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Protests, walk-out in Washington Firehouse Pizza over weeks of no pay

A walk-out and protest was held at Firehouse Pizza in Washington Saturday over unpaid wages. According to Laura Austin, a now-former Assistant Manager at Firehouse, the owner had not paid employees in about 8 weeks. With Christmas close at hand, Austin says the employees had enough. She said they'd

WEEK.COM - 2017-12-17 07:56:00

Koehler talks legal marijuana, budgeting ahead of 2018

PEORIA - State Sen. Dave Koehler (D-Peoria) joined Central Illinois On the Record to discuss the possibility of legalizing marijuana in Illinois. Republican State Sen. Jason Barickman, of Bloomington, spoke to CIOTR last week about his support for the idea. Koehler also discussed the need for a bala

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2017-12-17 13:55:01

Interim Superintendent candidates interviewed in Dunlap

Special school board meeting in Dunlap leaves parents and educators frustrated DUNLAP, Ill. (WEEK) -- - Some progress being made in Dunlap Saturday on the search for an interim superintendent. According to a member of the Parents Committee, no decisions were made - but parents, staff, and school bo

WEEK.COM - 2017-12-17 07:46:00

Bicentennial: Peoria settlement sacked, burned during War of 1812

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. This illustration, created for Peoria's tricentennial in 1991, showcases the beginning of the peaceful coexistence between settlers and American Indians in the Peoria area of the Illinois River valley. That continued

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-12-17 11:00:00

From a Santa visit to gift giveaway, it looks a lot like Christmas in Fall River

At Citizens for Citizens, families lined up for help from friends. On the city streets, soldiers quick stepped from the South End to the North, delivering gifts. In Government Center, it all came together at the Festival of Trees. Kevin P. O'Connor Herald News Staff Reporter @HNKPOStaff Reporter FA

HERALD NEWS - 2017-12-16 22:12:17

Fall River man convicted in death of mother to spend 8-10 years in prison

FALL RIVER - Antonio Branco, a Fall River man convicted last week of manslaughter for causing his elderly sick mother to die from neglect, will spend the next eight to 10 years in state prison. Prosecutors had sought a sentence of up to 15 years for Branco, whom authorities said "inflicted tremendou

HERALD NEWS - 2017-12-15 20:55:46

'Last Jedi' fans enjoy blockbuster of a night at new Fall River movie theater

FALL RIVER - Princess Leia was there - more than one - and a few Chewbaccas. A host of warriors with light sabers. The premier Thursday of the new "Star Wars" movie at the new Picture Show theater had almost everything the movie franchise had to offer except for one thing: Conflict. "It went really

HERALD NEWS - 2017-12-15 20:26:34

As cancer risks rise, Fall River firefighters take on a new fight

According to a 2015 study from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, firefighters are 9 percent more likely than the general public to develop cancer, and 14 percent more likely to die from cancer. The International Association of Firefighters reports that 61 percent of line-of-


Guest Opinion: The state of afterschool programs in Fall River

Each year, thousands of working Massachusetts families rely on afterschool programs to provide a safe, supervised haven for their children. But there are thousands more children sitting on wait lists for affordable, quality programs. In Fall River alone, more than 700 kids participate in afterschoo

HERALD NEWS - 2017-12-15 23:49:00

Fall River police investigate early-morning armed robbery

FALL RIVER - Police are investigating a reported armed robbery at gunpoint early Wednesday morning near Cross Street. The alleged victim told Fall River police officer Brendan McNerney that a masked man brandished a gun and stole his vehicle after the victim and his nephew had driven down a dead-end


Fall River police looking for information on carjacking at McDonald's

FALL RIVER - Police are investigating a recent carjacking in the McDonald's parking lot at 300 Plymouth Ave. The alleged victim reported the incident on Tuesday, but told police that the incident happened two weeks earlier, Fall River police Detective John Robinson said. The complainant said he was


The Herald News, Fall River, MA ~ 207 Pocasset St., Fall River, MA 02722 ~

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court this week upheld a Swansea man's conviction from a 2006 murder over a dispute related a marijuana distribution ring. Attorneys for Derek Woollam, 35, had argued for his conviction to be overturned due to the defendant's concerns over the "unauthorized" presen


Jr. High Boys Basketball: Churchill splits with Canton

GALESBURG - The Churchill Jr. High School seventh and eighth grade boys basketball teams split with Canton on Thursday. Blue Streaks won the seventh grade game 45-25. Easton Steck and Charlie Lardi each had 10 points for Churchill. Canton took the eighth grade game 36-30. Jeremiah Baber had 11 point


Women and Marines wrap hundreds of gifts for kids this year

The spirit of the holidays means helping those in need. A few Illinois women and the Marines teamed up to do just that. The Women's Association of the Pekin Marine Corps spent all day Saturday unloading truckloads of toys and prepping gifts for kids in Tazwell County and Manito. Their goal was to

WEEK.COM - 2017-12-17 04:45:00

Rough year means lean Christmas for Farmington family

FARMINGTON - Jamie says she's not the type to ask for help. But life sometimes changes plans. The 37-year-old former manager of a payday loan facility had to quit working because of the high costs of daycare for her five children. Then, her husband, a certified mechanic, was having trouble with his


Fire this morning at Caterpillar's Mapleton plant

Leslie Renken Journal Star health/lifestyles reporter @leslierenken MAPLETON - An outbuilding burned at the Caterpillar Mapleton plant this morning. The building was fully-engulfed around 6:45 this morning. Caterpillar spokesman Corrie Heck Scott said no personnel were impacted and no evacuations


Jury finds Illinois man guilty of rape, torture

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) - An Illinois man has been found guilty of raping and torturing a woman. The Herald and Review reports that 37-year-old Demariel T. Cunningham was convicted Thursday on charges that include aggravated criminal sexual assault causing bodily harm. A Macon County jury found Cunningha

WEEK.COM - 2017-12-15 23:23:00

Man killed crossing I-74 after car accident

One man is dead after they attempted to cross Interstate 74 to talk with another driver following a car accident. The Illinois State Police said a Toyota Corolla was headed eastbound on I-74 near Woodhull around 11:20 p.m. Thursday when it crossed the center median and struck a Chevrolet SUV travel


Havana edges West Central, 43-40

The Havana girls' basketball team traditionally is one of the best teams in the state in Class 2A. But West Central has some credentials, too, even without All-Stater Annika Kaufmann. And the Cougars gave the Ducks everything they could handle Friday night at the JHS Prep Showcase at The JHS Bowl. W


Brimfield girls win tournament in Knoxville

The Brimfield girls basketball captured first place in the Knoxville/Abingdon-Avon Tournament at Knoxville on Saturday after defeating Illini Bluffs 53-39. Junior guard Mallory Meinke had 13 points and junior forward Kamryn Cuevas added 10. The Brimfield girls basketball captured first place in the

PEORIA JOURNAL STAR - 2017-12-17 06:01:00