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Movie producer Harvey Weinstein will surrender to the New York Police Department on Friday in Lower Manhattan, a source familiar with the matter tells NPR's Rose Friedman.

He's expected to turn himself in around 8 a.m. to be arrested on charges of rape and sexual assault, reporter Benjamin Mueller of The New York Times told NPR's All Things Considered.

The Uber self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a pedestrian two months ago in Tempe, Ariz., took note of the victim with its sensors, but its software did not engage the car's brakes to prevent the collision, according to a preliminary report released Thursday by the National Transportation Safety Board.

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A Carbondale bar will have to close its doors for two weeks, after two underage girls were found inside with alcohol.

The U.S. Treasury now officially certifies three areas of Carbondale as federal Qualified Opportunity Zones.

Carbondale Economic Development director Steven Mitchell says this is a new program established in the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act.

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An ambitious project to build a Mountain Bike trail at SIU's Touch Of Nature Environmental Center is currently underway.  Isaiah Tanner recently graduated with a Master's Degree from SIU Carbondale's Outdoor Recreation Resource Administration Program,  is leading the effort.

Legislation that would split Southern Illinois University's board of trustees into two separate organizations may be put on ice to allow time for an independent study.

One person is in a St. Louis area hospital after a four-vehicle crash in Jackson County.

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A former southern Illinois judge, attorney and author has died.

The Southern Illinoisan Obituary page lists 74-year-old Brocton Lockwood as passing away on Monday at Parkway Manor in Marion.

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The SIU baseball team received a boost in the pitching rotation this season from sophomore left-hander Brad Harrison.  WSIU's Patrick Codo has more on Harrison's increased role on the mound.

When a new employee is fingerprinted for a job in Illinois, the employer receives a snapshot of their criminal record, and they receive notifications for any future run-ins with the law in the state. But lawmakers are considering a proposal that would also allow employers to be notified of convictions that happen across state lines.

Southern Illinois' first hybrid medical clinic is set to open.

Heartland Regional Medical Group held an Open House and Ribbon Cutting Tuesday at the brand new clinic located in the Marion Crossing complex on The Hill in Marion.

A group of school superintendents is suing Gov. Bruce Rauner and the State of Illinois seeking more than $7 billion for schools.

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