• Ameren warns of virus-infected email scam

    by  • January 28, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A rash of scams uses the Ameren name to dupe consumers nationwide into paying bogus energy bills. Scammers are sending spoofed emails that appear to be requests from Ameren asking recipients to pay unpaid utility bills. Recipients also are being instructed to open a virus-infected attachment. Ameren has received calls from residents of several...

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    Extreme cold hurting natural gas, propane users

    by  • January 28, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Gov. Pat Quinn has declared a propane supply emergency in Illinois. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports Quinn made the declaration Monday. Wet fall weather and recent cold spells have combined to put a pinch on Illinois’ propane supplies, causing distribution problems across theĀ  state. The declaration means regulations will be eased...

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    Carbondale shooting sends man to hospital, police search for teen

    by  • January 28, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Police are looking for an 18-year-old man suspected of attempted first-degree murder in connection with a shooting Monday outside a Carbondale community high school building. Police obtained an arrest warrant charging Omari A. Tinsley with attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm in connection with the shooting that...

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    Councilman hired as Centralia police chief

    by  • January 28, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A Centralia City councilman has been named police chief, following the retirement of former police chief Larry Evans. Doug Krutsinger, a retired Illinois State Police detective was named to the post Monday night during the Centralia City Council meeting. As the police chief serves at the behest of the city council, Krutsinger had to...

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