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An early morning training exercise gone wrong resulted in the deaths of three soldiers and injured three more on Fort Stewart in Georgia Sunday, according to Fort Stewart officials.

The accident involved the Bradley Fighting Vehicle the soldiers were riding on. The three soldiers who were killed were pronounced dead on the scene and the other three who were injured were taken to Winn Army Community Hospital.

All six soldiers involved in the incident were members of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, often referred to as Dogface.

When Axton Betz was 12, her father stopped getting his issues of The Brayer.

She and her parents lived on an Indiana farm, distant from almost everything; her mother's passion was the home shopping network, and her father's passion was raising donkeys. Those magazines were his professional favorite. Axton pointed out that her pen-pal letters had also gone astray, and the family agreed how strange it was that someone would take that kind of thing.

But someone had definitely taken them. And for the next 20 years, they didn't stop.

A brainless, bright-yellow organism that can solve mazes and heal itself is making its debut at a Paris zoo this weekend.

At least so far, "the blob" is more benevolent than the ravenous star of its 1950s sci-fi film classic namesake.

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A southern Illinois lawmaker is launching a program to help children placed in emergency foster care.

State Representative Dave Severin says far too often, these children are removed from their homes in an undignified manner.

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Officials with the SIU Alumni Association and other school officials broke ground Thursday on the Saluki Alumni Plaza on the Carbondale campus.

SIU-C Interim Chancellor John Dunn says it's significant this is occurring during the University's 150th anniversary celebration.

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Scientists are conducting more and more studies on how nature affects the brain and how it can improve some health issues. WSIU's Brad Palmer has this report.

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Two open houses this month will discuss the recently released recreation fee proposal at the Shawnee National Forest.

The forest's Laura Lecher says the fee proposal was announced last August because recreation funding has declined over the past ten years.

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A Danville man is set to go to trial later this year for robbing a bank in Centralia.

The U.S. attorney for Southern Illinois says 21-year-old Aaron Moss is the only defendant named in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury.

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The SIU men's and women's basketball teams held their annual Media Day Wednesday at the newly named Banterra Center.

The Frontier Independent Professional Baseball League is joining forces with the Can-Am League starting with the 2020 season.

Members of the Frontier League - which includes the Southern Illinois Miners - and the new teams from the Can-Am League will make up the 14-team circuit.

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Former SIU men's basketball coach Barry Hinson is back in college basketball.

Sports Illustrated reports the 38-year coaching veteran is returning to his alma mater, Oklahoma State, as an analyst.

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New research says discrimination and segregation continue to plague Illinois and other Midwestern states.

According to the report "Race in the Heartland," while more black Americans live in the 12-state Midwestern region, equity metrics here are worse than in other states.

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