• Suspect of Marion County manhunt apprehended

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    The Marion County Sheriff’s Department has apprehended a 35-year-old man who was the subject of a manhunt Tuesday, after a vehicle reported stolen in Montana was found crashed in rural Odin. Herbert Richardson was ultimately found hiding in a tree and was taken to the Marion County Jail, where he is charged with possession...

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    Carlyle teen sentenced for stabbing father

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    A 19-year-old Carlyle teenager was sentenced in Clinton County Court Tuesday afternoon to 18 months probation and 118 days in jail, with credit for time served, after he pleaded guilty last month to stabbing his father during a June argument. Kole P. Koehler pleaded guilty to Class 2 felony aggravated domestic battery and misdemeanor...

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    Amtrak has record year in nation, Ill.

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    Officials say nearly 5.2 million people boarded and disembarked from Amtrak trains in Illinois in the year ending Sept. 30, contributing to record ridership nationally. The nation’s passenger railroad network announced Monday it carried 31.6 million riders during the 2013 federal budget year. That marked the highest annual ridership in the railroad’s history. In...

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    Guards injured in fight at Big Muddy

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    According to WSIL-TV, two correctional officers were injured during a fight between inmates at Big Muddy River Correctional Center in Ina. Tom Shaer, spokesperson for the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC), says a fight between three inmates broke out Sunday morning as they were on their way to the dietary building. Two officers were...

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