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  • Tim Beckman

    University of Illinois fires head football coach after player complaints

    The University of Illinois has fired its head football coach after allegations that he mistreated players who were injured and threatened to take away their scholarships against school policy.

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  • A prop-driven stunt plane practicing ahead of the upcoming New York Air Show crashed Friday, August 28, 2015, in a wooded area near Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, killing the pilot, police said.

    Pilot practicing ahead of New York Air Show crashes, dies

    (CNN) — A single-engine aerobatic plane practicing ahead of the upcoming New York Air Show crashed Friday, killing the pilot, police said. The pilot lost control of the two-seater and crashed into a wooded area abutting Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, a community about 70 miles north of New York City. Capt. Brendan Casey with New York State Police said that the pilot appeared to be climbing when something happened to the back of his Giles G202 aircraft and […]

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    Nine dead, others missing after Tropical Storm Erika’s deluge hits Dominica

    Images from the tiny Caribbean island of Dominica show the devastation after Tropical Storm Erika left at least nine dead.

  • Medical

    FDA: Some type 2 diabetes meds can cause severe join pain

    Four type 2 diabetes medications may be causing joint pain, warned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. An announcement from the FDA said that a new Warning and Precaution has been added to the labels of the following medicines: sitagliptin, saxagliptin, linagliptin, and alogliptin.  That warning, issued Friday, August 28, 2015, is for dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors. Patients on these medications experienced symptoms anywhere from one day to years after they started taking them. The FDA said patients who are taking their DPP-4 […]

  • Blind Smoking Monkeys

    Studio 8 features blues rock band ‘Blind Smoking Monkeys’

    Who we are: Blind Smoking Monkeys What our music is:  Delta Blues / Blues Rock What sets our music apart from the rest:  “ We stick to the Mississippi Delta Blues feel instead of mainstream Chicago Blues that this region is familiar with. We’re a fresh sound for everyone that has come across our path.” Check out the Blind Smoking Monkeys upcoming events — click here. See other Studio 8 featured bands — click here.  **If you would like to be a Weekly Featured Local Artist/Band on […]

  • wine

    Why a hospital wants high-end wine collection seized by police

    The case is being called "Pennsylvania vs. 2,447 Bottles of Wine." Caught in the middle of a legal battle between the state and Arthur Goldman is a wine collection -- valued between $150,000 to $200,000 -- that once sat in his Malvern, Pennsylvania, cellar.

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    Police in Illinois, Iowa and 14 other states beef up patrols on I-80 and I-35

    It is well-known by drivers that police step up their enforcement patrols around Labor Day, but this year the cops aren't waiting.

  • Turkey Bacon, picture from FSIS website

    2 million pounds of turkey bacon from Kraft Heinz Foods recalled

    More than 2 million pounds of turkey bacon has been recalled because it could spoil before its “Best When Used By” date. Kraft Heinz Foods issued the recall Tuesday, August 25, 2015. According to the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS), the recall poses a low health risk. The turkey bacon included in the recall was made between May 31, 2015 and August 6, 2015. Products included in the recall have the establishment number “P-9070” inside the USDA mark of […]

  • Mourners place flowers and balloons outside of WDBJ's offices after Alison Parker and Adam Ward were shot and killed by Vester L. Flanagan Wednesday morning, August 26, 2015.

    Slain TV reporter’s boyfriend asks for dialogue over gun violence

    One day after reporter Alison Parker, 24, and her cameraman, Adam Ward, 27, were gunned down on live television near Roanoke, Virginia, Parker's boyfriend said merely remembering their lives is not enough.

  • Tropical Storm Erika doesn't have strong winds, but heavy rains were wreaking havoc on the Caribbean island of Dominica where three people were killed. Erika was expected to produce rainfall of 4-8 inches across parts of the Leeward Island through Saturday.

    Tropical Storm Erika swamps Dominica; 3 people dead

    Tropical Storm Erika doesn't have strong winds, but heavy rains were wreaking havoc on the Caribbean island of Dominica where three people were killed.


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