• Mt. Vernon could soon see higher property taxes

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    People in Mt. Vernon may soon see higher property taxes. The Mt. Vernon Township High School Board has proposed raising its taxes by nearly 8 percent. Members say the money will not go toward construction of the new high school. Instead, it will be used for general operating expenses, including teacher salaries and transportation....

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    Man struck and killed by West Frankfort train

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    A West Frankfort man is dead after being struck by a train late last night in Franklin County. The incident took place around 9 p.m. in West Frankfort at the Elm Street crossing. That’s when a Union Pacific train reportedly struck and killed 50-year-old Carl Jackson. Jackson had gone around the gates and attempted...

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    Flesh eating drug reaches St. Louis

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    Doctors say a flesh-eating homemade drug popular in Russia has reached St. Louis. The drug is known as krokodil. It reportedly produces a high similar to heroin but is more addictive. Doctors at St. Mary’s Health Center say they have treated a patient with severe leg sores caused by use of the drug, which...

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    Three Marion County cases result in prison sentences

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    A 28-year-old Dix man pleaded guilty Thursday in Marion County to a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine and was sentenced to 9-years in prison. Marshall Garrison was arrested in August and charged with Class X manufacture of between 100-400 grams of meth. As part of the plea agreement, any additional charges pending, including traffic violations...

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