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Schwarber, Red Sox slam Astros 12-3, lead ALCS 2-1

By JIMMY GOLEN AP Sports Writer BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodríguez walked off the mound with a six-run lead and a message for Carlos Correa and the rest of the Houston Astros: Now it’s Boston’s time. Tapping his wrist to mimic Correa’s Game 1 celebration, Rodriguez rode four more Boston homers —…

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‘Safe Passage’ Program receives foundation grant

TAYLORVILLE — The Taylorville Memorial Hospital Foundation recently awarded a grant to the Safe Passage pro- gram. Making the presentation are, from left, Debbie Prince (Assistant Safe Passage Program Coordinator), Dwayne Wheeler (Taylorville Chief of Police) and Denise Evans (Safe Passage Program Coordinator). Submitted Photo TAYLORVILLE – A Taylorville Police Department program connecting Christian County…

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Jan. 6 panel plans contempt vote

By MARY CLARE JALONICK, JILL COLVIN and COLLEEN LONG Associated Press  WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection is moving swiftly Tuesday to hold at least one of Donald Trump’s allies in contempt as the former president is pushing back on the probe in a new lawsuit.  Trump…

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New dress code set for PHS students

Tom Latonis Breeze-Courier Writer PANA — A dress code for Pana High School students takes effect on Wednesday after the Pana School Board approved the revised code during the Monday meeting in the Unit Office Conference Room on Monday night. High School Principal Kevin McDonald presented the new plan during the meeting. Among some of…

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Protestors try to disrupt ceremony

ANCIENT OLYMPIA. Greece (AP) — Three activists protesting human rights abuses in China broke into the archaeological site where the flame lighting ceremony for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics was being held Monday and ran toward the Temple of Hera holding a banner that read “No genocide games.” The protesters climbed over a fence to…

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Titans beat Bills, 34-31

TERESA M. WALKER AP Pro Football Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)— Derrick Henry showed once again how important he is to the Tennessee Titans. This time, he had help from the Tennessee defense. Henry scored his third touchdown with 3:05 left, and the Titans stopped Josh Allen on a fourth-down quarterback sneak in the final seconds…

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Taylorville Council meets assistant chief

Royale Bonds Breeze – Courier Writer TAYLORVILLE — New assistant Taylorville Fire Chief Nick Hackney and firefighter Andrew Watson took the oath of office at Monday night’s Taylorville City Council meeting in the Municipal Building. The Taylorville Planning Commission’s recommendation for off street parking included that concrete be taken off the parking lots and replaced…

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George Zimmerman’s lawyer arrested in Florida

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida defense attor- ney who briefly represented George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case is accused of witness tampering in a juvenile rape case, sheriff’s officials said. Hal Uhrig, who works for The Defense Group, was arrested Monday on charges of solicitation to commit perjury and witness tampering, Osceola…

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US expected to authorize mix-and-match vaccines

By ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) —Federal regulators are expected to authorize the mixing and matching of COVID-19 booster doses this week in an effort to provide flexibility as the cam- paign for extra shots expands. The upcoming announcement by the Food and Drug Administration is likely to come along with authorization for boosters…

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Classic Illinois rivalry brings victory to Taylorville

Lucas Domonousky Breeze-Courier Sports Writer TAYLORVILLE—Taylorville vs Pana. Panthers vs Tornadoes. Battle for Route 29. Whichever you like to call it, the rivalry matchup took place Monday night. The volleyball match was held in the west gym at Taylorville High School, pit- ting two highly skilled volleyball teams against one another. Unfortunately, there could only…

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