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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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Ebola-hit Sierra Leone declares state of emergency
Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma speaks during an event at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC, on March 29, 2013Sierra Leone leader Ernest Bai Koroma declared a state of emergency on Thursday and cancelled a planned trip to the US-Africa summit as the country struggled to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic. "Extraordinary challenges require extraordinary measures. The Ebola virus disease poses an extraordinary challenge to our nation," the president said in a televised address to the nation. "Consequently... I hereby proclaim a state of public emergency to enable us to take a more robust approach to deal with the Ebola outbreak."

Ailing Portuguese bank's shares sink after losses
In this July 28, 2014 photo, people use ATMs at a branch of Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo in Lisbon. The Espirito Santo family business survived wars, dictatorship, revolution and family feuds for almost 150 years. Now, one of Europe's last banking dynasties is being stripped of its wealth and influence amid accounting irregularities, huge unreported debts, and a police investigation. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Shares in troubled Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo have plunged by more than 50 percent in volatile early trading on the Lisbon stock exchange a day after it reported a record half-year loss of 3.58 billion euros ($4.8 billion).

Amputee jumper won't contest team exclusion
FILE In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2012 file photo Germany's Markus Rehm makes a world record jump of 7.14 meters in the men's long jump F42/44 final during the athletics competition at the 2012 Paralympics, in London. The German athletics federation has excluded an amputee long jumper from its squad for the upcoming European Championship, saying his carbon-fiber prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage it was reported Wednesday July 30, 2014. Paralympics champion Markus Rehm won the long jump competition at the German nationals last weekend with an effort of 8.24 meters. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German amputee long jumper says he will not contest the decision to exclude him from the upcoming European Championships.

Eurozone inflation drops further to 0.4 percent
BRUSSELS (AP) — The inflation rate in the 18-nation eurozone dropped again in July, official data showed Thursday, likely adding pressure on the European Central Bank to beef up its efforts to spur the economy.

Volkswagen 2nd quarter profit up but revenue slips
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Volkswagen, Europe's biggest automaker, says its net income rose 14.1 percent in the second quarter although revenues slipped even as unit sales pushed higher.