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Semi and SUV crash on busy Springfield street Springfield police are cleaning up a crash involving a tractor trailer rig and an SUV on Chestnut Expressway.   The crash happened around 7:15 Wednesday night as the semi was turning South on Main from Chestnut.  Officers say the driver of the big rig collided with the SUV, which was headed Eastbound on Chestnut. One person in the SUV suffered minor injuries.  ...

Branson Airport lands new air service Right now the Branson Airport is quiet. The last flight to leave the airport was on January 4th and last year Frontier and Southwest Airlines ended service. It won't be quite much longer. In late February flights will start up again to Houston and today, the airport announced Orange Air arrives on May 6th. Orange Air will operate direct flights to Cincinnati, New Orleans, and Cancun in ...

Robber strikes Subway in Springfield Police are investigating a robbery late Wednesday afternoon at a Subway restaurant. Police say the robber got away with cash from the restaurant on South National Avenue near Mercy Hospital after threatening the clerk with a gun.     ...

Joshua Hagood is accused of using stolen gun to shoot Springfield officer Prosecutors on Wednesday charged Joshua Hagood, 32, of Springfield for shooting Springfield Police Officer Aaron Pearson in the head near Glenstone Avenue at Chestnut Expressway early Monday.  Hagood has been in the Greene County Jail since Monday morning on a parole violation warrant; he's now being held without bond on the new charges.   Police Chief Paul Williams said Wednesday afternoon that Pearson is so severely injured ...

Consumer Reports: Overuse of CT scans CT scans give medical professionals detailed pictures of the inner workings of your body but can also expose you to high doses of radiation. More than 80 million CT scans are performed in the U.S. every year but about a third of them serve no medical purpose, according to research published in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. Consumer Reports’ medical advisor says the misuse ...

Rare "Star Wars" toy sells for more than $27,000 at auction The force was strong during a toy auction for "Star Wars" collector Craig Stevens. The former U.K. Star Wars Fan Club chairman sold some 70 of his mint-to-near-mint "Star Wars" action figures at auction.  Stevens had several rare and highly-prized toys, but the one that drew the most attention was his minit condition Boba Fett action figure. Fans of the "Star Wars" series will recall Boba Fett was ...

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Pentagon official urges NATO to focus on innovative weapons
A sign at the Department of Defense is pictured at the Pentagon in WashingtonBy Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work on Wednesday urged NATO allies to develop and make more innovative weapons, and said bold action was needed to stay ahead of rapid weapons development by China, Russia and other countries. Work said the Pentagon has a new plan called "Defense Innovation Initiative" and a separate effort targeting longer-term projects to ensure that the United States continues to have a decisive competitive advantage against potential foes. NATO members needed to make good their vows last year to spend 2 percent of national output on defense, he said. Work said it was critical to increase collaboration with allies in NATO, Asia and other areas, ranging from mission planning to investments in new weapons programs.

Denver snaps 7-game skid with 93-85 win over Pelicans
Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (35) and New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) reach for a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Arron Afflalo scored 18 points and the Denver Nuggets snapped a seven-game losing streak, 93-85 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.

Knicks overcome Westbrook's 40, beat Durant-less Thunder
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) goes up past New York Knicks forward Lou Amundson (21) during the first half of NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Lance Thomas scored a season-high 17 points against his former team and the New York Knicks beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-92 on Wednesday night.

Millsaps leads Hawks to 17th straight win, 113-102 over Nets
Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4), shoots as Brooklyn Nets guard Alan Anderson (6) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday Jan. 28, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Millsap had 28 points and 15 rebounds, five other Atlanta players scored in double figures, and the Hawks stretched their franchise-record winning streak to 17 games in a row with a 113-102 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.

Plot foiled? Sundance doc lifts lid on FBI stings
Filmmakers Lyric R. Cabral (L) and David R. Sutcliffe, speak before the world premiere of their film “T(ERROR)” at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on January 26, 2015, in Park City, Utah"They themselves are the ones posing the inducements and suggestions for criminal activity," he told AFP in an interview with fellow filmmaker Lyric Cabral in Park City, Utah. The documentary tells the real story of "Shariff," a 63-year-old informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) who is tasked with monitoring a Muslim convert, Khalifah al-Akili, in Pittsburgh. The FBI wants him to assess Akili's interest in attending a terrorist training camp abroad. The FBI doesn't know its informant has agreed to be filmed for the documentary.