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    Crime Stoppers offers reward for information

    by  • May 16, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Jefferson County Crime Stoppers needs the public’s help in finding the person or persons responsible for over 33 burglaries. The burglaries have happened since November of 2012. There have been 33 burglaries reported – 17 in the City of Mt. Vernon and 16 in Jefferson County. Jefferson County Crime Stoppers is offering a $500...

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    Lawmakers angry with road fund spending

    by  • May 16, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Local lawmakers are angry with the results of a recent audit showing that only a fraction of money from the state’s road fund is being used for things other than road construction. Republican State Representatives Charlie Meier, of Okawville, and Mike Bost, of Murphysboro, both voiced frustration yesterday, when the audit revealed only about...

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    Robbery at Okawville Bank

    by  • May 15, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Bank-Robbery

    First National Bank in Okawville was robbed earlier this morning at 8:30. Following a p0lice chase down interstate 64 and speeds reached 80 mph, the suspect in a black two door vehicle, crossed the median and was apprehended at gun point. Police are still working the scene; we will have more details as they...

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