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    Carlyle police searching for man in shooting incident

    by  • October 23, 2013 • News

    The Carlyle Police Department is asking for assistance in locating 18-year-old Teutopolis man wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting of a Centralia man last Wednesday in Carlyle. A warrant had already been issued for Devin Falbe on methamphetamine possession charges. The man who was shot, Marcus Currie, reportedly had what police said...

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    Ziegler man charged with child porn possession

    by  • October 23, 2013 • News

    A Ziegler man is behind bars facing child porn charges in Franklin County. Reports indicate Franklin county sheriff’s deputies arrested 44-year-old David A. Owens on Tuesday and charged him with indecent solicitation of a child, grooming and possession of child pornography. Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones says the arrest was a subject of an...

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    Furloughed fed workers have to repay unemployment benefits

    by  • October 22, 2013 • News

    State officials say federal employees in Illinois who were furloughed during the shutdown have to repay unemployment insurance benefits. The Illinois department of employment security said Monday in a release that preliminary data shows that of the 2,937 federal workers who applied for unemployment insurance, 577 went on to be paid benefits. That represents...

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    Metro housing market shows increase

    by  • October 22, 2013 • News

    According to the Realtor Association of Southwestern Illinois, September 2013 housing statistics for Metro East counties, including Clinton County, reported an increase in year-to-date home sales, compared to the last several years. Clinton County reported a 10.71 percent increase in home sales this September, while St. Clair County sold nearly 35 percent more than...

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