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in Sports

Judge clears Oscar Pistorius of murder

A judge says prosecutors failed to prove the Olympic track star intended to kill his girlfriend but a verdict on the less serious charge of culpable homicide is still to come.

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in National

Obama orders airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State

President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes for the first time in Syria and more attacks in Iraq in a broad escalation of a campaign against the militant group.

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in Weird

Only in New York: The million-dollar parking spot

These parking spots cost more than most people's homes.

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in Election 2014, Local

Tax and Budget Center: Rauner’s Numbers Don’t Work

Martire can't find more than $700M to offset $8B in cuts

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in Viral Videos

’99 Red Balloons’ played with red balloons

This guy doesn't need all 99, he can do it with just four!

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in Sports

Floyd Mayweather: 3 more fights, then he’s done

The boxing champ is planning to step away from the ring and retire after three more fight nights.

robford

in Weird

Mike Tyson defends crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford

You gotta figure things aren't going well when you have Mike Tyson defending you.

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in National

Now open, 9/11 museum sees influx of new artifacts

Four months after opening, the National September 11 Memorial Museum has gotten more than 100 new items from victims' families and survivors.

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in National

WATCH: Building the 9/11 memorial

See 10 years of building the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center in just 3 minutes.

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in Entertainment

‘Bond’ villan Richard Kiel dead at 74

Actor Richard Kiel, best known for playing metal-mouthed James Bond villain Jaws, died on Wednesday.

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in Entertainment

Today’s celebrity birthdays

Find out who is celebrating a birthday today, Thursday, Sept. 11.

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in Local

Oil Spill Cleanup Nearing End

Heavy rains keeping spill from becoming worse

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in Music, Viral Videos

Pros and cons of dating Britney Spears

In light of her new, single status, Jimmy Fallon and Britney Spears discuss dating and make a Tinder account.

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in Entertainment, Weird

Hundreds of previously-buried ‘E.T.’ Atari games up for grabs

Dubbed the worst video game ever, Atari reportedly buried millions of unsold copies in the New Mexico desert.

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in Local

City Wants to Purchase 40 Police Cars, Fire Engine, Street Sweeper

The City of Springfield wants to purchase 40 new police cars, a new fire engine, a street sweeper and a bevy of public works tools.

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in Local

Illinois Officials Keeping Medical Pot Under Wraps

It's unclear if state officials will release complete information about companies seeking to grow or sell medical marijuana in Illinois.

gun

in Local

Police Seek Tips on Gabatoni’s Armed Robbery

Springfield Police are looking for four men they say robbed a man behind Gabatoni's on Laurel.

jerryjones

in Sports

Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones sued for sexual assault

The lawsuit seeks at least $1 million from Jerry Jones, and accused the Dallas Cowboys owner of sexual assault.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Deal with 186 Teachers in Reach

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Springfield School District teachers have struck a tentative deal on a one-year contract

in Election 2014, Local

Slottag Seeks Ward 8 Seat; Theilen Alleges Political Meddling

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A familiar name is running for Springfield City Council.

in Election 2014, Local

Rauner: Quinn Needs Patronage

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner wants everyone hired under patronage rules at the Illinois Department of Transportation, but given non-patronage, work to be fired.

in Local

Medical Examiner: Bel-Aire Owner Likely Died of Natural Causes

BEL-AIRE

The owner of Springfield's Bel-Aire motel likely died of natural causes.

in Local

Nearly 150 People Treated for Carbon Monoxide Exposure at North Mac Intermediate School

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Anywhere from 65 to 100 North Mac Middle School students were sent to Springfield hospitals Monday following a carbon monoxide leak.