• Two Americans killed in helicopter crash

    by  • April 9, 2013

    Two American service members are dead after the crash of a NATO helicopter in a field in eastern Afghanistan today. Officials say the cause of the crash is under investigation, but that initial indications are that there was no enemy activity in the area at the time. The international force didn’t identify the nationality...

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    Strong earthquake jolts southern Iranian town

    by  • April 9, 2013

    Iran’s state TV is reporting that a 6.1 magnitude earthquake has jolted a town in the country’s south. The Tuesday report by the English-language channel Press TV says the earthquake struck Khormooj some 80 kilometers southeast of Bushehr, the home of Iran’s first nuclear power plant. There were no immediate reports of casualties or...

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    Voters head to the polls

    by  • April 9, 2013

    It’s municipal Election Day, with the polls open from 6 this morning until 7 this evening. In addition to seats on councils and school boards up for grabs, many rural communities will have the opportunity to vote on electrical aggregation, which would bring in a third-party broker to purchase electricity at a discount for...

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    Attorney continues fight to save Murray Center

    by  • April 8, 2013

    Judith Sherwin, the Chicago attorney hired to file a federal suit against the State of Illinois on behalf of guardians and residents of the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia was in town yesterday and toured the facility along with another attorney from her firm who has been helping with the case. Sherwin...

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