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Bob Butler 11-26-2014

Bob Butler, Mayor of Marion, stops by The Morning Newswatch to discuss issues surrounding police and firefighter pensionsin the city, among other topics.

Congressman John Shimkus 11-26-2014

Congressman John Shimkus (R-Collinsville) stops by The Morning Newswatch to discuss the current happenings in Congress.

Karen Binder 11-25-2014

Karen Binder with Grand River Spirits in Carbondale stops by The Morning Newswatch to discuss some common misconceptions regarding moonshine.

Joey Watson 11-25-2014

Joey Watson, a trooper with the Illinois State Police, stops by The Morning Newswatch to discuss the increased roadside safety checks being administered by ISP during the Thanksgiving week.

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  • Holiday storm leaves 350,000 in the dark0
    Hundreds of thousands of customers from Maine to Virginia were without power.
  • Protests dwindle in Ferguson November 27, 2014
    Tensions appear to ease after two nights of unrest over the Michael Brown shooting case.
  • Family: Boy's fatal shooting could have been avoided November 27, 2014
    CLEVELAND (AP) — The family of a 12-year-old boy fatally wounded by a Cleveland police officer said surveillance video of the shooting shows that if the officer had not acted so quickly the youngster would still be alive.
  • Protests in Ferguson, elsewhere dwindle after two nights of unrest November 27, 2014
    By Ellen Wulfhorst, Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - The streets of Ferguson, Missouri were mostly quiet overnight after two days of racially charged unrest sparked by a grand jury decision not to prosecute a white policeman who shot dead an unarmed black teenager. On the eve of the Thanksgiving holiday, wintry weather kept many
  • Ridesharing firm Uber suspends operations in Nevada November 27, 2014
    (Reuters) - Ridesharing company Uber suspended its operations in the U.S. state of Nevada late on Wednesday in a setback that it said would cost nearly 1,000 jobs. Companies such as Uber allow passengers to summon cars using apps on their smartphones, rather than calling a taxi company, and have gained popularity in dozens of U.S. cities over the past few ye
  • Australian extradited to U.S. in Silk Road online drugs bazaar case November 27, 2014
    By Byron Kaye SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia has extradited a man to the United States to face trial for alleged involvement in Silk Road, a website where people bought illegal drugs like heroin using digital currency bitcoin, a government official said on Thursday. Peter Phillip Nash, 41, from Queensland, and two other men were charged with conspiracy to enga
  • Holiday travelers greeted by cheap gas, storms November 27, 2014
    Some holiday travelers are giving thanks for the cheapest gas prices in years. But that's cold comfort to those beating a path through stormy weather, including a nor'easter affecting a wide swath of the East Coast.
  • Ferguson grand jury papers full of inconsistencies November 27, 2014
    An AP review finds numerous statements that were conflicting, fabricated or provably wrong.
  • East Coast storm hampers Thanksgiving travel November 27, 2014
    By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A blast of rain and snow along the East Coast snarled traffic and disrupted flights for millions of Americans at the start of the long Thanksgiving weekend, traditionally the busiest time of the year for U.S. travel. The nor'easter that formed over the Gulf of Mexico brought rain to cities including New York and Bos
  • Dramatic scenes from Ferguson-related protests around the U.S. November 26, 2014
    Outrage over the decision in the Michael Brown case ignites a wave of demonstrations.

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  • Rare Shakespeare First Folio found
    A librarian in northern France made what may be the discovery of his lifetime when he uncovered a rare Shakespeare's First Folio in his library's collection.
  • British diplomat killed in Kabul blast
    At least one British diplomat was among five people killed after a large explosion hit a convoy of foreign embassy cars in Kabul, police said.
  • British diplomat killed in Kabul blast
    At least one British diplomat was among five people killed Thursday after a large explosion damaged a convoy of foreign embassy cars in Kabul, police said.