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in Sports

NBA’s Dwight Howard being investigated for child abuse

Authorities in Georgia are investigating allegations against the Houston Rockets star Dwight Howard.


in Entertainment

Comedian Tracy Morgan ‘struggling’ after crash

An attorney for the comedian said he is struggling to return "to the way he was" after suffering a serious brain injury.


in Entertainment

‘Thor’ star Hemsworth is the year’s ‘sexiest’

Australian-born Chris Hemsworth was named the "sexiest man alive" in a live broadcast of "Jimmy Kimmel Live."


in Features

2014 Notable Deaths

A look at the celebrities and notable people we lost this year.


in Weird

Restaurateur fined $27K for serving ‘sushi’

The owner of a now-closed California restaurant pleaded guilty to serving meat from an endangered whale.


in Viral Videos

‘Text Me Merry Christmas’

Kristen Bell teams up with Straight No Chaser for this funny modern Christmas song.

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in Local

The Viper Mine Expansion Is a Go

Supporters: 300 jobs at stake


in Local

A Lot of Talk and No Action on SB 16

School finance bill won't be called in House


in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 19

A look back on the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

FILE - This combo of file photos shows the candidates for Illinois state treasurer from left, Republican state Rep. Tom Cross and Democratic state Sen. Mike Frerichs. The race between the two candidates remains unsettled two days after the Nov. 4, 2014 election.

in Local

Updated: Nearly 10,000-Vote Lead for Frerichs

Unofficial totals favor Democrat; certification Nov. 30


in Local

Springfield Police Arrest Homicide Suspect on 19th Street

Springfield Police say they've arrested the suspect accused of murdering a man on the east side earlier this month.

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in Local

Demolition Begins on Knox Flats Apartment Building

A building that has stood for nearly 100 years just south of downtown Springfield is nothing but a heap of bricks now.

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in Local

Ex-Kincaid Mayor’s Trial Postponed Again

Faces drug, violation of protection charges

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in Local

SIU School of Medicine Receives $250k Grant for Mental Health

Janet Albers, chair of Family and Community Medicine at SIU, says the money is a huge help.


in Black Friday, National

Falling gas prices could boost holiday spending

Lower gas prices could mean a brighter Christmas season.


in Local

Springfield Schools Prepare to Support SB16

Springfield school board members are getting involved in the effort to pass a statewide initiative to change the way Illinois school districts are funded.


in Election 2014, Local

Election Official Steps Down Amid Ballot Scrutiny

The longtime director of the Danville Election Commission is stepping down weeks after Republicans scrutinized how ballots were handled.


in Local

Judge Considers Injunction Over Fracking

A Madison County judge is mulling over whether to grant a preliminary injunction to stop new rules for high-volume oil and gas drilling from taking effect.


in Entertainment

Arnold Schwarzenegger is ‘smoker of the year’

"The Terminator" star is such a cigar aficionado that he got an award for his smoking habit.


in National

Ford recalls 65K Fusion sedans

Ford is recalling the midsize cars because the ignition keys can be removed if the transmission is not in park.

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in Music

New awards, big performances set for Sunday’s AMAs


Taylor Swift will kick off the American Music Awards on Sunday by performing her chart-topping single “Blank Space” and will…

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history


A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

in Music

This week’s top pop songs


LISTEN: This week's top pop songs, according to the latest Billboard chart.

in Music

This week’s top R&B tracks


LISTEN: This week's top R&B tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

in Trending, Viral Videos

TODAY’S MUST SEE: Kids react to a realistic Barbie doll


The Lammily doll wants to show children that average is beautiful.