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Kevin Baity 09-02-2014

Carbondale City Manager Kevin Baity talks downtown development, the Carbondale Fire Station and what happens next after the firing of former police chief Jody O’Guinn.

Ed Smith, Leigh Bedokis-Gusta 09-02-2014

Ed Smith and Leigh Bedokis-Gusta join us to discuss this weekend’s Carterville Free Fair.

Roger Craig 08-29-2014

Saline County Commissioner Roger Craig joins us to discuss what is going on with the expansion of the Cottage Grove Mine at Rocky Branch.

Shannon Woodworth 08-29-2014

Shannon Woodworth, Manager of the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds, joins us to discuss the final weekend of the Du Quoin State Fair.

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    Home Depot Inc said on Tuesday it was working with law enforcement to investigate "some unusual activity" related to customer data but that it could not confirm if it had become the latest retailer to be hit by a large-scale security breach. "At this point, I can confirm that we’re looking into some unusual activity and we are working with our
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    Joan Rivers' family is confirming that the comedian is on life support after going into cardiac arrest last week during a procedure at a doctor's office.
  • Ukraine rebels: We are poised to recapture Donetsk airport September 2, 2014
    EU officials proposed sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russian firms of cash as punishment for Moscow's role in Ukraine, where rebels said they were storming Donetsk airport, potentially their biggest prize since turning the war's tide last week. Western countries accuse Moscow of sending armored columns of troops into Ukraine, where the momentum in
  • Girl from Uzi shooting said gun was too much for her September 2, 2014
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  • Celebrity lawyer: Avoid using iCloud, smartphones September 2, 2014
    By Jeffrey Dastin, Michael Parks, Patricia Reaney and Eric Kelsey NEW YORK (Reuters) - Celebrity representatives and security experts used the online posting of intimate photos of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and other female entertainers to sound new warnings on Tuesday about the dangers of storing data on the Internet. Martin Garbus, a New York
  • 'Losing the battle' with Ebola September 2, 2014
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  • Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage: SITE September 2, 2014
    By William Maclean DUBAI (Reuters) - The Islamic State released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of American hostage Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. A masked figure in the video seen by Reuters also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned

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