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Appeals Court Puts Hold on Regulation Protecting Waterways

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A federal appeals court has blocked an Obama administration rule that attempts to clarify which small streams, wetlands and other waterways the government can shield from pollution and development. Read more »

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Traffic Deaths on Rise in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say statewide traffic deaths are on the rise so far in 2015. Read More »

GM Recalls SUVs, Tells Owners Not to Use Windshield Wipers

DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is telling owners of some SUVs not to use their windshield wipers because an electrical short could cause the motor to catch fire. Read More »

Facebook 'Reactions': 6 New Ways to Share What You Think of a Post

ABC NEWS -- Facebook revealed Thursday it is testing "Reactions," a set of six emoji that can be chosen when liking a post simply doesn't feel right. Read More »

Safety 1st Recalls Highchairs Due to Fall Hazard

NEW YORK (AP) - About 35,000 Safety 1st highchairs are being recalled following reports that children were able to remove the tray and fall off causing chipped teeth, cuts and bruises. Read More »

Don't Get Tricked By Halloween Scammers

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU -- Experts, including the National Retail Federation, estimate that following Christmas, Halloween is the fastest- growing consumer holiday with projected spending this year to be more than $7 billion. Read More »

Horse Therapy Operation Opens in Trigg County

CADIZ, KY -- Cold, blustery weather this past weekend didn't keep people from turning out in Trigg County to celebrate the grand opening of a horse therapy operation. Read More »

Analysis Finds $300,000 Cost After Fox Lake Officer's Death

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) - A review of personnel records from 50 police agencies working on the unsolved shooting death of Fox Lake Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz has found that more than $300,000 has been spent on the investigation. Read More »

Illinois Reducing Fees on College Savings Plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The state of Illinois is reducing fees on its Bright Directions 529 college savings plan to help families put more of their investment toward rising tuition costs. Read More »

Cape Girardeau Police Investigate Homicide

CAPE GIRARDEAU -- Police in Cape Girardeau are investigating a homicide. The shooting happened Tuesday around 9:45 p.m. at a house at 911 Ranney Avenue. Read More »

Plumbing Problems at Jefferson County Courthouse

MT. VERNON -- If you've got business at the Jefferson County Courthouse, you may want to use the bathroom before you leave your house. A collapsed pipe left most of the restrooms out of order. Read More »

How Feasible is Gun Control Reform?

WSIL -- In the wake of last week's mass shooting in Oregon, Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released a new gun control plan. But how feasible is that plan? Read More »

Panel Recommends Rep. Mautino for Illinois Auditor General

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A bipartisan panel has selected longtime state Rep. Frank Mautino to serve as Illinois' next auditor general. Read More »

Chamber: Each Cardinals Playoff Game Worth $5.9 Million

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals are back in the playoffs for the fifth straight year, and that's good news for the region's economy. Read More »

The Cost of Flu Season

ABC NEWS -- If you're thinking about skipping a flu shot this year, perhaps you should think about your wallet. Read More »

Illinois Senate to Get 2 New Members to Fill Vacancies

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Two lawmakers are set to be sworn in to fill vacancies in the Illinois Senate. Read More »

Keeping Cape Girardeau Flood Wall Clean A Massive Task

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - The wall that protects downtown Cape Girardeau from the Mississippi River is essentially a more-than-mile-long canvas, and graffiti is a never-ending problem. Read More »

Kentucky Man's Body Found In Freezer, Girlfriend In Jail

SOMERSET, Ky. (AP) - A Pulaski County woman is under arrest after her boyfriend's body was discovered in a freezer inside the couple's living room. Read More »

Illinois Budget Impasse Affecting Emergency Call Systems

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois residents seeking help through their local emergency 911 systems may be on their own if the budget fight between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats in the Legislature continues. Read More »

Recent Jump in Chicago Heroin Overdoses Hits 74

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Hope Buds Over Legal Medical Marijuana Harvest in Rural Southern Illinois Town

ALBION, Ill. (AP) - It's harvest time in southeastern Illinois. And in one city that means not just corn, but medical marijuana. Read More »

University of Illinois opens center for wounded veterans

URBANA, Ill. (AP) - The University of Illinois has opened a center to help wounded war veterans earn college diplomas. Read More »

Exercise in a Pill? Not So Fast

ABC NEWS -- We all know the importance of regular exercise, but what if we could take a pill instead? Are scientists getting any closer to developing a quick fix to replace a workout? Read More »

Rauner: Illinois Budget Standoff 'Could Go On for a While'

EFFINGHAM, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says the standoff over a state budget "could go on for a while" but his administration is prepared to continue managing state finances without one. Read More »

Recalls This Week: Pacifier Clips, Bicycles, Armchairs

(AP) -- A line of pacifier clips that pose a choking hazard to children are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include women's sandals, bicycles and armchairs. Read More »

Hearings Set on Proposed Rule on Machine Mine Sensors

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Public hearings are set this month on a proposed federal rule to require coal mine operators to equip coal hauling machines and scoops with sensors intended to curb fatalities and injuries in underground mines. Read More »

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