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    Outgoing sheriff’s seeks reinstatement to previous sergeant’s position

    by  • November 25, 2014 • Breaking News

    SALEM — According to Marion County State’s Attorney Matt Wilzbach, the county’s union contract has no stipulations regarding the reinstatement of outgoing sheriff Jerry DeVore to his previous position as a sergeant within the department. Wilzbach does state that there is a provision in the Merit Commission Rules for DeVore’s reinstatement, but that he...

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    Investigation launched into Salem man’s death

    by  • November 23, 2014 • Breaking News

    SALEM –A death investigation is underway in Marion County, following the discovery Sunday morning of a 32-year-old  Salem man dead in a friend’s home. According to Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon, Christopher Hurayt was found dead Sunday morning at a friend’s home on Julia Drive in Salem where he had spent the night. Cannon...

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    Centralia couple arrested in connection with Mt. Vernon toddler’s savage injuries

    by  • November 20, 2014 • Breaking News

    MOUNT VERNON — Mt. Vernon police arrested two individuals on arrest warrants Thursday night issued from grand jury indictments in connection with the savage injuries inflicted earlier this month on a 3-year-old Mt. Vernon toddler in their care. According to the Jefferson County jail, 27-year-old Kaysie J. Belmont and 28-year-old Michael J. Belmont, both...

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    Push in GA to make same-day voter registration permanent

    by  • November 20, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The sponsor of legislation that allowed same-day voter registration for Illinois’ Nov. 4 election is working to make the change permanent. Sen. Don Harmon said Wednesday he’s working with House lawmakers on an election law bill that could advance early next month. The Oak Park Democrat says same-day registration was “an...

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