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7/29/2016 11:35:54 AM
A Stillman Valley man was arrested for Armed Robbery on Thursday.  The Ogle County Sheriff's Office reports that just before 8am on Wednesday, an employee at the Marathon Gas Station in Stillman Valley reported an Armed Robbery.  A  male subject entered the business wearing a mask and threatened the employee with a knife.  The suspect left the business with an undetermined amou...read more

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NHL: Stanley Cup Final-San Jose Sharks at Pittsburgh PenguinsBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Hockey League's players union on Friday urged a U.S. court not to grant Commissioner Gary Bettman broad power to override arbitrators when deciding how severely to discipline players for improper on-ice conduct. Citing a recent appeals court ruling against New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, the NHL Players Association said Bettman should not be allowed to restore a 20-game suspension of Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman for hitting a linesman, after an arbitrator cut the ban to 10 games.


RICOH Women's British Open 2016By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England (Reuters) - Evergreen Catriona Matthew, boosted by having husband Graham back on her bag after a spell looking after their two young children, launched a determined title charge at the Ricoh Women's British Open on Friday. South Korean Lee Mi-rim (71) led the way on 11-under 133, one ahead of Shanshan Feng (68) of China and Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn (69). It was 2009 British Open champion Matthew, though, who took most of the plaudits after packing seven birdies into a flawless round to share fourth spot with South Korean Jang Ha-na (67).


By Tony Jimenez WOBURN, England, July 29 (Reuters) - Evergreen Catriona Matthew, boosted by having husband Graham back on her bag after a spell looking after their two young children, launched a determined title charge at the Ricoh Women's British Open on Friday. South Korean Lee Mi-rim (71) led the way on 11-under 133, one ahead of Shanshan Feng (68) of China and Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn (69). It was 2009 British Open champion Matthew, though, who took most of the plaudits after packing seven birdies into a flawless round to share fourth spot with South Korean Jang Ha-na (67).

Sweden's Henrik Stenson, pictured on July 17, 2016, won his first major title at the British OpenArgentina rookie Emiliano Grillo rolled off three birdies in four holes Friday to seize the lead in the second round of the PGA Championship at seven-under par. Grillo, who opened with 66 on Thursday, was three-under through six and the latest to top the leaderboard on a wild afternoon at rain-softened Baltusrol. The 23-year-old South American, whose lone US PGA victory came in last year's Frys.com Open, is only in his fifth major and coming off a share of 12th at the British Open two weeks ago at Royal Troon.


PGA: PGA Championship - First RoundBy Larry Fine SPRINGFIELD, New Jersey (Reuters) - British Open champion Henrik Stenson remained in sublime form, shooting a three-under 67 to claim Friday's early second-round lead at the PGA Championship on a rain-softened Baltusrol Golf Club layout. The Swede, who fired a sensational final-round 63 to outduel Phil Mickelson at Royal Troon two weeks ago and set a British Open scoring record with a 20-under total, held a one-stroke lead in the clubhouse with a total of six-under 134. "Of course, I'm very happy to be able to follow up the success at Troon with a couple of strong rounds here and be in good position," said the 40-year-old Stenson.


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A SWAT officer runs down a back alley as police surround a home after a San Diego police officer was fatally shot and another was wounded late on Thursday, in San DiegoBy Mike Blake SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - San Diego police on Friday surrounded a house in pursuit of a suspect in a shooting that killed one police officer and injured another, authorities said. The officers, members of the department's gang suppression unit, were shot moments after stopping at least one person late on Thursday night in Southcrest, a neighborhood in southeast San Diego, Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said at a news conference on Friday. Zimmerman said it was not clear whether the officers had made a traffic stop or a pedestrian stop.


Tourists visit the Wynwood Walls in Miami, FloridaChristophe and Franziska Lefever were admiring graffiti at an outdoor gallery in a chic Miami arts district on Friday when they learned that the first cases of Zika spread by mosquitoes in the continental United States were contracted in the area. "We're covered in bug bites already," said Christophe Lefever, 26, weighing his and his wife's odds of getting infected with a virus tied to a rare but serious birth defect. The couple from Austria decided it was probably safe to continue enjoying their vacation, even though Florida authorities now consider it probable that the virus has been transmitted by mosquito bites in the area.


A search team found a crash site north of McKinleyville, about 200 miles north of San Francisco, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the pilot of the twin-engine Piper PA31 reported smoke in the cockpit early on Friday during a flight from Crescent City, California, to Oakland. The pilot said he was returning to Crescent City and radar contact was lost.
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