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Sunday will bring drier weather If you're trying to make outdoor plans for your Labor Day weekend Sunday may be your best bet. ...

Rams cut Sam, 1st drafted openly gay player The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The 7th-round draft pick has been outspoken and confident as his progress was watched as closely as any rookie in the league. He has been cheered by athletes and celebrities. In the end, the defensive end couldn't make a team stocked with pass-rushers. He still can be picked up ...

One killed, one injured in Salem crash One woman was killed and another seriously injured in a one car crash in Salem. In happened Friday evening when a car driven by 22-year old Leah Headrick missed a curve at Missouri Highway 19 and Center Street, left the road, hit a building and overturned. Headrick was killed in the crash. A 19-year-old passenger was seriously injured and airlifted to a St. Louis hospital. Police ...

Mercy College of Nursing reports record enrollment A local college reports more students pursuing a career in nursing than ever. Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences of Southwest Baptist University hit record enrollment with 746 students on the first day of classes Monday, Aug. 25. The previous record was 695 in 2009. “We are very excited about the future of our nursing, radiography and health sciences programs,” said Kezia Lilly, D.N.P., who became ...

Letter-grading plan for Arkansas schools to go on view Arkansas' more than 1,000 public schools will soon be graded with the same A-through-F rating system the schools apply to their students. The letter-grade system, required by changes in state law in 2013, is in the final stages of development. If approved by the state Board of Education later this year, letter grades will replace an older, little-noticed practice of rating schools on a 1-to-5 scale. The ...

Empire District Electric seeks rate increase A local electric company is asking its customers to dig a little deeper. The Empire District Electric Company has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking 5.5 percent rate increase. If approved by the MPSC, a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours would see a monthly increase of about $9.87. Empire says it needs the rate increase to pay for installation of the Air ...

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Sims starts, finishes, Alabama beats WVU, 33-23
Alabama quarterback Blake Sims (6) throws under pressure from West Virginia safety Karl Joseph (8) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/ Brynn Anderson)ATLANTA (AP) — Blake Sims was good enough to finish his first start at quarterback for Alabama, getting plenty of help from Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry, and the second-ranked Crimson Tide held off West Virginia 33-23 Saturday.

Isner loses to Kohlschreiber in US Open 3rd round
John Isner, of the United States, reacts after a shot Philipp Kohlschreiber, of Germany, during the third round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)NEW YORK (AP) — Losing to the same opponent in the U.S. Open's third round for the third consecutive year, 13th-seeded John Isner was beaten 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4) Saturday by Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber, leaving zero American men in the field.

Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights
U.N. peacekeepers from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, also known as UNDOF, observe Syria's Quneitra province at an observation point on Mount Bental in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, overlooking the border with Syria, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. An armed group detained more than 40 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and over 80 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said. ( AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.

With heavy heart, Kuchar hovers around the lead
Jason Day, of Australia, watches his tee shot on the third hole during the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament in Norton, Mass., Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Jason Day thought he might be able to pull away from the field Saturday at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Nine holes later, the second FedEx Cup playoff event was wide open.

'Halo' makers shed light on live-action series
Attendees at the Penny Arcade Expo, a fan-centric celebration of gaming in Seattle, walk past adjoining displays from gaming giants Sony PlayStation and Microsoft's Xbox One, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The event is expected to be attended by roughly 85,000 gamers and will include concerts, game tournaments and previews of upcoming titles. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — "Halo: Nightfall" is returning to familiar territory.