• Landowners file lawsuit targeting new fracking rules

    by  • November 12, 2014

    EDWARDSVILLE (AP) – A group of Illinois landowners has sued the Department of Natural Resources to stop the state’s new rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling from taking effect. The lawsuit filed Monday in Madison County Circuit Court seeks a preliminary injunction, claiming the DNR violated several rulemaking procedures as it worked to...

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    False tornado alerts sent to mobile devices

    by  • November 12, 2014

    The National Weather Service confirms that false tornado alerts were sent out to mobile devices early Wednesday morning. According to the National Weather Service, a glitch in the system is suspected to be the cause for outdated alerts being sent to smartphones and tablets. There are also reports that the alerts were being seen...

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    Missouri mom sending Twinkies to overseas troops

    by  • November 11, 2014

    ORONOGO, Mo. (AP) — A southwestern Missouri woman is sending Hostess snack cakes to troops in Afghanistan as part of a campaign called Operation Twinkie. Trisha Monroe told The Joplin Globe that 384 boxes of the treats were delivered to her Oronogo home Monday. She said she’ll begin sending the Hostess cupcakes and Twinkies...

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    Odin teen killed in one-car accident

    by  • November 11, 2014

    ODIN — A 16-year-old Odin teen was killed Tuesday afternoon in a one-car accident on Odin Road. According to Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon, Kalib Paschal was pronounced dead this afternoon, at the scene on Odin Road, about one-quarter mile north of Green Street Road. Cannon says Kalib was driving northbound on Odin Road,...

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