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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Stunning statistics about heroin overdoses

The centers for disease control reports that the heroin death toll from heroin overdoses have quadrupled in the decade that ended in 2013, and it has only gotten worse.

Weekend Newswatch

Department of Public Health Director Jim Stone on West Nile

Now that there are two cases of West Nile Virus in Illinois, Joey talks with the Director of the Sangamon County Department of Public Health, Jim Stone on how to recognize West Nile virus and how to reduce the chances of getting it.

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3 Americans receive the French Legion of Honor

Five passengers who were aboard a french high speed train and attacked a gunman were honored with the highest recognition in France, the Legion of Honor.

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State Senator Andy Manar

Joey talks with State Senator Andy Manar about the latest issues taken up by the Senate, the governor and why he had to change a fundraising event this week.

Weekend Newswatch

You can sill help Contact Ministries get kids “Ready for Success”

Joey talks with contact Ministries Transitional Shelter Director, Mia Woods about how you can still help gets kids read for school with the “Ready for Success” program.

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Government email addresses showing up in Ashley Madison hack leak

Marriage counselors might want to set up shop in the federal government.

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Back-to-school tech with CNETs Brian Cooley

Joey talks with CNET Editor at Large Brian Cooley about the latest and greatest in back-to-school technology your kid might want and need.

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The latest on the unrest in St. Louis overnight

Joey talks with Michael Calhoun with CBS Radio News and KMOX radio in St. Louis about arrests in St. Louis as demonstrators gathered last night to protest the fatal police shooting just hours earlier of a black 18-year-old who police say pulled a gun on them.

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Sherman Village President Trevor Clatfelter on the Rail Point Development

Joey talks with Sherman Village President Trevor Clatfelter about the public hearing on the proposed Business Development District in the Rail Point Development, and the proposed 1% additional sales tax for the district.

Morning Newswatch

Springfield Ward 3 Alderman Doris Turner

Joey talks with Ward 3 Alderman Doris Turner about her ‘no’ vote on an ordinance banning residents on the lake from leasing/renting their homes for less than six months without approval from the mayor, the CWLP rate restructuring plan, and Hunter Lake.

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Illinois Woman Sentenced for Health Care Fraud

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Ann Marie Sheppard of O'Fallon was sentenced this past week. The first six months of her probation will be served in home confinement.

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Bill Seeks to Ban Drones From Flying Near Prisons

FILE - This March 12, 2014 file photo shows a drone landing after flying over the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in East Harlem in New York. Brian Wilson, the owner, says he uses the aerial drone to document buildings, weddings and news events. The Federal Aviation Administration bars commercial use of drones no matter how seemingly benign. Officials say rules to address the special safety challenges associated with unmanned aircraft need to be in place before they can share the sky with manned aircraft and final regulations could be years away. But tempting technology and an eager marketplace are outrunning the aviation agency's best intentions. Photographers, real estate agents, moviemakers, and others are hurrying to embrace the technology.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Tim Bivins, seeks to prevent drones from flying over prison yards and dropping packages containing drugs, pornography, razorblades and other contraband, which has happened in other states.

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Officials Delay Decision on Delavan Armory

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Officials met Monday in Delavan and decided to delay a decision on the building's future until June, when they will have more information on various options.

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Water Monitors to Test Quality of Bloomington Lakes

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Stations will be installed in creeks flowing into Lake Bloomington and Evergreen Lake this spring.

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Voter Registration Deadline Ahead for March 15 Primary

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The Illinois primary election is March 15.