• Man struck and killed by West Frankfort train

    by  • November 15, 2013

    A West Frankfort man is dead after being struck by a train late last night in Franklin County. The incident took place around 9 p.m. in West Frankfort at the Elm Street crossing. That’s when a Union Pacific train reportedly struck and killed 50-year-old Carl Jackson. Jackson had gone around the gates and attempted...

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    Flesh eating drug reaches St. Louis

    by  • November 15, 2013

    Doctors say a flesh-eating homemade drug popular in Russia has reached St. Louis. The drug is known as krokodil. It reportedly produces a high similar to heroin but is more addictive. Doctors at St. Mary’s Health Center say they have treated a patient with severe leg sores caused by use of the drug, which...

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    Three Marion County cases result in prison sentences

    by  • November 15, 2013

    A 28-year-old Dix man pleaded guilty Thursday in Marion County to a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine and was sentenced to 9-years in prison. Marshall Garrison was arrested in August and charged with Class X manufacture of between 100-400 grams of meth. As part of the plea agreement, any additional charges pending, including traffic violations...

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    O’Fallon, Mo., man sentenced in Clinton County court

    by  • November 15, 2013

    A 20-year-old O’Fallon, Mo. man was sentenced yesterday in Clinton County court to 3-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to a felony charge of possessing a stolen vehicle. Eric J. Rogers was arrested in August and was scheduled for a December 9 jury trial. He negotiated a plea agreement yesterday...

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    Underwood honored as veteran of the month

    by  • November 15, 2013

    Kaskaskia College president Dr. Jim Underwood was named Illinois veteran of the month during an event Friday afternoon in the Lifelong Learning Center at the college’s Centralia campus. An official with the department was on hand to present the award, which is in recognition of Underwood’s military service and the many activities and programs...

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