• Kehrer pleads not guilty in stabbing death

    by  • March 6, 2014

    A Jefferson County man is now set to go on trial in may on murder charges, after he pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three counts of first degree murder. According to Jefferson County State’s Attorney Doug Hoffman, 47-year-old Sammy Kehrer been charged is three counts of first degree murder under different sections of the...

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    Bail set at $250k for man charged in stabbing

    by  • March 6, 2014

    A 51-year-old Centralia man had to undergo surgery for internal bleeding, after an argument over a pair of shoes Tuesday night apparently led to his stabbing. According to police reports, 51-year-old Michael Mansker was stabbed in the stomach, and 27-year-old Robert Vorce, of  Iuka, has been charged with home invasion and aggravated battery in...

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    New twists in bizarre Marion County sex case

    by  • March 4, 2014

    A strange case in Marion County court continues to take bizarre turns since its 2012 filing. In December 2012, prosecutors filed a Class 1 felony charge of criminal sexual assault of a person between the ages of 13 and 17 against a then 35-year-old female employee of a child care agency in Assumption, Illinois,...

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    House measure would give interest-free student loans

    by  • March 4, 2014

    An Illinois state lawmaker says he’s sponsoring legislation that would give what could amount to interest-free loans to  college students. Democratic state Rep. Jay Hoffman of Swansea tells the Belleville News-Democrat that House Bill 5323 would direct the Illinois Student Assistance Commission to study a pay-it-forward type of loan program. Under it, students attending...

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