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  • Robbery at Sterling Casey's

    STERLING – Casey's General Store, 2806 W. Fourth St., was held up about 2 o'clock this morning.An em ...
    April 23, 2014 - 3:17 pm
  • Official: Thomson inmates' families won't move in

    FULTON – Expect to see "tough guys" at the federal prison in Thomson.That was the prediction of an o ...
    April 23, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Bill would get Illinois police cruisers on road

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois lawmakers are pushing legislation to get 85 idle Illinois State Police cruisers on the road.
    April 23, 2014 - 2:22 pm
  • Soldier faces hearing in killing of deaf, unarmed Iraqi teens

    A U.S. soldier faces a preliminary hearing Wednesday on charges he unlawfully killed two unarmed teenagers in an Iraqi battle zone.
    April 23, 2014 - 2:33 pm
  • Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U-2 spy plane outlasted the Cold War, outlived its successor and proved crucial a half-century ago when two superpowers were on ...
    April 23, 2014 - 2:34 pm
  • Dog attack victim looks 'considerably better'

    ASHTON – A woman who was severely attacked by two pit bulls Monday "looked considerably better" Wednesday, her family says. Aneda Ebert, 63, 3413 Dugd ...
    April 23, 2014 - 5:06 pm
  • Airport security vulnerabilities not uncommon

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:46 am
  • Hundreds of cases of pig virus reported in Ill.

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois agriculture officials say there have been hundreds of cases in Illinois of a deadly pig virus that's been spreading across ...
    April 23, 2014 - 2:23 pm
  • High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Wednesday said a federal law limits how much money victims of child pornography can recover from people who vie ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:01 am
  • U.S. weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history an ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:02 am
  • South Korea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher

    JINDO, South Korea (AP) — As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pr ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:12 am
  • Gacy case helps solve unrelated death

    CHICAGO (AP) — Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has help ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Michigan man among first in U.S. to get 'bionic eye'

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.Diagnosed ...
    April 23, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Peoria mayor defends response to Twitter account

    PEORIA (AP) — Peoria's mayor defended his actions in response to a fake Twitter account set up in his name, saying he felt his identity was stolen and ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their col ...
    April 23, 2014 - 11:14 am
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