• Centralia man struck and killed by semi on I-64

    by  • November 20, 2014

    JEFFERSON COUNTY — Illinois State Police are investigating a fatal accident that resulted in a 34-year-old pedestrian being struck and killed on Interstate 64 by a semi early Thursday morning. According to Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Jo Marks, Michael Dale Neff, of Centralia was killed as he was walking near mile marker 7 on...

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    Huey man killed in one-car accident in Jefferson County

    by  • November 20, 2014

    JEFFERSON COUNTY — A single vehicle accident on Highway 37 Wednesday night has claimed the life of a 22-year-old Huey man. Jefferson  Coroner Eddie Jo Marks reports that at 11:34 p.m. Wednesday, a Ford Focus traveling northbound on Route 37 near Eisenhower Road in Jefferson County left the roadway and overturned several times before...

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    Two area men charged with dozens of child porn crimes

    by  • November 20, 2014

    Two area men are jailed today, facing multiple felony charges each of child pornography. The arrests are the results of “Operation Glass House,” a statewide initiative of the Illinois Attorney General’s Lisa Madigan’s office against 34-year-old Ryan J. Koontz, of Vandalia and 26-year-old Christopher L. Cook, of Centralia, as being two of the most...

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    Horse feed recalled after three horses die

    by  • November 19, 2014

    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) – A Lakeland-based animal feed manufacturer is recalling four of its horse feed products following a possible link to the deaths of three horses in South Florida. The deaths are being investigated by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Spokeswoman Erin Gillespie told The Ledger of Lakeland  the feed...

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    Frerichs defeats Cross in close race for treasurer

    by  • November 19, 2014

    OSWEGO –Tom Cross, Republican candidate for Illinois State Treasurer, has conceded the race after final vote tallies Tuesday night brought his Democratic opponent Michael Frerichs a nearly 10,000 vote lead. The day after the November 4 midterm election, Cross led Frerichs by less than one percentage point and Frerichs refused to concede the race....

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