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Talk of the Town – Act Now! Rescue and 10k Pencils

Act NOW! Rescue is a not-for-profit no kill organization, Founded in September 2006, committed to saving dogs, both stray and those in euthanizing shelters, in order to nurse them to health through our foster care system and place them into loving, adoptive homes. We will demonstrate responsible guardianship for our animals and offer educational programs to present information about animal ... Read More »

A Borderline Christmas party and toy drive is set for Saturday 11/25 at the Alton-Wood River Sportsmen’s Club

If you’re in town the weekend after Thanksgiving be a part of a great night of music, food, drink and giving. It is the season. I talked with Joe from Borderline to find out what’s planned. Merry Christmas! RROOFF!!! Bo Your hosts for the night is the Borderline Band Read More »

LISTEN: Sweet Becca from the Country Mecca 11/16

Every morning at 6:36,7:36, 8:36 Becca updates us on what’s trending in country music. Sponsored by Kenrick’s Meats! Carrie Underwood has surgery on her wrist AND Keith Urban working on his next album. Thomas Rhett on Forbes Magazine’s 2018 30 under 30! Read More »

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  • UN judge says Ratko Mladic was responsible for crimes including persecution, extermination, murder in Bosnian towns.

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — UN judge says Ratko Mladic was responsible for crimes including persecution, extermination, murder in Bosnian towns.
  • The Latest: Navy says 8 people recovered in good condition

    TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the crash in the Pacific of a U.S. Navy plane flying to the USS Ronald Reagan (all times local): 7:40 p.m. The U.S. Navy says eight people who were recovered from the crash of a transport aircraft in the Pacific are in good condition and the search continues for three other missing personnel. The ...
  • Zimbabwe poised to swear in new president, Mnangagwa

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s recently fired vice president was set to return on Wednesday to be sworn in as the country’s new leader, after Robert Mugabe announced his stunning resignation during impeachment proceedings against him. The state-run broadcaster reported that Emmerson Mnangagwa would arrive at a military air base in the capital, Harare, at 6 p.m. and would be ...
  • Riad Hijab

    UN envoy for Syria urges opposition to unite before talks

    BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations envoy for Syria urged disparate Syrian opposition groups at a meeting hosted in the Saudi capital Wednesday to come up with a united front ahead of another round of peace talks in Geneva later this month. Staffan de Mistura spoke at the opening of the three-day meeting for the Syrian opposition in Riyadh, where ...
  • Saad Hariri

    In surprise reversal, Lebanese PM puts resignation on hold

    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced Wednesday he was putting his resignation on hold to give way for more consultations nearly three weeks after he unexpectedly announced he was stepping down — a stunning reversal and embarrassment to Saudi Arabia, which was widely seen as having orchestrated his resignation. In surprise conciliatory comments from the presidential palace, ...
  • Ratko Mladic

    The Latest: Supporters of Mladic praise their ‘hero’

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the judgment on former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Supporters of Ratko Mladic have put up posters in Bosnia praising the former Bosnian Serb military chief. Posters in the eastern Bosnian town of Bratunac carried a photo of Mladic in military attire with the words ...
  • AkzoNobel ends merger talks with Axalta

    LONDON (AP) — Dutch chemicals and paints maker AkzoNobel says it has ended talks on a possible merger of its paints and coatings business with Philadelphia-based Axalta. AkzoNobel said Wednesday it would focus on increasing profitability independently instead. CEO Thierry Vanlancker said he is “confident that our strategy offers significant value for shareholders.” Axalta Coating Systems CEO Charles Shave said ...
  • Dmitry Khvorostovsky, Vladimir Putin

    Russian baritone Hvorostovsky dies at 55

    MOSCOW (AP) — Beloved Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 55. Diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2015, Hvorostovsky had all but given up live performances. In June, the Vienna State Opera announced that he had cancelled all upcoming appearances. The acclaimed singer “died peacefully” early Wednesday morning and was “surrounded by ...
  • Teen idol David Cassidy, ‘Partridge Family’ star, dies at 67

    NEW YORK (AP) — David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom “The Partridge Family” and sold millions of records as the musical group’s lead singer, died Tuesday at age 67. Cassidy, who announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with dementia, died surrounded by his family, a family statement released by publicist ...
  • Chrissy Teigen, John Legend

    Chrissy Teigen, John Legend expecting second child together

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are expanding their family. The model and the musician used social media Tuesday to announce they’re expecting their second child together. Teigen posted a video on Instagram that shows the couple’s daughter, Luna, with her hands on her mother’s stomach. When Teigen asks, “What’s in here?” the toddler responds, “Baby.” Legend ...
  • The top 10 songs and albums on the iTunes Store

    iTunes Official Music Charts for the week ending November 21, 2017: Top Songs 1. Havana (feat. Young Thug), Camila Cabello 2. Walk On Water (feat. Beyoncé), Eminem 3. Perfect, Ed Sheeran 4. Thunder, Imagine Dragons 5. rockstar (feat. 21 Savage) , Post Malone 6. …Ready For It?, Taylor Swift 7. Female, Keith Urban 8. Too Good at Goodbyes, Sam Smith ...
  • Nelly

    Rapper Nelly’s planned Saudi gig sparks social media stir

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Rapper Nelly is to perform in Saudi Arabia next month, but his planned concert in the ultraconservative kingdom is not being welcomed by everyone. Some Saudis on social media are pointing to the American rapper’s 2015 guilty plea for possession of marijuana. Smuggling drugs is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia and possession of drugs ...
  • Della Reese, of TV’s ‘Touched by an Angel,’ has died at 86

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama “Touched by an Angel,” has died at age 86. Reese’s co-star on the series, Roma Downey, said in a statement that the actress died peacefully Sunday evening in her home in ...
  • Taylor Swift

    Taylor Swift ‘reputation’ sells 1.22 M albums in 1st week

    NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift’s “reputation” is in good standing: the album has sold more than 1.22 million units in its first week. Nielsen Music and Billboard report Monday that the album is Swift’s fourth project to sell more than a million copies in a week. Swift became the first artist in history to have three albums sell more ...
  • Charlie Rose

    CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

    NEW YORK (AP) — CBS News and PBS both cut ties to Charlie Rose on Tuesday, less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct, including groping and walking naked in front of them. Both organizations stressed the importance of providing a safe, professional workplace. Rose joins ...
  • Teen idol David Cassidy, ‘Partridge Family’ star, dies at 67

    NEW YORK (AP) — David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom “The Partridge Family” and sold millions of records as the musical group’s lead singer, died Tuesday at age 67. Cassidy, who announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with dementia, died surrounded by his family, a family statement released by publicist ...
  • Former teen idol David Cassidy of “The Partridge Family” fame has died at age 67, publicist says

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former teen idol David Cassidy of “The Partridge Family” fame has died at age 67, publicist says.
  • Hulu sued for not offering audio service for blind customers

    BOSTON (AP) — Advocacy groups have sued Hulu in an effort to force the subscription streaming service to provide an audio track that helps people who are blind or visually impaired enjoy TV shows and movies. The federal lawsuit filed in Boston on Monday asks the court to declare that Hulu’s failure to provide services for the blind violates the ...
  • Nielsen’s top programs for Nov. 13-19

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Nov. 13-19. Listings include the week’s ranking and viewership. 1. NFL Football: Philadelphia at Dallas, NBC, 21.06 million. 2. “Sunday Night NFL Pre-Kick,” NBC, 15.31 million. 3. NFL Thursday Night Football: Tennessee at Pittsburgh, NBC, 13.52 million. 4. “The Big Bang Theory,” CBS, 13.44 million. 5. “NCIS,” CBS, 13.09 ...
  • Charlie Rose

    The Latest: PBS cuts ties with Rose after misconduct claims

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against Charlie Rose (all times local): 1:35 p.m. PBS has ended its partnership with Charlie Rose, host of its long-running interview show, after several women accused him of sexual misconduct. The 75-year-old Rose has interviewed newsmakers in the media, entertainment, business and politics weeknights on PBS’ schedule since 1991. PBS ...
  • Football helped NBC to another ratings touchdown last week

    NEW YORK (AP) — As Thanksgiving approaches, NBC can be thankful for another weekly ratings win, its second in a row. As with last week, NBC won largely on the strength of two football games. Sunday night’s clash between Philadelphia and Dallas was the week’s most-watched program, while Thursday’s face-off between Tennessee and Pittsburgh ranked third, Nielsen said. Sunday’s game ...
  • John Lasseter

    Disney Animation, Pixar chief John Lasseter taking leave

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just days before Pixar’s “Coco” is set to hit theaters, Pixar co-founder and Walt Disney Animation chief John Lasseter announced he is taking a six-month leave of absence citing “missteps” with employees. The boisterous, Hawaiian shirt-wearing personality behind some of the most beloved children’s films of the past 30 years like “Toy Story” is the latest ...
  • John Lasseter

    The Latest: Rashida Jones denies report about Pixar chief

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on allegations against Pixar co-founder John Lasseter that have led him to take a leave of absence (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Rashida Jones is denying a report that she quit working on “Toy Story 4” because of unwanted advances by Pixar co-founder John Lasseter. Jones and her writing partner Will McCormack say in ...
  • ‘Call Me By Your Name’ leads Indie Spirit Award nominations

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The romantic coming-of-age film “Call Me By Your Name” has a leading six Film Independent Spirit Award nominations, followed by Jordan Peele’s satirical horror “Get Out” and the Robert Pattinson thriller “Good Time” with five nominations each. Actresses Tessa Thompson and Lily Collins announced the nominees for the 33rd installment of the awards show Tuesday. Luca ...
  • Harvey Weinstein

    Report: Weinstein paid $1M to accuser after 2015 case died

    NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein paid $1 million to silence an Italian model who accused him of groping her in 2015 after prosecutors decided not to charge him, and in the 1990s, his brother paid other accusers from his personal bank account, a magazine reported Tuesday. Ambra Battilana Gutierrez told The New Yorker she signed a nondisclosure agreement before ...
  • Billy Crystal

    Crash report turns out to be scene for Billy Crystal film

    LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — A report of a car crashing into a pizza and ice cream shop on Long Island turned out to be a scene for a film starring Billy Crystal. Police in Long Beach tell Newsday that officers and firefighters were dispatched Monday morning after someone reported a vehicle had crashed into Slices & Ices. Police department ...
  • Deepika Padukone

    Bounty offered for beheadings of Bollywood director, actress

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A member of India’s Hindu nationalist ruling party offered 100 million rupees ($1.5 million) to anyone who beheads the lead actress and the director of an unreleased Bollywood film “Padmavati” rumored to depict a relationship between a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler. Suraj Pal Amu, a Bharatiya Janata Party leader from the northern state of ...
  • Box Office Top 20: ‘Justice League’ falls to $93.8 million

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Justice League” opened even lower than Warner Bros. estimated on Sunday. According to Monday’s final tally of the weekend’s box office receipts, the costly superhero ensemble pic grossed $93.8 million from 4,051 North American theaters making it the first film in the DC Extended Universe to debut under $100 million. It left room for the family ...
  • Teen idol David Cassidy, ‘Partridge Family’ star, dies at 67

    NEW YORK (AP) — Family and fans are mourning David Cassidy of “The Patridge Family” fame, who has died at age 67. Publicist JoAnn Geffen released a statement Tuesday evening saying Cassidy had died “surrounded by those he loved.” No further details were immediately available, but Geffen said on Saturday that Cassidy was in a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, hospital suffering ...
  • MOSS

    Lewis, Urlacher, Moss, Seymour among hall semifinalists

    CANTON, Ohio (AP) — First-year eligibles Ray Lewis and Randy Moss are among 27 semifinalists for induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The hall said Tuesday that all ties for the 25th spot in the semifinals also advance. Others in their initial year of eligibility who made this cut are Brian Urlacher, Richard Seymour, Steve Hutchinson and Ronde ...
  • Teen idol David Cassidy, ‘Partridge Family’ star, dies at 67

    NEW YORK (AP) — David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom “The Partridge Family” and sold millions of records as the musical group’s lead singer, died Tuesday at age 67. Cassidy, who announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with dementia, died surrounded by his family, a family statement released by publicist ...
  • Former teen idol David Cassidy of “The Partridge Family” fame has died at age 67, publicist says

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former teen idol David Cassidy of “The Partridge Family” fame has died at age 67, publicist says.
  • Chrissy Teigen, John Legend

    Chrissy Teigen, John Legend expecting second child together

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chrissy Teigen and John Legend are expanding their family. The model and the musician used social media Tuesday to announce they’re expecting their second child together. Teigen posted a video on Instagram that shows the couple’s daughter, Luna, with her hands on her mother’s stomach. When Teigen asks, “What’s in here?” the toddler responds, “Baby.” Legend ...
  • Bud Selig, Joe Morgan, Jane Forbes Clark

    Morgan urges voters to keep steroid users out of Hall

    Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan is urging voters to keep “known steroid users” out of Cooperstown. A day after the Hall revealed its 33-man ballot for the 2018 class, the 74-year-old Morgan argued against the inclusion of players implicated during baseball’s steroid era in a letter to voters with the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The letter from ...
  • ‘Call Me By Your Name’ leads Indie Spirit Award nominations

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The romantic coming-of-age film “Call Me By Your Name” has a leading six Film Independent Spirit Award nominations, followed by Jordan Peele’s satirical horror “Get Out” and the Robert Pattinson thriller “Good Time” with five nominations each. Actresses Tessa Thompson and Lily Collins announced the nominees for the 33rd installment of the awards show Tuesday. Luca ...