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FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Despite new rules that say only about 140 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay open, more than 450 have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year.

in Weird

Fake cops make off with real pot

Three armed men allegedly dressed as police to steal medical marijuana plants from a licensed grower.

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in Viral Videos

Jeff Goldblum’s bizarre ad

The "Jurassic Park" actor shows you the benefits of mood lighting, wearing nothing but tiny swim trunks and a bad wig.

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Obama Offers Quinn Help; GOP Says Quinn Needs It

Fund-raiser for the governor Thursday

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 1

A look back on this day in Hollywood history.

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in Local

Springfield Aldermen Want to Keep Pay Flat

The Springfield City Council doesn't think it, or other elected officials, should get pay raises.

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Rail “Flyover” Planned Between Stanford & I-72, Though Work Still Years Away

The planning to alleviate a major freight rail traffic bottleneck is wrapping up.

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Appellate Court Agrees AFSCME Workers Owed Money

An Illinois appellate court has ruled that back wages owed thousands of state government workers from 2011 to 2013 must be paid.

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in National

Microsoft names next operating system Windows 10

Microsoft announced its new operating system to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8.

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in Sports

MLB ready for the ‘second season’

The playoffs start tonight in Kansas City as the Royals play host to the Athletics in the American League Wild Card game.

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Boys and Girls Club Awarded Grant

Facility was close to shutting its door a few years ago

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in Weird

Man’s overpowering cologne leads to arrest

A man who tried to run from police during a high speed chase was just too smelly to hide.

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in Entertainment

Man’s ‘Harry Potter’ hoard is world’s largest

Think you're a "Harry Potter" superfan? This man lives in Hogwarts heaven and has the Guinness record to prove it.

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in Sports

Olympian Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

The Olympic swimmer was reportedly pulled over in Maryland early on Tuesday morning.

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in Local

Man Arrested for Domestic Stabbing

A Springfield man is in jail following a stabbing early Tuesday morning on Stevenson Dr.

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in Election 2014, Local

Ill. U.S. Senate Candidates Disagree on ISIS Strategy

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says no to sending U.S. ground troops back to Iraq, but his Republican opponent in the Senate race says they shouldn’t have left in the first place.

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in Local

2014 Crop Harvest: Great Yields, Low Prices

The 2014 crop year might be best remembered as a year of great yields and short prices.

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Springfield Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Hiding Gun

A Springfield man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after admitting he tried to hide a gun used in a fatal shooting.

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Secret Service White House security breach ‘unacceptable’

Lawmakers scolded the head of the Secret Service over a security breach that allowed a knife-wielding intruder to run deep into the White House.

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in Sports

FCC expected to end sports TV blackout rule

A decades-old rule that has prohibited pay-TV providers from airing some home sports games could soon be a thing of the past.

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in Music

Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani recording album together

"The Voice" judges are teaming up in the studio.

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 24

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A look back on some of the Hollywood headlines that made history.

in Entertainment

‘Jersey Shore’ star heading to trial on tax evasion

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Reality TV star Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino pleaded not guilty to federal tax fraud charges.

in Music

One Direction’s new video stars a chimp and Danny DeVito

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The pop stars will release the music video tomorrow for their latest single "Steal My Girl" and it looks ... interesting.

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Sam Smith, Mary J. Blige to perform at AMAs

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The breakthrough newcomers 5 Seconds of Summer will also take the stage at next month's American Music Awards.

in Entertainment

‘Dukes of Hazard’ recording Christmas album

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Good ol' boys John Schneider and Tom Wopat have teamed up to record a new holiday album.