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Harrisburg native Dawson Montfort heading to the World Strongman Championships

WSIL - Dawson Montfort grew up in Harrisburg before moving to Texas. A year ago Montfort discovered strongman. "I found a cool gym down here, found a few guys that did strongman and they asked me to start lifting with them," Montfort explained. "So I gave it a whirl and I took to it pretty naturally

WSIL TV - 2017-11-21 06:41:00

New evidence frees man convicted of rape and murder

CHESTER -- After more than two decades behind bars, new DNA results set a Cook County man free. Darryl Fulton was serving a life sentence in Menard prison in Chester for a 1994 rape and murder, but a judge overturned his conviction after new DNA evidence pointed to someone else. Fulton said after 23

WSIL TV - 2017-11-21 07:12:00

Man killed by tree remembered as a family man

UNION CO. -- A man from Anna who died after a tragic accident Saturday is being remembered as a man who would do anything to help his family. Jared Newman, his wife and two kids lived a few miles east of Anna off Route 146. Early Saturday morning, high wind knocked a tree over, which landed in their

WSIL TV - 2017-11-21 02:38:00

Flu shot could help your kid avoid hospital

Flu shot could help your kid avoid hospitalFlu shot could help your kid avoid hospital There's an easy way for parents to help cut their child's chances of ending up in the hospital with the flu -- get them vaccinated, researchers say. There's an easy way for parents to help cut their child's chance

WSIL TV - 2017-11-20 23:00:00

In Cairo on Tuesday, Comptroller Mendoza calls Gov. Rauner 'All Carhartt and no heart'

CAIRO - As Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza traveled to Cairo on Tuesday to deliver turkeys and hams and visit with social service providers in deep Southern Illinois, she also took a shot at Gov. Bruce Rauner. Referencing his outerwear preferences, Mendoza upped the ante in their ongoing war of

THE SOUTHERN - 2017-11-22 00:03:00

Illinois State Police plan to place a trooper every 20 miles on Interstate 57

WSIL -- A busy day on the roads will be a busy day for Illinois State Police as well. "We're putting all hands on deck," Illinois State Police Trooper Joey Watson said. There will be a trooper every 20 miles on Interstate 57 Wednesday, hoping to keep people safe. "With 40,000 people traveling in the

WSIL TV - 2017-11-22 03:19:00

More resources needed for grandparents raising children, advocate says

Norma Hatfield never expected to be raising kids as a grandmother in her mid-50s, but she didn't have much choice when her granddaughter was found in a home with drugs and placed in foster care. Hatfield, 55, an Elizabethtown native, said at the time she had planned to take her granddaughter, Kayla

KENTUCKY NEW ERA - 2017-11-21 19:45:00

Shawnee hands Logan first loss of season

ULLIN - A tip-in at the buzzer gave Shawnee College an 84-82 overtime win over previously unbeaten John A. Logan College on Tuesday night. Shawnee's Shomari Tillett provided the heroics, as he tipped in a blocked Sayveon McEwen shot as he buzzer sounded. McEwen and Daniel Soetan each led the way for

THE SOUTHERN - 2017-11-22 14:05:00

Win over Silsbee could bring back that Bay City Blackcat mystique

It's a position that Bay City hasn't been in since 2001, but the Blackcats are looking to take a big step toward regaining the pride and mystique that surrounded the school and the town since winning state in 2000. Bay City meets Silsbee in a 4A District I area round game this Friday at 6 p.m. at Hu

DAILY TRIBUNE - 2017-11-22 17:58:00

Local teams dominate District 26-4A volleyball honors

Buy Now Sweeny's Marissa Soistman prepares to serve during Aug. 17 a match against Angleton at Angleton High School. Soistman was voted the District 26-4A most valuable player by district coaches.Facts file photo Local volleyball teams had a pretty successful run in District 26-4A as all three - Sw

BRAZORIA FACTS - 2017-11-22 08:00:00

Van Vleck ISD board approves architect for new schools

After approving the voting results from this month's bond election, the Van Vleck Independent School District (VVISD) named its architect firm to conduct the building of their new schools. The VVISD board of trustees approved PBK Architects of Houston to conduct the building of three new schools fro

DAILY TRIBUNE - 2017-11-22 18:11:00

Salvation Army needs bell ringers

KETTLE LOCATIONS To volunteer as a bell-ringer, call the Salvation Army Freeport headquarters at 979-233-5420 to be referred to a site coordinator. Alvin: Walmart Angleton: Kroger; Walmart Brazoria: Stewart's Clute/Lake Jackson: Kroger; Arlan's; Hobby Lobby; Walmart; Brazos Mall AMC Theater, El Chic

BRAZORIA FACTS - 2017-11-21 08:00:00

SECOND THOUGHTS: Bar X residents no longer surprised when floods come

ANGLETON - Leslie and Sue Gourley have lived in the Bar-X Ranch subdivision for 16 years in a brick one-story home Leslie built himself. They moved to the neighborhood south of Highway 35 midway between West Columbia and Angleton because of the quiet and wide-open spaces, they said. Their house was

BRAZORIA FACTS - 2017-11-22 08:00:00

Birds QB followed his brother to starting job

A younger brother follows his older brothers footsteps. At the dinner table if the older brother asks for seconds, even if the younger brother isn't hungry he'll ask for the same. Younger brothers are always trying to do everything they see their older brothers do. Subscription Required An online

EL CAMPO LEADER-NEWS - 2017-11-22 11:00:00

Fans flock to stores for game gear, more

Red and blue are the official colors of West Wharton County this week as the area's two high schools prepare for round two of football playoffs. For some stores, the excitement over the El Campo Ricebirds' Friday game against Kilgore and the Louise Hornets' match up with the Burton Panthers has mean

EL CAMPO LEADER-NEWS - 2017-11-22 08:00:00

Bad bridge fix grant plea - Leader News: News

Although El Campo suffered no major damage as a result of 2015 weather, it falls in an area under the disaster declaration at the time, City Manager Mindi Snyder told Council. And, it may mean funding via a Community Development Block Grant administered by the Texas General Land Office. Council appr

EL CAMPO LEADER-NEWS - 2017-11-22 08:00:00

Man Convicted of Murder After Killing Ex-Girlfriend's Father, Shooting 2 Others While Holding Family Hostage in Irvine

A man was convicted of murder Tuesday, eight years after he launched an attack on his ex-girlfriend's family in Irvine that left her father dead and two other family members shot, the Orange County District Attorney's Office said. A jury found Alwyn Gibson, 32, guilty of murder, attempted murder and

KTLA.COM - 2017-11-22 00:15:47

Texas man who killed ex-girlfriend's father, wounded her brother in Irvine standoff found sane by jury

SANTA ANA - A Texas man who shot and killed his ex-girlfriend's father and injured her brother and mother during a 2009 Irvine standoff was sane at the time of the shootings, a jury decided Tuesday. Last week, jurors found Alwyn Gibson guilty of first degree murder for the killing of De Ngoc Le and

OCREGISTER - 2017-11-21 22:50:49

UC Irvine gets $7.8 million grant to study link between poverty and brain development in children

Does the brain develop differently in children depending on household income? That's the question researchers at UC Irvine are hoping to answer after a 40-month study that will examine 1,000 families in four cities - Omaha, New York, Minneapolis and New Orleans. And they'll do it with a $7.8 million

OCREGISTER - 2017-11-21 23:12:59

Murrieta police arrest 2 following reported identity theft in Irvine

Two women were arrested Thursday, Nov. 16, after Murrieta police looked into an identity theft case out of Irvine. Courtesy photo. Murrieta police arrested two women Thursday, Nov. 16 after an Irvine woman reported that her information was being used to open bank accounts, credit cards and purchase

VALLEY NEWS - 2017-11-21 08:00:00