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    Fairview Heights clerk charged with stealing fees

    by  • December 17, 2013 • News

    The clerk of Fairview Heights is accused of stealing more than $10,000 in impound fees from the southwestern Illinois city. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that prosecutors in St. Clair County have charged 43-year-old Patricia Ostendorf of New Athens with theft and official misconduct. The criminal complaint alleges that Ostendorf stole the money from May...

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    Conceal carry classes quickly filling

    by  • December 17, 2013 • News

    Training classes for concealed-carry gun safety are filling up fast before the new law takes effect in a few weeks. Illinois State Police will begin processing applications after the new year starts and one requirement is that everyone applying undergoes training. The southern Illinois concealed carry academy says they’re getting calls every day from...

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    Flu cases result in hospital visitor restrictions

    by  • December 17, 2013 • News

    St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese has placed restrictions on visitors due to an increase in influenza or ‘flu’ cases. Children under the age of 14 and anyone displaying any flu-like symptoms are asked to not visit patients at St. Joseph’s until restrictions are lifted. Symptoms can include fever or chills, sore throat, body or...

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    Obit: Roxie Faye Williams

    by  • December 17, 2013 • Obituaries

    TRENTON — Roxie Faye Williams, nee Johnston, 86, of Trenton, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at West Gate Baptist Church in Trenton, with Rev. Paul Hooks officiating. Interment will follow in Kirk Cemetery in Ina. Visitation will be held...

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    Ravens win comes Justin time

    by  • December 17, 2013 • Sports

    DETROIT (AP) — Justin Tucker may have saved the Baltimore Ravens’ season while damaging the Detroit Lions’ postseason hopes on Monday night. Tucker’s sixth field goal of the night was a career-long, 61-yard kick with 38 seconds left as the Ravens downed the Lions 18-16. The go-ahead boot came less than two minutes after...

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