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Man Dead After East Bluff Shooting

A man is dead and a suspect in custody after a shooting Saturday evening in Peoria's East Bluff neighborhood.

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Partnerships A Priority For Departing U.S. Attorney John Milhiser

When John Milhiser took over as U.S. attorney for the Central District of Illinois in 2018, he had several priorities for the office, including plans to build working relationships with 365 law enforcement agencies dotted across the sprawling 46-county federal district. Milhiser leaves office on Feb. 28, a departure he knew was possible when he moved into his Springfield office. Milhiser and other prosecutors who were appointed during the Trump administration, or confirmed by the Senate, were...

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From The U.S. Capitol To Local Governments, Disinformation Disrupts

One day before the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in January, thousands of miles away in northern California, anger began to boil over at a meeting of the Shasta County Board of Supervisors. "This is a scamdemic, it's a plandemic, and it's a damndemic. We're sick of it!" one woman shouted. Again and again, residents railed against public officials for enforcing social distancing rules. Some warned of "civil war" and possible violent resistance from militias and other groups. The potential...

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New Series To Debut On WCBU

WCBU's Middle America is a new series that uses history, storytelling, and music to discuss the world that surrounds us. Listen Fridays at 6 p.m., starting March 5.

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was found guilty on Monday by a court in Paris on corruption charges dating from his time in office. He received a three-year jail sentence with two of the years suspended.

In a trial that wrapped up in December, Sarkozy, who served as president from 2007 to 2012, was convicted of bribery and influence peddling.

When John Milhiser took over as U.S. attorney for the Central District of Illinois in 2018, he had several priorities for the office, including plans to build working relationships with 365 law enforcement agencies dotted across the sprawling 46-county federal district.

Milhiser leaves office on Feb. 28, a departure he knew was possible when he moved into his Springfield office. Milhiser and other prosecutors who were appointed during the Trump administration, or confirmed by the Senate, were asked to resign recently as part of the Biden transition.

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Off the coast of England, there's a tiny, wind-swept island with the remains of a lifeboat rescue station from the mid-1800s. The workers who once ran the station on Hilbre Island did something that, unbeknownst to them, has become crucial for understanding the future of a hotter climate: They recorded the tides.

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The largest power cooperative in Texas filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, citing a massive bill from the state's electricity grid operator following last month's winter storm that left millions of residents without power for days.

Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Inc. filed for Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, according to court documents reviewed by NPR.

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama voting to unionize won the backing of an important executive.

Without naming the massive e-commerce company specifically, President Joe Biden said in a video posted late Sunday that he supports the organizing drive in Bessemer, Ala.

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