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IL lawmaker's rant, pink-slips, soldiers stealing

Two dozen gay and lesbian couples have filed lawsuits in an effort to legalize same-sex marriage. Two dozen gay and lesbian couples have filed lawsuits in an effort to legalize same-sex marriage.
A version of the state budget circulating among lawmakers could save Tamms prison. A version of the state budget circulating among lawmakers could save Tamms prison.

The pension plan passed in a House committee but was not called for a vote by the full chamber. That may be due in part to a tirade from State Representative Mike Bost of Murphysboro. Carly O'Keefe got reaction from the lawmaker today.

Just in to our newsroom: Emergency crews on the scene in Millersville, Mo. where a motorcycle and tractor have collided. No word on injuries.  We will have the latest at five.

More than two dozen gay and lesbian couples have filed lawsuits in an effort to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois.

Some students returning to Murphysboro High School in the Fall could be taking random drug tests.  The issue could be discussed during the Murphysboro School Board meeting scheduled in July.

A Clarkton man suffered serious injuries after falling out of the bed of a pickup truck on Highway 62, about two miles west of Campbell.

Two more incidents involving lasers pointed at aircraft are under investigation in St. Louis.

The Missouri National Guard reports 4 of its soldiers stole electronics from a Wal-Mart store while helping recovery efforts after last year's tornado in Joplin.

Employees say a southern Illinois manufacturer in Mounds gave out pink slips to nearly 40 of its 60 employees today. Arnold Wyrick will talk to employees of Oil Dri about what they will do next.  Hear the latest from Mounds tonight at six.

A version of the state budget circulating in Springfield could keep the Tamms prison open.

Many who have lost loved ones are grieving on facebook. Holly Brantley talked to several families today who say the unconventional process works.

A rehabbed goose has been released back to Capaha Park.

The Kentucky Division of Water and Division of Public Health Protection and Safety say swimming advisories issued last summer will remain in effect because of high levels of fecal coliform bacteria.

Bob Reeves says there is a chance for showers and thunderstorms after midnight and some tomorrow afternoon could be severe.

Police are looking for clues surrounding several missing chainsaws and generators that were stolen from a trailer in Mt. Vernon.

The Oran Eagles' bid for the state title has ended with Oran losing 3-2 on Wednesday to Santa Fe in Springfield.

Have a great evening, 

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