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Several Options Considered for Keokuk Barge

Keokuk's new entertainment barge has been docked on the Mississippi River just south of the dam for nearly one year. The chairwoman of the Keokuk Riverfront Barge Commission is excited about the opportunities it provides.

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Rich Egger

The new school year begins August 20 at Western Illinois University -- less than two weeks from now.  But there is still no contract in place for President Jack Thomas (see editor's note below for update).

KTVU-TV, which serves the San Francisco Bay Area, was criticized for its coverage of the stabbing death of 18-year old Nia Wilson. Wilson and her sister, Lahtifa, were attacked aboard a Bay Area Rapid Transit train by a man who slashed them with a knife. 

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The Tama Building in downtown Burlington is considered a total loss following a fire that started late Saturday night. The building was in the final stages of a multi-million dollar restoration project that included upper-story housing and ground level commercial space.

Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has identified the body found along a gravel road south of West Point, Iowa Sunday morning as Sadie Alvarado, 20, of Muscatine, Iowa. The agency announced Monday that criminal charges have also been filed in connection with her death.

Monmouth College

Monmouth College will offer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) programs in Data Science, Engineering, and Neuroscience beginning in fall 2019. The college called the new programs part of a "major academic innovation" that responds to demand.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner was sued Friday by a group of former state employees who want their jobs back.

McDonough County Sheriff's Department

The Macomb Police Department called in the Illinois Secretary of State Bomb Squad for back up on Friday following a trespassing incident at a local retirement community. 

http://www.warrencountyil.com/offices/sheriff

Warren County was forced this week to close its county jail in Monmouth due to a lack of available correctional officers. That led to the transfer of about two-dozen inmates to the Mercer County Jail in nearby Aledo.

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Western Illinois University is currently undergoing a period of change, but this is not the first time and likely won't be the last.  

When bacteria develop resistance to antibiotics, people can end up with infections that don’t respond to available medicines.

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Folk Weekend Live in Concert

Mari Black, 7:00pm October 13, 2018 - Vallillo/Holtz Performance Studio

Multistyle violinist and champion fiddler Mari Black is rapidly building a reputation as one of the most dynamic young artists of her generation. Her energetic playing, engaging stage presence, and commitment to bringing people together through music have made her a favorite with audiences across the country and around the world. Equally at home in a wide variety of musical traditions, Mari is the 2015/2013 U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, 2014 Glenfiddich Scottish Fiddle Champion,...

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TSPR wins a Regional Murrow Award

Harvest Public Media

U.S. REP. ROGER MARSHALL'S OFFICE

Held up over disagreements over federal food stamps, the first draft of the 2018 farm bill arrived Thursday, bearing 35 changes to that program, including starting a national database of participants.

Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media

As agriculture intensified in the 20th century, summers in the Midwest became wetter and cooler.  An MIT study published this month looked at whether vegetation from crop production, rather than greenhouse gas emissions that are an established source of climate changes, could have driven these regional impacts.

Ben Kuebrich/Kansas News Service/Harvest Public Media

A new, widely debated federal mandate requires truckers to electronically track the number of hours they're on the road — a rule that is meant to make highways safer. But there is a big difference between hauling a load of TVs and a load of cattle destined for meatpacking plants.

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Lawsuits filed in Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas against the makers of the herbicide dicamba will be centralized in the federal court in St. Louis.

Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media

In the coming months, Congress will map out how it will spend upwards of $500 billion on food and farm programs over the next five years.  The massive piece of legislation known as the farm bill affects all taxpayers -- whether they know it or not.

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