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    Man sentenced for first degree murder of Bonnie woman

    by  • March 21, 2014 • News

    A Franklin County jury found 40-year-old Donald Lee guilty Thursday afternoon of first degree murder. They believe he shot his girlfriend, 23-year-old Brittany Andrews, of bonnie, in the parking lot of Vickee’s Card Shop last may. The jury deliberated for nine hours Wednesday and were deadlocked, before deliberating five more hours Thursday and handing...

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    Hazardous material removed from suicide scene

    by  • March 21, 2014 • News

    One death is being reported in what was called a hazardous materials situation Friday morning at a home in Marion. According to Marion police, they were called around 10:35 p.m. Thursday for an apparent suicide. The department was notified there was a sign on the inside of a vehicle at the residence indicating a...

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    Area fire departments issue burn bans

    by  • March 21, 2014 • News

    The National Weather Service has predicted critical fire weather conditions are for today, with low relative humidity, very dry conditions and strong southwest winds. Because of these conditions, the Centralia Fire Protection District and the Kell Fire Department have issued burn banS for their fire districts until further notice. Since these red flag conditions...

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    Measure would name highway after fallen local firefighter

    by  • March 20, 2014 • News

    State representative Charlie Meier is sponsoring a House Joint Resolution that would honor a fallen firefighter by naming a section of highway after him. On December 2, 2012, Bartelso/Santa Fe firefighters were dispatched to a report of a timber fire in their area with further reports that the fire was approaching a residence. Firefighter...

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    Man gets probation for child sex crimes

    by  • March 20, 2014 • News

    A 28-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced to four-years sex offender specific probation Wednesday in Marion County  court, after pleading guilty to felony sex crimes. Nicholas A. Weikert was charged in July 2012 with aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 13 and two counts aggravated criminal sexual abuse of...

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