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    Former Iowa police officer sells fake money to undercover agent

    An Iowa man, who is a former police officer and disbarred attorney, pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit money.

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    Rural roads in select Iowa counties under stricter patrol for the next year

    More police plan to patrol rural roadways in Jackson County starting October 1, 2015.

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    In response to Richard Glossip stay, Oklahoma attorney general moves to stay all scheduled executions

    A day after Galesburg-native Richard Glossip was granted a stay of execution, the Oklahoma Attorney General announced he was seeking a stay of all executions. E. Scott Pruitt filed a petition Thursday, October 1, 2015 with the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals that would push an indefinite stay of all scheduled executions, according to a statement from the Attorney General’s Office. In addition, the attorney general’s office is specifically looking more in depth into the scheduled execution, and stays granted […]

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    Rock Island construction project at Black Hawk Road intersection to take six weeks

    For about a month and a half, workers will be reconstructing the intersection at 11th Street and Black Hawk Road in Rock Island, Illinois.  This will cause some road closures in the area. Starting Thursday, October 1, 2015, crews will be working on the intersection. They planned to close 9th Street to traffic, south of 45th Avenue.  Also, the outside southbound lane of 11th Street, U.S. 67, was set to be closed. Public Works Director Randall Tweet said the project […]

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    Dunkin’ Donuts to close 100 stores

    Dunkin' Brands, the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and the Baskin-Robbins ice cream chain, announced Thursday that one of its franchisees plans to close 100 Dunkin' Donuts stores in the United States this year and next.

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    Baby born without a complete skull defies the odds

    Jaxon Buell was born without a large part of his skull and brain. Doctors told Brandon and Brittany Buell their son wouldn't live past a few weeks. In August, the family celebrated his first birthday.

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    Five things to know to avoid falling victim to the latest FBI scam

    A phone scam has been reported in western Iowa from callers who appear to be from the FBI. The scam has targeted residents in the Omaha Division of the FBI, which includes the state of Nebraska and several western Iowa counties. How it works is the scammer will call and identify say they are an FBI employee, according to a statement from the Omaha Field Office.  Caller ID will even show up as the phone number of the FBI’s Omaha Division. […]

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    Bill Cosby faces new allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior

    Three more women came forward Wednesday to accuse Bill Cosby of sexually inappropriate behavior, creating yet another wave of allegations that the comedian abused his power by drugging and assaulting women.

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    Dogs don’t want to talk about owner’s destroyed sweatpants

    These pooches were excited to see their papa, until he wanted to talk about a sensitive subject. In a happy-sounding voice, the man who appears to be taking the video asked his dogs how their days were.  A flurry of petting and greetings attracted the dogs until they were asked, “but who tore my pants up though?” Immediately the dogs turned the other direction. They were easily convinced to come back when their owner returned to asking how their days […]

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    Northeast prepares for Hurricane Joaquin, 3 years after Sandy

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday declared a state of emergency in anticipation of Hurricane Joaquin, a Category 3 storm that is expected to get stronger.

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    Woman duct tapes dog’s mouth shut, posts photos on Facebook

    A 25-year-old Salisbury woman has been charged with cruelty to animals after authorities say she taped her dog's mouth shut to prevent the dog from barking, according to the Rowan County Sheriff's Office.

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    The 20 most dangerous products found in schools

    From new teachers to new friends, there are plenty of things to be concerned about as your child goes back to school. But even in the best schools there are dangers, often hiding in plain sight, which may surprise you. From infrastructure to classroom supplies, products in schools cause over 60 thousand injuries each year. Even though manufactures are doing their best to improve the safety of school products, this number does not appear to be dropping. Although most of […]


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