• Elderly Woodlawn man killed in farming accident

    by  • September 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    According to Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Joe Marks, a 70-year-old rural Woodlawn man died Monday the result of a farming accident. Marks says Alan Dempsey was killed early Monday night while mowing hay in a neighbor’s field off of Illinois Route 15 just west of Woodlawn. Reports indicate Dempsey had stopped his tractor on...

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    Missing woman’s body found in Rend Lake

    by  • September 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Authorities resumed searching an area of Rend Lake today, ultimately finding the body an 18-year-old woman reported to have gone under water in an area west of Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park. Emilie Jo Turrentine was reported missing around 11 o’clock Monday morning, after authorities received a call about a possible drowning. Her body was...

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    Federal judge orders State to produce documents in Murray Center case

    by  • September 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A federal court judge presiding over the case regarding the closure of the Murray Center in Centralia ordered the State of Illinois today to produce specific documents requested in the case within three business days, despite their motions of protest. According to Judge Marvin Aspen, requiring disclosure of previously withheld materials will not hinder...

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