MORNING-MidwestDigest-06-06-17

Max Armstrong talks about distracted driving and the price of oil. (audio)

Another message about distracted driving. Iowa researchers say a simple conversation can impact brain's ability to focus on the road.

Some traders say price in crude oil not good sign for price of commodities. Gasoline prices are in lowest point in about 12 years. Have to go to 2005 to find gasoline prices this low at start of June.

Putt-putt golf at Wee Tee Golf Center will close after 68 years. The almost home kids hospital will be built there in Peoria.

A mortuary has opened a full banquet facility. Necklaces, earrings and pocket knives being offered. Art will contain ashes of loved one. Many families today are seeking something less formal than embalming and caskets.

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