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Auburn QB Marshall benched for opener against Arkansas following marijuana citation Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall will be on the bench at the start of Auburn's season opener on Aug. 30 against Arkansas. Tigers coach Gus Malzahn said Friday that Marshall, who was cited for marijuana possession last month, will not start the Southeastern Conference game, but he did not indicate how long Marshall would remain on the sideline during the game. "I'm not ready to say that yet," ...

Contact KY3: Folks load up on back-to-school essentials during sales tax holiday It's not Black Friday, but it's the second most popular time of the year to shop...sales tax holiday. New local businesses, such as June and Beyond in Lebanon, are trying to cash in and reel in new customers for the back-to-school rush. One shopper we caught up with, Maggie Vaughn, starts her last year of high school in just a few weeks: "The pocket tease is in ...

Rolla man back in jail for 1992 murder A man from Rolla has been arrested a second time in connection with another man's death that occurred 22 years ago. According to the Phelps County Sheriff, William Harrison was initially arrested for the death of Jerry Wayne King in 1992. King's body was found dead near the entrance to the Gourd Creek Cave, near the end of what is now County Road 7270. Harrison was eventually ...

Ozarks students headed to Africa, Africans to Ozarks despite Ebola outbreak As the Ebola epidemic kills hundreds in Western Africa, the Centers for Disease Control has issued a travel advisory on unessential travel to the west African countries.  But the deadly virus isn't stopping people from traveling to other parts of the continent, or travel from Africa to the Ozarks. The Assemblies of God prepares to celebrate it's centennial in Springfield, the church's headquarters for nearly the ...

Discarded trash lead to serious injury for all-star athlete  It does not just look bad; it can also be a safety issue.  Discarded trash lead to a serious injury for an all-star athlete in Springfield. "The laceration is right in the middle, so that was kind of where the tendon was at," said Parkview High School graduate and incoming Drury freshman Cameron Byrley. "Now sitting at home on the couch it makes me think I need ...

Prosecutor rules on deadly officer-involved shooting in Cassville in June The Barry County prosecutor says a deadly officer-involved shooting June 10 near a hospital in Cassville was justified. Corporal Privett was responding to a domestic call at a home.  Police say the officer was struck by a pipe by Jonathan Gerster-Thomas.  That's when the Corporal Privett fired his gun.  Gerster-Thomas died while being taken to a Springfield hospital.  Privett was hospitalized for his injuries. Prosecutor Johnny Cox ...

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Congress backs Israel's Iron Dome missile defense
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approved a $225 million package to replenish Israel's missile defenses with its last order of business before a five-week recess, as the Jewish state's cease-fire with Hamas unraveled and Israeli forces pushed deep into Gaza in search of a missing army officer.

House OKs bill to address border crisis
President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. The president spoke on various topics including the economy, immigration, Ukraine and the Middle East. (AP Photo/Connor Radnovich)WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans passed legislation late Friday to address the crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending migrant youths back home without hearings, winning over conservatives with a companion bill that could lead to deporting more than half a million immigrants whom the Obama administration granted temporary work permits. President Barack Obama condemned the Republican action and said he'd act unilaterally, as best he could.

West Africa seeks to seal off Ebola-hit regions
West Africa's Ebola-hit nations have agreed to impose a cross-border isolation zone at the epicentre of the world's worst-ever outbreak, amid warnings that the deadly epidemic is spiralling out of control. The announcement came at an emergency summit in the Guinean capital on Friday to discuss the outbreak, which has killed more than 700 people, with the World Health Organization warning Ebola could cause "catastrophic" loss of life and severe economic disruption if it continued to spread. "We have agreed to take important and extraordinary actions at the inter-country level to focus on cross-border regions that have more than 70 percent of the epidemic," said Hadja Saran Darab, the secretary-general of the Mano River Union bloc grouping the nations. Opening the summit, WHO chief Margaret Chan told leaders that the response of the three countries to the epidemic had been "woefully inadequate", revealing that the outbreak was "moving faster than our efforts to control it".

Goodell defends NFL's 2-game suspension of Rice
El jugador de los Ravens, Ray Rice, habla en conferencia de prensa el jueves, 31 de julio de 2014, en Owings Mills, Maryland. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)CANTON, Ohio (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended himself Friday against criticism that he was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two games for his "horrible mistake."

PGA Tour says Johnson absence 'voluntary'
Dustin Johnson tees off on the 13th hole during the first round of the RBC Canadian Open at the Royal Montreal Golf Club on July 24, 2014The US PGA Tour said that golfer Dustin Johnson's leave of absence was voluntary, and not a suspension by the tour for a failed drug test. "With regard to media reports that Dustin Johnson has been suspended by the PGA Tour, this is to clarify that Mr Johnson has taken a voluntary leave of absence and is not under a suspension from the PGA Tour," the statement said. The report said Johnson was previously suspended for the 2012 season but as is common with PGA Tour disciplinary action the ban was never made public. While the PGA Tour denied suspending Johnson, its statement did not specifically address the veracity of the reports that Johnson had tested positive for recreational drugs.