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Iuka Man Goes On Wild Ride After Swerving To Miss Deer

A 19-year-old rural Iuka man escaped with only minor injuries after his car went out of control when he swerved to miss a deer late Tuesday night.  

Fire Destroys Garage in Rural Odin

Damage is estimated at $50,000 in a fire that destroyed a detached garage on the Dale Davis property at 4031 Hoots Chapel Road east of Odin Tuesday afternoon.   

Odin School Tentative Budget Has $200,000 Deficit

Odin Superintendent Steve Westrick says that is a smaller deficit than last school year due to several staff reductions, but the district still has to curtail more expenditures.  

MPA Files Docket Statement to Appeal Ruling on Murray

The Attorney for the Murray Parents Association has officially filed an appeal in the United States Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals over a judges decision not to grant a preliminary injunction.

New Law Protects Bears, Cougars And Wolves

Kaskaskia College to Offer Associates Degree for Dental Assisting

Centralia City Council Approves Hotel Study

Centralia Approves Fines for Synthetic Marijuana

Salem To Get New Mayor, Centralia Mayor Unsure on Reelection Bid

4-H Horse Show Champions Announced

Centralia Fall Cleanup Details Announced

Centralia High School Passes Tentative Budget

Salem Police Arrest Four Following Wal-mart Incident

Police Beat for Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Police: Mortar Round Caused Deadly Plant Blast

Quinn Signs Pregnancy Discrimination Measure

New Illinois Law Protects Bears, Cougars and Wolves

Illinois Seeks Medical Marijuana Board Nominees

Salem Man Injured in Jefferson County Shooting

Royal Family Kids Camp Honored at Du Quoin State Fair

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WATCH: Drama at 3,000 Feet When Parachutist Dangles in Air

A video posted to YouTube shows parachutists jumping out of a plane in quick succession before one of them becomes stuck in his lines and gets towed by the plane.The jumpers are in military-type uniforms and a Mexican flag sticker is taped to the back of one helmet. The men appear to be practicing jumps out of the bac ...

Freed American Thanks 'Brave, Determined' People Who Fought for His Release

Freed writer Peter Theo Curtis has spoken out for the first time Wednesday since being released by Syrian militants, thanking the "brave determined and big-hearted people" who helped save him.In a brief news conference held down the road from his mother's home in Massachusetts, Curtis said how "total strangers" have b ...

Two Men Abducted, Drowned in Philadelphia River, Third Man Escapes, Police Say

The bodies of two men, who had been bound, were found Wednesday dumped in a Philadelphia river and a third man was repeatedly stabbed but narrowly escaped the abductors believed to be responsible for the double homicide, police said.The survivor, a 20-year-old man, was taken off the street by four or five men early We ...

Freed Hostage Peter Theo Curtis Arrives Back in United States

American writer and journalist Peter Theo Curtis, who was held captive for nearly two years by Syrian militants believed to be allied with Jabhat al-Nusra, returned to the United States Tuesday, two days after his captors released him, his family said.Curtis, 45, flew from Tel Aviv, arriving at Newark Liberty Internat ...

Hurricanes on Both Coasts Bring Dangerous Surf

Gun Range Instructor Accidentally Shot and Killed While Showing Weapon to Child

Alleged Serial Stowaway Marilyn Hartman Arrested for Third Time this Month

Kindergartener Goes to School with Loaded Gun in Backpack

Feds Say Two Men Robbed, Killed Violinist at Her Home in the Middle of the Day

911 Dispatcher Disciplined for Not Helping Baby Locked in Hot Car

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Wildcats Open Soccer Campaign With Win...KC Is 3-0

Wildcats Open Soccer Campaign With Win...KC Is 3-0

Salem Sweeps Games At Casey Mt Vernon

Salem Sweeps Games At Casey Mt Vernon

SC Hosts Patoka With New Time...Odin Beats Patoka At Ramsey

SC Hosts Patoka With New Time...Odin Beats Patoka At Ramsey

Annies Open With Win...Unbeaten KC Hosts 11th Ranked Lake Land

Annies Open With Win...Unbeaten KC Hosts 11th Ranked Lake Land

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Ned Yost Calls Out Royals Fans

Even though the Kansas City Royals are in the midst of one of their best seasons in decades, manager Ned Yost decided to give the fans a piece of his mind on Tuesda ...

Yadier Molina Nearing Return to Cardinals

With the St. Louis Cardinals holding onto the lead in the first Wild Card playoff spot in the National League ...

Jets Suspend Cornerback Dimitri Patterson for Rest of Preseason

After he never showed up for the team's preseason game, the New York Jets have suspended cornerback Dimitri P ...

Royals earn walkoff win...Tigers keep pace

Royals earn walkoff win...Tigers keep pace

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Obese Boys Start Feeling Bullied at Age 6

The social problems for kids who are overweight or obese include bullying, which many assume begins in later grades of primary school or in high school.However, Dut ...

Toddlers' Brains Grow Faster than Other Body Parts

Kids grow up so fast, the old saying goes, but that’s not really the case if you compare them to other ...

Short Sleepers Aren't Short on Happiness

Six hours of sleep a night doesn’t sound like a lot, especially when health experts say that adults sho ...

Feline Eating Disorders Can Be Psychological

Cats often exhibit behavior that is confounding to humans. Sometimes, though, they can be just like us, like ...


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Celebrities Join Chelsea Handler for Musical Sendoff

On Tuesday night, Chelsea Handler and a number of her celebrity pals bade farewell to Chelsea Lately, the comedienne's E! show.Handler announced previously that she ...

"Full House" May Be Revived with Some Original Cast Members

Full House, making a comeback? In the immortal words of Uncle Jesse, "Have mercy!"A revival of the hit 1987-1 ...

Mike Epps to Play Richard Pryor in Biopic, Oprah Winfrey to Star as Pryor's Grandmother

Comedian Mike Epps has been cast to portray Richard Pryor in a biopic to be directed by Oscar-nominated direc ...

New "Bachelor" Is Revealed on ABC's "Good Morning America"

The next star of ABC's The Bachelor is recent Bachelorette contestant Chris Soules. The news was revealed Wed ...

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