebration in BaghdadAn Iraqi Shi'ite militia group said on Sunday it had conducted DNA tests to prove the death of Ezzat al-Douri, former right-hand man to the late president Saddam Hussein, who after the 2003 U.S. invasion was ranked by Washington as the sixth most-wanted Iraqi. The Kataib Hizbollah group published a video on Saturday showing its fighters undressing the body of the man believed to be Douri, who was laid out on a metal trolley, and snipping off a piece of his flame-red beard. "The final results prove that the body belongs to the criminal Ezzat al-Douri," the group's spokesman Jaafar Husseini told Reuters, saying his DNA had been tested in the Iranian-backed Kataib Hizbollah's own special hospitals. The governor of Iraq's Salahuddin province announced on Friday that Douri had been killed in an ambush in the Hamrin mountain area.

The Latest: Greece supports call for EU summit on migrants
In this image taken from video made available by Guardia Costiera, an Italian coast Guard vessel during ongoing search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean Sea south of the Italian island of Lampedusa, Sunday April 19, 2015, to locate migrants who are believed to be lost at sea. UNHCR says Sunday, the search and recovery rescue operation is under way after a boat carrying migrants is believed to have overturned north of Libya, with some 600 people still missing. (Guardia Costiera via AP)10 p.m. (2000 GMT, 4 p.m. EDT)

Hundreds of migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea
In this photo taken at the Palermo harbor on April 15 and made available Sunday, April 19, migrants receive relief after disembarking in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. In background, right, is harbored the King Jacob Portuguese cargo vassel, the first ship to arrive near a boat believed to be crowded with 700 migrant in distress, only to see it capsizing in the waters north of Libya, Sunday, April 19, 2015. 24 migrants were confirmed dead, sparking fears for what could become the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant sea disaster, Italy's Coast Guard and other officials said Sunday. (AP Photo/Alessandro Fucarini)ROME (AP) — A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action.

Firefighters make progress on Southern California wildfire
In this Saturday, April 18, 2015 photo provided by Sal Guerra, smoke and flames loom up from in the Prado Dam Flood Control Basin behind homes on Cheyenne Road in Corona, Calif. Cooperative weather and the efforts of firefighters helped beat back flames Sunday that had threatened hundreds of homes near the Southern California dam. Evacuation orders were lifted just before dawn for about 300 homes in an area along the border of the cities of Norco and Corona, about 35 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. (Sal Guerra via AP)CORONA, Calif. (AP) — Cooperative weather and the efforts of hundreds of firefighters helped beat back flames Sunday that had threatened hundreds of homes near a Southern California dam.

Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout
FILE - A sign posted at the front gate of Delaware State University in Dover, Del., is seen in this Friday, Sept., 21, 2007 file photo. Three people were shot and injured Saturday night April 18, 2015 at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities are searching for the shooter. The injuries were not life-threatening. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)DOVER, Del. (AP) — Three men were shot and injured Saturday night at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities are searching for the shooter.