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    Odin man arrested following car and foot chase

    by  • December 23, 2013 • News

    A 53-year-old Odin man posted bond and was released this weekend from the Marion County jail after being arrested by sheriff’s deputies on both an alleged car and short foot chase late Friday night. James Johnston was arrested for alleged felony fleeing and attempting to elude police and driving on a revoked license. Deputies...

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    Rep questions motive and content of Murray audit

    by  • December 23, 2013 • News

    In a maneuver described by state Representative Charlie Meier of Okawville as “devious”, the Department of Human Services released an audit last Friday detailing the current status of residents that had already been transferred from the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center to other locations. Meier says it’s devious to release the information when everyone...

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    Two charged in death of Cook County investigator

    by  • December 23, 2013 • News

    Two men are facing murder and robbery charges for the shooting death of an off-duty Illinois sheriff’s investigator who was trying to break up an armed robbery outside a family Christmas party. Twenty-two-year-olds Gage Thorton and Brandon Jackson were both charged early Monday. They’re each facing three counts of First-degree murder and one count...

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    Injured Bears DT Melton arrested at Texas bar

    by  • December 23, 2013 • Sports

    GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Chicago Bears defensive tackle Henry Melton has been charged with assault and public intoxication after refusing to leave a bar and fighting with employees in a Dallas suburb. Grapevine police Sgt. Robert Eberling says Melton was arrested early yesterday at Chill Sports Bar after becoming belligerent. The nearly 300-pound Melton,...

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    Manning shines in a record-breaking effort

    by  • December 23, 2013 • Sports

    UNDATED (AP) — The last three AFC division races were decided on Sunday, but the four NFC division crowns remain in play. Carolina has a one-game lead over New Orleans in the NFC South after Cam Newton’s 14-yard touchdown pass to Dominek Hixon with 23 seconds gave the Panthers a 17-13 win over the...

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    Pacers pound Celtics…Thunder lose at home

    by  • December 23, 2013 • Sports

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers improved to 13-1 at home while stretching their lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference to 1 1/2 games over Miami. - Paul George scored 24 points and Lance Stephenson recorded his third triple-double of the season as the Pacers hammered Boston 106-79. Stephenson had 12 points, 10 rebounds...

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