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    Local law enforcement accepting medications for disposal

    by  • October 21, 2013 • News

    Through an effort with the Drug Enforcement Administration, area law enforcement agencies will be holding another drug take-back day. The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department will be accepting expired and unused medications from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the sheriff’s office in Carlyle and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department will be accepting them...

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    Study looks for medication to cure hearing loss

    by  • October 21, 2013 • News

    A study at the SIU School of Medicine in Springfield is aimed at curbing or even preventing noise-induced hearing loss. A $2.5 million U.S. Department of Defense grant has helped Dr. Kathleen Campbell’s research. She hopes the study will prove her patented drug works in preventing hearing loss in troops. She said very loud...

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    Courthouse drug scandal spurs bids for retrials

    by  • October 21, 2013 • News

    The fallout from the courthouse scandal involving former St. Clair County circuit judge Michael Cook is beginning to take root. Fellow judges are weighing whether to grant retrials to defendants convicted under Cook, who’s been charged with possessing heroin and having a gun while on controlled substances. Cook resigned after federal prosecutors filed charges...

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    Train derails in rural Bond County

    by  • October 21, 2013 • News

    Multiple freight train cars ran off the tracks Monday morning in a small town in Bond County. The derailment occurred just before 5 a.m. in Smithboro, near the intersections of Main Street and E. City Route 40. The Greenville fire and police departments are assisting the Bond County Sheriff’s Department and Smithboro Fire Department....

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    Fellowship and solidarity seen at weekend prayer rally

    by  • October 21, 2013 • News

    It was an afternoon of prayer, fellowship and solidarity in Centralia  for a Saturday rally calling for the Murray Developmental Center  to be kept open. Parents, friends, and employees of the Murray Center, along with families, friends and employees of correctional facilities, are calling on a higher power to keep the home of more...

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