• Topinka latest politician to tour Murray; Quinn still absent

    by  • July 11, 2014

    CENTRALIA — Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka toured the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia Thursday, later meeting with Murray parents and local legislators at the Corner Café. Topinka said she was impressed with the center, and the obvious love and care that are given the residents. She noted several times how Murray...

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    IEMA urges Illinoisans to prepare for dangerous heat

    by  • July 11, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — On average, more people die from heat-related causes each year than any other weather hazard.  Yet many people still don’t take heat dangers seriously. That’s why the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and local emergency management agencies will be working to increase awareness of heat safety throughout July, traditionally one of the hottest...

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    Police chief shoots suspect during bank robbery

    by  • July 11, 2014

    PRINCETON, Ky. (AP) – Authorities say a police chief visiting a western Kentucky bank shot and killed an armed man who entered the bank wearing a stocking over his head. Kentucky State Police say Princeton Police Chief Don Weedman ordered the man to put down his gun, but instead the man fired at Weedman....

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    Mt. Vernon teen’s jogging death likely natural causes

    by  • July 11, 2014

    MT. VERNON — Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Jo Marks says a teen who collapsed while jogging likely died of natural causes. Sixteen-year-old Dakota Mitchem went out for a run Wednesday morning when he had trouble breathing and collapsed. Mitchem was taken to Crossroads Hospital where he was pronounced dead Toxicology is pending but the...

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    Clay City man killed in logging accident

    by  • July 11, 2014

    BENTON — A 41-year-old man is dead after being struck by a tree in a southern Illinois logging accident. Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler said Anthony L. Tolliver of Clay City died while working just east of Benton. Authorities are still investigating but say it appears Tolliver was using a chain saw to cut...

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