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Crash injures driver in north Springfield A crash about 11:45 a.m. Monday created major traffic headaches on the north side of Springfield.  The crash was at the intersection of National Avenue at Kearney Street.  Lanes were blocked in at least two directions during the investigation and cleanup. Police say the driver of a westbound white Sunfire was trying to make a southbound (left) turn from Kearney onto National.  An eastbound truck struck ...

Man is charged with attempted rape for attack on woman on street Springfield police arrested a man early Sunday after a woman and witnesses said he tried to rape the woman at knifepoint near downtown.  Marvin Castellanos-Rivera, 26, is charged with attempted rape but he told police that he was in or near a bar “a majority of the night" and couldn't have attacked the woman. The woman told police that she was walking north on Market Avenue ...

Angie's List: Avoid an air duct scam If you're spotting dust a day after you clean, your air ducts might be to blame. That cleaning job usually requires a pro. Scammers know that and bank on you not doing your homework. We all want great service at a low price, but when the price is too low, your scam detector should start beeping. "You know a deal to clean your air ducts for 50 ...

Isolated storms possible north Better rain chances arrive Tuesday afternoon ...

Angie's List: What to know before you paint your house Picking the paint color isn't the only tough decision you'll make. The first priority in picking a painter is finding three reputable companies to come to your home to provide a thorough estimate. If they want to give you a quote over the phone, move on. Ask how they will apply the paint, which can make a big difference in the price. "When getting your estimate on ...

Family of woman sent home from hospital during heart attack gets $275,000 Relatives of an Ohio woman who died after being sent home from a hospital while having a heart attack have reached a $275,000 settlement with the facility. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center doesn't admit liability in the settlement approved by a judge in the state's Court of Claims. The family's attorneys say in court documents that Ella Whitehead complained of chest pain in April 2012 but ...

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Faith holds at New Mexico churches hit by outside blasts
Aaliyah Doninguez, 11, stands on N. Alameda Boulevard on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Las Cruces, N.M., advising parishioners that Holy Cross Catholic Church mass is canceled. Churchgoers were left shaken during Sunday morning services after authorities say explosions occurred less than 30 minutes apart outside two Las Cruces churches. (Robin Zielinski/The Las Cruces Sun-News via AP) MANDATORY CREDITA New Mexico church service was set to start when the mailbox exploded near the office entrance.

US stocks drop as oil equities tumble
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 91.66 points (0.52 percent) to 17,598.20New York (AFP) - US stocks fell Monday with petroleum-linked equities retreating on a big drop in oil prices as Wall Street girds for a busy week of economic reports.

US-China nuclear agreement passes congressional review
WASHINGTON (AP) — An agreement allowing American involvement in China's civilian atomic industry is set to be renewed for 30 years despite some stiff criticism from lawmakers over the Asian nation's record on nuclear proliferation.

Man shot to death awaiting court appearance in Mississippi
Investigators search for a shell casing along the perimeter of a pedestrian plaza outside the Madison County Courthouse in Canton, Miss., after a shooting on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015. A man fatally shot a defendant waiting in a small courtyard outside the county courthouse. A suspect is in custody, law enforcement officials said. (Joe Ellis /The Clarion-Ledger via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITCANTON, Miss. (AP) — A man got out of his pickup, walked up to the defendant in a drug-dealing case and fatally shot him in the chest, then set down his gun and surrendered as deputies confronted him outside a Mississippi courthouse Monday morning, law enforcement officials said.

UFC's Ronda Rousey to star in biopic based on her memoir
FILE - This July 15, 2015, file photo shows mixed martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey working out at Glendale Fighting Club in Glendale, Calif. Paramount Pictures said Monday, Aug. 3, that it has acquired the rights to Rousey’s autobiography “My Fight/Your Fight,” with plans for Rousey to play herself in the adaptation. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Fresh off her knockout win, Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Ronda Rousey is headed to the big screen.