• Police converge on neighborhood outside Boston

    by  • April 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) Police have converged on a neighborhood outside Boston where there were reports of explosives being detonated and police are telling reporters to turn off their cell phones. Dozens of officers and National Guard members are in Watertown, where television outlets report that gunfire and explosions have been heard. A helicopter is circling overhead....

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    Counterfeit bills being passed in Mt. Vernon

    by  • April 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Mount Vernon area has experienced a rash of counterfeit $20 bills in the past few days.    So far authorities have been informed of 12 since this past weekend, the majority of which were passed at local convenience stores.    The serial number on each one of these bills is exactly the same, GA40685327A. ...

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    O’Fallon student charged with bomb making materials

    by  • April 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Authorities in the southern Illinois community of O’Fallon say a high school student has been arrested after the discovery of bomb-making material at the teen’s home.  O’Fallon Police Chief John Betten says the 15-year old was arrested yesterday at O’Fallon Township High School.  He added others are being detained by police in connection with...

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    Kirk disappointed in gun registry vote

    by  • April 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says he’s disappointed that the senate has rejected expanded background checks for gun purchases. Kirk was one of four republicans to vote in favor of the proposal, which failed yesterday, 56-46. Five senate democrats voted against the measure. Earlier in the day the Illinois senator met with families of victims...

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    Teen girls lift tractor to save dad

    by  • April 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    It’s been a troubling week in the news, so here’s a little good news: an Oregon man owes his life to his two teenage daughters after they somehow mustered up the strength to pull a tractor off of him. Jeff Smith was using his ton-and-a half tractor to pull a stump out of his...

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    BREAKING: FBI releases video and photos of bombing suspects

    by  • April 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    breakingIn an afternoon press conference, the FBI officially released photos and video of suspect #1 and suspect #2 in the Boston Marathon bombing.

    The agency is requesting the media release these and only these images to the public and ask for the public’s help in identifying the suspects. They also note both men are considered armed and highly dangerous, so they urge citizens to not approach the men if they see them. To submit tips to the FBI regarding Monday’s bombing, call 1-800-CALL-FBI, or go to BostonMarathonTips.FBI.gov

    You can also go to fbi.gov, to see the photos, videos and other information regarding Monday’s bombing suspects.

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