McDonough Power Cooperative
2:22 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Utility Customers Targeted by Scam

McDonough Power Cooperative on W. Jackson St. in Macomb
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

McDonough Power Cooperative is warning customers about scam artists who are impersonating co-op personnel. 

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Southwest of Macomb
12:10 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Crash on Rural Road Kills Three

The crash happened down this road and on the right.
Credit Rich Egger

Illinois State Police blame “failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash” for a car crash that killed three people early Thursday near Macomb.

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Cost Affected by Grain Prices
10:05 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Soon, Cheaper Meat at the Supermarket

Agriculture economist Chris Hurt said in 2007, the average pork price was $2.87 a pound. Now, we're paying a record high price of $4.20 a pound on average.
Credit Sam Breach

Farmers are harvesting a record corn and soybean crop this year causing the price of grain commodities to tumble, which is great news for livestock producers and people who love bacon.

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Vote Could Come Next Month
7:20 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Former Alderman Frontrunner for Spring Lake Park Job

Spring Lake Park
Credit Rich Egger

A Macomb City Council committee is recommending the city award the contract for managing Spring Lake Park to a person who served on the city council the past five-and-a-half years.

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Hansen to Take Over Dec. 1
4:43 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Knox Co. Names New Public Defender

Dave Hansen will transition from a prosecutor role, to a defender role.
Credit T.J. Carson

The county's former Assistant State's Attorney, Dave Hansen will be taking over the role of public defender December 1.

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Sunshine Law Violations
4:20 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Judge Nullifies Lewis County E-911 Contract

The Lewis County E-911 Board will have to come up with a new way to provide emergency dispatch services for residents of the northeast Missouri county.

Associate Circuit Judge Rick Roberts struck down a contract between the Lewis County E-911 Board and the Marion County E-911 Board in a ruling issued late last week.

His reason for doing so was because the Lewis County E-911 Board repeatedly violated the state's open meetings law while the contract was being developed and finalized.

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Bill Knight – October 16
1:40 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Election Could Lead to “War on Workers”

Credit Wiki Commons

Among the U.S. Senate’s almost unique powers of conducting impeachment trials, ratifying treaties, and voting on appointments as ambassadors and Supreme Court Justices, it can decide whether to confirm Presidential nominations to high-level positions in federal departments and agencies, including the Attorney General and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

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Talks with Contractor Ongoing
6:06 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

WIU Union Remains At Risk for Flooding

Sandbags hold back water pooling on the new north patio at WIU's University Union.
Credit Emily Boyer

Western's recently renovated University Union is still being inundated with water whenever it rains and repairs might not be made until next year.

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