• Hearing delayed in fatal fire in Percy

    by  • March 17, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A pre-trial hearing has been delayed for a man accused of setting a southern Illinois house fire that killed four children last year. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports Sunday that Monday’s hearing for Derrick Twardoski has been rescheduled for April 17. Twardoski has pleaded not guilty to four first-degree murder counts in the...

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    Feds seize computers after searching state rep’s home, office

    by  • March 14, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Federal police reportedly seized Rep. Keith Farnham’s Stratton Building office computers yesterday and reportedly seized computers from his home and his district office as well, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorneys office in Chicago said. Spokesman Randall Samborn said a search warrant was executed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations officials...

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    Clinton County assists in high risk pot bust

    by  • March 12, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Clinton County Sheriff’s deputies assisted Wood River police and the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System, or ILEAS, Tuesday in executing a high risk search at the location of a large cannabis growing operation. Officers removed more than 30 cannabis plants from a home in the 900 block of East Acton Avenue in Wood River,...

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