• Woman pleads guilty in courthouse drug scandal

    by  • August 1, 2013 • 0 Comments

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A woman accused in a southwestern Illinois drug scandal that includes a judge facing heroin- possession charges has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to drug charges. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that 65-year-old Deborah Perkins pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in East St. Louis to charges she schemed to...

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    Hamilton County deputy coroner found shot to death

    by  • August 1, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Authorities are investigating the death of the chief deputy coroner of Hamilton county, who also serves as the assistant chief of the McLeansboro Fire Department. Robert Lee Bryson, 52, died shortly before noon Wednesday from an apparent gunshot wound. His body was discovered at the McLeansboro fire station. Hamilton County coroner Ron Ewald confirmed...

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