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Judge Threatens Jeff Parsons With Criminal Contempt

Jeff Parsons appears defiant as he walks out of federal court in Springfield July 10, 2014

A federal judge has threatened to hold former THR and Associates boss Jeff Parsons in criminal contempt of court if he doesn't provide the documents needed to proceed with his case.

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Holiday Weekend Means Beefed-up Police Patrols

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Expect a big police presence this Labor Day weekend.

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Tips Sought on Pizza Restaurant Robbery

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Police are looking for help figuring out who robbed Papa Murphy's late last week.

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Teamsters Vow to Fight IDOT Layoffs

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Lawyers representing 55 Illinois Department of Transportation workers laid off last week say the employees should be able to continue working for the agency

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Oberweis: Durbin Limiting Free Speech by Limiting Debates

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Oberweis wants seven debates before Nov. 4.

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Annual tomato battle leaves Spanish town red

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The streets are awash with red pulp as thousands of people pelt each other with tomatoes in the annual "Tomatina" battle.

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California to require ‘kill switches’ on smartphones

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Phones will be required to come with a "kill switch" to render them useless if lost or stolen in an effort to stem an epidemic of theft.

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CDC: E-cigarettes may tempt non-smoking teens to start

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Once teens have tried e-cigarettes they are more inclined to give regular cigarettes a try, U.S. researchers say.

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‘Obstacle course’ workouts break fitness routines

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Tired of treadmills? Bored with bicep curls? It may be time to scale a wall, climb a rope and drag a tire.

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Put on some sunscreen!

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Fewer U.S. teenagers are using sunscreen, even as skin cancer rates increase, a study found.

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Bear heads stolen from remote Maine cabin

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A thief broke in but didn't get the jewelry and electronics that most burglars seek.

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Father-daughter team traps blue lobster

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A Maine teenager and her father have landed a one-in-two-million catch - a blue lobster.

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Doll ‘hospital’ fixes toys

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In an age of mass-produced plastic dolls, this Australian shop helps repair children's favorite toys.

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Va. man named Stoner arrested on pot charges

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A Virginia man faces drug charges after police found more than $10,000 worth of marijuana plants at his home.

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Man drives stolen shopping cart to probation meeting

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Police say a man rode a stolen electric shopping cart this week to meet with his probation officer.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Taser photoshoot

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Ever wonder what it looks like when people get shocked with a stun gun? Have a seat in this photo booth and see for yourself.

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Uncle Jesse spearheading ‘Full House’ reboot

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John Stamos wants to bring the hit sitcom back to TV.

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Taylor Swift picks up 2 new chart records with ‘Shake It Off’

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The star's new single, "Shake It Off" is expected to debut at No. 1 on this week's Billboard Hot 100 countdown.

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CBS Sports to air all-women sports talk show

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CBS said Tuesday the weekly hour-long, prime-time program on the cable channel will be the first of its kind.

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BET bosses apologize for Blue Ivy joke

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One of BET's top execs is apologizing to Beyoncé and Jay Z after their daughter became a butt of a terrible joke on "106 & Park."

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Mike Epps confirmed to play Richard Pryor

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The long-awaited biopic appears to be moving forward with some big casting news just announced.

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