• Chrysler recalls minivans for faulty window switches

    by  • May 12, 2014

    Chrysler group is recalling 780,000 minivans to replace window switches that can short-circuit and overheat if exposed to moisture. The company said Friday that it knows of 36 incidents related to the faulty switches, but is unaware of any related injuries or accidents. Chrysler says the switches, located on the driver-side door, can short...

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    Hillshire brands buying Pinnacle Foods

    by  • May 12, 2014

    Hillshire Brands announced Monday it is buying Pinnacle Foods, whose brands include Duncan Hines, Bird’s Eye, Hungry Man and Aunt Jemima, in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $4.23 billion. The deal would expand Hillshire brands’ portfolio which includes Jimmy Dean sausage, Ball Park franks and Sara Lee frozen bakery goods. Shares of both...

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    Fairfield teacher charged with videotapping girls

    by  • May 11, 2014

    Formal charges are expected to be filed Monday against a Fairfield Community High School math teacher and track coach for allegedly videotaping students in a girls’ locker room at the school. Timothy C. Going was arrested Friday after the allegations surfaced that he had been videotaping students in a girls’ locker room. The charge...

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    Man found dead in Vandalia apartment fire

    by  • May 11, 2014

    A man was found dead Saturday in the hallway of a Vandalia apartment complex that had been evacuated due to a fire. Police first received reports of the fire at 12:39 a.m. The victim was found collapsed in the hall area of the first floor of the Central High Apartment complex, and pronounced dead...

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    Ford recalls more than half-million vehicles

    by  • May 9, 2014

    Ford says it’s recalling more than 692,000 vehicles in North America for two safety problems. The first case covers 692,500 Escape SUVs and C-Max hybrids from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Ford says a software glitch can stop the side curtain air bags from inflating in some rollover crashes. The company says it...

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