• Mt. Vernon FPD accepting applications

    by  • September 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Jefferson Fire Protection District is accepting applications through 5 p.m. this Friday to be on the eligibility list. Applicants must be of good moral character and in good physical health. They must pass credit, background, written, oral and physical exams. Applications can be picked up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1600...

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    Carlyle man facing prison on sex abuse conviction

    by  • September 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    In Clinton County Court, a 37-year-old Carlyle man is facing a possible seven years in prison after pleading guilty to  aggravated criminal sexual abuse of an underage female family member. Jeremy R. Fernandez will be sentenced October 30th. The two incidents to which Fernandez pleaded guilty were three years apart, but involved the same...

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    Centralia man charged with battery caught on video

    by  • September 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 21-year-old Centralia man faces felony battery charges after an altercation in a downtown bar escalated into a fight Tuesday with his boss. James T. O’Neill Jr. was formally charged in Marion County Court Wednesday morning with aggravated battery resulting in great bodily harm, a Class 3 felony. Bail was set at $50,000; O’Neill...

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    Corn syrup causes fish kill in Spoon River

    by  • September 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Fulton County officials say corn syrup leaking from a tanker car that fell into the water upstream may have caused a fish kill on the Spoon River in western Illinois. Officials say hundreds of dead fish washed up on the river’s banks near Bernadotte. Illinois Department of Natural Resources fish biologist Bob Hilsabeck told...

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