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Ghost town no more: Developer plans nearly 100 new homes at Jamestown site It's hard to call Jamestown a ghost town- since it never really was a community to begin with. About all that ever existed were big plans for stores and neighborhoods. Only four sample homes were built.  It's mostly still a vacant field, but not for much longer. Kenny Bussell, owner of Bussell Builders, is the new developer who is putting plans back on the table for the ...

The rain is not over yet The rain will last through the night and more is possible this weekend. Find out what to expect by watching the forecast. ...

Man shot dead in confrontation with Stone County deputies A man was shot to death after a confrontation with Stone County deputies Friday morning. Sheriff Doug Rader said deputies responded to a home near Lampe after a 911 call at 1 a.m. from a woman who said her husband was shooting at her. When deputies arrived, they encountered an armed man, and tried to talk him into dropping his gun. Rader said the man aimed ...

Neighbors talk about deadly shootout A Nixa police officer and a Christian County Sheriff's Deputy are on paid administrative leave after a deadly shootout near the Ozark square.  On Wednesday, police say 37-year-old Somer Brook Speer started shooting when a bail bondsman came to arrest her on a drunk driving warrant. They say when police arrived she kept shooting, and barricaded herself inside her business, 417 Bail Bonds. "She met them at ...

Askinosie Chocolate Holiday Tours 'Tis the season for friends, family, and chocolate. Askinosie Chocolate Factory is now offering holiday tours of their facilities on Saturdays until Christmas Eve. ...

Arkansas spoils Pinkel's final game at Mizzou; Collins rushes for 3 scores The rain never let up Friday at Razorback Stadium.  Neither did Arkansas' Alex Collins. The Razorback junior rushed for 141 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead Arkansas (7-5, 5-3) to a 28-3 victory over Mizzou (5-7, 1-7) Friday in the annual ‘Border Line Rivalry’ game in Fayetteville. The game was the finale for Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel. He retires as the school’s winningest coach. "It ...

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Insight - Labour Party battles for soul and identity
Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party addresses the Scottish Labour Party conference in Perth, ScotlandBy Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) - In the 1970s, a trio of socialists joined a battle to steer Britain's Labour Party to the left. Almost 40 years on, the same three men, led by new party chief Jeremy Corbyn, are closer than ever to their goal of pushing the opposition party to the hard left. Two months after 66-year-old Corbyn was elected leader on a wave of enthusiasm for change, some Labour lawmakers closer to the centre are rebelling openly over his stand on vexed questions such as how to tackle terrorism and whether Britain should bomb Syria.

Gunmen kill 4 Egypt security personnel south of Cairo: sources
An Egyptian special forces policeman takes his position in front of the main gate at the Borg El Arab "Army Stadium" before 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match between Egypt and Chad, in the AlexandriaCAIRO (Reuters) - Gunmen killed four security personnel in an armed attack in Saqqara, 22 miles south of Cairo, three security sources said on Saturday. One security source said the two attackers were riding a motor bike when they opened fire using machine guns at a checkpoint in Saqqara, a Cairo suburb and site of some of Egypt's oldest pyramids. Egypt is fighting an Islamist insurgency that has been targeted mostly at security personnel. (Reporting by Ahmed Hassan and Omar Fahmy; Writing by Asma Alsharif; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

Pope Francis visits Ugandan shrine amid gay rights debate
Pope Francis arrives at the Catholic martyrs' shrine in Namugongo to lead a mass near the Uganda capital of KampalaBy Philip Pullella and Edith Honan NAMUGONGO, Uganda (Reuters) - Pope Francis traveled to Uganda's holiest shrine on Saturday, paying tribute to 19th century Christian martyrs killed for their faith, including for protecting young boys in the royal court from abuse by the king. Francis, on the second leg of his first African tour, said Mass for tens of thousands of people huddled on muddy hillsides surrounding the soaring modern shrine made of iron and cone-shaped to resemble a hut of the Baganda tribe. Twenty-five Anglicans and 22 Catholic converts where killed during the persecutions, mostly by being burned to death, between 1884 and 1887 on the orders of King Buganda Mwanga II. The most famous of the Catholic converts and martyrs was Charles Lwanga, a prefect in the royal court who was in charge of the boy pages and was killed because he tried to protect the children from the sexual advances of the king.

Suicide bomber hits Shi'ite procession in Nigeria's Kano state
Items seen scattered on the ground at the scene of the bomb blast at Kuje market in AbujaA male suicide bomber hit a procession of Shi'ite Muslims in Nigeria's Kano state as they walked to the city of Zaria to pay homage to their founder in the country, security sources and a Shi'ite leader said. Muhammad Turi said that 21 people had been killed and more wounded. The blast went off at around 2 p.m. local time (1300 GMT) near the village of Dakozoye outside the town of Garum Mallam, south of Nigeria's second city Kano.

Pope honours Ugandan martyrs on Africa tour
Pope Francis received a rapturous welcome as he arrived at a shrine to the martyrs at Namugongo, just outside the capital KampalaVast crowds of Ugandans greeted Pope Francis on Saturday as he honoured Christians martyred for the faith on the second leg of a landmark trip to Africa, which he dubbed "the continent of hope". Wild cheers and singing broke out as Francis arrived at the open air shrine. Over 100,000 people had waited from before dawn to attend the mass, a key highlight of his visit to Uganda.