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Ferguson unrest adds up to $4.2 million CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The unrest in Ferguson that followed the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown by a police officer has cost St. Louis County more than $4 million. The county's chief operating officer, Garry Earls, told KMOV-TV (http://bit.ly/1pbxbL6 ) that $2.6 million has been spent on police overtime, the biggest chunk of the $4.2 million bill. Another $170,000 was for damage to police ...

Minnesota police arrest 2 Missouri men after chase AUSTIN, Minn. (AP) — Police in southern Minnesota have arrested two Missouri men after a chase that reached speeds of more than 100 mph. KTTC-TV reports the Austin Police Department said Monday that the State Patrol told officers about a stolen car from Missouri on Sunday. An Austin police officer spotted the car on a highway and the high-speed chase ensued. Police say it took two sets ...

Last minute change to election ballots could cost Missouri counties thousands A last minute change to election ballots will cost Greene County tens of thousands of dollars. After printing more than 100-thousand ballots the Greene County Clerks office, along with many other's across the state of Missouri found out wording on the ballots, had been changed, making those ballots incorrect and illegal. The Missouri appellate court ruled to amend the early voting proposal on the November 4th ballot. This ...

Springfield Art Musuem displays the fabric of our past An unexpected discovery has led to a unique display at the Springfield Art Museum. The museum's registrar recently discovered more than 20 dresses and costumes in storage when she was completing an inventory of the museum's collection. One dress in the collection is what you could call the "little black dress" of the 1880's. It dates to 1888, to be exact, and is made of silk, which ...

Video: dry and mild weather continues Dry air and sun will bring warm afternoons and cool nights. ...

Citizens in Ash Grove seek answers after sudden departure of schools superintendent Many people in this small northwestern Greene County town are divided over a controversy surrounding the school district's leader. Dr. Don Christensen had been leading students and staff at Ash Grove schools, in some form or fashion, for the last the last two decades. “He was a great principal and a great superintendent,” stated Dennis Whitehead, a former teacher and coach with the R-IV district. Just weeks into ...

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Exclusive: Libya asks chemical weapons watchdog to remove stockpile: sources
By Anthony Deutsch AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Libya has asked the global chemical weapons watchdog to draw up plans to ship a stockpile of 850 tonnes of chemicals overseas due to deteriorating security, sources have told Reuters. Diplomats and officials said that transporting the toxins abroad for destruction, as was recently done in Syria, is the most viable option to keep them out of the hands of battling militant groups. ...

Accused White House intruder armed in July arrest
A member of the Secret Service Uniformed Division with a K-9 walks along the perimeter fence along Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. The Secret Service tightened their guard outside the White House after Friday's embarrassing breach in the security of one of the most closely protected buildings in the world. A man is accused of scaling the White House perimeter fence, running across the lawn and entering the presidential mansion before agents stopped him. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a U.S. prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously concerned" about the weekend incident, a spokesman said.

Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria
FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2014, file photo, Pentagon press secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon. The Pentagon on Monday night, Sept. 22, says the U.S. and partner nations have begun airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State militants, using a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk missiles fired from ships in the region. Kirby says that because the military operation is ongoing, no details can be provided yet. He says the decision to strike was made early Monday by the military. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven.

Giants get closer, beat Dodgers 5-2 in 13 innings
San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco, right, is congratulated by third base coach Tim Flannery after hitting a home run during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pinch-hitter Andrew Susac singled home the go-ahead run in the 13th inning, and the San Francisco Giants beat the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 Monday night to climb within 3 1/2 games of the NL West lead.

Lawyer: Uighur scholar in China gets life sentence
In this Feb. 4, 2013 photo, Ilham Tohti, an outspoken scholar of China's Uighur minority, gestures as he speaks during an interview at his home in Beijing, China. A Chinese court on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 imposed a harsh life sentence on Ilham Tohti, who championed the country's Uighur minority, the most severe penalty in a decade for anyone in China convicted of illegal political speech. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court Tuesday imposed a harsh life sentence on an outspoken scholar who championed the country's Uighur minority, the most severe penalty in a decade for anyone in China convicted of illegal political speech.