• Vandalia man sentenced to IDOC on meth conviction

    by  • April 21, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A 23-year-old Vandalia man was sentenced Monday to 9 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, after he pleaded guilty in Fayette County court to an amended Class X methamphetamine charge. Michael P. Ambuehl was originally charged February 14, with Class X aggravated manufacture of more than 400 grams of meth while a child...

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    Former deputies sue Randolph County sheriff for improper dismissal

    by  • April 21, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Two former deputies are suing Randolph County Sheriff Michael Hoelscher for allegedly dismissing them for supporting an opposing candidate in November’s election. Eric Steely and D. Jason Juenger filed the federal lawsuit Thursday in federal court against Hoelscher and Randolph County. Steely and Juenger allege they were dismissed as part-time deputies after walking in...

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