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Heat Advisory from WED 1:00 PM CDT until THU 8:00 PM CDT

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Issued by National Weather Service – Lincoln, IL

Peoria County

…HEAT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
8 PM CDT THURSDAY…

* WHAT…Heat index values 100F to 106F expected this afternoon
and heat index values 102F to 110F expected Thursday afternoon.

* WHERE…Portions of western and central Illinois.

* WHEN…From 1 PM Today to 8 PM CDT Thursday.

* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity will threaten
heat-related illness for people and pets that experience
prolonged exposure to these dangerous outdoor conditions.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Heat index will remain quite warm
Wednesday night, offering little relief, before similar or
higher heat index develops for Thursday afternoon.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

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Heat Advisory issued July 28 at 3:37AM CDT until July 29 at 8:00PM CDT by NWS Lincoln IL

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* WHAT…Heat index values 100F to 106F expected this afternoon
and heat index values 102F to 110F expected Thursday afternoon.

* WHERE…Portions of western and central Illinois.

* WHEN…From 1 PM Today to 8 PM CDT Thursday.

* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity will threaten
heat-related illness for people and pets that experience
prolonged exposure to these dangerous outdoor conditions.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Heat index will remain quite warm
Wednesday night, offering little relief, before similar or
higher heat index develops for Thursday afternoon.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

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German court rules women must be allowed in fishing ritual

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BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that women can’t be excluded from a traditional event in which fishermen compete to catch the biggest fish in a Bavarian stream. A state court said Wednesday that the group which organizes the competition in the town of  Memmingen must allow female members to participate in the climax of the annual summer event. The town’s town’s Fischertag, or fishermen’s day, features people jumping into the stream with nets to catch trout. Whoever catches the biggest fish is crowned the “fishermen’s king.” The 1931 statutes of the group that organizes the competition state that only male members who have lived in Memmingen for at least five years are allowed to participate.

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Olympic champ Biles withdraws from all-around competition

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TOKYO (AP) — Simone Biles will not defend her Olympic title.

The American gymnastics superstar withdrew from Thursday’s all-around competition to focus on her mental well-being.

USA Gymnastics said in a statement on Wednesday that the 24-year-old is opting to not compete. The decision comes a day after Biles removed herself from the team final following one rotation because she felt she wasn’t mentally ready.

Jade Carey, who finished ninth in qualifying, will take Biles’ place in the all-around. Carey initially did not qualify because she was the third-ranking American behind Biles and Sunisa Lee. International Gymnastics Federation rules limit countries to two athletes per event in the finals.

The organization said Biles will be evaluated daily before deciding if she will participate in next week’s individual events. Biles qualified for the finals on all four apparatuses, something she didn’t even do during her five-medal haul in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

The 24-year-old came to Tokyo as arguably the face of the Games following the retirement of swimmer Michael Phelps and sprinter Usain Bolt. She topped qualifying on Sunday despite piling up mandatory deductions on vault, floor and beam following shaky dismounts.

She posted on social media on Monday that she felt the weight of the world on her shoulders. The weight became too heavy after vaulting during team finals. She lost herself in mid-air and completed 1 1/2 twists instead of 2 1/2. She consulted with U.S. team doctor Marcia Faustin before walking off the field of play.

When she returned, she took off her bar grips, hugged teammates Sunisa Lee, Grace McCallum and Jordan Chiles and turned into the team’s head cheerleader as the U.S. claimed silver behind the Russian Olympic Committee.

“Once I came out here (to compete), I was like, ‘No mental is, not there so I just need to let the girls do it and focus on myself,’” Biles said following the medal ceremony.

The decision opens the door wide open for the all-around, a title that was long considered a foregone conclusion. Rebeca Andrade of Brazil finished second to Biles during qualifying, followed by Lee and Russians Angelina Melnikova and Vladislava Urazova. The four were separated by three-tenths of a point on Sunday.

Carey now finds herself in the final, capping a remarkable journey for the 21-year-old from Phoenix. She spent two years traveling the globe in an effort to pile up enough points on the World Cup circuit to earn an individual nominative spot, meaning she would be in the Olympics but technically not be part of the four-woman U.S. team.

Carey posted the second-best score on vault and the third-best on floor during qualifying, earning trips to the event finals in the process. Now she finds herself competing for an all-around medal while replacing the athlete considered the greatest of all-time in the sport.

Silver Alert issued for missing 85-year-old Clarksville woman

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CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued a Silver Alert for a missing 85-year-old Clarksville woman late Tuesday night.


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The TBI said Joan Swan, who was last seen Sunday, has “a medical condition that impairs her ability to return safely without assistance.”

Joan Swan (Courtesy: Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)

She was wearing light-colored jeans and may have been carrying a red suitcase, according to investigators.

Swan is five feet tall and weighs approximately 145 pounds. She has gray hair and hazel eyes.


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Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to contact the Clarksville Police Department at 931-320-0789 or the TBI at 800-TBI-FIND.

Even in absence, North Korea’s presence felt at Tokyo Games

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TOKYO (AP) — North Korea isn’t at the Tokyo Olympics this summer. And while it’s not making headlines here, the North’s absence is still noteworthy. That’s especially true among those who pay attention to the intersection of sports and diplomacy, and to the way North Korea’s propaganda machine uses the international limelight. The coronavirus is the biggest reason for the North’s decision not to come to Tokyo. But analysts say a variety of things, many of them political, may also be at play.

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German court rules women must be allowed in fishing ritual

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BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that women can’t be excluded from a traditional event in which fishermen compete to catch the biggest fish in a Bavarian stream. A state court said Wednesday that the group which organizes the competition in the town of  Memmingen must allow female members to participate in the climax of the annual summer event. The town’s town’s Fischertag, or fishermen’s day, features people jumping into the stream with nets to catch trout. Whoever catches the biggest fish is crowned the “fishermen’s king.” The 1931 statutes of the group that organizes the competition state that only male members who have lived in Memmingen for at least five years are allowed to participate.

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Heat Advisory issued July 28 at 4:10AM CDT until July 29 at 9:00PM CDT by NWS Kansas City/Pleasant Hill MO

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* WHAT…Heat index values up to 110 expected.

* WHERE…Portions of central, north central, northeast,
northwest and west central Missouri.

* WHEN…From noon Wednesday to 9 PM CDT Thursday.

* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat
illnesses to occur.
Drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out
of the sun, and check up on relatives and neighbors. Young
children and pets should never be left unattended in vehicles
under any circumstances.

Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing when
possible. To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration recommends scheduling frequent
rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone
overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.

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US defense secretary visits Vietnam, vows support for region

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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is seeking to bolster ties with Vietnam, one of the Southeast Asian nations embroiled in a territorial rift with China, during a two-day visit. In a speech in Singapore, his first stop in the region he is visiting for the first time as member of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet, Austin said he was committed to pursuing a constructive, stable relationship with China, including stronger crisis communications with the People’s Liberation Army. But he repeated that Beijing’s claim to virtually the entire South China Sea has no basis in international law and treads on the sovereignty of other countries. Vietnam and the Philippines are among China’s fiercest opponents in the territorial disputes.

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Gunmen wound Chinese worker in Pakistan’s port city Karachi

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KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s police and a rescue worker say gunmen opened fire on a car carrying two Chinese factory workers in the southern port city of Karachi, wounding one of them. The motive behind Wednesday’s attack was unclear, and police say they were still investigating. Rescue worker Ahmad Shah said both foreigners were Chinese and one of them was wounded. Karachi is the capital of Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, home to several Chinese-funded construction projects. The incident comes weeks after a bus carrying Pakistani and Chinese workers fell into a ravine in northwest Pakistan, killing nine Chinese and four Pakistanis in an alleged terror attack. 

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