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    Warrants issued, 10 of 25 arrested in Jefferson County

    by  • February 19, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    The Mt. Vernon Police Department, in conjunction with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department began an effort Tuesday morning of locating and arresting 25 people wanted on drug warrants throughout the Mt. Vernon/Jefferson County area. The warrants, issued by Judge Jo Beth Weber, were the result of approximately eight months of on-going investigations by the...

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    Mt. Vernon man victim of fatal stabbing

    by  • February 19, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    A 37-year-old Mt. Vernon man is dead this morning, and another man is in custody in connection with that death. According to Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Joe Marks, the victim is Eric Houser. Reports indicate Houser was stabbed to death outside the Mt. Vernon Gun and Sportsmen’s Club, just north of town. The Jefferson...

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    Missing SIU-C student found dead

    by  • February 18, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    A missing SIU student has been found dead. Authorities say the body of 19-year-old Pravin Varughese was discovered Tuesday in an area off Giant City Road in Carbondale. Crews could be seen searching that area nearKohl’s and Buffalo Wild Wings earlier in the day. Varughese was last seen Wednesday night at a party at...

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    Former Illinois congressman arrested in Zimbabwe

    by  • February 18, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) – A Zimbabwean immigration official says former U.S. Congressman Melvin Jay Reynolds has been arrested in the African country. The official, Ario Mabika, told The Associated Press Tuesday that Reynolds is being investigated. The state-controlled The Herald newspaper reported Tuesday that Reynolds was arrested for allegedly possessing pornographic material and violating...

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    Obit: John Henry Ashby

    by  • February 18, 2014 • Obituaries • 0 Comments

    CENTRALIA — John Henry Ashby, 67, of Centralia, , passed away at 9:45 p.m. on Monday, February 17, 2014 at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Marion. He was born on July 17, 1946 in Centralia, the son of Herbert Douglas and Geraldine (Spears) Ashby. Mr. Ashby is survived by one son John “Sam”...

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