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Mass shootings lead to widening divide on state gun policies

Jan. 28, 2023 11:17 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mass shootings have commanded public attention on a disturbingly frequent basis across the U.S. But rather than provoking a unified response from elected officials, each additional shooting seems to be widening the political divide on gun policy among states. ...

Snow leads to massive pileup in Wisconsin, dozens injured

Jan. 27, 2023 23:00 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Dozens of people were injured in a massive traffic pileup amid snowy conditions in southern Wisconsin on Friday, which blocked Interstate 39/90 for hours, authorities said. Beloit Memorial Hospital said at least 27 people were treated for injuries sustained in...

$2M bond for Illinois man who stabbed Michigan teen over sex

Jan. 27, 2023 18:04 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A judge set bond at $2 million Friday for an 18-year-old Illinois man who is accused of traveling to Michigan to meet a teenager and then stabbing her for refusing to have sex. The 14-year-old suffered severe injuries Wednesday but "seems to be...

Ellis sparks Purdue to 62-52 win at No. 22 Illinois

Jan. 26, 2023 22:39 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Abby Ellis scored 16 points and Jeanae Terry grabbed 14 rebounds and Purdue built a 10-point first-half cushion and maintained it the rest of the way in posting a 62-52 upset of No. 22 Illinois in a Big Ten Conference battle on Thursday. The Boilermakers...

Massner scores 23 as Western Illinois defeats South Dakota

Jan. 26, 2023 21:47 PM EST

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Trenton Massner scored 23 points as Western Illinois beat South Dakota 75-72 on Thursday night. Massner had six rebounds and six assists for the Leathernecks (13-8, 6-4 Summit League). Jesiah West scored 11 points and added eight rebounds, five assists, and...

Grand jury gets case of July 4 shooting suspect's father

Jan. 26, 2023 15:18 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois prosecutors told a judge Thursday that they are presenting evidence to a grand jury for a possible indictment against the father of the man charged with fatally shooting seven people at a Fourth of July parade in suburban Chicago. Robert Crimo Jr., 58, was...

Leons and Bradley earn 79-75 OT win over Illinois State

Jan. 26, 2023 00:04 AM EST

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Malevy Leons scored 16 points as Bradley took down Illinois State 79-75 on Wednesday night. Leons also contributed 11 rebounds, four steals, and three blocks for the Braves (14-8, 7-4 Missouri Valley Conference). Duke Deen scored 14 points, shooting 3 for 11 (3...

Illinois man charged in Planned Parenthood clinic fire

Jan. 25, 2023 18:32 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A central Illinois man was charged Wednesday with setting fire to a Planned Parenthood clinic earlier this month, federal law enforcement said. Tyler W. Massengill, 32, of Chillicothe, is accused of “malicious use of fire and an explosive to damage, and attempt to...

NRA sues over Illinois ban on semiautomatic weapons

Jan. 25, 2023 14:29 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' two-week-old ban on semiautomatic weapons outlaws “ubiquitous” firearms in “radical” defiance of the Constitution's Second Amendment, a federal lawsuit filed by the National Rifle Association Tuesday claims. The powerful NRA joined a...

New Mexico bill would ban contracts for migration detention

Jan. 25, 2023 14:01 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico legislators have introduced a bill that would prohibit local governments and state agencies from entering into contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and private detention facilities to detain immigrants in civil cases. The bill...