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11:40 pm
Sat February 22, 2014

One Dead, 28 Sickened By Carbon Monoxide At New York Mall

Originally published on Sun February 23, 2014 2:21 am

A 55-year-old restaurant manager died and more than two dozen others were taken to hospitals Saturday after being overcome by carbon monoxide at a New York mall, police said.

Suffolk County police identified the man who died as Steven Nelson, a manager at the Legal Sea Foods restaurant at the Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station on Long Island.

Police said 28 others affected by carbon monoxide were taken to area hospitals.

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ICC Approval
3:01 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Green Light for Massive Ameren Project

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Illinois regulators have signed off on the route for a high-voltage transmission line that would run through 19 counties, traveling from Quincy to the Indiana border.

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Former SEIA Congressional Candidate
4:56 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Iowa Public Health Director Resigns

Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Ottumwa has stepped down as director of the Iowa Department of Public Health. She has twice ran for Congress, unsuccessfully, in the 2nd District.
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A former Congressional candidate in southeast Iowa has stepped down as the head of the Iowa Department of Public Health.

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Around the Nation
6:08 am
Sat January 4, 2014

Boeing Machinists Approve Contract To Secure 777X Work

Boeing workers cry after learning that the Boeing machinists union voted to accept the company's latest contract offer to keep the assembly of the Boeing 777X airplane in Washington state.
Ted S. Warren AP

The stakes were high and the vote was close as Boeing production workers agreed to concede some benefits in order to secure assembly of the new 777X airplane for the Puget Sound region.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Boeing hailed Friday's vote, which proponents said solidifies the aerospace giant's presence in the Seattle area.

"Tonight, Washington state secured its future as the aerospace capital of the world," Inslee declared.

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Apartment Fire
2:50 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Burlington Firefighters Injured

The fire house in downtown Burlington
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Two Burlington firefighters were sent to the hospital after being injured while battling a fire early on New Year’s Day.

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Legal Challenges from Retirees
2:31 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

More Lawsuits Over Illinois Pension Plan

Two more groups of retired Illinois state employees have filed lawsuits challenging a new plan to eliminate the state's $100 billion public pension shortfall.

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Illinois Gun Law
1:55 pm
Tue December 31, 2013

ISP Ready for Concealed Carry Applications

Illinois State Police said the agency is ready to begin processing applications from residents who want to carry concealed weapons.

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Jim Drozdz
8:28 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Hancock County Prosecutor Killed in Crash

Jim Drozdz

Authorities say Hancock County State’s Attorney Jim Drozdz is dead after a traffic accident in Georgia.

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$7.5-million
8:26 am
Wed December 25, 2013

Missouri Schools Secure Federal Money

Missouri has been awarded a $7.5 million federal grant to continue a program that helps the state's lowest-achieving schools.

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Around the Nation
11:52 pm
Sat November 30, 2013

'Fast & Furious' Star Dies In Car Crash

Actor Paul Walker in March.
Joel Ryan AP

Paul Walker, the star of the "Fast & Furious" movie series, died Saturday in a car crash that killed one other person north of Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 40.

Walker died Saturday afternoon, Ame Van Iden told the Associated Press.

A statement on the actor's Facebook page said he was a passenger in a friend's car, and that Walker was in the area to attend a charity event for his organization Reach Out Worldwide.

"We ... are stunned and saddened beyond belief by this news," the statement said.

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