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Travis Aiken 12-19-2014

Travis Aiken is the Executive Director of the Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watchdog group, or I-LAW. Aiken joins The Morning Newswatch to discuss “judicial hellholes” and how they relate to issues affecting Southern IL.

Brent Gentry 12-19-2014

Williamson County Commissioner Brent Gentry joins The Morning Newswatch to discuss the County taking over Whiteash and the Commission’s steps moving forward.

Randy Dunn 12-18-2014

SIU President Randy Dunn joins  Morning Newswatch to discuss what’s in store for Southern Illinois University.

Willie Shaw 12-18-2014

Willie  Shaw from the Harlem Globetrotters joins the Morning Newswatch to discuss an upcoming event at Southern Illinois University.

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  • Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea December 19, 2014
    President Barack Obama vowed that the United States will respond to the devastating cyber attack on Sony Pictures blamed on the North Korean government. Obama said the cyber attack "caused a lot of damage" to Sony but that he believed the company made a mistake in canceling the release of "The Interview," a comedy portraying the assassina
  • New Ray Rice video shows couple kissing after elevator punch0
  • Barbara Scrivner’s long journey to clemency December 19, 2014
    Twenty years into her three-decade sentence for selling small amounts of meth, President Barack Obama had decided to let Scrivner out of prison, her lawyer told her in a brief and emotional phone call. She started to cry.
  • Australian woman arrested in deaths of 8 children December 19, 2014
    SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian woman was arrested for murder in the killings of eight children, seven of whom are believed to be her own, police said Saturday. The children were found dead inside the woman's home.
  • Obama says U.S. blacks better off overall than when he began presidency December 19, 2014
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday that U.S. blacks are better off now than they were when he began his presidency in 2009, but that the gap between blacks and whites remains. "Like the rest of America, Black America, in the aggregate, is better off now than it was when I came into office," he told reporters in an end-of-y
  • Friend of accused Boston bomber pleads guilty to gun, drug charges December 19, 2014
    By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - A high school friend of the accused Boston Marathon bombers pleaded guilty on Friday to charges including having possessed a gun that prosecutors contend the suspects used to shoot dead a university police officer as they tried to flee the city. Stephen Silva, 21, changed his plea from not guilty in U.S. District Court in B
  • Protesters from both sides of policing controversy face off in NYC December 20, 2014
    By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scores of protesters denouncing police violence against non-whites rallied alongside dozens of supporters of New York City police officers on Friday in a tense standoff outside City Hall that comes amid weeks of mostly peaceful protests. It was one of the first counter-rallies by police supporters since the chokehold de
  • Lawmaker wants investigation of St. Louis prosecutor December 19, 2014
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis County prosecutor who convened the grand jury that investigated the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown says some witnesses before the panel obviously lied under oath.
  • 'A human being gripped by a severe mental illness' December 19, 2014
    James Holmes's parents are pleading for him to be spared the death penalty.
  • Painting sells for staggering sum December 19, 2014
    GROSSE POINTE SHORES, Mich. (AP) — The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House kept secret its 2013 sale of an oil painting by French post-impressionist Paul Cezanne to a private buyer for $100 million to help protect Detroit-owned artworks under threat due to the city's bankruptcy.

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