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Slot machine saves gambler from jail

A gambler in Germany has been saved from prison by a one-armed bandit.

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More Traffic Headaches Imminent for I-55 Drivers

Traffic weary Springfield residents have had little reprieve -- first the construction on I-55 southbound, then the bike lanes on Second Street.

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Veteran WCBS-TV New York, Former WTAX Reporter, Dies of Heart Attack

Vetreran broadcast journalist John Slattery, who started his storied career at Illinois radio stations including WTAX, has died at the age of 63.

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Springfield Metro Unemployment Drops

Illinois in August added a fifth consecutive month of across-the-board unemployment declines in its 12 metro areas.

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder stepping down after contentious term

Holder, 63, was the nation's first black attorney general and has made civil rights a cornerstone of his time in office.

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Illinois Supreme Court to Hear Cigarette Appeal

The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to review a lower court's ruling that reinstated a decade-old $10.1 billion verdict in a class-action lawsuit against Phillip Morris USA.

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WATCH: Kevin Durant plays ‘NBA 2K15′ as LeBron James

He might be on the cover of "NBA 2K15," but the Oklahoma City Thunder star plays the video game as LeBron James.

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T.I. gets key to Jackson, Mississippi

The rapper was given the key to the city — despite critics who feel he's a poor role model.

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The best Apple #Bendgate tweets

There are no holds barred in Apple's bendable iPhone 6 blunder.

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Apple asks users to reinstall iOS 8 after update glitches

Many iPhone 6 users complained about a drop in cell service and problems with apps.

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9/11 illness kills 3 retired firefighters in 1 day

The FDNY says three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from 9/11-related illnesses.

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South Side Shooting Leaves 17-Year Old Dead

No other information is available as the investigation continues

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Robin Thicke, Pharrell hit back in Marvin Gaye lawsuit

The pair have been battling Gaye's family since last year over claims they revamped the soul singer's track "Got to Give it Up."

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Rosamund Pike used dialogue coach for ‘Gone Girl’ role

The star, who plays Ben Affleck's missing wife in the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's thriller, had help perfecting her American accent.

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Groundbreaking set for new Detroit hockey arena

Construction on a new 18,000-seat hockey arena and 45-block entertainment complex is set to start in Detroit.

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Teen calls police to break up his own party

A Washington state teen who threw a rowdy party rife with underage drinking and drug use called police to intervene after fights broke out.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the big sports stories you'll be talking about today, Thursday, Sept. 25.

In this March 19, 2013, file photo, singer Justin Bieber performs during a concert at Bercy Arena in Paris. Bieber is apologizing after a years-old video surfaced showing the then-teenager telling a racist joke with the N-word. In a statement Sunday, June 1, 2014, to The Associated Press, Bieber said when he was a kid he didn't realize how certain words could hurt.

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Justin Bieber facing surgery after cliff jump

The "Baby" hitmaker says the dangerous leaps "busted his eardrum" and he may have to undergo an operation to fix the damage.

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‘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.

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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.

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‘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.

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Hilary Swank, Miranda Lambert to front ‘Dog-a-Thon’

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LeAnn Rimes, Betty White, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Duhamel, and Kesha are among those set to appear on a "Dog-a-Thon."