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Amendment 7 transport tax opponents speak out ahead of election day As election day approaches, we are seeing more and more commercials from supporters of Amendment 7.  Missourians for Safe Transportation and New Jobs has raised more than $2 million for its campaign. That's according to the organization's latest filing with the Missouri Ethics Commission. Opponents, organized under the name Missourians For Better Transportation Solutions, have about $2,000, also according to a filing with the Missouri Ethics ...

Nixa School District takes action against geese leaving unpleasant presents Some geese near Nixa High School are leaving behind a stinky mess on the school sidewalks and walkways. The unpleasant presents the geese are leaving have Nixa School District officials seeking help from the Missouri Department of Conservation to contain the problem. Experts say a  Pyro-Pistol may be the best bet. They say loud noises scare the birds off and keep them from coming back to ...

Missouri considers electronic privacy amendment The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures. A proposed Missouri constitutional amendment would explicitly extend those legal protections to text messages, emails and other electronic communications. The Amendment 9 ballot measure would require police to first obtain a warrant in order to search or seize "electronic communications and data." Supporters say the legal protection is needed despite a recent ...

Woman disguised as nun pays with fake cash A woman disguised as a nun was caught on camera in Branson paying with a fake $50 bill.  Employees at a souvenir shop next to the Dutton Theater said she bought a a new black and white bag to match her religious garb.  The bag cost $8. "Someone that comes in like that, you're not going to question their integrity generally.  You're going to assume you're ...

New treatment can eliminate dry eyes Americans spend $4 billion every year to treat dry eyes.  Most medicines are over the counter and only offer temporary relief. Now there's a longer lasting treatment. Thanks to Lasik surgery, Brenda Scrivener sight is excellent. But her vision isn't the problem. "He said you have really dry eyes. He tried putting plugs in and that didn't really work," Scrivener said. Now scratchy, itchy dry eyes could be ...

Video: Fishin' Magicians try to hook audiences on tricks They've been doing this for 25 years all around the Ozarks.  This week, they're performing at the Ozark Empire Fair. ...

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US, EU preparing new sanctions against Russia
BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States and the European Union are preparing a powerful one-two punch against the Russian economy, with EU ambassadors meeting Tuesday to discuss a dramatic escalation in the trade bloc's sanctions.

Nigerian weightlifter in doping shock at Commonwealth Games
Nigerian gold medalist Chika Amalaha competes in the Commonwealth Games women's weightlifting 53kg class in Glasgow on July 25, 2014Nigerian teenage weightlifter Chika Amalaha has been provisionally suspended from the Commonwealth Games after testing positive in a doping test taken after she won gold in the women's 53kg category, the Commonwealth Games Federation announced Tuesday. Commonwealth Games Federation chief executive Mike Hooper said: "We [have] issued a formal notice of disclosure to an athlete following an adverse analytical finding as a consequence of an in-competition test. "That athlete is Nigerian weightlifter Chika Amalaha who was tested on July 25th.

Aetna 2Q profit rises 2.4 percent
FILE - In this July 31, 2008 file photo, a woman strides past the Hartford, Conn., headquarters of Aetna, Inc. Health insurer Aetna Inc. reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Aetna Inc. (AET) on Tuesday reported profit that climbed by 2.4 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations.

Madagascar billed as surfing paradise
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Itching to catch a wave? Try Madagascar.

Nigeria's Okagbare wins Commonwealth Games women's 100m
(L-R) Northern Ireland's Amy Foster, Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare and Jamaica's Kerron Stewart compete in the semi-finals of the women's 100m athletics event at Hampden Park during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on July 28, 2014GLASGOW (AFP) - Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare won women's 100m gold at the Commonwealth Games on Monday.