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    Ill. $90K for emergency communications upgrades

    by  • November 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are handing out $10,000 grants to nine emergency-response agencies to upgrade their communications equipment. Illinois Emergency Management Agency Director Jonathon Monken (MUN’-kihn) says the money will pay for maintaining equipment that helps different agencies communicate with one another. That equipment was purchased with federal funds. Monken says one...

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    Lawmakers approve $33 mil in funding for concealed carry program

    by  • November 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A House committee is approving $33 million to set up a program for regulating the carrying of concealed firearms. The Public Safety Appropriations panel approved the measure Tuesday as part of a $46.6 million supplemental appropriation. Rep. Luis Arroyo — a Chicago democrat — says only about $500,000 of it is new general-revenue spending....

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    Beckemeyer man pleads guilty to sex abuse

    by  • November 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    A 35-year-old Beckemeyer man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Clinton County court to aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a victim under the age of 13. Shaun A. Focht was sentenced to four years probation, 150 days periodic imprisonment, was ordered to pay nearly $9,000 in fines and restitution, as well as to attend a special...

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    Police identify those involved in Wamac stabbing

    by  • November 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Wamac police have released the names of those involved in a stabbing incident just before 4 o’clock Monday afternoon on Sanders Street. According to Wamac Police Chief Brooks Alcorn, 37-year-old Curtis E. Scott, of Centralia has been arrested for felony home invasion causing bodily injury and is being held in the Marion County jail...

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    Wamac PD investigating afternoon stabbing

    by  • November 4, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Wamac police are investigating a Monday afternoon incident on Sanders Street, that has one in custody and one in the hospital. According to Wamac Police Chief Brooks Alcorn, an investigation is ongoing into the incident that took place around 4 p.m. Monday. Alcorn says one man has been taken to St. Mary’s Good Samaritan...

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