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House passes bill to raise debt ceiling

1 day 11 hours ago
The House on Wednesday night passed a bipartisan bill to suspend the debt ceiling, overcoming vocal opposition from conservative and liberal lawmakers and bringing the country one step closer to avoiding an economy-rattling default ahead of next week’s deadline. The legislation — which was crafted through negotiations between President Biden, Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and their [...]
Mychael Schnell

Former 'Family Feud' contestant Timothy Bliefnick guilty in wife's slaying

1 day 13 hours ago
QUINCY, Ill. (AP) — A jury Wednesday convicted a former contestant on the television game show “Family Feud” of first-degree murder and home invasion in the slaying of his estranged wife in western Illinois. Timothy Bliefnick, 40, was found guilty in the Feb. 23 shooting death of Rebecca Bliefnick. The Adams County Circuit Court jury [...]

Illinois 12-year-old on bike dies in truck collision

1 day 15 hours ago
SESSER, Ill. - A 12-year-old riding a bicycle was struck by a pickup truck driver Monday afternoon near Sesser, Illinois. Officers were called to the crash on at around 2:15 p.m. They found the 12-year-old suffering from severe injuries. He was flown from the scene by a medical helicopter to get treatment and later died [...]
Joe Millitzer

Missouri bear population grows by 9% - Expands range near St. Louis

1 day 16 hours ago
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri is home to around 900 bears and their population is growing at around 9% annually. The bears are especially active during this time of year. That is why the Missouri Department of Conservation is asking people to be bear-aware after a recent fatal crash. A black bear was struck and killed [...]
Joe Millitzer