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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 02:57 pm

Turner case prompts district review

 The Springfield School District plans to review hiring practices in the wake of revelations that Lanphier High School basketball coach Blake L. Turner was hired in 2008 despite a long criminal history....
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am

Waste contains toxins that can poison water supplies

Illinois coal power plants consumed more than 48 million tons of coal in 2012 – more than any other state except Texas. So what happens to the ash that coal produces when it is burned?Right now, it�...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
Need a box of Swiss Army knives? How about an old cop car, a cabinet to store acids, or a spectrophotometer to do whatever those things do? (We had to look it up. It involves measuring light.) The Sta...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am

Person on trial had minor role in state cash caper

The case against Jeri Wright, daughter of President Barack Obama’s former pastor Jeremiah Wright, is simple, prosecutors say.“This case, in two words, is about stealing and lying,” Assistant U.S...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
Renovate it and they will come. That’s what architects are hoping is the case in downtown Springfield. The Springfield Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT) has been working since 2012 to find a...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
 The dangers of secondhand smoke are making it increasingly inconvenient for smokers to get their fix.January marked six years since Illinois became smoke-free. The initial ban, which limited the...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am

Program may start this year

 Sangamon County may launch a specialized court to handle cases involving mentally ill defendants by year’s end.More than a dozen Illinois counties already have so-called mental health courts a...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
Visitors to the future Kidzeum may pick up some tips about caring for Fido.The Kidzeum of Health and Science, a former children’s museum that closed in 2001, is raising money to again opens its door...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am

News Quirks 3/6/14

 Curses, foiled again• Denver police arrested four burglary suspects who tried to sell stolen goods back to their victim. Lacinda Robinson, 24, said that after discovering the crime, she went t...
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 am

Lanphier basketball coach’s record includes 11 arrests

 Blake L. Turner, coach of the top-ranked Lanphier High School boy’s basketball team, has a criminal record stretching back to 1995 that includes at least 11 arrests on suspicion of battery, il...

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