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Police Investigate Southtown Shooting; Accident at Dirksen & South Grand

Springfield Police are investigating a couple of east side incidents they say might be related.

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Bel-Aire Motel a “Chronic Nuisance?” Not Necessarily.

Slapping the Bel-Aire Motel with "chronic nuisance" violations could be easier said than done.

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Bomb Squad Investigation into Springfield IED Begins

The Secretary of State Police Bomb Squad has a daunting task on its hands -- gather information about a pipe bomb it nearly destroyed to prevent it from exploding.

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Standoff Near Pana Injures Police Officer; Kills Gunman

Several law enforcement agencies responded to what was a standoff near Pana in rural Christian County.

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IPI: Illinois Pension Funding = Problematic

The right-leaning “free market” advocacy group Illinois Policy Institute says new standards from GASB – the Government Accounting Standards Board – magnify the problem.

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Ne-Yo opens up about new romance

Ne-Yo has gone public with his new romance with video vixen and model Crystal Renay.

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Quinn Signs Millionaire Tax Referendum

Voters will be able to weigh in on a proposed tax on millionaires this November.

A Palestinian firefighter reacts as he tries to put out a fire at Gaza's main power plant, which witnesses said was hit in Israeli shelling, in the central Gaza Strip July 29, 2014.

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Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist militants in the enclave.

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Coming Soon: Medical Pot

Those interested in growing and selling marijuana for medicinal purposes in Illinois should be able to apply soon

Recording artists Lady Gaga, left, and Tony Bennett, attend a Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga concert taping on Monday, July 28, 2014, in New York.

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett celebrate collaboration with concert

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett performed tracks from their jazz collaboration Cheek to Cheek ahead of its long-awaited release.

Actor Jamie Foxx poses for a portrait at the Crosby Street Hotel, in promotion of his upcoming role in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in New York.

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Jamie Foxx to portray Mike Tyson in biopic

Jamie Foxx is set to portray boxing legend Mike Tyson in a movie after five years of preparation for the role.

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Kiefer Sutherland confused by Freddie Prinze, Jr. blast

Kiefer Sutherland has been left baffled by former 24 co-star Freddie Prinze, Jr.'s public attack on the star's professionalism.

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Lawsuit Against Quinn Back in Court in October

A legal battle between an anti-patronage lawyer and Gov. Pat Quinn's administration will return to federal court less than two weeks before the election.

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School and Health Officials Pushing Free Immunizations

It is an effort to ensure Springfield School District students can start the school year out on the right foot

FILE - In this June 20, 2013 file photo, Torrin Lawrence reacts after his heat in the senior men's 400-meter dash at the U.S. Championships athletics meet in Des Moines, Iowa. Former University of Georgia 400-meter runner Torrin Lawrence died in a car accident early Monday, July 28, 2014 in Cordele, Ga. He was 25.

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Star sprinter Torrin Lawrence dies at 25

Celebrated track star Torrin Lawrence has been killed in a tragic road accident in Georgia.

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Social media asks: ‘Who is the women in black?’

A quiet woman wearing a flowing, black dress has the curious wondering who she is and spurred a social media site to document her trek.

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Crash Leaves One Dead Near Waverly

No identification released

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Mini Dominoes break World Record

The challenge gets bigger as the Dominoes get smaller!

President Barack Obama fist bumps the cashier after paying for his order at Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas on July 10, 2014.

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Fist bumps relay 90 percent less germs than handshakes

Replacing handshakes with fist bumps could help cut down on the spread of bacteria and illnesses, according to a new study.

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Today in entertainment history: July 30

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The Hollywood headlines that made history.

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James Brown biopic revels in drama and dance moves

This image released by Universal Pictures shows Chadwick Boseman, right, and Dan Aykroyd in a scene from "Get On Up."

Chadwick Boseman nails Brown's singular mannerisms and raspy voice in the new biopic "Get On Up."

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Ne-Yo opens up about new romance

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Ne-Yo has gone public with his new romance with video vixen and model Crystal Renay.

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Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett celebrate collaboration with concert

Recording artists Lady Gaga, left, and Tony Bennett, attend a Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga concert taping on Monday, July 28, 2014, in New York.

Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett performed tracks from their jazz collaboration Cheek to Cheek ahead of its long-awaited release.

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Jamie Foxx to portray Mike Tyson in biopic

Actor Jamie Foxx poses for a portrait at the Crosby Street Hotel, in promotion of his upcoming role in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," on Sunday, April 27, 2014 in New York.

Jamie Foxx is set to portray boxing legend Mike Tyson in a movie after five years of preparation for the role.