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Traffic stop turns to manhunt Rogersville police need your help locating Shane Loper. Loper was pulled over for driving erratically on highway 60 near Logan-Rogersville high school Sunday afternoon. The Rogersville police officer who pulled Loper over says he got Loper's drivers license and had returned to his patrol car for a background check, when Loper got out of his car and ran north towards Logan-Rogersville high. According to Rogersville Police, Loper has ...

Motorcyle dealers rev up Sunday sales Until this week it was illegal in Missouri to buy a motorcycle on a Sunday. Lawmakers lifted that ban earlier this year and it went into effect last week Cruisin’ 66 motorcycle superstore has been selling motorcycles for years, but they've never sold one on a Sunday because in Missouri it's been illegal. This is the first Sunday where motorcycle sales were legal in Missouri. Cruisin’ 66 ...

Police looking for man who fled traffic stop near Rogersville Law enforcement is on the lookout for a wanted felon in Rogersville. What started as a traffic stop turned into an active manhunt Sunday afternoon. Police pulled over a car that was driving erratically on Highway 60 near the 125 intersection near the Rogersville high school. Once the driver stopped, he jumped from the car and took off on foot into a field. Officers lost sight ...

Missouri vets get break on business startups Missouri military veterans are getting a break in starting new businesses. Secretary of State Jason Kander has began waiving fees for starting a new business for members of the Missouri National Guard and active duty military returning home to Missouri under his Startups for Soldiers Act. A list of all waived fees can be found here. “As a veteran, I know the skills we learn in the ...

Man shot, killed in confrontation with KC police Kansas City police say a man has been shot and killed during a confrontation with officers. The shooting happened early Sunday after officers received a report about a suspicious person armed with a gun in the northeast party of the city. Police said in a news release that officers encountered the suspect, and shots were fired. An ambulance crew pronounced the suspect dead. Police said an unknown ...

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Both sides guilty of atrocities in Iraq fight: U.N. debate
Ambulances arrive to transport people injured in a suicide bombing in the centre of RamadiBy Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Both Islamist fighters and Iraqi government forces have killed civilians and committed atrocities in three months of fighting, senior U.N. officials said in an emergency debate on the conflict on Monday. There was "strong evidence" that fighters from Islamic State and linked groups had carried out targeted killings, forced conversions, abductions, sexual abuse and torture, U.N. Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Flavia Pansieri told the session. Iraqi police have executed detainees while Iraqi soldiers have shelled towns and carried out air strikes killing and injuring many civilians, Pansieri said, opening the meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva. Pansieri voiced deep concern at persecution of Christians, Yazidis, Shia, Turkmen and other ethnic groups by Islamic State forces that have swept through western and northern Iraq since June, driving 1.2 million Iraqis from their homes.

Parents of UK boy with tumor face Spanish hearing
Judge Ismael Moreno, right, in charged of Ashya King case arrives to the National court in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. A critically-ill 5-year-old boy driven to Spain by his parents against doctors' advice is receiving medical treatment for a brain tumor in a Spanish hospital as his parents await extradition to Britain, police said Sunday. Officers received a phone call late Saturday from a hotel east of Malaga advising that a vehicle fitting the description circulated by police was on its premises. Both parents were arrested and the boy, Ashya King, was taken to a hospital, a Spanish police spokesman said. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)MADRID (AP) — The parents of a 5-year-old British boy with a severe brain tumor they took abroad against doctors' advice were at a Madrid courthouse awaiting the start of proceedings Monday on whether to extradite them to the U.K.

Algeria's In Amenas gas plant returning to normal after attack
By Gwladys Fouche and Joachim Dagenborg OSLO (Reuters) - Normal operations are resuming at a major gas plant in Algeria, 18 months after a raid by Islamist militants killed forty employees, with full output expected in a few months, one of the plant's operators said on Monday. Norway's Statoil had kept its permanent workers away from the In Amenas plant, which it operates jointly with BP and Algeria's Sonatrach, after gunmen raided the site deep in the Sahara desert in January 2013. "The corporate executive committee has decided that ordinary rotation (of staff) is to be resumed at the plant as all defined security measures have been implemented," Statoil said in a statement. Security at the plant, which produced about 11.5 percent of Algeria's natural gas output before the attack, has been heightened, Statoil told Reuters.

UN diplomats examine Islamic State alleged crimes
Mohammed Shia' al-Sudani, Minister of Human Rights of Iraq, waits prior to the special session on Iraq of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone,Salvatore Di Nolfi)GENEVA (AP) — Iraq's government asked the U.N.'s top human rights body Monday to investigate alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and northern and western Iraq.

UN says Iraq deaths drop to 1,420 in August
BAGHDAD (AP) — The United Nations says the number of Iraqis reported killed in violence has ebbed slightly in August compared to the previous month, with some 1,420 killed.