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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.

UAVs on the Farm

With the Precision Aerial Ag Show going on in Central Illinois, Stu Ellis joins Joey to talk about farmers exploring the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) on farms.

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4 billion dollars requested for Immigration Crisis

President Obama wants nearly 4 billion dollars in funding and legal changes to address the crisis involving the flow of families and children entering the U.S.

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Israel & Hamas

The latest on the elections in Afghanistan and escalating tensions and violence between Israel and Hamas.

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Israel & Hamas

Joey talks with Robert Berger with CBS Radio News from Jerusalem on the escalation of tensions between Israel and Hamas.

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Unaccompanied Minors

The white house says most Unaccompanied minor flooding into the United States from Central America will not be allowed to stay, and more technical problems for the Affordable Care Act.

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Veterans Administration

The next secretary of the Veterans Affairs Administration, Robert McDonald will face well known problems of mismanagement at VA hospitals, and long waits for Dr. appointments, but he will also be faced with another frustrating issue….the processing of disability claims.

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East Side Farmers Market

Joey talks with Mary Rogers and Wendy White-Mitter about the new East Side Farmers Market and cooking classes.

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Former Staffer on Alan Dixon

Thom Serafin founder and CEO of Serafin & Associates, Inc. who was a member of Senator Dixon’s staff talks with Joey about the late Senator Alan Dixon.

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Dave Dahl & Sen. Dixon

Sen. Alan Dixon Passed away over this weekend. Dave Dahl talked to him last year when he was in town for a book signing.

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TSA & Ukraine

Ukraine looks to be preparing for a final showdown with pro-Russian rebels…and heads up if your are preparing to travel overseas in the upcoming weeks. Passengers boarding flights headed to the u.s. may be asked to turn on electronics devices including cell phones

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Amtrak Train to St. Louis Delayed Twice — Once Due to Freight Train Derailment

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A freight train derailment in Pontiac resulted in a 14-hour train ride for Amtrak passengers looking to go toward St. Louis.

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LaHood Gets GOP Nod in 18th Congressional District Race, Mellon Wins Dem Primary

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Illinois state Sen. Darin LaHood has won the Republican special primary in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock.

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Authorities Issue Alert for Missing Cass County Teen

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Authorities have issued an alert after an 18-year-old girl is believed to have left home with a 45-year-old man.

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New Ad Campaign Criticizes Kirk

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Environmentalists are taking to television to spread the word about how much they disagree with U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.)

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Springfield Mass Transit District Unveils Revamped Website

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The Springfield Mass Transit District has unveiled a new website that one of its creators says should help make looking for routes and departure times much easier than before.