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Cloudy and Gloomy but not much rain Light showers are all that is expected the next few days but do not expect to see the sunshine either. Find out when drier warmer weather will return to the Ozarks by watching the weather. ...

Shoppers fill local stores for Small Business Saturday Hundreds of shoppers filled local stores on Saturday to take part in Small Business Saturday.  Many local stores had sales and events to draw in customers who wanted to support local businesses. Several managers said this is the biggest day of the year for local shops.  "This is the day," Becky Gourley said. Becky is a manager at 5# Clothing in downtown Columbia. "Today is our biggest ...

Willard rainfall mixes with sewage, overflows pumping station The City of Willard says about 2,000 gallons of gray water spilled from a sewage pumping lift station Saturday morning. The mayor says the spill was caused by heavy rainfall filling the tank and overflowing. The lift station collects sewage from a portion of Willard and then pumps it on to Springfield where the water is treated. "It can't be good for the streams to dump ...

Rams try to snap losing skid with a visit to Cincinnati What started as a turbulent week on the field has turned into a disheartening turn off it for the St. Louis Rams, who look to halt a three-game losing streak when they visit the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. The Rams were rocked by the news that suspended wide receiver Stedman Bailey was shot twice in the head Tuesday night in Miami.Bailey, who was suspended earlier this ...

Cities around the Ozarks work to get the LED in on street lights Cities around the Ozarks are giving the green light to green lights.  Many local governments are converting, or at least considering converting city street lights from the traditional high pressure sodium (HPS) to LED (Light Emitting Diodes) lights. The cities are looking at going green to save some green – the LED bulbs are more energy efficient than the HPS bulbs. Supporters say the reasons why are ...

Non-stop rains flood rural roads around the Ozarks Several rural roads around the Ozarks are closed by flooding as rain continues into a third day. Much of the area has spent a portion of the holiday weekend under a flash flood watch or warning. Here are the roads closed in the KY3 viewing area: BARRY COUNTY Route C (both directions) near McDowell. LAWRENCE COUNTY Missouri 97 (both directions) at Spring River north of Stotts City. DOUGLAS COUNTY Route Y ...

Current Conditions:
Wintry Mix, 37 F

Sun - Showers. High: 42 Low: 39
Mon - Showers. High: 51 Low: 31
Tue - Sunny. High: 53 Low: 29
Wed - Partly Cloudy. High: 46 Low: 27
Thu - Sunny. High: 52 Low: 29

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Pope brings peace message to Central African Republic
Crowds cheer at Pope Francis upon his arrival in Bangui, Central African Republic, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. The Pope has landed in the capital of Central African Republic, his final stop in Africa and where he will seek to heal a country wracked by conflict between Muslims and Christians. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Pope Francis arrived Sunday in the conflict-torn Central African Republic, brushing aside security concerns to bring a message of peace and reconciliation to a country where violence between Christian and Muslim militants has forced nearly 1 million from their homes over the last two years and divided the capital city.

Australia win day-night Test in tense finish
Australia's batsmen David Warner (R) and Joe Burns during the third day of the day-night Test against New Zealand on November 29, 2015Australia claimed a thrilling three-wicket victory inside three days over New Zealand at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday in the first-ever day-night Test. Shaun Marsh took Australia to the cusp of victory before losing his wicket on 49 and the fighting Kiwis set up a tense finish under the floodlights by also dismissing Peter Nevill to leave the home side seven wickets down. Peter Siddle hit the winning runs, much to the relief of the crowd, to clinch a 2-0 series win over the gallant Black Caps.

At least 18 civilians killed in Syria air strikes: monitor
Syrians collect items from their destroyed house in Hasakeh province, bordering with Iraq, on November 19, 2015At least 18 civilians were killed and 40 wounded in "probably Russian" air strikes on a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Sunday, a monitoring group said. The strikes hit the Idlib province town of Ariha, which is controlled by the Army of Conquest, a rebel alliance of mainly Islamist groups, including Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Army of Conquest alliance seized Ariha in May after heavy fighting with regime forces.

Syrian opposition: Russian strikes kill 18, wound dozens
In this photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ariha Today, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a Syrian man weeps on the body of a victim who was killed by airstrikes believed to be carried out by Russian warplanes in the center of Ariha town in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015. Syrian opposition media is reporting that airstrikes believed to be carried out by Russian warplanes have killed and wounded dozens of people in a northwestern Syrian market. (Ariha Today via AP)BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes believed to have been carried out by Russian warplanes killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens more on Sunday in a northern Syrian town held by insurgents, Syrian opposition media reported.

Luc Bondy, Swiss opera, theater director, dies at 67
FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2006 file photo, Luc Bondy, director of the Vienna Festival speaks during a news conference in Vienna. Luc Bondy, a Swiss opera, theater and film director who staged productions on renowned stages across Europe and the United States, has died. He was 67. The Odeon Theatre in Paris, where Bondy last worked, said Saturday that he died of pneumonia. (AP Photo/Hans Punz, file)BERLIN (AP) — Luc Bondy, a Swiss opera, theater and film director who staged productions on renowned stages across Europe and the United States, has died. He was 67.