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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

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP)  Legislation to regulate daily fantasy sports betting in Illinois has been shelved after a lawmaker accused a lobbyist of trying to buy votes for the bill.

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

Illinois Students Give Civil War Vets 'Their Identity Back'

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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

Mary Alice Horrigan stood in a knee-deep sea of 10,000 U.S. flags planted on the National Mall -- each one representing 100 American soldiers killed in action -- a total of over one million fallen heroes since the founding of the United States.Among them was her son, Army Master Sgt. Robert M. Horrigan, who was killed ...

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

Kansas Boy, 11, Swept Away by Fast-Moving Creek After Flash Floods

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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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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 creates are astounding, but the reason she began using her ...

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 ...

Teen Escorts Terminally Ill Mom to High School Prom

An Idaho teen escorted his mom to prom last month, after she feared she'll miss his future wedding day.Kerry ...


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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 to have these curves.” And indeed she knows how l ...

“'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 ...

Bill Cosby: What's Next for His Sexual Assault Trial

Bill Cosby in a Dec. 30, 2015 booking photo released by the Cheltenham Township, PA Police DepartmentEarlier t ...

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Reach Divorce Settlement

Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay singer Chris Martin have moved one step closer to finalizing their divorce. The ...

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