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WATCH: KY3's Ethan Forhetz takes ice bucket challenge for ALS; wait till you see who he challenged KY3's Ethan Forhetz answered the call to take the ice bucket challenge for ALS.  The chilly act of charity got a laugh from Ethan and Sara's girls.  Wait till you see the three people he challenged. ...

Springfield Chamber hires new president Springfield’s Chamber of Commerce has a new leader. The chamber’s board of directors announced Wednesday that it has appointed Matt Morrow as the organization’s new president and CEO. Morrow most recently served as executive vice president and CEO of the Greater Birmingham Association of Home Builders, the fifth largest local home builders association in the United States. Prior to moving to Birmingham, Morrow served for nearly ...

VIDEO: The Garden Spot talks irrigation Steve and Dan discuss keeping the Garden Spot well watered. ...

VIDEO: Leanne Gregg reports on arrival of U.S. Attorney General U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visits Ferguson, Mo. Wednesday, ...

Peanut butter recall announced nSpired Natural Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain retail lots of Arrowhead Mills® Peanut Butters, MaraNatha® Almond Butters and Peanut Butters and specific private label nut butters packaged in glass and plastic jars because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened ...

Man arrested after high speed chase in Ozark A police chase through the streets of Ozark Wednesday morning ends with the arrest of one man. The Ozark Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol teamed up in the chase of a suspect driving a stolen Dodge Durango with dealer plates. Ozark Police Sgt. Anthony Appleton described the pursuit as dangerous to pedestrians. The suspect was seen driving at excessive speeds through neighborhoods and ...

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High court blocks same-sex unions in Virginia
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Same-sex couples will have to wait longer to begin marrying in Virginia after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to delay an appeals court ruling striking down the state's gay marriage ban.

Hedge fund brands Argentina 'outlaws' over debt payment shift
Argentine Economy Minister Axel Kicillof (L) and Legal and Technical Secretary Carlos Zannini speak at a press conference in Buenos Aires on August 20, 2014New York (AFP) - One of two hedge funds which sued Argentina over defaulted bonds branded the country's leaders "outlaws" Wednesday after Buenos Aires moved to shift its bond payments to avoid paying it.

Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk
People carry a stretcher with a dead man after shelling by the Ukrainian forces in Makiivka, 25 km (16 miles) from Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Government troops on Tuesday pressed attacks in the two largest cities held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, as Kiev also pursued diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict that has killed more than 2,000. (AP Photo/Antoine E.R. Delaunay)DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made a significant push Wednesday into rebel-held territory, claiming control over a large part of the separatist stronghold of Luhansk and nearly encircling Donetsk, the largest rebel-held city.

Brine firm sues over biblical fracking billboard
This photo taken on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, and provided by Robert A. Franco, shows a billboard in Coshocton, Ohio opposing deep-injection wells . Michael Boals, an Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against “poisoned waters” on billboards opposing local deep-injection gas wells is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on grounds he’s exercising his free speech. (AP Photo/Robert A. Franco)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing wells for disposal of gas-drilling wastewater is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on free-speech grounds.

Bank of America $17 bn deal could come Thursday: report
A sign for a Bank of America branch is viewed on April 16, 2014 in New York CityBank of America is expected to pay $17 billion to settle charges it misled investors on mortgage-linked securities in a deal that could come this week, US media reported Wednesday. The agreement, the largest US settlement with a single company, could come as soon as Thursday, reported the Wall Street Journal, citing an unnamed source. The agreement is the latest to hold large banks accountable for the packaging and sale of securities linked to risky mortgages that were marketed as low-risk to investors ahead of the housing bust. Some of the allegations are expected to cover securities sold by Merrill Lynch and Countrywide, both of which were acquired by Bank of America amid the housing bust.