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    Missing Indiana mother found caged in mobile home

    by  • September 8, 2014 • News

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. — An Indiana couple who police say kidnapped a woman in July and held her captive for two months has been charged with rape, criminal confinement, kidnapping and other felony charges. Posey County prosecutors filed the charges Monday against 37-year-old Ricky Roy House Jr. and 44-year-old Kendra Tooley. A probable cause affidavit...

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    CDC warns of fast-spreading Enterovirus afflicting children

    by  • September 8, 2014 • News

    SPRINGFIELD — Several hospitals in Illinois and Missouri have recently reported clusters of severe respiratory illness in community members, especially  children.  Testing of some cases by the centers for disease control and prevention identified an Enterovirus, EV-D68.  While there are more than 100 types of Enteroviruses, which are very common viruses of respiratory illness,...

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    Centralia man sentenced in multiple meth cases

    by  • September 4, 2014 • News

    SALEM — A 24-year-old Centralia man was sentenced Thursday in Marion County to eight years in prison, after he pleaded guilty in multiple felony methamphetamine cases.  Marcus E. Hicks pleaded guilty to probation violation in a 2012 meth case, and was sentenced to four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. In a 2014...

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    Alton woman pleads guilty to bank fraud

    by  • September 3, 2014 • News

    EAST ST. LOUIS — A 45-year-old Alton woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to a scheme to defraud and embezzle from U.S. Bank. The U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton announced Cynthia L. Palmer faces a prison sentence of up to 30 years, a fine of up to $1,000,000, and up to 5 years’...

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    Murphysboro cop hailed as a hero

    by  • September 3, 2014 • News

    MURPHYSBORO — The Murphysboro Police Department is recognizing one of its officers as a hero for his quick thinking and selfless actions at the scene of a reported fire, but the officer is humbly downplaying the accolades. Officer Benjamin Jones, who was the first to arrive at the Monday fire call, says he doesn’t...

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