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Appellate Court Agrees AFSCME Workers Owed Money

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois appellate court has ruled that back wages owed thousands of state government workers from 2011 to 2013 must be paid. Read more »

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Man Charged With Threats Against SIU

JACKSON CO. -- A former SIU student is now facing federal charges for making a series of threats against the university. Authorities arrested 21-year-old Derrick Burns in Chicago Monday. He began studying criminal justice at SIU in 2011 and allegedly used letters to make disturbing threats. Read More »

Cape Man Arrested for Robbery

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- A Cape Girardeau man is under arrest for robbery. Read More »

Quinn Touts First Year of Affordable Care Act

CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn is highlighting what he calls a successful first year of the Affordable Care Act in Illinois. Read More »

Police: 1 Child Hurt, School Evacuated in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville police say they have arrested a juvenile in the shooting of a high school student that prompted a school-wide lockdown and evacuation. Read More »

Murray State Projecting Record Enrollment

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Murray State University is projecting record enrollment this year, for the third straight year in a row. Read More »

Children's Sweatshirts Sold at Kroger Are Recalled

NEW YORK (AP) - Nearly 8,000 children's hoodies are being recalled because of a possible choking risk. Read More »

State WIC Switching to Skim, 1 Percent Milk

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois nutrition program is tweaking the diet of the low income residents it helps feed. Read More »

Search for New SEMO President to Begin in Earnest

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - The search for the new president of Southeast Missouri State University is about to begin in earnest. Read More »

Illinois-Owned Planes Listed in Online Auction

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Department of Central Management Services plans to relist six state-owned airplanes for sale on an online auction site after a previous attempt to lure buyers brought bids for only two planes. Read More »

Police Search for Paducah Murder Suspect

MCCRACKEN CO. -- Paducah Police are searching for a man charged in last week's murder of a Paducah man. Read More »

Doctors Exploring Link Between Enterovirus and Paralysis

ABC -- Enterovirus 68 made headlines this summer as the respiratory illness hospitalized children in several states across the country. Now one hospital in Denver says some children with the illness are having trouble moving their arms and legs. Doctors are working to see if there's a link between enterovirus and paralysis. Read More »

GOP Opposition to School Funding Bill Irks Manar

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- House Republicans are stepping into the fray to try to stymie a school-funding overhaul that would shift money to impoverished districts. Read More »

Macy's Holiday Hiring Up 3.6 Percent

(AP) -- Macy's plans to hire about 86,000 seasonal holiday workers nationwide to bolster its stores, call centers and distribution hubs. Read More »

Durbin, Oberweis Debate Background Checks for Guns

CHICAGO (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis have staked out opposing positions on whether to require universal background checks for firearms purchases. Read More »

Toyota Recalls 690,000 Pickups to Fix Rear Springs

DETROIT (AP) - Toyota says it is recalling 690,000 Tacoma pickup trucks because the rear leaf springs could break, puncture the gas tank and cause a fire. Read More »

Route 4 Reopens After Gasoline Spill

MARISSA, Ill. (AP) - A southwestern Illinois road has reopened after a fuel truck overturned and spilled 2,800 gallons of gasoline. Read More »

Death Toll from GM Ignition Switches Now at 23

DETROIT (AP) - At least 23 people have died and 16 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Read More »

Durbin Calls for Investigation into FAA Fire

CHICAGO -- U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he'll seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control center and bring Chicago's two international airports to a halt. Read More »

Plan to Privatize Cape Girardeau Mental Facility Stuns Workers

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Employees who fought to keep a southeast Missouri youth psychiatric facility open say a plan to privatize the center might be better than shutting it down, but they're worried some children will be left without appropriate treatment. Read More »

Chicago Airports Trying to Resume Normal Flights

CHICAGO (AP) - Flight cancellations are still plaguing Chicago's international airports two days after an act of sabotage at a regional control center brought operations to a halt. Read More »

Police: Shots Fired at Off-Duty Officer on I-70

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities say an off-duty St. Louis city police officer has been injured after shots were fired at his personal vehicle on Interstate 70, near the intersection with I-170. Read More »

Police Officer Shot in Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo.- Authorities said a police officer was shot Saturday night in Ferguson, Missouri, the scene of racial unrest in the wake of the August shooting death of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. Read More »

Ford Recalls 850K Cars on Short Circuit Concerns

NEW YORK (AP) - Ford is recalling about 850,000 cars and SUVs because of a problem that could stop the air bags from working in a crash. Read More »

Fire at Control Site Stops O'Hare, Midway Flights

CHICAGO (AP) - A fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility that shut down the city's two airports Friday was intentionally set by a contract employee, police said. Read More »

105-Year-Old Still Enjoys Ferris Wheel

ABC -- People of all ages came out to the Delta Fair in Kennett, Missouri to enjoy the fun rides and nice weather, including 105-year-old Isadore Rainey. Read More »

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