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    Flora school on “soft” lockdown while warrant operation completed

    by  • October 14, 2014 • News

    FLORA –According to a press release from the Flora Police Department, Flora High School was placed on a “soft” lockdown¬† Tuesday morning, as area law enforcement conducted an operation in the area. Flora Police Chief John Nicholson says that around 10:45 Tuesday morning, Flora police, Clay County Sheriff’s deputies and the U.S. Marshals Office...

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    Monday tornadoes confirmed near Freeburg, New Baden, Moweaqua

    by  • October 14, 2014 • News

    FREEBURG, Ill. (AP) – The National Weather Service now says that at least three tornadoes touched down Monday across southwestern and central Illinois. Roofs were damaged, trees were uprooted and power interrupted but no serious injuries were reported. Meteorologist Fred Glass said Tuesday that two tornadoes in southwest Illinois were classified as EF1s. That...

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    Vote on fracking rules delayed until November

    by  • October 14, 2014 • News

    CHICAGO (AP) – An Illinois legislative panel has put off voting on rules for high-volume oil and gas extraction until next month, as it grapples with how to ensure regulations are fair to industry while protecting the environment. The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules has the last word on whether the rules for hydraulic...

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