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3:46 pm
Thu April 15, 2010

Knox Co. To Hire Drug Prosecutor

Galesburg, IL – The federal government has awarded the Knox County State's Attorney's Office with a $431,800 grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The money will be used to create a new prosecutor's position that will deal specifically with drugs and drug-related crimes in the county.

State's Attorney John Pepmeyer says this is a sorely needed position due to the prevalence of drugs in his county.

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2:21 pm
Thu April 15, 2010

Emphasis - April 16

Macomb, IL – Rich Egger's guests are AARP Illinois President Merri Dee, AARP Illinois Senior Director Bob Gallo, andd Macomb Area AARP President Lynne Ruben.

Dee and Gallo were in Macomb to give the Macomb chapter the First Place Award in the AARP's "Create The Good" challenge. The challenge honors volunteer efforts.

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WIUM Local
8:20 am
Thu April 15, 2010

Body Found In Mississippi River Near Fort Madison

Fort Madison, IA – Fort Madison Police Chief Bruce Niggemeyer says two local fishermen discovered a body at about 10:33 a.m. on Thursday, April 15. They were hauling in lines from the Mississippi River near 20th Street.

Niggemeyer says the body turned out to be Ray Charles Newell Dean, 22, of Keokuk. He says the identification was made because of a photo ID in a billfold.

Dean had been missing since February 7. He reportedly fell through the ice on the Mississippi River just west of Fort Madison's Riverview Park.

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WIUM Local
8:15 am
Thu April 15, 2010

Large Meteor Visible Across Tri States, Entire Midwest

Macomb, IL – Macomb Police say they received numerous calls from residents and law enforcement officers reporting a bright light in the sky. As it turns out, people across the Midwest saw the same thing.

Andy Ervin is a senior Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in the Quad Cities. NWS confirmed that it was indeed a meteor, but Ervin saw the event for himself. He says it was quite a sight to behold.

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WIUM Local
7:47 am
Thu April 15, 2010

Branstad Campaigns in Fort Madison

Fort Madison, IA – Terry Branstad was the longest serving governor in Iowa history. He served four consecutive terms from 1983-1999.

Branstad says Iowa had a great deal of success while he was in office. He says the state recovered from the farm crisis, enjoyed record employment levels, and experienced surplus budgets.

Branstad says things are much different in Iowa today. He says the state is now facing its highest unemployment rate and its worst financial situation in history.

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