The Talk of North Central Illinois

Upcoming Events

Sunday, Apr 19, 11:30 AM
Monday, Apr 20, 6:30 PM

Social Media

Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter




#version=9,0,0,0" width="300" height="54" id="CBSNews_v2" align="middle">

The sun rises before the 20th Remembrance Ceremony, the anniversary ceremony for victims of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum in Oklahoma CityBy Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - When Priscilla Salyers attends Sunday's anniversary ceremony for victims of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, she will be thinking how far she has come in fighting depression and survivor's guilt. She and hundreds of other survivors will bow their heads at the 20th Remembrance Ceremony at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, marking the day a cargo truck with more than two tons of explosives blew up, killing 168 people. Salyers plummeted five floors when the fuel-and-fertilizer bomb detonated at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. Anti-government militant Timothy McVeigh, who carried out the bombing, and accomplice Terry Nichols were tried and convicted on federal charges.


Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspect in the Boston Marathon explosion, is pictured in this undated FBI handout photoBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is set to return to court on Tuesday for the next phase of his trial, when prosecutors will argue that he should be sentenced to death for his role in the deadly attack in 2013. In sharp contrast to the guilt phase of the trial, when lawyers for the ethnic Chechen defendant did not contest that their client had killed three people and injured 264 in the bombing, the next four weeks are expected to feature emotional testimony from both sides as Tsarnaev fights for his life. The question of whether Tsarnaev, 21, should live or die is highly controversial around Boston. Polls have shown that a plurality of area residents, 49 percent, prefer a life sentence, and family members of two of the people he killed have also spoken out against executing him.


(Reuters) - A fast-moving brush fire east of Los Angeles has forced the evacuation of more than 200 homes just hours after it started, fire department officials said on Sunday. The blaze, named the "Highway Fire," was zero percent contained and had spread over 175 acres in Chino Hills, a suburb about 35 miles east of Los Angeles, according to a statement released by the City of Riverside Fire Department.
SEATTLE (AP) — A 1-year-old girl who was shot in the head in a drive-by shooting outside Seattle has died.

Time plus distance help some Oklahoma City victims move onThe Oklahoma City bombing thrust Diane Koch into the life of a crime victim's advocate for 13 years, until she realized she had to leave the state to start a new chapter of life.


Woman charged with attempted murder in Tioga-Nicetown hit-and-runPolice have charged a woman with attempted murder in a hit-and-run accident in the Tioga-Nicetown section of Philadelphia.


In this Tuesday March 31, 2015 photo, almonds are seen on growing in an almond orchard belonging to farmer Bob Weimer, near Atwater, Calif. As California cities and towns move to mandatory water cutbacks in the fourth year of extreme drought, the state’s $6.5 billion almond crop has claimed the spotlight as “the poster child of all things bad in water” in the country’s top agriculture state. At 1 gallon per almond, California’s almond crop is now consuming about 10 percent of all the water that Californians are using in the drought.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California almonds are becoming one of the world's favorite snacks and creating a multibillion-dollar bonanza for agricultural investors. But the crop extracts a staggering price from the land, consuming more water than all the showering, dish-washing and other indoor household water use of California's 39 million people.


2 shootings at Delaware State University, 3 injuredAuthorities say three people were wounded in a shooting on the campus of Delaware State University.


A dying man's effort to raise money for his family seems to be paying off.

Speakers, including former President Bill Clinton, fourth from left, stand at the opening of ceremonies to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, at the Oklahoma City National Memorial, in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — About 1,000 people gathered Sunday to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, which was the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until the Sept. 11 attacks six years later.


Sperm banking is a huge industry that has been around for decades but one that is relatively loosely regulated in the U.S.
ATLANTA (AP) — He was good on paper: Eloquent, mature, healthy and smart to boot.

3-year-old bitten by dog in West PhiladelphiaA 3-year-old girl suffered serious injuries after she was bitten by a relative's dog in West Philadelphia.


CLEVELAND (AP) — The circumstances of a police shooting trial unfolding in a Cleveland courtroom share similarities to a high-speed chase and fatal shooting in Tennessee as well as the matters of law on which the Cleveland case will be decided: When does a threat to officers' lives end?
The FBI and U.S. Justice Department have acknowledged that almost all of the experts in a forensic unit dedicated to microscopic hair comparison gave flawed testimony against defendants before 2000, the Washington Post said. The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Innocence Project found that 26 of the 28 examiners in the FBI's microscopic hair comparison unit overstated evidence in more than 95 percent of 268 trials that the groups have examined so far, the Post said. The Post first raised the question of flawed testimony in 1980s and 1990s trials in a story in July. Peter Neufeld, co-founder of the Innocence Project, said the FBI's hair analysis in that period was "a complete disaster" but praised the bureau and the Justice Department for collaborating in the review.
WASHINGTON (AP) — United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard systems could be hacked.
Doug Hughes called people waving to him as he flew above D.C. "surreal."

FILE - A sign posted at the front gate of Delaware State University in Dover, Del., is seen in this Friday, Sept., 21, 2007 file photo. Three people were shot and injured Saturday night April 18, 2015 at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities are searching for the shooter. The injuries were not life-threatening. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)DOVER, Del. (AP) — Three people were shot and injured Saturday night at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities are searching for the shooter.


FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2014 file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during his meeting with Israel's President Reuven Rivlin, at the President's residence in Jerusalem. Cuomo, who visited Israel last year in a rare trip outside the U.S., has announced a series of overseas trade missions. He will be the first sitting American governor to visit Cuba since the recent thaw in relations with the communist nation. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading to Havana, the first American governor to visit Cuba since the recent thaw in relations with the communist nation. Whether his trade mission generates anything more than headlines, however, remains to be seen.


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The value of Canada's cold water shrimp exports to the United States is growing as the Gulf of Maine's fishery remains closed to fishing.

FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2013 file photo, Regina Rawls chants during a "Who Killed K.J." rally in memory of Kendrick Johnson, seen on the sign at right, in Atlanta. Long after Johnson was found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at his high school in south Georgia, those closest to the case remain deeply divided over how the teenager died. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Long after Kendrick Johnson was found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at his high school in south Georgia, those closest to the case remain deeply divided over how the teenager died.


HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors may soon provide new details about their investigation into the February fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a central Pennsylvania police officer.

In this April 16, 2015 photo, a hydraulic shovel and workers with hand-held shovels dump whelk shells into Barnegat Bay in Berkeley Township, N.J. as part of a project by the American Littoral Society environmental group to re-establish an oyster colony in the bay. Oyster seedling will attach themselves to the whelk shells and begin to grow. The bumpy colonies should also help blunt the impact of waves from future storms like Superstorm Sandy.(AP Photo/Wayne Parry)BERKELEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A century ago, oysters were so plentiful in New Jersey's Barnegat Bay that visitors would clamber off trains, wade into the water and pluck handfuls to roast for dinner.


Man killed in West Philadelphia shootingA man is dead after a shooting in West Philadelphia.


When John Hinckley Jr. was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 1981 assassination attempt of President Ronald Reagan, jurors left open the possibility that he would one day live outside a mental institution. For decades he's been receiving treatment at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C., and in 2003 a judge ordered Hinckley be allowed to start testing his freedom outside of the facility. For the past year, Hinckley has spent 17 days a month living with his mother in Williamsburg, Virginia. Hearings set for Wednesday will determine whether that time should be increased. Nearing 60, Hinckley could potentially be granted full-time, year-round "convalescent leave" in the community.

CORRECTS SPELLING OF HINCKLEY - In this photo taken March 19, 2015, John Hinckley gets into his mother's car in front of a recreation center in Williamsburg, Va. The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community. He takes long walks along tree-lined paths, plays guitar and paints, grabs fast food at Wendy’s. He drives around town in a silver Toyota Avalon, a car that wouldn’t attract a second glance. Often, as if to avoid detection, he puts on a hat or visor before going out. These days, John Hinckley Jr. lives much of the year like any average Joe: shopping, eating out, watching movies at Regal Cinemas. (AP Photo/ Steve Helber)The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community.


A brush fire that broke out Saturday evening, April 18, 2015 burns in the Dam Prado Dam Flood Control Basin north of the city of Corona, Calif. Fire officials said some trees caught fire in the forested basin and grew to at least 75 acres. Firefighters were hampered by rough terrain in the area. (AP Photo/Dan Cole)CORONA, Calif. (AP) — Evacuation orders have been lifted for residents near a wildfire that broke out near a Southern California dam.


Ohio officer praised for restraint, refused to shoot suspectAn Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, "shoot me."


A Capitol Police officer flashes a thumbs up after inspecting the small helicopter a man landed on the West Lawn of the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Police arrested a man who steered his tiny, one-person helicopter onto the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Wednesday, astonishing spring tourists and prompting a temporary lockdown of the Capitol Visitor Center. Capitol Police didn't immediately identify the pilot or comment on his motive, but a Florida postal carrier named Doug Hughes took responsibility for the stunt on a website where he said he was delivering letters to all 535 members of Congress in order to draw attention to campaign finance corruption. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)RUSKIN, Fla. (AP) — The letter carrier who caused a full-scale security review in Washington when he violated national airspace by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill expressed frustration Sunday that his message wasn't getting through.


FILE - In this May 5, 1995 file photo, a large group of search and rescue crew attends a memorial service in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people _ including 19 children _ injured hundreds more and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to structures and vehicles in the downtown area. (AP Photo/Bill Waugh, Flle)EDITOR'S NOTE: On April 19, 1995, a former U.S. Army soldier parked a rented Ryder truck packed with explosives outside a federal building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people and injured more than 500 others, and the attack is the worst homegrown terror attack on American soil.


Wildfire near Southern California dam threatens 300 homesAn out-of-control wildfire that broke out in a forested basin near a Southern California dam triggered the evacuation of about 300 homes late Saturday, authorities said.


Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush jokes with a member of the audience at a "Politics and Eggs" event, a breakfast fixture for 2016 presidential prospects, Friday, April 17, 2015, at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field.


2 shootings at Delaware State University, 3 injuredAuthorities say three people were wounded in a shooting on the campus of Delaware State University.


Your Local Station For:

Prescott Ford
Birthday Club - Sponsored by : New China Buffet, Culvers and DQ
Copyright © 2015 WRHL. WRHL. News Talk 1060am. All Rights Reserved.
Site by RiverBender.com