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    Couple jailed for breaking infant’s ribs, leg

    by  • September 11, 2014 • News

    GRANITE CITY — The parents of a 7-week-old baby who was hospitalized with multiple broken bones have been charged with abusing the infant, police said. Ashlee Wethington, 18, and Kamryn Kerr, 20, of Granite City were charged Wednesday with aggravated battery to a child and endangering the life or health of a child. The...

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    Rauner’s budget blueprint is billions in the red

    by  • September 11, 2014 • News

    (AP) — The budget blueprint put forth by republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is billions in the red, according to an independent analysis. The current budget is short to the tune of $6.5 billion. Rauner is proposing tax cuts of $8 billion, while still talking about increasing spending on schools and transportation infrastructure. He...

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    FMC needs help finding water leak

    by  • September 11, 2014 • News

    ODIN — FMC Water Company needs assistance in finding a water leak. If anyone should see water running along locations of FMC water mains, or water pooling in unusual areas in the FMC service area, please call FMC at 618-775-6339 or 618-292-5092. Also, if FMC customers should experience low water pressure in their water...

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    Scammers phishing area Netflix users

    by  • September 11, 2014 • News

    (AP)– Internet thieves are turning to Netflix to bilk people out of their money. Better Business Bureau investigator Bill Smith says scammers are trying to convince Netflix users into downloading malicious software that’s disguised as “Netflix support software.” To avoid this scam and others like it, Smith says you should never let someone log...

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    Gmail addresses and passwords sold on Russian forum

    by  • September 11, 2014 • News

    A list of 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords appeared on a Russian Bitcoin forum Wednesday. It is still unclear how anyone obtained the vast collection of usernames and passwords. Google says its servers were not breached. The list appears to be a collection of passwords exposed in previous hacks — likely on users’...

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    Rauner ducks downstate debate invitation

    by  • September 11, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Republican Bruce Rauner’s campaign said Wednesday that the candidate for governor would not accept an invitation from the State Journal-Register and WICS-TV Channel 20 for a live debate in Springfield with Gov. Pat Quinn. Quinn’s campaign had said last week that the democratic governor would participate if Rauner agreed to take...

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