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Salem City Series Game 3

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Beaman Files New Lawsuit in ISU case

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois man who was imprisoned before DNA evidence cleared him of murder has filed a new lawsuit accusing authorities of conspiring to frame him for the death of his girlfriend.

South Central to Upgrade Computer Systems

A complete overhaul of the computer systems in the South Central School District was approved by the school board on Wednesday. 

Push Aims To Get Fairmount Park Back On Gambling Bill

(Chicago, IL)  --  People aren't happy about the fact that Fairmount Race Track has been taken out of the latest gambling bill. 

Beef Prices On The Rise

(Springfield, IL)  --  It's going to be a bit more pricey to put a burger on the grill this summer.  Reid Blossom with the Illinois Beef Association says beef prices are going up because of high demand. 

Plan To Deny Firearms Cards to Medical Pot Users Is Nixed

Judge Puts Off Ruling in Suit Against Rutherford

Illinois Unemployment Drops to 5-Year-Low

Plan to Build Obama Museum with State Funds Passes Through House Committee

Democrats: State Tax Rollback Will Cost Schools Millions

Appellate Court Upholds Becker Decision, Freeman to Remain Guardian Ad Litem at Murray

Lions Club to Hold Egg Hunt Sunday

Two Car Head On Crash Injures Three in Iuka

Iuka Consignment Sale Starts This Weekend

New Warden Named for Menard Prison

Village May Decriminalize Small Amounts of Pot

Pork Farmers Fighting Virus

Salem High Dismisses Teacher, Cites Budget Woes

Salem High School Board Member Concerned About Proposed New Handbook Rule

Central City Man Will Stand Trial in Child Abuse Case

USPS Talks About New Business Products at Chamber Meeting

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Good Samaritan Prevents Possible Murder-Suicide in NJ

An apparent murder-suicide attempt was foiled in New Jersey this week by a Good Samaritan, who local authorities say saved a mother and her teenage kids from drowning.Police are crediting Darnell Taylor with diving into the Delaware River near the town of Florence and rescuing Joann Smith and her three children, ages ...

Fast Food Workers Rewarded for Fast Action That Saved Customer’s Life

When a couple of fast food restaurant workers got no response over the microphone at their drive-thru station they rushed outside to find a driver in cardiac arrest. They pulled him out of his vehicle and gave him life-saving CPR. The customer returned to the Burger King in Flint, Mich., Wednesday to thank his rescuer ...

'Horseless E-Carriage' Debuts in Time for NY Auto Show

As New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tries to ban horse-drawn carriages in the city, an animal advocacy group is pushing an alternative to the tourist attraction with "Horseless eCarriages." NYCLASS, which stands for New Yorkers for Clean, Livable, and Safe Streets, debuted a model of the eight-passenger vintage-styl ...

Kansas City Police Have Highway Shooting Suspect in Custody

  Kansas City police said Thursday they have taken into custody the suspect in the recent highway shooting.   RT @ChiefForte: Highway shooter suspect in custody. Will provide additional at 7:30 PM. Stand-by for location — Kansas City Police (@kcpolice) April 17, 2014   One person was killed and a ...

Stormfront Website Posters Have Murdered Almost 100 People, Watchdog Group Says

Obama: US ‘Prepared to Respond’ to Russian Aggression in Ukraine

Newly-Released Video Captures Deadly Plant Explosion

Touching Procession for Fallen Hero K-9 Dog

Mystery Surrounds College Wrestler's Death

Exclusive: Image Shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Last Message Before Arrest

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Salem Track Finishes 3rd At Orphans Invite

Salem Track Finishes 3rd At Orphans Invite

Salem Nips Okawville In Eight Innings

Salem Nips Okawville In Eight Innings



Riley & Isaak Continue Dominance For Patoka

Riley & Isaak Continue Dominance For Patoka

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Wainwright stymies error-prone Nats...Triple play at the Trop...Cards' Kelly on DL

Wainwright stymies error-prone Nats...Triple play at the Trop...Cards' Kelly on DL

Blues and Avs work overtime...Sharks and Rangers win easily

Blues and Avs work overtime...Sharks and Rangers win easily

Duke and Kentucky lose freshmen to the NBA draft...UCLA keeps a player

Duke and Kentucky lose freshmen to the NBA draft...UCLA keeps a player

Jax receiver "out of control" in Indy...Ohco, Canada!

Jax receiver "out of control" in Indy...Ohco, Canada!

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Many Looking Forward to New Scientific and Tech Breakthroughs

Advances in science and technology are moving faster than people can keep up with, but in spite of feeling overwhelmed by the complexity of everything, Americans ar ...

Food Texture Can Fool People

Food texture is probably not high on the list of what people think about when they enjoy a meal.Yet, somehow, ...

Laziness Could Be Hereditary

You might be lazy but perhaps, you’re not to blame. Instead, blame your parents. Or your grandparents. ...

Group Grieving May Help Families Through South Korea Ferry Disaster

Heart-wrenching photos of families mourning loved ones lost in a South Korean ferry disaster capture what som ...


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Bryan Singer's Accuser Addresses Sex Abuse Claims

The man who has sued Bryan Singer, claiming he was sexually abused as a teen by the X-Men director, addressed his allegations Thursday at a Los Angeles press confer ...

"Transcendence," "A Haunted House 2" and "Bears" Open Friday

Earlier this week, the religious drama Heaven Is For Real made its debut (read a review here). It will be joi ...

Movie Review: "Heaven Is for Real"

Based on the best-selling non-fiction book of the same name, Heaven Is for Real stars Greg Kinnear as Pastor ...

James Franco Attacks Critic over Review of His Broadway Show

Criticize James Franco at your own peril. The actor did not take kindly to The New York Times' lukewarm revie ...

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