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Christie campaigning in Arkansas for Hutchinson New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is campaigning in Arkansas on behalf of Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson's campaign. Christie is scheduled to campaign with Hutchinson in North Little Rock, Little Rock and Rogers. Hutchinson is running against Democratic rival and fellow ex-congressman Mike Ross. The two are running to succeed Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe, who is barred by term limits from seeking re-election. Christie is a potential ...

Construction info a "sign" of the times As you drive through Springfield you will see additional information from the City on roadway construction zones. The Public Works and Public Information departments started a new signage program this week that gives citizens details on major projects. The first signs went up on south National Avenue Monday, where a road-widening project is underway. Improvements include the addition of a southbound lane, sidewalk enhancement and utility ...

Video: Steam heat again today A heat advisory remains in effect for Missouri. ...

Powerboat owner dies after crash at Lake of the Ozarks The owner of a Rhode Island-based powerboat company has died after a high-speed boat crash.   Mike Fiore, 44, of Bristol, Rhode Island, died Tuesday evening at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri, according to Frank Sciacca, general counsel for Fiore's company, Outerlimits Offshore Powerboats. Sciacca said in a statement that Fiore died from complications from surgery after the accident.   The highway patrol's water division says Fiore was the ...

Fisherman dies after boat capsized on Lake Taneycomo A St. Louis man died at a Branson hospital after the boat he was on capsized on Lake Taneycomo. Gary Berndhardt, 56, and two other men were fishing near Table Rock Dam when their boat hit a tree in the water Tuesday afternoon.  The driver and another passenger managed to get on top of the boat and a tree limb until help could arrive.  Another boater ...

Blast from the past: Premature baby featured on KY3 in 1996 is all grown up & off to college Like many young adults Baylee Carroll is excited, and nervous about heading off to college. "I started last week actually, it was my first week. It's good. It's a bit of a change," said Carroll. It's a major accomplishment for anyone, but especially this young woman who got off to a bit of a scary start in life. Born at only 31 weeks and weighing just 2 ...

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Europe shares ease, Asia higher after S&P record
People walk past an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Asian stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday after the latest record close for the Standard & Poor's 500, though gains were modest and Japan and Hong Kong lost ground after early advances. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — Global shares were mixed Wednesday after the latest record close for the Standard & Poor's 500, with Europe off to a shaky start despite a strong day in Asia.

Group of Russian soldiers cross into Ukraine town: Ukraine military
The Ukrainian military said on Wednesday that more Russian soldiers had crossed the border into eastern Ukraine, entering the small town of Amvrosiyivka in five armored infantry carriers and a truck. The report of a further cross-border incursion by Russian troops followed the capture by Ukrainian government forces of a group of Russian paratroopers in roughly the same area. Moscow said the captured troops had strayed into Ukraine by mistake but Kiev said they had been on a "special mission" linked to the pro-Russian separatist rebellions in the east. "Five armored infantry carriers and one Kamaz truck entered Amvrosiyivka with men in them," military spokesman Andriy Lysenko told journalists in Kiev.

Talks optimism fades as Ukraine says Russia makes new incursion
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in MinskBy Richard Balmforth and Anton Zverev KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - Ukraine accused Russian forces of launching a new military incursion across its border on Wednesday, a day after the leaders of both countries agreed to work towards ending a separatist war in the east of the country. The accusation, which could not be immediately verified, quickly dented any sense of cautious optimism from Tuesday's late-night talks between presidents Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko on resolving the five-month conflict. Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said a group of Russian soldiers had crossed the border in armored infantry carriers and a truck and entered the eastern town of Amvrosiyivka, not far from where Ukraine detained 10 Russian soldiers on Monday. No comment was immediately available from the Russian defense ministry on the alleged incursion.

Bulgarian poet Valeri Petrov dies
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Valeri Petrov, Bulgaria's most prominent contemporary poet and a former Nobel Prize nominee who translated the complete works of Shakespeare, has died at age 94.

Time Warner Cable has widespread outages
NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Cable says a problem that occurred during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours on Wednesday morning.