'Grand bargain' pension reform bill stalls in Senate

That includes changing the way injured workers are compensated, expanding the sales tax to cover more services, and raising the income tax by 1.24 percentage points. Rauner spokeswoman Catherine Kelly said while some progress has been made, "more wor... More..

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Florida's voucher program gets nod from President Trump
by | Thursday, March 02, 2017

Florida's voucher program gets nod from President Trump

On Friday, Trump will visit an Orlando private school that serves a large number of students who receive tax-credit scholarships, the Orlando Sentinel reported . Florida's tax-credit scholarship, which has bee...More..

Texas Court Hears Case to Curb Gay Marriage Rights
by | Thursday, March 02, 2017

Texas Court Hears Case to Curb Gay Marriage Rights

Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage. "Again, which i would contend there is not a legal basis for and that the united states supreme court was very clear in their ruling that same sex couples can n...More..

Double Murder Trial Begins For Aaron Hernandez
by | Thursday, March 02, 2017

Double Murder Trial Begins For Aaron Hernandez

Hernandez is now serving a life sentence after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder and a handful of weapons charges. Those killings allegedly came a year before Hernandez shot dead an acquaintance at an...More..

Bucyrus Board Of Education Board Seat Available
by | Thursday, March 02, 2017

Bucyrus Board Of Education Board Seat Available

More importantly, the current proposal for eliminating property taxes does nothing to address the inequalities in funding that exist among the state's 501 school districts. But either way, the process needs t...More..

by | Thursday, March 02, 2017

Tornado caught on camera near Ottawa, Illinois

Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. One person is dead. The man was reportedly driving down the highway when a tornado blew about 20 cars that were parked at a nearby junkyard onto the freeway...More..

by | Thursday, March 02, 2017

Senate confirms Zinke as Interior secretary

He will replace Sally Jewell, former President Barack Obama's interior secretary. "Adding Ryan Zinke to Trump's polluter cabinet puts our lands, and precious resources at risk", said Sharon Buccino, of the Na...More..

by | Thursday, March 02, 2017

'Could Have Been a Lot Worse': Gov. Rauner Surveys Storm Damage

In Illinois, more than 100 power poles are down in the Ottawa-area and more than 22,330 lost power at some point overnight, Tuesday. The threat of thunderstorms continues Wednesday, with severe weather facing...More..

by | Thursday, March 02, 2017

Illinois man killed in storm identified

Before the storms race through, people from North Carolina up to Boston will see spring-like temperatures Wednesday, and records could be broken, meteorologists say. There were no serious injuries reported at...More..

by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Pulse nightclub shooting: Gunman's wife free pending trial

Noor Salman has been in custody since January 16 when she was arrested in northern California on federal charges that include obstruction of justice and aiding and abetting her husband's material support to ISI...More..

Fewer Okla., Kan. Residents Face Earthquake Risks From Wastewater
by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Fewer Okla., Kan. Residents Face Earthquake Risks From Wastewater

Geological Survey forecast released Wednesday. There was also one natural disaster of 2.7, the threshold above which the USGS says people can feel tremors - but this incident near Venus was an aftershock, n...More..

February 2017: The warmest ever in New Jersey
by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

February 2017: The warmest ever in New Jersey

The shortest month of the year was the 12th hottest February recorded at the Grand Forks International Airport, according to the National Weather Service. For the first time ever, from Thursday to Saturday, the...More..

by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Leaders of Morgan State, Bowie met with Trump to discuss HCBUs

That included the President of Lemoyne-Owen College Dr. Andrea Lewis Miller. Administration officials said that President Trump's action would encourage strategic partnerships with other agencies and outside ...More..

by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

DC's cherry blossoms could hit peak bloom in 2 weeks

The blossoms have attracted around 1.5 million visitors and generated about $150 million in revenue from tourism in the area each year. Per the National Park Service, the most likely time for cherry blossoms ...More..

Rasoul praises court decision to block gerrymandered districts
by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Rasoul praises court decision to block gerrymandered districts

The lower court had required those challenging the districts to show an actual conflict between the plan that was adopted following the 2010 census and one that could be drawn using traditional political redist...More..

by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Moderate risk for severe thunderstorms Tuesday night and early Wednesday

According to the agency, the risk for severe weather across north and central Georgia will pick up this afternoon and evening as a cold front moves through the area. The main area of concern for any strong t...More..

by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Few storms possible during predawn hours on Wednesday

Threats: Main threats at this point look to be damaging winds and large hail. At about 12:30 p.m., severe thunderstorms were near Strasburg, Virginia, to 8 miles southeast of Massanutten, and could bring wind...More..

Carjacking suspect drives in reverse during wild chase through Los Angeles County
by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Carjacking suspect drives in reverse during wild chase through Los Angeles County

The driver was not speeding during the chase, but it did run at least one red light. South Gate police pursued the driver of a gray four-door vehicle west across Century Boulevard toward the 405 Freeway at sl...More..

Lincoln County deputy use of deadly force under investigation
by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Lincoln County deputy use of deadly force under investigation

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department reports the use of deadly force in the town of Corning near Merrill by a county deputy Monday evening. When they arrived, Igers allegedly fired a gunshot at them, causing...More..

Kansas shooting: Last rites of engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla to be performed today
by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Kansas shooting: Last rites of engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla to be performed today

The White House on Tuesday took it a step farther, actually saying that the incident was the result of "racially motivated hatred". America stands united in condemning hate and evil in all its forms, US P...More..

by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Sunny and breezy in Denver Monday, but expect snow Tuesday

New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Sharply colder weather will arrive by Thursday morning, with high temperatures not climbing out of the 30s through the weekend, with...More..

by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Interior nominee Zinke clears Senate hurdle

The Senate is expected to continue voting on President Donald Trump's cabinet nominees. Carson's actual confirmation vote is likely Thursday. Republicans praised his life story, growing up in inner-city Detroit...More..

Truck goes airborne during police chase
by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Truck goes airborne during police chase

Webster Sheriff Gary Sexton said the events began to unfold when a deputy pulled over the driver of a Toyota Tacoma speeding on U.S. Highway 371. As the officer was speaking to the driver, Austin allegedly ju...More..

by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Sheriff: 1 dead in Perryville; I-55 still closed after tornado

Eric Greitens said in a statement that a tornado was confirmed in Perry County. Multiple homes and buildings are damaged or destroyed, and emergency crews say some areas may experience flooding and other trav...More..

Boy dies after being left in SUV outside Florida day care
by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Boy dies after being left in SUV outside Florida day care

At about 9:30 am, the victim's half sister Fiorella Vanessa Silva-Tello, 21, arrived for work at the BFF Kidz Child Care Center, 733 W Lumsden Road with Jacob. While the child was inside the vehicle the engine ...More..

by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Tornado Rips Through Illinois As Severe Storms Threaten Midwest

In Tulia, Texas, four homes were destroyed and almost 1,200 evacuated when strong winds caused the rapid spread of wildfires. Ottawa police said the man who was killed was standing with other people when a tr...More..

by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Ash Wednesday Forecast: Late-day scattered showers, turning cooler

Wednesday , showers and thunderstorms likely before noon, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between noon and 5 p.m., then showers and thunderstorms likely after 5 p.m. Showers likely before 1 p.m today ...More..

Democrats Call Trump's Immigrant Crime Office
by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Democrats Call Trump's Immigrant Crime Office "Scary"

Spicer said Tuesday afternoon that the first part of the speech would focus on the president's jobs and economy message, likely bringing up trade deficits and including a discussion of what Trump will do to b...More..

by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

At least 8000 civilians displaced by fighting in west Mosul

The blog Musings on Iraq, which has published a detailed daily account of the 132-day campaign to take Mosul, complains that "the Iraqi forces' (ISF) statements either by officers or even official ones have bec...More..

by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Reward doubled for suspect in shooting of 2 HPD officers

The other officer was taken by ambulance to Ben Taub Hospital, also in the medical center. His injuries are not life-threatening, the mayor said. Turner said the suspects had several stolen guns and they opened...More..

by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Houston Police ask public to be vigilant of armed suspect, lifts lockdown

The police officers were shot when responding to a burglary in progress in Stafford, a residential neighborhood of southwest Houston on Tuesday. Cortez and Munoz were flagged down by a resident concerned ab...More..

by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Why Some Women Are Wearing White to President Donald Trump's Address

Lois Frankel, the chair of the working group, said in a statement to CNN . We will not go back! And while all eyes were on Trump during his remarks, many also noticed a certain color scheme in the audience, ...More..

Trump Looks to Boost Pentagon Spending, Cut State Dept. Budget
by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Trump Looks to Boost Pentagon Spending, Cut State Dept. Budget

President Donald Trump was still working Monday evening on the final touches of an address to Congress that will focus on economic opportunity and national security, administration officials said. "We have come...More..

Trump Blames Obama, Generals for Botched Raid He Authorized
by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Trump Blames Obama, Generals for Botched Raid He Authorized

Trump responded to the applause for Owens with the largest off-script comment of the night: "Ryan is looking down right now, you know that, and he's very happy, because you know what?" Asked about the criti...More..

Face-Chewing Suspect Said He Was Fleeing
by | Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Face-Chewing Suspect Said He Was Fleeing "Dark Figure" Before Killing Couple

A defense request to stop the video's release was unsuccessful. Harrouff, who was a student at Florida State University at the time, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of ...More..