Western Illinois University President Jack Thomas said his final day on the job will be June 30, 2019, ending a presidency marred by employee layoffs, declining student enrollment, and increasing tensions between the administration and faculty.
Audio and video recordings were played for a federal jury in the murder-kidnapping trial of Brendt Christensen on Friday --- including a recording of Christensen’s chilling account of how he kidnapped and murdered Yingying Zhang, a promising young environmental engineer from China in June 2017. Please note: the details that follow could be disturbing.
UPDATE: In an unexpected development Friday morning, public defenders representing Brendt Christensen asked the judge in his kidnapping-murder trial to disregard the notion that Christensen may have killed other victims.
Binge drinkers are twice as likely to misuse opioids compared to non-drinkers, according to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Looking at data from 2012 to 2014, researchers found alcohol was involved in 1 in 5 deaths involving prescription opioids.