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Weekend Newswatch

Debate begins on the confederate flag at the South Carolina Statehouse

Joey talks with Jim Krasula with CBS Radio News about lawmakers in South Carolina starting debate whether to remove the confederate flag from the Capitol grounds today.

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Greek voters say ‘No’ to bailout proposal

Greek voters have turned an overwhelming thumbs down to a bailout proposal from European creditors.

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Are you ready for ‘Thunder on the Lake’ this weekend?

Joey talks with Ray Rodda, the announcer and Communication’s Director for the US Title Series boats that will be racing this weekend on Lake Springfield.

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‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ this holiday weekend

Joey talks with the Illinois Department of Transportation’s Alcohol Program Coordinator, Shannon Alderman about putting on that seat belt this weekend, and making alternate driving arrangements if you’re going to be behind the wheel.

Weekend Newswatch

How will embassies improve the Illinois/Cuba relationship

Joey talks with Adam Nielsen with the Illinois Farm Bureau which is a founding member of the Illinois Cuba Working group about how the U.S. and Cuba establishing embassies in each others countries will improve relations between the state and Cuba.

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Despite the controversy, Donald Trump is polling well

Presidential candidate Donald Trump may be catching heat for comments during his campaign launch speech over his comments about Mexican immigrants, but that hasn’t stopped his momentum.

Morning Newswatch

What exactly is community policing?

Joey talks with University of Illinois Springfield Associate Professor of criminal justice at Dr. Ryan Williams about what exactly community policing is, and how to do it.

Weekend Newswatch

Staying safe around fireworks this weekend

Joey talks with Dr. Michael Neumeister is the professor and chair of SIU School of medicine’s Department of Surgery and the medical director of Memorial Medical Center’s Regional Burn Center about fireworks safety.

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There was another shark attack in North Carolina

North Carolina has now had its 7th shark attack in less than three weeks, right in front of the 4th of July holiday weekend.

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Ask the Mayor with Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder – Part 1

Joey talks with Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder on his monthly visit to the Morning Newswatch on “Ask the Mayor.”

Recent Headlines

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State Could Hold Up Video Gaming Revenues; Langfelder Responds

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There’s confusion amongst local governments over whether the state can withhold video gaming payments, even without a state budget in place.

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City Council Again Hears About West Side Apartment Complex

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The Springfield City Council is getting an earful about a project approved in the waning weeks of the previous city council.

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Langfelder Names Economic Development Commission Members

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The city now has a seven-member commission in place to deal with economic development projects that are proposed, before they go to the city council for final approval.

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Tourism Booming in Springfield and Illinois, Despite “Elephant in the Room”

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Tourism remains one of the biggest industries in the state of Illinois, and it keeps getting bigger.

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Man Killed by Prostitute in W. Va. Could Have Ties to 2005 Divernon Case

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Neal Falls of Springfield, Oregon was killed earlier this month in Charleston, West Virginia when he tried to kill a woman he met online.