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    Alton police shoot man with “airsoft” gun

    by  • October 30, 2013 • News

    Authorities in Alton say an officer shot a man who was brandishing what turned out to be a pellet gun during a confrontation. Police Chief Jake Simmons says the man wounded during the encounter Tuesday afternoon was sent to a hospital. His medical status wasn’t clear Wednesday. Police say officers responded to a report...

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    ACA workshops scheduled for area

    by  • October 30, 2013 • News

    An informational open house regarding the Affordable Care Act will be held from 9 until 11 a.m. Saturday in the Kaskaskia College Workforce Center in Centralia, across from the post office and our radio station. In person counselors will be available to provide information and answer questions regarding the new health insurance program —...

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    Re-trial ordered after judge accused of drug abuse

    by  • October 30, 2013 • News

    A convicted killer has become the second person to get a retrial on murder charges because of accusations the judge in the cases had abused drugs. Jurors found 55-year-old Gregory Muse guilty in March of first-degree murder after a trial overseen by then-St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook. Cook was arrested two months...

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    Centralia man pleads to federal Medicaid fraud charges

    by  • October 30, 2013 • News

    Stephen R. Wigginton, United States attorney for the southern district of Illinois, announced yesterday that 53-year old Michael E. Mays of Centralia pleaded guilty to a two-count indictment charging that he engaged in a scheme to commit  health care fraud and that he made false statements in connection with health care benefits. At his...

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    Survey shows Illinois headed for fiscal cliff

    by  • October 30, 2013 • News

    The authors of a new report from the U of I probably would not get many votes if they run for the Illinois general assembly. David Merriman, a professor of public administration, says Illinois is headed for a fiscal cliff even with the income tax where it is, five percent, to say nothing of...

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