• Odin man gets 20 years for child molestation

    by  • February 11, 2014

    A 56-year-old Odin man was sentenced in Marion County court Tuesday to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a young girl over a number of years. Patrick Lyons pleaded guilty in December to two Class X felony counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. He was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years...

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    MCSO arrests four after meth activity found

    by  • February 11, 2014

    Marion County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested seven individuals this morning, after a parole check at a home near County Farm and England roads allegedly revealed meth manufacturing. One of those arrested is a 49-year-old Harlis Atteberry Jr., of the Kell residence, was allegedly found in possession of a firearm while in the process of...

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    Complaint to be filed, details of Rutherford sexual harassment

    by  • February 10, 2014

    A former high-ranking employee for Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford dropped bombshell allegations in federal court Monday – charging that Rutherford sexually harassed him and used his state office to further his political aspirations.  The employee, Ed Michalowski, charged that Rutherford has made unwanted sexual advances against him since 2011. In one instance, Michalowski...

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    Suspect caught after Monday bank robbery

    by  • February 4, 2014

    Police in Jackson County are looking into a Monday afternoon robbery at a Carbondale credit union. The holdup happened a little before 4:30 Monday at the SIUC Union along East Main Street. Around 8 Monday night, authorities had made an arrest in the case. Investigators say the suspect got away with cash but aren’t...

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    CUB details new Ameren utility rates

    by  • February 4, 2014

    Good news and bad news for Ameren customers in 2014, you received a $45 million electric rate cut, but you also were hit with a $32 million natural gas rate hike. So how does that affect your bills? According to the Citizens Utility Board (CUB), both changes—ordered by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC)—impact the...

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