• Toyota recalls 130k trucks for air bag defect

    by  • September 12, 2014

    Toyota is recalling about 130,000 Tundra full-size pickup trucks because a plastic trim piece can interfere with the side air bags. The recall affects Crew-Max and Double Cab versions in the U.S. from the 2014 model year. The company says the trim covering the center pillars behind the front seats may have been installed...

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    1.2 million smoke detectors recalled

    by  • September 12, 2014

    More than 1 million Kidde smoke alarms are being recalled because they might not alert residents to a fire. The Kidde smoke alarms and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms are hard-wired into a home’s electric system. In the recall notice posted Thursday, the consumer product safety commission said the alarms could fail to work following...

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    West Nile Virus found in Marion County

    by  • September 12, 2014

    CENTRALIA — The Marion County Department of Public Health has announced that a sample taken from mosquito pool on the southwest side of Centralia has tested positive for West Nile Virus. West Nile Virus is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito that has obtained the virus by feeding on an infected bird. Centralia...

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    Illinois anticipated crop yield up this year

    by  • September 12, 2014

    A revised forecast published Thursday anticipates even more corn and soybeans in Illinois. The USDA says Illinois corn fields will yield 194 bushels per acre, up from a forecast last month of 188, and last year’s result of 178. Rod Weinzierl, executive director of the Illinois Corn Growers Association this will be a year...

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