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Children of beaten man are relieved suspects are behind bars The children of an elderly man from Pulaski County who was beaten and robbed in his home are relieved that six suspects are behind bars.  It should also be a relief for many others. Robert Willhite's son and daughter attended a news conference with the Pulaski County sheriff on Wednesday morning, and they expressed their gratitude for investigators' hard work to bring in those responsible for ...

Arkansas leader wants 'dehumanizing' uniform changed; sheriff says jail is not 'Holiday Inn' After touring the Baxter County jail twice,  a county leader said he doesn't like what he saw.  Quorum Court member Gary Tennison's issue is the inmates' uniforms. Inmates have been wearing black-and-white-striped uniforms at the jail ever since Sheriff John Montgomery was elected 10 years ago.  The sheriff wants to keep the stripes, but Tennison is pushing for change; he said the uniforms are dehumanizing and ...

Oscar Mayer may bid for World's Largest Catsup Bottle, just outside St. Louis A famous American meat company wants to purchase the World's Largest Catsup Bottle, a famous icon in this town near St. Louis.  The Oscar Mayer Company confirmed it is interested in the bottle because, with six large hot dogs on wheels traveling across the country all year, it could use a worthy condiment.  One Weinermobile was recently spotted right outside the famous Brooks Fancy Catsup water ...

Jail inmates discover $1 million in pot during litter cleanup in NW Missouri A northwest Missouri cleanup crew consisting of jail inmates and a sheriff's deputy went into a roadside ravine to clean up trash and instead discovered more than 600 pounds of packaged marijuana. The St. Joseph News-Press reports a crew from Buchanan County jail was working Monday south of St. Joseph when they discovered 678 1-pound packages of pot and three large sacks of loose marijuana. Buchanan County ...

Nixa trying to get faster, cheaper internet Mark Truby at the Nixa Area Chamber of Commerce says business owners crave fast internet. Which is why the City of Nixa is looking for a way to install fiber optic lines, the infrastructure necessary for the fastest internet possible. Truby says cities with faster internet attract jobs and economic growth. "We need to fill our industrial park, we need bigger business coming in here, and possibly ...

Diabetic Arkansas girl reunited with service dog An 11-year-old Arkansas girl has her furry, four-legged best friend back at her side. Alayna Barnes, who suffers from diabetes, was reunited with her service dog, Major, Tuesday night. Alayna's family sent Major to Colorado earlier this month so he could improve his skills with his trainer. That trainer, though, refused to give the dog back--according to the family--claiming he was abused. After the family filed charges, ...

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Century-old pipe break points to national problem
The site of a water main break is shown near UCLA Wednesday July 30, 2014, in Los Angeles. A ruptured 93-year-old water main on Tuesday left the UCLA campus awash in 8 million gallons of water in the middle of California's worst drought in decades, stranding people in parking garages and flooding the school's storied basketball court less than two years after a major renovation. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities face with miles of water lines installed generations ago.

Kansas congressman hit by farmers' backlash
FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2013 file photo U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp speaks in Wichita, Kan. When the congressman from Kansas' First District, where eleven biofuel plants dot the sprawling landscape, refused to back away from his co-sponsorship of a bill that would phase out a renewable fuel program, many of his rural constituents were infuriated. That anger has now come back to haunt Huelskamp, a tea party favorite, in the waning days before the Aug. 5 GOP primary. (AP Photo/Wichita Eagle, Brian Corn)WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Eleven biofuel plants dot the vast expanse of western and central Kansas, where farm fields stretch to the horizon and corn and sorghum are the backbone of the rural economy.

Landslide buries Indian village; at least 25 dead
Rescue workers carry the body of a victim at the site of a landslide in Malin village, in the western Indian state of Maharashtra, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Torrential rains triggered a massive landslide that buried a remote village in western India on Wednesday, killing more than a dozen people as it swept away scores of houses and possibly trapping many more people under debris, officials said. (AP Photo)MALIN, India (AP) — Rescue workers and desperate villagers dug through deep mud, rocks and the debris of shattered homes Thursday after a massive landslide buried a remote village in western India, killing at least 25 people and trapping more than 150, authorities said.

Immigration courts speed up children's cases
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases to be heard.

Portland settles suit by officer who honored Nazis
In this image from video, date not known, Mark Kruger. a Portland police officer speaks in Portland, Ore. Once-forgotten plaques placed by Kruger in a city park to honor five Nazi-era German soldiers have come back to haunt the city. The officer, Capt. Mark Kruger, threatened to sue the city last year over texts sent by a top police official to an officer characterizing him as a Nazi sympathizer. Instead of going to court, the city settled, agreeing to give Kruger 80 hours of vacation and $5,000. (AP Photo/The Oregonian, Michael Lloyd)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Once-forgotten plaques placed by a Portland police officer in a city park to honor five Nazi-era German soldiers have come back to haunt the city.