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Nixa hoping to sell voters on a higher tax for new parks.   For the last 30-years people in Nixa have defeated every proposal to raise city taxes.  But city leaders are hoping voters break that streak on election day August 4th. Matt Crouse the Nixa Parks Director says the 40 acres of land at Northview and Greg will be turned into " a fishing lake, walking trail outside, picnic pavilions, there will be some soccer fields that ...

Greene County investigating farm accident that killed 17-year-old boy Greene County Sheriff's investigators say a 17-year-old boy was found dead on farm Saturday near the Polk-Greene County line. Tristen England was found dead, slumped over on a tractor.  England and a friend had been mowing a field Saturday afternoon. The friend noticed he had been injured by equipment that became loose from the tractor.  Greene County deputies attempted CPR on the boy but were unsuccessful. ...

Consumer Reports: Does sunblock clothing work? Skin cancer is among the most common of all cancers. Sun exposure is a primary cause. Covering up when you’re outside can be a critical step in prevention. Some clothing claims to have a UPF, or ultraviolet protection factor, which is sort of like an SPF in sunscreen. Consumer Reports wanted to find out whether those clothes really work, and if they do, are they any better ...

Hot Weather to give way to cooler readings Looks like one more hot day before cooler weather arrives. Find out how long that will stick around by watching the forecast. ...

Consumer Reports: New hands-free car infotainment systems Lots of people use their smartphones while driving. Seven in ten are texting, taking selfies, and even using social media, according to a recent AT&T study. Government data show hundreds of people each year are killed in car accidents involving cell phones. Consumer Reports checked out two new infotainment systems designed to work with your phone and your car so that drivers can keep their eyes on the road. ...

Flooding in Houston damaged businesses, homes, roads Roads, businesses and homes in Texas County were suddenly hit by flood waters Sunday after a downpour on the Brushy Creek watershed.   Texas County Emergency Management Director Bennie Cook says they have reports of 4 businesses damaged and two homes, but those numbers may increase. Brushy Creek was flowing strong Monday, but back in its banks, a much different sight than a day ago.  "It came ...

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Scientist: Whale deaths off Alaska island remains mystery
In this June 8, 2015 photo, provided by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Gulf Apex Predator Prey project, a fin whale lies dead on Kodiak Island, Alaska. Researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales whose carcasses were found floating near Alaska's Kodiak Island, a scientist working on the case said Monday, July 27. (Bree Witteveen/University of Alaska Fairbanks via AP)ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales whose carcasses were found floating near Alaska's Kodiak Island, a scientist working on the case said Monday.

Seau lawyer: family won't disrupt Hall of Fame ceremonies
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The family of the late Junior Seau will not disrupt the Hall of Fame ceremonies on Aug. 8 despite its disagreement with a policy preventing live remarks during a posthumous induction.

Mother pleads for return of missing California 8-year-old
This undated photo provided by the Santa Cruz Police Department shows missing Madyson "Maddy" Middleton, from Santa Cruz, Calif. Madyson Middleton was last seen Sunday afternoon, July 26, 2015, riding a scooter outside the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz, a beach town along the Northern California coast. The 4-foot-tall, a 50-pound child, has long brown hair, which was pulled to the side in a braid, and dark eyes. She was wearing a purple dress, black leggings, black flip-flops and a black helmet when she vanished. (Courtesy of Santa Cruz Police Department via AP)SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — The mother of a missing 8-year-old girl pleaded for her safe return Monday as search efforts grew to include federal authorities.

Boy Scouts lift blanket ban on gay adult leaders, employees
Boy Scouts stand on stage with a U.S. flag during the Pledge of Allegiance to begin the inaugural Freedom Summit meeting for conservative speakers in ManchesterThe Boy Scouts of America on Monday ended the group's outright ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees, rolling back a policy that has deeply divided the membership of the 105-year-old Texas-based organization. The new policy, which takes effect immediately, comes three years after the organization removed its prohibition on gay youth but will still allow local Boy Scout units chartered by religious organizations to make their own choices regarding gay adult leaders. The Boy Scouts said the latest resolution, unanimously adopted by the organization's executive committee on July 13, gained final approval by the National Executive Board, with 79 percent of board members present voting to support it.

Judge says she did not involuntarily commit theater gunman
Dondie LeBlanc Breaux, mother of Mayci Breaux, center, and Kevin Breaux, right, father of Mayci, are comforted outside the Church of the Assumption, after her funeral in Franklin, La., Monday, July 27, 2015. She was one of two people killed in Thursday's movie theater shooting in Lafayette, La. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — The gunman responsible for last week's deadly attack in a Louisiana movie theater was delivered by deputies to hospital for a mental evaluation in 2008 after his family said he was a danger to himself and others.