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Americans Paying More for Labor Day BBQ

NBC News-With gas prices at their lowest August price since 2010, 34.7 million Americans will hit the road this weekend for Labor Day, according to AAA.
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Central Illinois man found dead in rural McLean County was hit by vehicle

LEROY - In an update to a story WAND brought you earlier this week, authorities say a man who was found dead in rural central Illinois was apparently struck by a motor vehicle as he walked home after visiting family. More>>

Springfield law enforcement officers say drug suspect had reinforced door

SPRINGFIELD - According to Springfield law enforcement officers, a drug suspect arrested last week had barricaded himself inside his home behind windows covered with plywood, a door reinforced with iron bars, and a back door rigged to deliver an electric shock. More>>

Lake Decatur's Asian carp barrier once again in place

DECATUR - After being damaged by inclement weather in February, a barrier designed to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Decatur is once again in place. More>>

University of Illinois smoke-free campus policy extends to football tailgaters

CHAMPAIGN - University of Illinois officials are reminding football fans that tailgaters in Memorial Stadium's parking lots must adhere to the school's new smoke-free campus policy. More>>

Illinois State Military Museum to display military equipment used in 1916 campaign

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois State Military Museum is planning on adding new displays that would give individuals the chance to see how war was waged nearly a century ago. More>>

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  • Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities

    Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:01:15 GMT
    A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished.More >>
    Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists.More >>
  • Austrian police arrest suspected Mideast fighter

    Austrian police arrest suspected Mideast fighter

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 8:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 12:01:13 GMT
    Austrian police say they have detained a man suspected of having fought with Islamic extremists in Syria as he was planning to leave the country.More >>
    Austrian police say they have detained a man suspected of having fought with Islamic extremists in Syria as he was planning to leave the country.More >>
  • UK deputy leader criticizes ill boy case

    UK deputy leader criticizes ill boy case

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:53:32 GMT
    U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says it is inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a family who spirited their ill 5-year-old child out of the country in order for him to receive a revolutionary...More >>
    U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said Tuesday it was inappropriate to throw the full weight of the law at a family who took their ill 5-year-old child to Spain in order for him to receive a revolutionary type of...More >>
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