In this March 3, 2014 photo sows at Fair Oaks Farms in Fair Oaks, Ind., lay in nesting boxes, left, inside a larger group pen, while another eats inside an electronic feeding stall, right. Animal rights activists have been pushing hog farmers to move pregnant pigs into group pens from individual gestation stalls often too narrow for the animals to turn around. (AP Photo/M.L.Johnson)

Hog farmer: PED virus “devastating”

CLARK COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) – It’s been tough-going for hog farmers since 1998, and it’s only gotten tougher in the last year. A new virus has…

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Spring planting down due to weather

ILLINOIS – The U.S. Department of Agriculture said spring planting in the nation’s Corn Belt is down due to both soggy and cold weather. The…

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Tanning salons adjust to new Illinois law

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Illinois tanning salon owners say they’ve adapted to a law banning customers under 18 from using their tanning beds. The…

Members of the Rolla Patriot Guard Riders travel along the procession route on 10th Street in Rolla, Mo., after the funeral service of Sgt. Timothy Owens, 37, of Effingham, Ill., Saturday, April 12, 2014. Owens was a soldier killed in shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, earlier this month. (AP Photo/Rolla Daily News, Paul Hackbarth)

Fort Hood victim laid to rest in Missouri

ROLLA, Mo. (AP) — A U.S. Army sergeant killed in last week’s shooting in Fort Hood, Texas, was been buried Saturday in the Missouri town whe…

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10 positions cut from Red Hill CUSD #10

Education Watch 10

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ill. (WTHI) – 10 staff from Red Hill CUSD #10 have been given Honorable Dismissals/RIF notices after a school board Thursda…