• Jefferson County woman convicted on federal meth charges

    by  • April 17, 2014

    A 52-year-old Jefferson County, Illinois woman was convicted Tuesday on federal methamphetamine charges, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen Wigginton said. According to court documents, Count 1 of the indictment charged that from June 2010 until September 19, 2012, Julia Ann Snow conspired with other individuals to manufacture more than 50...

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    Appellate court rules in favor of Murray center wards

    by  • April 16, 2014

    The 5th Appellate Court in Mt. Vernon handed down a loss today to the Illinois Department of Human Services, and reaffirmed in its entirety an earlier ruling in Clinton County court appointing attorney Stewart Freeman as guardian for all state wards of the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia. Justice Judy Cates gave...

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    Hepatitis C cure could devastate corrections budgets

    by  • April 9, 2014

    According to a Pew report, if used widely, a new generation of antiviral drugs has the potential to wipe out the deadly hepatitis C virus in the United States. But the high price of the drugs could destroy corrections budgets across the country, where roughly one-third the population is afflicted. Ronald Shansky, former medical...

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    Carlyle Lake Main Dam bridge to close for maintenance

    by  • April 9, 2014

    On Monday, April 14, 2014, the Carlyle Lake Main Dam bridge deck will be closed for maintenance work. The work is a continuation from prior structural repairs and painting performed in 2006. Repairs will include sandblasting and repainting the four tainter gates at the Carlyle Lake Main Dam. These repairs will ensure the integrity...

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    Carterville woman sentenced on child porn charges

    by  • April 9, 2014

    A 45-year-old Carterville woman will be spending five years behind bars on child pornography charges. Monique Leonard pleaded guilty Monday in Williamson County court on child porn charges. According to Jimmy Dean with the Williamson County State’s Attorney’ s office. Leonard’s sentences will run concurrently. Leonard was charged in February 2011 with three counts...

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