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New leadership takes over the Ash Grove School District It can be a challenge for anyone making any career move.  But, Dr. Kyle Collins has some extra work on his hands as he begins his new job in Ash Grove, a district that’s been embroiled din controversy for months. “I can only be who Kyle Collins is and try to do the best job that I can based on my training and my experience,” Collins stated.  Collins ...

SLIDESHOW: Hour-by-hour look at severe weather chances for the Ozarks Thursday KY3's Futurecast RADAR shows us where to expect the worst severe weather throughout Thursday. ...

Pictures: Kansas City wins wild A.L. Wild Card thriller The Kansas City Royals won the franchise's first postseason game since the 1985 World Series Championship.  The Royals defeated the Oakland A's 9-8 in 12 innings. ...

Missouri lawmakers question troopers' training for duties on water State representatives are concerned about whether troopers patrolling Missouri's waterways were properly trained following a merger of the Highway Patrol and Water Patrol in 2011. During a hearing at the Capitol on Wednesday, lawmakers questioned Missouri State Highway Patrol officials on how much training troopers receive before heading onto the water. The review comes after the death of a 20-year-old college student from Iowa who drowned ...

Extra innings boost audience for AL wild-card game ATLANTA (AP) — Extra innings boosted viewership for the American League wild-card game. The Kansas City Royals' comeback 9-8 win in 12 innings over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday averaged more than 5.2 million viewers on TBS. The network said Wednesday that's up 14 percent from the nearly 4.6 million for last year's NL game between Cincinnati and Pittsburgh to open the postseason, a 6-2 Pirates ...

Consumer group sues over Missouri insurance rates KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A consumer group is suing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to obtain information used to justify insurance rates in Missouri. The Consumer Council of Missouri filed the complaint Tuesday in federal court. The agency didn't immediately respond to an email to its press office seeking comment. The consumer group says the new health insurance law requires the agency to ...

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Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates 8-0 to advance
San Francisco Giants' Brandon Crawford hits a grand slam off Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Edinson Volquez during the fourth inning of the NL wild-card playoff baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the San Francisco Giants routed the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0 on Wednesday night in the National League wild-card game.

Ten killed in Ukraine's Donetsk on first day of school
An injured man arrives on a stretcher at hospital after a shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine on October 1, 2014Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Ukraine's largest rebel-controlled city of Donetsk was shaken by violence on Wednesday as 10 people, including parents and teachers, were killed, the highest toll since a tenuous ceasefire was agreed.

EU, Ukraine plot next move in gas war with Russia
Security personnel take part in a drill near an underground gas storage in the village of Opari, some 70 km south-west of Lviv, Ukraine, on September 30, 2014Kiev (AFP) - Crisis-hit Ukraine and the European Union will try on Thursday to forge a joint stance at crunch talks with Russia in the latest gas war with its westward-leaning neighbour.

Protesters press HK leader to quit, China tells US to back off
Pro-democracy protesters face policemen as they wait for Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying outside government offices on October 2, 2014Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters demanded that the city's embattled leader meet a deadline to resign on Thursday, as China warned the United States against meddling in its "internal affairs".

10 Things to Know for Thursday
FILE- In this Oct. 11, 2009 file photo, Secret Service Agent Joseph Clancy, right, walks behind President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their, children Sasha, right, and Malia, second from left, walk back to the White House after attending St. John's Episcopal Church in Washington. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned Wednesday, a day after bitingly critical questioning by Congress about a White House security breach. There had been increasing calls for her departure during the day. Pierson will be replaced by Clancy, a former special agent in charge of the president's protective detail who retired in 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: