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Officials Confirm Lightning Strike Started Fire that Burned Down Church

Officials Confirm Lightning Strike Started Fire that Burned Down Church

Insurance and Fire Officials have confirmed that the fire that destroyed the roof and steeple of the Zion Evangelical United Church in Hoyleton was caused by a lightning strike from Wednesday night's thunderstorm. 

New Salem Businesses Set to Open in October

Two new businesses are coming to the former CVS Drug Store location next to Salem IGA Plus on East Main Street.   Salem IGA's Chris Jones made the announcement.

IDNR Releases Fracking Rules

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has released a long-awaited set of proposed rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling that supporters hope could bring an economic boost to southern Illinois.

Rural Odin Home Destroyed by Fire

Odin fire officials aren't sure what caused the fire at the Norma Marcum residence at 2619 Folsom Road in the Royal Lakes Neighborhood Southwest of Odin. 

Lightning Hits Centralia Home

LIHEAP Appointment Sign Ups at BCMW

Police Beat for Friday, August 29th, 2014

Durbin Urges Changes To Social Security System

Sheriff: Metro-East Man Charged for Child Porn

Missouri Couple Pleads Guilty to Illinois Robbery

Entires Sought for Chili Cook Off

Meth Suspects Were not Members of Illinois Church

One Hurt in Sunday Afternoon Accident

Patoka Fall Festival to be Held This Weekend

Kinmundy Labor Day Festivities Planned

Odin House Destroyed by Fire

Pastor Says Nothing Can Be Salvaged From Burned Hoyleton Church

Salem Hospital President Says Moving Broughton Road Key To Hospital's Future

Salem Banking Center Expands Into Vacant Salem National Bank Building

Marion County Board Debates Affordable Care Act

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Woman Dies at Burning Man Festival in Nevada Desert

A woman has died at this year's Burning Man, a weeklong art festival in the Nevada desert. Authorities say 29-year-old Alicia Louise Cipicchio, from Jackson, Wyoming, fell under a bus early Thursday morning and was killed. Organizers say this is the first death at the festival in seven years. The festival, which takes ...

Marie and Cristobal: Two Storms and Lots of Questions

As we enter the most active part of the hurricane season in the Atlantic, we have our eyes on both coasts: Tropical Storm Marie in the Pacific and Hurricane Cristobal in the Atlantic.In the past 24 hours, ABC News' Ginger Zee has fielded some frequently asked questions and wanted to share: One question:   @Ginge ...

Kid Booted Out of Preschool After Mom's Facebook Rant

A negative post on Facebook got Ashley Habat's four-year-old son kicked out of a Callahan, Florida, preschool.Habat says the controversy started when she found out that it was picture day at Sonshine Christian Academy after the fact, although the school said that a notice was included in her son's folder days earlier. ...

Video Captures Colorado Cops Swarming in 'Swatting' Prank

Police in Colorado are searching for the 911 caller who caused SWAT teams to swarm an unsuspecting video game player in a dangerous hoax called “swatting.”Online live-streaming video showed officers bursting into a Littleton, Colorado, video game company on Wednesday with guns drawn. Littleton Police Chief ...

Video of Possible UFO Recorded by Pennsylvania Woman

Sister of Alleged Boston Marathon Bombers Arrested for Bomb Threat

USC Football Player Admits He Lied About Injury, Pool Rescue

One Midwest High School, Two American Terrorists

Military Jet Crashes in Virginia

"Cops" Crew Member Killed in Police Shootout with Robbery Suspect

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CCL Names Team & Pitching MVPs

CCL Names Team & Pitching MVPs

Northern Illinois rattles Presbyterian 55-3

Northern Illinois rattles Presbyterian 55-3

Minnesota beats Eastern Illinois 42-20 in opener

Minnesota beats Eastern Illinois 42-20 in opener

Southern Illinois opens with 45-0 win over Taylor

Southern Illinois opens with 45-0 win over Taylor

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So who needs Johnny Football?

So who needs Johnny Football?

Coach says Shaw may return at some point...Running back Brown quits

Coach says Shaw may return at some point...Running back Brown quits

Journeyman sets MLB pitching mark...Angels lead A's by 2 games

Journeyman sets MLB pitching mark...Angels lead A's by 2 games

Stewart set to return to racing

Stewart set to return to racing

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US to Test Ebola Vaccine Amid Growing Outbreak in West Africa

U.S. scientists will begin testing an Ebola vaccine in humans next week, health officials announced Thursday. But it could take 11 months to learn whether the vacci ...

Couples Who Smoke Pot Less Inclined Toward Violence

A controversial new study suggests that married couples who get high on marijuana are less inclined to be inv ...

How to Do the Most for Your Child's Education

If parents leave it up to schools to do all the heavy lifting when it comes to educating their kids, then the ...

Social Media Users Shy Away from Controversial Postings

One of the big complaints about social media is that people seem all too willing to share every opinion they ...


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WATCH: Reese Witherspoon’s Inspiring Message to Boy with Cancer

Reese Witherspoon transformed into “Pink Lady” Elle Woods from her hit movie Legally Blonde to send a hopeful message to a four-year-old boy battling ca ...

Homer Simpson Accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge

Even animated characters are accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.In a new video released online, a shirtle ...

Husband of Whitney Houston's Daughter Arrested for DUI

Bobbi Kristina Brown's husband has been arrested and charged with DUI, police said. Nick Gordon attempted to ...

Reports: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Married Saturday in France

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are now husband and wife, according to People, which is citing multiple sources. ...

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