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    Iuka man gets 7-years for sexual abuse

    by  • November 7, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A 40-year-old Iuka man who pleaded guilty in Marion County court to a Class 2 felony charge of aggravated criminal sexual abuse was sentenced to seven years in prison, the maximum sentence available. In exchange for his guilty plea, Jason Vaughn had a second count of criminal sexual assault dismissed. Vaughn admitted to committing...

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    Mt. Vernon warrant sweep nets two arrests

    by  • November 7, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The Mount Vernon – Jefferson County Narcotics Division with the assistance of the joint MVPD – JCSO High Risk Team, executed a search warrant Tuesday at 2415 Casey Street in Mount Vernon, after investigations by the narcotics division revealed information that cannabis was being sold from a residence. Four people were taken into temporary...

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    Probation officer pleads guilty in courthouse drug scandal

    by  • November 7, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A former southern Illinois probation officer has pleaded guilty to drug and weapon charges filed in connection with a judicial corruption case. The Belleville News-Democrat reports James Fogarty pleaded guilty in federal court to possession with intent to distribute cocaine and unlawful user in possession of a firearm. An investigation into a heroin-trafficking ring...

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    Seminar offered in Salem on concealed carry

    by  • November 7, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Representative John Cavaletto (R-Salem), will be hosting a public seminar covering ‘what you need to know about  concealed carry’. The seminar will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, at the Marion County Fairgrounds – County Fair Building, located at 1800 Fairgrounds Road in Salem. At the seminar attendees will learn about...

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    Mandatory minimum gun law falls apart

    by  • November 7, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The mandatory minimum gun law has fallen apart in Springfield. Opponents used a procedure to stall the bill that proponents characterize as a “trick:” asking for fiscal impact notes from the department of corrections, which the department has not yet filed. The measure would impose mandatory minimum prison sentences on repeat offenders of the...

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