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Barr, Regan Agree to Sheriff’s Race Debate on WTAX Oct. 31

The two candidates have sparred back and forth in recent weeks through press releases and, in some cases, have cancelled other debates due to perceived hostilities.

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State Rep. Raymond Poe Undergoing Stem Cell Transplant

State Representative Rich Brauer, others, say they'll step in while Poe is out.

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Tax Man Cometh

Sizable tax bill on its way

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Bryan Cranston laughs off ‘Breaking Bad’ toy controversy

A Florida mom wants action figures from the popular series banned from Toys 'R' Us stores.

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Brad Pitt in ‘Furby’

What if the WWII tank movie was remade with the furry toys?

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Ebola is low on our list of concerns

A new poll shows Ebola ranks well behind the economy, jobs, and other issues among America's top problems.

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Jimmy Fallon penning picture book

Fallon's daughter Winnie Rose has inspired the picture book, which will hit store shelves this summer.

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Is your favorite artist ‘smart’ or ‘stupid?’

Can your listening habits actually boost your brain power?

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My Little Pony coming to the big screen

The tiny ponies are coming to big screen, and are set to make their movie debut in 2017.

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Big Gift from Big Yellow

Caterpillar Foundation gives $1M to fight Ebola

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Harvest Bogs Down

Farmers welcome sunny forecast

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Staples investigating possible data breach

The office supply giant is the latest U.S. retailer to become a possible victim of a cyberattack.

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Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

Authorities have brought additional charges against the man accused of abducting an 18-year-old Virginia college student Hannah Graham.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

In addition to the Steelers’ big win and the sentencing of Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius, here is a look…

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McIlroy turns focus to legal battle

Rory McIlroy has pulled out of two events to focus on his legal battle with his former management company.

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Steelers’ quick points silence fans, help them beat Texans

The Pittsburgh Steelers needed less than three minutes to score 24 unanswered points to help them top the Houston Texans.

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in Weird

Woman gets stuck in chimney trying to sneak into home

It took firefighters two hours to free a woman who was trying to make a Santa Claus style entry into the home of a man she met online.

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Teacher uses ‘Wheel of Misfortune’ for discipline

A Washington state teacher has been warned not to have students spin a disciplinary "Wheel of Misfortune" to assign punishments for misbehavior.

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Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new guidelines

The U.S. issued new protocols for health workers treating Ebola victims in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

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in Entertainment

Fashion icon Oscar de la Renta dead at 82

He dressed American first ladies and Hollywood stars, to become one of the most sought-after designers of the last half-century.

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Springfield Based Reporter Resigns Following Rauner Complaint

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Dave McKinney was the Chicago Sun-Times' Springfield bureau chief.

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Natural Gas Prices to Hold Steady This Winter

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No wide price swings expected this winter

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Elkhart Mine Expansion Vote Delayed

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Vote to extend waste site expected in November

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City Gives Attorney Additional $25k to Defend Police Officer

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The Springfield City Council will allow a police officer facing a lawsuit to be represented by an attorney of his choice -- but not everyone is on board with it.