• Teacher charged with pulling gun in drive-thru

    by  • October 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A southern Illinois high school Spanish teacher is accused of pulling a gun on a woman in a McDonald’s drive-thru lane. WSIL-TV reports 61-year-old Larry Luna of Harrisburg was arrested Tuesday on two counts of aggravated assault with a weapon. Harrisburg police say Luna was in his car in line outside a McDonald’s when...

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    Two charged with sex abuse

    by  • October 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Two Pinckneyville residents are facing charges in connection with an investigation into sexual abuse. Jamie A. Heine, 23, is charged with aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony. Steven l. Moore, 19, is charged with sexual exploitation of a child, a Class A misdemeanor. In court documents, authorities allege the crimes occurred between...

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    Mt. Vernon holds Fall Fest this weekend

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    The Mt. Vernon Fall Fest starts Friday and will last until 11 Sunday night. There will plenty of live entertainment throughout the weekend with the Beaucoup Bottom band on Friday, Escape with the Journey Tribute Band on Saturday and much more. There is a carnival and vendors market place, kid zone, and a plethora...

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    Body of missing man found in Jefferson County

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    The body of a Mount Vernon man who had been missing since Sunday night was found Wednesday. According to Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Joe Marks, a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy who was assisting the Illinois State Police, found the body of 43-year old Jason Johnson in the northeastern part of Jefferson County, not far...

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    Shimkus votes in favor of compromise bill

    by  • October 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Congressman John Shimkus voted for the compromise bill Wednesday night to allow the government to reopen and avoid default. The compromise first worked out in the Senate, later passed the House and was immediately signed by President Obama. The deal funds government operations through January 15th, 2014 and extends the debt ceiling to February...

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