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Getting Personal: Matt Difanis

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, staff writer Melissa Merli chats with MATT DIFANIS, 41, of Mahomet, a real-estate broker, owner of RE/MAX Realty Associates in Champaign and president-elect of the Illinois Realtors trade organization. What interests you the most right now?

NEWS-GAZETTE - 2017-09-24 14:00:00

Shop staff threatened by man armed with 'hammer' during West Belfast robbery

Staff at a West Belfast shop were threatened by a man armed with a 'hammer' during a terrifying robbery ordeal last night. PSNI say they received a report at approximately 7.40pm that a man had entered premises in the Springfield Road area armed with what is believed to have been a hammer and threat

BELFASTLIVE - 2017-09-24 12:42:02

‎Springfield‏ man, 25, dies in motorcycle crash in Forest Park

SPRINGFIELD - A 25-year-old city man has died following a Saturday motorcycle crash in Forest Park. Jonathan Ortiz-Santiago was rushed to the hospital after colliding with a car at about 5:20 p.m. at the corner of Belmont Avenue and Hall Street, said Ryan Walsh, spokesman for the Springfield Police

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-24 12:06:12

'Thank God for the Sisters of St. Joseph': Viewpoint

On the 50th anniversary of Angelo Bertelli's Heisman Trophy, I called to congratulate him, and interview him. At the time, December 1993, he was living in Clifton, New Jersey, but he never forgot his Western Massachusetts roots. Probably the best athlete ever to come out of talent-rich West Springfi

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-24 11:07:07

‎Springfield‏ Guard unit providing communications after hurricanes

A group of airmen from Springfield have spent much of this month on the island of St. Thomas, stabilizing communications as rescuers and government agencies respond to damage caused by two hurricanes. In all, six airmen from the 269th Combat Communications Squadron were deployed on Sept. 7 to the U.

SPRINGFIELD NEWS SUN - 2017-09-24 11:05:57

Rev. Dwight David Riley takes over as pastor of Saint John's Lutheran Church in Westfield (photos)

WESTFIELD - An installation ceremony for the Rev. Dwight David Riley was held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Westfield Sunday, September 10, where Riley was interim Pastor since February 2016. The ceremony included Reverend's from the New England area and witnessed by parishioners and his wife Vi

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-24 11:00:13

'Warmest welcome': Rauner rides through Lexington for veterans

LEXINGTON - Gov. Bruce Rauner was among 150 motorcyclists who stopped in Lexington on Saturday to honor local veterans. "Did you see all those motorcycles? There's so many," exclaimed Quincy Miller, 5, of Lexington as the group rumbled into town. Flags and community members lined Main Street as the

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-09-24 11:00:00

Barbara Jane Walstrom

Barbara Jane Walstrom, 86, passed away peacefully September 16, 2017 in Medford, Oregon. Barbara was born and raised in Brantford, Ontario, one of three daughters of Donald M. and Margaret Waterous. She became a registered nurse and met her husband, Charles J. (Jack) Walstrom, M.D., while taking a p

MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE - 2017-09-24 10:00:00

Old friend gets in Bass Fishing HOF

It's kind of cool when the guy who got you addicted to bass fishing gets inducted into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame. That's what happened to Louie Stout, who lives on Driskell Lake in Cass County near Jones. He is part of the 2017 class and will be honored at a hall of fame ceremony in Springfield,

HERALD-PALLADIUM - 2017-09-24 10:00:00

Indiana University issues alert after shots fired by garage

Bloomington - Indiana University says gunshots believed to have been fired by suspects in an off-campus robbery led to an alert of an active shooter. The Bloomington campus sent out an alert at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday warning people to take shelter or avoid the area entirely. The university tweeted

WHIO.COM - 2017-09-24 09:31:00

'An interesting RI girl'

Irma Rene Koen poses for a studio portrait around 1930 when she was in her late 40s. COURTESY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION Irma Rene Koen lived for 30 years in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where she owned a compound consisting of her house, a guest house, a gardener's house and pool. PHOTO COURTESY OF A PRIVATE C

QUAD-CITIES TIMES - 2017-09-24 09:15:00

The Big E 2017: Things to do on Sunday, Sept. 24

Prince protege Sheila E. stirs things up tonight at The Big E. Look for evening performances by the '90s pop rockers and the rap act. New England's largest state fair is marking its 101st year - and there is no shortage of music, rides, entertainment, gifts and gadgets for shoppers, livestock and, o

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-24 09:00:44

‎Springfield‏ motorcyclist dies after crash in Belmont Heights

SPRINGFIELD - A Springfield man died Saturday after his motorcycle collided with a car in the city's Belmont Heights neighborhood, said Ryan Walsh, spokesman for the Springfield Police Department. The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Jonathan Ortiz-Santiago. The crash occurred near the in

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-09-24 08:10:00

Driftwood Outdoors: Wonders of Wildlife opens with celebration

Johnny Morris welcomes the media to Wonders of Wildlife. Standing with him are hunting legends (left to right) Jerry Martin, Bob Foulkrod, Jim Shockey and Rob Keck. Photo by Brandon Butler/Contributed The Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium at Bass Pro Shops' flagship store in Springf

CALIFORNIADEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-24 07:24:15

How come police don't stop people who jaywalk?

Question from John Zacharias of Eugene: "I have seen this over and over again for the last 30+ years here. A jaywalker (not in a designated walkway or crossing), will cross right in front of a police officer and vehicle and the police just cruise on." Answer: Many of us have seen variations on this

REGISTER-GUARD - 2017-09-24 07:06:13

Her Times 5K builds relationships

Walk or run 3 miles, make friends, and do it all among women on a Sunday morning. By Heather Cass / Contributing writer When I started the Her Times women's 5K 12 years ago, it was for two reasons: to help women discover the transformational power of running and to foster a sense of sisterhood amon

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Salem filling health commissioner role

Setty retiring after serving all eight years since dept. started up after being under county general district Richard Setty SALEM - Keep calm and carry on - that's Richard Setty's advice for the person who replaces him as city health commissioner for any hurdles that come along. He faced plenty in h

SALEM NEWS ONLINE - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Visas, tax reform, housing crunch

Bloomberg View: Serving ice cream is hardly a cultural exchange President Donald Trump's one big idea about immigration - that there's too much of it -- is so wrong that it tends to obscure some of the smaller things the administration is trying to get right. ... A case in point is the exchange-vis

REGISTER-GUARD - 2017-09-24 05:52:40

Crew beat Red Bulls 3-2, extend unbeaten streak to 7

Columbus - Federico Higuain had three assists and the Columbus Crew extended their unbeaten streak to seven games with a 3-2 win over the New York Red Bulls on Saturday night. Justin Meram scored the go-ahead goal in the 54th minute with a right-footed shot that curled into the right corner. Josh Wi

WHIO.COM - 2017-09-24 05:15:00

Dragon Boats surge across Lake Quinsigamond

WORCESTER - The brightly colored, canoe-like vessels almost seemed alive as they cut through the waters off Lake Quinsigamond's Regatta Point Saturday morning. Each was adorned with a menacing dragon's head at the bow, a tail at the stern and scales painted along its fiberglass hull. The 46-foot-lon

WICKED LOCAL - 2017-09-24 05:03:56