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New troopers reporting for duty Colonel Ron Replogle, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 31 Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers graduated from the Patrol's Law Enforcement Academy Friday, December 19, 2014. The ceremony took place at 10 a.m. in the Academy gymnasium. The 99th Recruit Class reported to the Academy on July 1, 2014. The new troopers will report for duty in their assigned troops on January ...

Springfield billed 'cheap gas capital of America' If you've driven through Springfield recently, chances are you've had to do a double take when passing by the city's many gas stations. According to CNN Money, Springfield is the only town in America where the average price of unleaded gasoline is below $2.00/gallon. Prices per gallon in the city range anywhere from $1.91 to $1.99 (gasbuddy.com). According to AAA, the national average currently stands at $2.428. ...

Northwest Arkansas museum exhibition named one of America's best A northwest Arkansas art museum is garnering national attention...yet again. The 'State of the Art' exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville has been named one of the 15 best art exhibitions of 2014 by the Huffington Post. The digital news network cites, "[The exhibition] presents a diverse and exhilarating slice of contemporary art that expands far beyond New York and LA."  January 19, ...

Pictures: Sacred Art Tattoo's 'Toys for Tats' Sacred Art Tattoo in Springfield held it's first 'Toys for Tats' event on Friday. The shop is donating toys go to the charity, Crosslines. In return, the shop drew names for a gift certificate for up to $400 toward a tattoo. Sacred Art had a turn-out of around 200 people. ...

Part 2 Video: Candy cane cake and name holders FYI Guy Jeremy Rabe puts the finishing touches on his candy cane cake, and shows you how to make some place holders out of three candy canes. Check it out in the video above! ...

Part 1 Video: Candy Cane cake FYI Guy Jeremy Rabe puts together a Christmas centerpiece out of candy canes. Check out the video above to see how he does it! ...

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Louisville F Harrell ejected vs Western Kentucky
Louisville's Montrezl Harrell, right, puts up a shot over the defense of Western Kentucky's George Fant during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Bowling Green, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Louisville junior Montrezl Harrell has been ejected from the fourth-ranked Cardinals' game at Western Kentucky for throwing an elbow.

Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage
An exterior view of the Sony Pictures Studios building is seen in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails.

Protesters against Cuba-US plan gather in Miami
MIAMI (AP) — Waving flags and chanting "Obama, traitor," anti-Castro protesters gathered Saturday in a Little Havana park in a show of opposition to the president's plan to normalize relations with Cuba.

No. 4 Louisville holds off Western Kentucky 76-67
Louisville's Terry Rozier goes up for a layup during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Western Kentucky Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, in Bowling Green, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Terry Rozier took charge after the first-half ejection of forward Montrezl Harrell to score a career-high 32 points, including 26 in the second half, to lead fourth-ranked Louisville past Western Kentucky 76-67 on Saturday.

North Korea denies hacking Sony, U.S. stands by its assertion
File photo of a security guard standing at the entrance of United Artists theater during the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los AngelesBy Jack Kim and Steve Holland SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander" and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident with the United States. An unnamed spokesman of the North's foreign ministry said there would be serious consequences if Washington refused to agree to the probe and continued to accuse Pyongyang, according to North Korea's U.N. mission and the official KCNA news agency. ...