State and Local News


Jeff Biggers 10-17-2014

Jeff Biggers, author of Reckoning At Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland, joins us to discuss his book.

Steve Vorhees 10-17-2014

Steve Vorhees, the Republican candidate for Jackson County Treasurer, joins us to discuss the campaign.

Randy Dunn 10-16-2014

SIU President Randy Dunn joins us to discuss Chancellor Sarvela’s cancer diagnosis, the Tyler Smithpeters situation and the difficulties of recruiting students locally, especially with the perception of crime in town.

Mike Bost 10-15-2014

State Rep. and Congressional Candidate Mike Bost joins us.

Police Blotter

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  • Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early October 19, 2014
    By Jeff Mason UPPER MARLBORO Md. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity. With approval levels hovering around record lows, Obama has spent mo
  • U.S. to issue new Ebola care guidelines, watch lists to shrink October 19, 2014
    A Texas lab worker who spent much of a Caribbean cruise in isolation tested negative.
  • Hurricane Ana stays well south of Hawaii October 19, 2014
    (Reuters) - Hurricane Ana stayed on a slow course south of Hawaii on Sunday, well off shore but spinning off threats of heavy rains, strong winds and high surf to the Pacific archipelago, the National Weather Service said. “Based on the latest forecast, there is little chance for hurricane conditions at this time,” the weather service said in statement at ab
  • Dutch MH17 relative visits Ukraine crash site October 19, 2014
    The Hague (AFP) - A Dutch relative of a victim of downed flight MH17 has travelled to the crash site in eastern Ukraine to search for the remains of his missing cousin, Dutch television reported Sunday.
  • Fiercest fighting in days hits Syrian border town October 19, 2014
    By Humeyra Pamuk URFA Turkey (Reuters) - The fiercest fighting in days shook the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight as Islamic State fighters attacked Kurdish defenders with mortars and car bombs, sources in the town and a monitoring group said on Sunday. Islamic State, which controls much of Syria and Iraq, fired 44 mortars at Kurdish parts of the town
  • Hong Kong street clashes erupt despite imminent talks October 19, 2014
    By James Pomfret and Elzio Barreto HONG KONG (Reuters) - Violent clashes erupted in Hong Kong early on Sunday for a second night, deepening a sense of impasse between a government with limited options and a pro-democracy movement increasingly willing to confront police. The worst political crisis in Hong Kong since Britain handed the free-wheeling city back
  • Nigerians doubtful of girls' release after Boko Haram 'truce' breached October 19, 2014
    By Tim Cocks LAGOS (Reuters) - - A wave of violence hours after Nigeria's government announced a truce with Boko Haram raised doubt on Sunday about whether more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by the Islamist militants will really be released, deflating the new hopes of their parents. Nigeria's armed forces chief Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh announc
  • S. Korea: 2 Koreas exchange gunfire along border October 19, 2014
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Troops from the rival Koreas exchanged gunfire Sunday along their heavily fortified border in the second such shooting in less than 10 days, South Korean officials said. There were no reports of injuries or property damage, but the 10 minutes of shooting highlighted rising tensions between the divided countries.
  • Hopes fade for 40 missing after Nepal blizzard October 19, 2014
    KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Hopes faded on Sunday for survivors of one of Nepal's worst mountain disasters as villagers joined an intensive search by troops and government officials for as many as 40 people missing after an unseasonal blizzard killed 39. More than 500 people have been rescued from a route popular with foreign adventure tourists that circles A
  • Hawaii hit by winds, rain as hurricane veers west October 19, 2014
    HONOLULU (AP) — Hurricane Ana was on course Saturday to miss Hawaii by more than a hundred miles while generating strong winds and heavy rains that prompted flash-flood warnings and lured surfers with high waves.

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