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Deputies travel to Arizona to bring back sex offender Baxter County deputies went to Arizona to bring back a man who did not register as a sex offender. The arrest ends a two year search for 61-year old Robert Camilli, who allegedly failed to register when he moved from his home in Baxter County in 2012. A judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest. In the last several weeks, the Sheriff’s Office received several ...

A few showers possible Thursday afternoon Most of us will stay dry but a few sprinkles can't be ruled out for later today and tonight. Friday and Saturday will be warm and mostly sunny. ...

Governor stumps for Medicaid expansion in Rolla Missouri Governor Jay Nixon can’t run for re-election, but he’s on the campaign trail this week. He visited Rolla in his continuing effort to pressure the legislature to approve an expansion of Medicaid in the state. Nixon visited Phelps County Regional Medical Center on Wednesday. He says the legislature’s inaction on the issue is costing Missouri communities like Rolla a lot of money. Nixon says since Jan. ...

Teacher seeks help to stay in country Carles Estorach came to the United States six years ago from Barcelona, Spain, on a basketball scholarship.  It was at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin where he decided what his life's calling is: to teach kids what he's passionate about, which is basketball. Estorach coaches 4th through 8th grade girls and boys basketball in Shell Knob and is currently the only physical education coach and ...

Easter candy bark 4/17/04 1 brick of white chocolate almond bark Any color non-water-based pastel food coloring 1 medium bag of any flavor M&Ms 1/2 cup of Easter pastel sprinkles 2 tablespoons of vegetable oilIn a microwave oven, melt the almond bark and the vegetable oil until smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Added desired amount of food coloring until desired color is achieved. Pour into a lined baking sheet and tap sheets to ...

Bull Shoals places police chief on leave after federal charges The mayor says he put the town's police chief on administrative leave.  Chief Dan Sutterfield was charged this month with using excessive force and falsifying a report after he arrested a man in July 2013.  He kept working in a limited capacity, but Mayor Bruce Powell said Wednesday that the chief is now on leave. Powell notified council members in a letter this week and also said ...

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CBO: Minimum wage boost would cost firms $15B
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a Senate Democratic proposal gradually boosting the minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would force businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries in 2017.

Iranian woman forgives son's killer at the gallows
CORRECTS MOTHER'S NAME - This picture provided by ISNA, a semi-official news agency, taken on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 shows Samereh Alinejad, right, and her husband Abdolghani, left, removing the noose from the neck of blindfolded Bilal who was convicted of murdering their son Abdollah in the northern city of Nour, Iran. Bilal who was convicted of killing Abdollah Hosseinzadeh, was pardoned by the victim's family moments before being executed. (AP Photo/ISNA, Arash Khamoushi)The execution of an Iranian convicted of murder was halted at the very last minute in a dramatic scene this week when the mother of his victim forgave him as he stood on the gallows with the noose around his neck.

U.S. releases $450 million of frozen Iranian funds after IAEA report
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has taken steps to release a $450 million installment of frozen Iranian funds following a report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verifying that Iran is living up to its part of a landmark nuclear pact with world powers, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said that "all sides have kept the commitments made" under the agreement. ...

Ukraine: Live Report
A pro-Ukrainian supporter shouts slogans during mass rally in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, on April 17, 201417:22 GMT - Military aid - Over at the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Washington will send helmets, medical supplies and other non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine. "These supplies include medical supplies, helmets, sleeping mats and water purification units for Ukraine's armed forces, as well as shelters, small power generators and hand fuel pumps for Ukraine's State Border Guard Service," the Pentagon chief says. "The United States continues to stand with Ukraine," Hagel tells reporters at a joint press conference with Poland's visiting Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak. He and other lawmakers have called on Washington to provide military assistance to Ukraine, including light arms and anti-aircraft defenses.

War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight
WASHINGTON (AP) — Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes essentially are employees of the university and therefore have the right to unionize, bargain collectively and even strike.