• Rural Iuka man pleads guilty to sex assault

    by  • September 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 40-year-old rural Iuka man scheduled for a jury trial in Marion County Court this week for criminal sexual assault has pleaded guilty to a lesser felony charge. Jason Vaughn pleaded guilty to aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He admitted to committing a sexual act with a person under the age of 18 in November...

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    Bridge collapses near Woodlawn; semi safely crosses

    by  • September 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A bridge has collapsed in Jefferson County. According to the Jefferson County dispatch, a bridge on Panzier Lane south of  Illinois Highway 15 collapsed near Woodlawn. The bridge collapsed Thursday afternoon as a semi was driving across. The truck made it to the other side. Semi driver James Garrison of Ashley was uninjured. Garrison...

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    New rehabilitation center opens at Marion VA

    by  • September 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Veterans Administration Medical Center in southern Illinois, which serves portions of three states, has a new rehabilitation center. The 16,000-square-foot center will open later this month at the VA Medical Center in Marion. Officials on Wednesday christened the site, which was paid for by a $3.9 million contribution from Illinois AmVets. The site...

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