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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Ask the Mayor — Wednesday Dec. 3, 2014

Mayor Mike Houston joins Alex Degman for the monthly segment

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Rauner: The State Budget is Even Worse Than I Thought

Bruce Rauner says the state budget picture is getting more grim by the day.

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Oak Ridge Cemetery’s Restored Original Entrance is Unveiled

Oak Ridge Cemetery Foundation President Jen Aholt joins Alex Degman to preview Wednesday’s festivities.

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Difficult to Tell Who’s Being Killed by Police?

The Wall Street Journal found that hundreds of homicides by law enforcement agencies between 2007 and 2012 weren’t reported to the FBI.

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A Toys for Tots Drive Dec. 7

Springfield’s Ward 8 Alderman, Kris Theilen, is heading it up at Babies ‘R Us.

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Springfield BOE’s Scott McFarland on Test Scores; SB16

Test scores district wide are improving.

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Public Hearings for a Clean Energy Transmission Line

Alex Degman talks about a series of public hearings so people can get more information on the Grain Belt Express Clean Line.

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President Obama Wants More Support for Police Body Cams

The Wall Street Journal This Morning’s Gordon Deal reports.

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DSI’s Ann Frescura on Old Capitol Holiday Walks

The first Holiday Walk is this Wednesday.

A protester yells at a Missouri State Police officer during a protest at the Ferguson, Mo., police headquarters Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, in Ferguson.

CBS’s Steve Futterman on Weekend Activity in the St. Louis Region

Steve Futterman reports on weekend protests at St. Louis area malls and previews the work of the Ferguson Commission.

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Durbin Introduces Bill to End Cuban Travel Ban

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The travel ban has been in effect since 1960, ostensibly as a way to prevent Americans from supporting the Castro communist regime.

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Lincoln Funeral Reenactment Could Be Economic Boon

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As Springfield prepares for the re-enactment of Abraham Lincoln's funeral in May, officials say the 150th anniversary could be an economic windfall for the city.

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Suspect in Wednesday Shooting Arrested

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Springfield Police have arrested the man they believe is responsible for a non-fatal shooting near King and Stuart earlier this week.

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Springfield Declares Snow Emergency, 5-7″ Expected

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The City of Springfield has declared a snow emergency ahead of this weekend's weather.

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Springfield PD Plans Sunday Saturation Patrols

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Drinking and driving in Springfield is a bad idea every weekend, but it'll be especially bad this weekend as area agencies prepare for Super Bowl parties.