• FMC needs help finding water leak

    by  • September 11, 2014

    ODIN — FMC Water Company needs assistance in finding a water leak. If anyone should see water running along locations of FMC water mains, or water pooling in unusual areas in the FMC service area, please call FMC at 618-775-6339 or 618-292-5092. Also, if FMC customers should experience low water pressure in their water...

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    Scammers phishing area Netflix users

    by  • September 11, 2014

    (AP)– Internet thieves are turning to Netflix to bilk people out of their money. Better Business Bureau investigator Bill Smith says scammers are trying to convince Netflix users into downloading malicious software that’s disguised as “Netflix support software.” To avoid this scam and others like it, Smith says you should never let someone log...

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    Gmail addresses and passwords sold on Russian forum

    by  • September 11, 2014

    A list of 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords appeared on a Russian Bitcoin forum Wednesday. It is still unclear how anyone obtained the vast collection of usernames and passwords. Google says its servers were not breached. The list appears to be a collection of passwords exposed in previous hacks — likely on users’...

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    Rauner ducks downstate debate invitation

    by  • September 11, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Republican Bruce Rauner’s campaign said Wednesday that the candidate for governor would not accept an invitation from the State Journal-Register and WICS-TV Channel 20 for a live debate in Springfield with Gov. Pat Quinn. Quinn’s campaign had said last week that the democratic governor would participate if Rauner agreed to take...

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    Sesser man sentenced for election day threat

    by  • September 11, 2014

    BENTON (AP) — A 26-year-old southern Illinois man was sentenced Wednesday to four years in federal prison for falsely telling an FBI agent he knew of a plot to disrupt the 2012 general election with weapons and explosives. Ray Allen Flener of Sesser pleaded guilty in April in U.S. District Court in Benton to...

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    Monday crash claims life of Fairfield teen

    by  • September 9, 2014

    WAYNE COUNTY — Authorities are investigating a traffic crash that claimed the life of a Fairfield teen. It happened Monday afternoon on rural road 1700E, southwest of Fairfield. Wayne County Sheriff Mike Everett says a car driven by 15-year-old Caleb Read was headed south on 1700E when it left the road, hit a bridge...

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