• Juvenile arrested for Murphysboro armed robbery

    by  • December 10, 2013

    Murphysboro police say they’ve arrested a minor for an armed robbery Monday night. Officers responded to the Circle K convenience store on N. 14th St. at 10:15 p.m. Monday in response to an armed robbery. An employee at the store told police that a black male had entered the store, displayed a handgun, and...

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    Flora police officer recovering after semi/car crash

    by  • December 10, 2013

    A Flora police officer is recovering in the hospital Tuesday, after his squad car was struck Monday night by a semi-truck on U.S. Highway 50. Accident reports indicate Sgt. Guy Durre was responding to a report of a car/deer accident on the northeast side of Flora, when just south of the intersection of U.S....

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    Ameren Illinois customers should see delivery rate cut

    by  • December 10, 2013

    Utility regulators say Ameren Illinois needs to lower its electricity delivery rate in 2014. According to a press release from the Illinois Commerce Commission, the utility company needs to cut its delivery rate by $45 million. The decision was announced Monday during an annual review and is set to take effect starting Jan. 1,...

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    Dozens of arrests, gang ties for IDOC official earning $110k

    by  • December 9, 2013

    According to federal court documents, 44-year-old Xadrian R. McCraven has a criminal history that includes “at least” 24 arrests on charges including arson, illegal gun possession, attempted robbery, drug possession and aggravated assault — he’s also an Illinois state prison official earning $110,000 a year. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, McCraven has been on...

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    Marion bank robbed over weekend

    by  • December 9, 2013

    Authorities in Williamson County are looking into a Saturday bank robbery in Marion. The holdup reportedly took place around noon on Saturday at the Banterra Bank location along Carbon Street. The suspect wore a full mask and demanded money. Police do not have a description of the person and are working to get surveillance...

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