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Woman is charged with killing lover in Granby The Newton County sheriff says a 65-year-old woman shot and killed a man who was trying to end their affair.   Connie Sanders-Ford, 65, of Fairview, was charged on Monday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the death of John Jordon, 58.  He was found dead at his home in Granby on Monday. Sheriff Ken Copeland says Jordon, who was married, was having an affair ...

Missouri lawmakers pass bill to boost agriculture industry A bill aimed at bolstering Missouri's agricultural industry is headed to the governor.  Senators on Tuesday voted unanimously in favor of the measure, which previously was approved 101-48 by the House. If signed into law by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, it would let trucks haul larger loads of cattle and grain at certain times, and would protect livestock farmers from liability if someone is injured on ...

City council approves collective bargaining agreement with Springfield Police Department Springfield City Council voted to approve a collective bargaining agreement with the Springfield Police Officers’ Association (SPOA), Fraternal Order of the Police Lodge 22 (police union) at a special council meeting at noon, March 31, at the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott. The meeting preceded the regularly scheduled Council Lunch Workshop. The union voted to ratify the agreement on Monday evening. The full agreement went to ...

Bill designed to benefit Ozarks farmers close to becoming law A bill aimed at bolstering Missouri's agricultural industry is headed to the governor. Missouri senators on Tuesday voted unanimously in favor of the measure, which previously was approved 101-48 by the House. If signed into law by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, it would allow trucks to haul larger loads of cattle and grain at certain times, and would protect livestock farmers from liability if someone is injured ...

Affordability becomes obstacle as home prices continue to rise U.S. home price increases continued to rise at a steady pace in January, as the housing market deals with affordability problems and few properties listed for sale. Standard & Poor's price index of 20 cities rose 4.6 percent in January compared with 12 months earlier. That is up from growth of 4.4 percent in December. Few Americans have listed their homes for sale, with the tight inventory ...

Police: Auditor's spokesman wrote 'can't take being unemployed again' The note left by the Missouri auditor's spokesman before his apparent suicide said "I just can't take being unemployed again." Jefferson City Police Capt. Doug Shoemaker said Tuesday that the note from Spence Jackson was dated March 27. Shoemaker also said Jackson died from a single gunshot wound to the head. Jackson was found dead Sunday in his Jefferson City apartment. His death came about a month after ...



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Defense wraps up case in Boston bombing trial
This handout image, courtesy of US Department of Justice/US Attorney’s Office – District of Massachusetts, presented to jurors on March 23, 2015 in Boston, shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev entered as evidence in the Boston Marathon bombing trialLawyers for alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev quickly wrapped up their defense case on Tuesday as the four-week old trial entered its final stages. Attorneys for Tsarnaev, who faces the death penalty if convicted of the April 2013 Boston Marathon attack that killed three people and wounded 264, called only four witnesses after prosecutors wrapped their case on Monday. "That is all the witnesses that the defense will present," lawyer Tim Watkins informed the court, following the testimony of an FBI fingerprint expert. Under questioning Tuesday, FBI fingerprint expert Elaina Graff acknowledged that only Tamerlan Tsarnaev's fingerprints had been found on many items of evidence including materials used to manufacture bombs.

Cliven Bundy, supporters gather before Nevada Legislature
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and scores of supporters have gathered in Carson City to support a bill seeking to reclaim land from the federal government.

'General Hospital' leads Daytime Emmy nominations
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC's "General Hospital" earned a leading 28 nominations for Daytime Emmy awards, with four of its stars competing for honors as top actor or actress.

Thunder star Kevin Durant has bone graft surgery
FILE - In this March 4, 2015, file photo, injured Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant, center, watches from the bench with guard D.J. Augustin, right, and assistant coach Mark Bryant, left, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Oklahoma City. Durant will have bone graft surgery next week to deal with a fractured bone in his right foot, and he will miss the rest of the season, the Oklahoma City Thunder announced Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder star Kevin Durant had bone graft surgery Tuesday for a fracture in his right foot, and the team expects he'll return to basketball activities in four to six months.

Comedy Central: 'Unfair' to judge Noah based on tweets
In this photo taken Oct. 27 2009 South African comedian Trevor Noah is photographed during an interview. Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday March 30, 2015. Noah was chosen a little more than a month after Stewart unexpectedly announced he was leaving "The Daily Show" following 16 years as the show's principal voice. (AP Photo/Bongiwe Mchunu-The Star) SOUTH AFRICA OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVENEW YORK (AP) — A day after Trevor Noah was declared the new host of "The Daily Show," his graphic tweets targeting women and Jews are causing a social media backlash and Comedy Central is defending its newest late-night star.