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Mine waste removal starts soon in southwest Missouri Environmental officials say mine waste removal efforts are gearing up in southwest Missouri. Liz Hagenmaier, of the Environmental Protection Agency, says the waste removal should begin this spring at subsites in the Granby area of Newton County.  A contractor has started clearing vegetation where the waste will be deposited. The waste includes lead, zinc and cadmium left over from mining operations around the county dating back to ...

MSU hosts Chinese New Year family activities on Saturday In Asia, the Chinese New Year is a traditional holiday where families gather, eat, decorate, exchange gifts and enjoy festivals.  In an effort to share that cultural experience with the Missouri State University community,  Weirong Schaefer, senior instructor of modern and classical languages, along with the China programs office, invites the public to a community celebration of the Chinese New Year on Saturday. “Our Chinese students ...

Missouri State University's president prepares for 'his' extended Presidents' Day weekend When you think of Presidents' Day, you typically think of George Washington or Abe Lincoln.  But there are other presidents too.   Missouri State University President Clif Smart took to Twitter to share his plans for the holiday.  He did it with a little humor too.  Also, notice the cereal he eats?   WATCH BELOW: Clif Smart ...

Wilson's Creek Nat'l Battlefield recruits volunteers, hosts intro sessions on Saturday On Saturday, Feb. 13, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield hosts a Volunteer Recruitment Fair from 10 to 3. The day’s activities will begin with a short video introducing the NPS Volunteer in Parks (VIP) program followed by a brief presentation to address some of the specific volunteer needs for the 2016 spring and summer season. The battlefield's staff encourages anyone interested in volunteering at the battlefield to ...

Week-old strike in Springfield is no closer to being settled than when it started A representative of Polar Tank Trailer said Friday that the company and the United Steelworkers union Local 11-770 have made no progress towards a new contract since workers went on strike on Feb. 5.  Picketers remain outside company gates on East Kearney Street, east of U.S. 65. Here's the statement from general manager Mike McCall: • “Due to concerning activities which occurred at the picket line last ...

Break the Winter Doldrums with this Workout KY3's Paul Adler visits with Dawn Schaffer of Extreme Fitness about an exercise routine to shake you out of the winter doldrums and workout your chest and shoulder muscles. You will need an adjustable bench that has multiple positions. If you don't belong to a gym, the cheapest models start about $70 and go up into the thousand dollar range.  The workout is called, "The Dumbbell Ladder:" Bench ...

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Rubio family stars in South Carolina comeback attempt
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2016 file photo, Daniella Rubio, 13, left, plays checkers with brother Anthony Rubio, 10, right, with Dominick Rubio, 8, watching at center, as their father, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and his family arrive for lunch at a Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Okatie, S.C, after attending a campaign event at the Sun City community. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Just for a moment, Marco Rubio stops trying to explain what went wrong in New Hampshire. He needs to find out why Dominick is crying.

Black Democrats question Sanders' commitment to Obama
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign enlisted the support of black Democrats on Friday to undermine Bernie Sanders' push to claim a piece of President Barack Obama's legacy, arguing she is the rightful heir to the nation's first black president.

Shaq, Iverson named among 14 Hall of Fame finalists
Former Philadelphia 76ers player Allen Iverson walks onto the court to deliver the game ball before a game on May 23, 2012 in Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaFour-time NBA champion Shaquille O'Neal and four-time NBA scoring champion Allen Iverson were among 14 finalists for 2016 induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame announced Friday in Toronto. "Shaq" and Iverson were among seven first-time nominees from the women's and North American selection committees for consideration for the 2016 Hall of Fame group to be announced April 4 in Houston and enshrined in September at the sporting shrine in Springfield, Massachusetts. Retired Chinese star Yao Ming, eligible for consideration this year for the first time, falls under the Hall of Fame's direct elect international committee and that group announces only enshrinees, that coming in April.

Former transgender inmate settles with prison officials
ATLANTA (AP) — A former transgender inmate who had complained that she didn't get adequate treatment for her gender identity condition has settled a lawsuit against Georgia prison officials.

After Oregon standoff, some say: Right fight; wrong tactics
A man wave American flag from atop a car at the Narrows roadblock, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, near Burns, Ore. The last four occupiers of a Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon surrendered Thursday. The holdouts were the last remnants of a larger group that seized the wildlife refuge nearly six weeks ago, demanding that the government turn over the land to locals and release two ranchers imprisoned for setting fires. (Thomas Boyd/The Oregonian via AP) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; NO LOCAL INTERNET; THE MERCURY OUT; WILLAMETTE WEEK OUT; PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP OUT; MANDATORY CREDITLAS VEGAS (AP) — Right fight; wrong strategy.