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Amtrak train derails on highway bridge, several presumed dead

DuPONT, Wash. (Reuters) – An Amtrak passenger train derailed on a bridge over a major highway in Washington state on Monday morning, sending part of the train crashing down onto Interstate 5 and killing several passengers, authorities said. A spokesman for the local sheriff’s office, Ed Troyer, told reporters at the scene there were “multiple” More...

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By Jake Leonard On Saturday, December 16th, 2017
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Caulkins: Budget ‘shell game’ to cost state $1.5 billion, 22,000 jobs

DECATUR (Heartland Newsfeed) — Dan Caulkins is increasingly concerned about a provision in the state’s 2018 fiscal year budget he fears could cause taxpayers as much as $1.5 billion. Beyond the massive More...

By Associated Press On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
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Travel Channel host Jack Maxwell announces he’s being treated for cancer

BOSTON (AP) — Travel Channel host Jack Maxwell says he’s undergoing treatment for cancer. The personality behind the popular “Booze Traveler” series tweeted Tuesday: “I have cancer. More...

By Illinois News Network On Monday, December 11th, 2017
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Hundreds of donated trees taking root at Illinois State Fairgrounds

SPRINGFIELD (Illinois News Network) — When the Illinois Department of Agriculture announced in 2015 it would lose more than 200 trees at the State Fairgrounds, primarily due to the emerald ash borer, one of More...

By Associated Press On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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Fox News host Jeanine Pirro clocked going 119 MPH Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel host Jeanine Pirro (juh-NEEN’ PEER’-oh) has been issued a speeding ticket for driving 119 mph (192 kph) in a 65 mph (105 kph) zone in upstate New York. The Daily More...

By Jake Leonard On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
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State police seeks information on criminal act in Logan County

ATLANTA, Ill. (Heartland Newsfeed) — The Illinois State Police is investigating an incident which occurred early Monday along the northbound lanes of Interstate 55 near mile marker 140 in Logan County. A motorist’s More...

By United Press International On Friday, October 27th, 2017
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White House, FEMA statements: we have no involvement in restoring electricity to Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON/SAN JUAN, P.R. (UPI) — The White House and the Federal Emergency Management Agency each said Friday they had nothing to do with the hiring of a small Montana company to restore electricity in Puerto More...

By Associated Press On Friday, September 29th, 2017
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American Airlines CEO: We’ll never lose money again

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — The CEO of American Airlines says the once-volatile industry has changed so radically that his company will never lose money again. Even in a bad year, Doug Parker says, the world’s More...

By Guest Poster On Friday, September 29th, 2017
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Lockheed Martin unveils fully reusable crewed Martian lander

ADELAIDE, Australia (CNBC) — NASA’s goal to reach Mars is just over a decade away, and Lockheed Martin revealed Thursday how humans might soon walk upon the red planet’s surface. Lockheed Martin More...

By Jake Leonard On Sunday, September 24th, 2017
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Illinois state Sen. Dave Syverson supports gas tax hike

SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) — Illinois state Sen. Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) joins state Rep. Dan Brady (R-Bloomington) in supporting an increase in the state’s gas tax. “It may make sense to be looking More...