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Illinois Prisoner Review Board denies parole for Simon Peter Nelson

The Illinois Prisoner Review Board has unanimously denied parole for Simon Peter Nelson.
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New Boone County animal shelter proposed Video included

Boone County wants to spend $800,000 to build and equip a new animal services facility.
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RPS focuses on stopping chronic truancy Video included

It might be just the start of the school year. but District 205 is already thinking about students skipping school. More>>

DeKalb teacher faces sexual assault charges

A northern Illinois high school teacher faces sexual assault charges after allegedly having sexual contact with a teenage girl.
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Human skull donated to Goodwill store in Texas

Police are scratching their heads trying to work out who donated a human skull to a thrift store in Austin, Texas. More>>

Omaha police bullet kills `Cops' film crew member

When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation. Within minutes, one crew member was dying from a bullet shot by an officer.
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US to begin safety testing Ebola vaccine next week

Federal researchers next week will start testing humans with an experimental vaccine to prevent the deadly Ebola virus.
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New technology comes to Oregon Community Schools

There's a new feel in Oregon community schools thanks to new technology.
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Winnebago Co. senior facility to celebrate 110th anniversary

On September 14, "Highview in the Woodlands" will celebrate its 110th anniversary.In 1904, citizens of Rockford came together to establish a home for the elderly in Winnebago County. More>>

Leaders bringing Amtrak service to Rockford: 'It's going to happen' Video included

The Amtrak project is going to happen. That's the word from the people in charge of starting passenger rail service between Rockford and Chicago. More>>

Police to crack down on drunk drivers this holiday

This holiday weekend, police across the area want to remind you to "drive sober or get pulled over." More>>

Armed robbery crash victim pronounced dead

The woman struck by three armed robbery suspects last week in Cherry Valley has died. More>>

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  • Day 3 of big waves expected in Southern California

    Day 3 of big waves expected in Southern California

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:09:42 GMT
    Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti. Beaches are thronged with wave riders and crowds are coming to watch the action even as seaside communities try to stave...More >>
    A third day of huge waves, dangerous rip currents and potential flooding was expected Thursday in Southern California as the coast felt the ripple effects of Tropical Storm Marie churning off the Mexican coast.More >>
  • 5 things to know about earthquake faults

    5 things to know about earthquake faults

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:49:57 GMT
    The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake...More >>
    The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.More >>
  • Workers cheer restored Market Basket CEO

    Workers cheer restored Market Basket CEO

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:28:55 GMT
    Trucks have started making deliveries to a New England supermarket chain just hours after it was announced that the chain's former CEO, whose ouster led to worker walkouts and customer boycotts, had completed a...More >>
    Hours after reaching an agreement to buy the company, the restored chief of New England's Market Basket supermarket chain celebrated with workers in a rally at headquarters Thursday, saying he loved them and...More >>
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