• Woman sentenced for kidnapping infant

    by  • November 11, 2013

    A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to a decade in prison after admitting she threatened a mother with a knife, tying her up before taking the victim’s newborn son. WSIL-TV reports that 44-year-old Karen Nichols of rural Anna was sentenced after pleading guilty to kidnapping and armed robbery counts in Union County. The...

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    Proposed law would require schools to have epinephrine injectors on hand

    by  • November 11, 2013

    Illinois’ two U.S. senators are congratulating themselves for passing a measure that encourages schools to supply the antidote for food allergies. The School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act gives money to states that require schools to maintain a supply of epinephrine injectors, in case students experience an anaphylactic reaction. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)...

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    Odin man arrested for shooting neighbor’s dog

    by  • November 11, 2013

    A 45-year-old Odin man was arrested Friday by Marion County Sheriff’s deputies, after he allegedly shot his neighbor’s dog. Anthony Shaw reportedly admitted to shooting the dog while it was in his back yard, saying he was tired of chasing dogs out of his yard. He turned over the gun and the casing of...

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    Woman injured in weekend Centralia house fire

    by  • November 11, 2013

    A Centralia woman suffered minor burns to her hands in a fire that caused minor damage to the kitchen of her home around noon Saturday. According to the Centralia City Fire Department, Jessica Velazquez of the 1100 block of North Maple Street was cooking and left the stove unattended. When she returned, the food...

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    Man airlifted after Mt. Vernon shooting

    by  • November 10, 2013

    A Mt. Vernon man is in the hospital after he was shot Sunday afternoon. According to Mt. Vernon police, the shooting happened around 2 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of 9th and Cleveland. Reports say 35-year-old Daniel Cortez-Reyes, of Mt. Vernon,  was shot four times and had to be airlifted to a St. Louis...

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