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    Appeals court orders man released

    by  • February 11, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    As the result of a ruling by the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Mt. Vernon, a 63-year-old Carbondale man who has served ten years in prison is free on bond. Henry Fisher of Marion, who owns several rental properties in Carbondale, was convicted of predatory criminal sexual assault in 2003. That was overturned...

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    Convicted murderer seeks sentence relief

    by  • February 11, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Attorneys for convicted murderer George Atchison will be in Clinton County Court today for a status hearing on a petition seeking post conviction relief for their client who was sentenced in 2002 to 40-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the June 2002 murder of 23-year-old Stephanie Fulford in Highland. The now 32-year-old...

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    AFSCME prepares to strike

    by  • February 11, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The state’s largest government employee union is letting its members know that a strike may be coming. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) has been sending members a memo that outlines steps they can take to help tide them over in the event of the strike. Among the steps emphasized...

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    Salem reports multiple car burglaries

    by  • February 11, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Salem police are reporting a series of car burglaries over the last few days. Police Chief Ron Campo said it is a little early in the year for vehicle burglaries, but noted the most maddening thing about the incidents was that all the vehicles were unlocked. An assortment of items was taken in the...

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    Police: Tableware china also seized in raid

    by  • February 11, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    (AP) — Illinois State Police believe investigators have broken up an auto-theft operation by raiding a southwestern Illinois storage lot where they say they found suspected stolen vehicles and $300,000 worth of fine china. No charges have been filed in connection with last week’s search of a Granite City business where investigators say they...

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    Worker hurt, building leveled in Carrier Mills plant blast

    by  • February 11, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    (AP) — An explosion at a southern Illinois mining equipment repair site has hospitalized one worker and destroyed a building. Caterpillar spokesman Rusty Dunn says it’s not immediately clear what caused the blast this morning. It happened in an unattached paint building in Saline County village of Carrier Mills. The building was leveled. Dunn...

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