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    Three facing felony charges in meth bust

    by  • April 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Three people were arraigned today in Marion County Court, after sheriff’s deputies allegedly found more than one ounce of finished methamphetamine in a Centralia apartment late Wednesday. Deputies reportedly discovered two portable “shake and bake” meth labs in a garage apartment in the 800 block of north cherry street, after going to the apartment...

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    Too few mine inspectors, says state audit

    by  • April 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    State auditors say the Illinois Department of Natural Resources didn’t employ enough mine-safety inspectors the past two years to comply with state law.  An Illinois auditor general’s report released yesterday says the department had 10 inspectors for more than 40 mines. The state Coal Mining Act calls for at least 16 inspectors. DNR Spokesman...

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    JCSO to layoff more deputies

    by  • April 5, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Jefferson County’s loss of a federal deal to house immigration detainees means it’ll be laying off three sheriff’s deputies. The Jefferson County Board signed off on the job cuts Thursday night, and they’ll take effect in 45 days. The U.S. government last year stopped housing federal immigration and customs inmates at the Mount Vernon...

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