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Scales of justice

Circuit courts in Arkansas are owed millions in fines

The amounts include $10 million in Craighead County, $6 million in Washington County, $5.4 million in Benton County and $2.8 million in Carroll County.

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Police investigate woman shot in car in Springfield

Detectives are looking for person who shot passenger in the leg.

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Schools rethink gifts to Arkansas lawmakers

A lobbyist for the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville urges state lawmakers who received free parking permits in October for football games to consult their attorneys following voter approval of a constitutional amendment barring state elected officials from accepting certain gifts from lobbyists.

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Man robs liquor store in Springfield

Police say the man left the store with cash after threatening the clerk with a gun.

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Chiefs Steelers

Steelers defeat Chiefs; Kansas City's playoff hopes diminish

Ben Roethlisberger shook off a knee injury and threw for 220 yards and a touchdown as the Pittsburgh Steelers clinched a playoff berth with a 20-12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

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Manning leads Giants over Rams

Odell Beckham Jr. caught two touchdown passes and rolled up 148 yards receiving against a defense that hadn't allowed a TD in three straight games, leading the New York Giants to a 37-27 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

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Sunday Evening Forecast Some Snow Possible Christmas Eve

Sunday Evening Forecast: Some Snow Possible Christmas Eve

For Christmas Eve we could see some snow showers...nothing significant...but it'll feel festive.

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Springfield Chase

Man in custody after Sunday morning high-speed chase in Springfield

It started just before  6:00 am near Walnut Lawn and Kansas Expressway, when a sheriff's deputy tried to pull the man over for a lane violation.

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Competing grocery stores profiting off Dillons closure

Competing grocery stores profiting off Dillons closure

Competing grocery stores profiting off Dillons closure.  KSPR's Sheena Elzie reports.

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Saturday Evening Forecast Good Travel Weather

Saturday Evening Forecast: Good Travel Weather

We have a some rain and snow chances into next week...but not looking at anything significant as we head towards Christmas.

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(img1)Listeria: Get rid of bad apples

Listeria: Get rid of prepackaged caramel apples

Five people are dead as a result of the latest listeria outbreak. The Center for Disease Control has confirmed 28 cases across ten states. Five of those are here in Missouri.


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Listeria: What you need to know about the latest outbreak

Five people are dead as a result of the latest listeria outbreak. The Center for Disease Control has confirmed 28 cases across ten states. Five of those are here in Missouri.


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Another night of fog & drizzle

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty is looking for the end of this fog and drizzle.

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Windsor Court apartment fire

Man is charged with starting fire at apartment where his mother lived

The fire at Windsor Court was the night of Dec. 10 near Campbell Avenue at Grand Street.  James Helfer's sister told an investigator that she thinks her brother was trying to kill their mother.

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Assault charges

Man in jail, woman hospitalized after shooting

Police say man called 911 to report he had shot his girlfriend.

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VIDEO Friday evening weather - More fog drizzle

VIDEO: Friday evening weather - More fog & drizzle

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at more of the same in the weather.

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gas price

Diesel, grocery prices slow to change, analysts blame high demand

Prices at the pump dropped again overnight in Springfield, but if you're driving on diesel, it's still going to cost you more. KSPR'S Sheena Elzie shows you how that could affect you not only at the gas station, but at the grocery store.

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Mark Twain National Forest

Forest Service will hold public hearing on planned burn in Barry County

Service plans burn on 17,000 acres in Mark Twain National Forest

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Missouri part of settlement with T-Mobile

The company placed charges for third-party services on consumers’ mobile telephone bills without authorization.

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Proposal aims to cut red tape for family farms

Local Republican lawmakers file legislation on behalf of Democratic Secretary of State. 

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Fair Play House fire

Photo courtesy Richard Harrington

Fire destroys home near Fair Play

Fire forces family of five out of their home. 


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Diesel signs

Diesel price drop not keeping pace with cheaper gas

Diesel prices are dropping, but remain more than $1 higher than gas. 

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Ozark Football

Ozark High School football coach resigns

Mark Bliss had a four-year record of 28-17.

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VIDEO Nationwide Increase of Mumps

Virus makes comeback

CDC reports more cases of mumps nationwide.

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Photo courtesy the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau

Joplin Catholic church celebrates reopening

Parishioners meet in rebuild church for first time since 2011 tornado. 

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Friday Morning Forecast Stuck in the Clouds

Friday Morning Forecast: Stuck in the Clouds

Expect more clouds today...along with some fog and drizzle and temperatures only in the upper 30s.

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Missouri revenues

Missouri expects smaller revenues, modest growth

Missouri officials reduce revenue projections for 2015 by hundreds of millions of dollars

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Chiefs Steelers

Chiefs hope to keep playoff hopes alive against Steelers

Chiefs face do-or-die scenario as they visit fellow playoff contender Pittsburgh

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Missouri health pay

Missouri home care workers ask for higher pay

Missouri home care workers are calling on Gov. Jay Nixon to implement higher wages for their work.

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Police investigate Republic shooting

A woman is in the hospital and a man is in custody after a shooting in a Republic neighborhood.

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Sunday Evening Forecast Some Snow Possible Christmas Eve

Sunday Evening Forecast: Some Snow Possible Christmas Eve

For Christmas Eve we could see some snow showers...nothing significant...but it'll feel festive.

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Competing grocery stores profiting off Dillons closure

Competing grocery stores profiting off Dillons closure

Competing grocery stores profiting off Dillons closure.  KSPR's Sheena Elzie reports.

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Saturday Evening Forecast Good Travel Weather

Saturday Evening Forecast: Good Travel Weather

We have a some rain and snow chances into next week...but not looking at anything significant as we head towards Christmas.

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(img1)Listeria: Get rid of bad apples

Listeria: Get rid of prepackaged caramel apples

Five people are dead as a result of the latest listeria outbreak. The Center for Disease Control has confirmed 28 cases across ten states. Five of those are here in Missouri.


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VIDEO Friday evening weather - More fog drizzle

VIDEO: Friday evening weather - More fog & drizzle

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at more of the same in the weather.

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Assault charges

Assault charges

KSPR's Lauren Pozen reports on the latest details in an early morning shooting in Republic.

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VIDEO Nationwide Increase of Mumps

VIDEO: Nationwide Increase of Mumps

Why the Springfield Greene County Health Department says that is.

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Friday Morning Forecast Stuck in the Clouds

Friday Morning Forecast: Stuck in the Clouds

Expect more clouds today...along with some fog and drizzle and temperatures only in the upper 30s.

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U.S. Funding Bill to impact truckers

With the President's signature, the U.S. Funding Bill will impact truckers in two key areas.

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Local filmmakers react to 'The Interview' controversy

Sony Pictures pulled its film ‘The Interview’ from theaters after major movie chains took it out of their lineup. Some call it a safety measure, since hackers threatened to attack theaters that show the movie. Others say it’s an attack on America’s freedom. Film expert say either way, it's going to have a huge impact on the industry. 

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VIDEO Thursday evening weather - Fog developing

VIDEO: Thursday evening weather - Fog developing

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty with a look at some fog developing tonight.

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(img8)Snow storm in Kansas City

WATCH: 1st snowfall of the season for Kansas City

The more north you travel from the Ozarks, the more snow you will see.  Snow started falling around Kansas City in the overnight hours.  Up to five inches of snow could fall on the city by Thursday night. (Courtesy CNN/KSHB)

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Community closeup Stirring up trouble

Community closeup: Stirring up trouble

Katie Moore, president of Junior League Springfield, dishes out some holiday dip straight from the Isabel's House cookbook. You can order that cookbook by clicking on the "Cookbooks" link of our website!

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(img1)Roads in Springfield

Midday Update: A look at traffic on I-44 after Thursday morning's mess

Here's a look at traffic on I-44 at midday in Springfield.  Thanks to Josh Napper for this video. (AviWxChasers.com)

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VIDEO Donation to heat up Crosslines

VIDEO: Donation to heat up Crosslines

Volunteer donates $40,000 to replace heater.

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Thursday Morning Forecast Dreary Weather into Friday

Thursday Morning Forecast: Dreary Weather into Friday

We're looking at the wintry precipitation moving away...but the clouds and drizzle will persist into Friday.

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VIDEO Morning Road Conditions

VIDEO: Morning Road Conditions

The roads are covered in slush, but aren't frozen.

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Fatal crashes reach record lows in Missouri

MoDOT says the number of fatal crashes this year have hit a low that hasn't been reached since the 1940s.

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(img1)Snow at Missouri State University

Raw Video: Snow falls Wednesday night at Missouri State University

Storm spotter Josh Napper snapped this video of snow falling at Plaster Stadium at Missouri State.   You can find more of his work at AviWxChasers.com

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State accuses Branson business of fraud and deception

State accuses Branson business of fraud and deception

Imagine joining a vacation club in hopes of taking advantage of discounts, only to get ripped off. According to the court documents, that’s what happened to more than 50 customers since 2008. All together, they were scammed out of more than $200,000.

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VIDEO Wednesday evening weather - Wintry mix begins

VIDEO: Wednesday evening weather - Wintry mix begins

Chief meteorologist Kevin Lighty looks at the wintry precipitation moving in tonight.

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Missouri proposes health care for eating disorders

Missouri proposes health care for eating disorders

Health care plans would have to cover eating disorder treatments under proposed Missouri legislation.

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Library carolers

Video: Carolers at the Library

The Courthouse Chorale is made up of employees and elected officials from the city of Springfield and Greene County.  The ensemble spreads Christmas cheer at various public buildings around the area during the holiday season.

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WATCH: Batman receives key to City of Springfield

Last week, the City of Springfield honored its own Batman.  Derek Smith donates hundreds of hours too appear at hospitals and at special events dressed as the caped crusader.  He received the key to the city for his charity work last Friday.  (Video courtesy Benjamin Bagwell)

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VIDEO Nixa Smoking Ordinance

VIDEO: Nixa Smoking Ordinance

The city is considering making a change to its current smoking laws.

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Canada Flag

U.S. officers shoot Canadian man on border bridge

U.S. officers shot a Canadian man who walked toward a border inspection booth waving what they said looked like a handgun early Sunday.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement that the man stopped his car around 3 a.m. near a booth on t...

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Pacers heat up from floor, top Timberwolves

DETROIT -- Centers Nate MacKinnon and center Matt Duchene and right winger Jarome Iginla scored in a nine-round shootout to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night at Joe Louis Arena. It was Detroit'...

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Recap: Pelicans 101, Thunder 99

Pacers 100, Timberwolves 96: C.J. Miles had 28 points and six rebounds as Indiana defeated Minnesota to end an eight-game road losing streak.Roy Hibbert contributed 15 points, eight rebounds and four blocked shots and David West drained the...

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NHL game roundup: Wings skid reaches six

DETROIT -- Centers Nate MacKinnon and center Matt Duchene and right winger Jarome Iginla scored in a nine-round shootout to give the Colorado Avalanche a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night at Joe Louis Arena. It was Detroit'...

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Scales of justice

Circuit courts in Arkansas are owed millions in fines

The amounts include $10 million in Craighead County, $6 million in Washington County, $5.4 million in Benton County and $2.8 million in Carroll County.

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Police investigate woman shot in car in Springfield

Detectives are looking for person who shot passenger in the leg.

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Arkanas Generic Razorbacks

Schools rethink gifts to Arkansas lawmakers

A lobbyist for the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville urges state lawmakers who received free parking permits in October for football games to consult their attorneys following voter approval of a constitutional amendment barring state elected officials from accepting certain gifts from lobbyists.

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NBA game roundup: Raptors extend winning streak

Cavaliers 105, Grizzlies 91: LeBron James collected 25 points and 11 assists and Dion Waiters scored 21 points off the bench as host Cleveland cruised past Memphis. Kyrie Irving scored 17 points and dished out 12 assists for the Cavaliers,...

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Kings snap losing streak with win vs. Lakers

Nets 110, Pistons 105: Mason Plumlee had 21 points and 12 rebounds and sparked a fourth-quarter surge before Brooklyn withstood a furious rally from visiting Detroit. Jarrett Jack filled in for injured Deron Williams (calf), collecting 15 ...

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Recap: Nets 110, Pistons 105

Nets 110, Pistons 105: Mason Plumlee had 21 points and 12 rebounds and sparked a fourth-quarter surge before Brooklyn withstood a furious rally from visiting Detroit. Jarrett Jack filled in for injured Deron Williams (calf), collecting 15 ...

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Recap: Cavaliers 105, Grizzlies 91

Cavaliers 105, Grizzlies 91: LeBron James collected 25 points and 11 assists and Dion Waiters scored 21 points off the bench as host Cleveland cruised past Memphis. Kyrie Irving scored 17 points and dished out 12 assists for the Cavaliers,...

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NFL

Cowboys blast Colts, clinch NFC East title

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Tony Romo threw four touchdowns and the Dallas Cowboys clinched the NFC East title by blasting the Indianapolis Colts 42-7 Sunday afternoon at AT&T Stadium.

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Gunman shot ex-girlfriend before killing NYPD cops

The day ended with two slain New York police officers. But it started, investigators say, when Ismaaiyl Brinsley slipped into his ex-girlfriend's apartment using a key he wasn't supposed to have.

A fight quickly erupted around 5:30 a.m. Saturday after...

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NFL

Raiders knock Bills out of playoff contention

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Rookie quarterback Derek Carr threw two touchdown passes, running back Latavius Murray rushed for 86 yards, and the Oakland Raiders beat the Bills 26-24 Sunday at the O.co Coliseum.

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NFL

Giants win fight-filled game vs. Rams

ST. LOUIS -- About 30 minutes after Sunday's game, Christmas music wafted through the Edward Jones Dome.

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Preview: Loyola Marymount vs. Wichita State

Wichita State should be considered the favorite to win the Diamond Head Classic when the No. 11 Shockers open the tournament Monday against Loyola Marymount in Honolulu. Wichita State is the only ranked participant in the eight-team tournam...

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Preview: Grambling State at TCU

TCU puts its undefeated record on the line when the Horned Frogs host struggling Grambling State on Monday. Third-year coach Trent Johnson is only worried about his team getting healthy and improving as Big 12 play looms. "We've got a long ...

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Preview: Bucknell at Wake Forest

Heat 100, Celtics 84: Luol Deng scored 23 points and rookie James Ennis added a career-high 16 to go with eight rebounds off the bench as short-handed Miami snapped a five-game home losing streak. Norris Cole scored 15 points and Mario Cha...

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Preview: Raptors at Bulls

Nebraska is coming off back-to-back one-point games for the first time in 14 years and will be looking for an easier experience Monday when the Cornhuskers meet host Hawaii on the opening day of the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu. Nebrask...

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Avalanche edge Red Wings in lengthy shootout

The Toronto Raptors look to stay on the winning track when they commence a six-game road trip against the Chicago Bulls in a battle of division leaders. The Raptors have won seven of their last eight - including a 118-108 victory over the N...

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Rift spurs 76ers to victory over Magic

Heat 100, Celtics 84: Luol Deng scored 23 points and rookie James Ennis added a career-high 16 to go with eight rebounds off the bench as short-handed Miami snapped a five-game home losing streak. Norris Cole scored 15 points and Mario Cha...

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Preview: Oakland at Clemson

The work in progress that is Clemson continues Monday when the Tigers host Oakland, looking to shake off a disappointing 23-point loss to in-state rival South Carolina on Friday. Clemson looked sharp in posting back-to-back victories over N...

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Recap: Heat 100, Celtics 84

Heat 100, Celtics 84: Luol Deng scored 23 points and rookie James Ennis added a career-high 16 to go with eight rebounds off the bench as short-handed Miami snapped a five-game home losing streak. Norris Cole scored 15 points and Mario Cha...

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KCNA

North Korea warns U.S.: Worse is coming

North Korea is accusing the U.S. government of being behind the making of the movie "The Interview."

And, in a dispatch on state media, the totalitarian regime warns the United States that its "citadels" will be attacked, dwarfing the hacking attack o...

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Suns get complete victory over Wizards

WASHINGTON -- The Phoenix Suns surprised with 48 wins last season. The belief that campaign could prove special began with a tight November loss to the eventual NBA champions. After a spotty start this season, Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek ho...

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Preview: DePaul vs. Colorado

Colorado rebounded from a non-conference two-game skid with its best offensive performance of the season in its last game. With nine days between games, the Buffaloes hope they are well-rested as they begin a stretch of three games in four ...

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Suns 104, Wizards 92

WASHINGTON -- The Phoenix Suns surprised with 48 wins last season. The belief that campaign could prove special began with a tight November loss to the eventual NBA champions. After a spotty start this season, Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek ho...

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Recap: Bruins 4, Sabres 3 (OT)

Blackhawks 4, Maple Leafs 0: Patrick Kane collected a goal and two assists while Antti Raanta finished with 31 saves for his third career shutout as Chicago recorded its eighth consecutive home victory.Captain Jonathan Toews and Kris Verste...

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Preview: SE Missouri State at Ole Miss

Ole Miss will be more than happy to get away from home, even if its a quick trip to the Landers Center in Southaven, Miss., for Monday's game against Southeast Missouri State in the Jack Jones Classic. The Rebels have had their troubles at ...

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Recap: Blackhawks 4, Maple Leafs 0

Blackhawks 4, Maple Leafs 0: Patrick Kane collected a goal and two assists while Antti Raanta finished with 31 saves for his third career shutout as Chicago recorded its eighth consecutive home victory.Captain Jonathan Toews and Kris Verste...

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Preview: Southern at Baylor

Baylor seeks to improve to 7-0 at home this season when Southern visits Monday night. Without departed standouts Cory Jefferson, Isaiah Austin, Brady Heslip and Gary Franklin, Bears coach Scott Drew has focused on defense this season, joini...

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North Korea Sony

Obama: North Korea's hack not war

President Barack Obama says he doesn't consider North Korea's hack of Sony Pictures "an act of war."

"It was an act of cybervandalism," Obama said in an interview with CNN's Candy Crowley that aired Sunday on "State of the Union."

Obama said that the...

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Rangers 1, Hurricanes 0

Blackhawks 4, Maple Leafs 0: Patrick Kane collected a goal and two assists and Antti Raanta finished with 31 saves for his third career shutout as Chicago recorded its eighth consecutive home victory.Captain Jonathan Toews and Kris Versteeg...

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