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    Vandalia man charged with selling synthetic drugs

    by  • September 16, 2014 • News

    VANDALIA — A 21-year-old Vandalia man was denied a public defender Tuesday in Fayette County court, after he was charged with a felony drug distribution. Trevor Yokley was charged Tuesday with Class 2 felony distribution of a synthetic or misbranded drug. Probable cause to charge Yokley was found and his bail was set at...

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    Suspect in meat tampering case seeks federal bond

    by  • September 16, 2014 • News

    EAST ST. LOUIS (AP) — A southwestern Illinois man accused of inserting sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats that a federal prosecutor called “booby traps” wants a federal judge to reconsider denying him his release on bond. A federal public defender has filed a motion challenging a ruling last month by U.S. Magistrate Judge...

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    Attorney censured for racial comments during murder trial

    by  • September 16, 2014 • News

    WILLIAMSON COUNTY — The Illinois Supreme Court has censured a former long-time southern Illinois state’s attorney in connection with racial comments he made during a 2011 murder case. The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission on Monday announced the state high court’s decision regarding former Williamson County State’s Attorney Charles Garnati. In a February...

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    U.S 50 to have lane closures from Sandoval to Salem

    by  • September 16, 2014 • News

    SANDOVAL — The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that eastbound and westbound daytime lane closures on U.S. 50 from Sandoval to Baldridge Lane in Salem will begin Wednesday, weather permitting. Intermittent lane restrictions and temporary traffic signals will be utilized during construction on both lanes of U.S. 50. This will allow the contractor...

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    Centralia road chip and oil begins Wednesday

    by  • September 16, 2014 • News

    CENTRALIA — The City of Centralia public works will be applying seal oil and chip to the roads on the road rehabilitation program from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday, September 17, 2014, weather permitting. No parking on streets will be allowed on the program streets during this time. Cars that are not moved...

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