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    Emmy-winning actress Polly Bergen dies

    Emmy-winning actress Polly Bergen, whose TV and movie career spanned more than six decades, has died, her publicist said.

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    Firefighter dies after Ice Bucket Challenge accident

    A Kentucky firefighter has died, weeks after participating in an ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that went horribly wrong.

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    Missing Burlington man found dead

    A man who was reported missing was found dead in Des Moines County. According to a statement from Des Moines County, a person was reported missing, prompting deputies and conservation officers to go to the Big Hollow Lake area on Friday, September 19, 2014 around 5:30 p.m. During their search, deputies recovered the body of 58-year-old Kevin Rhodes of Burlington. An investigation is underway.

  • Neighbors claim they heard explosion before East Moline garage fire

    A fire in East Moline left a garage destroyed and some damage to a neighboring property. The East Moline Fire Chief said when firefighters arrived to the scene at 4th Street A Saturday afternoon, September 20, 2014, the garage was fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters said while they were able to extinguish the fire, there was some minor damage to a neighboring home. Neighbors said they heard an explosion before the fire happened, but no cause has yet been determined. […]

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    2nd security incident at White House in 2 days

    In the second security incident at the White House in as many days, an individual failed to stop at the entrance to the White House complex while driving his vehicle, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said.

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    Illinois unemployment rate continues six-month drop

    The unemployment rate has been falling for six months straight in Illinois. More than 13,800 jobs have been created over the last half-year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. One year ago, the unemployment rate was 9.2 percent. The report that came out on Thursday, September 18, 2014 showed that the number had dropped to 6.7 percent. Related: Iowa unemployment rate improves from one year ago “Five months of job-creation coupled with increased […]

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    Passing drivers stop to help Burlington man after motorcycle crash

    A motorcyclist was airlifted to the hospital after crashing on Highway 34 in southwest Des Moines County. A statement from the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office said 46-year-old Richard Lee Godwin was headed eastbound on Highway 34 on a Honda motorcycle Friday, September 19, 2014 around 8:30 a.m. The Burlington man lost control of the motorcycle just west of the Beaverdale Road overpass and crashed in the center median. Police said drivers passing by stopped to help until deputies arrived […]

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    How you can tip your barista when paying for coffee with plastic

    The tip jar at coffee shops is often an embarrassment for the kind of people who pay for everything with their credit cards and rarely have small change on hand.

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    Economies are ‘devastated’ as West Africa fights the Ebola outbreak

    The Ebola virus has already killed thousands in West Africa, an immeasurable loss for many families. As medical workers try to quell its spread, global organizations are calculating the economic impact of the disease.

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    GM recalls 205,000 Cadillacs, Impalas

    Add 205,309 more cars to General Motors' recall tally. The automaker announced it was recalling Cadillac XTS and Chevy Impalas because of a problem with the electronic parking brake arm in some vehicles.

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    E!’s ‘Fashion Police’ to continue without Joan Rivers

    E! will keep producing "Fashion Police" without Joan Rivers, the talk show's ringleader who died earlier this month.

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    Man barges into White House after jumping lawn fence

    A man jumped a fence at the White House late Friday and made it through the North Portico doors into the building before he was captured, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary told CNN.

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