• All charges dropped against former Patoka police chief

    by  • January 29, 2014 • 0 Comments

    All charges against a former area police chief were dismissed in Marion County court Wednesday morning, without prejudice. Beau Frazier had been charged in Marion County court with multiple counts of felony official misconduct and one count felony theft, when the state’s attorney’s office claimed he failed to turn in five traffic citations and...

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    Ameren warns of virus-infected email scam

    by  • January 28, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A rash of scams uses the Ameren name to dupe consumers nationwide into paying bogus energy bills. Scammers are sending spoofed emails that appear to be requests from Ameren asking recipients to pay unpaid utility bills. Recipients also are being instructed to open a virus-infected attachment. Ameren has received calls from residents of several...

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    Extreme cold hurting natural gas, propane users

    by  • January 28, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Gov. Pat Quinn has declared a propane supply emergency in Illinois. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports Quinn made the declaration Monday. Wet fall weather and recent cold spells have combined to put a pinch on Illinois’ propane supplies, causing distribution problems across the  state. The declaration means regulations will be eased...

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