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Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch

Ameren Illinois Upgrades

Joey talks with Marcelyn Love on Ameren Illinois about ongoing infrastructure upgrades to gas lines in the Springfield area.

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2 Star General Dead in Afghanistan

An Afghan soldier killed a two star U.S. army general when he opened fire on a group of western military officers yesterday.

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Gaza Strip

A fragile sense of calm has crept into parts of Gaza today after Israel and Hamas agreed to a 72 hour cease fire.

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American Ebola Patients

There is no approved vaccine or treatment for the deadly Ebola disease that has killed almost 900 people in West Africa. Now there is word that two Americans were infected with the disease were treated with an experimental drug that has not been evaluated for safety, or approved for use in humans.

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Kirk Farah goes Redneck Fishin’

Kirk Farah sits down with Alex Degman and the two discuss this weekend’s Redneck Fishin’ Tournament in Bath.

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Another Cease Fire Between Israel/Hamas

Gordon Deal of the WSJ This Morning brings us up to speed.

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A New Survey: What do Sangamon County residents think of their neighborhoods?

Many Sangamon County residents surveyed like where they live.

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Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe

What’s next for the Bel Aire Motel?

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Springfield Ward 5 Alderman Sam Cahnman

Cahnman talks about ward maps and pensions.

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Stuff the Bus is This Weekend!

Paul Wappel, Community Relations Director for Horace Mann, joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about this weekend’s event to benefit Springfield School District 186.

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.