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    Branded for Bernie: Dozens get inked with free Sanders tat

    Fans of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders are wearing their support for him on their sleeves — and on their rib cages, calves, necks and backs.

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    Man found guilty in death of 3-year-old daughter in southwest Iowa

    A man accused in the death of his 3-year-old daughter in the southwest Iowa city of Bedford has been found guilty of murder.

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    Man and teen plead guilty in fatal Iowa drag race

    A man and a teenager have pleaded guilty to charges in connection to a drag racing crash that killed an elderly couple.

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    Sterling police look to identify suspects of Walmart thefts

    The public is being asked to help identify theft suspects as the police investigate a series of thefts at a Sterling, Illinois Walmart. The thefts happened on November 13, December 8, and January 20, 2016 at the Walmart at 115 East Lincolnway, according to a statement from the Sterling Police Department. Police say they are trying to identify two men in their mid-twenties.  When the January theft happened, one of the men was wearing a black Puma sweatshirt and a […]

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    Amboy, Illinois drug investigation leads to multiple arrests

    Five people from Amboy, Illinois were arrested after a three-month-long drug investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies. Since early November 2015, the Joint Operations Group (JOG) had been working with the Amboy Police Department to zero in on the city’s drug problem, according to a statement from Chief of Police Danny Langloss.  The JOG is a collaboration between the Dixon Police Department Street Crimes and Lee County Sheriff’s Detectives. During their investigation, the JOG seized more than 70 grams of cocaine […]

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    Four violations cops say they’re watching for during Super Bowl weekend

    Drivers on the roads during Super Bowl weekend need to be aware that police are looking for four specific violations.

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    Car rolls several times in crash on Utica Ridge Road in Bettendorf

    A man had to be extricated from his vehicle when he lost control on a Bettendorf road and rolled multiple times.

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    The Des Moines Register calls for audit of Iowa Caucus results

    After an unbelievably close race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in the Iowa Caucus, the Des Moines Register newspaper called for an audit of the results. The results showed that Clinton won by two-tenths of a percent over Sanders.  Due to these numbers, “the results were too close not to do a complete audit of results,” the Register published in an editorial. “A caucus should not be confused with an election,” read the Register, “but it’s worth noting that much larger […]

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    Sanders and Clinton face off on the debate stage

    The first one-on-one debate between Democratic presidential rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders was underway Thursday evening, February 4, 2016 in New Hampshire. The two took the stage in the MSNBC-hosted debate with just days to go until the first-in-the-nation primary. They faced off in the leadoff Iowa caucuses Monday, with Clinton grabbing a razor-thin victory. Sanders appears to be leading in New Hampshire preference polls. Hillary Clinton said Bernie Sanders is making an “unfair” accusation when he suggests she’s not a progressive. Clinton also says […]

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    Dispatch audio released after six found dead in Chicago home

    Chicago police say the bodies of four men, one woman and a child have been found inside a home on the city's South Side in what is being investigated as an apparent multiple homicide.

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    Prosecutor says pair planned 13-year-old’s murder, bought supplies beforehand

    A prosecutor says two Virginia Tech students plotted to kill a 13-year-old girl and hide her body.

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    Some Ryan’s restaurants among dozens closing due to poor performance

    Dozens of restaurants owned by Food Management Partners were closing, according to a report by WHNT in Huntsville, Alabama.   These closures included 74 of the following chain restaurants: Ryan’s, Old Country Buffet, Hometown Buffet, and Fire Mountain and Country Buffet. Many locations of these restaurants permanently closed on Thursday, February 4, 2016, according to the report. According to a statement by Ovation Brands, which was bought out by Food Management Partners in August of 2015, the 74 restaurants that were […]


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