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Last year's Zika outbreak in Miami likely started in the spring of 2016, with the virus introduced multiple times before it was detected, researchers say. And most of those cases originated in the Caribbean.

The year was 1945, and 2-year-old Lindy Thomson had been given a few weeks to live. She suffered from diarrhea and projectile vomiting, and she was so thin and weak, she could no longer walk. Her parents had taken her from doctor to doctor. Finally, Dr. Douglas Arnold in Buffalo, N.Y., offered a most unusual prescription: She was to eat bananas.

"At least seven bananas a day," recalls the patient, who now goes by her married name, Lindy Redmond.

Early Tuesday morning I awoke to the horrific news of the Manchester terror attack. A suspected suicide bomber killed at least 22 people and injured dozens more at an Ariana Grande concert.

I must admit that I don't know Ariana Grande or her music, but since then I have learned that she has a large fan base of female teens and tweens. So I now wonder: Was this attack a deliberate attempt to silence those young women and girls enjoying themselves at a concert?

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On August 21st, 2017 a Total Solar Eclipse will pass over a large portion of the United States putting southern Illinois and Carbondale at the intersection of this rare event.

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Carbondale, IL – HARRISBURG IS IN FOR ABOUT 140 STATE JOBS.
GOVERNOR ROD BLAGOJEVICH IS ANNOUNCING THIS (Fri) AFTERNOON THAT MOST OF THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION'S TRAFFIC SAFETY DIVISION WILL RELOCATE FROM SPRINGFIELD.

THE DIRECTOR OF THE PAUL SIMON PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE MIKE LAWRENCE SAYS THE GOVERNOR REALLY DOES NOT HAVE MUCH TO LOSE IN THIS MOVE.

Carbondale, IL – THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER AT CAPE GIRARDEAU.
THE RIVER IS PROJECTED TO RISE TO AROUND 43-FEET BY
WEDNESDAY MORNING THEN BEGIN FALLING. FLOOD STATE IS 32-FEET.
THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE BIG MUDDY RIVER NEAR MURPHYSBORO.
THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO RISE TO 25-POINT-TWO FEET BY
TUESDAY EVENING THEN BEGIN FALLING. THAT COULD MEAN SOME MINOR FLOODING FOR HOUSES JUST DOWNSTREAM OF BRIDGE STREET IN MURPHYSBORO.

Lawrence County, IL – The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for a levee failure along the Wabash River in Lawrence County.
The Warning is in effect until 12:30pm Friday, and focuses on an area 2-3 miles north of St. Francisville.
Officials say the levee along the west side of the Wabash River may fail this morning, sending water into the area to around Illinois Route 1.

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Award-Winning Local History Teacher Mark Motsinger Highlights a Civil War Soldier.

On a rural road in Saline County, near the Pope County line, a Civil War Veteran is buried in a well-tended grave along the road. In this feature, Award-Winning Carrier Mills History teacher Mark Motsinger talks of the significance of the local man who is buried there, John Jasper Fitzgerald.

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