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Silver Dollar City attraction will close for good on Sunday; big announcement coming soon If you've ever been to Silver Dollar City, chances are you've experienced the adventures of the family favorite attraction, Geyser Gulch. This weekend will be your last chance to visit the iconic structure before it closes...for good. SDC announced last week that it will shut down "the gulch" on Sunday, August 3, to make room for something 'bigger and better.' The amusement park will announce the ...

Contact KY3: Avoid college freshmen financial failures The first year of college is typically the most expensive. A lot of students live in the dorms, they eat out and it's their first experience with a credit card. Experts say the financial decisions students make, will likely impact them for years to come. Keely Higgins is moving to the dorms. She has no college savings, but did her debt homework. "I'm going to have roughly $7,000 ...

Water quality map can help you decide where to swim Summertime and lots of people immerse themselves in the Ozarks lakes or streams.  But, how clean and safe is the water for swimming or boating?    Ozarks Water Watch has released it's Status of the Watershed 2014 report, and you can check it out with an interactive map here.  The green dots are the best water quality, yellow is not quite as clean, and red means ...

Year-long drug probe brings down 13 people in Laclede County The Lake Area Narcotic Enforcement Group (LANEG), in coordination with the Laclede County Sheriff’s Department, Lebanon Police Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol, ended a long term narcotics investigation in Laclede County about 5 p.m. Wednesday. Over the course of approximately 12 months, overt and covert operatives with LANEG and the Missouri State Highway Patrol conducted a series of narcotic investigations involving the possession, distribution/sales ...

Consumer Reports: Deadly pain pills Prescription painkillers like OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin can make days bearable if you’re suffering, but they can be as addictive as heroin and just as deadly. Prescriptions have soared 300 percent in the past decade. In fact, Vicodin and its generic, hydrocodone, are now the most commonly prescribed drugs in America. 46 people a day—almost 17,000 people a year—die from overdoses of opioids. And more than 500,000 people a ...

Plot to rob c-store brings prison sentence for ex-postmaster A former postmaster in Eagle Rock  was sentenced in U.S. District Court on Thursday for conspiring to rob or burglarize a convenience store.  Michael Stubblefield, 51, of Cassville, received a sentence of three years and eight months in federal prison without parole. Last Dec. 18, Stubblefield pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to commit robbery and to transporting stolen goods. On multiple occasions in March 2012, ...

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Gas explosions kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan
Vehicles are left lie in a destroyed street following multiple explosions from an underground gas leak in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, early Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. A massive gas leakage early Friday caused five explosions that killed scores of people and injured over 200 in the southern Taiwan port city of Kaohsiung. (AP Photo) TAIWAN OUTKAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) — At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said Friday.

Trump selected to advance in Bills' sale process
In this May 27, 2014 file photo, Donald Trump speaks at a National Press Club luncheon in Washington. Trump says he'll submit a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills but that it's unlikely his offer will be the winner. The billionaire businessman told Fox News that's because he's "not going to do something totally stupid" to make the team his. Trump spoke on the eve of Tuesday's, July 29, 2014, deadline for prospective owners to submit initial bids for the National Football League franchise. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump remains in the running to buy the Buffalo Bills.

US lawmakers postpone recess to deal with immigration
A group of children and seven mothers arrive in Guatemala after being deported from the United States on July 22, 2014In a last-ditch effort to schedule a vote dealing with a influx of undocumented Central American children, the US House of Representatives postponed its summer recess. The move came after the Republican-controlled chamber scrapped a vote earlier in the day on a bill to provide $659 million in emergency aid for the humanitarian crisis at the border. "We'll stay until we vote," said Republican Congressman Darrell Issa. US officials have said that almost 57,000 unaccompanied children have arrived this year from Central America, fleeing poverty and violence at home, and hoping in many instances to reunite with relatives already in the United States.

10 Things to Know for Friday
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, joined by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, after the Democratic majority voted to weaken filibusters and make it harder for Republicans to block confirmation of the president's nominees for judges and other top posts. McConnell said Democrats are using a power play to distract voters from the president's troubled health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

Gaza truce comes after days of pushing for a deal
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference addressed jointly with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi, India, Thursday, July 31, 2014. This is Kerry's first visit to India following the resounding election win of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May. (AP Photo/Lucas Jackson, Pool)NEW DELHI (AP) — Hours past midnight Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a cease-fire plan to stop the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip. He'd been pushing for a deal all day — in fact, for more than a week — and nailing down a final agreement was proving elusive.