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Riot, Looting Prompt State of Emergency, Curfew in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) - Rioters plunged part of Baltimore into chaos Monday, torching a pharmacy, setting police cars ablaze and throwing bricks at officers hours after thousands mourned the man who died from a severe spinal injury he suffered in police custody. Read more »

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Eldorado Woman Behind Bars on Drug Charges

BENTON, KY. -- Kentucky authorities have placed an Eldorado woman behind bars on drug charges. Read More »

Device Known As 'Google Loon' Lands in Missouri

BRAGG CITY, Mo. (AP) - The mystery of the balloon that crash-landed into a southeast Missouri field has been solved - it was a Google Loon. Read More »

US Lowers Fluoride in Water

NEW YORK (AP) - The government is lowering the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years. Read More »

Nylabone Dog Chews Recalled for Possible Salmonella Threat

CNN -- Nylabone Dog Chews sold in a puppy starter kit are being recalled for possible salmonella contamination. Read More »

Family Reacts to Seeking Death Penalty Against Watts

CAIRO -- Federal prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty against the man accused of killing two people during an attempted bank robbery in Cairo. Read More »

2 Hurt in Distillery Fire in Western Kentucky

HARDIN, Ky. (AP) - Two workers have been injured in an explosion at a small western Kentucky distillery that produces small-batch whiskeys. Read More »

Ford Recalls 390,000 Cars to Fix Door Latches

DETROIT (AP) - Ford is recalling about 390,000 cars because the doors may not latch properly and could open while the cars are in motion. Read More »

Harley Recalls Nearly 46,000 Motorcycles

DETROIT (AP) - Harley-Davidson is recalling nearly 46,000 motorcycles in the U.S. because they could stay in gear due to clutches that won't fully disengage. Read More »

Hundreds of Pounds of Bratwurst Recalled

LOUISVILLE -- A central Illinois company is recalling hundreds of pounds of bratwurst due to misbranding and undeclared allergens. Read More »

American, Italian Hostages Killed in U.S. Drone Strike

WASHINGTON (AP) - Blaming the "fog of war," President Barack Obama revealed Thursday that U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan inadvertently killed an American and an Italian, two hostages held by al-Qaida, as well as two other Americans who had leadership roles with the terror network. Read More »

Ex-Illinois Lawmaker Gets 5 Months for Bribery Conviction

CHICAGO (AP) - A judge has sentenced a Chicago Democrat to 5 months in prison for pocketing a $7,000 bribe from a purported day care for his backing of a state grant application. Read More »

Illinois Agency Assessing Damage in Fairdale Tornado for Aid

FAIRDALE, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois agency says it's still trying to determine what assistance might be available to victims of a deadly tornado that struck northern Illinois earlier this month. Read More »

Judge OKs 65-Year Deal Over NFL Concussions; Could Cost $1B

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A federal judge has approved a potential $1 billion plan to resolve thousands of NFL concussion lawsuits filed by retired players. Read More »

Model for Rockwell's Rosie the Riveter Painting Dies at 92

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The model for Norman Rockwell's 1943 Rosie the Riveter painting that symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the homefront during World War II has died. Mary Doyle Keefe was 92. Read More »

Shark Vacuum Cleaners Recalled Due to Shock Hazard

WSIL -- More than 140,000 Shark brand vacuum cleaners are being recalled due to the risk of electric shock. Read More »

Man Who Shot Reagan Seeks to Live Outside Mental Hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawyer for John Hinckley Jr., the man who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, says he's no longer a danger and should be allowed to live fulltime outside a Washington mental hospital. Read More »

IHSA to Vote on Rules to Limit Contact in Football Practice

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois High School Association is expected to vote in June on new rules that would limit the amount of full-contact practice allowed for high school football teams. Read More »

Push to Extend Med. Marijuana Program Moves Forward

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Legislation extending Illinois' medical marijuana program beyond 2017 has passed the Illinois House despite some recent opposition from Gov. Bruce Rauner. Read More »

House OKs Bill That Would Change Illinois Specialty Plates

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois House has overwhelmingly approved a bill that would change the way the state creates specialty license plates. Read More »

Prosecutors: Workers Busted for Stealing Barrels of Bourbon

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Nine people have been indicted on charges of spiriting away what Kentucky authorities say was more bourbon whiskey than one person could drink in a lifetime. Read More »

Suspicious Items Found at St. Louis City Hall Cleared

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis' police chief says three suspicious items that forced the evacuation of City Hall for several hours have been cleared and are not a threat. Read More »

Blue Bell Creameries Issues Recall of All Products

BRENHAM, Texas (AP) - Blue Bell Creameries has issued a voluntary recall for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for the potentially deadly bacteria listeria. Read More »

Cape Comic Con Sets New Record

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Thousands of comic book fans flocked to Cape Girardeau for the 10th annual Cape Comic Con. Read More »

Lincoln Museum Celebrates 10 years With Free Admission

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has launched a new website, which visitors can use on a smartphone or tablet while touring the museum.

Altercation on the SIU Campus, Investigation Underway

CARBONDALE -- SIU police are investigating a disturbance on the Carbondale Campus, that apparently has some students locking themselves down in campus buildings. Read More »

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