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    Injuries lead to toy recall

    by  • July 23, 2013 • News

    Kids II of Atlanta, Ga., is recalling more than 400,000 Baby Einstein Musical Motion Activity Jumpers in the U.S. and Canada. The “sun” toy attachment on the activity jumper can rebound with force and injure the infant. The firm has received 100 reports of incidents including 61 injuries. Reported injuries include bruises, lacerations to...

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    Heavy weekend rain leaves flooding in its wake

    by  • July 22, 2013 • News

    Heavy rainfall over the weekend caused problems in a number of communities in the listening area. In the villages of Kell and Iuka on Sunday, multiple roads were impassable due to standing water. The Marion County Sheriff’s Department received reports of Iuka Road north of Route 161 having between six and eight inches of...

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    Buckner police officer facing manslaughter charges

    by  • July 22, 2013 • News

    A 59-year-old law enforcement official in Buckner is facing involuntary manslaughter charges. William McKinney had been under investigation following the death of 62-year-old Roy Barnhart earlier this month in Franklin county. The investigation stemmed from when McKinney and a Christopher police officer responded to a report about a fight taking place at a home...

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    Centralia man arrested at Mt. Vernon hotel

    by  • July 22, 2013 • News

    A 33-year-old Centralia man is in the Jefferson County Jail, following a Saturday night incident at a hotel in Mt. Vernon. According to the Mt. Vernon Police Department, they responded to a call at approximately 8:38 p.m. Saturday at the America’s Best Value Inn, that Brooks J. Sides of Centralia had allegedly strangled and...

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    Aviston man gets 7 years for DUI death

    by  • July 22, 2013 • News

    An Aviston man being tried for causing a Trenton woman’s death while driving drunk has pleaded guilty in Madison County Court. As his trial was winding down Friday, 36-year-old James L. Griesbaum pleaded guilty to two of the four DUI charges he faced over the death of Barbara K. Green, whose Dodge Dakota truck...

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    Green Party chair submits revenue ideas

    by  • July 22, 2013 • News

    Green Party of Illinois chairman Rich Whitney reminded lawmakers during a conference committee hearing of two ideas to bring in lots of money and harm virtually no one. One would target speculative trades such as options contracts, futures contracts, and credit default swaps traded in Chicago. “A tax of .01 percent on these trades,”...

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