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Fire Displaces Seven

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No injuries reported

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Report: State Unemployment Rate Drops Again

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Lowest in more than 6 years

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State Lawmakers May Return to Springfield Earlier Than Planned

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But will Senate and House leaders agree?

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Jacksonville Area Teacher Arrested

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ISP working with Morgan County State's Attorney

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Durbin Weighs in on Cuba Relations

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For the the first time since 1961, the United States is moving towards official diplomatic relations with Cuba — and…

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Jobless claims signal firmer labor market

Job seekers adjust their paperwork as they wait in line to attend a job fair in New York February 28, 2013.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen.

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Accused Boston bomber appears in court

In this courtroom sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Tsarnaev is charged with the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. He could face the death penalty if convicted.

The Boston Marathon bombing suspect told a judge that he was satisfied with his lawyers' preparations for the January start of his trial over the deadly 2013 attack.

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From joy to outrage, Cuba-Americans greet new U.S. policy

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The U.S. will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba for the first time in more than a half century.

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Ebola fears speed changes in U.S. hospitals

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By Susan Kelly CHICAGO (Reuters) – The worst Ebola outbreak on record, and its spread beyond West Africa, has accelerated…

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Poll: Majority of Americans back higher military spending

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More than two thirds of U.S. voters back increased military spending given growing threats to America's security.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

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Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Dec. 18.

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Ray Rice investigation heating up

Former Baltimore Ravens NFL running back Ray Rice and his wife Janay arrive for a hearing at a New York City office building November 5, 2014.

Hundreds of NFL employees gave records to investigators looking into how Commissioner Roger Goodell handled evidence in the Ray Rice case.

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49ers release McDonald amid sex assault investigation

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San Francisco released defensive tackle Ray McDonald after he was named a suspect in a sexual assault case.

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Judge rebuffs NCAA concussion settlement

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A judge has halted a $75-million settlement that aimed to end a massive class-action lawsuit.

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Kurt Busch says he told ex-girlfriend to leave

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The NASCAR driver says he repeatedly told his ex-girlfriend to leave the night she claims he assaulted her.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Fallon & Timberlake are awkward teens at camp

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The boys are back at summer camp and they can't stop singing "Jumper" by Third Eye Blind.

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Third ‘Night at the Museum’ marks final film for Williams, Rooney

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The credits for "Secret of the Tomb," which opens Friday, read "In loving memory of Mickey Rooney," and "For Robin Williams - the magic never ends."

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Gene Simmons credits mother for drug-free life

Gene Simmons speaks onstage during the "4th and Loud" portion of the AMC 2014 Summer TCA on Friday, July 11, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The Kiss frontman insists he has never been drunk or gotten high because he always worried about his mom's reaction.

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Joan Jett to open for The Who’s 50th anniversary tour

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The "My Generation" hitmakers are set to bring their The Who Hits 50! tour to North America.

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Chris Pratt thought ‘Guardians’ would be a box office flop

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The "Parks and Rec" star was very, very wrong.

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Sony cancels ‘The Interview’ in win for N. Korean hackers

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The $44 million raunchy comedy was scheduled to debut on Christmas Day.

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REVIEW: Modern ‘Annie’ a mixed bag

This photo released by Colombia Pictures - Sony shows Jamie Foxx, left, as Will Stacks and Quvenzhané Wallis as Annie in a scene from Columbia Pictures' "Annie."

"Annie" gets an update for the new film version of the classic musical, starring Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhané Wallis.

Cool Spotlight

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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Register for your chance to win tickets to Trans-Siberian Orchestra on December 26 at the Scottrade Center!

27th Annual Bridal Extravaganza

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Join us for the 27th Annual Bridal Extravaganza held at the Crowne Plaza on Sunday, January 4th from 10am-3pm

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Small Town Spotlight

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Festival of Trees

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Congratulations Ashleigh & Bryce of Petersburg winner of our Christmas tree from Festival of Trees!