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Helen Grace James won her honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force this week — at the age of 90. It is a battle she fought for 60 years.

Helen Grace James grew up in Pennsylvania, where she worked her family's farm, and asked her mother to call her Jim. She played with toy trucks and boats, and gave the dolls she was given to her sister.

Helen Grace James' father served in World War I; she saw her cousins ship off to serve during World War II.

Rachael Denhollander was 15 the first time she went to see Larry Nassar, then the doctor for USA Gymnastics. Denhollander didn't tell anyone of authority about how he sexually assaulted her until years later, in 2004, when she was working as a gymnastics coach.

Nassar has admitted to sexually assaulting minors. He has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for charges related to child pornography, but has not yet been sentenced in a state case for sexually assaulting the athletes.

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The federal government is now in a partial shutdown after Congress failed to pass a stopgap measure to keep funding going ahead of a midnight deadline.

It's an unprecedented situation given that shutdowns usually happen in times of divided government. But this is the first time it's happened with one party controlling both Congress and the White House.

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Federal prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the man accused of kidnapping University of Illinois visiting scholar YingYing Zhang.

The Carbondale City Council is directing the town's tourism agency to narrow its focus.

Carbondale Tourism executive director Cinnamon Wheeles -Smith says her organization has been working to attract visitors to town for overnight stays. But, now she says the City Council is wanting it to just get people to town for the day, or hopefully for longer.

Cape Girardeau will field a team in the Prospect League starting in 2019.

Local officials made the announcement Friday at the Cape Girardeau Sportsplex.

22nd Annual Science In The South Conference

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SIU hosted the 22nd annual Science in the South Conference Friday.

Dozens of K-12 educators from around Illinois gathered at the Student Center Friday for the annual Science in the South Conference.

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Baseball Hall of Fame

The 2018 Baseball Hall of Fame class will be announced next week.

In this edition of Reading Baseball, Pete Peterson tells us about the person who some consider the most despised member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

A lawsuit against Illinois’ Department of Healthcare and Family Services claims the state illegally withholds medically necessary services from children with severe mental health disorders. The case was settled in federal court this week.

One man was killed and another seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash early Thursday morning in Washington County.

Illinois State Police say 35-year-old Matthew McKinley of Coulterville died in the accident, while 40-year-old Michael Barfield, Jr. of Nashville suffered life-threatening injuries and was flown to a regional hospital.

Salem Police Warn About Hard to Spot Scam

Jan 18, 2018

A new phone scam is going around the Salem area.

Phone scams are becoming more common and now they use local numbers to get you to answer the phone.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS FOR FRI., JAN. 19, 2018

SCHOOL CLOSINGS FOR THURS., JAN. 18, 2018

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