• Salem businessman opening store in Sandoval

    by  • March 25, 2014

    A long-time Salem businessman is investing in Sandoval, and will open his new business by the end of the summer. Leon Chapman, owner of Chapman’s Design and Décor in Salem, will be opening a new and used furniture and bargain center  in the former Steel Fab building at U.sS 50/51. Sandoval’s lower sales tax,...

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    Pinckneyville man dies from truck/train accident

    by  • March 24, 2014

    According to the Perry County Sheriff’s Department, a 27-year-old Pinckneyville man died from injuries he suffered Monday afternoon during a train/truck accident at the intersection of Denny and Tanglefoot roads. Jeremy Nehrkorn was airlifted from the scene to a St. Louis hospital, for treatment of major injuries he suffered in the accident, but later...

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    Plaintiffs accuse AG of hiding evidence in Murray case

    by  • March 21, 2014

    Attorney’s in the Clinton County case regarding the state wards living at the Warren G. Murray Center in Centralia have filed a motion in court, compelling the Attorney General’s Office to search for and release all records regarding each of the  facility’s wards. State Representative Charlie Meier, an Okawville republican says the AG’s office...

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    I-57 accident claims life of Vandalia man

    by  • March 21, 2014

    An early Friday morning crash on Interstate 57 in Jefferson County has left a Vandalia man dead. A 2003 Jeep Liberty driven by 32-year-old Germi R. Lane of Vandalia was southbound and at a high rate of speed approached a 2000 Dodge Durango driven by 39-year-old Thomas T. McGuire of Benton in an attempt...

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    Man sentenced for first degree murder of Bonnie woman

    by  • March 21, 2014

    A Franklin County jury found 40-year-old Donald Lee guilty Thursday afternoon of first degree murder. They believe he shot his girlfriend, 23-year-old Brittany Andrews, of bonnie, in the parking lot of Vickee’s Card Shop last may. The jury deliberated for nine hours Wednesday and were deadlocked, before deliberating five more hours Thursday and handing...

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    Hazardous material removed from suicide scene

    by  • March 21, 2014

    One death is being reported in what was called a hazardous materials situation Friday morning at a home in Marion. According to Marion police, they were called around 10:35 p.m. Thursday for an apparent suicide. The department was notified there was a sign on the inside of a vehicle at the residence indicating a...

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