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Cloudy and wet Saturday Drizzle starts off Saturday with heavier rain moving in later and overnight. Sunday will be wet, cold and windy. ...

Man killed in boating accident on Gasconade River An Owensville, Missouri, man is dead following a boating accident on the Gasconade River.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Water Patrol Division reports two men were travelling upstream in a 1991 Alweld jon boat when it struck a rock around 8:00 pm Friday, upstream from Morton's Bluff. The boat then experienced engine malfunction, became caught in a current and sank.  Authorities say the passenger, Neal J Turnbough, 57, was ...

Pictures: Brighton hardwood business consumed by flames on Friday night A hardwood business in Brighton was consumed by fire on Friday night. It happened at Missouri Hardwood Products at around 9:00 pm. Nobody was inside at the time flames broke out. No word yet on a cause.  ...

Square Safety: Reputation problems haunt Park Central despite redevelopment Despite a nearly-$2-million renovation, and current redevelopment project going on (History Museum on the Square and the Heer’s building), Park Central’s reputation may be in the most need of makeover.  That’s according to many people who work and live in buildings around the square. “I do try to walk back and for with a group of people to my car when we leave,” stated Lori Lynch, ...

Cold air to finish off the weekend Rain is heading into the Ozarks this weekend and may end as a bit of snow. Find out what to expect by watching the weather. ...

Fire erupts at Polk county hardwood business A hardwood business near Brighton sustained heavy damage following a massive fire Friday night. Flames erupted just before 9:00pm at Missouri Hardwood Products.  No word on what started the fire.  KY3 crews on the scene observed a shop or warehouse that likely looked like a total loss due to the blaze.  Several bright flashes or explosions were also spotted by the KY3 photographer. Watch KY3 Ozarks Today ...

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Cumberbatch, Fry, others urge UK to pardon gay men
FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 1, 2014 file photo, actor Benedict Cumberbatch as he poses for photographers upon his arrival at the world premiere of the film The Hobbit, The Battle of the Five Armies in London. Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct "gross indecency" law. Their letter published Saturday Jan. 31, 2015 in the Guardian praises the government for the 2013 pardon of World War II code breaker Alan Turing, whom Cumberbatch portrays in the movie "The Imitation Game." (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)LONDON (AP) — Oscar-nominated actor Benedict Cumberbatch has joined others in calling for the British government to pardon gay and bisexual men convicted in the past under the defunct "gross indecency" law.

Serena Williams wins 6th Australian, 19th major title
Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts as she plays Maria Sharapova of Russia during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title and continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals by extending her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova.

Africa agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders have agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, an African Union official said Saturday.

Dominant Serena beats Sharapova at Australian Open for 19th Slam
Serena Williams of the US has beaten Russia's Maria Sharapova to win the Australian Open women's singles title, her 19th Grand Slam successA dominant Serena Williams won her sixth Australian Open and 19th career Grand Slam with a hard-fought win over bitter rival Maria Sharapova on Saturday, consolidating her place among the game's legends. The 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) triumph means the American world number one overtakes 18-time major champions Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert to go clear second on the all-time Open-era Grand Slam winners' list, three behind Steffi Graf.

Greece seeks EU allies on debt but Germany holds firm
Greek Finance Yanis Varoufakis will travel to Paris on Saturday, his office saysGreece's new government began a search for European allies Saturday in its bid to renegotiate its loans and end austerity, but German Chancellor Angela Merkel once again ruled out debt relief for Athens. Radical Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and his maverick Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis are reaching out to France and Italy, whose centre-left governments are most likely to sympathise with its determination to end painful reforms. Varoufakis will head to Paris late Saturday and meet with French ministers on Sunday, aides said, bringing forward a European tour that was due to start in London on Monday. Predictably, neither tour includes Germany, which has shouldered the bulk of Greece's loans and where officials have already expressed outrage at the new Greek government's plans to renegotiate its bailout package.