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Cyclist pedal for conservation

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 12:31
MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WAND) - The annual Prairie Pedal kicked off Sunday morning at Rock Springs Conservation Area. The 11th annual bicycle fundraising event benefits the Macon County Conservation Foundation. 
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Teen attacked by shark at Southern California beach

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 11:11
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 13-year-old boy skin diving for lobsters was attacked by a shark Saturday along the Southern California coast but was quickly pulled from the water by other divers and flown to a trauma center, authorities said.
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FBI investigating after car explosion kills 1 on city street

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 10:59
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A car exploded on a city street, killing at least one person and leading to a shelter-in-place order for nearby residents, and federal authorities are helping local officials in the investigation.
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Warning system delays add to deaths in Indonesian tsunami

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 09:09
MAKASSAR, Indonesia (AP) — An early warning system...
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Shooting death investigation

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 07:37
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Decatur Police are investigating the shooting death of a 24-year-old man. 
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Tesla to pay $40 million in lawsuit, Musk steps down as chairman

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 21:09
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk have agreed to pay a total of $40 million and make a series of concessions to settle a government lawsuit alleging Musk duped investors with misleading statements about a proposed buyout of the company. 
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Marty Balin, founder and lead singer Jefferson Airplane dies at 76

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 18:47
NEW YORK (AP) — Marty Balin, a patron of the 1960s "San Francisco Sound" both as founder and lead singer of the Jefferson Airplane and co-owner of the club where the Airplane and other Bay Area bands performed, has died. 
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Champaign kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month early

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 18:29
CHAMPAIGN Ill. (WAND) - Breast Cancer Awareness kicks off October 1st and Harvest Market in Champaign started the awareness a week early.  
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Man grows largest pumpkin ever in the U.S

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 17:43
DEERFIELD, N.H. (WAND) - Weighing in at over 2,500 lbs, a New Hampshire man has taken the U. S. record for largest pumpkin in the states. An organization that serves as the worldwide governing body for pumpkin-growing contests says Steve Geddes of Boscawen squashed the competition across North America with his prize winner weighing in at 2,528 lbs. The winning pumpkin weighing a U.S. record 2,528 pounds, grown by Steve Geddes, of Boscawen, New Hampshire.Paul Hanson / AD4...
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Macon County Sheriff's Office warns of new scam

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 16:43
DECATUR, Ill. (WAND) - Macon County Sheriff's Office has seen an uptick in a new scam targeting Decatur residents. A phone call comes from the number (217) 330 - 5179. The caller identifies themselves as Lt. Butts from the Macon County Sheriff's Office. They tell the person receiving the call they have either missed a court date and have a warrant or have failed to pay for a traffic citation. The call then tells the person they can take care of the fine or warrant by making an...
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Friends, loved ones grieve a year after Las Vegas massacre

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 16:08
Heather Melton’s husband Sonny found land in Tennessee where the two would build a home and start a new phase of married life together. 
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Ancient cemetery uncovered during pipeline construction

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 15:25
TURAN, Albania (AP) — In a rich agricultural basin near the town of Korca in southeastern Albania, gas pipeline construction work is offering archaeologists a unique insight into 5,000 years of history in a country that was off most experts’ radar during decades of isolationist Communist rule. 
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Local churches come together to pack meals.

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 12:23
DECATUR, Ill (WAND) - On Saturday hundreds came together to pack meals. Volunteers came to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Decatur to pack 100,000 meals on Saturday. 
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Group takes aim at Oklahoma's failure-to-protect law

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 10:50
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After Robert Braxton Jr. was convicted of beating his girlfriend's children, he was sentenced in 2006 to probation and two years already served in jail while awaiting trial for the abuse, which included choking, punching and breaking the femur and ribs of a 3-month-old daughter.
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