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CHICAGO (AP) - Mike's Hard Lemonade Co. says its opening its U.S. headquarters in Illinois, bringing 80 jobs to the state.

Gov. Pat Quinn made the announcement Thursday. The malt beverage maker is locating in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood.

Mike's Hard Lemonade Co. Executive Vice President Phil Rosse says the company chose Chicago because the city gives it "access tot he best talent."

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The wife of a southwest Missouri man who tortured a young woman he kept for years as his sex slave has been sentenced in federal court along with two other men who participated in the abuse.

The Kansas City Star reports 48-year-old Marilyn Bagley received probation in Thursday's proceeding. Forty-seven-year-old James Noel and 65-year-old Michael Stokes both received five-year prison sentences.

Prosecutors say Bagley's husband, Edward, enticed an underage girl to be his sex slave. They say he held her captive for six years and tortured and mutilated her. Others were allowed to view the torture sessions at the Bagley home in the southwest Missouri town of Lebanon.

Edward Bagley was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Wednesday. Two other men also were sentenced Wednesday for their roles.

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KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) - Twin water spouts put on a spectacular show over Lake Michigan, near the Wisconsin shore.

The water spouts were sighted a couple of miles off shore about 1:30 p.m. Thursday after a funnel cloud was sighted in the Wisconsin town of Kenosha.

Sgt. Bill Beth of the Kenosha County sheriff's office says the two water spouts merged into one large one, then split.

Beth says it was a "beautiful day" when the water spouts "just popped out of nowhere."

National Weather Service meteorologist Ed Townsend says water spouts generally occur between August and October.

Warning sirens were activated around 1:15 p.m. No damage or injuries were reported.

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The reward for information on who burned a dog that was found last month is higher.

Zeus was a pit bull. He was found with third-degree burns on over three-quarters of his body. Veterinarians determined his injuries were so severe that they were forced to euthanize him. The Humane Society has increased the reward from $2,500 to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Zeus' owner reported the dog missing from his Jennings home. Authorities found the dog badly burned in a neighbor's back yard.

Earlier this summer, a St. Louis woman was charged with felony animal abuse for setting a dog on fire and bragging about it on Facebook. That dog also died. 

 

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