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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The body of notorious 1930s gangster John Dillinger is expected to be exhumed in September from a concrete-encased grave at an Indianapolis cemetery more than 85 years after he was killed by FBI agents outside a Chicago theater.

CAVE CITY, Ky. (AP) — Federal officials are investigating a report that a man fired a gunshot while camping at Mammoth Cave National Park, an incident that another camper says was prompted by an alleged sighting of Bigfoot.

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Native American author whose writings have highlighted his indigenous culture is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating literature's power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.

BZ Lewis, formerly of Big Spring, has won five audio engineering awards from the Independent Music Awards for recordings produced at his Studio 132 in Oakland, California. He received the awards when he and other musical artists from around the world gathered at the Symphony Space Performing…

If you’re a fan of old movies, you’ll recognize what the classics “Gilda,” “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father,” and “The Fastest Gun Alive” all have in common: Glenn Ford. Monday’s this month, these and 28 other Ford films are being broadcast on the Turner Classic Movies network.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Bible given to Abraham Lincoln in the final months of the Civil War ties together the 16th president's budding views on spirituality and his belief that God was calling him to end slavery as well as his widow's labors to solidify his religious standing, historians say.

NEW YORK (AP) — Gloria Vanderbilt, the "poor little rich girl" heiress at the center of a scandalous custody battle of the 1930s and the designer jeans queen of the 1970s and '80s, died on Monday at 95, according to her son, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.

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This week, I'll be screening and reviewing the new Disney live-action remake of the 1992 animated classic "Aladdin" starring Will Smith. See the review in Sunday's paper!

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What are your thoughts about the proposed City of Big Spring property tax rate?

At their Aug. 13 meeting, the Big Spring City Council proposed a property tax rate of 74.438 cents per $100 valuation, an increase of about 4.1 percent over the effective tax rate. If the rate is approved at the Sept. 10 meeting, taxpayers with $100,000 worth of property in Big Spring will see their city taxes increase by $14.49 for the year.

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