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Local News Highlights

  • Area Television Legend Calls it a Career

    11-27-14 Bob Larson There aren't many of these left in area television anymore. A Peoria television news anchor is stepping down from the desk for the last time. Tomorrow marks Bob Larson's last day at WMBD-TV Channel 31 after over 43 years. His last newscast was Wednesday, but his final broadcast will be his 41st Peoria Santa Claus Parade tomorrow morning. Larson has

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  • No New Knox County Trial for Convicted Murderer

    Sheley November 2011 A man accused of a two-state murder spree six years ago will not get a new trial for the first murder he was convicted of. The Illinois Supreme Court will not consider an appeal by Nicholas Sheley, according to a filing Wednesday. The justices declined to hear the appeal, reports say, without comment. Sheley was convicted in 2011 of murder

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  • Galesburg Firefighters Urge Electrical Safety Following 2 Fires

    11-25-14 Fire Galesburg Firefighters say several issues have cropped up since two blazes that broke out Tuesday, but both had one thing in common. Officials say in a press release that knob and tube wiring in the homes was to blame for both incidents, including one that happened Tuesday morning near Chambers and Fourth Streets. In the first fire in the 800 block

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  • Local Unemployment Increases Following a Downturn

    help wanted Local unemployment rates are actually on the rise after a series of declines. Not-seasonally-adjusted statistics released yesterday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security indicate the Knox County unemployment average for October is at 6/7% -- up three-tenths from the month before. Officials say 1,640 people in the county are listed as unemployed, up almost 100 from the month before.  The number of

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Local Sports Highlights

  • Local Sports 11/27/14

    The Galesburg High School Boys Basketball Team carried a quick start in the first quarter all the way to the end, in an 83-54 rout of Chicago Marshall, to open up their season and the boys portion of the Galesburg Thanksgiving Tournament. The Silver Streaks

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  • Local Sports 11/26/14

    The Galesburg Thanksgiving basketball tournament continues tonight, and the home team will make its' first appearance of the 2014-15 season, as the Silver Streaks boys play Chicago Marshall. Galesburg returns four starters, coming off of back-to-back 20 win seasons, so expectations are high going into

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  • William and Mary Handles Western Illinois

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Marcus Thornton scored 19 points, including a trio of 3-pointers, to lead William & Mary to an 83-49 win over Western Illinois on Tuesday night. William & Mary (4-1) took control with a 24-0 run that included 3-pointers from Thornton and Daniel

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