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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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'Nek Minnit': Where is he now? New! 2019-08-23 17:30:30A broken scooter and a throwaway line went viral and made Levi Hawken famous. The artist and the skater talks with Russell Brown on the eve of a docum

One critical after suspected shooting in Auckland New! 2019-08-23 17:15:17A man is fighting for his life after an apparent shooting at a bar in South Auckland early today.

Rain stalls NZ as Sri Lanka stumble New! 2019-08-23 16:52:58New Zealand's Trent Boult (C) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews. Photo: Getty A pair of double-

Aussies skittle England for 67 New! 2019-08-23 16:44:53Australia's Josh Hazlewood celebrates taking the wicket of England's Joe Root. Photo: Reuters Australia closed in on a victory that will see

Car dealership placed in liquidation New! 2019-08-23 12:33:21Photo: Getty An Alexandra car dealership has been placed in liquidation through a special shareholders' resolution.

QLDC urged to adopt stronger strategy on climate New! 2019-08-23 12:30:21Organisers of an information drop-in session about the Queenstown Lakes District Council's draft climate strategy say it does not go far enough and n

City's jet service to begin this weekend New! 2019-08-23 12:30:21Invercargill Airport general manager Nigel Finnerty (left) and chairman Tommy Foggo are ready to welcome passengers from direct flights from Auckland

Winter scene New! 2019-08-23 12:30:21PHOTO: GREGOR RICHARDSON The snow-capped Kakanui Mountains, as seen looking east from near Kyeburn earlier this week following several days of

Shaping Wanaka's future in tourism New! 2019-08-23 12:30:21Lake Wanaka Tourism general manager James Helmore. PHOTOS: ODT Visitor numbers to Wanaka are dropping, resident opposition to an expanded jet-c

Fish & Game hits out at QLDC New! 2019-08-23 12:30:21Remarkables soar above the Queenstown suburb of Kelvin Heights and Lake Wakatipu’s Frankton Arm. PHOTO: GUY WILLIAMS The Queenstown Lake

Speedway club gathering speed New! 2019-08-23 12:30:21American sprintcar star Buddy Kofoid celebrates his win at this year’s NZ Sprintcar Title event in Cromwell. PHOTO: SUPPLIED The rise of

Bridges closed due to 'serious threat' New! 2019-08-23 12:30:21Two more bridges have joined the list of closed bridges in Southland as their continued use would pose a "serious threat to public safety".

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Investigation into firearms incident in Auckland bar New! 2019-08-23 15:10:55Police are investigating an apparent shooting in a Manukau bar overnight. Police were called to Republic Bar about 1:40am and located a 31-year-old ma

Wellington PhD student clinches $10k scholarship award New! 2019-08-23 14:00:51Wellington PhD student Armano Papageorge wins $10,000 NZIOB Charitable Trust Scholarship Award

Tributes flow for founder of Media Studies at New! 2019-08-23 11:41:44Massey University staff have paid tribute to Dr Graeme Bassett, the founder of the Media Studies programme and former Head of School (English and Medi

Wellington's Massey campus marae nearing completion New! 2019-08-23 11:41:44The Wellington campus marae project has passed a major milestone, with code of compliance certificates now issued for the wharenui and wharekai buildi

Police launch review of custody and transport of 2019-08-23 04:15:35Police Commissioner Mike Bush has launched a national review of the custody and transport of prisoners undertaken by Police.

Rotorua Police seeking Levi Parekuka 2019-08-23 03:55:18Rotorua Police are seeking Levi Parekuka who escaped from custody earlier today. Parekuka had been arrested this morning on outstanding warrants. He e

Free cookbook helps families stretch their food budget 2019-08-23 02:06:37The Heart Foundation’s free cookbook, Cheap Eats, is helping people learn to cook heart healthy food for less than $3 per serve.

McCaw announces new Chalky Carr Trust scholarship at 2019-08-23 00:35:09Today the Chalky Carr Trust Patron, Gemma McCaw, has announced the inaugural recipient of the Chalky Carr Trust Scholarship.

Arrest made following shooting in Patutahi 2019-08-23 00:30:21A 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. The man

Environment fund helps support community groups 2019-08-23 00:30:00Applications for Greater Wellington Regional Council’s Community Environment Fund are open with the aim of supporting community groups to restor

Funding confirmation an investment in Waikato communities 2019-08-23 00:03:46Confirmation of central government funding for vital Hamilton-Auckland passenger rail infrastructure is an investment in making the Waikato a better p

Hamilton to Auckland rail service full steam ahead 2019-08-22 23:37:50The NZ Transport Agency has approved funding for construction of the Hamilton to Auckland start up rail service, Transport Minister Phil Twyford annou