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Stories from Saturday, December 15, 2012

Hillary Clinton faints, suffers concussion (12/15/12)
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who skipped an overseas trip this past week because of a stomach virus, sustained a concussion after fainting, the State Department said Saturday. The 65-year-old Clinton, who's expected to leave her job soon, was recovering at home after the incident last week and is being monitored by doctors, according to a statement by aide Philippe Reines....
Town mourns as police look for answers (12/15/12)
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Investigators tried to figure out what led a bright but painfully awkward 20-year-old to slaughter 26 children and adults at a Connecticut elementary school, while townspeople sadly took down some of their Christmas decorations and struggled Saturday with how to go on....
Routine morning, then shots and unthinkable terror (12/15/12)
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Inside the four-bedroom colonial set on a small rise, Nancy Lanza already was dead. But it was early yet, and it would be hours before her body was found -- time enough for her son to unleash a slaughter. For now, though, all seemed idyllic in this 300-year-old town under crystalline skies...
Gasoline prices soon to hit low point for 2012 (12/15/12)
Gas prices will soon drop to their lowest level of the year. By Monday, the national average should fall below the $3.28 a gallon that drivers paid on Jan. 1, according to analysts. The drop is a gift for those hitting the road during what is expected to be the busiest Christmas travel season in six years...
Man kills mother, then 26 at Conn. grade school (12/15/12)
A man opened fire Friday inside two classrooms at the Connecticut elementary school where his mother was a teacher, killing 26 people, including 20 children, as youngsters cowered in corners and closets and trembled helplessly to the sound of shots reverberating through the building. The 20-year-old killer, carrying two handguns, committed suicide at the school, and another person was found dead at a second scene, bringing the toll to 28, authorities said.
Today in History (12/15/12)
Today is Saturday, Dec. 15, the 350th day of 2012. There are 16 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 15, 1939, the epic Civil War movie "Gone With the Wind," produced by David O. Selznick and starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, had its world premiere in Atlanta...
High school roundup: Advance holds off Scott City (12/15/12)
All the local high school events reported Friday to the Southeast Missourian.
Out of the past 12/15/12 (12/15/12)
A massive, late fall storm that dumped more than 10 inches of snow on portions of Missouri is also blamed for spawning tornadoes in West Memphis, Ark., and in Stoddard County, Mo., last night; Stoddard County authorities say a tornado destroyed three mobile homes, blew down trees and power lines and utility poles, but there are no reports of serious injuries...
The Memory of Trees (12/15/12)
General Watkins Conservation Area Scott County Missouri
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