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    Sesser man sentenced for election day threat

    by  • September 11, 2014 • News

    BENTON (AP) — A 26-year-old southern Illinois man was sentenced Wednesday to four years in federal prison for falsely telling an FBI agent he knew of a plot to disrupt the 2012 general election with weapons and explosives. Ray Allen Flener of Sesser pleaded guilty in April in U.S. District Court in Benton to...

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    Monday crash claims life of Fairfield teen

    by  • September 9, 2014 • News

    WAYNE COUNTY — Authorities are investigating a traffic crash that claimed the life of a Fairfield teen. It happened Monday afternoon on rural road 1700E, southwest of Fairfield. Wayne County Sheriff Mike Everett says a car driven by 15-year-old Caleb Read was headed south on 1700E when it left the road, hit a bridge...

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    Firefighter Tim Jansen Memorial Highway to be dedicated

    by  • September 9, 2014 • News

    BARTELSO — The official dedication of the Firefighter Tim Jansen memorial highway will be held Saturday, September 13th in Bartelso, and the public is invited to attend in remembrance of a local hero who gave his life fighting a fire. State Representative Charlie Meier said the Illinois Department of Transportation signs are ready to...

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    Employee charged in robbery of Mt. Vernon Casey’s

    by  • September 9, 2014 • News

    MT. VERNON — Mt. Vernon police have arrested a 46-year-old store clerk in connection with a September 4, robbery of the Casey’s General Store. According to a press release, Anita Bailey, an employee of the Casey’s General store was charged Tuesday with felony theft and obstruction of justice in connection with last weeks robbery....

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