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    St. Louis alderwoman wants ban on saggy pants

    by  • June 22, 2013 • News

    A St. Louis alderwoman wants people in the city to pull up their pants. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Alderwoman Marlene Davis is proposing legislation making it a violation to wear pants below the waist if it exposes skin or undergarments. A few other municipalities in the St. Louis area have similar laws....

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    More counties aren’t enforcing concealed carry ban

    by  • June 22, 2013 • News

    (AP) — The roster is growing of counties where prosecutors won’t charge people with breaking the state’s law banning concealed weapons. The Decatur Herald and Review reports that Piatt County State’s Attorney Dana Rhoades says she is through prosecuting because a federal court has deemed the state’s law unconstitutional. And in Macon County, the...

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    Carlyle man stable after suffering multiple stab wounds

    by  • June 21, 2013 • News

    A 19-year-old Carlyle man is in the Clinton County Jail after an incident on Jolliff Bridge Road Thursday left a third man with multiple stab wounds throughout his body. Sheriff’s deputies arrested Kole Koehler and he is charged with Class X felony armed violence, Class 2 felony aggravated domestic violence and misdemeanor unlawful use...

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    Centralia man suffers brain injury in motorcycle accident

    by  • June 21, 2013 • News

    A motorcycle accident has sent a Centralia man to a St. Louis area hospital with critical injuries. According to the Jefferson county sheriff’s accident report, they received a call at approximately 9:30 Wednesday night that a motorcycle had crashed on east Richview road near cravat lane. 47-year old Donald Cullum was northbound and was...

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    Blagojevich seeks extra time for appeal

    by  • June 21, 2013 • News

    Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants more time to file an appeal. His attorney says they need an extra nine days to get the motion in, pushing the date back to at least July 3rd. Blagojevich’s legal team has sifted through more than 10,000 pages of transcripts and dozens of recorded conversations preparing for...

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    Illinois man fit for trial in deaths of 4 children

    by  • June 21, 2013 • News

    A southern Illinois man has been found fit to stand trial on charges he set a house fire that killed four children. KFVS-TV reported Thursday that 33-year-old Derrick Twardoski is due back in court in August. Randolph County Public Defender James Kelley previously requested a mental fitness examination for Twardoski. Twardoski has pleaded not...

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