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    Man charged in fire that killed four kids has local police record

    by  • May 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The man charged in the deaths of four children in a southern Illinois house fire has a long criminal history. Records show derrick Twardoski has convictions for criminal trespassing, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, burglary, fighting, driving under the influence and various other traffic offenses in St. Clair County. In Clinton County, his convictions include...

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    Chancey new Marion County public defender

    by  • May 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Marion County once again has a full-time lead public defender after its last one resigned suddenly at the end of April. Matt Chancey, formerly a Fayette County Assistant State’s Attorney, has been hired to replace Tim Huyett, who suddenly resigned his position as lead Marion County Public Defender on April 22. Chancey, who graduated...

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    Cities could restrict places for guns

    by  • May 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    An Illinois Senate proposal to allow the carrying of concealed weapons would let large cities add to the list of places considered off limits to guns. Sen. Kwame Raoul (KWAH’-may rah-OOL’) told The Associated Press Tuesday he doesn’t expect many cities to declare separate gun-free locales because there already are many statewide restrictions in...

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    Abortion doctor won’t face death

    by  • May 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    According to the Associated Press, a Philadelphia abortion doctor who was convicted yesterday of killing three babies who were born alive won’t face the death penalty. Dr. Kermit Gosnell today agreed to give up his right to appeal his conviction, and prosecutors agreed to two life sentences without parole. Prosecutors had sought the death...

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    BREAKING: ISP trooper hits and kills pedestrian

    by  • May 14, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Authorities say a carnival truck driver whose convoy was stopped on a southwestern Illinois highway was killed when an Illinois State Police sport utility vehicle struck him. St. Clair County Coroner Rick Stone says 46-year-old James Gaskill of Monmouth died at the scene of the accident early Tuesday on Illinois 159 near Swansea. Stone...

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