Interstate 49 to stretch into Arkansas
Arkansas highway officials say the federal government has given it permission to label portions of a western Arkansas interstate highway as I-49.
Highway department director Scott Bennett said Wednesday that new signs will start going up next week on the stretch of highway from Alma to Bella Vista. The route is now labeled as Interstate 540.
Nearly 700 signs labeling the highway will cost the Arkansas Highway ...
Exeter woman cashes $50K lottery ticket
An Exeter woman is turning her lottery winnings into a sister act. Charlotte Jones decided to splurge and buy a ticket for a new Missouri Lottery game on April 4. It paid off with a $50,000 winner on a day she was accompanying her sister to Springfield for a cancer treatment.
Jones said she rarely plays the Lottery, but decided to splurge and buy a $20 ...
National Archives will release more Clinton White House documents
The National Archives plans to release about 7,500 pages of documents on Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration.
The records will cover a wide range of topics, including former first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's role in health care reform, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and foreign policy involving Rwanda, Iran and the Middle East.
Other topics will include papers from presidential speechwriters, meetings and phone calls ...
Branson says liquor laws compliance is improving
The City of Branson says bars, restaurants and package stores are getting the message about selling alcohol to minors. The city reports a recent random compliance effort showed 92 percent of the businesses checked did not sell to or serve underage customers who were working with Branson Police. The city says that’s an improvement from compliance of 72 percent a few years ago.
The compliance check ...
Hall of Famous Missourians inducts osteopathic doctor
A physician regarded as the father of osteopathic medicine is now in the Hall of Famous Missourians. The induction ceremony was Wednesday morning at the state Capitol.
Andrew Taylor Still founded the American School of Osteopathy, now called A.T. Still University, in Kirksville in 1892. His form of medicine focused on the body, mind and spirit. There now are more than 82,000 osteopathic physicians.
Family members, medical ...
Arkansas lotto eyes advertising with universities
A committee of the Arkansas Lottery Commission is discussing the prospect of advertising with universities in the state. Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said Wednesday that it would be a natural fit because proceeds from the lottery fund college scholarships.
The agency surveyed other state lotteries and found that it's common for lotteries with ties to education to market through universities.
For instance, Woosley says the lottery could ...