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Salem City Series Game 3

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Most Government Offices Closed for Memorial Day

Trash pickup in Salem and Centralia will also be impacted.  

Memorial Day Services Planned in Salem, Centralia, and Patoka

Memorial Day programs are scheduled in Salem, Centralia, Patoka and Carlyle on Monday.

State Police Seize 154 Pounds of Cannabis in Jefferson County

A truck initially stopped for speeding on Interstate 64 in Jefferson County late Saturday afternoon resulted in a seizure of 154 pounds of high grade cannabis.  

No Progress Reported in Sunday Meeting of Legislative Leaders

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP)    Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative leaders have reported no progress on settling an 11-month budget standoff during their latest meeting to try to reach a compromise.

Fantasy Sports Betting Regulations Dead This Legislative Session

Sponsor Still Hopes Automatic Voter Registration Will Pass This Session

Centralia Grade School Names Chad Beguelin Reach For Stars Award Winner

Election-Year Politics Dim Hopes of Illinois Budget Deal

State Warns of Toxic Algae Forming on Illinois Lakes, Rivers

New U of Illinois Contract Gives Non-Tenured Faculty Raises

Marion County Sheriff's Deputies Release Details on Copple Road Wreck Last Tuesday

Police Beat for Sunday, May 29th, 2016

Mt. Vernon Police Arrest Three During Drug Bust on Mt. Vernon Home

Salem Woman Arrested on Drug and Traffic Charges

Marion County Sheriff's Department Investigate Two Burglary-Theft Cases

Police Beat for Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Salem Police Report Two Tobacco Retailers Sold Tobacco to Minors in Latest Check

Dick Van Dyke Coming to Hometown to Restore Home

Medical Marijuana Advocates Cheer Rauner's About-Face

College-in-Prison Program Offers Courses to Danville Inmates

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Suspect in Georgia Traffic Stop Shooting 'Told His Mom He Had Killed a Deputy,' Sheriff Says

The man accused of shooting a Harris County, Georgia, deputy at a traffic stop turned himself in after he allegedly "told his mom he had killed a deputy," Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley told ABC News.After the shooting in Georgia Saturday evening that left Harris County Deputy Jamie White in the hospital, the suspe ...

1 Dead, 6 Wounded in Houston Shooting; 1 Suspect Killed

One person was killed and five others, including two police officers, were wounded in Houston Sunday after a shooting involving what officials said were high-powered weapons.One of the suspects was killed, though it was not yet clear who shot him, and a second was wounded after a SWAT team responded, police said."One ...

Zoo Witness: Gorilla Was 'Protecting' 4-Year-Old, 'Wasn't Hurting Him'

A witness present at the Cincinnati Zoo says the 450-pound gorilla that was shot and killed after a 4-year-old boy fell into his enclosure was not "hurting" the boy, but instead seemed to be "protecting him.""The little boy, once he fell, I don't think the gorilla even knew that he was in there until he heard him spla ...

Mandatory Evacuation Issued for Rosenberg, Texas, As Floods Turn Deadly

  A second Texas city will force residents to evacuate their homes on Sunday, as rising flood waters from the Brazos River turned deadly over the weekend.Surging water levels prompted officials in Rosenberg, a town in Fort Bend county, approximately 35 miles south of Houston, to issue a mandatory evacuation starti ...

10,000 Flags Planted on National Mall to Commemorate Our Nation’s Heroes

Teenager Scares off Suspected Burglars in Her Home After They Found Her Hiding in a Closet

What Life Is Like in Flint, Michigan, Three Years Into the Water Crisis

Four-Year-Old Who Fell Into Cincinnati Zoo's Gorilla Enclosure Expected to Recover

Tropical Storm Bonnie Forms Off the Southeast Coast for Holiday Weekend

Three-Year-Old Picked Up by Gorilla Inside Enclosure at Cincinnati Zoo

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Hendricks pitches 5-hitter, Cubs beat Phillies 4-1

Kyle Hendricks pitched a five-hitter for his second career complete game, Dexter Fowler hit a leadoff homer and the Chicago Cubs beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Saturday.  

Wainwright uses arm, bat to lift Cardinals past Nats 9-4

Adam Wainwright pitched seven gritty innings and made an ample contribution at the plate, hitting a two-run double to help the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Washington Nationals 9-4 Saturday night.

The baseball post season continues.

In 1A sectional semifinals last night at Carlinville, Brendan Killion struck out 10 and allowed just 2 hits helping Okawville to a 3-0 win over Carrollton.  The Rockets will play Valmeyer today at 1pm for the sectional title.

Softball Post Season Scores/Schedules

In 1A softball sectional semifinals today at Altamont it will be Casey Westfield taking on Raymond Lincolnwood.  New Athens will host Lebanon.

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Rookie Alexander Rossi Wins the 100th Indy 500

Rookie Alexander Rossi has won the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. The 24-year-old American driver from California managed to pull a victory from Carlos Muno ...

Seahawks' Russell Wilson Vacations with Fiance Ciara on Memorial Day

  Russell Wilson and Ciara jetted off to Mexico to enjoy the Memorial Day holiday.The couple,  share ...

Scoreboard Roundup — 5/26/16

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: INTERLEAGUEMiami 9, Tampa Bay 1Col ...

New Orleans Pelicans Player Bryce Dejean-Jones Shot Dead in Dallas

New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was shot dead after he broke down the door to an apartment in D ...

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Boy Bitten by Shark in Florida, Suffering 'Severe' Lacerations

Some swimmers saw their worst fear come true during the holiday weekend at the beach. A boy likely between 11 and 13 years old suffered "severe" lacerations when he ...

Make-Up Artist’s Lip Art Was ‘Stress Reliever’ While Fighting Brain Tumor

Jazmina Daniel is more than just a pretty face.Sure, the whimsical, elaborate, ornate lip art designs she cre ...

Babies Born Behind Bars Can Stay with Their Mothers in Jail's Nursery

  What happens when a pregnant woman is arrested and sent to prison?The vast majority of inmate moms are ...

Meet The Baby Who Looks Like A Pint-Sized Gordon Ramsay

Do you see the resemblance? His name is Arlo-Blue, and he's the baby that the internet is calling Gordon Rams ...


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Original "Roots" Star Leslie Uggams Has Mixed Emotions About Reboot

Leslie Uggams became a household named when she starred as Kizzy Kinte Reynolds in the landmark ABC miniseries Roots in 1977. With the new version of Alex Haley&rsq ...

Original "Roots" Star LeVar Burton Says Miniseries Needed to Be Updated

The new version of  Roots is set to premiere tonight at 9:00 and will air over four consecutive nights o ...

Jennifer Lopez Says She Helped “Break the Mold” for Curvy Women in Film

Earlier this week, Jennifer Lopez released a limited edition T-shirt emblazoned with the words, “Lucky ...

“'X-Men: Apocalypse”: The Mutants Are Back!

The mutant superheroes are back in X-Men: Apocalypse. “The stakes are definitely higher in this one bec ...

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