• Fairfield teacher charged with videotapping girls

    by  • May 11, 2014

    Formal charges are expected to be filed Monday against a Fairfield Community High School math teacher and track coach for allegedly videotaping students in a girls’ locker room at the school. Timothy C. Going was arrested Friday after the allegations surfaced that he had been videotaping students in a girls’ locker room. The charge...

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    Man found dead in Vandalia apartment fire

    by  • May 11, 2014

    A man was found dead Saturday in the hallway of a Vandalia apartment complex that had been evacuated due to a fire. Police first received reports of the fire at 12:39 a.m. The victim was found collapsed in the hall area of the first floor of the Central High Apartment complex, and pronounced dead...

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    Ford recalls more than half-million vehicles

    by  • May 9, 2014

    Ford says it’s recalling more than 692,000 vehicles in North America for two safety problems. The first case covers 692,500 Escape SUVs and C-Max hybrids from the 2013 and 2014 model years. Ford says a software glitch can stop the side curtain air bags from inflating in some rollover crashes. The company says it...

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    Centralia mom gets probation in infant battery case

    by  • May 9, 2014

    After pleading guilty to a reduced charge of aggravated battery to a child under 13, a 20-year-old Centralia woman was sentenced to 30 months probation for failing to stop her infant son’s 21-year-old father from harming the child last summer. Margaret Overstreet was initially charged with the same Class X felony as the child’s...

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    Bail set for Sandoval man in child sex abuse case

    by  • May 9, 2014

    Bail has been set at $100,000 for a 43-year-old Sandoval man charged in Marion County with sexually assaulting a minor. Michael E. Hunt Sr., was charged Thursday morning in Marion County court with Class 1 felony criminal sexual assault. According to Marion County State’s Attorney Matt Wilzbach, hunt admitted to sheriff’s detective Anthony Decker...

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    Use of food stamps grows in Marion County

    by  • May 8, 2014

    By Emily Guerin and Tim Marema The use of food stamps in Marion County increased during the recession, assisting families in stretching their food dollars, contributing to local spending and helping spark a national debate about the future of the federal nutrition program. The proportion of Marion County residents receiving food stamps hit 22.0...

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