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Winter hours begin at Wilson's Creek The calendar won’t show for it for a couple of months, but winter begins at Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield on Sunday. Winter hours of operation for the Battlefield begin Sunday. Tour Road hours will change to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. effective Sunday, October 26, 2014. Visitor Center hours will remain at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. An entry permit of $5.00 per adult or $10.00 per ...

Communities make pitch for new Arkansas prison Several Arkansas cities and counties have submitted proposals to host a proposed $100 million prison that would house maximum-security inmates in the state. Friday is the deadline for communities to submit paperwork if they want to be home to the new prison, which officials say is needed to accommodate the fast-growing inmate population. The Legislature must approve funding when it meets next year for the project ...

Slideshow: UAB vs. Arkansas; Homecoming in Fayetteville The Arkansas Razorbacks battled the University of Birmingham Blazers for Homecoming Saturday in Fayetteville. ...

Congresswoman wants more Ebola-related restrictions A Missouri Congresswoman wants the White House to make it even tougher to the U.S. from areas of Africa affected by Ebola. 4th District U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler is calling on the White House to do more. This week, the Department of Homeland Security announced a set of travel restrictions on travelers coming from Ebola-stricken countries, with the requirement that all U.S.-bound travelers from those countries ...

Arkansas Senate hopefuls make nice in final ads  Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican Rep. Tom Cotton are trying to put a happy face on one of the most bitterly fought Senate races in the country, unveiling a new batch of positive TV ads as they head into the final days of the campaign. Pryor's campaign on Friday announced four new television ads it would begin airing in the state, while Cotton's announced ...

Strong supply, but low prices for corn, soybeans Corn and soybean farmers are seeing record yields, thanks to a cool, mild spring. But the downside of the strong supply is a dip in prices. The Southeast Missourian (http://bit.ly/1t75s3Z ) reports that record-setting yields are being recorded. Agriculture experts say the result is more grain going to market - and lower return for farmers. Storing grain is especially important this year. Some farmers want to sit ...



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Health care worker criticizes quarantine process
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The health care worker now quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is sharply criticizing the way she's being treated.

Yosemite rangers try to keep hungry bears at bay
In this April 2014 photo provided by the Yosemite Conservancy is a bear with a GPS tracking collar in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Keeping wild black bears in Yosemite National Park away from humans is a constant battle. For the last 16 years, park rangers have warned visitors about the perils of leaving food in their cars within range of the bears’ ultra-keen noses. A bear management team is busy now fixing bears with sophisticated GPS tracking collars to better understand their movement. Despite such efforts, the park rangers are losing the battle this year. (AP Photo/Yosemite Conservancy, Caitlin Lee-Roney)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Rangers at Yosemite National Park say they're in a constant battle to keep wild black bears — with their ultra-keen noses and powerful paws — far away from humans.

Egypt's Sinai in lockdown after bomb kills 30 troops
A Palestinian security officer sits near the gate under Palestinian control at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip, October 25, 2014Egypt imposed a state of emergency Saturday across parts of the Sinai Peninsula as the military pounded suspected jihadists after a suicide car bombing there killed 30 soldiers. Friday's bombing was the deadliest attack on security forces since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year, to the fury of his supporters. The state of emergency in the north and centre of the Sinai will remain in place for three months, the president's office said. Egypt also announced it would close the Rafah crossing into the Gaza Strip, the only entry to the Palestinian territory not controlled by Israel.

Cunningham, Meyers Taylor win openers at US trials
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — Nick Cunningham is generally considered a lock to make the U.S. bobsled national team this season.

No. 11 Kansas State pitches 23-0 shutout of Texas
Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters (15) looks for a receiver during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — No. 11 Kansas State's rapidly improving defense led the first shutout of Texas in more than a decade in a 23-0 victory Saturday that kept the Wildcats unbeaten in Big 12 play.