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Mercy Hospital Joplin will open for public tours on Saturday The Joplin community will have an opportunity to get an inside look at their brand new, state-of-the-art Mercy Hospital on Saturday. A public open house will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the hospital located at 100 Mercy Way, just off Interstate 44. The campus replaces the former St. John's Regional Medical Center, which was destroyed in the May 2011 tornado. "We've anticipated this ...

Fit Friday: An ab workout to get you Summer ready On this Fit Friday, we're getting your core tough and ready to go for summer.  KY3's Paul Adler visited with Pam Morris of Extreme Fitness to test out a Pilates inspired ab workout.  Here's what Pam wrote: Alignment, technique and positioning of the back during traditional abdominal exercises can be modified to provide protection for the back by rounding the back and contracting the abs. Here's how to ...

Missouri Senate OKs higher weight limits on livestock trucks A measure to set higher weight limits on trucks carrying livestock on most Missouri roads has won Senate approval. Senators on Thursday voted 33-0 in favor of the legislation, which expands current exemptions for milk trucks. Livestock trucks could carry as much as 85,500 pounds, up from the current 80,000-pound limit. The bill by Republican Sen. Mike Parson, of Bolivar, is similar to provisions in a larger bill ...

Arkansas Senate OKs requiring releasing cellphone location Arkansas lawmakers have given final legislative approval to a bill requiring companies to release the location of a cellphone when asked by police in emergencies. The bill approved by the Arkansas Senate on a 32-1 vote on Thursday would require communications carriers to release the information to law enforcement when requested to respond to a call for emergency services or in an emergency situation that involves ...

Proposal to transfer money to Arkansas highways dropped An Arkansas lawmaker has dropped his proposal to transfer tax revenue from auto-related items to highways after Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he'd form a committee to study options for funding the state's road needs. Republican Rep. Dan Douglas of Bentonville on Thursday withdrew his legislation to gradually phase in the transfer from the state's general fund over a 10-year period. Finance officials said the proposal would ...

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Idaho authorities: No booze during 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho authorities are telling movie theaters serving alcohol that they can't provide drinks during showings of the erotic blockbuster "Fifty Shades of Grey."

CBS' Plante returns to Selma 50 years later
FILE - This Dec. 3, 2010 file photo shows CBS News White House correspondent Bill Plante in the White House Briefing Room in Washington. Fifty years after covering the civil rights marches in Selma for CBS News, senior White House correspondent Bill Plante is returning to Alabama for this weekend's commemorations still working for the same news organization. As one mark of how things have changed in five decades, Plante will be interviewing a black man who is president of the United States on Saturday, March 7, 2015. President Barack Obama will also be in Alabama to mark the occasion. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years after covering the civil rights marches in Selma for CBS News, senior White House correspondent Bill Plante is returning to Alabama for this weekend's commemorations still working for the same news organization.

Kremlin critic Navalny released after 15 days in custody
Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny leaves a detention center in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 6, 2015. Navalny, a leading opposition figure, was released after spending 15 days in custody for handing out leaflets in the subway. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)MOSCOW (AP) — Leading Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny was released Friday after spending 15 days in custody and vowed that he and his supporters will not be intimidated by the slaying of a top Kremlin critic.

Wisconsin Assembly sends right-to-work bill to Gov. Walker
Mary Will, left, with Local 68, and Corey Smith, right, with Local 113, chant 'Union Strong' during a rally inside the Wisconsin State Capitol as the state Assembly debates the right-to-work bill in Madison, Wis., Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Wisconsin State Journal, Amber Arnold)MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers voted Friday to make their state the 25th to enact right-to-work legislation, pushing a fast-tracked bill through the Assembly after an overnight debate and sending it on to Gov. Scott Walker for his promised signature.

Winter storm moves away; eastern U.S. to remain cold
A worker clears snow on the Brooklyn bridge in New YorkRecord-breaking cold gripped the United States from Texas to New York on Friday as a storm that dropped roughly 2 feet (61 cm) of snow on some eastern parts of the country moved out to sea. Schools in the metropolitan areas of New York and the District of Columbia canceled classes. The National Weather Service warned of flooding and told commuters from the lower Mississippi valley to the mid-Atlantic to be wary of dangerous road conditions created by the snow, ice and slush. Low temperatures shattered records in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York, said NWS meteorologist Bruce Terry.