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Dade County residents frustrated over well water contamination Dade County residents organized a public meeting Friday night to address bacterial contamination in wells in the county. Earlier this month, several private wells tested positive for the bacteria E. coli, making the water from the well undrinkable. "My water turned the color of like real light tea, kinda brownish and yucky," Dade County resident Lisa Brown Ramsey said. Her well is contaminated with E. coli. ...

88-year-old Missouri man charged with killing wife COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — An 88-year-old central Missouri man has been arrested and charged with fatally stabbing his 86-year-old wife. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1nY5Gd2 ) Donald Marvin Rowland was charged Friday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action. The Boone County prosecutor requested cash-only bond of $1 million, but it was not clear Friday night if Rowland was jailed. Court records did not list ...

Slideshow: Trick-or-Treaters visit KY3 and KSPR KY3 and KSPR turned scary Friday.  Family of KY3 Inc. employees trick-or-treated at the station on Halloween. ...

Voter report cards grade your voting history Some people around Missouri are finding voter report cards in their mailboxes. The political mailer shows how often you voted and how often your neighbors have voted, in an attempt to pressure you to go to the polls. The voter report cards give a grade to people based on the public record of how often you vote. Christine Lessmann's neighbors got one, and she's not happy that ...

Sample Ballots: November 2014 Election Voters across the viewing area can go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 4.   Click the links to see the sample ballots for each county. The polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Voters can vote absentee at their county clerk's office until 5 p.m. Monday.  Some county clerks will be open on Saturday for absentee voters. Arkansas Sample Ballots Barry County Ballot November ...

Scam of the Week: Ebola medicines Con artists are turning your fears into cash. For weeks, the deadly Ebola virus has been top of mind. Nano Silver is the miracle drug. Natural Solutions Foundation sells dozens of products online to treat Ebola. The products are wildly popular and sometimes out of stock. The company claims everything is tested and proven effective. "Anyone can test their own product and say it's fantastic. That's why we have ...



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US judge says nurse can leave home in Ebola row
A police car outside of the home of Kaci Hickox on October 31, 2014 in Fort Kent, MaineA US judge ruled that a nurse quarantined by her home state after treating Ebola patients could leave home and frequent public places, saying she was not infectious. The decision from a district judge in the northeastern state of Maine is the latest twist in a bitter row over enforced quarantine of American medics returning from relief work in West Africa. It reversed a temporary order that prevented her from visiting cinemas and shopping centers, and demanded she keep three feet away from others while Judge Charles LaVerdiere examined the case. Kaci Hickox insists that she is perfectly healthy and has fought efforts of US authorities to keep her in quarantine for 21 days, the incubation period for the virus, since returning home.

Peshmerga bolster Kurd defenders of Syrian town
Kurdish peshmerga fighters wave as they ride towards the Syrian town of Kobane, from the Turkish border town of Suruc on October 31, 2014Kurdish peshmerga forces streamed across the Syrian border from Turkey late Friday to bolster defenders in the key border town of Kobane which is under assault by Islamic State group jihadists. Horns blaring, the trucks carried some 150 Iraqi peshmerga fighters, many of them chanting "Kobane" and waving to jubilant crowds who cheered them across the border where they will join the fight against the jihadists. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group confirmed the Kurdish fighters had entered the embattled frontier town. The peshmerga drove out of a heavily guarded Turkish military warehouse and headed for the border to reinforce Syrian Kurds in the battle for Kobane, an AFP correspondent reported.

US stocks end a turbulent month at a record high
Costumed characters distribute Hershey candies as trader Edward Curran works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening higher following big gains in Asia after Japan made moves to rev up its economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — For stock investors, there was no shortage of drama in October.

Today in History
Today is Saturday, Nov. 1, the 305th day of 2014. There are 60 days left in the year. This is All Saints Day. A reminder: Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. local time Sunday. Clocks go back one hour.

3 girls trick-or-treating killed in hit-and-run
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Three teenage girls trick-or-treating in costume were hit and killed in a Halloween hit-and-run collision while walking at a Southern California intersection Friday night, authorities said.