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Global worry over Amazon fires escalates; Bolsonaro defiant 2019-08-22 21:49:00RIO DE JANEIRO – Amid global concern about raging fires in the Amazon, Brazil's government complained Thursday that it is being targeted in sme

UPDATE: Bystander saw fire on Townsend Street, alerted 2019-08-22 19:10:00SYCAMORE – Sycamore resident Brandon Criese was on his way to class at Kishwaukee College when he drove by a home on Townsend Street, saw flames

Owners of Hillside Restaurant in DeKalb seek TIF 2019-08-22 19:08:00DeKALB – The owners of Hillside Restaurant are asking the city for money to replace their sewer system after it was accidentally damaged by crew

Pritzker signs bill phasing in $40K minimum teacher 2019-08-22 17:38:00SPRINGFIELD – Some teachers in Illinois will get a pay raise starting next year, thanks to a bill that Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into

Expert recommendations for a child's first phone, from 2019-08-22 14:39:00The experts agree: Age shouldn't be the deciding factor in when a child receives a cellphone. Instead, parents should weigh a child's level of matur

BREAKING: DeKalb city manager now recommending city clerk 2019-08-22 14:34:00DeKALB – After weeks of contentious debate and outcry from residents, City Manager Bill Nicklas is now recommending the City Clerk position rema

Underwood talks health care, Congressional gridlock at town 2019-08-22 09:02:00U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood hosted a few of her constituents at a town hall meeting in Shorewood on Tuesday. Underwood, D-Na

Trump flip-flops on tax cuts, citing ‘strong economy’ 2019-08-22 01:32:00WASHINGTON – A day after considering cutting taxes to promote economic growth, President Donald Trump on Wednesday changed course and said he wo

Trump moves to end limits on detention of 2019-08-22 01:32:00WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is moving to end an agreement limiting how long migrant children can be kept in detention, the president&r

Greenland fallout: Trump scolds Denmark over rejection 2019-08-22 01:32:00COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Escalating an international spat , President Donald Trump said Wednesday he scrapped his trip to Denmark because the prime

Pritzker signs protections for immigrant tenants 2019-08-22 01:31:00SPRINGFIELD – People who rent homes or apartments in Illinois who are not U.S. citizens have new legal protections under state law.

String of burglaries plagues Shabbona, DeKalb County 2019-08-22 01:31:00A string of burglaries targeting DeKalb County residents with unlocked cars, garages and yard items has been plaguing parts of DeKalb County, includin

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Police launch review of custody and transport of New! 2019-08-23 04:16:00Police Commissioner Mike Bush has launched a national review of the custody and transport of prisoners undertaken by Police.

Rotorua Police seeking Levi Parekuka New! 2019-08-23 04:15:00Cordons were set up in the area where Parekuka was last seen and an active search for him is ongoing.

Applications approach $13 million for latest funding round New! 2019-08-23 03:45:00The Waikato River Authority has this year received one of its biggest funding application totals to date for potential river clean-up projects. Applic

Partnership key to new rail service New! 2019-08-23 01:19:00Better connections for a growing city and a great example of a partnership approach is how Hamilton City Council Chief Executive Richard Briggs has we

Central Government funding gives boost to passenger rail New! 2019-08-23 01:07:00Central Government funding for the Hamilton-Auckland passenger rail will give a big boost to rail-related infrastructure in the Waikato district.

Public announcement for Heatherlea East Road residents New! 2019-08-23 00:54:00Residents of Heatherlea East Road are advised that the road has been closed to through traffic due to an under-slip caused by a blocked culvert.

Outcomes of August meeting of CSE Committee New! 2019-08-23 00:32:00Hamilton City Council’s Community, Services and Environment Committee met yesterday (22 August), for the final time this triennium.

Arrest made following shooting in Patutahi New! 2019-08-23 00:28:00A 42-year-old man was arrested today in relation to an incident on 5 March 2019 in Patutahi where a child was shot in the arm with a slug gun.

KiwiRiders to bid farewell to the Kāpiti Coast New! 2019-08-23 00:00:00Kāpiti Coast District Council’s temporary loan of the award-winning KiwiRiders sculpture has come to an end and the installation is set to

They want you! Actually, they want your Mazda New! 2019-08-22 23:32:00Manawatü has experienced in the last week a significant increase in unlawful taking of motor vehicles, the vehicle of choice being the older mode

Five years nine months given for child exploitation 2019-08-22 23:26:00Today in the Palmerston North District Court, Nigel Maurice Urwin, 43, was sentenced to five years nine months imprisonment for the possession and dis

Wanted man in custody 2019-08-22 23:12:00Police can advise the 26-year-old man sought in relation to a serious assault in Hastings on Thursday 15 August has been located.

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Sacked after colleague commented on her breasts 2019-08-22 22:57:27A Southland woman was sacked soon after making a complaint against an employee who made a lewd comment about her Tinder profile.

Man caught viewing child pornography on ferry 2019-08-22 21:47:59

Port Otago workers issue strike notice 2019-08-22 21:28:17Photo: ODT More than 250 front line workers at Port Otago have issued strike notice including an overtime ban which will take effect from next

Weapons seized as man denies hotel threat 2019-08-22 21:26:50Police seized Illegal high-capacity magazines and an assault rifle along with multiple guns and ammunition. Photo: Long Beach Police Department via Re

Gang associate stabbed 14 times in deadly assault 2019-08-22 21:22:30Shayne Heappey died from his injuries in hospital. Photo: Via NZME A patched Nomads gangster drove a gang associate to a house where he was lat

Man killed in Ashburton crash named 2019-08-22 20:45:48Police have named a man who died after his car collided with a power pole in Ashburton.

'Unbelievable arrogance': Fish and Game slams QLDC 2019-08-22 20:29:56Lake Wakatipu. Photo: ODT FILES Fish and Game has blasted the Queenstown Lakes District Council over its wastewater discharge application, call

19 cars damaged: Arrest after trail of destruction 2019-08-22 19:55:13A man has been arrested after allegedly crashed into 19 cars in Christchurch overnight.

'Beast from the east' to bring bitter cold 2019-08-22 19:48:47The sudden stratospheric warming event has been dubbed the "Beast from the east." Image: Niwa It's called a sudden stratospheric warming eve

Parents avoid jail over stunted baby's vegan diet 2019-08-22 19:14:39The girl was fed half a cup of oats for breakfast, a slice of bread for lunch and two sultanas for a snack. Image: 7 News via Twitter The Aust

'Puddle of blood': Owner discovers cat shot by 2019-08-22 19:08:10Alison St resident Chantelle Gillette said her tabby cat, Sativa, appeared to be shot intentionally on Wednesday night. Photo: Supplied A Rotor

Queenstown stabbing: Otago man back in NZ 2019-08-22 18:52:49An Otago man is to appear in the Queenstown District Court in relation to the stabbing of two men in central Queenstown last weekend.

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Climate campaigners highlight 'greenwash' in ANZ sponsorship 2019-08-22 22:16:06Climate campaigners impersonating bank staff have taken to the streets this week to expose ANZ Bank’s sponsorship of the fossil fuel industry.

Canterbury Police arrest four for aggravated robbery 2019-08-22 22:11:08Atribute to Detective Sergeant Daniel Overend At approximately 3.30am today, three men entered a shop on Ferry Road armed with a hammer and an axe. Th

Maori screen organisation says broadcast merger talk must 2019-08-22 22:09:19The Māori screen industry is actively monitoring discussions on the future of public broadcasting. It has been suggested that Radio New Zealand a

Human rights approach can help in resolving Ihumatao 2019-08-22 22:01:24Applying New Zealand’s international human rights commitments, particularly those in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous

Pressure grows on Government to end drug testing 2019-08-22 21:26:08Auckland Action Against Poverty joins the Children’s Commissioner, The Green Party, The New Zealand Drugs Foundation, Child Poverty Action G

Hutt Road bridge upgrade starts next week 2019-08-22 21:18:41Work starts on Hutt Road next week to widen and upgrade the bridge over the Kaiwharawhara Stream - which will mean some traffic changes at off-peak ti

MPI: Biosecurity New Zealand recruits 101 new officers 2019-08-22 21:14:08Biosecurity New Zealand has recruited 101 new officers to help secure the country’s borders from invasive pests and diseases. Fifty officers gra

Parris Goebel to put NZ centre stage at 2019-08-22 21:04:38Creative Director Parris Goebel will shape a unique, dynamic New Zealand performance experience for millions of visitors at Expo 2020 Dubai, as the cu

Sentencing for five guilty of 21 charges of 2019-08-22 20:59:02Four defendants and one incorporated society found guilty last December for 21 charges of criminal offences were sentenced in the Manukau District Cou

Local government candidates under microscope on climate this 2019-08-22 20:39:07Groups pushing for urgent action on climate change will post an online scorecard to reveal local body candidates’ views on the issue.

Wellington home to two of the world’s ‘greatest 2019-08-22 20:26:22Wellington has two of the greatest places on earth to visit according to US magazine Time. The Zealandia eco-sanctuary and Hiakai restaurant are both

Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund now open 2019-08-22 20:13:43"Applications for the 2020 Commemorating Waitangi Day Fund open today and communities throughout the country are encouraged to apply for funding to s