• Inmates attack four officers at Pinckneyville prison

    by  • March 9, 2014 • 0 Comments

    According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, four correctional officers at Pinckneyville Correctional Center were attacked Sunday morning by multiple inmates, with three of the officers being driven to an area hospital for treatment. IDOC spokesman Tom Shaer says the incident began at 10:10 a.m., when inmates were being walked back to their cells...

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    Gas prices rising sharply in Illinois

    by  • March 6, 2014 • 0 Comments

    The price of gasoline has been rising sharply in Illinois. The statewide average is now $3.70, up 34 cents over the last month, according to the triple-a daily fuel gauge report. Triple-A spokesman Beth Mosher says the increase is because the switch to the summer fuel formula is under way, and because the weather...

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    IDOT seeking additional funds after harsh winter

    by  • March 6, 2014 • 0 Comments

    The Illinois Department of Transportation is asking lawmakers for another $47 million to cover the costs of the especially harsh winter. Tony Small is the agency’s director of finance and administration. He told a House committee Wednesday that this winter has “impacted IDOT operations tremendously.” The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports the extra costs include...

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    Murphysboro alderman pleads not guilty to escape charge

    by  • March 6, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A southern Illinois alderman has pleaded not guilty to charges he tried to escape while jailed in connection with an alleged sexual abuse and kidnapping.  The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports 46-year-old Ronald Nolan of Murphysboro entered the plea Tuesday in Jackson County Circuit Court. Prosecutors allege Noland attacked guards in October during a failed...

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    Nigerian man indicted for fraud in ESL area

    by  • March 6, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A Nigerian man is facing federal fraud charges after authorities say he posed as an Afghanistan-based U.S. soldier in order to dupe women into wiring him thousands of dollars. An East St. Louis federal grand jury indicted Adagun Moshood Olalekan on four wire-fraud counts. Investigators say he set up fake online profiles from September...

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    Kehrer pleads not guilty in stabbing death

    by  • March 6, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A Jefferson County man is now set to go on trial in may on murder charges, after he pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three counts of first degree murder. According to Jefferson County State’s Attorney Doug Hoffman, 47-year-old Sammy Kehrer been charged is three counts of first degree murder under different sections of the...

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