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Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Carbondale School District Are Partnering

The biggest educator in the Southern Illinois region has partnered with an area school district to assist young students in becoming familiar with what’s in their backyard. Southern Illinois University Carbondale officials, called the partnership between Carbondale School District 95 and the university long overdue. Officials say they wanted to make sure they created a…read more »

Beshear: Kentucky collected record sales tax revenues

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear says Kentucky collected record amounts of sales tax revenues in April. He says it reflects growing consumer spending in another sign of economic recovery from the coronavirus. The governor says sales tax receipts last month reached $486.5 million, the state’s best-ever total for an April. He was citing…read more »

Bulls complete sweep of Hornets in LaVine’s return, 120-99

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nikola Vucevic had 29 points and 14 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls breezed past the Charlotte Hornets 120-99 with Zach LaVine back on the floor. LaVine returned from an 11-game absence due to the league’s health and safety protocols and scored 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting for the Bulls. Chicago remained…read more »

A Suspicious Fire is Not Always a Case of Arson

Though a dozen fires in and around Cape Girardeau in the past half year  have been labeled as “arsons” on the city police department’s website, it’s doubtful those cases will result in criminal convictions, officials say. Officials say proving arson includes intent to do harm, and few suspicious fires lead investigators to discover evidence of…read more »

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Cardinals Split Doubleheader with Mets

ST. LOUIS(AP) – Tomás Nido hit a two-run homer and Jonathan Villar added a solo shot and an RBI single, powering the New York Mets over the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 for a doubleheader split. The loss ended a six-game winning streak for the NL Central-leading Cardinals. St. Louis won the opener 4-1 as Paul…read more »

Mets Walk Past Cards 4-1

ST. LOUIS(AP) – Taijuan Walker allowed one hit in seven innings, the Mets scored three runs on bases-loaded walks and beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 on Thursday. Walker struck out eight and walked none as the Mets salvaged a split after dropping the first two of a four-game series in St. Louis. Walker set…read more »

Slugger Albert Pujols designated for assignment by Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols has been designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels, abruptly ending the 41-year-old superstar slugger’s decade with his second major league team. Pujols is fifth in major league history with 667 career homers, and he is 13th in major league history with 3,253 hits. The oldest active player…read more »

Kentucky adds Antigua, Coleman to coaching staff

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has added former Illinois assistants Orlando Antigua and Ron Coleman to the coaching staff. Antigua, who served five years with the Wildcats before becoming head coach at South Florida for 2½ seasons, will be an associate coach while Coleman will be an assistant. In his previous stint at Kentucky, Antigua…read more »

Rizzo hits winning single in 11th, Cubs beat Dodgers 6-5

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo capped a two-run 11th inning with an RBI single, and the Chicago Cubs beat the struggling Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5 to complete a three-game sweep. Chicago’s Matt Duffy tied it when he drove in Willson Contreras with a two-out single against Garrett Cleavinger. Duffy stole third and pinch-hitter Tony Wolters…read more »

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