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    Elderly Woodlawn man killed in farming accident

    by  • September 3, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    According to Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Joe Marks, a 70-year-old rural Woodlawn man died Monday the result of a farming accident. Marks says Alan Dempsey was killed early Monday night while mowing hay in a neighbor’s field off of Illinois Route 15 just west of Woodlawn. Reports indicate Dempsey had stopped his tractor on...

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    Missing woman’s body found in Rend Lake

    by  • September 3, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Authorities resumed searching an area of Rend Lake today, ultimately finding the body an 18-year-old woman reported to have gone under water in an area west of Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park. Emilie Jo Turrentine was reported missing around 11 o’clock Monday morning, after authorities received a call about a possible drowning. Her body was...

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    After 4 days of eluding law enforcement, escaped inmate captured

    by  • September 3, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    After four days on the run, escaped inmate Jared Carter has finally been apprehended and is in custody in the Robinson Correctional Center. Carter had walked away Friday morning from a work detail outside the perimeter fence of the minimum security Robinson Correctional Center in Crawford County. Since that time, law enforcement from multiple...

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    Federal judge orders State to produce documents in Murray Center case

    by  • September 3, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A federal court judge presiding over the case regarding the closure of the Murray Center in Centralia ordered the State of Illinois today to produce specific documents requested in the case within three business days, despite their motions of protest. According to Judge Marvin Aspen, requiring disclosure of previously withheld materials will not hinder...

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    BCMW accepting winter heating help appointments

    by  • September 2, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    BCMW community services has announced they will be making appointments for the low income home energy assistance program or LIHEAP beginning tomorrow. This will be for winter heating bills. There are certain requirements that households must meet to be eligible. To schedule an appointment or to find out the requirements, contact the office in your...

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