O.J. Simpson granted parole after nearly 9 years in prison

Ken Ritter, Associated Press Writer LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) – O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football star. Former NFL football star O.J. Simpson More...

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By United Press International On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Possible ‘FAKE NEWS’ service? Facebook plans subscription service for news articles

Allen Cone, United Press International Writer MENLO PARK, Calif. (UPI) — Facebook plans to launch a subscription service for news stories, possibly testing the change as early as October. Campbell Brown, More...

By United Press International On Saturday, July 15th, 2017
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Lochte cleared of charges stemming from Rio gas station incident

Eric DuVall United Press International RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (UPI) — A Brazilian appellate court cleared U.S. Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte of criminal charges after police alleged Lochte exaggerated claims More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
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Olde Tyme Tractor Show kicks off in Hillsboro this weekend

HILLSBORO (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Olde Tyme Tractor Show will be held this weekend, July 15 and 16 at Lake Glenn Shoals Park.  The show, celebrating 22 years in operation, is sponsored by the Montgomery More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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UPDATE: Matt Hughes stable after train collision

RAYMOND/SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Officials with the Illinois State Police are still investigating a major collision between a truck and train on Beelers Trail in Raymond. A family statement made More...

By Jake Leonard On Saturday, June 24th, 2017
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Former Vanderbilt football player found guilty of rape

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A grand jury found a former Vanderbilt University football player of raping an unconscious female student in a teammate’s dorm room back stemming from a 2013 incident in a Nashville More...

By Jake Leonard On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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Save Time, Buy Online: Illinois State Fair Gate & Parking Now Available for Online Purchase

Ticket scanning now an option at all Illinois State Fair gates SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois State Fair continues its trek into the digital age by offering an online payment option for gate admission, parking More...

By Associated Press On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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Facebook wants to nudge you into ‘meaningful’ online groups

Barbara Ortutay and Michael Liedtke Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At Facebook, mere “sharing” is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing. CEO Mark Zuckerberg More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Fighting Illini plans for performance center instead of much-needed Memorial Stadium renovations

Illinois’ Memorial Stadium is seen before the start of the NCAA college football game against Charleston Southern Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012 in Champaign, Ill. (AP File Photo/Seth Perlman) CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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Blackhawks’ Hossa to miss all next season with skin disorder

Stephen Whyno AP Hockey Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa will miss the entire upcoming NHL season because of severe side effects from medication to treat a progressive skin condition More...