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Arkansas: Deal with inmates over drug secrecy is not a contract Arkansas' prison system says an agreement to tell condemned inmates the source of its execution drugs isn't technically a contract.  It argues a judge should dismiss a lawsuit challenging a new death penalty law. Correction Director Wendy Kelley said in written arguments give to a judge on Monday that Arkansas' drug-secrecy law is constitutional.  The death row inmates fear the secrecy could lead to cruel or ...

VIDEO: Convoy of Hope sends disaster team to South Carolina Providing drinking water is the top priority in areas dealing with record flooding, dam breaks and water contamination. Convoy of Hope is sending a truckload of bottled water and a disaster team to South Carolina. Spokesperson Jeff Nene says the crew will work directly with local authorities in flooded communities to determine where the need will be the greatest.  "Because the water hasn't receded yet, we have ...

Ozark welcomes new police chief After a months-long search, Ozark's new police chief is on the job.  Tim Clothier, a 24-year veteran of the Owensboro, Ky., police force, has been here since Sept. 28 but took his ceremonial oath of office on Monday. "It's just truly amazing.  I know they've been through a lot, but it has not hindered the police department at all," Clothier said. Those things the department has been ...

Successful Springfield pilot releases new book highlighting adventures in aviation For the general aviation pilot, a day’s work could be anything from the mundane to the exciting, and some days, everything in between. For Mark Burgess, it’s all in a day’s work, and with 40 years and more than 14,000 flight hours under his belt, he has released a new book highlighting some of his greatest adventures. Burgess, whose new book 'Charter Pilot – Rare Adventures ...

BBB Brief: College Phone Scam Scammers are now targeting college students. The FBI says the crooks can spoof caller ID, so it looks like they're calling from the FBI or a government agency. The Better Business Bureau says the scammers will try to scare you into paying a debt; like your student loans, taxes and even unpaid parking tickets. "College students aren't used to any of these phone tactics.  And they're ...

KY3's Chad Plein earns sportscaster honor over the weekend KY3 is proud to announce Chad Plein was honored with a regional Emmy for 'best sports anchoring' over the weekend.  This is his second-straight Emmy win. ...

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Judge tosses conviction in infamous '90 NYC tourist killing
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who maintains he was wrongly convicted in a notorious 1990 tourist killing deserves a new trial, a judge said Tuesday, throwing out a verdict in a case that helped crystallize an era of crime and fear in the nation's biggest city.

Michigan factory supervisor wins $310.5M Powerball ticket
June Evans, cashier at the Three Rivers West Shell station in Three Rivers, Mich., laughs as customers arrive to talk about the store selling the winning $310.5 million lottery ticket, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015. The station sold the only winning ticket in the drawing Wednesday night. (Mark Bugnaski/Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group via AP) ALL LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION INTERNET OUT; MANDATORY CREDITLANSING, Mich. (AP) — A supervisor at a Michigan fiberglass factory who won a $310.5 million Powerball jackpot immediately quit her "nasty, dirty" job and will build houses for her family.

South Carolina sees sun, but flooding ordeal far from over
Rick Hoffman evacuates from his house, after making previous trips for personal items, in the Ashborough subdivision near Summerville, S.C., after many of their neighbors left Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. South Carolina is still struggling with flood waters due to a slow moving storm system. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Carolinas saw sunshine Tuesday after days of inundation, but it could take weeks to recover from being pummeled by a historic rainstorm that caused widespread flooding and 14 deaths.

The Latest: Eastern European nations jointly secure borders
In this Monday, Oct. 5, 2015 photo migrants arrive in an overloaded rubber dinghy at the coast near Skala Sikaminias, Lesbos island, Greece. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)GENEVA (AP) — The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local.

Russian military denies strikes on Syrian city of Palmyra
IS militants recently destroyed the 'Arch of Triumph' in the Syrian city of Palmyra, which dates from between 193 and 211 ADRussia's defence ministry on Tuesday dismissed as "absolute lies" claims that its jets had bombed the Syrian city of Palmyra after Syrian state TV reported the strikes. "All reports by foreign media that Russian planes have allegedly conducted air strikes against the city of Palmyra are absolute lies," ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said, Russian news wires reported. "Our aviation in Syria does not attack residential areas nor -- especially not -- the architectural monuments there," he said.