• Heavy rains recipe for flood of mosquitos

    by  • April 25, 2013

    You’ll soon see another consequence from the recent deluge of rain across the state.  The Illinois Department of Public Health says flood water mosquitoes flourish after floods and heavy spring rains.  However, health officials say these mosquitoes don’t typically carry the West Nile virus.

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    Farina man charged with murder-for-hire

    by  • April 25, 2013

    A Farina man has been ordered bound over on murder-for-hire charges. Mark G. Fulk, 35, is accused of offering cash, a motorcycle, an auto shop, and a house to another man to kill Fulk’s wife.  The man, identified as John Shelton, told Fulk’s wife and authorities were called in. The alleged solicitation occurred April...

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    NYC Mayor: Boston suspect said NY was next target

    by  • April 25, 2013

    New York City officials say the Boston Marathon bombing suspects intended to blow up their remaining explosives in Times Square. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly spoke at a briefing Thursday. Kelly says the two suspects had a pressure cooker bomb and five pipe bombs they wanted to set off. They said...

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    Police identify victims in Illinois killings

    by  • April 25, 2013

    Authorities say the five people found shot to death inside a home in a tiny central Illinois community were two young brothers, their parents and their great-grandmother.  Illinois State Police identified the victims Thursday as 1-year-old Brantley Ralston and 5-year-old Nolan Ralston. Their slain parents are 29-year-old James Roy Ralston and 23-year-old Brittney Luark,...

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    BREAKING: BOMB THREAT AT SALEM SCHOOL

    by  • April 25, 2013

    BREAKING: SALEM POLICE ARE CONFIRMING A BOMB THREAT HAS BEEN MADE TO FRANKLIN MIDDLE SCHOOL. STUDENTS ARE ALL BEING DISMISSED AS LAW ENFORCEMENT INVESTIGATES. REPORTS INDICATE THE SCHOOL RECEIVED A NOTE ABOUT A BOMB IN THE SCHOOL, SO LAW ENFORCEMENT WAS CONTACTED AND STUDENTS HAVE ALL BEEN DISMISSED. IN A STATEMENT, SALEM POLICE SAID...

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    Illinois prison officials want more money

    by  • April 24, 2013

    Illinois prison officials are predicting more problems at the embattled state Department of Corrections if lawmakers don’t give them more money to operate in the coming weeks. In a Senate hearing Wednesday, Corrections budget chief Brian Gleckler said the department is requesting $41.8 million to finish out the fiscal year, which ends June 30....

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