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1st black priest in US, ex-slave, positioned for sainthood

Jun. 12, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Pope Francis on Wednesday deemed the first known black Roman Catholic priest in the United States to be "venerable," positioning the former slave for possible sainthood. The pontiff's designation of the Rev. Augustine Tolton as venerable, meaning the church intensely scrutinized...

5 from Tennessee killed in Illinois interstate crash

May. 3, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

MARION, Ill. (AP) — Five people from Memphis, Tennessee who were headed to Chicago were killed in a crash in southern Illinois. Illinois State Police said Friday the driver of an SUV and its four passengers died Thursday afternoon on Interstate 57 in Franklin County when the SUV crashed into the rear of a...

The Latest: Flood reaches record level at Quad Cities

May. 2, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The Mississippi River at the Quad Cities in Iowa and Illinois has reached a new record high. The National Weather Service website on Thursday afternoon showed the river level at 22.64 feet (6.9 meters), just above the...

Davenport flood concerns to remain high for rest of spring

May. 1, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The risk of more flooding will hound Iowa's third-largest city for at least a month as the possibility of a wet spring could see an already swollen Mississippi River pushed higher out of its banks, Davenport officials said Wednesday, a day after floodwaters broke through a temporary...