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California is first state to ban plastic grocery bags

Single-use plastic bags will disappear from California grocery stores under a first-in-the-nation state law.

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Despite new rules that say only about 140 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay open, more than 450 have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year.

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Fake cops make off with real pot

Three armed men allegedly dressed as police to steal medical marijuana plants from a licensed grower.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Jeff Goldblum’s bizarre ad

The "Jurassic Park" actor shows you the benefits of mood lighting, wearing nothing but tiny swim trunks and a bad wig.

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Obama Offers Quinn Help; GOP Says Quinn Needs It

Fund-raiser for the governor Thursday

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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 1

A look back on this day in Hollywood history.

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Springfield Aldermen Want to Keep Pay Flat

The Springfield City Council doesn't think it, or other elected officials, should get pay raises.

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Rail “Flyover” Planned Between Stanford & I-72, Though Work Still Years Away

The planning to alleviate a major freight rail traffic bottleneck is wrapping up.

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Appellate Court Agrees AFSCME Workers Owed Money

An Illinois appellate court has ruled that back wages owed thousands of state government workers from 2011 to 2013 must be paid.

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Middle school team runs ‘Ugly Kardashian’ trick play

Lewis and Clark Middle School's football team gets tricky with a special play called the "Ugly Kardashian."

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Premiere of 'AC/DC - Live at River Plate' at Hammersmith Apollo - Arrivals London, England - 06.05.11

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Family confirms Malcolm Young battling dementia

The AC/DC rocker has been admitted to a care facility in Australia.

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Microsoft names next operating system Windows 10

Microsoft announced its new operating system to replace the largely unpopular Windows 8.

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MLB ready for the ‘second season’

The playoffs start tonight in Kansas City as the Royals play host to the Athletics in the American League Wild Card game.

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Boys and Girls Club Awarded Grant

Facility was close to shutting its door a few years ago

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Man’s overpowering cologne leads to arrest

A man who tried to run from police during a high speed chase was just too smelly to hide.

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Man’s ‘Harry Potter’ hoard is world’s largest

Think you're a "Harry Potter" superfan? This man lives in Hogwarts heaven and has the Guinness record to prove it.

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Olympian Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

The Olympic swimmer was reportedly pulled over in Maryland early on Tuesday morning.

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Man Arrested for Domestic Stabbing

A Springfield man is in jail following a stabbing early Tuesday morning on Stevenson Dr.

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Ill. U.S. Senate Candidates Disagree on ISIS Strategy

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says no to sending U.S. ground troops back to Iraq, but his Republican opponent in the Senate race says they shouldn’t have left in the first place.

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2014 Crop Harvest: Great Yields, Low Prices

The 2014 crop year might be best remembered as a year of great yields and short prices.

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Springfield Man Sentenced to 12 Years for Hiding Gun

A Springfield man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after admitting he tried to hide a gun used in a fatal shooting.

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Jimmy Kimmel is the Internet’s most dangerous man

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Searching for the late-night comedian may be hazardous to your hard drive.

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‘Rush Hour’ could be headed to the small screen

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The series will reportedly follow the style of the movies.

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Malcolm Young’s nephew to replace him in AC/DC

Malcolm Young, Cliff Williams, Angus Young and Brian Johnson of AC/DC
Premiere of 'AC/DC - Live at River Plate' at Hammersmith Apollo - Arrivals London, England - 06.05.11

Rockers AC/DC are planning to keep it in the family when it comes to replacing guitarist Malcolm Young in the line-up.