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Military bomb determined to be a dud An Army bomb found between Strafford and Rogersville Tuesday afternoon is not a threat. The military ordnance was found at 9828 E. Charity Drive, east of Missouri 125. Neighbors say the people who used to live in the house have been gone for about a month, but left behind a vehicle.  A crew showed up to repossess the vehicle and found the bomb next to the ...

Video #1: Greene Co. GOP presiding commissioner candidates The three Republican candidates for Greene County presiding commissioner talk about how they would fund government services without raising taxes.  We'll have two more sets of interviews with the candidates later.  The Republicans are squaring off in the primary election on Aug. 5. ...

Investigators relentlessly tracked suspects in beating case Five people are in custody, all suspected of playing a part in beating an 82-year-old man in a wheelchair and burglarizing his rural home near Swedeborg in Pulaski County. Ray and Sharon Downs had heard the news, but didn't know it was so close to home.  "I said, 'Mr. Willhite meets all the description, but surely not that close,'" said Ray Downs. The probable cause statements against the ...

CoxHealth patients needing prosthetics devices will soon see faster service CoxHealth’s new Center for Prosthetics and Orthotics in southwest Springfield is nearly ready to open. Some of the staff provided a tour of it on Tuesday. “The leg I have is pretty simple because I have a lot of my limb left,” said technician Ashleigh Bentz. You could say Bentz knows exactly what her patients are going through. “I was born with three toes and missing a bone ...

Food vendors see rise in sales at Ozark Empire Fair At the halfway point of the Ozark Empire Fair, organizers said vendors are selling more than they have in previous years. Fair Food and Beverage Director Ban Agee said concession sales are up about ten to 15 percent from last year. "I don't have any set numbers, but we are definitely up a lot more than last year I can tell by just talking to my vendors," ...

Daycare employees discover homemade bombs near playground Daycare employees in Bolivar faced a scary situation on Monday morning when one of them found several homemade bombs just feet from their childcare center.  It happened at Kiddee Korral on Holt at Laverne. "The safety of the kids, it's our main concern," said Rhonda Hibbitt, an employee at Kiddee Korral. The daycare's director made the unexpected discovery in a lot behind the center's playground early Monday ...

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Motion filed to dismiss penis amputation suit
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An attorney for two Alabama doctors accused in a lawsuit of amputating a man's penis in what was supposed to have been a routine circumcision filed a motion Tuesday seeking to dismiss the claims.

Obama eats ribs with 4 Kansas City letter writers
Girls from a student sports team react as President Barack Obama greets patrons at Arthur Bryant’s Barbeque restaurant Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Obama went to the restaurant to meet with four Kansas City residents who wrote him letters. According to the White House the Kansas City letter writers include a man who thanked Obama for student loan help he received, a single mother who described her challenges raising children and running a business, a teacher in a GED program and a woman who is active in her neighborhood association. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Barack Obama feasted on barbecue Tuesday with four people who wrote him letters in a trip to highlight the struggles of working families in American's heartland, as the clock ticked on pressing issues before Congress goes on summer break.

Top Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder
UTAH GAY MARRIAGE TO SCOTUSColorado's Supreme Court ordered Boulder County to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while an appeal from the state attorney general is heard.

Broken water main floods UCLA; people rescued
Water cascades down a stairway to a parking structure adjacent to Pauley Pavlion, home of UCLA basketball, background, after a 30-inch water main burst on nearby Sunset Boulevard Tuesday, July 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Water and Power spokeswoman Michele Vargas says the water main, nearly a century old, would take another two hours to shut off. (AP Photo/Paul Phootrakul)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, forced the rescue of people trapped in underground parking garages and covered some of the best-known parts of campus in water, including the school's famed basketball arena.

Bellagio robbery suspect is convict from Kansas
This photo provided by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Jesse Jones. Jones was booked Sunday July 27, 2014, into the Clark County jail after being arrested by police at a Las Vegas resort on Saturday night. He's accused of robbing a teller at gunpoint Friday night and making off with tens of thousands of dollars. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)LAS VEGAS (AP) — The suspect arrested in an armed robbery at the Bellagio casino was identified late Tuesday as a Kansas man with a criminal record who allegedly celebrated after the heist with prostitutes and a spending spree on the Las Vegas Strip.