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in Weird

Normally cake is served with ice cream – not gasoline

Police say a New Jersey man added more than eggs and flour to a birthday cake and nearly set his house on fire.

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in Local

Tractor Driver Killed in Wreck

Other driver refused treatment

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: May 6

A look at some of the entertainment headlines that made history.

The public gave outgoing Mayor Mike Houston a standing ovation at Tuesday's Springfield City Council meeting.

in Local

Springfield City Council Potentially Saves CWLP from Default

The move is so that another technical default doesn't happen on the utility's bonding, and that the required debt coverage ratio can be met.

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in Local

Springfield Diocese Removes Pastor Accused of Abuse

The alleged misconduct occurred in Jacksonville in 1980.

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in Local

McFarland Becomes Chairman of “Invest in 186″

Scott McFarland was announced as the new chairman of "Invest in 186"

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in Lifestyle, National

Macy’s test stores to offer deals at ‘Backstage’ prices

The retailer will open the first of four "discount" stores this fall in NYC.

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in National

Huckabee enters the race, Hillary calls for path to citizenship

Republican Mike Huckabee entered the race for his party's 2016 presidential nomination on Tuesday, while Democrat Hillary Clinton supported a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

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in Local

Fallen Corrections Officers Honored

The community of people who work in the state's corrections and juvenile justice systems came together to honor their fallen comrades.

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in Local

Illinois Gas Prices Creep Upward

The statewide average stands Tuesday at $2.69

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in Local

Coroner: No Trauma Present in Body Found Behind Shopping Center

A man found dead behind a Springfield shopping center did not die from a traumatic experience.

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in Music

Miguel sued over stage dive

The R&B star is being sued by a woman who claims she was injured when he jumped off the stage and crashed into her.

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in Music

Mariah Carey heading back to Billboard after 17 years

The diva is set to perform on the Billboard Music Awards for the first time in 17 years, but the she is keeping quiet on what song she she'll sing.

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in Lifestyle

Amazon Prime members can stream in the sky

Amazon wants to give JetBlue passengers a new option for tuning out that crying baby or talkative seat neighbor.

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in Local

Business Groups, Injured Workers Weigh in on Workers Comp

Illinois Retail Merchants Association CEO Rob Karr says Illinois' system isn't fair to employers and must be changed.

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in Local

Rauner Names New Inspector General

Gov. Bruce Rauner has named a federal prosecutor to serve as Illinois' executive inspector general.

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in Local

Gov.’s Survey: Trade Partners Not High on Illinois

A survey Governor Bruce Rauner's office says it's done of the state's ten largest foreign trading partners indicates some less-than-pleasant working conditions.

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in Viral Videos

WATCH: ‘Star Wars’ LEGO Super Star Destroyer shattered

It took $800 and 16 hours to build this epic "Star Wars" set ... and only a few seconds to smash it.

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in National, Sports

Elder Boston bomber was cruel, controlling

Defense lawyers continue to make their case that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be sentenced to life in prison rather than death.

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in Music, Viral Videos

Justin Timberlake goes green for hilarious tequila ad

The singer/actor portrays man-size lime Rick "Sour" Vane in a new three-minute short for Sauza 901 tequila.

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in Entertainment, Viral Videos

WATCH: Every Arnold Schwarzenegger film in 6 minutes

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From "Conan the Barbarian" to "Jingle All the Way," the best scenes from every Arnold movie.

in Music

B.B. King’s doc denies mistreatment

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The blues legend's doctor has dismissed allegations suggesting he has been mistreated by his manager as he battles ill health.

in Music

Police drop battery case against Chris Brown

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The "Loyal" hitmaker was accused of punching an opponent during an early morning basketball game at the Palms Casino Resort.

in Entertainment, Sports

Ride LeBron’s charity roller coaster

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Sixty-four people anted up around $10,000 for the NBA star's charity, and the privilege of getting the first ride on a new roller coaster at Cedar Point.

in Music

Sia launches game inspired by her infamous hair

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The singer/songwriter is using her trademark blonde bob wig for a good cause.