• 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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    Rick Starr named new director of Murray Center

    by  • November 14, 2013

    An inter-agency memo sent out Thursday to Department of Human Services administration confirmed that at the close of business Nov. 22, current Rick Starr will be taking over the helm at the embattled Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia when the current director Jamie Veach leaves next week. The email is an update...

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    Woman killed in accident, two toddlers airlifted

    by  • November 14, 2013

    A 20-year-old Harrisburg woman has died after a Wednesday traffic accident in Williamson County, with her two toddler children ejected from the vehicle. LaTonya Hanson was pronounced dead at the scene around 6 p.m. Wednesday along Route 13 west of Dykersburg Road. Hanson was traveling eastbound on the highway when she came into contact...

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