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Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

Aug 8 (Reuters) - International alarm over weekend artillery attacks on Ukraine's Zaporizhzhia nuclear complex grew on Monday with Kyiv warning of the risk of a Chornobyl-style catastrophe and appealing for the area to be made a demilitarised zone. read more.
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Barton County Sheriff's Booking Activity (8/9)

BOOKED: Shannon Larson on KDOC warrant for Parole Violation, no bond set. BOOKED: Craig Gowdy on Barton County District Court case, to serve sentence. BOOKED: Ryler Bass on Barton County District Court warrant for Failure to Appear, bond set at $638 cash only. RELEASED: Matthew Madden on Barton County District...

Beluga whale lost in French river euthanized during rescue

PARIS (AP) — A beluga whale that became a French celebrity after a wrong turn took it up the Seine River had to be euthanized Wednesday after experiencing health complications during an urgent rescue operation, authorities said. The sparkling white marine mammal appeared deep inside France last week, having accidentally veered off the normal ocean migration route that takes belugas to and from Arctic waters. Fearing the malnourished creature would not survive in the Seine much longer, a wildlife conservation group and veterinarians planned to move the lost whale to a saltwater port in Normandy, from where they hoped to return it to the open sea. A team of 80 people assembled to try to save the animal’s life, and it was successfully moved Tuesday night from a river lock in Saint-Pierre-la-Garenne, west of Paris, into a refrigerated truck for the 160-kilometer (99-mile) journey to the port in Ouistreham.
ANIMALS

Jennette McCurdy reveals what made her forever ‘pissed’ at Ariana Grande

The “Sam & Cat” claws are out. Jennette McCurdy says her dislike for Ariana Grande began soon after they started filming their Nickelodeon show when she realized the pop star allegedly got permission to pursue outside opportunities. “I booked two features during ‘iCarly’ that I had to turn down because the ‘iCarly’ team wouldn’t write me out of episodes to go shoot them,” McCurdy writes in her new memoir, “I’m Glad My Mom Died,” claiming producers would stuff Grande’s character in a box so that she could miss filming. “Are you. Kidding me,” McCurdy recalls thinking. “So I have to turn down movies while Ariana’s off...
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Creston Police Report One Arrest

(Creston) Creston Police arrested a woman at her residence for Public Intoxication and Interference with Official Acts. Police arrested 43-year-old Lela Ann Churchwell early this morning at N. Oak Street. Officers transported Churchwell to Clarke County. Churchwell is held on a $600 cash or surety bond.
CRESTON, IA
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Two residents from Licking hurt in hit-and-run accident

A hit-and-run accident Tuesday night injured two Licking residents, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Tpr. Jeffry Leathers said an unknown vehicle struck a northbound 2008 Hyundai Tiburon driven by Tiffany J. Mourning on County Road 2010 in the rear, causing it to run off the roadway and strike a tree. The other vehicle left following the 10:29 p.m. crash.
LICKING, MO