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Woman Hurt When Tree Falls Through House

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) - A southeast Missouri woman is recovering from injuries after a tree that was being removed from an adjoining lot fell the wrong way and crashed into her house. Read more »

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Missouri Researchers Studying Enterovirus D68

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Washington University researchers are finding new clues about a rare respiratory virus that caused a recent outbreak among children. Read More »

Officials: Wichita Airport Crash Death Toll at 4

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Authorities say at least four people are dead after a small plane lost power and crashed into a building at a Kansas airport. Read More »

FTC Sues Gerber Over Claims on Infant Formula

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal regulators are suing Gerber, the well-known baby food maker, for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children. Read More »

No New Trial For Ex-Lawmaker Convicted of Bribery

CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge in Chicago has denied a motion for a new trial filed by a former Illinois legislator convicted of bribery and attempted extortion. Read More »

Contractor Hoping to Finish Bridge Demolition

LEDBETTER, Ky. (AP) - The contractor working to demolish the Old Ledbetter Bridge is hoping to complete the job by Dec. 1. Read More »

FDA Approves Vaccine to Block Meningitis Strain

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health regulators have approved the first vaccine to prevent a potentially deadly form of bacterial meningitis often associated with college dormitories. Read More »

Fort Campbell Prepares for Return of Soldiers

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - Fort Campbell is preparing for the return of an artillery regiment that spent nine months in Afghanistan. Read More »

Cape Girardeau Again Looks for Airport Tenant

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - For the second time in the past decade, the city of Cape Girardeau is looking for an airport tenant after a private manufacturing company again went bankrupt. Read More »

Grafton Fish Processing Plant Wants to Relocate

GRAFTON, Ill. (AP) - An Asian carp processing plant in southern Illinois wants to relocate after authorities gave the owners 30 days to stop rotten odors or face a shutdown. Read More »

Boehner Stumps For Bost In Marion

MARION -- Southern Illinois takes center stage in national politics, as the Speaker of the House of Representatives comes to support a local congressional candidate. Read More »

Cronus Chemicals to Build Fertilizer Plant in Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has confirmed that a chemical company has decided to build a $1.4 billion fertilizer plant in eastern Illinois. Read More »

American, US Airways Merging Mile Programs in '15

DALLAS (AP) - American Airlines and US Airways will combine their frequent flier programs early next year and, for now, will continue to base free flights on how many miles customers fly. Read More »

Schools Fret Over Ferguson Grand Jury Announcement

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Seven school districts have asked the St. Louis County prosecutor to wait until classes aren't in session to make any announcement about whether a grand jury decided charges were warranted in the Ferguson police shooting case. Read More »

Ky. Man Says Gunman Burst Into Home, Killed Family

CADIZ, Ky. (AP) - A western Kentucky man whose family was gunned down says the shooter burst into their home and started firing. Read More »

1,200 Trees To Be Removed From Arch Grounds

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The removal of more than 1,000 trees on the grounds of the Gateway Arch is about to begin. Read More »

Amazon to Open Facility in Illinois, Hire 1,000

CHICAGO (AP) - Amazon Inc. says it plans to open its first facility in Illinois next year in a move that would create 1,000 jobs. Read More »

Land Between Lakes Being Replanted With Daffodils

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (AP) - More than seven years after a construction project displaced daffodils at Land Between the Lakes, officials are asking the public to help bring them back. Read More »

Illinois Ebola Quarantine Meant to 'Quell Fears'

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois officials say a mandatory home quarantine announced Friday for travelers from three West African nations won't be used for medical workers who wore personal protective equipment correctly while treating Ebola patients. Read More »

Ex-Lawmaker Could Change Plea in Child Porn Case

CHICAGO (AP) - A former Illinois state representative is deciding whether to change his plea to guilty in a child pornography case. Read More »

Cardinals' Oscar Taveras Killed in Car Crash

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, a 22-year-old slugger who was regarded as one of the majors' top prospects, died Sunday in a car accident in his native Dominican Republic. Read More »

Ferguson Children Visit Southern Illinois Camp

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- A group of children from Ferguson, Missouri had a chance to get out of the city this weekend. Owners of Camp Manitowa in Benton hosted 20 children for a free weekend get away. Read More »

Four Dead in Kentucky Shooting

CADIZ, KY -- Kentucky State Police have released the names of those killed in the Trigg County shooting. Read More »

Firm Wins Award for State Capitol Improvements

CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago architectural firm behind the expensive and much criticized doorway renovations at the Illinois state Capitol has received a coveted award for the project's "divine" design. Read More »

Insurance Company Could Test Drones in Illinois

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - State Farm insurance company is seeking federal approval to test drones in evaluating property damage and responding to natural disasters. Read More »

Historic Civil War Statue Going Back to Rockford

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - A 114-year-old Civil War statue will be returned to downtown Rockford after decades at another location. Read More »

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