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Osceola residents learn more details about Sac-Osage Hospital closure This town in St. Clair County is losing a landmark, a major employer, and full service medical care.  Sac-Osage Hospital is closing as part of a consolidation with Citizens Memorial Hospital, which is based in Bolivar.  CMH has no use for the Sac-Osage building, which would cost $3-million to $4-million to bring up to standard.  On Tuesday evening, a town hall meeting gave residents the chance for ...

KY3 News honored with 16 EMMY nominations KY3 News is honored with 16 nominations for the 2014 Mid-America EMMY Awards. This year's awards ceremony is in Kansas City on September 27.  Game show host Todd Newton is the host. LIST of KY3 News NomineesStation Excellence Newsroom Excellence Best Morning Newscast: "Piecing It Together, the Hailey Owens Tragedy" Best Evening Newscast: "Devastating Floods" Best Evening Newscast: "Little Girl Lost, Coverage of the Hailey Owens Tragedy" Breaking News: "An After School ...

Military bomb determined to be a dud An Army bomb found between Strafford and Rogersville Tuesday afternoon is not a threat. The military ordnance was found at 9828 E. Charity Drive, east of Missouri 125. Neighbors say the people who used to live in the house have been gone for about a month, but left behind a vehicle.  A crew showed up to repossess the vehicle and found the bomb next to the ...

Video #1: Greene Co. GOP presiding commissioner candidates The three Republican candidates for Greene County presiding commissioner talk about how they would fund government services without raising taxes.  We'll have two more sets of interviews with the candidates later.  The Republicans are squaring off in the primary election on Aug. 5. ...

Investigators relentlessly tracked suspects in beating case Five people are in custody, all suspected of playing a part in beating an 82-year-old man in a wheelchair and burglarizing his rural home near Swedeborg in Pulaski County. Ray and Sharon Downs had heard the news, but didn't know it was so close to home.  "I said, 'Mr. Willhite meets all the description, but surely not that close,'" said Ray Downs. The probable cause statements against the ...

CoxHealth patients needing prosthetics devices will soon see faster service CoxHealth’s new Center for Prosthetics and Orthotics in southwest Springfield is nearly ready to open. Some of the staff provided a tour of it on Tuesday. “The leg I have is pretty simple because I have a lot of my limb left,” said technician Ashleigh Bentz. You could say Bentz knows exactly what her patients are going through. “I was born with three toes and missing a bone ...

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Court to start genocide trial of top Khmer Rouge leaders
Former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan smiles in in the courtroom of the Extraordinary Chamber in the Courts of Cambodia in Phnom Penh on July 30, 2014Cambodia's UN-backed Khmer Rouge court on Wednesday began a second trial of two former regime leaders on charges including genocide of Vietnamese people and ethnic Muslims, forced marriages and rape. The complex case of the regime's two most senior surviving leaders has been split into a series of smaller trials, initially focusing on the forced evacuation of people into rural labour camps and related crimes against humanity. The first trial against "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea, 88, and former head of state Khieu Samphan, 83, was completed late last year, with the verdict -- and possible sentences -- set to be delivered on August 7. Nuon Chea did not attend the hearing for health reasons, while Khieu Samphan sat in court alongside his defence team.

Israeli shelling kills 19 taking refuge in Gaza school: U.N.
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli shells blasted a U.N.-run school in a Gaza refugee camp on Wednesday, killing at least 19 people and wounding about 125 others taking refuge there, a U.N. official said. An Israeli military spokeswoman in Tel Aviv said she had no immediate information about what had happened at the facility, which belongs to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which said it had recovered fragments from the shells. Khalil al-Halabi, director of UNRWA's northern Gaza operations, said some 3,000 Palestinians were taking refuge in the school, in Jebalya refugee camp, when it came under fire around dawn. Abdel-Karim al-Masamha, 27, said he and his family had come to the school after fleeing fighting near their home in the northern Gaza Strip.

Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell leaves the federal courthouse in Richmond, Va., with his lawyer John L. Brownlee on the second day of his and his wife Maureen's corruption trial, Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Alexa Welch Edlund)RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on corruption charges in January, the couple stood together at a hastily called news conference to denounce the charges.

Millions reported stolen from Albania central bank
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's central bank says 713 million leke (5 million euros; $6.75 million) has been stolen from its reserve storage building.

Kirani James stars as track and field take Glasgow centre stage
File photo of Grenada's Kirani JamesGrenada's Olympic champion Kirani James will start as the hot favourite in a star-studded men's 400 metres final at the Commonwealth Games on Wednesday. With the swimming competition having wrapped up late on Tuesday, all eyes will now turn to Glasgow's Hampden Park as some of the world's finest track and field athletes take centre stage. One such is James, who sauntered to victory in the semi-finals in a time of 45.14sec. South African Wayde van Niekerk, Bahamas duo Chris Brown and Latoy Williams, and England's Martyn Rooney complete the eight-man line-up.