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    Ameren and law enforcement warn of costly scam

    by  • November 26, 2013 • News

    The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department is warning consumers about a recent scam that cost an area business owner hundreds of dollars. The woman reports she received a phone call from a man claiming to be an Ameren representative and that she had an overdue power bill at her business. He said if she did...

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    Shopping guide helps avoid recalled toys

    by  • November 26, 2013 • News

    A guide from the Illinois attorney general can help shoppers avoid buying recalled toys this holiday season. The safe shopping guide, first published in 2007, helps parents and gift buyers keep track of a long list of recalled products. Attorney Lisa Madigan says in this current year, there have been nearly 100 different children’s...

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    ISP ramping up holiday patrols

    by  • November 26, 2013 • News

    Illinois State Police officials say the department is launching an aggressive Thanksgiving holiday enforcement effort called operation Kyle in honor of a state trooper who was killed a year ago conducting a traffic stop. In a news release, the state police it will be “aggressively patrolling Illinois roadways” for 24 hours beginning Tuesday —...

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    Trial postponed for man charged with killing 7-yo niece

    by  • November 26, 2013 • News

    A 22-year-old southern Illinois man accused of fatally stabbing his 7-year-old niece won’t go on trial until next year. The Effingham daily news reports an Effingham county judge on Monday tentatively scheduled Justin Deryke’s trial for February. But state’s attorney Bryan Kibler says it likely will be later than that because Deryke’s attorney has...

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    Traffic stop results in cannabis arrest

    by  • November 26, 2013 • News

    Marion County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 23-year-old Mt. Vernon woman during an early Monday morning traffic stop. Matilda Marie Caples was charged with possession of less than 30 grams of cannabis. She was taken to the Marion County jail where she posted bond and was released. The driver of the vehicle was cited for...

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