Event aims to find blood marrow donor for woman with rare leukemia

DANVILLE — A special drive will be held on Tuesday, but it's not to collect warm clothing, Christmas presents or other items that are typically gathered during the holiday season.

It's a drive to find a marrow donor for 25-year-old Kayla Smith, of Danville, who is fighting a rare form of leukemia and needs a life-saving stem cell transplant soon.

Top of the morning, Nov. 28, 2015

They always stand out in a crowd, even one as delirious as Black Friday at Market Place Mall.

It's been the case for about a decade, since lifetime friends Joy Lou Walker and Carol Young and their kids decided to mix shenanigans with shopping over the holidays.

"We like to shop," Joy Lou said, "and we like being together."

Rockets overwhelmed by Fightin' Irish in title game

DeKALB — Unity football coach Scott Hamilton choked up as the trophy for finishing in second place in Class 3A sat in front of him, the second time in the last week he fought off tears after an emotional playoff game.

Last week, his emotions overflowed after a win. This time, he reacted to a big loss.

Arcola routs Stark County for 1A football crown

DeKALB — Arcola football coach Zach Zehr followed a swath of white jerseys with purple numbers and jogged along the Huskie Stadium sideline Friday while a crowd half the size of Arcola cheered wildly as the Purple Riders hoisted a trophy that, a few years ago, they never thought they’d hold.

Arcola wins title; Unity falls in 3A

Arcola started Friday with a 35-17 win against Stark County to win a Class 1A state title in DeKalb. By the time Friday evening rolled around, Arcola supporters greeted the state champs with a caravan on Interstate 57 and a celebration at the high school.

Reporter mocked by Trump says the 2 knew each other well

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump said he couldn't have been making fun of a reporter's disability because he doesn't know the man. Not so, says the reporter.

Standoff ends with gunman at Planned Parenthood

SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press

Updated: Super Bowl of shopping is more like a scrimmage


NEW YORK (AP) — The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over.

LIVE: vs. UAB in Florida

Illinois 72, Alabama-Birmingham 58 — FINAL

Tom's Mailbag, Nov. 27, 2015

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