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One year later, Canton continues to recover from downtown explosion

CANTON - It's been a little more than a year since a natural gas explosion changed the face of downtown Canton. As the Fulton County city continues to recover and attempt to lure more activity to its central business district, it might be time to face some realities. "I'm not trying to sound cold ab

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2017-11-18 23:46:18

Remembering Canton's deadly explosion one year later

Canton's historic opera house was severely damaged and eventually demolished - but new construction may soon take its place. CANTON, Ill. (WEEK) -- - "Over the last year, a lot has changed here in Canton," said Amanda Atchley, Executive Director of the Canton Area Chamber of Commerce. "Mostly for t


One Year After the Explosion: Canton Remembers and Rebuilds

CANTON, Ill. - One year ago an explosion rocked the city of Canton. It claimed the like of one Ameren worker and damaged many businesses. That day, one year later, is still raw for many of the people in Canton. But, the community has spent every day since working together to rebuild. One year later,


One dead in Cuba house fire

CUBA - One person died in a house fire Friday at 301 W. Jackson St. The Fulton County Coroner's Office pronounced the victim, Tracy Overholt, dead at 5 p.m. Friday night. Results of an autopsy conducted on Saturday have not yet been released. The Cuba Fire Department arrived on the scene to find hea

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2017-11-19 00:18:06

Woman dead after Fulton County house fire

A Cuba woman is dead after a house fire on Friday afternoon. The Cuba Fire Department responded to 301 W. Jackson to find heavy smoke and fire at the rear of the house. Crews were able to quickly get the fire under control. A search inside the house led to the discovery of the body of Tina Overton.

WEEK.COM - 2017-11-19 00:47:00

Dewey's Pizza opens, and Aldi reopens, in O'Fallon

Janet Munie's birthday present was being able to go to Dewey's Pizza right down the road in O'Fallon instead of having to drive to Edwardsville. "It's nice," she said, waiting to be seated in the new restaurant at 425 Regency Park near Bella Milano and St. Elizabeth's Hospital. "It's newer. It's mod

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-19 15:00:00

Local husband and wife both had to be treated for rabies within a year of each other

Wayne and Melissa Winkeler, of Fairview Heights, have developed a Halloween tradition that they hope they can discontinue next year. For the second time in October, one of the couple was bitten by a bat and required treatment to prevent rabies. Now both have undergone the ordeal. "We're the only mar

NEWS-DEMOCRAT - 2017-11-18 23:26:00

Home invasion, double homicide in Cass City

An early morning home invasion leaves one resident shot and two others dead. On Nov. 18, Sanilac County Sheriff Garry Biniecki said that at 5 a.m., Central Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from the 4300 block of Holbrook Road in Greenleaf Township. The caller said three men broke into his home and sho

WNEM - 2017-11-19 22:26:00

Free Thanksgiving dinners being served in Bay City

BAY CITY, MI -- Area residents have opportunities to attend a free Thanksgiving dinner this week. The Salvation Army of Bay City and First United Church of Christ are serving free traditional Thanksgiving meals. First United Church of Christ: What: 13th annual Free Thanksgiving Dinner When: 4-7 p.m

MLIVE.COM - 2017-11-19 14:00:30

Mother's punishment for suspended son goes viral

(Meredith) - Jadarien Payne was suspended for three days from his school in Louisiana for talking back to teachers. His mother, Demetris Payne, saw this as a wonderful opportunity to teach her son respect and discipline through a unique punishment that quickly gained attention online. Demetris took

WNEM - 2017-11-19 06:27:00

Event gives winter coats to kids who need it

It's time to break out the winter coats, but sometimes new ones for the kids add up fast. "I have Mary, she's 10, and then my son Mattew he's 8, my niece is Rain and she's 6," said Martha Bowens, a mother from Bridgeport. That's Bowen's three kids and they grow more and more each year. That means by

WNEM - 2017-11-19 02:57:00

Ann Wedgeworth, known for 'Three's Company' role, dies at 83 - WNEM TV 5

NEW YORK (AP) - Actress Ann Wedgeworth, who gained fame on film and Broadway before taking on the role of a flirty divorcee on "Three's Company," has died at age 83. Wedgeworth's daughter Dianna Martin says her mother died Thursday in the New York area after a long illness. Wedgeworth won the 1978 T

WNEM - 2017-11-19 01:59:00

U of M Flint hosts holiday food giveaway

"It means a lot of things," said Qwetisha Holmes For Qwetisha holmes a local food giveaway means her family will have a home cooked Thanksgiving meal. She says she takes care of foster children and this helps a lot during the holidays. "It's great to have. Because Flint is going through so much wit

WNEM - 2017-11-18 23:48:00

U of M, MSU face off in charity competition

The Salvation Army in Mid-Michigan is doing a friendly competition, including two of your favorite college teams, for a great cause. Three special locations in Midland will feature kettles representing Michigan State University and the University of Michigan. This competition will spark the spirit o

WNEM - 2017-11-18 22:17:00

Flint police investigating shooting of 17-year-old - WNEM TV 5

The Flint Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a teenager in critical condition. On Nov. 17 at 10:10 p.m., a shooting happened at the 2100 block of Trout Dr in Flint. A 17-year-old was shot and taken to Hurley Medical Center where he is in under critical condition. Police do not h

WNEM - 2017-11-18 19:50:00

Two taken to hospital after Walpole crash

A driver and passenger were hospitalized after a serious crash in Walpole. Police said a Swanzey driver veered off of Watkins Hill Road shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday. The car then crashed into several trees and rolled over before coming to a stop. Investigators believe speed was a factor, but sai

WMUR.COM - 2017-11-19 02:26:00

Lake Opechee plungers raise cash for Laconia Salvation Army

Accompanied by elves and reindeer, Santa Claus leads the charge into Opechee Cove on Saturday during the 13th annual Laconia Salvation Army Turkey Plunge. (JOHN KOZIOL/Union Leader Correspondent) LACONIA - For the 13th consecutive year, warm bodies hit cold water Saturday to raise money for the Sal

UNION LEADER - 2017-11-19 07:30:00

Tele-Talk: What are you thankful for?

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. The day is a national ho

CONWAYDAILYSUN.COM - 2017-11-17 22:33:00

Ashland man dies in rollover on I-93

HOLDERNESS - A 77-year-old Ashland man died Thursday morning when he lost control of his truck on slippery roads and the vehicle rolled over. A passenger received minor injuries in the crash. State Police Trooper Amanda Johnson said driver John Hughes was southbound in the right lane of Interstate 9


Ashland man, 77, dies in I-93 crash

HOLDERNESS - An Ashland man who was not wearing a seatbelt perished in a motor vehicle accident on Thursday morning, New Hampshire State Police said. The crash occurred at approximately 9:08 a.m. on Interstate 93 southbound in the town of Holderness, near Mile Marker 79.4. The crash involved a singl