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    Obit: Kelly Arentsen

    by  • May 22, 2014 • Obituaries

    DAMIANSVILLE — Kelly R. (Trame) Arentsen, 44, of Damiansville, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at her parent’s home in Trenton. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014, at St. Damian Catholic Church in Damiansville, with Fr. Jack Joyce and Deacon Glenn Netemeyer officiating. Interment will follow...

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    FDA issues warning about jerky pet treats

    by  • May 21, 2014 • News

    The FDA is issuing a new health warning about jerky pet treats imported from China. The agency reports 1,800 new cases of pet illnesses since its last warning in October. The FDA says the majority of treats were from china with flavors that include chicken, duck and sweet potato. Since 2007, the agency has...

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    House approves cannabis for kids with epilepsy

    by  • May 21, 2014 • News

    The Illinois House has approved legislation that would let minors with epilepsy use medical marijuana. Lawmakers voted 98-18 Wednesday in favor of the measure. The bill would add epilepsy to the list of treatable diseases in Illinois’ medical cannabis pilot program. It also would allow children with epilepsy to consume oil from the marijuana...

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    Burglary reported at Murphysboro bank

    by  • May 21, 2014 • News

    For the third time this year, the Old National Bank in Murphysboro has been the target of criminals. This time an unknown suspect broke through a glass door on Walnut Street, around 7:05 p.m. Tuesday. That suspect stole property and ran away. The bank had already been robbed at gunpoint twice this year, once...

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    Jesse White blocking license for ex-trooper

    by  • May 21, 2014 • News

    Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s office says he has been personally blocking attempts by a former Illinois state trooper to get his driver’s license back. The former trooper, Matt Mitchell, lost his driving privileges over a 2007 crash in which he killed two sisters. Mitchell was driving more than 120 mph at the...

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