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Missouri law requires meningitis vaccine for college students Students in Missouri now have to add getting a meningitis vaccine to their college move-in checklist. A new state law takes effect on July 1 requiring all students living in on-campus housing at public institutions be vaccinated. "This affects each of the 4,000 beds we have. It will affect all students that have a housing contract," said Gary Stewart, Director of Residence Life and Dining Services for ...

Christian County debates GPS in patrol cars The Christian County Sheriff is asking for GPS to track dozens of deputies. "the sheriff could see every car, where its at and what its doing at any given moment," Presiding Christian County Commissioner Ray Weter said. It's technology that the Christian County Ambulance district already has, and it's on its way to the Ozark Police Department. Now the County Sheriff wants the high-tech tools, too. "We're talking about ...

Heavy possibly flooding rains Thunderstorms will take aim on the Ozarks daily through the holiday weekend. Find out how much rain may fall by watching the forecast. ...

No real rush on same-sex marriage licenses in Ozarks counties In recent days, images from across the nation have depicted lines of happy same-sex couples obtaining marriage licenses at their local county courthouses.  However, such scenes have not been seen in most areas of Missouri or Arkansas.  On Tuesday, it was a quiet afternoon at the Recorder's Office at the Webster County Courthouse - the place where you can get 'that' piece of paper. "We haven’t had ...

Avoid 4th of July injuries by avoiding misuse of fireworks When it comes to fireworks bigger isn't always better. Some of the smallest children’s fireworks can be the most dangerous when not used properly. Chad Greene has been operating a fireworks stand for 18 years. He says it's the most innocent looking fireworks that can be the most dangerous. "A lot of kids come in here wanting to make sparkler bombs and stuff like that and I'd ...

Missouri Supreme Court upholds right to farm, right to bear arms amendments Missouri's Supreme Court has upheld two constitutional amendments guaranteeing the right to farm and the right to bear arms. The judges on Tuesday issued an opinion saying that summaries of the proposals on ballots last year were fair. Critics complained that the measures misled voters and would have unintended consequences. For example, some said they could be interpreted to allow convicted felons to own weapons or grant ...

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Greece offers conditional okay to bailout, Germany skeptical
Protesters wave Greek and EU flags during a pro-Euro rally in front of the parliament building, in AthensATHENS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has written to international creditors saying Greece could accept their last bailout offer if some conditions were changed, but Germany expressed scepticism while saying the door was still open for negotiations. In exchange, Athens asked for a 29 billion euro loan to cover all its debt service payments due in the next two years. In the letter, seen by Reuters, Tsipras asked to keep a discount on value added tax for Greek islands, stretch out defense spending cuts and delay the phasing out of an income supplement to poorer pensioners.

EU's Juncker says in permanent contact with Greece
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday that he was in permanent contact with Greek authorities who said they could accept a bailout offer from international creditors if several conditions were changed.

Greece makes concession but no deal seen before Sunday vote
Pensioners try to get a number to enter inside a bank in Athens, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. About 1,000 bank branches around the country were ordered by the government to reopen Wednesday to help desperate pensioners without ATM cards cash up to 120 euros ($134) from their retirement checks. Eurozone finance ministers were set to weigh Greece's latest proposal for aid Wednesday. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government has made new concessions in talks with its creditors, though some European officials said they were still not good enough and that a deal was nevertheless impossible before a Greek referendum on Sunday.

Indonesia plane crash death toll 141 as search effort ends
A relative weeps near body bags containing the remains of the victims of a military cargo plane that crashed onto a residential area on Tuesday, at a hospital in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 1, 2015. The C-130 Hercules crashed shortly after takeoff on June 30 in the country's third largest city. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)MEDAN, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's air force said Wednesday it will investigate if the transport plane that crashed into a city neighborhood, killing 141 people, was violating orders by carrying paying passengers. A local military commander said the search for bodies has ended.

Obama to unveil deal with Cuba to reopen embassies
Cuban President Raul Castro (L) and his US counterpart Barack Obama held a historic meeting in Panama in April 2015, the first between US and Cuban leaders since 1956President Barack Obama will unveil Wednesday a breakthrough deal with Cuba to reopen embassies in Washington and Havana, officials said, in a major step toward ending decades of Cold war enmity. The agreement is a major foreign policy achievement for the president, and it comes alongside months of talks with Cuba after the leaders of the two countries agreed in December to begin warming relations. Obama's remarks about reaching the diplomatic agreement are set for 11:00 am (1500 GMT) in the White House Rose Garden.