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Rehab center closing in Mt.Vernon, 300 jobs end Friday Mount Vernon city officials are negotiating to acquire a 165-acre campus that housed a rehabilitation hospital since 1907. The Missouri Rehabilitation Center in Mount Vernon officially closed Thursday, leaving more than 300 people without jobs. A Veterans Administration clinic will continue to operate on the campus. The Joplin Globe reports that City Administrator Max Springer says the city hopes to take over the campus and find other tenants. The ...

Watch: Scary Halloween night weather. Your trick-or-treat and Friday night football temperatures Temperatures will stay in the 40s today, with 30s for trick-or-treat tonight. ...

Secretary of State names Elections Integrity Task Force Missouri will keep an extra close eye on its elections. Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander has announced the formation of the bipartisan Elections Integrity Task Force, which will bring together local, state and federal law enforcement and election authorities. The task force will meet each election year going forward to help coordinate efforts to ensure Missouri elections remain fair, secure and accessible. “This task force will ...

Camdenton issues boil order after air enters lines Camdenton has issued a boil water order after air entered the city’s main water line. It happened while a contractor was working on a private water system. The precautionary boil order covers homes and businesses on Clint Ave, Willow Terrace, Dogwood Terrace, and Rosewood Terrace. The main was flushed and there was no drop in pressure. The city recommends you take the following precautions: • Boil water for ...

Missouri hosts improved Kentucky team Saturday The Missouri Tigers are home again Saturday and may face a tougher than expected challenge from Kentucky. The Tigers hope to keep pace in the SEC East, as they come in with a record of 6-2 and 3-1 in the SEC. They trail Georgia by one game in the East. Mizzou will need to show some improvement on offense, as the Tigers posted a lackluster attack ...

Arkansas visits top-ranked Mississippi State Saturday The tough road of the Arkansas Razorbacks continues Saturday as the Hogs visit the top ranked team in the country.  The College Football Playoff committee voted Mississippi State the best team in the nation when its first ratings were released Tuesday, but that doesn't interest coach Dan Mullen much. "Our focus is on beating Arkansas,'' Mullen said Monday at his news conference prior to Saturday's home ...

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Kentucky earns No. 1 nod in AP preseason poll
FILE - In this March 27, 2014, file photo, Arizona forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (23) shoots over San Diego State forward Winston Shepard (13) during the first half in a regional semifinal of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Anaheim, Calif. Arizona lost two key contributors from that team: Guard and leader Nick Johnson, and athletic freshman forward Aaron Gordon. And yet, the Wildcats are considered on the short list of favorites to win this season's national title. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)Kentucky is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 for the second straight season.

Car bomb kills at least 10 at bus stop in northeast Nigeria
By Isaac Abrak ABUJA (Reuters) - A car bomb killed at least 10 people at a crowded bus stop in the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe on Friday morning, emergency services said. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast, but Islamist group Boko Haram has been blamed for a string of bomb attacks in the region this year. People continued to flee on Friday from the northeastern town of Mubi, captured and ransacked by Boko Haram this week. Witness Godfrey Anebo told Reuters he saw emergency workers pull eight people from the wreckage in Gombe, all of whom appeared to be dead. ...

Uganda-North Korea ties grow amid democracy doubts
In this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, North Korea’s ceremonial leader Kim Yong Nam, foreground-left, the head of North Korea’s parliament, is escorted into Uganda's parliament by its Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, center, Commissioner Rosemary Seninde, center-right, and Uganda's Foreign Affairs Minister Asuman Kiyingi, right, in Kampala, Uganda. Kim Yong Nam is visiting Uganda as part of a rare tour of Africa, where North Korea has actively tried to find allies like the long-serving Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who gave a state dinner late Thursday in honor of Kim Yong Nam and commended the Pyongyang government as a symbol of the fight against what he called Western Imperialism. (AP Photo)KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda gave a state banquet late Thursday in honor of North Korea's ceremonial head of state, praising Pyongyang for what he said was its prominent role in fighting imperialism.

Former Gaddafi spokesman expelled from Egypt: state newspaper
Libyan government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim speaks to the media during a news conference in TripoliCAIRO (Reuters) - The former spokesman for deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has been expelled from Egypt, a state newspaper said on Friday, though the spokesman disputed the report. The website of Egypt's state newspaper al-Ahram said Egyptian authorities asked Moussa Ibrahim to leave the country at the request of the Libyan government of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni. The article included what it said was a copy of a request by the Libyan interior ministry to extradite Ibrahim. ...

Exxon defies low oil price with refining strength
FILE - This July 27, 2011 file photo shows an Exxon sign at an Exxon gas station in Carnegie, Pa. Exxon Mobil reports quarterly financial results on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)NEW YORK (AP) — ExxonMobil Corp.'s refining and chemical operations rescued the company's third-quarter results amid falling global oil prices and lower oil and gas production.