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    High number of motorcycle fatalaties alcohol related

    by  • August 2, 2013 • News

    Accident data shows a high percentage of motorcycle fatalities in Illinois involve a rider who is drunk. The statistics come from the Illinois Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The data is broken down by time of day and shows the highest number of motorcycle fatalities involving a drunken rider...

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    Woman pleads guilty in courthouse drug scandal

    by  • August 1, 2013 • News

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A woman accused in a southwestern Illinois drug scandal that includes a judge facing heroin- possession charges has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to drug charges. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that 65-year-old Deborah Perkins pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in East St. Louis to charges she schemed to...

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    Harrisburg man pays $150k settlement in quarters

    by  • August 1, 2013 • News

    A southern Illinois man paid off a portion of a court-ordered legal settlement with nearly four tons of quarters packed into dozens of bags. Harrisburg resident Roger Herrin was ordered to repay $500,000 in insurance money related to the 2001 death of his teenage son, who died in a car accident. Herrin packed a...

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    Hamilton County deputy coroner found shot to death

    by  • August 1, 2013 • News

    Authorities are investigating the death of the chief deputy coroner of Hamilton county, who also serves as the assistant chief of the McLeansboro Fire Department. Robert Lee Bryson, 52, died shortly before noon Wednesday from an apparent gunshot wound. His body was discovered at the McLeansboro fire station. Hamilton County coroner Ron Ewald confirmed...

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    Surveillance video leads police to burglary suspect

    by  • August 1, 2013 • News

    A 20-year-old Ashley man has been arrested and charged with burglary after police identified him in video surveillance inside the Centralia bar he is alleged to have broken into. Briton McCray was arrested by Centralia police during a Tuesday night traffic stop and has been charged with felony burglary and criminal damage to property...

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