• Bomb found on Edwardsville train tracks

    by  • January 21, 2014

    Flares found taped to a propane tank shut down rail traffic in Edwardsville Monday afternoon. Robin Chapman, a spokesperson for Norfolk Southern, says an assistant track supervisor found a 1.2 pound propane tank on the track near Highway 140 and Quercus Grove Road around 12 p.m. When the supervisor got a closer look, he...

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    County Fair Queen from Coffeen

    by  • January 21, 2014

    The new Miss Illinois County Fair Queen is from Montgomery County. Summer Robbins was crowned on Sunday night by Illinois Agriculture Director Bob Flider and outgoing Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Amelia Martens. Robbins was one of 72 county fair queens from across Illinois who competed for the title. She is from Coffeen and...

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    Man robs Murphysboro Huck’s at gunpoint

    by  • January 21, 2014

    Another armed robbery in Jackson County is under investigation. Police in Murphysboro say a hold up took place late Sunday night at the Huck’s convenience store in the 1900 block of Walnut Street. Reports describe the suspect as an African-American man between 5-feet 8-inches and 5-feet 10-inches tall and around 200 pounds. They say...

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    Nason man to be sentenced in violent robbery

    by  • January 21, 2014

    MT. VERNON — A 22-year-old Nason man is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for aggravated robbery after he filed an open plea of guilty in July to the charge. Jacob D. West entered an amended open plea in Jefferson County court to one Class 1 count of felony aggravated robbery. In exchange, charges of...

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    Two CORLHS students named State Scholars

    by  • January 21, 2014

    CENTRALIA – Two seniors from Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School in Centralia have been named as 2014-2015 Illinois State Scholars. Receiving the honor are seniors Celia Belli and Mariah Dunavan. The prestigious award, given annually by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), recognized 17,515 high school students from across the state as this...

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    Grain bin fatality reported in Red Bud

    by  • January 20, 2014

    A 44-year-old man died late Monday morning after falling into a grain bin in Red Bud. Emergency officials were called to Guebert Farms off Griggs Road, east of North Prairie Road. The victim has been identified as Jeffrey Guebert. Officials say the victim had been missing for approximately 30 minutes before it was discovered...

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