• 2014 Trick-or-Treat Times

    by  • October 23, 2014

    2014 Trick-or-Treat Times Below are the official times for trick-or-treating in local communities in the Quad County region.  Please check with your local community leadership for official rules and regulations. Friday, October 24: Centralia, 6-8 PM Wamac, 6-8 PM Thursday, October 30: Kell, 6-8 PM Friday, October 31: Albers, 6-8 PM Alma, 6-8 PM...

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    Time changes over Halloween weekend

    by  • October 31, 2014

    As you head out this Halloween weekend, make it a point to be careful and if you’ll be out celebrating the holiday, arrange for a ride or assign a designated driver if you plan to drink. Law enforcement agencies across the state will have a large presence out this weekend to pull drunk and...

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    Carbondale man handed 20 year sentence on burglary conviction

    by  • October 30, 2014

    JACKSON COUNTY — Carbondale man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for residential burglary. Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael Carr says 50-year-old Charles O. Keene was sentenced Thursday. Besides his sentence, Keene will serve a three year period of mandatory supervised release when he gets out of prison. Keen was convicted following...

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    FTC sues Gerber over false claims on baby formula

    by  • October 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. government regulators announced Thursday they were suing Gerber, the well-known baby food maker, for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children. That claim is bogus, and the company misled consumers by suggesting that its formula was the first to meet government approval for...

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    Father and son arrested for suspected meth lab

    by  • October 30, 2014

    WAYNE COUNTY — A 56-year-old Wayne County man and his 37-year-old son were jailed Wednesday night after police raided their home and seized a suspected meth lab. Steven L. Cook, and his son, Steven M. Cook were arrested after Wayne County Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant shortly before 10 o’clock Wednesday night at...

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    Governor’s race set to top $100 million in spending

    by  • October 30, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican Bruce Rauner and Democrat Pat Quinn are on pace to spend more than $100 million on the Illinois governor’s race, doubling the state’s previous record in a closely watched contest featuring heavy investment by business and labor. As of Wednesday evening, Rauner had collected $63.75 million and Quinn had raised...

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