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Firefighters Replace Stolen Bike for Pekin Man

PEKIN, Ill. (AP) — For nearly 30 years, Jerry Harrison of Pekin has commuted to work at a Kroger grocery store on a bicycle — every day, rain or shine, sleet or snow. But one day last week, the Peoria Journal Star reports that he went outside to collect carts, and noticed his two-wheeler

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Danish Mayfly named 2021 insect of the year

BERLIN (AP) — The Danish Mayfly has been selected by a German entomological society as the Insect of the Year for 2021, but won’t have long to celebrate its 15 minutes of fame. The insect, whose scientific name is Ephemera danica, only has a few days to fly, mate and lay new eggs.

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