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    Missouri court charges Altamont karate teacher with rape of student

    by  • February 19, 2015 • News

    EFFINGHAM COUNTY — Missouri authorities have charged a 60-year-old Altamont karate instructor with statutory rape and child molestation, alleging that he planned to start a new life with his 13-year-old female student. According to Sikeston, Missouri police Detective Bobby Sullivan in a probable cause affidavit, Steven C. Larson wrote a letter to the girl’s...

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    Illinois pension case scheduled for March hearing

    by  • February 19, 2015 • News

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has announced it will hear oral arguments in the state’s landmark pension-overhaul case on March 11. Arguments will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the high court chamber in downtown Springfield. The Illinois General Assembly and former Gov. Pat Quinn adopted a plan in late 2013 designed to...

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    Centralia announces trash collection schedule

    by  • February 19, 2015 • News

    CENTRALIA — The City of Centralia has announced that Republic Services has contacted the City and advised that they are trying to get caught up on the delay of trash pickup. The will try tomorrow to finish the pickup for those that would normally have a Thursday pick up day. They will also try...

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