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ATLANTA:::Georgia governor forms weather task force as new storms approach

02.05.14

Because of the recent ice and snow fiasco that left thousands of drivers stranded, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the creation of an extreme weather Task force. The task force is comprised of Atlanta and state meteorologists, school officials and transportation experts.

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CHICAGO:::Turntable Tuesdays: DJ Kwest-on, Joe Kollege ‘The Dilla Edition’

02.04.14

James Dewitt Yancey, aka J Dilla, was a founding member of the Detroit-based hip-hop group Slum Village and one of the best producers the game has ever seen. He has released numerous solo and collaborative projects, and has produced for artists such as Janet Jackson, A Tribe Called Quest, Common, Erykah Badu, The Pharcyde, Busta Rhymes, De La Soul, and many more. His birthday this coming Friday, Feb. 7, (affectionately known as “Dilla Day”), would be his 40th.

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Chicago pastor leading health insurance enrollment efforts: Get Covered Illinois

02.04.14

On Sunday, February 2, Rev. Walter W. Matthews Sr. announced the Get Covered Illinois church-based enrollment events during the worship service at Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church located at 7545 S. Vincennes Ave. in Chicago. Members were provided the opportunity to ask questions and assistance with enrollment. Charles Watkins, regional outreach coordinator for Get Covered Illinois will also be present to answer questions about the enrollment drive.

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TEXAS:::Black father found dead with throat cut, ear missing: Texas sheriff claims he overdosed

02.05.14

Alfred Wright, a 28-year-old physical therapist, was on his way to see a patient when his pickup truck broke down in Sabine County, Tex. His wife Lauren alerted his parents who went to help him. When Lauren called him back, all she heard was heavy breathing. She grew frantic and knew he was in distress. She sent texts pleading with him to call her. When his parents arrived on the scene, there was no sign of Alfred. His pickup truck was still parked at the package store, but Alfred was long gone. The store clerk said she saw Alfred, who was dressed in scrubs, but claims after he talked on his cell phone, he stuffed his cell phone in his socks and took off running, of “his own free will.”

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