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Louisiana Residents Stunned By Flood Losses

In the small flood-ravaged town of Springfield, La., Rachel Moriarty waited more than a week for a center where she could apply for emergency food stamps to finally open in this AM-Vets hall. But now she's been turned away at the door.This week they are only processing those with the last names beginning with A through D."I don't have a vehicle to get here," she tells a staffer from the state, who replies that unfortunately due to the volume of applicants in need, there wasn't anything they...
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The Shawnee Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society is hosting their annual insect extravaganza on  Saturday  August 27th at War Bluff Wildlife Sanctuary in Pope County.  For more information call 618-683-2222 or visit:  http://shawneeaudubon.org/

Warmer and wetter than normal.  That's the prediction for the upcoming months, according to the National Weather Service.

Southeast Missouri State University is reporting a record number of Illinois students in its freshman class.

First-day enrollment figures show 331 new first-time students from Illinois enrolled this fall, nearly a 50 percent increase from fall 2012.

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Governor's office

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner Tuesday signed into law a measure that would increase the sentences for illegal gun sales.

People with a record of firearms offenses who try to sell guns will face harsher penalties. The governor says the law targets so-called straw purchasers.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with John Bryson, the author of "A Cry In The Dark," which chronicles the story of Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, and her trial in the death of her infant daughter.

A five-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services aims to get health professionals focusing on population health, and Southern Illinois University's School of Medicine will help lead the training.

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk has gained an endorsement in his bid for re-election. It could help him win crucial votes from suburban moderates, but it might also frustrate an important part of the Republican electorate.

Governor Bruce Rauner has long held that state universities need to cut down on their administrative overhead, before he can support increases in their state funding.

Bill Alstat Passes Away

Aug 22, 2016
People
Jackson County

A man who has served Jackson County and all of southern Illinois in many ways over the years has passed away.

Bill Alstat died Friday in southeast Missouri.

The resounding message at the 50th anniversary of the Barkley Lock and Dam project in Grand Rivers Saturday, was that with great success often comes great sacrifice.

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Zika Images Show 'Worst Brain Infections That Doctors Will Ever See'

A series of medical images published Tuesday offer the most complete picture, so far, of how the Zika virus can damage the brain of a fetus."The images show the worst brain infections that doctors will ever see," says Dr. Deborah Levine, at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, who contributed to the study. "Zika is such a severe infection [in fetuses]. Most doctors will have never seen brains like this before."The images — published in the journal Radiology — are part of a special...
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Federal Grant Helps Enhance SIU Medical School Models

A five-year, $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services aims to get health professionals focusing on population health, and Southern Illinois University's School of Medicine will help lead the training.
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